Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas morning! Le matin de Noel!

Christmas fun! Activites de Noel

Here are some miscellaneous pictures of the Christmas season. Both girls really enjoyed the fake snow at the Alpine village. Margaux is still not crazy for Santa.

Voici quelques photos de la saison. Toutes les deux ont beaucoup aime la fausse neige. Margaux n'aime toujours pas beaucoup le pere Noel

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hysterical Pre-school Christmas picture outake.

Margaux agreed to pose for one picture and she was done as illustrated by the second picture! Chuck and I laughed so hard. She is definitely showing some attitude and in the middle of the terrible twos! That expression is just priceless and totally her!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Pictures 2008

These were taken today at Portrait Innovations.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Some Thanksgiving bows!

I took the girls out this morning and snapped some Thanksgiving pics before we officially switch to the Christmas season in a few days. Check out Margaux's awesome turkey bow!

J'ai pris quelques photos pour Thanksgiving ce matin. La celebration de la dinde sera ce jeudi.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The shirt says it all!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sophie's 7 yr checkup - Visite des 7 ans

Well, my peanut is very much a peanut. She weighed in a 41 lbs, just below the 10th percentile and was 43 in 3/4 just below the 3rd percentile. I know it may sound bad, but that's where she's always been since about a year, so her ped is not concerned at all . When she was born she was not even on the charts! (4lb15 and 17 1/4 in full term). She's very healthy, no issues or concern. She got a chicken pox booster and her flu shot. Of course she cried big crocodile tears! We sill need to get Margaux her flu vaccine, which will be quite an undertaking.

Ma puce est toujours une puce. Elle pese 19 kg et mesure 1m11 ce qui la place dans le 3eme pourcentage pour la taille et le 10eme pour le poids. Elle reste la ou elle a toujours etee, donc le docteur est satisfait. Elle a recu un rappel pour la varricelle et son vaccin contre la grippe. Il nous reste a faire celui de Margaux, ce qui ne va pas etre facile!

Friday, October 31, 2008


For your viewing pleasure!
The giraffe and tiger are the official costumes and they will get to wear these again tonight for trick or treating at my office and in our neighborhood.
The flower fairy was Margaux's costume for pre-school
La girafe et le tigre sonts leur vrais costumes, et elles vont les porter pour la troiseme fois aujourd'hui a mon bureau et dans notre quartier.
La fee etait le costume de Margaux pour l'ecole (il fait trop chaud dans la girafe)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

More fall pictures - Encore quelques photos d'automne

Here are some new pictures taken on Saturday at a birthday party at a farm and at the Family with Children from China Harvest fest. These are mostly Sophie's as Margaux was less than cooperative yesterday

Voici quelques photos prises hier a une fete d'anniversaire dans une ferme et a une celebration d'automne avec notre groupe chinois. Ce sont surtout des photos de Sophie, parce que Margaux n'etait pas trop d'humeur aux photos.

Monday, October 13, 2008

More pictures

Here is a picture of Sophie with Daisy and another one of her birthday cupcake.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My "baby" is 7!

Can you believe it? This year, we decided against a big party and had a sleepover instead. She invited 4 friends and 3 stayed overnight. I bought crafts and little things for them to do. This was last Friday and yesterday, her actual birthday, we went out to eat and met some friends, including Daisy, whom Sophie absolutely adores. Later on I took her to Build-a-Bear and Toys R'Us so she could use the $3 coupon they sent her and some of her birthday money. Overall she was very happy. She finally got the aqua-dots she had been begging for, but she's very frustrated with them because they don't stick together well.
The pictures are from the sleepover party. I need to post some other pictures from our family celebration.

Fall festival and pumkin patch

Just sharing a few pictures that were taken last weekend at the preschool's fall festival. Margaux got to pick out a tiny pumpkin and was very excited!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Principal's List

Sophie got two awards for her first six weeks at school: perfect attendance and Principal's list. She got to wear jeans and a non-uniform teacher as a reward for the perfect attendance. The principal's list means all A's and no more than one S (all Es) for non-traditionally graded subjects. She did get an S (Satisfactory) for handwriting, everything else was E (Excellent). She was very proud of herself and the ribbons are being displayed in the kitchen.

She has adjusted to her new school very well overall, although she still wishes she were back at the old school and misses her 1st grade teacher and her old friends.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last taste of Summer

Our neighbor Judy had a last pool party on Sunday before she shut it down this week. We had a great time. Thankfully she has a heater so the water was actually warm. The girls had a blast, as you can tell from the pictures!

Today is the first day of October! Hard to believe Halloween is around the corner already. Then of course Thanksgiving and Yikes! Christmas. Santa needs to start putting his thinking Christmas hat on and figure out the girls list.

October is a very busy month for us with Chuck's birthday, Sophie's birthday, my mom's and several other family members and of course Halloween. We also have different Harvest festivals and end up being booked every weekend.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mid-Autumn festival aka Harvest Moon

We went to the Mid-Autumn festival with the Chinese association last week to watch the dancers and other performers and eat moon cake. Here are the girls with their lanterns.

We will be having the same celebration with our FCC group next month.

A couple of Margaux pics

I was selling this dress at at a consignment sale and wanted to squeeze Margaux into it first. I'm going to print these to make them look like old time pictures.