Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More Family Reunion Fun

The alpine slides were so fun. You take a ride on a life up the mountain and then grab a cart and slide down on a concrete track. The red handle in the middle is your brake. I wasn't sure what Stella would think about the ride but she loved it.

My brother Brad with his family on the life behind us.

After you got off the lift you had to drag your cart to the top of the slide, Stella got a little ride.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Family Reunion

We are having so much fun at the Family Reunion this year. Today we tubed, surfed and swam at the lake.


My brother grant w/ the surfboard

My sister in law Becky got up on her knees on the surfboard which is as far as any of us could go.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

We made it

4am going through customs. I had to push the stroller forward w/ one hand and drag behind me the cart w/ all the luggage w/ the other. I've decided I probably won't travel internationally alone w/Stella until she is older.

 Impromptu photo shoot in one of the 4 airports we encountered in our travels.

All worth it for this... #familytime #headoresher 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Michelle & Nico!!!

Since they delayed my flight an entire day we decided to go out for breakfast to a place Jorge has been wanting to take me since I came to Ecuador. It was so good and I'm glad we finally got to go.

Stella is seriously getting so independent. She always says "by yourself" when she doesn't want any help. This is a photo of her taking her medicine all by herself. I'm so proud of her! 

Look a this little guy! He is the cutest, sweetest, most mild mannered baby. He turned one today, Happy Birthday Nicolas!! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Family Time

We spent the day today on Isla Santay. They just built a walking bridge to this little island in the middle of the river Guayas. The island is covered in mangroves and lush vegetation. We saw the most beautiful blue butterflies! They were quick so I could never get a picture. I LOVE spending time w/ my two favorite people.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Family Goodbyes

Jorge's aunt Jenny invited us over for dinner to say goodby to Stella and I. All the family was there and it was so nice to spend one last evening with everyone before we go. We are really going to miss everyone. :'(

This little puppy was left abandoned by his mother along w/ one sibling. Jenny's dog took it in as it's own and is actually nursing it. Who knew that was even possible.

Renata, Stella's cousin, giving Stella a huge hug.