Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy President's Day

Xia here. We really didn't do much to acknowledge Washington and Lincoln today, Monday 2/21/11. It was nice to have Mommy home for an extra day. Our excitement was big time grocery shopping at Costco and Giant. It can actually be fun...

Here I am ringing the doorbell to a VERY cool playhouse we saw in Costco:


And a little movie Mommy took too (she's having fun with her new iPod Touch):

Then it was off to Giant where we love getting our free cookies (they give them out to kids, all you have to do is ask!):


By the way, I just have so much fun since our store was remodeled. We weigh all of our produce, label it, then scan all of our groceries using self scan, bag them as we shop, and check ourselves out. I help quite a bit and am getting really good at aiming the scanner.

After such a busy day, Isa was mighty cranky by the end of dinner. Here's a clip of Daddy getting her to laugh amidst throwing a fit in her high chair:

And more fit throwing when Mommy and Daddy were trying to clean up. "Up Mommy Up" or "Up Daddy Up" is her battle cry (Sorry, Mommy still getting used to taking movies on the iTouch):

I'm thinking she'll sleep pretty good tonight!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Have YOU Ever Cracked Open a Double Yolk?

Mommy was a little freaked out on Saturday 2/19/11 when she cracked open an egg into her waffle batter to see this...


Yep, that's 2 yolks out of one egg! Have you ever seen such a thing? She had never seen one of these in all of her years of egg cracking.

Of course, she had to do a Google Search and apparently it does happen. This site explains...

Double Yolkers appear when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one yolk somehow gets "lost" and is joined by the next yolk. Double yolkers may be by a pullet whose productive cycle is not yet well synchronized. They're occasionally laid by a heavy-breed hen, often as an inherited trait.

Better that than a "dwarf" egg = no yolk at all!

Xia Steals the Snowman's Hat and Scarf

So, our poor snowman finally melted away. I thought I would model his hat and scarf on Friday 2/18/11:


PS - Bonus points for the first person who knows where this hat is from. Put your answer in a comment. Oh, and don't ask me where you can use the bonus points...

Xia Sleeps Some More

Yep... Daddy loves to take pics of me sleeping! Here are 2 more taken on Sunday 2/13/11. Note I'm surrounded by toys and wrapped in Mardi Gras beads...:



Saturday, February 12, 2011

We Finally Have a Dishwasher!

Mommy here. May I just say that life will NEVER be the same again. We have lived in this house almost 8 years without a dishwasher. It was one of the things I did not like about this house when we bought it (along with no central air). It wasn't so bad until the girls came along with all of their bottles and sippy cups and little containers, etc. I believe Daddy is even more excited than I am as he took over most of the dishwashing duties about 3 years ago.

Kudos to Leonard E. Good (Woodworking - Home Improvements) who created a totally matching cabinet with butcher block top to put the dishwasher in and Martin's Appliance in Brownstown who sold us the dishwasher and recommended Leonard. Leonard arrived at our home about 9am Friday 2/11/11 and everything was done by 7pm!! Amazing work and an exciting day at our house. Xia and Isa told me all about it when I got home from work.

So... here are some photos of our wonderful, newly installed dishwasher. In just 24 hours our lives have completely changed!! YIPPEE!!



Peaceful Xia

Now that I'm 4 years old, I can really tire Mommy and Daddy out sometimes with all of my energy and questions and running around and teasing Isa and not listening and... well you get the idea. So I guess it's hard to imagine how much work I can be when I look like this. Daddy snapped these photos on Monday 2/7/11:




And though I can give them a run for their money, Mommy and Daddy would not have it any other way!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smash-Up Derby

So, Daddy still has a bunch of toys from when he was little like me. On Saturday 2/6/11 he figured I was ready for some Smash-Up Derby. What? You don't remember that? Maybe this commercial will clue you in (even Mommy remembers this commercial):

Though some of the pieces and one of the ramps are missing, it is STILL fun!!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Xia is Forty Nine Months Old

On Saturday 2/5/11 I turned 49 months old. I just had my 4 year old well kid check-up and I'm now 41 1/4 inches long (80th %) and weigh 36 and 1/4 lbs (75%).

Use the links below to see how I've grown by clicking on the number of months...

48,47,46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, birth.

Isa had to get in on the photo shoot of course:

Then we both joined in together:

Deja Vu...

(above pic from 4/20/09)

Okay, we're done!

The Headless Snowman

Poor snowman... With all of this icy rain this past week, our poor snowman has lost his head! Here is a picture taken Wednesday 2/2/11: