Ginelle turns one and faceplants the cake

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Over Memorial Day weekend our little baby turned one year old. We threw her a birthday part with family and friends in attendance and gave her an oversize cupcake as her personal cake to eat in her high-chair. Ginelle did wonderfully well neither crying nor putting her hand directly in the candle flame while we… Read more »

Happy Birthday Ginelle!

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It astonishes me how quickly a year goes by, and suddenly my little baby, who’s never been particularly little is also not so much a baby anymore either. She independently plays, except when she’s swinging (and needs a little help from her sister). She’s crusing (almost walking), she’s forming sounds (almost words). She’s on the… Read more »

Happy Birthday Kaylee!

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How did she get to be three years old already?! We woke up (groggily), dressed her, fed her, brush teeth and hair, dropped her off at day care, kissed her goodbye, we went to work. Later that evening: picked her up, big hugs, drove her home, watched a little of her favorite show, fed her dinner,… Read more »

Kaylee’s 2nd Birthday

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There were balloons, a pile of presents, and Kai Lan themed banners and lanterns and gift bags for the kids. There was Chic-Fil-A nuggets, homemade Mac & Cheese and Chinese noodles along with cookies, chips and cupcakes, one that had a little number “2” on it. It was Kaylee’s second birthday party, and we celebrated… Read more »

Kaylee’s First Birthday

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Kaylee’s First Birthday, a set on Flickr. Over the past two weekends, we’ve been doing a lot of celebrating Kaylee. It started on Saturday, April 16th when we held a week early a First Birthday Party for Kaylee. We invited many of our friends and relatives in from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and even Florida… Read more »

Preparing for Kaylee’s 1st Birthday

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Saturday it will be raining outside and we will have 55 people coming to our townhouse to celebrate Kaylee’s first birthday. We couldn’t be more excited for our little girl and to celebrate her, but 55 people, yeesh! We’ve never had so many people in our  townhouse, so I’ve been taking some steps to up… Read more »

Recreating the Hunger Games

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For my birthday this year, Selena put together a most fun event modeled after the book series The Hunger Games. She had us all meet at Bellevue State Park in Delaware and had set up a circle with 16 starting points around a Cornucopia of supplies in the center. When she said “Go” everyone either… Read more »

Home Stretch for Baby Time

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We are within the last 24 hours of being free-wielding non-parents. Due to the magical powers of inducing there is no need for baby pools, we know that by noontime on Thursday, Selena and Greg will become Mom and Dad to a little baby girl.  How are we doing with this realization? I’ll be candid…… Read more »

The many birthdays of Eddie Kang

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On January 2nd, Selena and I were in Egypt and she regretting that we were not home to celebrate her father’s birthday. On January 26th , the day after Chinese New Year, Selena brought up that we really should get together with her family again that night, to celebrate her father’s birthday. Today, February 11th,… Read more »

Remembering Disney Animal Kingdom’s opening.

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Happy 10th Birthday Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Ten years ago, today, the park opened to the public – and I was there. I toured the park for the umpteenth time that morning, not bothering with any of the rides or shows; I had done them all dozens of times pre-opening, but watching the faces of the… Read more »