Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Blue Balloon and a Crazy Straw

As promised, we have lots and lots of pictures of Lia's Special Day!
We started off with presents:

Lia got (aside from tissue paper and bags) a Jake and the Neverland Pirate toy, Lego's and a Team Umizoomi toy! She also got a blue balloon and crazy straw at Red Robin, we think that was her favorite present, for the day! Note to self balloons and straws are FUN!   

We went to eat and Lia got her favorite dish : "ba-skeb-bee"

It is so much fun watching a 2 1/2 year old tackle a huge plate of spaghetti!!
We headed home for a walk and guess who went with us ?
You got it her crazy straw and blue balloon! It even went jumping in leaf piles with us.

Said goodnight to the pumpkins, witch and ghost with us(see reflection in the door?!)

and had chocolate ice cream with sprinkles with us!

It was a fun special day. With lots of smiles

Happy Sunday everyone !!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's Lia's Special Day !!

Dear Lia,
2 years ago today we met you and held you in our arms for the 1st time! 
Oct 25th will always be Lia's Special Day and the day we became a FOREVER FAMILY! 
Take a trip with us won't you???




Then you were :
7 months old

15 lbs (so little)

Iron deficient

Sick with a double ear infection and sinus issues and bronchitis
(BUT would never know it)

So Sweet

A thinker, just taking it all in and a little reserved

A great sleeper 

A great eater : formula and rice cereal, some baby food


All smiles and laughs

An outside girl , you loved walking around Shamin Island

Playing with colorful stacking cups and making silly faces (the Elvis and scrunchy face)

Looking a picture books in Chinese of veggies and fruit (we still have those books)

Very laid back, went with the flow and SO happy 

Sleeping anywhere as long as you were laying on Daddy


Today you are :
31 months old

30 lbs (give or take)

Very healthy

SO Sweet

Still a thinker, a little reserved at first but then you warm up and entertain all around you

Never sleepy and always on the go

A great eater. You love to eat noodles, eggs, breakfast food, fruit, hot dogs , Popsicle's, popcorn and more noodles!!


Smiling alot and laughing a lot - you are very funny & your favorite phrase is :
Wish Day Come on Rain !! You made that up on our trip to Florida

An outside girl you love going for walks and picking puffy headed dandelions

Playing with puzzles, watching Dora, Kai - Lan and Team Umizoomi

A bookworm . You LOVE reading and learning . You have your own library

Smart! You know how to count to 25, count to 10 in Chinese and Spanish and know all your colors , shapes, and know your alphabet.

Into princesses and dinosaurs and trains and music and stickers!  

A great dancer, you have rhythm

Tall for your age and heritage. You have beautiful long legs and graceful feet! A dancer maybe? 

SO LOVED (more and more every day)

We are so grateful for you and all of the joy you bring to our lives. We are honored to be your parents and can't wait to see what life has in store for you AND what you have in store for life.

Today we celebrate you. We celebrate the beautiful little baby you were, the beautiful little girl you are now and the beautiful woman you will become.


Love ,
mommy and daddy

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hey Hey Hey it's Halloween (almost )

This weekend we went with friends to 

at the

We had so much fun seeing the Lions Tigers and Bears, oh my! Okay not really, the lions we sleeping and out of sight and the tigers were CLOSED. Fair warning there are a lot of pictures 
BUT here is what we really saw : 

Oh give me a home .... 

Lots and Lots of fish ! Thank God the aquarium was open that's Lia's favorite. She could stay in here all day ! 

We did see one bear !

We had to find a way to get a picture of  a tiger for our tiger child ! So here it is

Spooky bats !

It was a fun fall night, we walked around for hours and sipped hot chocolate, had a picnic dinner and saw the beautiful fall foliage.

We even got to see an old carousel , a pirate show and do some trick or treating. 
Needless to say Lia slept great once we got home. 
Happy (almost) Halloween
and Happy Sunday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall FUN !

Its been a nice fall weekend. We have had lots of FUN fall things to do.
We went to a pumpkin patch, on a hayride, we played in a corn-box, ran through a hay maze, and had a pizza party in a fun barn.
We saw "lots and lots of punkins" and had fun celebrating fall and the families BDays.
Caitlin was 6 and Sister Edith was 90 !!
October is a big FUN month for us.
We have a lot of birthdays, Lia's Special Day/Gotcha Day and of course it's HALLOWEEN.

Running in the hay maze

The corn-box ( instead of sand)

Fun in the barn
Pizza and cake time with cousins Cati and Lexi !!  Oh Lexi !  
Need I say a thing ??
Pumpkin arts and crafts !!  

Today we are laying low. Relaxing....
Napping, making an Apple Cake and Homemade Noodles and Turkey over mashed potatoes :)
Fall = Comfort food 
Happy Fall Everyone and Happy Sunday !

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Look who's reading now ..

I love that Lia LOVES to read. You can bank on reading to her and with her at least 2 to 3 times a day. She loves books and that makes this mommy smile. I too LOVE to read. You can get lost in a good book and hours can seem like minutes. Before we met Lia we created a library for her.
I bet she has 50 books or more.

She loves to curl up in a chair and read. She is 2 1/2 and can spend some serious time looking and reading. 

Who wouldn't want to curl up in this cozy chair for a while?? 

It is part of our bedtime routine to sit and read each night for at least 15-30 minutes , sometimes longer. She brings us books to read and even knows all the words to a few of her favorites. Goodnight Moon is by far the cutest and the one she knows best. 

This is why we have created a new page on our blog titled : LIA's LIBRARY.
You'll find it at the top of our home page. We will update it as often as her reading material changes.
P.S. -  That's quite often ..did I mention she was 2 1/2 ??!!

Sorry for the late Sunday post, i was finishing a book -
The Meryl Streep Movie Club !

Happy Sunday !