08th October 2013 – Pull Up To Standing

Gio now rolls over from his tummy to his back and vice versa with ease.

IMG_6129I wanted to go for a run, but my wife asked me if I could sit with Gio for a while. I agreed.

I was lying on my back on the living room carpet with Gio nearby.
He placed his hands on my body and proceeded to raise himself to a standing position.
That was worth missing the run for. 🙂

(Can you tell what the buzzing sound in the video is?)

Went for dinner with my sister and a friend of hers. Gio was quite calm and co-operative.
At some point, he was seated on a high chair with the table to his left. He picked a table napkin from the table with his left hand, transferred it to his right hand and threw it on the floor.
My sister was very amused. I was too. (It looked funnier than it sounds when described).

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Sunday, 6th October 2013 – Back To Nairobi

Morning reached faster than anticipated. We were meant to be in town by 9:30 a.m. We said our goodbyes and off we went.

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The journey back was a replica of the first day. Telo was easy. Need I repeat? – eat, play, sleep…
We reached Nairobi before 6:00 p.m.
We were glad to be back because of Telo’s heat rash, which would probably have turned worse.

5th October 2013 – Mombasa Day 4 – Gifts

Gio has a rash on his face. It seems full-blown today. Fortunately, we will be traveling back to Nairobi tomorrow.

Today we visit my cousin Ruth, husband Nick and pretty daughter Salama.
I asked the nanny whether she would go with us to visit or my sister can take her to the beach since we were leaving the next day back to Nairobi, wonder why I asked 🙂
We were received warmly, with lots of goodies, and as with the coastal tradition, Telo had to touch the said goodies to say he has received them.

jogoo IMG_6021Uncle Nick was kind enough to show Telo the ropes of how to ride a bike trike(?).

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Telo, in turn, was kind enough to leave one of his musical toys to cousin Salama who had been listening non stop to it since we arrived.

IMG_6055Last but not least, I was given a whole bowl full of chicken to eat on behalf of Telo. I counted at least 6 big pieces that went into my mouth before I lost count 🙂 Motherhood can be very sweet 🙂

04th October 2013 – Mombasa Day 3 – Beach!

We went to visit my dad, Telo’s grandpa, in Msambweni.We’ve always wondered about Telo’s shape of the head but it seems the mystery has been cracked; Telo’s head is a replica of my dad’s.

IMG_5861A walk to the beach is a must since the beach is 5 minutes walk from my dad’s house.

IMG_5945 IMG_5949 IMG_5969Came back home to Likoni and went for dinner at my sister’s place, of course Telo was the central attraction of the visit and he loved the attention.

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3rd October 2013 – Mombasa Day 2

IMG_5781Heat, heat and more heat, that was the story of our life.
I had to change Telo twice in the night and twice this morning.

IMG_5794And there were strange faces (to Telo). For the first time, Telo became very clingy, didn’t want to be carried by strangers and started closing his eyes while crying.

WP_20131003_002We went visiting just around the hood, grandmas
and my childhood friends.

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