Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Islwyn the Negotiator

Last week Islwyn and I got ice cream treats TWO days in a row.  One day he even got to pick stuff to put in his ice cream and he got m and m's in his ice cream for his cone.  It was so exciting for him that he keeps asking for ice cream cone with num nums--at least 3 -4 times a day.  Well, today I guess he lost patience with not getting his cone with num nums and so he locked himself into our bedroom and would not unlock the door (he knows how to unlock it).  Then he asked for ice cream cone with num nums.  Over and over again.  Needless to say, he did NOT get his cone with num nums -- he DID get to stand in the corner for a minute though.  Sigh.  He is too smart for his own good.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More Guatemala!

I try to update everyone on funny things Islwyn has been doing lately--and I haven't been very good at it for a while here.  So I just wanted to share what happened with Islwyn today.  I didn't bring my camera--so don't have any pictures, but it was pretty funny.  We took Jonathan to a little petting zoo (just a local farm where we apple and pumpkin pick).  They have goats, a llama, and a horse I think.  Islwyn was super into the goats.  He kept trying to feed them and pet them and barely even ate the ice cream cone we got him because he was so interested in the goats and feeding them.  But one baby goat got a little over excited and got a hold of Islwyn's hair and started trying to eat it!!! Poor Islwyn.  Jonathan had to pull his hair out of the goat's mouth.  It shook him up a bit, but I explained that the baby goat was trying to give him kisses but didn't know he couldn't lick a little boy like he would another goat.  So the whole rest of the day--every little while Islwyn says, "Kisses, head, goat."  It is so cute!  I wish I had had my camera so I could have gotten some shots of him feeding the goats.  I was just kind of worn out from all the picture taking in Guate.  Anyway, below are some more pics from our trip.

Jonathan and Islwyn having lunch in the airport diner in Bangor.
Islwyn eating a donut and looking out the window at our plane to take us from Atlanta to Guatemala City.  

Playing with Minka when we first got to the LC.
Minka cutting Islwyn's hair!
Showing off his new haircut with mama.
Enjoying hanging out with grandpa during lunch.

Mama and Papa at lunch.
More Mama and Papa at lunch.
Our drinks at lunch.
Jonathan posing with his first Gallo beer (Guatemalan).
Mama and Islwyn at lunch.
Dad and Peter hanging out in the morning at the LC.
Mom and Dad at Dona Luisa having breakfast.
There are WAY more pictures to come!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We had so much fun in Guatemala. Islwyn loved playing with his cousins, aunts and uncles, and Grandpa and Minka (after he got over being shy), Jonathan really enjoyed seeing where I grew up and all the neat sights, and I loved just being home again. I have TONS of pictures to share, so keep checking in as I will update this blog with new pics every couple of days. Also, pictures of the wedding are now being uploaded to
if you want to check them out.

We all got to go to the ruins of a convent built in the 16th century. It was later destroyed by an earthquake--but many of the parts of the building are still standing and are really neat to see.

Christian posing for the camera.
Leslie and Aaron by the central fountain of the cloisters.

The family standing in front of the nuns' rooms.

Islwyn posing as a Mr. Grumpypants in the gardens.
The family in the gardens.
Glamour shot of Wyatt.
Glamour shot of Emmanuel.
Glamour shot of Islwyn.
The boys looking at the fountain.
Mical posing by the pilas (where the clothes are hand washed).
Looking into the cathedral.
Becky and Tony and family coming out of the "round" room that has perfect acoustics.