My First School Year Report

Mommy had my first school year conference this morning. Of course, I am a super good behaved boy in the eyes of Ms. Kim and Ms. Kay. To make it simple, I’m posting my school report so you all can see how good I am. I know mommy and daddy are super proud of me.

Miles first conference

 

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Thanksgiving 2012 by Dad

Posted by Dad (Zac)

Yesterday was Miles’ first Thanksgiving, even though I really thought it was his second for some reason. The last time we were over at Jessica & John’s for Thanksgiving was 2 years ago and Betty was still pregnant at the time, so I guess that’s why it seemed like Miles was with us last time too. Great food and great company of course. Took along the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for some quick photos and video, which I compiled into this short clip:

Now on this Black Friday we’re sitting at home trying to get some work done and finish up editing these weddings while Grandma takes Miles over to Centennial Park to see the holiday decorations. No days off when you work for yourself I guess, last night (Thanksgiving) we all watched the new Prometheus movie, but of course I was on the laptop editing photos a bit during the film =). Here are the quick edits of yesterday’s photos before I get back to it!

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Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

These snacks were really good and simple to make! Small little square pretzels, with a Rolo chocolate on top, and then during baking as the Rolo melts you put a pecan on top to smash them together. Great little bite-sized treat!

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

John brined the turkey with Guinness this year, very moist and tasty!

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Miles had A LOT of fun feeding the dogs treats.

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

John also made a really cool cheesecake pie hybrid thing, which was pumpkin pie but with a cheesecake layer beneath, very tasty!

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

Blog | Miles' 1st Thanksgiving 2012 | Olympus OM-D E-M5

I am 18 months!

Wow… I am 18 months old as of Aug 24th! I visited Dr. Elliott this Friday. I weight 24 lbs 14 oz, and height 32 & 3/4 inches.

As a tradition, it is time for family portrait like the one we did when I was six months old! Geez, I have changed a lot! It was not easy to take a family photo with me. I just don’t like to stay still for the camera. But we managed to snap a good smiley one. 🙂

Hanging Out with Leo

I haven’t hung out with my buddy Leo for a long time! We actually see each other once a while in the swimming class but we can not really play in the pool. If you remember, Leo is one month older than me and we have been hung out since baby! Here is the previous blog.

Today, we had a photoshoot for Leo. We all went to a coffee shop by Chattahoochee river. It was so beautiful! While Daddy was taking photos for Leo. I was running around exploring! It was so fun!

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Leo had a pink ball so we played with it for a long time.
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After photoshoot, I went to Leo’s home. Other’s toys are always better. 🙂

Leo reads a lot, so let me see what he is reading…

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We read the book together, played the number blocks and made phone calls.

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What an afternoon! I had so much fun. Hope to play with Leo soon!

 

Preschool First Day

It was the first day that I was alone at the preschool. Daddy dropped me off in the morning. He found me Thomas and left me with a quick good-bye. What?! I am alone with strangers! I could not help crying. My teachers are Ms. Kim and Ms. Kay. They are so kind and nice to me. I felt slightly better and got distracted soon by the toys.

I don’t know how long it had pasted, but I saw Daddy’s face again. He was peeking on me. I was very very very upset. How could he just leave me there?! I cried so bad that I almost could not breath. I held him very very tight so he would not disappear. I mean, I like preschool, but I do not want to leave Daddy and Mommy.

Mommy apparently was concerned about my crying at the first day so she wrote to Ms. Kim and Ms. Kay asking how I was doing… urg.. . here is the letter from my teachers:

Miles did really well.  He did cry a little at drop off, but stopped soon after and had fun playing with the marble castle that he was playing with on Tuesday.  There were times throughout the day when he would get a little sad, but overall, he did very well for his first day.  Pick-up can be a tricky time for the children, as well, because they see other parents arriving and get anxious for their own parents.  In time, though, they learn that their parents are coming, too; then pick up is not so emotional.  : )  I think Miles is going to be just fine in no time at all; he’s such a happy and sweet child.

OK… I guess I did ok…hopefully no more tears next time? Who knows. I am a sensitive guy.

I’m a preschooler!

I can’t believe it: I am officially a preschooler at the age of 18 months! Here is my preschool t-shirt!

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Aug 28, 2012. Remember this day: it was the first day of my school life. I was quite happy because Mommy was there with me. There are so many new toys! I was attracted by all those big trucks, my favorite toys… there were other toddlers, but I did not care about them much. I was busy with playing the toys.

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Thomas the tank engine is so much bigger at the preschool! mmm… although other boys always tried to grab it from me.

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We also got outdoor time! There are plenty of things I can do.
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Apparently I was quite tired after preschool.

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Aislyn’s Baby Shower

Wow. Summer has been gone so quick! I haven’t done much in the past two months though. Every day of the summer, I keep myself busy. Daddy and Mommy take turns to take me out twice a day. We either go to the park, the playground, the children’s museum, or Georgia Aquarium. I’m so luck to live so close to all those actions!

Last weekend, we all drove down to Grandma’s home at St. Pete. My aunt Adelle is going to have my cousin Aislyn in Oct, so we were having her baby shower in last weekend! Sitting in the car for more than 7 hours is always not fun for me. Daddy and Mommy chose to drive in the night so I could sleep as much as I could on the road.

I was so happy to see Grandma again after almost two months! I missed her so much and I cried so loud when I saw her. The first day there was not very good to start with. It was raining most of time so I could not go outside… and it was hot and humid so that I kinda of miss Atlanta nice weather. But it was so exciting that I went to the beach by the end of day! Well, it’s technically not the first time for me being on the beach, but I didn’t do anything last time when I was there since I was too young.

I felt weird stepping in the soft sand, why is it so soft and different from what I got used to??? It took me a while to start feeling walking on it. I played camera in the water. It was so much fun and we had beautiful photos.

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The next day was full of activities. In the morning, Grandma took me to the playground nearby. Finally, I have something new to play with! I am up to challenges all the time. Grandma held my hands to walk across the suspension bridge for a few times, but very soon, I could walk on it by myself! Yeah! I am so athletics!

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In Sunday afternoon, we finally went to the baby shower. There were so many beautiful decorations and I was really excited to move them around… hehe…

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The most exciting thing was that Mommy didn’t force me to take nap once! I could run around and meet some new friends.

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I also met my cute 5-month old second cousin Aubrie. I was very shy to say hi to her and it took me long time to finally play with her. Aren’t we both cute? My hair was quite a mess and sweaty after running around for quite a while.

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Urg… the party was finally over and I was exhausted. We headed back home after the party and I felt asleep in one second… it was really a long way back. I am very glad that we will fly to Grandma’s next time in November. My cousin Aubrie will be there then!