Wednesday, January 31, 2007 No comments

Peek-a-boo, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Catching another glimpse from behind her mask.

I See You

I See You, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

What a cool kid! Chloe peeking a look from behind the mask. Cool shades!

Who's that Bear?

Who's that Bear?, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe's pre-school class made bear masks. She slept with it during her nap and enjoyed playing peek-a-boo with it.

Chloe & Mommy

Chloe & Mommy, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe loves to take photos. I showed Chloe how to take a photo of yourself with the camera.

Ah, the weekends

Sunday, January 28, 2007 No comments
The past two weekends have been event-filled. Last weekend, Matt and I enjoyed a spa day at a great NYC spa (delightful). I went in the morning for a facial and pedicure and Matt went to the Natural History Museum with Chloe. When I was done, I took Chloe to lunch and the bookstore while Matt enjoyed a facial and manicure.

This past weekend we went into the city again to go here and purchase some items for Chinese New Year which is February 18. We got some slippers for Chloe and some banners to hang on our front door for CNY. We also got some traditional red envelopes. We have been reading books to Chloe on CNY customs and celebrations. She loves the lion dance. Of course, she has seen a lion dance but she was very young and probably doesn't remember it. After some shopping we walked from Chinatown to enjoy a traditionally British lunch here. It was awesome. Chloe even enjoyed it. We are excited to have made the discovery of it and it's sister restaurant for a traditional English breakfast. We also popped into the British foods store in between the two restaurants and bought some English sweets and took away a homemade sticky toffee pudding for dessert! You have to love NYC discoveries like this.

Today we met some other waiting families who also sent their dossier to China in September at the aquarium in Camden. We managed to get lost and separated from the group only to find others who were looking for the group. Chloe had a great time. The sharks scared her a little, but she warmed up to them and keeps talking about the sharks asking Daddy, "what a shark say?". As we left the aquarium she demanded we take her to the zoo now. Maybe later.


Philly, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Matt & Chloe all smiles as we leave the aquarium. This photo is taken just outside the aquarium. That is the Delaware River and Philadelphia in the background.


Shark, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe had fun putting her head through the hole to have her picture taken as a different sea creature.

Sea Star

Sea Star, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe touching a sea star (a.k.a starfish) at the aquarium. She would pet the sea star but not the shark or sting ray.

Chloe's Slippers

Chloe's Slippers, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe modeling her new red Chinese slippers which she declares are like her Daddy's shoes (not quite).

Making Faces

Friday, January 19, 2007 No comments

Making Faces, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe came home from pre-school having learned a new face. This is her favorite new activity.

In the Snow

In the Snow, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Finally winter arrived. Chloe standing outside in the falling snow.

More Yin or Yang?? (Just for Fun)

The house is clean and the Chloester is asleep. What else is there to do but take meaningless quizzes???

You Are More Yang


Ha ha

Thursday, January 11, 2007 1 comment
Out of sheer boredom I took this quiz and thought the result was funny.

You Are New York

Cosmopolitan and sophisticated, you enjoy the newest in food, art, and culture.
You also appreciate a good amount of grit - and very little shocks you.
You're competitive, driven, and very likely to succeed.

Famous people from New York: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tupac Shakur, Woody Allen

More Christmas Photos

The photos which follow this post were taken by my sister Deanna during the holidays. I thought I would post a few.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

PaPaw, Chloe and BeBe in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Chloe doesn't look happy in this photo because she is hungry and Santa Claus is waving at her from a window to the left of the tree. That crazy old man won't leave her alone during the holidays!


FAO, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Chloe, back on the piano at FAO Schwarz.

Preschool Party

preschool, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Here we are opening her doll at her pre-school party. Santa brought her a doll you can accessorize.


xmas day overalls, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

It's a nice look for Chloe...she has her new Mary Jane Crocs on, her Carhardt's (with her PJ's underneath) and her MP3 player.

Chloe on the Scooter

chloe scooter crop, originally uploaded by pookie2shoes.

Deanna cropped this photo of Chloe in her Carhardt overalls on her Dora scooter.

A New Years Walk in the Woods

Monday, January 01, 2007 No comments

Keeping our new year's resolution to get fit in tact, Matt & I set out with Chloe this morning to take a hike in the woods not too far from where we live. We purchased a backpack carrier for Chloe and she rode in style. We set out on a 5-mile "ramble" as it was called only to find out that someone's definition of a ramble differed from ours. We ended up taking a 10-mile hike through the mountains. It was fun and felt good to get a good start on the resolutions.