Saturday, May 31, 2008

Trip to LA for Ee Ling's wedding.

We are back from LA and recovering from our 5 day trip to LA.

It was such a fun trip and it was nice to take Ryan for his first road trip. He was fine in the car during the 5 hour journey; he slept most of the way.

We left on Thursday morning as we had to attend the wedding rehearsal on Thursday night.After stopping halfway at the Cattlemens rest stop, we headed over to Arcadia for our Shanghai dumplings at Din Tai Fung Restaurant; rated one of the best dumpling places.. they also have restaurants in China.

We booked a hotel for the first night, but headed over to Eric's place first to attend the rehearal at CSU Long Beach. After the rehearsal, we had dinner at Lucilles. It was yummy bbq with lots of sides. We loved the sweet potatoes.

Friday, we hung at the hotel and then headed to Thanh My restaurant for vietnamese. Lily and family joined us. After that we checked in our three bedroom plus 1 bedroom plus studio condo that we rented together with Helen, Lily, Sook Yee and Lu Fun. Lu Fun and family could not make the event, so we actually ended up with extra beds.

The place was nice and convenient. It was not in front of the ocean, but was facing a lagoon. However, the weather was sooooo bad that we did not even go near the water or beach! It was COLD and it rained on and off.

Friday night, Gordon and I tah-pau some shrimp and craw-fish from the Boiling Crab. It was very fresh and spicy. The rest of the night, there were some mahjong sessions and Wii games and wine.

Saturday passed by quickly as we went over to Ee Ling's place to help with some last minute stuff.

Sunday.... the wedding! I had to be at Ee Ling's house by 6.15am since I was the maid of honor and needed my hair and make-up to be done...It was a super early day for everyone... including Ryan who came along with Gordon. At 8.00am, Eric arrived with his groomsmen to "pick-up" Ee Ling. We played some games; including making them eat three seeds of durian, synchronous singing and dancing and finally, getting some money from Eric...

The wedding event was perfect. The bride was gorgeous! It was cold but I think it was perfect for the picture taking. The guest arrived on time and the wedding started at exactly 10am. No one tripped and the vows were done with no hiccups. The food was good as well.

The chinese dinner was excellent. Ee ling and Eric did a very nice waltz dance and I did a quick speech...(was not well-prepared..)

Monday, we met up with Emi, Remi and their 4 year old son, Daniel at Zinbala taiwanese restaurant. We were also able to try out the Wii fit and are now tempted to buy one as well..:)

For dinner, we met up with Steven and Patty and stayed over at their place.

Tuesday, we drove over to Bakersfield to meet up with Ken and Pauline and their baby boy, Tyler... Tyler is 2 weeks younger than Ryan. It was super cute to see them together. Baby Tyler is a big boy just like Ryan!! He was chubbier than Ryan and was as tall as Ryan.

That was the end of our vacation. We had loads of fun and can't wait to travel again!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

4 month check-up numbers are in!

We saw the doctor on 5/13 and Ryan received another clean bill of health. We also got the go ahead for Ryan to eat solid foods...:)

He is now:

17 pounds (87 percentile in weight)

27 1/4 inches in height (94 percentile in height)

43.8 cm for his head circumference (88 percentile in head circumference)

Big boy if you ask me..;)

Some of Ryan's 4 month development include:

signs of bottom teeth showing up
laughing out loud
opening and closing his hands (he now pinches me all the time!)

So, we started on solids the same day and his first solid food were Earths Best Organic carrots.... Ryan had no objections to solid food. Here is a video of his enjoying his first taste of solid food.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Mother's Day...

I celebrated my first mother's day!

We decided not to go out, so we stayed home and I got to play with Ryan all day...:) It is nice to be a mom.....

I love the picture below..... the love of my life....:)

Friday, May 09, 2008

Mun Mun's Bday and Charles's 40th bday

Last weekend, we celebrated Mun-mun's 4th bday. Mun-mun is growing up quickly. She loves the princess toys and her room is all pink! she is such a girly girl..:) We had lots of food from Bucca de Beppo.

Here is a video of the party.... the first part of the video shows Gordon carrying Ryan to sleep.... however, Gordon fell asleep before Ryan did! Everyone had a good laugh on this one....:P

We had to leave early and miss the durian bcos we had to run off to SF to celebrate Charles's 40th bday....:) Dinner was at Lucky River restaurant. Our special gift to him was a remote-control ferarri car...... It is a special edition... Christian (Charles's son) saw the car and immediately wanted to own it.... hope Charles will get a chance to play with the car..;)

Ryan was really good all through dinner. Sydney loves playing with Ryan... she actually takes the time to entertain him and he gives her some nice smiles.

4 month old videos.

Here are some videos taken on Ryan's 4 month bday..:)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

I am 4 months old!

hello hello, can you believe how time flies... I am already 4 months old as of today (May 4, 2008)

Mummy and daddy took me to the park today and I sat on the swing and slide for the first time..:)

My four month updates are as follows:

sleeping and eating - I am trying to get into a pattern for sleeping. At night, I can sleep from 8pm to 6am. I will wake up and eat, play a little and go back to sleep from 8-10am. After eating at 11, I will sleep for an hour or two and eat again at 3. I will sleep for another hour but will get grumpy around 5.30pm and need a 10 minute power nap...

Sometimes, I will wake up at night and cry... but I notice that no one comes to see me, so I make a little bit more noise and eventually fall back asleep...

As of today, I can laugh out loud and mummy finally notices that I am teething.... i think this is the first time she has looked into my mouth and was surprise to see white stuff on my bottom teeth area..:)

I am still trying to sit up on my own, but I love my exersaucer and jumperoo... The bumbo is so so only.. i can only stay in the bumbo for 5 minutes, but can play in the exersaucer and jumperoo for half hour.

I like to talk... mummy and grandma talk to me the most. We can have nice long discussion about everything. Sometimes I talk louder than them and we all start to laugh....

Everyone says I am so big. I think mummy's milk is making me very strong. I drink 8 ounces during each feed...totalling about 35 ounces a day....I wonder what my doctor will say when I see him on May 13. I move my mouth when I see mummy or daddy eating. I can't wait to try the real food!

I have big feet. Mummy is putting me in 9 month clothing and the feet area of the clothes still seem to be tight. Now, mummy has to find stuff that don't have feet covers, so that my feet can grow more.

I have learned to cuddle.... I love it when mummy carries me and I cuddle next to her when she gets back from work. I also don't mind when anyone carries me; I just want to be carried!

Oh... as of the last two days, my double eyelid showed up on my left eye. It is only on 1 eye, just like mummy. Mummy thinks I look pretty with the double eyelid. I wonder if the double eyelid will show up on my right as well..... will have to wait and see.....
Thank you for reading this blog.... till next month!