Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Down in Virginia

Ok, so now on to our DC trip. Here's what we did the first day. We flew on an airplane down to DC in the morning. It was really early.

Mommy and daddy rented a car that looked just like our car, only it was white. This bothered me, but then they let me play with the buttons in front and it was fine.

Aki and I fell asleep on the way to Uncle Dan, Aunty Linda, and Emma's house. It had been while since we saw them.  When we finally got to their house, we woke up and it was time to play!

Aki likes Emma's chair
Aki liked climbing on Emma's chair. She's really light so she can climb up high now.

Aki eating rice krispie treat
Then we went out to have a picnic at the park. This is Aki eating a chocolate covered rice krispie treat.

Mama pig
Emma showed me the piggies

Owen at the garden
I rolled around in the grass

Owen with big deer
And checked out the wildlife

Emma and the geese
Here's Emma going to hug the geese

Owen and Emma looking at turtles
Here we are looking at the little turtles in the pond

When we got back to the house, Emma went to take a nap, so I went out to do some yard work.

Owen watering the plants
Here I am watering the sidewalk. Grow, sidewalk, grow!

We had a fun day with them, and we stayed over the night at their house! It was nice to see them again after so long!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Feeding Halloween
Originally uploaded by Mikenan1
We're looking forward to seeing you soon!


Owen and Aki

Catching up Vacation Week

Ok, one more post before we get on with the DC posts...

Last week we went to the Children's Museum in Easton. It's in an old fire station, so of course, I had a great time.

Owen the fireman
Here is one of their old fire trucks...

Making pizza on the stove
Firefighters have to eat too. Here's Aki fixing a pizza on the stove.

Mardi Gras beads
Of course, what fire station would be complete without Mardi Gras beads?

Thanks for taking us to the Children's Museum all by yourself Mommy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Visit to DC

Emma and Owen
Originally uploaded by Mikenan1
By the way, we're down in DC for a conference that daddy's going to. We're staying with my friends Uncle Dan, Aunty Linda, and Emma. I'll write more to catch you up after I finish up catching up vacation week! Also, I don't nap anymore so I need to catch up on my sleep!

Patriot's Day

It's vacation week and I haven't been at school all week! On Monday, Patriot's Day, we went to watch the Boston Marathon with my friends Emerson and Ellie. We got there early and went to the park to play. 

Aki as Paul Revere
Aki reenacting the ride of Paul Revere

"The Regulars are coming"
"The regulars are coming!"

Kids watching the marathon
After the park, I went to meet my friends. We sat on the sidewalk and watched the runners come by. They were really fast, and they ran right in front of us!

Lead Women's pack heading through Coolidge Corner
Here's the lead women runners

Lead Women's Pack just before 24 miles
They ran right in front of us!

Deriba Merga
Here's the first guy

Ryan Hall and Tekeste Kebede
And two other guys. The one on the left ran for the US in the Olympics.

Richard Whitehead, above the knee amputee, finished in 3:02:44
This guy didn't have legs and still he runs faster than daddy.

After lunch we had to cross back over the marathon course to get to our car. But by then the runners were coming so fast we gave up. We went back to the park to play for a while.

Aki down the slide
Aki enjoying the sliding

We had an exciting Patriot's Day outside! Yay for vacation week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Songkran at Wat Boston

Last weekend we went to Wat Boston for Songkran, which is the Thai New Year.

Songkran at Wat Boston
Happy 2552!

Songkran at Wat Boston
This monk was moisturizing the Buddha and the granite balls with the same stuff mommy and daddy use for us

Songkran at Wat Boston
Applying gold leaf to the statues. Daddy's not so good at this.

Songkran at Wat Boston
Monks collecting alms. Back in the day these guys used to go around town doing it, but now the people come to them.

Songkran at Wat Boston
Some of their collections

Songkran at Wat Boston
After giving alms it was time for lunch. Aki had something soft with coconut around it. I don't know what it was because she ate it all up and didn't share.

Songkran at Wat Boston
A parade of dancers and drummers came after lunch

Songkran at Wat Boston
Then P'Tip helped Aki ring the gong and we were gone!

We had a fun Songkran at the temple. Thanks for inviting us, P'Tip!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Uncle Oliver and Auntie Uyen are here!

In honor of Good Friday, Owen had the day off from school. And since it was such a nice day out, Mama took Owen and me to the Franklin Park Zoo. Too bad she was too busy chasing after us that she didn't get to take pictures of the good camera.

After wearing us out at the Zoo, Owen and I passed out in the car on the way home. When we woke up, we were at the airport... to pick up Uncle Oliver and Auntie Uyen. I've never met them before. Owen has, but he doesn't remember since he was only 4 weeks old at the time.

Uyen and Oliver visiting
Visit from Uncle Oliver and Auntie Uyen when Owen was 4 weeks old.

Auntie Uyen visits
Three years and 2 months later...

For dinner, we went to Uncle Jose's house where they have a big screen TV. Everyone had fun playing Guitar Hero. I'm not sure what the hype is all about, but everyone thought it was hilarious when daddy started to play.

Mike's first time playing Guitar Hero
Daddy's first time playing Guitar Hero

Amanda and Mattheus playing Guitar Hero
Owen likes to play along with the big kids. Notice Owen playing his ukulele.

All done!
While we were busy playing video games, Uncle Jose made sushi for all of us! 

Yummy! I really liked them.

We had so much fun. I hope we get to go back to Uncle Jose's house again soon.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spring is here!

The weather is finally warming and up and I don't have to wear my one-piece "snowsuit" anymore. Yippee! Here are some things we've been doing to celebrate the coming of spring:

Owen showing off his butterfly
Making a butterfly

Watching sheep get their haircut

new lambs - just a few days old
Visiting baby lambs

Horsie rides
Getting horsie rides from our parents

More, Daddy, more!
Eating ice cream from a super-long spoon

Here I come!
Running around at the playground

Owen hunting for eggs
Hunting for eggs

Aki checking out her treats
Finding surprises inside the eggs

Ezra flying kite with Owen
and flying kites

We hope the flowers will bloom soon. Yay for spring!