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The kids are gradually adjusting to everything here. The sleep is much better, almost changed to Taiwan zone.. except me!! I still wake up at 2 am everyday... eyes wide open.

For the last 2 days grandpa has been taking the boys swimming, and they absolutely love it... yeah, swimming is the best thing to do in this kind of weather!! Today after everyone wakes up, we are taking the train to 花蓮 for a 4 day trip... should be fun... but kind of scared because I know it's going to be hard to travel with old folks... plus our super noisy kiddos... a very interesting mix.... we will see.

Last night the boys got a haircut... short and handsome. I like it a lot.

I had a facial treatment and it was great! I enjoyed the massage part but the deep cleaning part was not so fun... in order to get my plugged pores out, she poked and squeezed very hard... the pain almost compared to having babies....ok maybe not that bad but you get the point. I still want to have a haircut later, and having it high-lighted... maybe with blonde shades... we will see.... have to find a good hairdresser first. The one I liked closed her store... 

Acacia is doing great... getting used to Grandpa and now lets grandpa hold her... haha my free time is coming soon!! Yesterday I got to go to the market for a while, bought some clothes... oh I LOVE Taiwan Market!!!

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The kids are gradually adjusting to everything here. The sleep is much better, almost changed to Taiwan zone.. except me!! I still wake up at 2 am everyday... eyes wide open.

For the last 2 days grandpa has been taking the boys swimming, and they absolutely love it... yeah, swimming is the best thing to do in this kind of weather!! Today after everyone wakes up, we are taking the train to 花蓮 for a 4 day trip... should be fun... but kind of scared because I know it's going to be hard to travel with old folks... plus our super noisy kiddos... a very interesting mix.... we will see.

Last night the boys got a haircut... short and handsome. I like it a lot.

I had a facial treatment and it was great! I enjoyed the massage part but the deep cleaning part was not so fun... in order to get my plugged pores out, she poked and squeezed very hard... the pain almost compared to having babies....ok maybe not that bad but you get the point. I still want to have a haircut later, and having it high-lighted... maybe with blonde shades... we will see.... have to find a good hairdresser first. The one I liked closed her store... 

Acacia is doing great... getting used to Grandpa and now lets grandpa hold her... haha my free time is coming soon!! Yesterday I got to go to the market for a while, bought some clothes... oh I LOVE Taiwan Market!!!

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經過24小時 漫長ㄉ飛行.... 我們終於到台灣了....

The kids did very well on the planes... When we checked in at the AA counter, I asked to get the 1st row and was promised I got it.. but when we boarded, there were already people sitting there, and on their boarding passes that's their seats.. so I was pretty pissed off... so we got the 2nd row instead... didn't know it would turn out to be the best choice for us. Besides the 5 seats we got, the left 2 seats were empty, so we got 7 seats total... for 5 people.. so it was great, when Jacob or Timothy wanted to sleep, they could lay down. It must have been the Lord's blessing

It was super long flight, and the last few hours I felt terrible, alsmot wanted to throw up... after all the tiredness. We arrived in Japan, and got on JAL, which was MUCH nicer. We only got 4 seats, but the service was so much better... let along the young and beautiful and courteous flight attendants. There was this flight attendant that I really liked, she provided super service, often checked to see if we need anything, and was just so sweet... unlike the grandmas on AA who refused to give me a cup of water and asked me to get the water myself...... hello? do you see I am holding a baby and caring for 2 children???? I thought that'sYOUR job to serve us !!! Terrible service!! I would leave no tip if it's a restaurant... ok enough complaining!

So today we have been resting at home, we all got up at 4am this morning, Acacia being the 1st to get up.. so after lunch everyone was tired, the boys took an 8 hour nap so now they are probably not gonna sleep much tonight...

Tomorrow morning we will go swimming!

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經過24小時 漫長ㄉ飛行.... 我們終於到台灣了....

The kids did very well on the planes... When we checked in at the AA counter, I asked to get the 1st row and was promised I got it.. but when we boarded, there were already people sitting there, and on their boarding passes that's their seats.. so I was pretty pissed off... so we got the 2nd row instead... didn't know it would turn out to be the best choice for us. Besides the 5 seats we got, the left 2 seats were empty, so we got 7 seats total... for 5 people.. so it was great, when Jacob or Timothy wanted to sleep, they could lay down. It must have been the Lord's blessing

It was super long flight, and the last few hours I felt terrible, alsmot wanted to throw up... after all the tiredness. We arrived in Japan, and got on JAL, which was MUCH nicer. We only got 4 seats, but the service was so much better... let along the young and beautiful and courteous flight attendants. There was this flight attendant that I really liked, she provided super service, often checked to see if we need anything, and was just so sweet... unlike the grandmas on AA who refused to give me a cup of water and asked me to get the water myself...... hello? do you see I am holding a baby and caring for 2 children???? I thought that'sYOUR job to serve us !!! Terrible service!! I would leave no tip if it's a restaurant... ok enough complaining!

