Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hot Dog!

The picture Payton took herself of her dinner.
Payton took this picture herself as well. I posted it more for Putter in the background!

our Saturday night dinner

dry aged New York Strip steak

This post has double meaning! I cannot get the Hot Dog! song out of my head, the one they sing on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Tung sings along to it with Payton and we downloaded the whole thing, and found out interesting enough that it is sung by They Might Be Giants, but anyway now that we have the whole song, I cannot get it out of my head!

And last night we tried dry aged new york strip. It's not cheap, so we were thinking this better be good. And it was!! We got it at Whole Foods...and Tung cooked it up while I made a trip with Payton back to Short Pump to Saxon Shoes to retrieve Putter...that's a whole other story, but he was left at the shoe store and thankfully they had him waiting for us to come back and get him.
Anyway, Tung likes to take pictures of his food, so after he cooked the steak, corn on the cob and made salad, he lined it all up for it's photo shoot. Payton wanted to use the camera and take some pictures of her own. You can see by her pictures what she had for dinner. Too funny!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

"I don't want to be a Penguin"

We had been sitting outside after coming home with our Sonic drinks. Payton had changed her clothes to try on the dancing leotard we bought her at Target. She was trying to get her shorts back on and kept putting both legs back in the same side, it was starting to rain so we were trying to come inside fast. I told her don't worry about it, just come inside and I'll help you fix it. She says "Mommy, I don't want to be a Penguin!"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Payton cracks me up at how she pays such attention to what you say and how she remembers things. When Tung was brushing her teeth last night she says "When Mommy wants me to do something I don't want to do she says, Tough!" We laughed so hard, I totally say that to her all the time, but to hear it said back to you is hilarious!

Reagan is walking!

The Reaganmeister is walking! She started Saturday, she walked down the hallway upstairs when Lori and Mom were here, we couldn't believe how many steps she took. Then on Sunday at Tung's Mom's house everyone got to see her walking too. She's not fast but she's getting it!

Tung's Birthday

Chocolate Eclairs
Payton eating her Daddy's sundae and Reagan waiting for her turn.

Tung with his 2 little girls.

Tung turned 31 on Monday. We went to Red Robin for dinner to celebrate, he had a coupon for a free hamburger. 2 of his favorite things, free and hamburgers!

Our waiter was very nice, though forgetful since he didn't write anything down, but he brought out a free sundae for him, and everyone came to sing. Payton was so hilarious climbing over Tung to get at the sundae even before they were finished singing. Reagan also felt the sundae was for her and made it known that she wanted some too.

I made Tung chocolate eclairs, which we had for breakfast, they were so good. Unfortunately both of his birthday presents did not come in time for him to open. One is a fire pit for our back patio, he's dying for a fire pit to sit near when it gets cool and to roast marshmallows over, not as easy to find as you might think, well one I liked anyway, those things are pretty popular!
All in all though, I think he had a great birthday.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Reagan is taking steps!! We saw her last Friday take half a step. Paul and Becky were here visiting and Becky was holding Reagan's hands so she could walk, she let go and Reagan picked up her foot and put it back down.
Tonight she stood up herself for quite a while, turning from side to side as if to say, watch me now, this standing thing is no big deal, I'm getting ready to go! We all saw her pick up her foot and take one step, tonight she picked up her right foot first.

When Payton was getting ready to go to sleep, Reagan was standing at the dresser pulling out all of Payton's underwear and socks. Then I said Ok you have to put them all back in now, she picked them up and started throwing them back in. She did it 3 times, so I think she actually knew what I was telling her and it wasn't just a coincidence!

She's such a messy girl, we have to give her a bath almost every night now because she puts her hands on her head after she eats. Tung put his head thing for when you ride go-carts on her head to be funny and keep her hair clean, but she just pulls it off. Oh well, I remember Payton did the same thing, it's just part of being 1!