Sunday, March 1, 2009

Visiting Nong Lanna

I know this is long overdue since our trip to Arlington, Virginia to visit my brother Chris, sister-in-law Yoko and ADORABLE niece Lanna was in early February, but here are some equally adorable photos from our visit. In Thai, "Nong" means younger brother or sister. Since Lanna is four months younger than Amelia we call her Nong Lanna. We had a FABULOUS time, as you can tell from the photos. It was freezing for a couple of days, but then the weather warmed up.

Amelia didn't seem to mind the cold and loved watching the ice-skaters at a rink near Chris and Yoko's place. She also liked showing Lanna how she can walk and play and greet people with the Thai greeting "Sawadee Kha" and send kisses.

Lanna is such a sweet baby girl and loves to dance (which she did a lot while my Dad was holding her) smile and laugh. She's a jolly baby and has this great belly laugh. We got to spend an entire day with her one day when Chris and Yoko went to work and it was so much fun! Of course, Nong Lanna and Amelia never slept at the same time.

We also got to visit with Everett, the son of my cousin Ben and his wife Mandy, who is Amelia and Lanna's second cousin. Everett is exactly Amelia's age. He was born on the same day as Amelia and they look so much alike that we call them "twin cousins."

Of course my parents were beyond happy to have both their two beautiful, happy grand-daughters together, if only for a few days.

Thank you Chris, Yoko and Nong Lanna for hosting us!


La Familia Crespo said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, I'm glad to see that she kept her winter hat on, even if it was for only a little bit. :)

Mandy said...

What a fun time visiting with you all. It is always great to get the cousins together :) And Amelia always has great skills to share with Everett!