Monday, June 30, 2008
Speaking of reading-we are well on our way with our summer book-it program. We are almost finihsed with Swiss Family Robinson, though i am waiting for something bad to happen to them. I mean how can one island and their wrecked boat have every thinkable thing they could ever need for life on a deserted island? I am having a hard time finding it believable, but it's still a fun read. I was glad when their donkey ran away. HA. That's more realistic and is probably what would happen to me if I was on a deserted island.
EG has her 5th tooth and is working on Number 6!!! She and I have been outside a lot as the weather has been great lately! After Andy's test we celebrated with a 30 min bus ride to KFC. The bus ride was her favorite part until she realized what her real favorite part was-ICE CREAM! She had her first ice cream cone at KFC and loved it (read: she had about 6 tiny bites of my ice cream) That's mommy love for you-letting your slobbery child lick your ice cream!
Sorry no pics today, but now that I am back on the bandwagon there will be more to come soon!
Monday, June 23, 2008
And here's the car. Usually the car with the bride has a HUGE bouquet of flowers right in the center of the hood of the car and the wedding party and family all follow in black cars decorated with red roses. (just like this one)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Cute but LOUD! Let's just say I am gald it's stopped raining and we can spend some time outside! When Emma Grace comes to your house I'm gonna pull out some pots for her to bang on for you!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Here she is with her new stroller. She can't walk yet but she still enjoys pushing it around and "man handling" it from a sitting position.
We are having some new friends over tonight for dessert-there's a group of students here for the summer from the US and we are having them over for desserts and games tonight. Should be fun. Made a peach cobbler, a pumpkin dip and a caramel dip served with apples and will have a texas sheet cake (in honor of my Texan friend, Marianne) When Andy first came to China on a short visit, he lost A LOT of weight. After a few weeks of eating a lot of strange chinese food, going to some foreigners' home and having peach cobbler was a welcome relief and encouraged him that maybe he too could live in china long term-this was the first time he saw foreigners living in china and not eating chinese every meal!!! I am hoping our desserts will do the same for these guys! (By the way, Chinese food has really grown on both of us and we eat it reguarly-just not every meal!)
I'm finished with my cherries-now going to search the cabinet for something salty. Wish I had some cheetos.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Here's Xiao Li with some of her favorite little people in the whole wide world...
We had quite the group of kids for the party. Baby Zeb in the very middle is just a month old! This group ranged in age from 1 month to a whopping 7!
Here's what we've all been waiting for....
She wasn't sure what to do with the cupcake at first. After rubbing the icing with her hands and then smashing the whole cupcake, she decided to have a try...
Hmmmm, I think I like this stuff...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Andy wrestling with his cousin Luke...Pink Ladies. I love my Rossi....First trip to the beach. That hat is still too big for her!
well, I'm off to earn my pizza
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sorry I haven't posted much video lately. I've tried several times but our internet is really slow-we're talking dial up days slow-it's fastest early in the morning, but I'm not a morning person so that idea is shot. These videos here are just 15 second ones that I take on the camera. The bigger ones, which we use the actual video camera to take, require Andy to do some converting, editing and uploading for me to get them on the blog...now considering I don't really even know what converting video means, you can understand that stick to the ones I know how to do. Hopefully Andy and I will get our ducks in a row for her BDay and take some longer videos. Here's a short one of EG drinking from her sippy cup
You might remember me telling you that Emma Grace was recently bit by some kind of bug that was assumed was not poisonous. Well, he struck again. We live on the first floor and recently these ugly bugs have managed to find their way into our home-so far we've found 3. Well, I should say, Emma Grace has found three. In the first match, several weeks ago, I, the referee stepped in just before anyone got hurt. ( I found Emma Grace trying to pick up one of these bugs and eat it) In the second round, which took place in the stroller, Wiggy took the title by biting (so I thought) Eg's finger. In this last match, Andy and I heard a scream from behind the couch and found Emma Grace in tears with her finger in her mouth, while Mr Wigs gloated over his victory. After giving Mr Wigs the victory toilet flush, Andy did some research and found out the identity of these little guys-Earwigs, a common insect throughout the world-not poisonous who acutally don't bite but pinch. So now we know his secret weapon against our soon to be one year old. Unfortunately she won't give up, so this referee is busy keeping a close eye on her and any Earwigs who come into our house looking for a fight.
To be quite honest, I am glad these little guys pinch EG. it's enough to scare her and give me time to intervene before she eats them! Seriously, the girl puts everything in her mouth. On another eating note-today she tried chicken noodle soup and loved it. I made the soup on Friday and she and I had the leftovers today. I can imagine that big people food has a lot more flavor than those pureed veggies she's been eating.
We had a pretty relaxing weekend-our friend's David and Marianne came out to the country for a sleepover. We watched the season finale of Lost and had cupcakes. So fun. Andy is busy with work and I am trying to get a few things together to EG's birthday party this weekend. Will post pictures of that!