So today we have been resting at home, we all got up at 4am this morning, Acacia being the 1st to get up.. so after lunch everyone was tired, the boys took an 8 hour nap so now they are probably not gonna sleep much tonight...

Tomorrow morning we will go swimming!

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Yeah, it's almost hard to believe.. but tomorrow we will be on the flight back to Taiwan... it feels unreal somehow... after all this time of waiting... I am so excited.

Of course the boys are excited too.... Timothy keeps asking me, "mommy, can we go back to Taiwan NOW?"... well, it won't be long!!! I don't know why they are so excited, I don't think they know what they are expecting to do in Taiwan, maybe just the flght part.. is exciting enough for the boys. I can't wait to show off Acacia, she is such a cutie.. I am sure everyone will fall in love with her, especially her 公公!!

Dear 阿媽 (previously 姨婆) has been cleaning the house, making everything ready... so much work!! I really appreciate it. They've just come back from China touring and must have been tired.. but they want to have the house ready for us.  :D

On another hand, I am a little sad to leave my mom here... I am sure she will be fine, but I pray the Lord will be with her always... and everything will be ok while we are away.

Philip finally cleaned up the garage, now we can park both cars inside...AMAZING!!! There sure is a lot of junk in our house that needs to be cleaned away. I promise.. I will do some cleaning after we return from Taiwan!!

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Yeah, it's almost hard to believe.. but tomorrow we will be on the flight back to Taiwan... it feels unreal somehow... after all this time of waiting... I am so excited.

Of course the boys are excited too.... Timothy keeps asking me, "mommy, can we go back to Taiwan NOW?"... well, it won't be long!!! I don't know why they are so excited, I don't think they know what they are expecting to do in Taiwan, maybe just the flght part.. is exciting enough for the boys. I can't wait to show off Acacia, she is such a cutie.. I am sure everyone will fall in love with her, especially her 公公!!

Dear 阿媽 (previously 姨婆) has been cleaning the house, making everything ready... so much work!! I really appreciate it. They've just come back from China touring and must have been tired.. but they want to have the house ready for us.  :D

On another hand, I am a little sad to leave my mom here... I am sure she will be fine, but I pray the Lord will be with her always... and everything will be ok while we are away.

Philip finally cleaned up the garage, now we can park both cars inside...AMAZING!!! There sure is a lot of junk in our house that needs to be cleaned away. I promise.. I will do some cleaning after we return from Taiwan!!

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5/19/2007 9am
  • Acacia's 2 top teeth already broke through... the other two are on the way.. swollen gum... that makes Acacia wants to nurse a lot more times then usual
  • Today is Timothy's school picnic at the park.. I am a little sad he is no longer a pre-K kid
  • This afternoon Jacob is having field day at school.. lots of games.. might go pay him a visit if we have the energy
  • Should I buy Mrs. Phyllis a gift? Not sure....
  • Need to start packing for Taiwan trip,,,
  • Bought the Fisher price take-along booster for Acacia's dining in TW.. will probably leave it for Teresa afterwards
  • Discovered new fonds... GODIVA Belgian Blends.. I bought 2 kinds at Kroger since it's buy 1 get 1 pack free... French Vanilla Latte and Mocha Chocolate Latte... Pretty yummy... gonna go buy some more today.. to stock up while it's on sale!!!



5/15/2007 10pm
  • so the teeth cleaning wasn't too bad.. kind of quick actually.. glad she didn't see anything suspicious
  • daddy was home today.... how nice... mommy daddy & Acacia had a lunch date.. at 小美
  • Took everyone to swimming.. Acacia was in the water for the 1st time... ABSOLUTELY loved it!! She splashed the water on her face and didn't mind it.. mommy held a big black umbrella.. kind of funny but didn't want to get my cute snow-white into a black beauty.. she was in the water for a good 30 + minutes..
  • Glad we have a water baby
  • Mommy cooked YUMMY black mussel white sauce Italian noodles & red-sauce ground beef spaghitti.. now.. everyone was satisfied... also garlic bread & zhukini squash YUM!
  • Took a walk after dinner.. kind of breezy.. Justin & Patric rode the bikes to play with the boys a little bit

