Friday, March 20, 2009

Lindy Li discusses her mommy

I got tagged once or twice with this on Facebook and finally got around to interviewing Miss Lindy Li. It was very entertaining to hear her answers and surprising, too (14 and 15 especially).

Here's what you are supposed to do:
Ask your child(ren) the questions and type in their answers as they say them. Tag other folks with older kids who might have fun with this. :)

Lindy-age 3
Interviewed March 20, 2009

1. What is something Mommy always says to you? I love you.
2. What makes Mommy happy?
When I eat my lunch all gone and when I clean up my room.
3. What makes Mommy sad?
Breaking her stuff.
4. How does your Mommy make you laugh?
By doing silly jokes.
5. What was your Mommy like as a child?
A little girl.
6. How old is your Mommy?
Mmmm...let me guess. 28
7. How tall is your Mommy?
Well, she's kind of short.
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
9. What does your Mommy do when you're not around?
She works.
10. If your Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?
Being a princess.
11. What is your Mommy really good at?
Cooking...You're the best cooker.
12. What is your Mommy not very good at?
Does it start with a t? Well, I don't know...
13. What does your Mommy do for her job?
Go grocery shopping.
14. What is your Mommy's favorite food?
The bird? Red R*bin? I don't know. Chinese? What is it, Mommy?
15. What makes you proud of your Mommy?
I'm proud of you when you sew.
16. If your Mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Cinderella--the best of the best.
17. What do you and your Mommy do together?
Sometimes we watch movies, go to T*rget, and L*ttle Gym.
18. How are you and your Mommy the same? We have the same lips, toes, and privates.
19. How are you and your Mommy different? We have different skin, different eyes, different teeth. 20. How do you know your Mommy loves you? By snuggling and hugging.
21. Where is your Mom's favorite place to go? T*rget.

If you have kids, play along if you'd like. It is fun to hear their answers!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


The other day Lindy walked into the bathroom (you can't see the princess shoes) looking like this and said, "Mommy, some cowboys look like this."

I'm concerned and a little mortified, too, on so many levels...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

February Finale'

For a short month, February seemed VERY full...Since it seems like I keep falling REALLY behind on blog entries, I'm going to do a recap of some more of the February highlights rather than individual blog posts.

Lindy attended two birthday parties...

She helped Bethany celebrate turning three.

We were also privileged to celebrate sweet baby Elleanna's first birthday at a local tea room.

Elleanna's mommy brought special hats for the guests to wear.

Elleanna's brother, Declan, brought flowers for all the ladies and some fun girly things for Lindy. I can officially say that was Lindy's first flower and jewelry from a boy. On a bittersweet note we had to say, "goodbye" to our friends. They are moving back to North Carolina tomorrow because their daddy is scheduled to come home from serving in Iraq next week. We hate to see them go but know it is for a really good reason!

Lindy continues to explore her career interests. She has already told me she wants to be a teacher, a doctor (funny she's terrified of them), and just last week a ballerina. She loves to cook and it is an everyday occurrence for her to pull up a chair and help me cook. On Valentine's Day she helped daddy make pancakes.

She explored her doctor skills with new friend and nursing student, Katie.

She also shows signs of being a photographer. Nothing like having a three year old as the best picture taker in the household.

Let's see what else??? Well, as you can see in the last photo, Grandma and Grandpa came to visit. My parents had really wanted to see Lindy in her own element again--cooking, imagining, playing princess, etc. They asked for it, they got it! From the moment they stepped foot into the house until they left, they were playing dress-up, princess, acting out scenes from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, playing restaurant, and playing part in a half a dozen more scenes. I'm not sure I'd ever seen my dad play a woman before or dance at the ball. Such fun...

We took a couple hours away from the constant stage productions at our house (and in our car) to enjoy a yummy breakfast downtown and the stage production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It was a lot of fun! I have to brag on my mom and thank her for making Lindy's darling pinafore.

Lindy also got her long-awaited mani and pedi. I hate how big she looks in these pictures. Where oh where is my baby girl? We had a lovely week together.

She also got a sneak peek at the flower dress she is going to wear for Ashley's wedding. I won't post pictures but I must say she looks very lovely in it and once it came out of the bag, she didn't want to put it back. Here she is after just seeing it.

These are just a few of the things that happened during February. Some days can seem mundane and even a little stressful but when I reflect and look back at these pictures, I also know there are many fun moments, too, and for that I feel so fortunate.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Meeting Grace Lin

A little over a week ago Lindy had the privilege to meet children's author and illustrator, Grace Lin, thanks to our friends Shannon and Bethany. If you aren't familiar with her work, she has written and illustrated many books. Most are about Chinese customs and culture and they are very colorful and fun!

Ms. Lin was speaking at a local elementary school and we caught the tale end of her presentation to the kindergarten group and her entire presentation for the first and second graders. She was great with the kids and we got to hear her read some of her work, learn about Chinese customs, and watch her teach the older kids how to draw an ox.

She was very sweet and accommodating to allow me to take a couple of pictures and autograph books. After her presentation she drew and autographed a picture of a rooster to signify the year in which Lindy was born and a dog to signify Bethany's year.

While I would've loved to snatch up a whole feast of her books and have them signed, I exercised some restraint and limited myself to two: Fortune Cookie Fortunes and The Red Thread (which somehow we didn't have).