04 December 2009

"MOO" said the umbrella

Taison loves his umbrella! He takes it out every chance he gets!
He hasn't poked his eye, his sister's eye, or anyone else's eye out.... yet.
Wait for me!!!!
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Fly Fishing in Suburbia

Daddy decided to take his rod out for a spin. The Little Dude thought it was cool and wanted to give it a try. And you know what?? He didn't do too bad!!
Daddy wasn't the LEAST bit excited.
But when you're fly fishing in suburbia, THIS is bound to happen:
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Big Hair

Tai woke up from his afternoon nap with a case of bed-head. When he saw his reflection in the mirror, he patted his head, cracked up and said:

"Tóc của Tài Tài to!"

Which roughly translates to "Tai Tai's hair is big!"

Uncle Joel (& Uncle Steve)

Uncle Joel & Uncle Steve came for a brief visit in November. They are Taison's Godfathers. We didn't get many photos with them aside from this gem with Trinhity and the one below with Joel reading to the kids a soon to be literary classic :-).
We love you Joel & Steve! Come visit again, real soon!!

Water Water Everywhere...

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Decorating The Tree


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30 November 2009

Poop Jokes

It's been clear for awhile that Taison has a quirky, potentially sarcastic sense of humour. I know, it seems premature to declare him a comedian when he only started speaking full sentences a few months ago. But it's coming out more and more - rather literally - and the last couple days have included some winners. He has, it appears, already mastered the Poop Joke.

Last Saturday we were at the park, and Tài had unquestionably the foulest poop ever known in this family. Maybe it was all the white food, who knows? It was utterly vile, stunningly malodorous. He's rankin' high on the International Scale of Rankness.

Naturally, he seemed thoroughly amused and rather proud of himself. 11 or 12 butt wipes later, he cracked a wry smile and said, "Mama, Tài Tài ị nữa!"

Roughly translated, "Mama, I'm gonna poop more!"

The Mama-san was not amused, at least not until he cracked up and she realized he was joking. Trinh & BàBà & I thought it was hilarious.

This morning both kids were playing in a different room while the Mama-san was brushing her teeth. Trinhity came in and said, "Mama, Tài Tài ị rồi...thối quá!" ["Mama, Tài Tài pooped, and it stinks!"]

She cornered him and asked if he'd pooped. He looked her right in the eye and said innocently, "Tài bủm thôi!" ["I only farted!"]

At first she believed him, but she decided to double-check. He stomped his feet, laughed, then backed up against the wall. It wasn't just a fart. What's next?

28 November 2009

Tinkerbell

When the Big Sis wants to play dress up, the Little Dude wants to play dress up too! His favorite dress up outfit is "Binkerbell".
Yes, we suspect he will die of shame & embarrassment when he is older. Oh well.
Here are the princesses putting on their "makeup"!
Now off to the ball...
But don't worry... Taison is all boy!!

Halloween??

I guess we've kind of forgotten to update the blog with the Little Dude's pictures from Halloween. He was a doggy this year.
Get it OFF NOW!!

25 October 2009

Pumpkins Past & Present

Pumpkin Patch

We've been going to the same pumpkin patch at TGR Exotics for the past three years. They have a ranch where they raise exotic animals. The little dude got to pet baby joeys, camels, and pot bellied pigs. There were a couple other animals and activities that would have amused the little man but for some reason the one thing that he wanted to do was to pull a little red wagon all over the property.

The highlight of the day for him?? The tractor!!
He's such a BOY!!!

Falling Down

If you are little, you fall down sometimes. If you are lucky enough to have a sweet big sister, she will come to help you up. First, she gives you a kiss because that is just what you do first when someone you love gets hurt.
Then, your big sister will try and try with all her might to pick you up off the ground.
If you weigh as much as she does, well, it could be a difficult task for your sister to accomplish.
One of two things will happen:
  1. You get helped back up on your feet.
  2. Your sister will just give up, step over you, and be on her merry little way.
It's the unlucky lad who has the latter happen....

Manchester: The Apple Orchard

We went to an apple orchard and Taison just totally loved it. Well, actually, he just loved eating the apples. He followed us around the orchard chomping on his apples. He ate two entire apples by himself!
There is a reason why all of our apples are bruised....

This was the other thing that he liked doing at the orchard...

Manchester: The Lake/Park

Uncle Trevor took us to a place with a lake & some nature trails. Tai's favorite thing to do was to poke sticks into the water!!
Walking with Ong Ba...
... to chase birds.
ROCK!!
Uncle Trevor & Di Van.
It is difficult to get photos of the kids together... and well almost IMPOSSIBLE to get photos of them with the big people in their lives!! But every now & then, we capture something fun...

Manchester: The Yard

We went to Manchester, NH to visit Di Van (Aunt Clara) & Uncle Trevor a few weeks ago. Taison's favorite part was playing in the yard! He just loved running through the leaves and exploring the bugs & foliage. It was all new so it was all exciting.
Unfortunately, the entire house was all new and exciting and he was quite a handful to keep up with to make sure he didn't destroy or eat anything he wasn't supposed to. It was EXHAUSTING!
The plane rides were an entirely different story and one best forgotten. Mama was just incredibly thankful that BàBà was there to help handle the little dude. It was a wrestling match throughout the flights and a game of chase during the layovers.


This is a shot of him playing "Statue". It's a game that the Big Sis likes to play. Someone yells STATUE and everyone freezes in a weird pose.