5/15/2007 8am

  • I think Acacia is teething all four top teeth at the same time OUCH.. sorry baby!!
  • Going to have my teeth cleaned in a little bit... DREAD it!!!
  • Philip bought window blinds for mom's condo.. worked hard last night to put it on..
  • 6 more days of school for Jacob, 3 more days of school for Timothy.. HOORAY!!!
  • Need to call Houston office to see what's up with our passports..
  • never possible to keep the house clean... SIGH
  • what will happen to the fish when we are away in Taiwan  for 1 month ? 自求多福吧...
  • can't wait to eat all the yummy foods in TW...
  • Can't imagine how we will survive the 20+ hour flight with 3 kids




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5/19/2007 9am
  • Acacia's 2 top teeth already broke through... the other two are on the way.. swollen gum... that makes Acacia wants to nurse a lot more times then usual
  • Today is Timothy's school picnic at the park.. I am a little sad he is no longer a pre-K kid
  • This afternoon Jacob is having field day at school.. lots of games.. might go pay him a visit if we have the energy
  • Should I buy Mrs. Phyllis a gift? Not sure....
  • Need to start packing for Taiwan trip,,,
  • Bought the Fisher price take-along booster for Acacia's dining in TW.. will probably leave it for Teresa afterwards
  • Discovered new fonds... GODIVA Belgian Blends.. I bought 2 kinds at Kroger since it's buy 1 get 1 pack free... French Vanilla Latte and Mocha Chocolate Latte... Pretty yummy... gonna go buy some more today.. to stock up while it's on sale!!!



5/15/2007 10pm
  • so the teeth cleaning wasn't too bad.. kind of quick actually.. glad she didn't see anything suspicious
  • daddy was home today.... how nice... mommy daddy & Acacia had a lunch date.. at 小美
  • Took everyone to swimming.. Acacia was in the water for the 1st time... ABSOLUTELY loved it!! She splashed the water on her face and didn't mind it.. mommy held a big black umbrella.. kind of funny but didn't want to get my cute snow-white into a black beauty.. she was in the water for a good 30 + minutes..
  • Glad we have a water baby
  • Mommy cooked YUMMY black mussel white sauce Italian noodles & red-sauce ground beef spaghitti.. now.. everyone was satisfied... also garlic bread & zhukini squash YUM!
  • Took a walk after dinner.. kind of breezy.. Justin & Patric rode the bikes to play with the boys a little bit

5/15/2007 8am

  • I think Acacia is teething all four top teeth at the same time OUCH.. sorry baby!!
  • Going to have my teeth cleaned in a little bit... DREAD it!!!
  • Philip bought window blinds for mom's condo.. worked hard last night to put it on..
  • 6 more days of school for Jacob, 3 more days of school for Timothy.. HOORAY!!!
  • Need to call Houston office to see what's up with our passports..
  • never possible to keep the house clean... SIGH
  • what will happen to the fish when we are away in Taiwan  for 1 month ? 自求多福吧...
  • can't wait to eat all the yummy foods in TW...
  • Can't imagine how we will survive the 20+ hour flight with 3 kids




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傍晚一家子去散步,騎車, 看到一對大約15-6歲ㄉ年輕人在那裡摟摟抱抱,那小女生還是亞裔ㄉ。。看看爸爸背在身上ㄉ妹肝,我生氣ㄉ說: "這麼疼他有什麼用,過不了多久就變這樣... 如果是我家ㄉ,我上去就給他一掌(當然是給男ㄉ一掌)"....

爸爸突然冒出一句:"我對空鳴槍"。我說:"幹嘛?" 爸爸說:"示警阿! "

好~~ 爸爸算你贏ㄌ~~ 果然是你捧在手上ㄉ珍珠阿!!不過...還得備槍...太辛苦ㄌ吧!!!><


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傍晚一家子去散步,騎車, 看到一對大約15-6歲ㄉ年輕人在那裡摟摟抱抱,那小女生還是亞裔ㄉ。。看看爸爸背在身上ㄉ妹肝,我生氣ㄉ說: "這麼疼他有什麼用,過不了多久就變這樣... 如果是我家ㄉ,我上去就給他一掌(當然是給男ㄉ一掌)"....

