2011 Aug-Dec

2011 August-September-October-November-December

Life with PJ and Mei Mei

  • On August 28th during PJ's bath I left the room and several minutes later PJ came out totally naked and totally dry. This was perplexing since the towels were out of his reach. When queried as to how he dried himself he took me to the bathroom and demonstrated his "rolling on the bathmat" technique.
  • On September 20th MeiMei asked for "juice more."
  • On September 28th the insulation for the addition was installed and the workers brought in 122 sheets of drywall, all of it 5/8" thick, some sheets 12 feet long. What does this have to do with PJ and MeiMei?
  • On October 4th PJ said to Mama, "I don't like you. You're always telling me no."
  • On October 11th, PJ and Mama had the following exchange:

PJ: "MeiMei is a menace, right Mama?"

Mama: "Yes, but you were also a menace at this age."

PJ: "Yeah, that's right, but now I'm taller."

  • On November 4th PJ said, ""Jenny, can we bake cookies and have a tea party?" Not unexpectedly, both events occurred soon thereafter.
  • For the first time since we bought the house almost 5 years ago, we celebrated Christmas here. Joining us for several days before and several days after the special day were Wilson, Merle, Annie, John, Ray and Linda. Lian, Will and Gail also spent a few days with us. Needless to say, PJ and MM did not lack for attention. Em and I both look forward to doing it all again next year when the addition is done and everyone leaves their iPads at home!

PJ at Rusty and Courtney's wedding.

MM at Rusty and Courtney's wedding.

Wedding cupcakes.

PJ and MM in Rowland Heights in August.

Daddy is back with the family after a backpacking trip.

MM and E-Lau-Lau.

Lau-Lau's Birthday.

MM with Super Lau-Lau.

Helping Tim with the faucet.

This is the first time I've seen MM with a binkie. PJ didn't use one either.

PJ on the mountain lion at the Tilden Wilderness Center.

MM on the mountain lion at the Tilden Wilderness Center.

MM flips off the camera! I like this shot due to the Storm Trooper and liquor shelf.

Stuck in the 'exer-saucer' at my own birthday!

Birthday cupcakes.

Dino-present from the Lin's.

MM is excited to see the Tintin movie.

PJ and his pile of birthday presents.

PJ and his pile of birthday presents.

From the left we have: Wilson, Casey, Merle, Sydney, Emily, PJ, Annie, Linda, Ray and "one sock" John.

This was the first year we had a Christmas tree. PJ picked it out himself from the lot run by Delancy Street on San Pablo near Moser. It was discounted and only cost $20.

Someone gave PJ and MM light sabers, which they both enjoy very much.

MM's face after a long nap.

This is our family, our family…

Somehow MM managed to get a hold of both light sabers. PJ must have been at preschool.

Niki and Tim spent Christmas in Texas with Uncle Joey and Aunt Rose. This photo was taken around New Year's, once they returned.

Letter to PJ and Grandma and Grandpa.