Tuesday, July 3, 2007

So I panicked just a little

This morning I woke up to the sound of air brakes. I thought I had been dreaming because nothing that uses air brakes would fit into our tiny little parking lot. I went to the window to see a huge fire engine turning around on a dime. Well, of course my first thought was something bad had happened. There are only 8 apartments so we all know each other, if not very well, at least, enough to look out for each other. It turns out that they were just doing their yearly inspection. Whooooo! Of course Lian saw the fire truck through the window, so of course we had to get a closer look. Not to mention the very nice firemen were very easy to look at  and also warranted a closer look. (not that I noticed or anything ). We tried to stay out of the way, but they went out their way to be nice to and include my son. They even gave him a badge and a tour of the inside of their truck. Awww! I wish the shot I took of them had come out, but my batteries died just then. 

That's my white car in the window. You can see how close this truck actually is to my car in the next pictures. The guy driving this truck did an awesome job turning it around.

This is my car. You can how little room they had to maneuver.
Daddy and Lian got a tour of the inside.

Lian waves goodbye. He has been wearing his fire hat and carrying his badge ever since.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Extra Child

I so know what it is to have an extra child. I am grateful that he doesn't need a late nite feeding, he never climbs out of the high chair, he is always quiet and well behaved and his diapers are reusable. For some reason his clothes, though, always need washing. What do they do when I am not looking?

To The Movies:
Out To Dinner:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

I was taking holiday pictures to give the grandrents. Lian was having so much fun posing that he decided his grandparents needed pictures of his babies too! I had to stop laughing long enough to make sure that he didn't bring out every stuffed animal he owns... and of course I had to get pictures of it. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.


I really wish that more of the pictures he took came out. His teddy bear was especially adorable decked out in flags and I didn't think to get a front view shot until he had rearranged them all. Unfortunately most of the pictures he took were of his finger with a bit of red, white, and blue in the back ground. His penguin family turned out fairly nicely though. I sense a new camera coming for his fourth birthday!


Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Lian has shown an uncanny ability for art since he could hold a crayon. Over the past year he has shown an affinity for drawing faces esp his grandparents. He seems to enjoy exploring the contrast between  his grandfather who is half Japanese and half Chinese and his granny who looks Scandinavian.  Over the summer he discovered mommy's camera and it became apparent that as talented as he is in graphic art he is going to go places with photography. I have been continually blown away by the composition of the pictures he takes. The colors seem to balance and the subjects are framed in such a way that they really shine.  Which is good, because his subjects are unusual ( a tv tray or  a bowl for instance) That is not to say that every picture he takes is a masterpiece, after all he does have the attention span of a three year old. His favorite subject continues to be a blank  white wall, pictures of which seem to give him immense satisfaction. I also have an amazing collection of pictures of his finger, which drifts in front of the lens unless he's concentrating very hard. That said, here, I have posted a sampling of some of his better pictures. The no-editing required kind.

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