爸爸突然冒出一句:"我對空鳴槍"。我說:"幹嘛?" 爸爸說:"示警阿! "

好~~ 爸爸算你贏ㄌ~~ 果然是你捧在手上ㄉ珍珠阿!!不過...還得備槍...太辛苦ㄌ吧!!!><


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All 3 kids love to play piano, especially Acacia. Everyday she has to sit in front of the piano and she can play for a good 20 minutes!!! Both boy like to play piano without me teaching them. Timothy has "perfect ear" ... which means he has perfect pitch, he can just hear some music and find the notes on the piano and play it out, which is inherited from me I guess.



Acacia: " Can I join you, 哥哥?"




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All 3 kids love to play piano, especially Acacia. Everyday she has to sit in front of the piano and she can play for a good 20 minutes!!! Both boy like to play piano without me teaching them. Timothy has "perfect ear" ... which means he has perfect pitch, he can just hear some music and find the notes on the piano and play it out, which is inherited from me I guess.



Acacia: " Can I join you, 哥哥?"




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The boys LOVE to swim and Timothy asks me almost everyday "can we go swimming?" but because he started coughing a few days back, I didn't want to take them swimming.. but yesterday was pretty warm so we decided to go after we picked up Jacob after school. We were pretty surprised that the outdoor pool is open and the indoor one closed. I was a little worried but the boys were excited. Timothy started practicing his swimming skills right away... I was SO proud to see him try to swim across the pool. He had to get up and change breaths but he did SO well !! And Jacob enjoyed sliding down the kids' sized slide. He turned like a whale in the water.. I was glad they really enjoyed it.

This is Jacob jumping off the slide... FUN FUN FUN!!

It felt like we were in a resort, just relaxing and enjoying the good weather. Acacia was busy eating snacks.... and looking around. I will wait while the weather is really warm to start putting Acacia in water.. so she doesn't get sick.

Acacia: "既然不讓我下水, 我就翹個腳啃鯨魚好了..... "

This is why we keep our membership with the club... it's great for kids to swim!



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The boys LOVE to swim and Timothy asks me almost everyday "can we go swimming?" but because he started coughing a few days back, I didn't want to take them swimming.. but yesterday was pretty warm so we decided to go after we picked up Jacob after school. We were pretty surprised that the outdoor pool is open and the indoor one closed. I was a little worried but the boys were excited. Timothy started practicing his swimming skills right away... I was SO proud to see him try to swim across the pool. He had to get up and change breaths but he did SO well !! And Jacob enjoyed sliding down the kids' sized slide. He turned like a whale in the water.. I was glad they really enjoyed it.

This is Jacob jumping off the slide... FUN FUN FUN!!

It felt like we were in a resort, just relaxing and enjoying the good weather. Acacia was busy eating snacks.... and looking around. I will wait while the weather is really warm to start putting Acacia in water.. so she doesn't get sick.

Acacia: "既然不讓我下水, 我就翹個腳啃鯨魚好了..... "

This is why we keep our membership with the club... it's great for kids to swim!



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Last Thursday we went to see Dr. Beach, for Acacia's 9 month old checkup, and for Jacob's asthma progress. Acacia got 1 shot, but the worst part was the nurse poked her finger to get blood for lab works. She cried so madly and tried to push the nurse's hand away...my poor baby!!

Acacia: "大姐, 你可不可以不要再擠我ㄉ手指抽血....好痛阿..."

Her weight has not gained much (16lb 7 oz) and Dr. Beach said we need to feed her whatever we can, which is very hard becasue aside from mommy's milk Acacia is not interested in eating anything. I think Acacia doesn't gain much weight because she is such an active baby, when she is awake, she never stays still. Now she can crawl she is all over the place. But she seems to be happier now she is mobile. Her height is good. Still in the 90%, and head in the 75-90%. So only the weight is our concern right now.




I talked about Jacob's class having a child with chickenpox so Dr. Beach felt it's better we give both boys a booster shot of chickenpox.. now Timothy was really scared. He didn't go there for a shot!!! But the nurse did it so quickly both boys tolerated it just fine.
 
Jacob: "打針, 小 case!! " 
Timothy: "我不要打針,
我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針..."
AFTERWARDS: "什麼? 可以去吃麥當勞?  好吧,
打針
一點都不痛!!! "


Acacia also seemed to have a light ear infection on her right ear, Dr. Beach said her ears have wax so it was kind of hard to tell, but she prescribed 10 day antibotics anyway... hopefully Acacia will be free of any kind of sickness before we head to Taiwan in 2 weeks!!





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Last Thursday we went to see Dr. Beach, for Acacia's 9 month old checkup, and for Jacob's asthma progress. Acacia got 1 shot, but the worst part was the nurse poked her finger to get blood for lab works. She cried so madly and tried to push the nurse's hand away...my poor baby!!

