Monday, March 31, 2008

Wii

Uncle Charlie stood in line at our local Circuit City Sunday from 5:48a.m. until the store opened to claim one of the 7 Wii entertainment systems. . . we went over to their house tonight after dinner and Daddy took on his nephews in boxing, faced Uncle Charlie with Guitar Hero, and played some golf with his first born.


Here is a great pic of the three oldest cousins gazing at the plasma screen while Patrick and Brendan finished their game of baseball:




Taylor took time out to watch from the sidelines:



Uncle Charlie's Guitar Hero rendition of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" had the kids on the dance floor:

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kansas City voyage

We cruised to Kansas City yesterday morning....unloaded our "stuff" at Auntie Nana's and then headed to Loren's baptism. Here is a picture of the girls upon Auntie Nana's lap taken within 5 minutes of our arrival:

...and here is some footage of Auntie Nana discussing life with Taylor:


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Peyton helped Auntie Nana crack and season her eggs:

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Loren's baptism was at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the building is less than 18 months old. It was so bright and beautiful, as was the baby being baptized :-) Here is a cute picture of Loren checking out her "big" cousin, Taylor:


Loren is definitely a water loving baby. No tears during the blessing, simply a big smile:



This family photo was taken just after the baptism:



"THE COUSINS" minus baby Loren who was busy receiving congrats on her initiation to the Church:

The reception included delicious Kansas City BBQ and scrumptious cake. . .



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This morning we attended 10:30 Mass near Auntie Nana's and then went to Aunt CAG & Uncle Denny's for brunch. It was a WONDERFUL meal with the metro area's finest people:


Taylor really liked being carried around by Uncle Denny. Here they are posing with Auntie Nana and Aunt Bea:


Aunt CAG even got Peyton to pause for a photo:

Mamasita held Taylor up next to Buckwild for some quality flirting:

Truman is 90+ pound Golden Retriever and is (in CAG's words) "SOOO CUTE"...he really is!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kobe

Tonight we met one of Daddy's co-workers and his family for dinner at Kobe. Here is a picture of the Dads trying to introduce Lilly to Taylor:

The "volcano" was a hit, as usual:

Peyton and Taylor enjoyed their Shirley Temples. . .

Believe it or not, Taylor was so hungry that she grabbed her spoon and began eating the dipping sauce like it was soup. . .

The girls enjoyed the real soup, too:


...and the "Japanese spaghetti" was devoured!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

PEW models swimwear while T-Burn has a spa treatment

Here is Peyton in her "SUPER HERO" attire while watching "Hi-5" - one of her latest favorite shows:




Gung Gung got this darling swimsuit at a boutique today but it may be too short for our 40+ inch 2 year old:




Does this picture not remind you of a "day at the spa"? It was taken just after bath time while she let Daddy trim her toenails. She laid on the table real content, just paging through her Snow White book. . .

Monday, March 24, 2008

ABBY & SANDY & MOSHI

Our neighbor Abby comes over often after school for playtime with Sandy in our backyard. Sad to say Abby will be moving to Texas in June. In preparation for her departure she is collecting pictures to make a memory book. She requested a few of Sandy so today I let her friend take some pics of Abby & Sandy during "playtime" . . .




After Sandy and Abby finished playing in the yard, Abby went home for dinner and Miss Moshi joined US for Taco Night. Miss Moshi's mother (see her very own Blog appearance in my 2/16/08 entry) sent the girls an M & M counting book. I am sure once PEW sits down to read with her favorite chocolate candy, we shall take some in action shots!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

HAPPY EASTER

Daddy & Mommy went on a "date" last night to the Easter Vigil. This allowed us to drink soda sooner AND get a little more sleep today prior to our Easter festivities.

We had a delicious breakfast at Grandma & Grandpa Wu's home. Taylor still thrives on Uncle Craig:

Here is a "cousin photo" taken prior to our meal:

Peyton reached for a few of the higher-hidden eggs:

Grandma Wu served as Taylor's makeshift crib :-) Listen to the audio and you can discover how nothing wakes this napper. We were making the dogs bark by ringing the doorbell in order to conduct this experiment with our sound sleeper. Ironically she actually is a light sleeper because occasionally at night when I tip-toe into her room to put laundry away, she'll pop her head up and laugh and then plop back down to sleep.

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Auntie Karen found Taylor a Walt Disney World encyclopedia book published in 1985 with some wonderful photos of all her favorite characters. It was precious to hear Taylor point to pictures and try to communicate to Karen. . .

After a brief stop at our house to let Sandy outside for a while, we headed over to Gung Gung & Papa's for an early dinner. After dinner Taylor took her dalmatian for a walk around the house:

. . .and Papa taught Peyton how to do connect-the-dots:









Saturday, March 22, 2008

...here comes Peter Cottontail...

In response to a recent request for proof that Sandy IS indeed still a part of our daily life, here is a shot of her sitting in her favorite outdoor napping zone:

Peyton helped Mommy with some baking today . . . and I shall just say "it was a bit messy in the kitchen" . . .

Mr. Frank (a.k.a. Easter Bunny courier) hopped over with some gifts from him and Miss Louise including personalized mugs for each of the girls. For Christmas they gave them the identical plates so Peyton proudly ate milk & cookies from her "Peytonware" this afternoon:

Here is Peyton acting like a "The Price Is Right" model displaying her set:

Taylor liked holding her big girl mug but I could not quite trust her to drink out of it :-)

This clip was taken last night during dinner:
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Miss Louise Strikes Again

Another holiday and another musical gift from Miss Louise. We are so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors right across the fence line :-) In case the picture does not explain, Peyton is holding the new musical Easter chick.

The girls had a "lollipop break" in between their trip to the park and our other errands. Taylor sits like a little lady with her ankles crossed but it looks like I must continue to "work with" Princess Peyton:

Here is their new chick in action:

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Tribute to Miss Moshi

This shot of Miss Moshi reading a story to Taylor reminds me SO much of "B" with Skip & Strick....many years ago Moshi was a Nanny named "B". . .

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another MAGIC HOUSE day

We enjoyed a rainy day indoors (along with hundreds of other Spring Break kids) at The Magic House. Miss Jhansi fed Taylor some scrumptious plastic pizza in Peyton's Pizza Parlor:


Peyton & Tubbles paused to pose:


Peyton enjoyed some fishing in the pond:


Here is a CLASSIC clip of Taylor splashing water on herself and reacting as if to say "Who in the world just splashed me?!?!?!?"

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Peyton posed for an early morning shot just before departing for school. . .


Taylor TRIED to refrain from pulling her white & green shamrock clippie bow out of her hair all day but it was close to impossible. I did manage to keep the bow in for this picture. . .

Then after getting Peyton and visiting Gung Gung, I found Taylor's hair accessory from last year's St. Patty's Day and she actually kept it on her head :-)