Monday, January 30, 2012

Family blessing

About 10 days ago, my niece finally got her liver transplant...from her Aunt (my sis)! We are just so relieved that this day has come and everything went really smoothly. They are both at home recovering now. What an amazing sacrifice and gift my sister has given to Marissa, and how lucky we are that she was a match!

First trip to the zoo

The last day Yi Yi & Nai Nai came to visit, we decided to head up to the SF zoo. It was super chilly that day, but it was still nice to have the zoo  less crowded so we could make our way through most of the exhibits without waiting. Max was such a good boy and stayed strapped down in his stroller with minor complaining.

Out of all the things that were his favorite, I would have to say it was the ducks! Go The highlight was the children's petting zoo part. Max loved watching the ducks and feeding the goats. It was all over though once he found a pile of duck poop..I'll spare you the details.

Max plays with Yi Yi before we head out
Family photo
Max is mesmerized by the Rhino
Sleepy lion
Lounging lemurs
Giraffes & friends
This owl was HUGE. You can't tell from the pic, but around 3 ft. tall!
Max trying to point to all the ducks at once
Hi there!
Max loves his Nai Nai & Yi Yi

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas afternoon

Christmas afternoon was spent getting our tummies full and opening gifts. It was so nice to have all the fam over to celebrate and watch Max run around in wonder at what was going on.

Hope all of you enjoyed your holidays as well!

Leon holding our new great niece Arianna 
Arianna - such a cutie!!!
My nephew Anthony, his wife Jonna, & my niece Marissa 
My sis Nga playing with Tank
L2R: John, Hong, Johnathon, Marissa, Jonna, Arianna, & Anthony
Jonna, Leon, Arianna, me, Nga, Anthony 
The Grandparents: Ann, Frank, Jim, Lan

Christmas morning

Christmas morning was a whirlwind. Since we were hosting, I spent most of it cooking. But we took time out for Max to enjoy his Santa present and open stockings!

Santa brought me a new iPod nano and other cool stuff. Max got a new table & chair set just his size and has been pretty happy with it since.
Max was pretty excited with his Santa present
Proud to have his own place to sit
Stocking time 
Playing with his stocking stuffers as YiYi & NaiNai watch
Max, YiYi, & Tank chill out

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

Many of you may know that I go a little bonkers with baking during christmas season. Cookies and more cookies galore to give away to friends and fam.

Well a certain Mr. Max was a wee bit taller than I thought and managed to get a hand on one of my cooling sugar cookies. When Leon and I asked him about it, he shrugged his shoulders, said "Uh-Oh" and "Mmmmm!!!" before smiling and running  off with the thing. With his first taste of a cookie (well not ENTIRE cookie), Max stayed up nearly an hour that night before he conked out in his crib! Thank goodness it wasn't a frosted one :)

Got caught!
Do not let a crumb of this goodness go to waste!

and the first catch-up post: Nai Nai comes early

Nai Nai came the week before XMas to get some one on one time with Max. From the looks of it, Max seemed mighty fine with that!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Well hello there...and go Niners!

How about them niners this past weekend? Wow! What a game. I officially drink the Harbaugh koolaid!!! Woot woot!

Yes, I know I know, I have not been very diligent in keeping my blog up to date. But I've been:

- Reading the Twilight Saga ( 5 days..the entire thing)
- Running
- Spending an exorbitant amount of time on Pinterest
- Enjoying nights doing absolutely NOTHING

A serious blog blast is coming your way. In the meantime, here is Max helping us cheer on the 49ers this past weekend..and it worked! :)