We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

There's a First Time for Everything!

Sawyer had his first stroller ride yesterday. As you can see, he enjoyed it immensely. Actually, he slept through most of it, but he was awake for some of the ride home. We took advantage of the cooler temperatures we've been having this week and walked to a restaurant near our flat for dinner. It was very refreshing to be outside and not sweating profusely! I'm not sure why Lee Anna chose to strike this pose for the picture, but she did (after she told Sawyer to smile!). Lee Anna was the official stroller pusher, with Daddy as her assistant. That is, until she got tired of pushing. Then she became the official rider on Daddy's shoulders, and Mommy took over as the stroller pusher.
And here's Sawyer performing his newest trick: Smiling! He's been doing it for a few weeks now, but this morning we caught it on film for the first time. He loves to smile at the animals on his crib mobile, himself in the mirror, and--of course--at us! He hasn't figured out what to do with his tongue when he smiles, so he usually just sticks it straight out!


  1. What cute pictures! Hugs and kisses to you all!

  2. What precious pictures.....from a proud GG

  3. Hi,Sawyer. You do look very strong. If your eyes are blue, why don't they show up in the pics? Mimi loves you very much!

  4. I don't know . . . maybe Mom's not doing something right with her camera. They really are blue, I promise. --Sawyer