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So now it's 6 months since 妹肝 was born, I finally am fitting back to my prepregnancy pants, even the tight black ones!!! I AM SO HAPPY>>>  YEEPEE!!

I think it's due to the kick-boxing class I am taking now on Tuesdays. It is such a good class, a sister told me she lost a whole size (went from size 4 to size 2) in a year. So that really motivates me to join the class. At first it was hard to get the moves, now I am gradually getting them and really enjoy the class. It is so much fun... to sweat like pig !!

Hopefully I will also lose a size!!! I don't ask much, size 4 will be PERFECT for me!! haha!!

These are 2 pictures of Acacia 1st born and 6 months later... such a BIG change!!



and this is what makes it work... mommy's milk!!!


Happy growing, my baby girl!!!!


These are the words to the song playing:
你是我最深愛的人 - 永邦 

愛上了一個人 能夠為她犧牲

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So now it's 6 months since 妹肝 was born, I finally am fitting back to my prepregnancy pants, even the tight black ones!!! I AM SO HAPPY>>>  YEEPEE!!

I think it's due to the kick-boxing class I am taking now on Tuesdays. It is such a good class, a sister told me she lost a whole size (went from size 4 to size 2) in a year. So that really motivates me to join the class. At first it was hard to get the moves, now I am gradually getting them and really enjoy the class. It is so much fun... to sweat like pig !!

Hopefully I will also lose a size!!! I don't ask much, size 4 will be PERFECT for me!! haha!!

These are 2 pictures of Acacia 1st born and 6 months later... such a BIG change!!



and this is what makes it work... mommy's milk!!!


Happy growing, my baby girl!!!!


These are the words to the song playing:
你是我最深愛的人 - 永邦 

愛上了一個人 能夠為她犧牲

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Today my little princess is 6 months old!!! Too bad she is having a little cold.. probably got it from her 2 brothers. But other than a super running nose, she is still in good mood... look at her nose !

 

On Tuesday, I decided I would make 燒酒雞, so we went to Sam's to buy a big pack of natural chicken quarters... and at home I cut the chicken into smaller pieces.. and found a wonderful recipe
葛媽媽燒酒雞 
Then I started cooking according the recipe... it's just SO easy and SO delicious!!!

I was SO excited that now I know how to make
燒酒雞!!!  Then at dinner when daddy came home, he also enjoyed a big bowl of hot 燒酒雞. I used about 4/5 bottle of Taiwan Rice wine, and Japan 麻油.. Next time I will probably use less wine because for some reason it tasted a little salty.. but I know I only put a little bit of salt... 

Anyway, it's just TOO TOO TOO 好吃ㄌ!! Especially in this cold weather..

Now back to Acacia's 6 month old birthday today... grandma asked if we would do any celebration... no, not really, ... but I hope the kids' sickness will go away very soon, so Acacia can have a clear nose again.

This is Acacia So cute,


and Acacia eating carrot!! haha!!


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Today my little princess is 6 months old!!! Too bad she is having a little cold.. probably got it from her 2 brothers. But other than a super running nose, she is still in good mood... look at her nose !

 

On Tuesday, I decided I would make 燒酒雞, so we went to Sam's to buy a big pack of natural chicken quarters... and at home I cut the chicken into smaller pieces.. and found a wonderful recipe
葛媽媽燒酒雞 
Then I started cooking according the recipe... it's just SO easy and SO delicious!!!

I was SO excited that now I know how to make
燒酒雞!!!  Then at dinner when daddy came home, he also enjoyed a big bowl of hot 燒酒雞. I used about 4/5 bottle of Taiwan Rice wine, and Japan 麻油.. Next time I will probably use less wine because for some reason it tasted a little salty.. but I know I only put a little bit of salt... 

Anyway, it's just TOO TOO TOO 好吃ㄌ!! Especially in this cold weather..

Now back to Acacia's 6 month old birthday today... grandma asked if we would do any celebration... no, not really, ... but I hope the kids' sickness will go away very soon, so Acacia can have a clear nose again.

This is Acacia So cute,


and Acacia eating carrot!! haha!!


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In only 2 more days  妹肝 will be 6 months old.


小白衝出來ㄌ
although you still can't see it too clearly, but 妹肝's 2 bottom center teeth are out of the surface, they started to come out a few days ago, and now I can clearly feel them with my fingers... OUCH!! they are sharp!! I hope she won't practice them on mommy!!

