Monday, December 22, 2008

Thai sports analysis

I can't help love the Onion, even when they get a offensive. In this case, from my point of view, they're making fun of 1) how different sports in other countries are and 2) how ridiculous our sports media are sometimes.

I can't decide if I like that they're picking on a Thai sport. Is any publicity good publicity?

I can't figure out how much of the verbiage is real Thai and how much of it is made-up Thai-sounding sports terms.

It's good for a laugh, anyway.

Ngyuen Thi Buch Thuy: 'Just Give Me The Damn Sepak Takraw Ball'


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter adventures

After all the snow we've had, the family finally took the time to head out to a nearby sledding hill. Knowing T's pension for daring, I figured the trip would be a success.  It was.

It's an easy life being a 19-month-old get all the fun without any of the work.

We also went out to a local light display at a public garden.  They have lights all over, which are quite beautiful in the newly-fallen snow.  In fact, it was snowing while we were there.  There is also an indoor area where they have music and a huge model train display with trains running everywhere.

While he liked the lights and the train, what T came away with was "ducks".  There is a pond in the gardens and a ton of ducks there.  He enjoyed watching them swim and walk around on the ice.  "Ducks" are all he talked about.

Robin and I had fun too.  We reminded ourselves of all the times last Christmas we mentioned and thought about what it'd like to have him with us this year.  We can't believe he's actually with us.

It reminds us of how lucky we are.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Smart kid

Robin: "T, can you say Grandma?"

T (nodding yes): "Cookies!"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday greetings

Send your own ElfYourself eCards
Holiday greetings to everyone in blog land...

..From Kyle, Robin, T, and T's great grandmothers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


To someone like T, having a tree in the house doesn't make much sense, but cutting it down, bringing it home, and decorating it is a ton of fun!

Watering the tree, like mama and daddy

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A wedding

Here are some pictures from T's first wedding. It was a wedding for my cousin of many weddings to come in the next 12 months.

T had fun, as you will see. So did his grandfather and other extended family.

It was a long day, which ended with a meltdown. I suppose I could have predicted that. There was a lot of time spent in the car...mix that with a lot of new people and it's bound to happen.

But he was a trooper and clearly had fun. I think he will like weddings.

As you can see, he also got his first real taste of Christmas (perhaps the home decorations will come out today). He seems to like the any kid would.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Hide the scissors

For quite awhile now, one of the first things people ask when meeting T is, "Has he had a haircut yet?" The translation to this is: "For the love of all that is good, cut that poor kid's hair already!"

Today I was struck with a moment of insanity and decided to cut it myself. I don't know what I was thinking. No, that's a lie - I do know what I was thinking. I'm cheap. I was thinking I'd save $15. But I also don't know how to cut hair. Especially squirmy little boy hair. Especially perfectly straight hair.

I did not just trim the ends. I. Cut. Lots. Of. Hair.
T had a lot of hair, and he's pretty young, so it stands to reason that his hair grows quickly and the hair I removed should return soon. Let's all hope so.

I'm fairly sure the first thing people will say to us now is: "So, he just got a haircut, huh?"
T's favorite word today sums up the experience: "Uh oh."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Win Free Puppets!

Now for a break in our regularly scheduled blogging for a note from our sponsors (well, me, actually):

My sister and I finally made the shadow puppet set I've been wanting since we started our mini business - Thai Legends. Visit our website and leave a comment - we're choosing someone at random to send a free set to. Or buy a set at our store on Etsy. They're really fun to play with - I can't wait for T to be old enough!

Because I love all my friends who read and comment here, mention "Thai Adoption" in the comments section of your Etsy order and we'll refund 10% of any order from our shop.

Thank you for your attention, and we now return to life with T. Today - part 2 of the flu shot was not fun! T has too good of a memory and started signing "all done" when we pulled in to the parking lot of the doctor's office. The crying soon followed. Luckily, he was eventually distractable with stickers.