Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy year of the goat!

Gung Hay Fat Choy friends and family!  To welcome the year of the goat, we peeked out of some self imposed (lingering coughs mostly to blame) social isolation and embraced our friends, outside playing and sunshine!
 Dad and I had President's day off, so while Mom and Grace were work/schooling, we found a lake and did some fishing!  It was too windy to get the kayaks out, but we had a beautiful day outside.

Grace, of course continues to have a blast with ballet.  Saturday morning, we got a big crowd together for Dim Sum at Ocean city.  It was our first try there and it was pretty good.  The fun crew made it fantastic!
 Honestly, it was a bit of a slow start to the lunar new year for us as it came midweek and we were distracted, but sealing the whole thing with our buds was the perfect intention for the year!

 friends... and loads of food of course.
Esme went home with Grace and I got to go home with Joaquin for the afternoon.  J and I played basketball against Ray, and I was totally impressed with his basketball skills!  I am really growing to love basketball.  Grace and Esme played a lot of dress-up, did some art projects.... more marbling.

 we even got to enjoy tea outside ... with bubbles!
 Grace finally got to riding on her own on her new, much bigger and better fitting bike!  She still needs to work on starting (so Mom and Dad don't have to just sit on either side of the block as she goes back and forth), but the riding is perfect!
 We are also appreciating the signs of spring around the corner.
 and more basketball at the house.
 I'm getting better and better with practice.  The daphne are blooming in front of our house and it smells wonderful!

Sometimes, in spite of the sunshine, I am not entirely ready to give up hanging out inside (also in spite of Mom repeatedly making me go outside!  Luckily she is appeased if I am at least reading a book). 

 and finally, we went to our first Timbers game tonight with Vanessa, Dave and Liam.  It was pretty good, except we did lose, it was not a high scoring game...though it definitely had some good moments.
 Plus, it was pretty cool to be in the stadium with the Timbers Army.

 and, of course some popcorn and friends.  G and L made it to the very top of the bleachers a few times which they thought was so much fun.  G. wants to know how many more games she can go to.

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