18 June 2012

two peas in a pod [father's day 2012]

father's day 2012

[t-shirt designed by the talented, zany, & all around fabulous friend, zack rock! ]

16 June 2012

[16 months]

16 months

cedar is running full speed ahead into toddlerhood & so far, we've really been enjoying this phase with him! he's able to walk solidly now, so we have much fewer spills & tears. he can communicate pretty well what he wants, which makes life easier for all of us. he's split pretty evenly between english & khmer vocabulary (although its very possible that he knows some khmer words that we don't recognize as words!)

 the last few months cedar has been happiest when playing with balls, looking at books, cuddling with his blanket & teddy bear, following ming kohm "yay, yay" (grandma) around the house & most of all, when playing in any sort of running water. he's started the beginnings of temper tantrums (which are nearly 100% correlated to times he has had to stop playing with running water) & seems to have learned very well how to dramatically throw himself on the ground when he doesn't want to do something/stop doing something.

most of the time, he's still our mellow & sweet little guy & (although we didn't think it was possible) even cuter, now that he has his own pair of suspenders!

8 June 2012

koh thmei [island escape]

koh thmai

one good (is that possible?) thing about the hot season here is that is comes with lots of holidays.  after our april travels to sihanoukville & mondulkiri, we still got to celebrate the king's birthday in may with a 4-day long weekend.  so, we hopped on a bus & then some moto taxis & finally a boat with our friend lisa to check out koh thmei, an island off the coast of cambodia.   it was remote, relaxing & refreshing & went by in a flash!  before we knew it we were sailing the fishing boat through a thunder storm on our way back to meet our bus to phnom penh.  we got a bit nervous when the driver started bailing out buckets full of the rain water collecting in the boat, but all's well that end's well!

5 June 2012

snapshots [may 2012]

snapshots [may 2012]