Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Holden says SO many things that it is hard to remember them but each makes us smile and many shock us. Here are just a few of the most recent.

When Nate came home to take him to school one morning he was a having a hard day. Everything was going wrong and the final straw was Lani (yaya) wiping his face the "wrong way." "Dad, I just have bad energy around me today."

After soccer practice the other day.
"I fell down a lot but that's ok, it's just part of the game"
"That boy, the one with the fat cheeks, he pushed me on the field"

As I was packing his lunch for school (one day a week he goes all day and they have lunch and nap time) he said; "I can't believe I have to live at school today." Followed by, when he got home; "Mom, you know how I lived at school today? Can I do that again?"

On the way home from school the other day. Nate and I were both with him. "Mario (our driver), mom and me...we're in love."

To his teacher the other day at school. "My mom and dad were fighting." Teacher trying to reassure him that maybe mom and dad were just having a discussion. "Nope, they were fighting, and then, my dad hit my mom!" Um, yeah. We had to have a talk about making up stories and Nate had to pick his jaw up off the ground.

Ah life with a very talkative 3 year old. Couldn't be any better.

Here is Holden on his way to school in his uniform and cowboy boots. Hey, at least they kind of match!

On the way to soccer. It was a long hard day, but he wasn't about to let go of his soccer ball.

How time flies

It has been a while since we have posted anything....SORRY. For those of you who have been waiting for an update. Here it is! We had a whirlwind trip in the States between families and friends and shopping it was a busy couple of weeks. We got back home and have spent the past month readjusting to our busy life here.
  • Holden started soccer or futbol depending on where you live.

  • I started tennis lessons 3 days a week with a couple of girlfriends.
  • We went the the most fabulous golf course in Tagaytay.

  • We built a fort out of boxes in Holden's room.

  • We lost two really good friends for two very different yet strange reasons.

  • We hosted a party of 12 of Nate's clients for dinner out our house. And thanks to a close friend and a fabulous staff, it turned out beautifully.

  • I have decided that sushi isn't all that bad.

  • It has been a constant state of torrential downpour here every week. As in....who KNEW you could actually have your house flood 35 stories up! School has been canceled on average 2 times a week and I am really bummed I didn't buy some fashionable wellies while I was in the States or as Holden calls his...rain cowboy boots.