Tuesday, June 27, 2006

We're Here!

We arrived in Boston on a rainy Sunday morning. I wasn't so sure I would like this place, but then the sun came out yesterday and it was gorgeous!

We've already been to Target, Costco, and IKEA. Our place is still so empty! And there's no Internet yet, so we've been going through withdrawal. Mommy says our stuff is supposed to arrive on Friday, so until then, we have a bare house and I won't be in touch quite as much.

See you again soon!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

So Long, So Cal!

Okay, so this is it. Mommy and daddy say that we're leaving Southern California tonight for somewhere called "Back East." By the time you read this, we may already have touched down in the "Hub of the Universe." (How cool is that!? It's like Star Wars or something.)

I will miss everyone here, especially Ah Mah and Ah Gong, who have been taking care of mommy, daddy, and me for the last week. Please keep clicking on my website and we will keep in touch like that, ok?

We're walking
This is how I'm going to Boston. Daddy's going to carry me on his shoulders! Bye bye!


We're sitting!
Before we leave for Boston, Daddy wanted me to try one more milestone. So here I am tripoding. Or am I lying on my legs? I'm not so sure. Daddy is demonstrating behind me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Moving down to the OC

Last Friday some men came and took all of our things away. We sat outside and watched all of our stuff get loaded onto a big truck. When I went inside again, everything was gone! I was very concerned, but then I saw that they had left my pack-and-play where I sleep and all of my toys. So it wasn't all bad.

That night we drove down to Orange County to Ah Mah and Ah Gong's house, where we've been staying ever since. I like it there. It's quiet and cool, and Ah Mah and Ah Gong are there to play with me.

On Saturday I tried something new:

Rice cereal
Mommy and Ah Mah decided it was time to have some rice cereal.

I'm not sure I like it
At first, I wasn't sure if I would like it.

Okay, this is good. Give me more!
But I decided that it was okay and I wanted to drink the whole dish.

Later that day, we went to celebrate my Aunty May's graduation from UC Irvine.

I've seen this before
Wait a minute, I know what this is for now!

Where's the cereal?
But where's the food?

This chair is soft!
Uncle Chao makes a nice chair. He is soft.

Aunty May's graduation
Uncle Ryan, Aunty Ying, Aunty May and us. I am still ready for my food...

That night we went to a birthday party at the family's restaurant. There, I met my cousin Miles. He is only 5 weeks old or something like that, but he is a big boy. He also has a lot of hair.

Cousin Milo is 5 weeks old
Me and Miles

Thursday, June 15, 2006

It's so hard to say goodbye...

As many of you may know, I'm taking Mommy and Daddy across country next week for a new adventure in Boston. Actually, Daddy got a new "job", so all of us have to pack up and move. It might take us awhile to get settled in, so I might not be able to update the blog quite as often.

Anyway, Mommy, Daddy, and I have been busy making our rounds to see people one last time before we go.

On Sunday, Uncle Jimmy and Aunty Irene invited us over to their new house for a BBQ... but there was nothing on the grill. In fact, they don't even have a grill. It turns out that someone had started a rumor about a BBQ when we were supposed to order take-out. I don't know what the fuss was all about. While the adults chowed down on Baja Fresh, I had my classic breastmilk dinner.

The Thai gang
Hanging out with the Thai gang. Did you notice that Aunty Leng and I matched?

Gizmo wanted to play with me again, but I was too tired and made Mommy and Daddy take me home early. So Gizmo made the aunties play with him. He really likes Aunty Kathy's pants for some reason.

Aunties Kathy and Leng being mean to Gizmo
Aunties Kathy and Leng being mean to Gizmo.

Yesterday, Mommy and I went over to Aunty Shelley and Baby Yasmin's place to hang out and say goodbye to them. Yasmin is my first friend, she is only one day older than me. We were neighbors in the hospital during our first days of life.

Hanging out with baby Yasmin
Here we are hanging out on Yasmin's cool alphabet quilt enjoying tummy time.

We hope to see everyone else in the LA/OC area next week before we go!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Foot in my mouf

Foot in my mouth
Lately I have discovered a new toy... my feet! As with all new toys, these ones spend a lot of time in my mouth. I can only do this when my pants are off, so diaper changing has been harder for mommy and daddy. Every time I have diaper change, I get to eat my foot!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Disneyland hat

This week, Uncle Jeff and his family went to Disneyland. They invited me but I couldn't go. My parents thought I would still be too young. Anyway, instead of taking me, Uncle Jeff and his folks bought me a hat from there. It even has my name sewn into it.

My hat traveling around Disneyland
My hat traveled all around the park. You can see how tall I'm not, Aladdin's lamp, Dumbo, Pirates, and Small World, and Mulan, who refused to wear my hat...

Later that night
Later that night, they came by and dropped off my hat for me. It's a little big right now. I can't wait to be big enough to fit into it and go to Disneyland!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Five Months Old

I turned 5 months old today. Mommy compiled some of her favorite pictures to show how I have been growing. (You need to have Flash installed in your web browser to see it.)

Here are some of the things I can do:
- I can roll from my back to my tummy if I feel like it. I still haven't really figured out how to get from tummy to back though.
- I can "walk" when Gong Gong supports my weight.
- I take long afternoon naps.
- I can hold my foot up with my hands.
- I can reach for things to put into my mouth - including my left foot.
- Sometimes I can pass one object from one hand to the other.

Just one more month before I will be able to start on solid foods!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Graduation and more Thai food!

On Saturday, Daddy was honored at his "graduation" banquet. He's finally finishing his pediatrics training. Gong Gong and Grandma came all the way from Hawaii to celebrate. We are so proud of him.

Even though he has his "diploma," Daddy's still not at home tonight. Mommy said he still has to work two more weeks. I don't see why, when he has his certificate of completion. Come home, daddy!

Gong gong, Grandma, and me
Gong Gong, Grandma, and me hanging out on the terrace before dinner.

Uncle Jeff, Uncle Dan, Aunty Linda, and our family
Uncle Jeff, Uncle Dan, Aunty Linda, and our family at the banquet

Today, we all went to the Thai Temple in North Hollywood for some yummy Thai food. Ah Mah and Ah Gong also met us there. Too bad daddy was still at work - he missed out again on yummy food. I know what that feels like daddy. I miss out every time.

My two grandmas
Since it was so hot today, my two grandmas tried to cool me down with a cold bottle of water. It made me laugh. Ah Mah laughed too.