Saturday, June 27, 2009

Phee loves the flowing peanut grass in the yard

Friday, June 26, 2009

playing with light

amazing how the 3 p.m. Florida sun can turn a wet wipe into a hot box

Sunday, June 14, 2009

playing in the baby pool

Summer fun with bro

boxing fun

aunt sara gave xiaoyue this wonderful set of nesting boxes with fairy tales and fabric insets. it's become one of her favorite activities to stack these boxes, and it's hilarious to see the way she makes these leaning towers with toys propped here and there.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

a year ago today.........

June 9, 2009 front yard

[approximately] april 2008
dao xian county SWI

this was the first picture i saw. those tiny red shoes!

at 1:35 p.m. to be exact last June 9, i got a phone call from Lisa at La Vida. i remember it vividly. even where i was sitting at the dining room table. i scratched notes on a piece of paper. i called craig who was at petco, my parents, some friends and then i had to walk over to the school to get isaac. lisa was emailing the pix, and i wanted to view it with isaac and not alone. it was the day before the last day of school and that morning, i had been maniacally checking the rumor queen and pretty much knew the call was coming, just didn't know when. i'd also gone that morning to isaac's fifth grade breakfast/awards ceremony, and was happy to have had that distraction. Now, it's hard to believe this little baby's face has grown into such a sweet, happy child, full of smiles. We love you Xiaoyue!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

big bro isaac

isaac's band had a gig last weekend at the cultural council's kid art show. My other kids' ( poems were on display on the windows of the gallery. come to think of it, i need photograph those. anyway, here's our Isaac on bass, isaac g. on vocals, julian on lead.