Jun 28, 2009

Is it Summer yet?



Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of summer and the heat. I grew up in San Francisco, spoiled by the fog, and cool breeze pretty much year round. After living in Davis, and now San Ramon, I still can't get used to this heat.

On the other hand, the kids can't seem to distinguish between super hot or super cold, either that, or they just don't care. We woke up bright and early today, and it was already blazing hot by 9:30. Selina put the kids in their bathing suits, and proceeded with a hose down.







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Jun 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.

It's another round of how well do your kids know you. Funny stuff : )


(taken from Selina's FB 3/19/09)

Copy this note, ask your kid the questions and write them down exactly how they respond. Tag me back if you haven't done this, I'd love to hear the answers (especially from the preschoolers

Kristin 5 years 5 months
Kayla 2 years 7 months

1. What is something dad always says to you?
Kristin: Drink your milk
Kayla: Drink your milk, drink your milk

2. What makes dad happy?
Kristin: When I say "I love daddy"
Kayla: Me

3. What makes dad sad?
Kristin: Kayla
Kayla: Kristin

4. How does your dad make you laugh?
Kristin: When daddy says funny words
Kayla: Funny faces

5. What was your dad like as a child?
Kristin: A good kid

6. How old is your dad?
Kristin: 34
Kayla: 34

7. How tall is your dad?
Kristin: A little taller than me
Kayla: Big but not small

8. What is his favorite thing to do?

Kristin: Play with his iphone
Kayla: I don't know...

9. What does your dad do when you're not around?
Kristin: Play with his iphone
Kayla: I don't know.....

10. If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for?
Kristin: Because I love him
Kayla: I don't know....

11. What is your dad really good at?
Kristin: Playing with his computer
Kayla: Yeah

12. What is your dad not very good at?
Kristin: Not tying my hair very tight
Kayla: I don't know....

13. What does your dad do for his job?

Kristin: Play his computer and work at his work
Kayla: I don't know...

14. What is your dad’s favorite food?
Kristin: In and Out
Kayla: Apples

15. What makes you proud of your dad?
Kristin: When he makes funny words
Kayla: Some apples?

16. If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be?
Kristin: A prince

17. What do you and your dad do together?
Kristin: We make pictures

18. How are you and your dad the same?
Kristin: We both speak Chinese

19. How are you and your dad different?
Kristin: I am a girl, he is a boy

20. How do you know your dad loves you?
Kristin: Kiss me

21. Where is your dad’s favorite place to go?
Kristin: Iphone Store
Kayla: Costco


Best. Kids. Ever. Each of them wrapped up a present for me and hid them in different parts of the house. Of course they couldn't keep quiet and quickly revealed the locations of the hidden presents well in advance of Fathers Day. And here are the awesome 'gifts' they picked out. They know me too well.


Jun 14, 2009

Bubbles, Swings, and a Firetruck

Every time we drive by this local park, both kids scream in stereo "CAN WE GO? CAN WE GO? CAN WE GO? CAN WE GO TO THE PARK?!?!" I remember when I was a child, going to the park was like the best thing in the world. Now, as an adult, it's so nice to see my own kids as happy as I was when I got to go to the park.




Kayla gets freaked out on the swings, but is more than happy to give Kristin a push.


Kristin LOVES to swing. It's always the first thing she does when we get to the park.


Yes, she actually loves the swing so much she drools. This is a crop of the above image. I cracked up when I saw this.


Jun 9, 2009

"When you are a grandma....

will you dye your hair?"

This was a question posed by Kristin a few days back. Her reasoning was that all Grandmas had grey or white hair so Selina would also have to dye her hair to become a Grandma. Where do they come up with this stuff?


This is Zoey:


I stayed with my good friend Mieng in LA this past Saturday to shoot a wedding with him. He has this adorable puppy which my kids would absolutely love to hug and squeeze all day and night. Heck, even I would love to. I promised Kristin when she was 2 years old that we could get a kitten when she turned 10. I can't believe that to this day, she STILL remembers, and brings it up every once in a while.