Monday, February 25, 2008

Mia had her first visit to the dentist today! As you can see, she had her concerned, I am thinking about it look. She was a very brave girl and sat in the dental chair all by herself, holding my hand while I sat next to her. Daddy was sitting on the stool and the end of the room very proud of his BIG girl. She got all her teeth polished front and back using the handpiece and she let Maria apply fluoride varnish to all her teeth. She liked when I took the suction to get out the water and she wanted to try "Mr. Thirsty" herself. When her visit was complete, she raided the toy chest and got lots of TLC and attention from everyone in my office. Dr. Huot said everything looked great and he was very impressed on how well she did, considering some adults do not cooperate that well!

Monday, February 18, 2008



We took advantage of the long holiday weekend and went to Atlanta and visited with my sister and family. It was Kenedy's 7th Birthday party and the kids had a blast. It was Mia and myself and my friend Tami and her 2 daughters. We shared a hotel near my sister's home and we were very busy. We took the train in to the city to the Georgia Aquarium, where Mia really enjoyed it. Much to my surprise, she really got into it and loved to see all the animals. Kenedy's party was at an inflatable interactive gym where the kids climbed, jumped, and slid on everything. One of the pictures shows Mia sliding down almost sideways and smiling ear to ear. I had to laugh, I was watching her climb up the slide and an older child was being impatient and not wanting to wait for Mia to take her steps, so she stopped and pointed her finger at him and said, " No pushing". I thought to myself, YOU GO GIRL. Some of the kids are just so excited that they don't realize that the little ones are slower. We were able to take advantage of some major shopping, everything you need or want is within 15 minutes of her home. We ate dinner one night at a fabulous Brazilian steak house, where the food was excellent. Mia is always so well behaved at restaurants, that we joke that she has eaten at some of the fanciest places. Mike really missed Mia and it was cute to see them hug and kiss when we arrived. 5 days with no Mia makes for a very quiet house!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I know Mike has waited
a long time to
fish with his daughter.
No hooks yet, but she's
getting her form.
She practices casting too!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

We celebrated with family and friends at a Chinese restaurant in Vero Beach which had a dancing dragon, acrobats, and firecrackers. We dressed Mia in a traditional Chinese dress and most of us wore red symbolizing good luck. We fed the dragon dollar bills for good luck as well, but Mia didn't like that part. In one of the pictures, you can see her hugging Mike which is when he stepped back with her while I gave the dragon some dollars. When Mia saw me up there she told Mike, " Get Mommy Away"

Friday, February 01, 2008

Brushing Bunny
Mia loves to brush her teeth, after I brush them first of course! We picked up these bunny ears when we went shopping today and she runs around the house with them.

Where's Mia ??? !!Mia loves to play hide and seek with Mike. She always asks me to help her, so this time I put her in our hamper. Mike walked in the bathroom saying "Where's Mia" and we could hear her giggling in the basket with the top on. It was so funny, you can hear her breathing heaving because she's so excited and then this little giggle squeaks out!