Baby food
We have tried several vegetables: Avacado(妹肝 likes it), sweet potato(it's ok.. but she doesn't like it as much), butternut squash (ok... not too fond of it), sweet pea (sometimes she loves it, sometimes she doesn't). So so far only 4 kinds, always mixed with warm water and either organic rice cereal or oatmeal cereal.  I tried both Gerber organic baby food and organic baby food homemade. She seems to do ok with either, I finally bought a baby food grinder today on ebay, can't wait to receive it soon in the mail so it will be easier to make homemade baby food. It costs about $15(including shipping)



Rolled Over... Finally!!
I can't believe it takes Acacia so long to learn to roll over, because both her brothers at this age was doing much more... Jacob started to crawl when he was 6.5 months old.
OK. I promised myself NOT to compare the kids.   I guess boys and girls grow at a different rate. Yesterday while on the floor playing, 
妹肝 rolled over 3 times one after another from tummy to back position. But when I called the boys to watch, she refused to do it again.

Crankiness
since she was teething, I expected she would be craky at night, but these 2 nights it started to get better. Daddy needs his sleep and mommy too. I am glad now her 2 teeth are out of the surface she is getting back to her routine.

Daddy's princess
Daddy seems to love his little girl more as the days go by. He is so proud of her because she looks like him(so she is cute)!! And now Acacia is more active and responsive, daddy loves to hold her and play with her. For me I don't feel a difference between loving her and my boys. But Acacia is like a pearl in daddy's palms, very prescious!

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In only 2 more days  妹肝 will be 6 months old.


小白衝出來ㄌ
although you still can't see it too clearly, but 妹肝's 2 bottom center teeth are out of the surface, they started to come out a few days ago, and now I can clearly feel them with my fingers... OUCH!! they are sharp!! I hope she won't practice them on mommy!!

Baby food
We have tried several vegetables: Avacado(妹肝 likes it), sweet potato(it's ok.. but she doesn't like it as much), butternut squash (ok... not too fond of it), sweet pea (sometimes she loves it, sometimes she doesn't). So so far only 4 kinds, always mixed with warm water and either organic rice cereal or oatmeal cereal.  I tried both Gerber organic baby food and organic baby food homemade. She seems to do ok with either, I finally bought a baby food grinder today on ebay, can't wait to receive it soon in the mail so it will be easier to make homemade baby food. It costs about $15(including shipping)



Rolled Over... Finally!!
I can't believe it takes Acacia so long to learn to roll over, because both her brothers at this age was doing much more... Jacob started to crawl when he was 6.5 months old.
OK. I promised myself NOT to compare the kids.   I guess boys and girls grow at a different rate. Yesterday while on the floor playing, 
妹肝 rolled over 3 times one after another from tummy to back position. But when I called the boys to watch, she refused to do it again.

Crankiness
since she was teething, I expected she would be craky at night, but these 2 nights it started to get better. Daddy needs his sleep and mommy too. I am glad now her 2 teeth are out of the surface she is getting back to her routine.

Daddy's princess
Daddy seems to love his little girl more as the days go by. He is so proud of her because she looks like him(so she is cute)!! And now Acacia is more active and responsive, daddy loves to hold her and play with her. For me I don't feel a difference between loving her and my boys. But Acacia is like a pearl in daddy's palms, very prescious!

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This morning I went into the Homeland Security office for my naturalization interview. Daddy drove me and we took Acacia after we dropped off Timothy and his classmate at his school. We arrived there just in time, but after going through the security check I had to wait in the waiting area for about 30 minutes... while daddy took care of Acacia(including a poopy diaper) in the car.

The interview was very easy, I actually over-prepared. The lady officier asked me some basic questions like my name, address, if I had ever commited a crime... etc... then here were the questions I was tested:
(1) how many stripes are on the flag?
(2) What makes up the congress?
(3) Who is the TX governor?
(4) For how long do we elect senators?
(5) How many states in the union?

She was reading from a sheet of paper that contains about 15 questions, but she only asked me 5 since I got the answers correct she didn't go on with the questions. Then she asked me to read out a sentence:
"We have a very clean house".
I couldn't help but laughing when I saw this sentence. I read it out loud then told her, but our house is not very clean!! She said, you have 2 boys, and it's impossible to have a clean house with 2 boys!! And she commented she has 1 boy and it's already hard to keep up with 1 boy.

Then She asked me to write down this sentence:
"This boy threw a ball".

Then after a few more questions, she asked me if I wanted to change my name, which I do. My American name will be Peggy Huang after I get the citizenship. So people won't call me "Mrs. Chang" any longer and wonder if Timothy and Jaocb have a divorced mommy :0)

Now I am just waiting to get a notice of the date for sworn-in and officially get the citizenship certificate.

