Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well Child Check #3

33 lbs - 70%
37 inches - 50%
one flu shot = no tears

Holly cow what a difference from ALMOST 2 years ago Then she barley reached 3% in height or weight and she screamed bloody murder if the doctor walked in the room.

How has my baby grown this fast, where has the time gone?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ellis Island

Zach has been learning about immigrating into the U.S. back in the 1900's. Tomorrow they are doing a simulation. Cool Hu!!

His character is a Grandpa.

He gave me a sneak peek . . .

Handsome yet tough old fellow

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Another one

the tooth, not the kid

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's Here

Date night tonight. Just me and my man. First babysitter for Naomi (other than family and friends) Just a couple hours but boy do we need it.

No alarm clocks and very little on the schedule.

The Weekend is here and I am HAPPY!!

Enjoy yours!!!


my boys relaxing sipping a nice cold beverage with their crazy lazy straws. quite clever I must say

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What a day!


Naomi and I were at the beach with some buddies of ours. A special little man in our lives.

Anyway we were wrapping things up when I got this call "Hi Is this Nathaniel's mom? this is *&*& from *&*& elementary school Nathaniel just ate someones lunch. A PB&J, I administered his Epi pen and the EMT is here now, if we need to transport to the hospital we will let you know" The rest was a blur, I do NOT remain calm in these situations.

I Freak out.

Got Naomi's car seat in my friends car (thank God for friends)

Almost locked my keys in the car.

I was off and driving (probably should not have been driving in such a freaked out state)

Took me F O R E V E R to get to the school

Drove up to the school to see a Firetruck and ambulance I knew it was for my kid.

I almost had a heart attack

Tell you, not a sight a momma wants to see.


All is well now. We are home. Nathaniel is going about his day and I well . . . still recovering.

This momma thing is hard work.

We are going to decorate Lunch bags tonight . . . making his very unique.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Same Outfit

These pictures was taken back in February 2009

Not so steady on her feet

She sure could squat, I think it is a Chinese thing

Just look how little she is and so stinkin CUTE

Fast forward to September 2010

Silly with a splash of Attitude

Pretty in Blue

Back in 2009 my friend and I did a Gymboree shopping spree and we both got our girls the same outfit. We just happen to get all her hand me downs. SWEET!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Party

Great friends and family. So much fun!!!

I am exhausted . . . Goodnight

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's almost midnight and

this is what the kids birthday cake looks like. Crap!!!!

I put the filling in and came back a few minutes later to see this . . .
the dang thing exploded.

Party isn't until 4 on Sunday but I don't roll this way. I think they might get a store bought cake this year.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wo Ai Ni - Finally

Music to my ears

After her bedtime story and good night kisses she said it all on her own "Wo Ai Ni Momma". I have waited almost 2 years to hear some form of I love you from my girl. . . I felt it deep down in my heart you know when you get tummy flutters.

I Love you Naomi ChuYu and I can't wait to hear what else you have to say. Your words will come someday, I just know it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The line up

Getting on

And they are off
They did it, no tears just happy faces and one proud mama.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The 5th Day of School

My baby boy lost his very first tooth.

Look at that gap . It is soon to be much bigger . . . the one next to it is loose.

Mr. 5th grader missed his 5th day of school. PUKE! Poor kid. Don't feel to sorry for him I took this picture around 5PM, he was feeling much better. . . Notice the pretty flower in his hair and the little dance move or whatever you wanna call it.

Tomorrow is bus day. My kids have never ridden a school bus . Wish us luck. My little man is a bit worried.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day of School 2010

It is official I have a 1st grader and 5th grader . . . YIKES!!!

This kid played it cool not to worried, new school and all

He does happen to sit next to one of his long time friends

This little man was a bit hesitant just a bit though

He did great

Me on the other hand, I miss their old school and all the familiar faces and oohing and ahing over how much each kid has grown over the summer. In time this school will become familiar and comfortable, hopefully sooner than later.

Ever see such dotting brothers? Naomi had to sneak into a back to school picture.

P.S. yes I did shed a few tears on this first day of school just like every other year. Sometimes I feel like a crazy lady.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


We woke up the sleeping princess, she was grumpy but that did not last long with all the birthday lovin and presents. She had her favorite cheesy eggs for breakfast

Then we canceled our trip to the beech, it was rainy and a bit cold.

My plan was a little beech photo shoot instead we did a little front yard shoot minus the pretty dress and sand.

Still cute


a bit serious or maybe mischievous

but only for a second

sweet face

She really only holds still for a moment

Oh and the 3 year old attitude

How I love this girl

Potty dance

Then we headed on a nice long walk exploring our new neighborhood, got a doughnut at the local shop.

The boys finished putting together her new doll house while she took a nap.

Dinner at PF Changs.

Then home for a little apple pie. Yes I did buy this at costco and yes it did slide off the boxes in the back of my car and yes a watermelon fell right on top of it. The thing is my girl does not like treats so . . . I guess I was just lazy today and did not get around to making a cake. I promise for he party I will. Honestly

A little more playtime with her new doll house before bed. Is she 3 or what???

Happy Birthday Naomi ChuYu. I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Tonight my girl and I painted our toes together for the very first time. A first for Naomi, I think, I am pretty sure. Then we brushed our teeth, got Jammie's on and read our story. Tonight I chose The Birthday Monsters because tomorrow is her big day. She will be three and she can even say it.

As I kissed her goodnight and said I love you I remembered that someone else gave birth to her. Her China mom, I pray and wish that she knows how much her daughter is loved, that I kiss those little toes and hold her when she is sad. That her daughter laughs when she gets tickled or makes a funny noise. That she has plenty of food and a warm bed. She has one big brother that will do just about anything to make her happy and another that likes to call her peanut, he loves her too but also like to push her little buttons. A Daddy who adores her and loves to teach her to give big strong hugs. A YeYe who calls her sweetie and grandparents and aunts, uncles and tons of friends who love her.

I am off to wrap her gifts and get ready for her special day. No party tomorrow that will be in a couple weeks but a day to celebrate our daughter turning 3.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Nice long weekend

We went to Silverwood Theme Park, the drive was long but we had a great time . . .

tBunch a sweet kids