Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Someone can't wait 'til Santa is here!

My wee boy loves X'mas! This is really the first X'mas he manage to make some sense out of it, he wasn't really aware of what's all the big deal about X'mas last year. We have been telling him he has to be a good boy as Santa will only bring toys to nice wee boy, and he seems to understand it quite well. (Hehe! at least it works for now.) The other day, Scott helped him to write a letter to Santa and it seems like all he really want are Thomas and Friends. The conversation between father and son went like this:

" Euan, so what do you want Santa bring you for Christmas?" Scott asked

"Percy!" Euan said.

"and?" Scott tried to get more for the list.

"Thomas!" Euan said with excitement.

"What else?" Scott asked.

"Percy, Thomas, Percy, Gordon, chocolate, truck, Thomas, Thomas......." At this moment, he looked quite serious too as he has put in quite some thoughts to come up with the list.

Sometimes I wonder what's really goes on in his wee head. Hmmmm..... may be he genuinely loves Thomas that much! =)

He has been requesting me to read him The night before Christmas every night before bed. =) He loves the story and is fascinated that Santa actually come in to the house through the chimney. =)  He is also very excited about all the present under the tree and keep asking when he can open them, we told him he has to wait 'til Santa bring his toys and he can open everything all at once. It's so good to be a wee kid and have so much to look forward to during X'mas. I wonder how long he will believe in the story of Santa Claus.... Hopefully, long enough for mummy to be ready to accept the fact that he will be a grown boy one day soon! 

He has been speaking a lot in short whole sentence nowadays. It seems like he has managed both languages just fine without any confusion at all. Since his 2-year-old birthday, he already know he has to speak English to his daddy and granny. When speaking to mummy and his uncle, he switches to Chinese naturally. On top of that, he has been quite busy teaching his dad to speak Chinese as well! =) Not bad for a wee boy, eh? 

Oh... just for a good laugh, he was mad at me last night and guess what he said? " Crocodile comes bite mummy stinky butt!" What a boy! Hmmm..... don't ask me where he got that idea from cause I have no idea! It's probably what Scott taught him to say while I was away...  :p

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I wish...

... it will snow more often in Houston. 

A couple days ago, we had a winter storm and it snowed for about 5-6 hours here in Houston. It's the earliest snow fall ever recorded in the history and we don't get snow here very often. Snow has only fallen 3o times since 1895. I love snow and winter, so I was actually quite chuffed seeing snow on Friday even it's a wee bit early then expected. It would be really nice if it snows on Christmas day! =)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Missing in action

Hi ya! It has been a while since I last blogged here. Life hasn't been quite easy recently. First of all, it was quite tough for me to get back to our normal daily routine in Houston after spending 3 wonderful months in Europe. It didn't help much when we had to come back to an empty house as Scott had to leave for Argentina before we made it home.  I was quite depressed for a wee bit while Scott was slaving away in Argentina. To make the matter worse, before I even have time to cope with my emotional problem, we were told Scott had a tumour within his spinal cord and a surgery needed to be scheduled ASAP a few day after he got back from Argentina. It wasn't easy at all but we were so lucky to have Ms Carole who was willing to come across the pond to give us a hand. Or else we would definitely unable to pull it through ourself. We owed you a BIG thanks, Ms Carole! =)

I have been quite busy lately.... Taking care of the patient, attending to the little king's needs , growing my winter garden and also busy whipping up blankies and toys for the little ones. I always find making craft and knitting are therapeutic and they also keep me sane. =) 

A couple weeks ago, my neighbour kindly lend me her sewing machine and here are a couple of my first attempts of making dolls - my new found love, playing with fabric! =) The doll (based on the pattern from talented Emily Martin through Martha Stewart's website) is a wee Christmas gift for my niece, Mya and the wee bunny is for the wee king. The wee King loves his wee bunny and he calls it "xiao tu zi"- wee bunny in Chinese. I am quite happy with the result consider I haven't been using the sewing machine in ages. I am sure I will be busy whipping up more dolls in the coming days as it keeps me really happy to make and give! =)