Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sorry about the lack of posts, I've been busy and lazy (and re-reading the Twilight books hehe). Christmas was fun and relaxing (except that both babies were sick, Grandma got food poisioning and I wasn't feeling 100% either). Tira had fun playing with her new toys. At first she didn't really care about her presents just the one that wasn't wrapped. After a few times of unwraping the gifts and figuring out that there was something fun in there she started to get more into it. Tira got a shopping cart with food, a stroller for her baby, a tea trolley from Grandma Joyce, pjs from Aunty Annie and Tai Tai, a christmas ornament from Grandma Sugar, and some other stuff I can't really think of right now. Lanna didn't get as much because she's still so small. We did the traditional Christmas wontons for breakfast. We had a late lunch/early Christmas dinner which was delicious - a pork roast with gravy and veggies, roasted potatoes, rolls, salad, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, and roasted bell peppers. Daddy called and Tira said "hi" then just smiled into the phone and Lanna complained to him about how we dumped her in her bouncy chair and wouldn't pick her up. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:
Santa's little helper:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Yesterday I tore myself away from the books and Grandma and I took naughty face and fat fat (their most common nicknames right now) to the BAMBI Christmas Party. It was at the Rembrant Hotel. We got there early, right around 9:30, so there weren't too many people yet. It was set up very nicely with a buffet at one end, tables in the middle, a stage at the other end and games when you first entered. I was a little surprised at the how they had the tables set up, as if it were a formal dinner with nice plates, glass water goblets, and 10 different utensils for each place setting - all this for toddlers? It was a lot of work keep naughty face from destroying everything.
The games were fun but a little advance for Tira. I helped her and as long as everyone clap and cheered she was happy. Like most of the other toddlers she had the most fun running around on the stage, jumping up and down, and playing with her balloon toys. Speaking of which I must apologize to the guy at the IPC Party who gave naughty face a balloon sword instead of a girly heart or flower. When we first entered the party we were given balloons and of course Tira was looking all girly in the adorable polka dot dress that her Nani sent her
By the way I finished the books ;-)
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
The guest list kept growing and then dropping so it took a while to figure out the table layout but we finally got it:
Phat girl's before Dinner outfit - how cute is she?
The dessert table which just kept growing - those are two pecan/apple pies (sooo yummy) and the best vanilla cupcakes ever, now add two pumpkin pies, a chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and whip cream and you have our desserts! LOL.
The beautiful flower arrangement g-ma made. Tira LOVED it. The first time she saw it she said "Ohhhhh" and kept signing for me to put it in her hands LOL. I swear she's a mini-martha stewart. She loves to watch us cook, she loves to clean, and apparently she loves flowers and flower arrangements.
Everyone seated - starting at the far end and going clockwise is Papa holding Lanna, then Tira, then Steve, Kristina, and Annie with Tai, next came Trudy with Husband Walter and daughter Julie, next came Gordan with daughter Summer and wife Tiffany, then finally peaking her head out is gma (I was of course taking the pictures).
The turkey. We got it from Bourbon Street - a Cajun restaurant. It was a deep fried turkey, unfortunately since we didn't eat it right out of the deep fryer the skin was soggy and not crispy greasy goodness. :-( The meat was nice a juicy though.
Lanna snuggling up to Julie, who apparently was super comfy LOL.
With all the excitement of so many people in the house Tira didn't last very long in her booster seat and didn't eat very much. Only 10 minutes into the dinner and she was fighting to get down. Since it was a holiday I obliged and set her free. A few minutes later I realized that I hadn't heard a peep from her and got suspicious (as anyone with young kids knows no noise is NEVER a good thing unless they're sleeping LOL). I turned around to find the little sneak standing next to the dessert table, sticking her finger into the chocolate cake and licking off frosting!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
One of my favorite things she will do is pick up her "baby" (piglet doll), cradle it, bouncy up and down and go "shh shh shh". Just like I do when I'm soothing Lanna. She also loves to carry her dolls in our various slings and has started to nurse her "baby". I've already contacted Santa about bring Tira a real baby doll for Christmas.
Tira also likes to copy her grandma and gran gran. For a while every time Tira sat down and stood up she'd grunt or go "ooph" like her gran gran does. When she wants Kimchi's attention she yell "kit-chy", stomps her foot, and slaps her thigh making her the spitting image of her yai yai. I'm sure I've mentioned her cleaning obsession which she gets not only from watching her papa and yai yai but via her genes from her Nani and gran gran. She even has her own toddler sized broom. One of her adorable yet frustrating habits is to take her sippy cup, shake out whatever liquid is in there on to the floor and use whatever available cloth (usually a nursing towel or my newly washed shirt) to wipe down the floor.
And of course she loves her papa so much she even tries to act like him:
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The finished product: