Saturday, December 23, 2006

Headin' home

I'm ready to go!
I'm ready to go!

We're going back to my ancestral homeland (So-Cal) for a vacation! I sure need one. I've been feeling kind of out of sorts lately, and I think I need a change of scenery. Daddy mentioned something about going to Hawaii too while we're out there, so stay tuned...


Last Monday we visited Salem with Aunty Missy. It was her last full day with me, and we had a great time.

Are there witches in the air?
Here I am in front of the Salem Witch Museum. It was rainy so I am in my bubble. I am smiling though.

Having lunch with Aunty Missy
Lunch with Aunty Missy. We are at someplace called the Salem Beer Works. I'm not sure what that means, but I liked my lunch!

Later we went to the Peabody Essex Museum. It was so big! Ronak, his parents, his uncle and his uncle's friend met us there. We had a great time rolling around on the floor while the grownups watched movies about Chinese houses.

What the inside of the museum would have looked like if it were sunny.

They had this exhibit on modern furniture that mommy and daddy really liked.

I wish I'd gotten to see the model ships though. Daddy told me about them afterwards. There was one of the Queen Elizabeth that was like 20 feet long!

After a while though, it was getting late so we all headed off. I fell asleep, and when I woke up, we were at Himalayan food!

What should I order?
Din-Din-time. What shall I have?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Reading the paper
Reading the Sunday paper. I like the ads.

On Sunday we went to a party at Uncle Carl and Aunty Joy's to make gingerbread sculptures. I like their place. There's lots of room to roam around, and we got to decorate gingerbread!

I'm thirsty
So hard work, I must have a drink

And maybe listen to a little music

Gingerbread decorating is hard work
And take a short nap on this flower

Gingerbread tree
The finished product!

Aunty Missy Part 1

Hi everyone, for some reason my editors have been slacking off, so I understand there haven't been many posts lately. Anyway, last week Aunty Missy came to visit! She just left today, and I miss her already. She's so nice to me!

Aunty Missy brought me some new dishes. These ones have hippos on them!

Hippo dishes
Mmmm... tastes like hippo!

On Saturday, when she got in, we went to the Freedom Trail. It was my first time, but it was kind of boring for baby. I think my tour guides didn't make it lively enough.

Old South Meeting House
Snoozing in front of the Old South Meeting House

Later, by Faneuil Hall, we saw some police horsies dressed in red Santa hats.
Santa horses
Where's Santa?

We ended up our walk at Paul Revere's house. It had been a long time since I'd had my diaper changed, and guess where they decided to do it? On the bench. In the courtyard. In 40 degree weather. Well, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Paul Revere's house
All better now.

Lots more happened on Missy's visit, but baby got to go to sleep. Nighty night!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Playing Indoors

Since it's been cold (and because I get bored at home), mommy's been taking me to some play spaces. They're basically indoors playgrounds for little kids. There's one at the place where mommy and I work out. I love it so much that Ronak, me and our mommies went back on a day that we weren't working out.

Giddyup! Can we get one of these at home?

Beep Beep
Driving lessons didn't go so well... Me and Ronak had a little fender bender. Or were we reenacting Uncle JT's driving?

We can also go to the play space at the Atrium mall. So convenient, right next to the baby photo studio and Baby Style. Baby Gap and Janie and Jack is also in the mall too... Anyway, it's a lot more crowded than the other one, but there's so much to climb on!

Atrium playspace
I like to go down the slide

Russian lady playing with me at the playspace
The last time we went, I introduced myself to this lady, but she only spoke Russian or something. It didn't matter, though. She knows what babies like!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Feeding Daddy

The other day while Daddy was feeding me dinner, I was feeling generous, so I offered some turkey to Daddy. He and Mommy got so excited that I can "feed" them now. Here's the video. Remember to click on the triangle to play the movie.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cold wet white stuff

When I woke up this morning, it was cold and wet outside. We all thought it was just raining again. But when Daddy went outside to leave for work, he said it was "snowing"! I didn't know what that meant. Mommy was super excited about it though. After we had breakfast, she changed me into a huge thick jacket and long slippery pants. Then she took me outside and set me down on the white ground. What is this cold white stuff?!! I tried to touch it, but it just made my hand cold and wet. Then I got upset because I couldn't move with this big jacket on me. Mommy told me that this white stuff is "snow", and we'll probably be seeing a lot more of it in the next few months. Daddy told me that we can go "sledding" sometime. I don't know if I'm going to like it. I sure don't like to be bundled up like this.

What is this white cold stuff?
What is this cold white stuff?

Our car covered in snow
Mommy had to scrape the snow off the car so that we could go to StrollerFit this morning. Good thing the exercise class was indoors!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Playdate with Emerson

On Thursday, Mommy took me to my friend Emerson's house for lunch and playtime. Emerson is only 10 days younger than me! We had so much fun -- Emerson was so great about sharing her toys with me. She also gave me a hug and a kiss when Mommy and I had to leave before nap time. I hope we'll get to hang out again soon.

Checking Emerson out
Checking Emerson out. Isn't she a cutie?

Let's rock and roll
Let's rock and roll!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

One More Thanksgiving Picture

My hat doesn't fit anymore, but I still like it
My hat still fits!

Children's Museum

On Friday after Thanksgiving we went to the Children's Museum. I liked it a lot! There was so much for me to do! Here are some of the things I did:

Water bed
Playing in a big water bed. Can I have one of these for my room?

Woah, that's a big bubble
Blowing gigantic bubbles. I think I could fit in that one...

Why are these balls flying?
Watching flying balls. I cannot look away...

Finally, they're letting me have some eggs!
Eating eggs.

Things I'm not fond of: big puppets jumping up at me
Staying away from scary puppets! I'm making sure that it doesn't bite my hand.

Too bad that was the last day of Ah Mah and Ah Gong's trip. They'd already left when I woke up the next morning (even though I was sure to get up by 5). Mommy and daddy say I'll see them soon, though, when we go back to California at the end of the month. I can't wait!

Ah Mah reading to me in Thai
Ah Mah reading "Chaotic Fork and Spoon" to me in Thai.

Monday, November 27, 2006

More Thanksgiving Week events

I'm finally recovered from Thanksgiving week with Ah Mah and Ah Gong. Here are some of the other things we did besides eating and getting sleepy:

On Sunday, I was eating breakfast with mommy, when daddy walked in the door with Ah Mah and Ah Gong! I hadn't seen them in so long, I was so happy. Plus they brought presents. This one is from Great-Uncle Noi, Great-Aunty Tim, and Aunty May who got it in Japan.

Presents from Japan
A Very Hungry Caterpillar bowl and tray for Very Hungry Owen!

That day they napped in the morning then we went out to see some big balloons. They were really big. It was for some kind of "May Cee's" parade, whatever that is.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Preview at Government Center
Big pig or pink hippo?

Sleeping at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Preview
This is what I thought of the whole affair

Monday was lazy because daddy had to work. In the evening Baby Ronak came over and we modeled our matching vests together.

Me and Ronak are going to form a boy band
I think they want us to form a boy band

On Tuesday we went on a "Duck Tour." It was cold, and there weren't any ducks, so I was disappointed. I fell asleep. Later, mommy told me while I was sleeping, the driver drove into the river and let some little kids drive the boat! You wake me up next time, mommy! I would've wanted to drive it!

Duck tour
Why didn't she wake me up?

On Wednesday we went to the aquarium. Again. And I missed the jellies. Again. So sad. Another thing I slept through. But I did get to see lots of other fishies and Myrtle the Turtle in the big tank.

Ah Mah holding me up at the Aquarium
This is me at the top of a 3 story tall salt water tank

Then it was Thanksgiving, and in the morning we went to the Buddhist temple. Some of the monks had gone out for a special event, but there were still 3 guys left. This one gave me another bracelet to wear.

Monk for Thankgsgiving
Nice monk

Then it was home for dinner...

Bubble Thanksgiving!

You expect me to eat all that?
What is that thing, and why aren't you feeding it to me?

Things I'm not fond of: being prodded with big turkey wing
On second thought, maybe I'll pass

Okay, you know what happened after this. Next time, I'll write about what we did after Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah Mah and Ah Gong came all the way from California this week for Thanksgiving, and everyone had a yummy time. I will keep the post short since I am very sleepy now for some reason. More Thanksgiving stories later...

Ketpura Thanksgiving
Our Thanksgiving table. I wanted to look at Ah Mah instead of the camera, so daddy turned on the TV. Too bad. Now I look at TV instead and no smile for you.

Full. I go sleep now.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Lexington and Plymouth Redux

Last week, our friends Uncle Greg, Aunty Susan and Alana came to visit from LA. We went to visit them in Lexington on Thursday.

It was raining, so we hung out in their uncle's house. He has lots of cool things to look at. This big ball for example. Aunty Susan rolled me up and down on it. I liked that a lot. I also liked playing with his humidifier, but mommy and daddy wouldn't let me do that much.

Rolling Around

On Saturday we went out to Plymouth to see the Thanksgiving parade. Here we are with Uncle Sameer and Ronak.

Plymouth Parade
I am applying some "product" to daddy's hair

Uncle Greg, Aunty Susan, and Alana came down after the parade. Here's Alana dressed up as a cheerleader. Too bad her cheering didn't push Michigan to a win on Saturday.

Uncle Greg and Alana striking a pose

Uncle Greg, Uncle Sameer and daddy all went to med school together, and they were all in Boston for undergrad too. None of them knew each other before then but they're all still following the same path today...

More first borns of first borns
Baby parade: Ronak, me, and Alana

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Picture time

Mommy and Daddy got me all dressed up over the weekend to go to the park. Aunty Karna also came with us. I thought we were going to the playground so I can play in the swing. It turns out that we were there to take pictures with Aunty Karna acting as the photographer. The adults kept telling me to look at the camera, but there was a family flying a kite there that captivated my attention. I had fun anyway since Daddy and Aunty Karna kept me entertained. After over 100 pictures, here are a few good ones.

Higher, Daddy, higher
Higher, Daddy, higher!

My hair is standing up!
My hair is standing up!

The whole family
Picture perfect

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Temple time

Since it was mommy's birthday recently, we all went to a Thai temple this weekend. Actually, this was the second time we tried to go to temple. The first time, mommy looked it up and we drove all the way out to Malden. It was just a house though, and nobody was around. It turned out that the temple moved 3 years ago!

So we gave up on that temple and this weekend we had a second try. We went the other way, and headed way down south to a different Thai temple, Wat Nawamintararachutis. I don't know how to pronounce it and neither does daddy. Mommy can barely say the name!

Anyway, this location just opened this summer on an old farm, and they're building a brand new temple there. For now, the monks live inside the farmhouse and the people go to the barn for the services.

Wat Nawamintararachutis
This is us in front of the barn. A couple of young monks are in the back talking to people. They dress like this all the time. Even on cold days, but it was actually about 55 degrees out.

Inside the barn, there was this stage. All the monks sat up there and chanted. When I tried to chant with them, daddy picked me up and took me to the back of the room. So mean, huh? I was just trying to help!

The head monk gave us all these bracelets. Mine is just white cotton string, but mommy and daddy got colorful ones! We're supposed to wear them until they fall off. I don't think mommy and daddy's are ever going to fall off.