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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Our meatless Monday night – vegetarian dumplings (with tofu, chives, corn, carrots, wood ear as stuffings). The boys helped me wrap them last night which made this a quick and easy meal.

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The boys will be performing a duet (Carol of the Bells) for the seniors at senior home and then for the family during Christmas. Dai Bee will be playing violin and Ah Lo on the piano. They have been working to finalize the piece. I can’t wait to hear it.FullSizeRender 4

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Our house is cold and we don’t always turn on the heater. Normally, we hover around the room with the most sunlight. This is how we read, in the winter, in our house…IMG_0294

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Tonight, Mr. Piggy had to remind me (again) the boys can fix their lunches themselves. I hesitated, but bit my tongue. In the background, I heard one diced (celery) and one started stir frying the minced turkey meat. Then one got the leftover rice ready, while the other took out the condiments. 10 minutes or so, their lunches were ready. They both did a taste test and both approved. That’s all it took. Just a reminder.IMG_0300

For non-electronic Sunday, the boys went back to the basic entertainment – building legos. They spent most of the day building ships, planes, or any moving vehicles with legos. Somehow they convinced me to join them. This is my first time sitting down building something with legos. I turned on my innovative and imaginative thinking and attempted to put something together – and failed (the pieces start falling apart). When the boys encouraged me to build with them, they gave me the best pieces to play with. I never realized how difficult it was – how much it involves spatial reasoning, concepts of symmetry, shape, and geometry. Whoopsies.

Later on that day, boys had an epic battle with their creations. The last standing one wins!IMG_0178

They did manage to sneak some time out to take a break from legos.IMG_0223

Took the boys for their annual checkup today! Ah Lo has grown 3.125 inches and Dai Bee 1.875 inches since last year. In terms of height wise, Ah Lo is in the 97 percentile and 88 percentile in weight. For Dai Bee, he’s in the 75% for weight and height.  They left the doctor’s office with 2 shots! Untitled

How cool is to have a ceramist as our neighbor? Yes, the husband is a poet and the Mrs. is now a ceramist (and a retired English teacher!) The boys help them with little things (pick up newspapers when they travel, water plants, etc.) and in exchange, she invited the boys to come over her studio working with clay. They spend a some time with her today and had a blast. Thank goodness she lives so close (totally save on the travel time *wink*)

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