Sunday, October 23, 2011

California photos

We went to California for three weeks. At the Alta Bates NICU reunion picnic:

Loki has learned to pose, here in Golden Gate Park:

At the Tilden park kids' farm:

With Mom, Laureen, and her twins at the farm:

Playing with the twins:

With NICU buddy Foxen at our picnic:

With Anna:

Again with Anna:

Playing with Foxen in Children's Fairyland, Oakland:

With Nana and Papaw, who came out from Indiana to visit us, at the cable car:

In the tram with Mom and Nana:

On the carousel on Fisherman's Wharf:

Looking at the sea lions of Fisherman's Wharf:

Meeting with Mascha and Anna at Sausalito's tiny beach:

Doing what he loves:

At Sausalito Beach:


With Mom at Natural Bridges Beach near Santa Cruz, on the way to Monterrey:

Mascha loaned us a backpack, and Loki held the umbrella during a light rain:

Loki now likes to play hide-and-seek, here at the Carmel Mission:

With Dad in the soft white sand of Carmel Beach:

With Mom in the Monterrey Aquarium:

In the aquarium:

Mom reading, along with Stephanie's kids:

Keeping out of the warm sun:

It was all about swimming pools. Jane has one in her apartment building:

With Finn:

With Magnolia, Luna's older daughter:

With Luna and her daughters. It can be tough to get them all in position:


Cooking pumpkin pie with Margaret:

On Ocean Beach, San Francisco, with the Dutch windmill in the background:

After rolling in the sand:

With Dad:

On Margaret's stoop:

He takes pictures now. This is typical:

Cleaning with Margaret on our last day:


Jolanda said...

Hi my friends, great to see the pictures. And even better: great to have seen you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun--though I am sure the work followed right along with you (no vacation from parenting, esp a little one with special needs). And Jesse, not that there was any doubt, but your son looks incredibly like you--but with his Mama's bright smile!

Piapie said...

Lijn, I love your bangs. The three of you look fabulous--happy, healthy, and enjoying life. Well done.
Hugs to you.

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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