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This morning I went into the Homeland Security office for my naturalization interview. Daddy drove me and we took Acacia after we dropped off Timothy and his classmate at his school. We arrived there just in time, but after going through the security check I had to wait in the waiting area for about 30 minutes... while daddy took care of Acacia(including a poopy diaper) in the car.

The interview was very easy, I actually over-prepared. The lady officier asked me some basic questions like my name, address, if I had ever commited a crime... etc... then here were the questions I was tested:
(1) how many stripes are on the flag?
(2) What makes up the congress?
(3) Who is the TX governor?
(4) For how long do we elect senators?
(5) How many states in the union?

She was reading from a sheet of paper that contains about 15 questions, but she only asked me 5 since I got the answers correct she didn't go on with the questions. Then she asked me to read out a sentence:
"We have a very clean house".
I couldn't help but laughing when I saw this sentence. I read it out loud then told her, but our house is not very clean!! She said, you have 2 boys, and it's impossible to have a clean house with 2 boys!! And she commented she has 1 boy and it's already hard to keep up with 1 boy.

Then She asked me to write down this sentence:
"This boy threw a ball".

Then after a few more questions, she asked me if I wanted to change my name, which I do. My American name will be Peggy Huang after I get the citizenship. So people won't call me "Mrs. Chang" any longer and wonder if Timothy and Jaocb have a divorced mommy :0)

Now I am just waiting to get a notice of the date for sworn-in and officially get the citizenship certificate.

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So this morning Daddy woke Jacob up as usual at 7am, after breakfast we found out because of a little bitty snow on the ground, there is no school today !!! WOOHOO!!! It's funny, but Texans can't handle driving on the snowy/icy roads. I am so happy to have the boys (including daddy) at home. It's like a bonus holiday!!  p.s. Daddy is working from home today.

And there is no swimming lesson for Timothy. no math lesson for Jacob today either.

This morning I cleaned the living room/kitchen, and it's surely nice to see our home clean. It's so difficult now to maintain a clean house because Acacia needs attention constantly and things get clustered really easily.

Tomorrow is the big day. I am having my citizenship interview. I've tried to study the questions and hopefully I will pass easily. Then I will just wait for the sworn-in date so I become an American citizen officially. We really never feel strongly about pursuing the American citizenship. In fact I love my country Taiwan dearly. I always feel I am a Chinese in anyway. The boys also consider themselves Chinese although they are American born and will grow up the American way. We will try to instill the Chinese culture into their little beings as much as we can. But no matter what, the most important thing is that we are people of God. How glorious!! That's the BEST divine citizenship human can ever obtain.


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So this morning Daddy woke Jacob up as usual at 7am, after breakfast we found out because of a little bitty snow on the ground, there is no school today !!! WOOHOO!!! It's funny, but Texans can't handle driving on the snowy/icy roads. I am so happy to have the boys (including daddy) at home. It's like a bonus holiday!!  p.s. Daddy is working from home today.

And there is no swimming lesson for Timothy. no math lesson for Jacob today either.

This morning I cleaned the living room/kitchen, and it's surely nice to see our home clean. It's so difficult now to maintain a clean house because Acacia needs attention constantly and things get clustered really easily.

Tomorrow is the big day. I am having my citizenship interview. I've tried to study the questions and hopefully I will pass easily. Then I will just wait for the sworn-in date so I become an American citizen officially. We really never feel strongly about pursuing the American citizenship. In fact I love my country Taiwan dearly. I always feel I am a Chinese in anyway. The boys also consider themselves Chinese although they are American born and will grow up the American way. We will try to instill the Chinese culture into their little beings as much as we can. But no matter what, the most important thing is that we are people of God. How glorious!! That's the BEST divine citizenship human can ever obtain.


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It;s hard to believe, but my little boy Jacob is 7 years old today!!! 7!!! How could time go by so fast?


Today is also Martin Luther King day... I am not sure if it's his birthday or just a day to remember him. But he sure was an important figure in American history for the human right freedom. He was the one that spoke strongly for black people's freedom. A well-respected person in this country. So the boys had no school today, so we asked Daddy to take a day off too.. so we could spend Jacob's birthday together as a whole family.

Today is also extremely cold, maybe the coldest day in this year. It's about 32 F degree, which is below 0. And it really feels like 16 F degree when we were outside.

We started the day with the 2 boys snuggled up in our bed. It felt so nice to have all 5 of us in our bed. We talked and the boys giggled with their little sister and we all wished our big boy a happy birthday.

