The littles (well, one is not so little!) just turned 6 years old and the other 6 months. For Ethan's birthday he requested no party but just a special day with the family doing his favorite activities. Which turned out to be: paper crafting, paper crafting, Cheesecake Factory (surprisingly, since Shabu Shabu is his usual favorite!), paper crafting, biking, dumplings and chocolate cake, and more paper crafting. He also got a late bedtime with extra stories. It's the little things in life that make for a happy day!
Double birthday celebration at the Cheesecake Factory.
Followed by special fried dumplings made by Nai Nai for dinner (per birthday boy's request).
Made a rear cassette and derailer for his bike so it's just like Daddy's.
Crafted a genesis class cruise ship. We might have to cruise it up soon.
Traced his body and he drew in his organs.
Odyssey minivan for his peeps. That's a lot of crafting for one day!!!
Our friends from MA came to visit and helped give Ethan an early celebration too. Chocolate cake - yum!
And not birthday related but we got to meet up with a lot of old alums when the Chius were here. Totally stole these photos from facebook.
Daddy and Anna
After E's special day (he generously said I could celebrate my birthday on the 5th so I could get a whole day doing whatever I loved best. Somehow paper crafting still made a feature =p), Bob and I snuck out and had a date night at Chez TJ's.
Meanwhile, Anna also turned six months old! Baby girl just started solids - she is loving everything we throw at her so far. She is rolling over (and over and over) like a pro. She is curious about everything and wants to EAT THE WORLD. Everything she can grab goes into the mouth - especially loves to munch on her toes. She loves being outside. Since she is more aware of her surroundings, we are also starting to experience some separation anxiety, especially when Mommy leaves the room.
We had a double 6 year and 6 month checkup and here are the stats:
E's 6 year old stats:
Weight: 44 lbs (50%)
Height: 46 in (50%)Head circumference: 43 cm (75%)
A's 6 month old stats:
A's 6 month old stats:
Weight: 15.5 lbs (25%)
Height: 25 1/4 in (30%)
E likes to help during mealtimes.
When we don't have enough to puree a batch we have been using this feeder for small snacks. She loves it!
E wanted matching hairstyles.
Happy Daddy is home.
Always full of smiles!