Acacia: "大姐, 你可不可以不要再擠我ㄉ手指抽血....好痛阿..."

Her weight has not gained much (16lb 7 oz) and Dr. Beach said we need to feed her whatever we can, which is very hard becasue aside from mommy's milk Acacia is not interested in eating anything. I think Acacia doesn't gain much weight because she is such an active baby, when she is awake, she never stays still. Now she can crawl she is all over the place. But she seems to be happier now she is mobile. Her height is good. Still in the 90%, and head in the 75-90%. So only the weight is our concern right now.




I talked about Jacob's class having a child with chickenpox so Dr. Beach felt it's better we give both boys a booster shot of chickenpox.. now Timothy was really scared. He didn't go there for a shot!!! But the nurse did it so quickly both boys tolerated it just fine.
 
Jacob: "打針, 小 case!! " 
Timothy: "我不要打針,
我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針,我不要打針..."
AFTERWARDS: "什麼? 可以去吃麥當勞?  好吧,
打針
一點都不痛!!! "


Acacia also seemed to have a light ear infection on her right ear, Dr. Beach said her ears have wax so it was kind of hard to tell, but she prescribed 10 day antibotics anyway... hopefully Acacia will be free of any kind of sickness before we head to Taiwan in 2 weeks!!





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  • Acacia

 

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  • May 09 Wed 2007 07:55
  • Acacia

 

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Daddy went on business trip for the entire week(Mon-Fri), he went to Austin on Mon-Tues, flew back home on Tuesday to get some rest, then flew out to Harlingin on Wed morning. While he was in Austin, he went to the San Marcos outlet mall, and bought some BEAUTIFUL quilts for the kids.. both boys got car quilts, and Acacia got a super pretty girly quilt. I was so excited to see the quilts..... I've always LOVED Pottery Barn's stuff and these are just so beautiful.

Daddy came back home on Friday, I knew he went to another outlet mall before he went to the airport, but didn't think he bought anything...
So Friday night before sleep, Acacia was playing in our bed and pooped, so I asked Daddy to change her because I was pretty tired from taking care of the kids all by myself for the past week... and daddy absolutely refused.... I kept asking him and he kept saying NO... so I was pretty mad at this point. So I went outside the room to wash Acacia and when I came back, I saw a COACH gift box on my bed, I was even more angry cause it's empty and I thought he was joking with me. So I swept the box to the floor and said, you are just crazy (in Chinese)... then at this point he pulled out a coach bag behind his pillow... WOWWWWWWWW... a surprise gift for ME!!! I was very surprised and amazed.. it's probably the very 1st time my husband is so romantic and set up this surprise for me.. I love the coach purse, not because it's a Coach(ok... maybe a little so), but that he bought it for me as a surprise and hid it until the time we went to bed... what a nice surprise!!! Just in time for mother's day!!!

Thank you daddy for the gifts you bought us... of course, he didn't spend money on himself.. ... Thank you!!

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Daddy went on business trip for the entire week(Mon-Fri), he went to Austin on Mon-Tues, flew back home on Tuesday to get some rest, then flew out to Harlingin on Wed morning. While he was in Austin, he went to the San Marcos outlet mall, and bought some BEAUTIFUL quilts for the kids.. both boys got car quilts, and Acacia got a super pretty girly quilt. I was so excited to see the quilts..... I've always LOVED Pottery Barn's stuff and these are just so beautiful.

Daddy came back home on Friday, I knew he went to another outlet mall before he went to the airport, but didn't think he bought anything...
So Friday night before sleep, Acacia was playing in our bed and pooped, so I asked Daddy to change her because I was pretty tired from taking care of the kids all by myself for the past week... and daddy absolutely refused.... I kept asking him and he kept saying NO... so I was pretty mad at this point. So I went outside the room to wash Acacia and when I came back, I saw a COACH gift box on my bed, I was even more angry cause it's empty and I thought he was joking with me. So I swept the box to the floor and said, you are just crazy (in Chinese)... then at this point he pulled out a coach bag behind his pillow... WOWWWWWWWW... a surprise gift for ME!!! I was very surprised and amazed.. it's probably the very 1st time my husband is so romantic and set up this surprise for me.. I love the coach purse, not because it's a Coach(ok... maybe a little so), but that he bought it for me as a surprise and hid it until the time we went to bed... what a nice surprise!!! Just in time for mother's day!!!

Thank you daddy for the gifts you bought us... of course, he didn't spend money on himself.. ... Thank you!!

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