Near lunch time we decided to go out, although it was freezing cold outside. We had to return a toy boat that was not good, then we went to Ikea for lunch and some shopping. Well we didn't expect to buy anything big but we eneded up looking at the desk set that Chocolate and Joanne have in their house. It is actually twin sets of desks that can be combined into a huge work station. We talked about having them for the boys to do homework and later on we would buy computers for them to use. Then we said it would be nice if we could get Chocolate to apply the 15% employee discount for us because the desks are not cheap... $310 a piece. Then when daddy took Timothy to use the restroom for the 2nd time me and Jacob ran into Chocolate. Then after a very brief discussion we decided to buy the desks right then!

That is how daddy is. For the boys he would buy things without any hesitation. We never bought a desk for ourselves for this much money, but when we consider anything good for the boys, daddy will buy anything that we can afford for the boys.

Then we said this would be the big birthday present for Jacob(although we really have bought a digital camera for him for his 7 year old birthday!!). What a spoiled boy he is. hehe. But we feel it's money well spent. Now I can't imagine how daddy will treat his little princess when she reaches 7!! Hopefully she won't ask for a horse cause she might very well get it from her daddy!!

So at a very cold day, daddy packed the big pieces of the desks on top of our van and inside our van (for about 30 minutes!) then we headed home. We asked Jacob what kind of cake he would like to get, well he doesn't really like sweets that much. He said he would rather have a piece of La Madeleine's
Tiramisu. so that's what we got. It might look small but it is really delicious and pricy.

We got home and while I prepared dinner, Jacob did his math homework(what a good boy) and daddy started working on assembling the desks. Later we put candles on the
Tiramisu and Jacob blew the candles before we started singing happy birthday !!

I gave my big boy a HUGE hug and told him how much I love him before I sent the boys to bed. I indeed love them very much, they enrich my life in so many ways. I can't thank the Lord enough for giving me these 3 percious children. They are just perfect in everyway in our family. I pray the Lord will keep them always this pure and simple, with health and happiness everyday, that they will be vessels to contain Himself.

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It;s hard to believe, but my little boy Jacob is 7 years old today!!! 7!!! How could time go by so fast?


Today is also Martin Luther King day... I am not sure if it's his birthday or just a day to remember him. But he sure was an important figure in American history for the human right freedom. He was the one that spoke strongly for black people's freedom. A well-respected person in this country. So the boys had no school today, so we asked Daddy to take a day off too.. so we could spend Jacob's birthday together as a whole family.

Today is also extremely cold, maybe the coldest day in this year. It's about 32 F degree, which is below 0. And it really feels like 16 F degree when we were outside.

We started the day with the 2 boys snuggled up in our bed. It felt so nice to have all 5 of us in our bed. We talked and the boys giggled with their little sister and we all wished our big boy a happy birthday.

Near lunch time we decided to go out, although it was freezing cold outside. We had to return a toy boat that was not good, then we went to Ikea for lunch and some shopping. Well we didn't expect to buy anything big but we eneded up looking at the desk set that Chocolate and Joanne have in their house. It is actually twin sets of desks that can be combined into a huge work station. We talked about having them for the boys to do homework and later on we would buy computers for them to use. Then we said it would be nice if we could get Chocolate to apply the 15% employee discount for us because the desks are not cheap... $310 a piece. Then when daddy took Timothy to use the restroom for the 2nd time me and Jacob ran into Chocolate. Then after a very brief discussion we decided to buy the desks right then!

That is how daddy is. For the boys he would buy things without any hesitation. We never bought a desk for ourselves for this much money, but when we consider anything good for the boys, daddy will buy anything that we can afford for the boys.

Then we said this would be the big birthday present for Jacob(although we really have bought a digital camera for him for his 7 year old birthday!!). What a spoiled boy he is. hehe. But we feel it's money well spent. Now I can't imagine how daddy will treat his little princess when she reaches 7!! Hopefully she won't ask for a horse cause she might very well get it from her daddy!!

So at a very cold day, daddy packed the big pieces of the desks on top of our van and inside our van (for about 30 minutes!) then we headed home. We asked Jacob what kind of cake he would like to get, well he doesn't really like sweets that much. He said he would rather have a piece of La Madeleine's
Tiramisu. so that's what we got. It might look small but it is really delicious and pricy.

We got home and while I prepared dinner, Jacob did his math homework(what a good boy) and daddy started working on assembling the desks. Later we put candles on the
Tiramisu and Jacob blew the candles before we started singing happy birthday !!

