Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random Pictures and Videos from November 2008

In November, Summer got a new chair, went to the park, went to music class a couple of times, ate a delicious blueberry muffin from Costco, got some hugs and a kiss from Ross, and her Uncle Tommy came to visit! :)

Summer dancing and playing a tambourine in music class.

Summer playing the drums with Teacher Matthew in music class.

Summer helping Julia blow out her birthday candles.

Summer and Ava blowing the horn party favors at Darryl (Ava's daddy).

Summer is singing Old MacDonald to her Uncle Tommy, while riding her rocking horse and wearing pajamas and her cowgirl gear.

See all of Summer's YouTube videos here.

More Pictures from November 2008

We had a fun and delicious Taiwanese dinner at my aunt's (Gugu) house. Everyone had a great time.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Glenn and Linda's house. Linda cooked all the food (including 3 turkeys) and everything was so delicious! Summer had fun collecting treasures from Linda's house, she was sad when we had to give them back.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Summer's first time baking

Today was Summer's first time baking. Summer (2.75 yrs old) and I baked banana oat muffins from scratch. She had so much fun and the muffins turned out delicious!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Summer's Big Girl Room

Summer moved into her Big Girl room on Jan 1 2009. Getting her room ready was 3 weeks in the making. It was perfect timing too because she had just learn to climb out of her crib. Let me take you through the experience. Perhaps it'll inspire other dads to do the same for their toddlers.

This is what the room looked like before. See those side tables? They were drilled in pretty tightly into the walls. And behind the bed was another built in shelf.

After ripping out the built-ins came the worst part: blue taping and plastic. It's a good thing I did though, because I got paint everywhere.

Before the primer, I had to sand the walls to get rid of the horizontal lines. Unfortunately it didn't help, as you can still see the lines after the primer and paint.

Two coats of paint.

And the finished product.

Then came the fun part. Summer's first time on her new bed in her new bedroom.

Of course the first thing she had to do was test the bed for springiness. It was like a little playground to her.

One last book before bedtime. Took us 50 minutes to get her to sleep that night, but when we did I sure felt a sense of accomplishment.