Sunday, August 29, 2010

More fun pix

I am squeezing in all the fun time I can with Max before I have to return to the working world, and I must say, he gets more fun everyday. He's turning into quite the personality. 

Here's some more fun pix from the past week:
Max checks himself out in the mirror during tummy time
Though Max is a fan of baths, he does not seem to be a fan of the bubble mohawk

Peter's impromptu B-day celebration

Yesterday the Paulsons invited us and the Kavals out to take a walk in downtown PA to check out the Arts Festival. We walked around for a bit and then ended up at Gordon Biersch for an impromptu celebration of Peter's bday. Peter's bro Dave made all the arrangements last minute and we got to enjoy our food, beer, & friends. I also convinced Peter to order a beer sampler. :)

I learned that Peter's nieces deemed him the "Prince of Trickery" when he fibs to them. How cute is that?

Happy Birthday Peter!

Peter & Ann
The Prince of Trickery

Adam visits

A little late on this post, but last week we were graced by a visit from Adam who happened to stop in from the East Coast. This is the first time he's met Max and he's a natural with kids. It wasn't long until Max cracked a smile for him. Adam made nice even though Max busted out his Cal shirt :)
Leon, Max, & Adam

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

3 months old

Max turned 3 months old yesterday. How did that happen already?

I'm really gonna' miss this kiddo when I go back to work!

A last summer BBQ

On Sunday we had a few friends over for a last of the summer BBQ. Can you believe September is just around the corner? It was nice to have a few peeps over for some good food and conversation.

I also start work next week (yikes!) so I better get in the good socializing before I am exhausted again :)
Story telling

Leon helps get Max down for a nap
Hank & Angie

Sunday, August 22, 2010

How cool is this?

I saw this infomercial and told Leon I NEED to have one. Help me convince's so cool! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SoCal Reunion The Final Episode - The Stanford Baby Boom in SC

The last part of our SoCal trip we spent in San Clemente. Brett & Annika were such generous hosts and gave up their own bed for us to sleep in! Thanks so much you guys, really. We had a great time and it was great to see you both and your beautiful boys. 

Annika is a true super mom. Before I was even downstairs in the morning she was fully dressed, her boys were fully dressed, breakfast was being served, and she was out the door for a morning walk...seriously! 

Also in attendance were Brett P., Angie, & Hank as well as Brad, Heather, & Maya. We are already in talks for a reunion like this next year!

So fun to see everyone's kids together and how they all have their own little personalities. In one moment while all the little ones were awake, we were able to line them up on the couch for a photo shoot.
Max tries to woo the only girl there, Miss Maya!

Hank, Brooks, Max, Wiley, & Maya (How cute is it that Wiley is holding Max's hand?)

Hank, Brooks, & Max

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Angel Baby

We had quite the week in LA. I don't want to jinx it, but I have to say that Max has been an angel. Feeding every 4-5 hours, smiling and talking, and even sleeping some five and six hour stints!

More to come on the last part of the trip, but for now, here is my angel :)
The baby who makes us into liars

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SoCal Reunion Part III - Max meets Uncle Joma

While Tank slept the day away...
Leon and I headed out to Culver City to meet Joma for lunch at Kay n Daves. I have known Joma FOREVER...since 2nd grade. He's been down in LA for awhile now teaching high school. It's always fun to catch up and although we don't talk often, it's like we always pick up where we left off.

Joma got to share stories of his single life...while we let him know to live it up, or else he will be going to bed at 9:00pm as Leon and I did last night! Or the highlight of his day may be having a margarita, as I did at lunch. My my, how times have changed :)
Joma, Leon, & Max

SoCal Reunion Part II - Max meets the high school crew

Yesterday was a reunion with a couple of Leon's high school friends and their kiddos. I am so bummed I forgot my camera, so I took what pics I could from my iPhone. I didn't even get pics of the hosts! Shameful. Genevieve & Dave hosted a get-together at their home and we got to finally meet their little one Isabelle. Jake & his wife Gillian joined the fun with their two - Lennon & Nico. Also, Dave's sister & Mom tagged along.

I have to say that Gen & Dave as well as Gill & Jake have just the cutest kids!!! I couldn't get enough of them, they were too precious. Seeing them playing, I couldn't wait until Max was at that stage and more interactive...however, I may eat those words later :)

It was a fun time and we were all joking about how much our lives had changed since last year. Gen was recalling their trip up North to see Leon and I and how we were drinking on a rooftop in SF then playing Rock Band (our band name? 5 donuts!) into the wee hours of the look at us! Lol...we wouldn't change any of it though.

It was great to see all these guys and hopefully next time it is not so long in between visits.
Linda, Judy, Leon, & Jake



SoCal Reunion Part 1 - Max meets the Chen side

Leon and I made our way down to LA this past Saturday for a week long trip of visiting family and friends.

Sunday started off with a banquet lunch hosted by Leon's parents as a celebration for Max's arrival which also happened to fall on the Chinese Father's Day (8/8). We ate lots of food and everyone took their turn to meet Max. The great-grandparents were especially enamored with the little one. It was great to spend time with everyone!

Aunts, Uncles, and Great-Grandparents
More Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins
Great-Grandparents & New Grandparents