I gave my big boy a HUGE hug and told him how much I love him before I sent the boys to bed. I indeed love them very much, they enrich my life in so many ways. I can't thank the Lord enough for giving me these 3 percious children. They are just perfect in everyway in our family. I pray the Lord will keep them always this pure and simple, with health and happiness everyday, that they will be vessels to contain Himself.

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妹妹ㄉ副食體驗

是ㄉ, 妹妹自從12/16開始, 已經有好多次ㄉ副食體驗. I thought I was gonna wait until Acacia is 6 months old to start her on babyfoods, but Dr. Cole said we could start solid food at 5 months and she was showing signs that I felt she was ready.

At 1st, I gave Acacia organic rice cereal + breastmilk. After a while, I tried Avocado + rice cereal. And she really liked Avocado. According to my research, in some countries Avocodos are the very 1st food babies eat because it is VERY nutritious, and it's got omega3 fatty acid that is similar to mommy's milk. Then last week I introduced organic butternut squash. It's super sweet, and Acacia seems to like it ok. I found the frozen organic
butternut squash cubes in Central market. It's great. It's super easy to make. I just boil a few cubes for a few minutes then mash it using 過濾網. Then add some filter water and rice cereal(or oatmeal cereal which smells SO good). Most of the time 妹妹 can eat about 1/4 bowl. And she is starting to drink some water from the baby cup. It's super cute!

I was very surprised to find out how well
妹妹 swallows. Even at the beginning of our feeding experiences, she was able to swallow cereal very well, and she can now swallow water even when the water comes out of the sprout fast. I guess it's because my milk flow has always been super fast and strong, so she got used to it.

I want to  try give her organic food as much as possible, to give her a good start and hopefully she will have a very healthy body.

小白在哪裡?

Still no sign of tooth yet. But I am sure
妹妹 is teething because she wants to chew on everything she gets a hold of. I hope the teeth come out soon so she doesn't have to suffer. So far she is doing ok though, not too fussy.

妹妹是個乖寶寶

It's true. Acacia is becoming such a good baby. I really can't complain. She still loves to be held by mommy but she also likes to sit/stand in her exersaucer and play with toys. She still doesn't like to lay on her tummy so I guess it will be a long time before we have a crawler. But that's ok. She WILL learn to crawl oneday. I am not worried about that.

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妹妹ㄉ副食體驗

是ㄉ, 妹妹自從12/16開始, 已經有好多次ㄉ副食體驗. I thought I was gonna wait until Acacia is 6 months old to start her on babyfoods, but Dr. Cole said we could start solid food at 5 months and she was showing signs that I felt she was ready.

At 1st, I gave Acacia organic rice cereal + breastmilk. After a while, I tried Avocado + rice cereal. And she really liked Avocado. According to my research, in some countries Avocodos are the very 1st food babies eat because it is VERY nutritious, and it's got omega3 fatty acid that is similar to mommy's milk. Then last week I introduced organic butternut squash. It's super sweet, and Acacia seems to like it ok. I found the frozen organic
butternut squash cubes in Central market. It's great. It's super easy to make. I just boil a few cubes for a few minutes then mash it using 過濾網. Then add some filter water and rice cereal(or oatmeal cereal which smells SO good). Most of the time 妹妹 can eat about 1/4 bowl. And she is starting to drink some water from the baby cup. It's super cute!

I was very surprised to find out how well
妹妹 swallows. Even at the beginning of our feeding experiences, she was able to swallow cereal very well, and she can now swallow water even when the water comes out of the sprout fast. I guess it's because my milk flow has always been super fast and strong, so she got used to it.

I want to  try give her organic food as much as possible, to give her a good start and hopefully she will have a very healthy body.

小白在哪裡?

Still no sign of tooth yet. But I am sure
妹妹 is teething because she wants to chew on everything she gets a hold of. I hope the teeth come out soon so she doesn't have to suffer. So far she is doing ok though, not too fussy.

妹妹是個乖寶寶

It's true. Acacia is becoming such a good baby. I really can't complain. She still loves to be held by mommy but she also likes to sit/stand in her exersaucer and play with toys. She still doesn't like to lay on her tummy so I guess it will be a long time before we have a crawler. But that's ok. She WILL learn to crawl oneday. I am not worried about that.

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 It's the 1st day of year 2007!! Happy new year to everyone! We pray this year everyone will find happiness, health, peace and love.

We have been staying at home these past few days, just enjoying spending time with each other.

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 It's the 1st day of year 2007!! Happy new year to everyone! We pray this year everyone will find happiness, health, peace and love.

We have been staying at home these past few days, just enjoying spending time with each other.

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