Monday, January 29, 2007

Park an' Posing

Look at these girls! Getting so big before our very eyes. The "Chinese Girl Mafia" had a great day in Griffith Park, and thanks to ShaSha's dad, we have these wonderful photos documenting it. Grace, Michayla, ShaSha and Jemma have such different personalities and these photos really capture their individualities. They are all so delicious!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Right Coast was Alright!

Jemma had a great time with her cousins Tommy and Stevie. They taught her how to say, "Go Rutgers!" and she said it over and over and over again - with the fist in the air, too! She got great gifts from everyone - mostly jewelry - everyone knows that Jemma loves jewelry. Ellen's dear friend, Rosie, and her entire brood of five children also came for a visit. Jemma had a great time with her daughter Clare. They climbed up and down the steps and ran around the house and played for hours. If we lived on the Right Coast, these two would sure be close buddies, just like their mommies!

The Garden State

We traveled up to New Jersey from Flordia to spend time with Ellen's sisters, Jemma's Aunt Sharon & Aunt Debbie. Unfortunately, Daddy was sick with the stomach flu and Mommy had her hands too full to take photos but here are some prior pictures taken of the aunts with MeeMa, and one with the handsome nephews, Tommy, Stevie, Jared & Ian with MeeMa and PopPop. Uncle Tom and Uncle Lee (a name Jemma likes to say over and over - perhaps because it sounds Chinese) are not shown in these photos...

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Sunshine State

We had a wonderful time visiting with MeeMa and PopPop. Jemma liked to start each morning stretching with Daddy and now she has graduated to yoga, doing downward and upward dog. MeeMa and PopPop threw a brunch party at the clubhouse cafe so all of their friends could meet "The Bug." Needless to say, she was a big hit and earned all those gifties by charming the crowd. Her favorite gift, though, was a doll from Ellie, which she now of course calls, "Ellie!" She tried to charm the necklace off of Ellie's neck but had to settle for playing with it instead.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Wizard of Ahhhs!

Jemma's grandma, MeeMa, is a very talented performer (down center in the blue skirt.) This year the Coral Lakes Players in Boynton Beach presented their version of the L. Frank Baum classic, but with a few twists - ahhh! In this version the wicked witch had a motorcyle-ridin' brother, there was a magic bunny and the tin man wore a car reflector for his costume. Jemma loved it so much she saw it twice.