Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sydney's First Tooth

On Friday Feb 17, 2017, Sydney lost his first tooth. And it's about darn time. Long ago, the permanent teeth decided they couldn't wait for the baby teeth to vacate, so they started growing in... right behind the baby teeth. But, finally, the first tooth decided to come out. Perfect timing too, because it coincided with the 'biggest rain storm in recent So. Cal. history'. At least, that's what the news media billed it as. Alas, it did rain that night.

At night, we put the tooth in the tooth fairy pillow. Come morning... the tooth was still there! The working theory around the Wang house is that because of the rain, the tooth fairy was not able to come. Something about her wings getting wet and she not being able to fly... I mean, it's either that, or Mom and Dad failed to oversee... Nah, it's gotta be because of the rain...

Happy Birthday 2017

We recently celebrated Da Boys birthday, 2017. They are now 8 yrs old and 6 years old! Oh my, where does the time go? This year, we had separate play date celebrations in Hickory Park. Each rather low key affairs, they invited friends to play and.... EAT DONUTS!!!

Casey's Crew
Sharing a Moment
Sydney's Crew

Da Boys had their choice for special birthday dinner. Of course, they could not agree on where to go. Sydney wanted McDonalds, while Casey wanted rolled tacos. Sensing a 'teaching moment' in logical thinking, we presented Da Boys with a choice... Option #1: Pick up McDonald's and take it to the rolled taco store... OR... Option #2: Eat at McDonald's one night, and the rolled taco store the next night. The logical thinking was... option #2 allowed for TWO special dinners. It took some convincing, but they finally bought into the logic. We had McDonald's one night, and the next night, we had 'McDonkey'... You see, the local rolled taco store is called El Burrito Jr; and it's logo is a donkey. Somehow, in all the conversations, McDonald's and McDonkey became a thing...
The night culminated with the most decadent chocolate cake ever. It was a chocolate cake lined with Kit-Kat bars and topped with M&M's... Severe chocolate overload!

Mario Decorations
Decadent Cake
Family Shot, with a Thrilled Daddy

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Snow Day 2017

We had a spur of the moment snow adventure in Jan 2017. The Han's and the Tung's joined Da Boys in the snow at Mt. Baldi. We did some sledding, built snowmen, and had a snowball fight.

Our adventure started out with Daddy and Casey trying to "Go Big" on a steep sled run. Well, we ended up crashing, and Casey blamed Daddy. He got out of the snow throwing stuff at Daddy and hitting poor innocent Daddy. In his defense, after viewing the video, it was clear he slammed his face in the snow pretty hard...

Mt Baldi Jan 2017 from p wang on Vimeo.

Snow ball fight! Da Boys re-purposed sleds as shields; they hid in their bunker...

Various family pix...

The Han Boys and the Wang Boys...