Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, 7 months

Can you even keep up with this? My kid is 7 months old?

In the last three incredibly fast weeks, he is suddenly superbaby mobile unit. He can turn around on his stomach 360 degrees. His octopus hands are getting quicker than lightning. He has pulled himself to a standing position by himself. He is cruising from the ottoman to the couch to me and back. He leaps after desired object with no fear of the landing. He is looking in your eyes and lisping words that seem to have a specific meaning. He seems to know what or who the following are: diaper, dada, momma, chinese flashcards, Nai-nai (chinese grandma), and jump-jump-jump after a short demonstration. He is eating #2 food with no sign of stopping. He is weighing in at 23 lbs. And when he smiles, which is rarely at the camera, the world melt into a soft pile of butter.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tofu, and no two ways about it

I've had tofu sliced, boiled, fried, frozen, stir-fried, silky, dried, pressed, firm, thawed, hot, spicy, in hotpot, and raw.

How about you?

I also snuck off and had two tacos today.

Baby Tao is having a wierd rash. Poor little tiger. He is trying to walk and crawl. He is cruising from the table to the couch and to me. He has fallen backwards three times. Scares me to death. I guess this is only the beginning of understanding my parents gray hair. My dad says, his girls gave him the gray hair. He never had it before he had any of us.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tao Parents are here for a visit.

Jonathan awoke to greetings in Chinese from Nai nai and Ye ye. He got new slippers and new toys already and Christmas isn't even here.

He is not sure what to think of all the stimulation. I predict that every little peep he makes will prompt someone to respond. I shall have to enroll him in despoil class next =0)

Nai nai fed baby tao some congee, rice soup. He seemed to like it!

We put up our Christmas tree last night. Steve's first one that he picked out himself. He had to go back out for the tree stand. Our house smells great, and our tree looks gorgeous. Jonathan loves to look at the pretty lights.

I am making cookies and candy for the neighbors. Darn it but I messed up the peanut butter fudge. Dad, bring your spoon! Keni, I need your expert hand for this, I never did have the fudge touch. But I do have an "impossible to fail" recipe from ATK. They never fail me!

We attended the Christmas banquet with a dessert potluck. Wow, the chocolate raspberry cake is fabulous; Mrs. Sampson's famous recipe makes its annual appearance. I need to get that recipe!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jonathan shops for his swimming suit online

Jonathan went to his first swimming lesson at YMCA on Thursday. The day before, he was shopping for his swimming suit online. He looked long and hard.

He really is a water boy. He appears to enjoy the swimming pool very much.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Water Baby

Jonathan needs a warm swimsuit. So he was helping me to look for one..Now that BT is 6 months, he can go to wet tots at the Y. Lots of moms had told me horror stories about terribly frightened and screaming babies. Needless to say I was both excited and a bit anxious about our first class. But BT is a water baby. He is a natural. Even going completely under the water was no problem for him. He really enjoyed the class. He was so tuckered out afterward too. He slept for 2 1/2 hours to recouperate. BT also loves his sing and sign teacher. He loves to stare up at her when it is his turn to play the guitar. He watches her so closely that he can't even select between the green beanbag and blue beanbag. She is much more entertaining! He loves to sing, well at least listen to singing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, 6 months for Baby Tao

Yep, 6 months already. We are astounded by how fast this has gone. Yesterday at the doctors Baby Tao got on his knees and straight arms. First time on his own.
The doctor was impressed with how BT could sit up so well. But he is so past that he wanted to show her how he likes to stand and not sit. They had a little battle of wills, the doc won, but he let her know he was not happy about it.