Showing posts from October, 2009

The Bumble Bee

Our little bumble bee, Wholefoods, Framingham

With almost 70 degree weather, I put L in a bee costume I bought when I bought the white cat costume {L wore the cat costume to Aliza's birthday party} since I liked them both and thought it may be too hot for the cat costume on Halloween. I'm glad I never returned the costumed as L looked stinkin' adorable in it and was the show at Wholefoods today.

We spend the morning raking the leave in our yard and then headed to Wholefoods. While trick or treating at the neighbors was fun I preferred going to Wholefoods. Reason one, it was during the day and reason two, L was more comfortable at Wholefoods than knocking on the neighbors doors. We only visited four homes...the neighbors we talk to the most. I didn't wait for the sun to go down. L was getting tired because she ran around most of the day and I didn't want to change our routine. I'm a stickler when it comes to routines with L. L enjoyed passing out the candy so mu…

Happy Halloween (or Burth day)

L is wishing everyone a Happy Halloween in her own way...happy burth day...with some cuteness added to the end.

Happy Halloween (or Burth day) from Thuy Hill on Vimeo.

Can you see the chocolate on L's face? She loves chocolate and fruit lollipops, but still no pastries. I think what L likes most about the lollipop is being able to run from me to Dave and having us lick the lollipop. She runs back and forward giggle the whole time.

Hopefully I'll have photos to share after the weekend. Trick or Treat.

Pumpkin Painting and Leaf Raking

10.24.09 ~ Pumpkin Painting, photo taken by Wholefoods

On Saturday we attended Wholefoods’ pumpkin painting event held for the kids. What a wonderful event….L really enjoyed herself. She didn’t want to stop. It was a great day for the event since it rained most of the day and L gets antsy when we’re in the house for too long. She goes stir crazy and starts to bang on the door to get out.
10.24.09 ~ Pumpkin Painting, photo taken by Wholefoods

The Wholefoods staff was quite nice and the children were all very adorable. There was a nice turn out. I’m guessing around 15 children. The pumpkin painting was followed with a snack of Pirate’s Booty and juice. We’re headed back to Wholefoods on Saturday for the trick or treat event they are having for the children.

L enjoying her Pirate's Booty after all her hard work

L's pumpkin is the third one down

On Sunday, L and I raked the leaves in the yard. L was enjoying herself until dada came home on his lunch break. From that point, …
10.10.09 ~ Dylan & Riley, Alfred, Maine

Auntie Van and Uncle Tuan visited L last weekend…yes, the time was spent with Dave and me, but they really just wanted to see L. They brought their new baby…Riley…their puppy. L screamed at first when Riley started moving around her as she does when she sees any new dogs. We had plans to go apple and pumpkin picking around our house, but at the last minute decided to head to Maine to pick apples.
We went and visited Ba Ngoai and then went to Gile’s Family Farm with my brother, nieces and nephew. The nieces loved carrying L around the orchard and she didn’t seem to mind. Dylan was more interested in using the apple picker. We had a perfect day for apple picking and the apples were perfect. L loves the golden delicious {which is also Ba Ngoai’s favorite}.


Molly, Dylan, Sabrina & Maggie

L & Auntie Van

Tuan, Van & Riley

Here’s a photo of L with her rain boots this morning saying, “cheese.” She wanted to wear them. She brought them …

Aliza's party and a Not so Happy Cat

We celebrated Aliza’s 6th birthday in costume on the 3rd. Me, no {as expected}. L, no…our little cat did not want to part-take in the costume festivities. I had to apply her make-up twice because she rubbed the first one off. I didn’t dress her in costume until we got to the party in hopes she would keep it on long enough for photos. She “kicked and screamed” while I put the costume on and then again until I took it off. She wore the costume during pizza time, but wanted it off after.

While the other kids were doing this...
L was doing that...she's not in to group photos right now. I can't get her to take one photo with a group of kids in any setting.
The kids enjoyed decorating their own cupcake {what a fun idea}.But, L didn't really enjoy herself until everyone left and it was just her, Quin and Aliza playing.

Girl and Her Stool

9.21.09 ~L & the stool

Ba Noi was asking this past weekend if L still dragged the stool around, in particular to the bathroom to wash her hands. I told her not so much anymore, but it got me thinking. She really doesn’t have the opportunity because we’re always on the go. She’s used to being out and about and probably feels most comfortable in her car seat.

We went up to Maine last weekend to visit our families and fall/winter clothes shop for L. L is now more comfortable around her grandparents, uncles and cousins. It’s nice to see her more relaxed around people. She’s had stranger anxiety since birth and it’s just now easing up. You still can’t approach her first. She has to feel comfortable around her environment before she starts interacting. Balto and Emmitt, Ba and Ong Noi’s dog and cat, is even becoming a source of entertainment. L used to screech when they approach her.

We’re headed to a couple of parties this weekend, one being Aliza’s birthday party. I'm hoping to post …