Thursday, February 24, 2011


With the current rumblings in the Middle East, specifically Libya, I thought it was a good idea to fill up my gas tank. So last night when I got home from work and the girls were just finishing their dinner I decided to take them with me to get gas and then we’d stop for ice cream on the way back.

Here’s how the conversation went on the drive to the gas station:
Tira: Where are we going?
Me: To get gas.
Tira: There’s the gas station.
Me: No we’re going to the other gas station because it’s cheaper.
Tira: I don’t care about that. I want ice cream.
Me: (laughing) You should care about it because if I have to spend all our money on gas then we can’t buy I ice cream.
Tira: Well we should buy ice cream FIRST.

My genius child is going to solve the issue of world hunger next.
Still driving.
Tira: Where are we getting ice cream?
Me: You’ll just have to wait and see.
Lanna: Where we get ice cream?
Tira: I don’t know.
Lanna: Where we get ice cream?
Tira: I don’t know.
Lanna: Where we get ice cream?
Tira: I don’t know.
Lanna: Where we get ice cream?
Tira: I don’t know.
Lanna: Where we get ice cream?
Me: Lanna, Tira already told you she doesn’t. Now stop asking or you won’t get any ice cream.
Lanna: No.
Me: Excuse me, what did you say?
Lanna: Shhh mommy, I sleeping.
I didn’t respond the shock was too great.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese New Year - Mini

I had every intention of doing a full blown post today... but then I got lazy. So here's just a few fun shots from Chinese New Year.

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Tira's a little blurry in this one but look at Lanna!! I think I'm going to dub this the year of the duck face!

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Yeah Aunty:

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And just because here's a quick flashback to last year:

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Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Oh man they were/are some funny looking kiddos!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Trip to the Dentist

Tira and Lanna took another big step this weekend - they had their first visit to the dentist!

I was a little nervous just because I *HATE* going to the dentist. I'm sure my childhood dentist was a perfectly nice man and good dentist but I hate(d) him. Dr. Zerksner ::shudder:: I still hate the dentist.

But I knew that eventually they'd have to go. I counted on TV shows doing a better job of preparing them for the dentist than I could. In cartoons the kids always love their doctor/dentist/teacher. He/She is always nice and friendly and the outcome is awesomeness. If I were to tell my kids the truth about how I feel about the dentist I'd have had to knock them out and strap them into their car seats while they were unconscious. Good think we have that whinny blad kid who's dentist trip was a success.

All that worry and the girls did GREAT! Granted they had it way easier then I did as a kid. Their dentist office (Burg Pediatrics - if anyone in SLC is interested) is bright and colorful and the staff is really friendly. Ms. Chelsea, their dental hygensit, was fantastic - patient and friendly, and very skilled with the munchkins. The little tabs they had to put into their mouths for x-rays weren't the kind that cut up your gums. And there was a TV on the ceiling. My only complaint is that we had to wait like 30 minutes for the dentist.

I was being a good mommy this time and got pictures!

They were expecting us:


Tira did great and was all excited to sit in the cool chair and watch TV:

Lanna was not so excited to sit in the chair so I got on with her:

After a too-long-of wait the dentist came in and counted their teeth. Both girls have 20 which he says is just right. I made him check for permanent teeth since mine are all messed up and he definitely could see them in Tira and some in Lanna. WIN!

After they were done being checked by the dentist they each got to pick a toy from the toy draw. They were also given new toothbrushes (which is good since they old ones are in such bad shape), toothpaste and floss (LOL have you ever tried flossing a toddlers teeth!!) and stickers.

Over all it was great! I would have prefer less of a wait but you can't have everything. The girls are slightly obsessed with brushing their teeth right now and ask every 20 minutes if they can brush. I'm very happy their first experience was so great.


I'm in trouble, because my kiddos are too smart for me.

Whoever said that TV makes kids stupider is a fool. Or at least he hasn't met my little geniuses. Tira is a little sponge; she absorbs everything. She understands 99% of what she absorbs and can use the information in the right context.

Prime example I came home yesterday and Tira had apparently stunned the adults once again. She and Lanna were painting and in typical toddler fashion she (Tira) put 3 randmon lines on the paper then asked her Yai Yai for a new piece of paper. Yai Yai told her that wasn't really a painting and the she was wasting paper. Tira then informed the oh so poorly educated Yai Yai that it was "abstract".

Huh? You read that right she told Yai Yai her painting was abstract. Dumbfounded Yai Yai looked at Gran Gran who responded "Don't you know what abstract means?"

I'll give you a minute for the shock and laughter to subside. Tira then explains to Yai Yai "abstract means you don't need to paint a tree or a star or a circle". When asked where she learnt this she responded "Caillou's mommy told him."

And there you have it, TV does teach kids. She's going to be smarter than me in a few more years.