Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Apettisers: Spencer trying to dig a hole in the cheese
Celia- their were pictures of her with Mother Teresa on their mantel, and a picture of her husband with a private audience with the Pope.
Devin plying guitar with Larry before the family came
In the VP's amazing office where they would have polital meetings
Family Shot with Larry and his daughter Faith. Below is a video of the Opera singing brother and his brothers entertaining us.
Marianne is 19 Weeks old so we started her on solids. I fed her a bit of banana last week and this week she tried Mango- which is probably the first food of every Philippino. She seems to really like it and tries to attack it, but of course since she is learning it just keeps falling out.
I always am making fun of the advertisements here in the Philippines because them seem sooo exaggerated, so here I am making my own Jelly AD for Philippines and for America :)- can you guess which is which.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Does anyone else's hair fall out after giving birth? It is disgusting- my hair is everywhere and i am going bald, devin tries to make me feel better buy saying it is naturally thinning, which is good in this country so its not so hot. Well there is nothing natural about this much hair falling out- leave a comment if you can sympathize. Oh and I was thinking about getting a perm to hide my post labor balding- what do you think?
SM Mall of Asia- this is the BIGGEST MALL i have ever seen in my life, it has a boardwalk out the back right on a huge lake that looks like an ocean, and has fountains. There is an ice rink inside with every american and asian mall you can think of, incredible
Oh and a fireworks show at 7pm every saturday night? hmm cool
So check this out, call ed the WOW ball, a inflatiable pool with like two feet of water and these huge beach balls that can hold a person so you can climb in and roll around like a hamster for four minutes, pretty cool,
Devin and I took turns serving in the Manila temple yesterday, I had not gone in months since marianne was born, so it was nice to go. and very beautiful
Devin is quite the artist I think when taking pictures he loves capturing beautiful flowers some day we will own a nice camera- and at least own soon that has a zoom that works our has not worked since it met the ocean last august.
Our friend Flor, who has hung out with us a few times this week! She even let us visit her house which was a nice apartment- people here kind of crack me about bubbles and personal space, they don't have a lot- just an example one of the reasons she brought us their was to cut my children's toe nails :) (for the record- yes they were long, I lost our nail trimmer and had actually went shopping for one that morning) but flor did a get job so there you go.
Ants, Ants, Ants- Yuck! The other morning We woke up to find ants crawling in my kitchen. How dare they think they can come into MY KITCHEN! we took everything out of the cupboards and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned- every pice of food we own must go in the fridge. Luckily our apartment does pest control and came up later that same day to help, now a few day later we have not seen a single bug- and for the record, no cockroach has dared show its head- I have seen a few outside along with a couple of -dare I say it" RATS on the street (I was in the jeepney at the time and happened to look out the window) and saw like three rats climbing out of somebody's house into the ditch- Ahhhhhhh- at least I know they won't get me here on the 15th floor!
We went to Cora and June's home for dinner which their entire house fits into the very smallest room of our house and probably your house, but they are a very happy family and manage to fit this drum set into the corner along with a guitar, TV, and a small Keyboard. They are a very musical family. they have 6 children ages 9-18 and all sleep in one bedroom with the parents. They are some of our dearest friends here and we are so glad to know them, some of the nicest most generous people I have ever met.
Halo-Halo a luxurious dessert of ice coconut, purple beans, refried beans and ice cream and maybe some other dessert- I must say I almost liked it. It wasn't as bad as my face makes it out to be, it was ok. We had it for the experience as my sister Darlene would say "self inflicted"
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well Marianne had her 4 month check up today in the Philippines. I went in to just ask about an appointment and before I knew I was in a chair talking to a doctor and they were weighing her. it went about the same as any other appointment Here are the stats:
Recent Quotes from Spencer
Sunday, June 20, 2010
She is a roller and has cute smile
Back to the Future I,II, III for less than $4.00 total, that is one really cool thing here
Playing with daddy
Saturday night we had one of Devin's Sister Missionaries that he served with over for dinner she brought her friend and her auntie. they were darling and it was so fun to catch up with them Rea was her name
Saturday, June 19, 2010
the sun rises here about 5:20 am and sets around 6:30 pm. It makes us appreciate daylight savings a lot more.
I just love this scrunched up face of marianne sleeping.
The Cebu Temple
Yea for Mcdonald's play places and air conditioning in side