Monday, January 28, 2008

Xander and Meili

No, not our Meili in case the crazy thought crossed anyone's mind. Last Friday, we had a great time meeting up with Dana and her Meili and Shannon at the zoo. As always, it was great to hang out with ladies who 'speak the language' and Dana is now a more valuable asset than ever with her BTDT experience. It was great to hear about her trip and see how well Meili is doing!

We also headed over to the In-n-Out conveniently located across the street. When I told Xander that we were going to meet Meili at the zoo, he thought that I meant OUR Meili. So, I had to spend a few moments before we headed out the door showing him Dana's blog and explaining the concept that names and people don't always occur in a one to one ratio...;o)

He was enthralled with Meili and insisted on sitting next to her at I-N-O. When Dana got up to refill a drink, Xander leaned over and whispered to Meili, 'Ni jiao shenme mingzi?' ('What is your name' in Chinese!) He has been listening intently to our Mandarin CD's and thought that he finally had a practice buddy-what a crack up!

To say that I have some catching up to do on this blog is an understatement. I'll see what I can do!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Going Bananas

A and her friend, B-who lives across the street, are working on a science project together. They are experimenting with bananas and seeing if the rate at which they turn brown is affected by their location in a house. So, this means there are bananas EVERYWHERE-under the bed, in the bathroom, in the garage, in the freezer. It is starting to drive me nuts. The girls are very diligent in taking photos day and night of each banana and tracking it's demise. I hope they all turn brown soon so we can move on with life and get these things out of the house!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Rainy Day with My Boy

It is a given in our house that if it rains, mom is going to bake. Luckily, I had a helper today. X chose blue frosting and red sprinkles. He must have been feeling patriotic.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Spirit Clinic

A is the second from the right in the pic.
A is a very shy girl but each year she loves to participate in the high school's spirit clinic/fundraiser. She was very happy to have her friend join her this year and even more excited that her dance routine was choreographed to Hannah You-Know-Who music. She had a great time and will be back next year, I'm sure.