Tuesday, March 29, 2011

San Ngin

Deboro's sweet grandpa passed away last week. He was D's father figure for most of his life. One of his fondest memories is when his grandpa made a kite for him out of chopsticks and newspapers. He would also make him laugh with his jokes, nicknames for everyone and his dancing.

I remember the first time I met his grandpa, D had taken me home to meet his family and his grandpa greeted me with a giant smile, held up one finger and said, "You're number one!" And from that day forward that was the nickname that he gave me. Knowing very little English, he always knew just what to say. D's brother-in-law commented at the funeral that San would always make sure to say, "Hello, Goodbye, and I'll see you soon" to everyone who came through the door. We will see him again soon and when we do, I hope he is holding up his finger in the air and still calling me "number one."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


We just had some pictures taken at Busath last month and we loved how they turned out. It was a fun change having a studio session because all of the photos we have are more casual. We wish we could have purchased all of them!

Cute things I want to remember that she has said lately:

-She put both her hands on my heart and said, "I hear your heart mama!"
-At lunch she leaned over to my mom and said, "What's up?"
-She came up to me and handed me my wallet and said, "Mommy big present! Open!" The said, "surprise!" when I saw the orange slice she has stuffed in the plastic part where my license goes.
-Everything (anything from an apple to a house) that is big is a "daddy" size and small things are "baby" or "baby Charlie" size.
-She loves when D takes her to go get a Jamba juice and she will say, "Oh, baby Jamba Juice is my favorite!"

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our lucky day

On St. Patrick's Day we found out we are having another little girl! We are so happy to have another little Elle running around. And most importantly I am so happy that Elle gets to have a sister. I would kill to have a sister so it means a lot to me that Elle gets to have one.

We went to the bakery up the street to get a surprise for grandma.

I'm not sure if Elle was sad because she didn't get to eat the cookie or if she really wanted a brother.

Then we came home and found a surprise from a little leprechaun.

Elle wanted to go swimming right then and there, so we improvised and went swimming in the bathtub. It was a fun St. Patrick's Day I'll never forget.

(I didn't bring my camera so my photos are just crappy iphone pics)