Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chinese New Year 2009

Today was the CNY celebration at the Chinese Cultural Center, to say it was crowded is a huge understatement. Lauren's favorite part was catching fish that she got to keep, she named them Pokey and Rain.

I put a 2008 and 2009 comparison picture up so you can see how she has changed, she is wearing the same outfit this year as last year because this year it actually fit, last year it was falling off of her :)

Lauren CNY 2009

Lauren CNY 2008

Pokey and Rain

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lauren Reading to Steve

Lauren checked this book out of the library this week and stunned us when she sat with Steve to read it. I have to remind myself that she just turned 4. she truely amazes us sometimes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

There's Two Of You

So here's Lauren's new thing, she will cross her eyes and say " there's 2 of you ", it totally cracks us and the people around us up when she does it. We were at a restaurant with some people from church today and she started doing it and people around us were howling with laughter. Such a comedian :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Nashville Weekend

We headed to Nashville for the China travel group reunion this weekend, it was a great trip and the girls are all as gorgeous and funny as ever. We also surprised our old church with a drop in visit on Sunday and we were the ones surprised that not many were there :( but the afternoon was better as we got to have lunch with my best friend Vicki and her hubby and son so it turned out to be a great weekend. We miss our friends in Nashville and are always glad to go back and see them all.

Annslee & Lauren the Hubei Chicks

The Girls

Coby, Annslee, Lauren, Steve

Stacie,Lauren,Ryan, Vicki

Crazy from all of the partying :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

That's Not Steak !!!!

Here's a little story about dinner time tonight, Lauren's all time favorite food is steak, well we had meatloaf for dinner tonight but we tried to fool her by cutting it into little bites and told her it was steak, she took one bite, spit it out and said " That's not steak, that's hamburger" " I don't eat hamburger" It was hilarious.....

So much for fooling her :) Here's a picture of her showing off her new boots.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fur Real Panda

Lauren got a Fur Real Panda at Christmas and apparently motherhood is stressing her out, the panda has sensors in it so if you pick it up or lay it down and it's awake it cries. well, Lauren wanted to wash her hands so she set it on the bathroom counter until she was done and it started to cry, she let out this big "UGH" I am coming panda". So funny, she is exasperated with being a panda mama :)

p.s. excuse the mess in the background, they still have not come to replace her floors in her room so it's all in the playroom. :(

Thursday, January 08, 2009

4 Year Old Stats

We took Lauren to the doctor today for her 4 year old checkup and she is doing great, she is 36" tall and weighs 30 lbs. she is in the 10th percentile for weight and she is not on the charts for height. :) They did say that if her speech hasn't improved by Fall then they will put her back in speech therapy but they want to give her a while longer to see if working with her more at home will help her speech. She no longer naps and they said that's normal for her age but man do I miss nap times. HA

I went in my room last night to check on her and found her and Jake like this. :)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Guess Who We Saw Today ?

We went to the High Museum today to see the Terracotta Warriors, to say it was great is a huge understatement. No soldier is alike and each has intricate detail. We bought a mini replica set that came in a silk box for Lauren to have when she is older, we figure she may never see them again and it's part of her heritage that we want her to be able to keep. We also bought her the book explaining the warriors and how they were found and what their purpose was. Such a neat thing to see and something that we may never have the chance to see again. We couldn't take pictures inside so I don't have any to share :(

Thursday, January 01, 2009

So Worth The Money Spent

$39.99 Price of an exercise trampoline at Sears
1 small spot in the living room, zero problem
1 little girl absolutely exhausted from a day of jumping=PRICELESS

( seriously, when this one breaks we'll buy another one because it wears her completely out and she LOVES it)oh and on this one from Sears the legs fold under it for storage, another bonus. :)