Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

The before:

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The After:

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After his buzz cut (which he loved!) he kept asking me to buzz off all my hair with the clippers too so I could look just like him.  Hmmm...somehow I manged to dissuade him by saying only he could pull off the look.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daddy's Mini-Me

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Daddy's belt, Daddy's phone, Daddy's wallet, and now Daddy's work shirts.  Anything Daddy has, Ethan has to have too...and it has to be the real deal.  We tried giving old cell phones, child sized watches, even an exact replica wallet filled with our expired credit cards.  But he can't be fooled.  So every day after work, Bob gets attacked and Ethan gets to dress up just like Daddy.

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And sometimes I have to dress up just like Daddy too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Heart Faces / Let's Hear It For The Boys!


I love this picture...we don't often get to visit my parents so every opportunity for grandfather/grandson bonding is great.  My father is hard-working but always still young at heart, and hopefully E will inherit those qualities!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

To my fantastic father and father-in-law and of course to my husband who is wonderful dad!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Duck Race

Last week we attended the Silicon Valley Duck Race in Los Gatos.  Just mention the word duck and we are definately in!

En route to the Duck Race, we passed by Oak Meadow Park which had a train, merry-go-round and one the of the coolest playgrounds complete with train, airplane and truck structures to climb on.
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Walking along the train tracks.

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Choo Choo!

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Watching the merry-go-round, but E did not want to ride it.  I think he was traumatized by the ride we took in San Diego last Fall.

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The airplane at the playground.

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We left before the main duck race, but saw some ducks that gameily floated down the lake to test the waters.

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Splash!

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Ethan loved meeting the costumed duck.

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Ethan loved the duck!  He kept holding onto her wing and then rubbed his head on them.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We are home!

Then:

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And now:

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This picture cracks me up because Ethan is trying to make his hair stick up like when it did when he was a baby.
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Almost 2.5 years later we are finally back home! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

iheartfaces / from a distance

A picture from our trip to San Diego last Fall.  I like the palm trees in the background and the cute father/son bonding moment as they waded in the water.


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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Living Simply

Since moving back to US, the past month (6 weeks if you include our side trip to Taiwan) we have been living out of just two large suitcases.  And more than half of that is Ethan's gear (toys, clothes, diaper wipes, etc).  And you know what?  We don't actually need more than that.  Bob, Ethan and I all have enough outfit changes for one week and I actually think is all we really need.  That and a good washing machine.

During our move we gave/sold/donated a lot of our old clothes and toys/furniture.  But we still have a lot of stuff being shipped from HK and not to mention 70% more stuff that we put in storage before our original move to HK two years ago.  All of that is coming next week when we move back to our old house.  I'm kind of freaked about all the stuff!  I guess I have a lot of spring (well summer now) cleaning to do and will be donating a ton more.  It makes you think about all the stuff you buy vs. what you really need.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Conversation Bites

Upon entering E's room after his nap.

Me:  Hmm...did someone go boopsies? (our word for going #2...don't ask how we arrived at this term).
Ethan:  No, silly Mommy.  It was only a little fart.

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Running into our bedroom with his lovey, YaYa.

E:  YaYa is my best friend!
Me:  That's sweet.  And how about Mommy?  Am I one of your best friends too?
E:  No.  Mommy is just a friend.  YaYa is my BEST friend.