Sunday, October 21, 2007

What a weekend!

Saturday we went to Green Meadows Farm with the local FCC (Families with Chinese Children). It was great. Sarae got to hold a baby duck and a baby chicken. We got to run with the pigs, goats and sheep, milk a cow, ride a pony, ride a train and go for a hayride. Sarae really got into it, she even decided to sit in the pens with the animals and stomp in the pee puddles (I guess she got them confused with mud puddles). At the end Sarae went to the pumpkin patch and got to pick out her own pumpkin, the only stipulation was that she had to be able to carry it herself. Sunday, we joined our friends Auntie Manal and her beautiful daughter Olivia. Olivia has the longest eyelashes I have ever seen! We went to the Character Breakfast at the Grand Floridian (hotel on Disney Property). We met Mary Poppins, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. Sarae liked everyone except the Mad Hatter. She has a tendency to cry whenever she sees men and that ran true for the Mad Hatter. All in all it was a fun-filled weekend!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm in a big girl bed!

The night Sarae turned 19 months, she celebrated by climbing out of her crib and landing spread eagle, face down on the carpet. Luckily she was not hurt, just scared I think and perhaps the wind got knocked out of her. I was hoping she had learned her lesson, but this weekend she tried to climb out again after naptime, but Tia was there to catch her. So I changed her crib to a toddler bed. She is delighted and so far hasn't tried to crawl out of it.

In the past month our friends Helena and Angelo invited us to their beach house so Sarae had her first visit to the beach. She loved it. She ran giggling into the water and even getting knocked down by a wave didn't dampen her enthusiasm. When she had enough of the water, she ran around chasing the seagulls and other birds.

Sarae said her first sentence, "Bye, bye birdie". Whenever she hears laughter she will join right in. She's beginning to talk and gesture with her hands and then will throw back her head and start laughing.

She's going to be Elmo (one of her all time favorite characters) for Halloween and I'll try to post those pics soon.

Hope everyone is having a great fall!