Wednesday, August 17, 2011

6 Years Old!!!

Chloe celebrated her 6th birthday last week. It is amazing how fast that time has gone by. It seems like just yesterday Kristen was waking me up at 11:45 at night on August 8th, 2005 telling me that it was time to go to the hospital. Look at this kid now!

Chloe chose McD's as her birthday dinner. Kristen and I have no idea whether it is a success or failure of us as parents that our daughter chose to have her birthday dinner here over any restaurant in Taipei. It was easy though . . . and Chloe loved her chocolate sundae.

Two days later and Chloe started 1st Grade! Dressed in a cute outfit her mom had saved for the special occasion, Chloe was excited to be heading back to school. She has loved every second of 1st Grade so far.

On Saturday Chloe hosted a Hawaiian Luau-themed birthday party. We danced the hula, had a hula hoop competition, played some water games, and threw water balloons at each other. It was a blast!

6 years old . . . wow!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Meet Terri!

After the most amazing summer ever, the Lowmans are back in Taipei. I will put up some highlight pics of Hawaii in the near future, but there is a more pressing matter to post about.

The day after we arrived home we added a new member to our family. Meet Terri the Golden Retriever!

Terri is five years old. She is a sweet and affectionate dog who also happens to be amazingly well trained! Her previous owners love here dearly, but unfortunately their son developed a terrible set of allergies at the end of last school year so they had to look for a new home for Terri. We feel blessed and lucky that they thought of us.

Of course this was a big decision for us, but after the first four days with her we know it was a great decision to have Terri come live with us.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ballet Recital

Check out the ballerina princess! Sorry, blogger is being a pain and will not let me embed the youtube video.

Chloe loved getting on stage to dance. We are so proud of how much she has grown up this year. She has gained a lot of self-confidence and independence in Kindergarten. Yay Chloe!

Monday, May 16, 2011

With the year coming to a close it is the season of assemblies and performances at school. Chloe has her first ballet performance this weekend. While we are excited for that, it will be hard to top the Kindergarten performance this year. Chloe did an amazing job singing all the songs and remembered her line "Say your sorry when you hurt somebody" loud and clear for everyone to hear. Here she is with her class. Back row for the tall kids . . .

And speaking of kids who will not be in the back row for class performances . . . Here is sweet Siena sucking on her thumb. She loves nothing more than to burrow down into a fluffy blanket and suck her thumb. What a life!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

King's B-Day

Kingston turns 3 on Monday the 18th. How did this little guy get to be so old! King's first B-Day present arrived in the mail yesterday and we were unable to get it into the house without him seeing it. Cowboy King and Horsey Daddy spent the afternoon and evening exploring the house. Kingston especially loves his "jacket" because it has a "TAR" (Kinglish for star). Thank you Grandma Jan and Bimpop!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Poor Little Guy

Kingston and bug bites just don't mix . . . While playing outside yesterday a sneaky little bug got a taste of King's eyelid. Unfortunately for him the swelling only got worse overnight so he had an early morning trip to the ER with Mommy. After a big shot and a couple of oral doses of antihistamines things are looking a little better. Without his front four teeth and a massive swollen eye, he really does look like a brawler.

Thankfully our friends at Nickelodeon knew just what cartoon to show today to make King feel better. Thanks for being a friend Spee-Bop (Sponge Bob in Kingstonlish).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I have not blogged in ages, but with Chinese New Year holiday coming up I should be able to post lots of pics.

In the meantime here is a cute pic I took of Chloe today after her class celebration (which I was not able to attend because of meetings but Kristen valiantly endured for an hour and half). Year of the Rabbit anyone?