Friday, April 27, 2007

Is there any end to the cuteness? (Nope, it doesn't look like it!)

One of the highlights of the party was the toy zebra. Ting Ting was sure to enjoy her turn.

Yee haw!

Ride 'em, Cowgirl!

Mommy says I can be a mother and a professional cowgirl (or is that zebragirl?).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More cuteness

The illustrations are clever, and it has a riveting plot.

The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful things.

I know their tops are made out of rubber and their bottoms are made out of springs, but what about their noses?

I just can't get enough of this author.

May The Force be with you, Tabitha.

No! Never turn away from The Force! Embrace it!

Or perhaps you'd rather embrace this nice ducky.

Maybe I'll embrace your big brother!
Now it's time for me to ride off into the sunset.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Scenes from a party

OK, kid, come with me.

We can take these tall people if we work together, I know we can.

Here's the plan: You go around the left, and I'll think of something cute to do over here to distract them.

Huh? Oh, I don't know. I'll dance or something -- that usually gets them.

Then you use your light saber to . . .

It's a perfect plan! We can't lose!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Party time

Last Saturday, we met up with some of our China travel mates.
Ting Ting is in front (of course). Linnea is in the beautiful red dress in the back, holding the doll (her grandmother Barbara is behind her, and her mother, Tamara is seated on the floor to the right of the couch). In front of Linnea is Ana (at least I'm pretty sure it's Ana -- help, Anne!). The young girl in the striped shirt is Cece, the daughter of Mickey and Jacquie (Jacquie is wearing a green shirt and has her back to the camera) and big sister to Tabitha.

Ava and Ana were great hostesses. And thanks to the Moran boys for use of the light sabers.

Ava and Ana let Ting Ting play with some of their toys and read their books.

On the right is Mickey, father of Tabitha.

Ting Ting made the sign for "cat" right after we snapped this photo.

I'm pretty sure this is Ana.

(EDITED: Oops, wrong! Her mommy has set me straight -- this is Ava. Sorry, Anne! )

Playing with Tabitha's big brother Luke (and Tigger).

Can't get enough of Luke.

This beautiful shirt was a gift from my friend Michelle (mother to the exquisite Olivia).

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Easter dinner

We went to Aunt Chris and Uncle Keith's house for Easter dinner.

Cousin Brad came, too.

Aunt Chris tried to fool me with a magic trick.

Do I have as many teeth as Mom yet?

I played with Cousin Candace for part of the afternoon (although this photo was taken Palm Sunday -- Mom just wanted another shot of me in my Easter dress).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Her first Easter basket

The Easter Bunny found his way to our house on Easter morning and left Ting Ting a basket filled with toys and books.

Cyrus helped her check it out.

Hmmmm, there seems to be some sort of duck theme going on here.

What do you mean, there's no candy in there? Let me see!

Big Sister's Big Day

OK, I have a confession to make: the beautiful Easter photo I posted last week actually was taken on Palm Sunday. Ting Ting's big sister, Lauren, was confirmed that day, so I figured Miss Rachel could wear her finest dress for the occasion. (We were at a different church on Easter, so no one knew she was wearing it for the second time . . . well, not until now.)

Didn't Lauren look beautiful? We are very proud of her and were so happy to witness her confirmation.

Here she is again with her Dad, Ting Ting and I.

We were there early to help set up for the dinner . . . well, Lance helped set up. I mostly bounced Ting Ting on my knee and fed her cookies while everyone else worked hard.

Later, dressed in her formal attire, Rachel Shu-Ting greets her adoring public.

Proud Dad and Daughter No. 1.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Yeah, the hair is REALLY growing!

. . . but of course you can't see it because of the wig.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Her first Easter Egg Hunt

It was COLD outside the day before Easter, but Ting Ting enjoyed her first Easter Egg hunt anyway . . . well, once she got the basket off her head! Here she is hanging out with cousin Candace and sister Lauren.

Brother Brandon kept Ting Ting occupied while Lauren and I hid eggs outside. If you look very closely, you can see her hair is in two pigtails . . . really, it is!

Again with the basket on her head.

She put the basket to use when her big sister Lauren helped her gather some eggs.

She couldn't eat much of the candy, but she had some other snacks on hand. And someone here at home -- ahem -- took care of the candy.