Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ethan turns 3!


today is my newphew ethan's 3rd birthday but we celebrated early and gathered at our house yesterday.....



happy birthday kiddo!!!

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olivia dancing & singing to abc bubbles dvd


olivia dancing and singing to abc bubbles song teaching about "walk, run, crawl, climb & jump".



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

olivia's halloween flower costume


ready to go trick-or-treating!

olivia's flower halloween costume

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

leofoo village theme park


photos from family outing at the leofoo village theme park earlier this month.....



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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

side trip to yunlin county


on our recent 3-day vacation to kenting, on the way back to taipei we took a side trip to yunlin county to visit karen's grandpa for a couple hours.....

side trip to yulin county
grandpa's house.

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county
when in doubt, shoot flowers in macro. can't go wrong.

side trip to yulin county
olivia drinking a bottle of grape juice and enjoying the countryside.

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county
speaking of grapes, here's some growing on grandpa's property.

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county
hi

side trip to yulin county
country life.

side trip to yulin county
grandpa's neighbour who has all sorts of animals in their yard.

side trip to yulin county
"hey, what are you looking at??!!"

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county
we just dropped in on grandpa without notice, needless to say he was extremely surprised to see us and of course very very happy as well.

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county
chatting with grandpa.

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

side trip to yulin county

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Monday, October 12, 2009

kenting trip 2009, part 3 - the beach resort


here's the 3rd and last installment of our kenting trip series, the beach resort.....

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
we wanted to stay somewhere that was kid-friendly and offered lot of activities for families. after doing some research on the net, we decided to stay at the yoho beach resort as it was highly recommended by a lot of people with kids.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
once inside, the staff was doing a welcome dance for all people checking-in.



kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the lobby.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
chandeliers hanging over the lobby lounge.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
a golden buddha idol in the lobby lounge.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the resort's main pool nestled between the lodging buildings. our room was located behind the waterfalls and palm trees near the left side of the photo.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
our room.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the room's balcony.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the view from the balcony onto the swimming pool mentioned above.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
decoration boat located near the beach at back of resort.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
a night shot of the kiddie-pool.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the resort had quite a few shops where you could do some shopping.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
there was a big games room for the kids.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
giant legos!

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the games room also featured lots of story books.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
karen reading olivia a story.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
there was also an arcade.....

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
where karen got her ricky bobby impression on.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
the resort also had some interactive games such as this here where you throw balls at the projected images on the wall to knock them down.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
this is here was pretty cool and fun for the kids too. it's a projection from the ceiling to the ground and where ever you walk on it, a school of fish will come circle around your feet.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
some funky gym for the kids to climb around.

kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
pond where you can feed some fishies.



kenting trip 2009, part 2 - the beach resort
this was by far my favorite thing to do during the trip. when olivia went to sleep, karen and i just sat on the balcony drinking some beer and chatting the night away while enjoying the light sea breeze. life's good!

here's the goole maps' location for yoho.....

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