Thursday, December 2, 2010

Outdoor photos

Eddie took some great photos outside last weekend so we could get a few shots for our Christmas card.  Here is one that I really like of Shane.  I am also trying out SmugMug for hosting my photos and videos.  Click here to go to this album.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

P.S.  A SmugMug Power membership for Christmas would be an awfully nice gesture!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aunt Lacy Comes to Visit!!

DSC03060.jpg My sister, Lacy, and her kids came to visit us last week.  They haven’t been here in over a year so we were very glad to finally have them visit.  We only had four days with them but we did a lot.  There was a lot of play time outside since the weather was mild.  I got some really cute photos of them enjoying the outdoors together. 

The link to the rest of the photos is below.



Monday, November 8, 2010

Shane’s School Photo is In!

I was so excited to get Shane’s school photo back so I could put it up next to Paige’s but I discovered that it didn’t turn out quite as nice as hers.  He has a hard time smiling on cue – usually forces it too much.  The pictures on the left is last year (kindergarten) and the one on the right is this year.  He looks older and now has two new front teeth!00000259_GrayeditPortrait

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Matching Costumes

This is too cute not to post.  Paige went as Tinkerbell for Halloween and Moose (Auntie’s dog) has the same costume from a while back.  I had to take pictures of them together because they both looked so cute.  Moose was not thrilled to have a costume on but he tolerated it for a little while.  We had to keep Rudy away from him because he just wanted to tear it off. DSC02994.jpg

Paige’s New Best Friend

Paige’s new friend is named, Murrin, and we went to her birthday party a few weeks ago.  It was a barbeque dinner outdoors and we all had to bring a macaroni and cheese dish.  I don’t cook much so my dish obviously wasn’t the best!  Anyway, here are some pictures of Paige and her buddy (she just turned 4 years old).  As you can see below, they have the same jeans and shoes on.  Murrin had to put them on so she could match Paige.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

A Worthwhile Video

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paige’s School Picture is In!

I had to scan this year’s photo and last year’s photo so that you can see how much this little girl has changed in only one year.  She looks older, taller, wiser, more mature, and, of course, more beautiful.  My little girl has grown up so much in the last year and has truly become her own little person.  I am thankful for our wonderful school district for providing her with such great assistance in speech, etc.  Any who, let me know what you think!!?!2010-10-25 19-54-27_0180.jpg2010-10-25 19-46-27_0176.jpg

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shane’s Halloween Festival

Shane and Paige dressed up last night for Shane’s school festival.  Shane was a soldier and Paige went as Tinkerbell.  I was able to get some awesome photos outside before we left.  IMG_6084

We had dinner there – hot dogs, chips, and dessert (of course).  We played several games – knocking down cans with bean bags and getting frogs into a bucket.  We decorated foam pumpkins and also did a ring toss.  The kids had a great time!  There were lots of good costumes including a homemade iPhone costume!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Anyone for a game of Sorry?

I took a picture of this because it is just too cute!  Shane drew the the Sorry game board on his Doodle Pro.  He got the pawns from the actual game and found a die and he and Paige played Sorry on his Doodle Pro.  He makes me so proud to be his Momma!!!


Grandpa and Grandma’s Visit

Grandpa Mike and Grammy Cheryl came for a visit at the end of September.  We had a great time together.  The kids got to play Sorry and Angry Birds with them and Grandpa Mike taught them the thumb dance (see below).  Shane got to show them his cool karate moves on Saturday morning.  We were lucky to get a babysitter so that we could do a nice dinner with them.  We finally tried out Andria’s Steakhouse and it is excellent!    DSC02911

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Strange Bird Encounter…

I have been watching the birds around our home for the last several years and these weren’t your typical sweet birds.  Eddie pointed it out to me – there had to be 15 to 20 birds right under the bird feeder.  They kept trying to fight each other off for a place at the bird feeder.  It was the strangest thing.  I took a few pictures from the window but when I tried to open the sliding glass door they all flew the coop!


Fun at the Zoo!

We all decided to do the zoo together Labor Day weekend.  We thought early Sunday morning would be the best time but the line into the Zoo was incredibly long.  The weather was great and the animals were active.  We got to see a super cute baby elephant splashing and playing in the water…and I did get a video!

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You can see all the pictures here:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shane’s 7th Birthday DAY!!!

We celebrated Shane’s birthday on his real birthday – August 20th.  I can’t believe that he is now seven years old!  Paige and I stopped by Costco and picked up chocolate chip cookies and brought them to Shane’s school for his birthday snack.  We had a great time – Shane passed out cookies to his friends until his hands started getting messy and Mrs. Higgs took over.DSC02624

Paige loved being in class with the older kids – I think she will love kindergarten.  All of Shane’s classmates were so nice and thanked me for bringing cookies.  I took Shane home after school and we waited for Dad to get home.

We drove to Dave and Busters that night to do dinner and games with Shane that evening.  We had a nice dinner but the kids were excited to get to the games.  There were a few cute games they liked but it was just not a kid place.  We played for a bit and got home kind of late.  I made cupcakes for Shane – vanilla with a Sponge Bob candle.  Jeanette and I sung a quick happy birthday song and we ate our cupcakes.

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So Very Behind the Game…

I have been extremely exhausted since school has started and I have not been able to get my self on a routine, yet, but I am trying.  We have been very busy the last few weeks and I have taken many pictures but just haven’t had the time to upload all of them.  So, I am committed to upload at least one file of pictures per day until I am caught up!  I will be sure to post links so that you can view them.  Anyway, please forgive me for slacking!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shane's First Karate Test

Shane tested for his first belt last Thursday. He did very well...better than I expected! We find out Tuesday if he will receive his full yellow belt or one of the step up yellow belts. After the test, his Sensei said that he did perfect so we are hoping for the full yellow belt. Of course, I almost cried like a baby while I filmed it. I am so very proud of him!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

NODCC Conference 2010

Eddie, Shane and I attended the 2010 NODCC conference in San Jose, CA, while Paige stayed back with Auntie Jeanette.  We flew out to California a day early to go to California Great Adventure which was within walking distance from our hotel.  We stayed at the Marriott located right in the middle of Silicon Valley.  Yahoo! was across the street and other companies nearby were Intel, Citrix, and McAfee. 

On Thursday, before hitting the amusement park, we ate a little lunch at In and Out Burgers.  What an awesome burger joint.  We walked the park and rode rides for about 3.5 hours and we were exhausted.  We had Mexican Food for dinner but it was cut short when Shane fell asleep at the dinner table.

We ate at IHOP the next morning and hung out at the lobby at the hotel while people were coming in for the conference.  Shane and Eddie went back to the room while I stayed and met several new people new to the conference.  That part alone is worth going to the conference.

The actual conference started at 1pm on Friday.  We checked Shane into the kid camp and Eddie and I attended two lectures.  We picked Shane up for dinner and then had another regional group meeting after dinner.  What a long day!!!

I won’t bore you with all the details but they held a pizza and dance party on Saturday night and

Shane danced like a fool…check out the video on the right.  On Sunday, Eddie and I were asked to speak on the panel for parents with children with DCC.  That was such an honor.  After lunch was over on Sunday…we hit the pool and I got some major sun…the weather was so incredible there!  We went to another Mexican restaurant (Pedro’s) with our new friends from Westchester, NY.  They have a son who is 11 years old and has partial ACC.  The four of us hammered 2 pitchers of margarita in 2 hours!

We had such a wonderful time!!!  There is no conference next year but will be another one in San Antonio in 2012.  We are going to make a family vacation out of that one…go to Schlitterbahn!  So next year we are trying to do a regional conference with a smaller group.  I am in the process of working on that right now…seems like a big task but I am going to try!



Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paige at My Gym

I have so much to post but so little time right now.  Things should calm down pretty soon and then I will do some major posting!!!  In the meantime, here are a few pictures of Paige at My Gym.  She just had her last class and will probably be starting soccer in the Fall.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Paige’s New Uniform

Paige finally got her new uniform for karate and I had to take some super cute pictures of them together.  I hemmed the pants but I still need to hem the shirt.  I just wanna eat them!!!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

John Legend under the Arch

Jeanette won some VIP tickets to see John Legend downtown at the Arch so we decided to make a night of it.  We got a babysitter and the three of us had dinner at Wasabi (sushi) before heading into downtown which was super busy.  We got to park free inside this gigantic parking garage which went several stories down.  After parking we then had to walk about a half mile into the park.  Wow, was it crowded!!!

Our seats were directly under the Arch and about 30 feet from the stage.  Right before the concert started security let in people in from beyond the gates.  It got a little crazy at first because everyone wanted in but things settled down when the concert began.  The music and weather was great.  After the concert there was a magnificent fireworks show began but we decided to get on out of there before the crowd did.  The walk back to the garage was super difficult…Eddie was leading, Jeanette had her hand on her shoulder and mine on hers.  If we got separated we would not be able to find each other.  When we got back to the garage the attendant said we had better hurry unless we wanted to be stuck down there in traffic for several hours. 

Overall, I don’t plan on going back anytime soon but if we do – we are definitely taking the Metro!  See more at


Paige’s 4th Birthday

We decided to take Paige to Chuck E Cheese’s on her birthday evening and decided last minute minute to go ahead and throw her a small party with just a few friends.  We had pizza, wings, and cake and played a lot of games.  Paige did try her hand inside the ticket booth goggles and all but when the air turned on she absolutely freaked.  She started crying and when we turned it off she was so upset that she couldn’t do it.  They gave us 200 tickets since she couldn’t catch any herself.

The party lasted about 2.5 hours and turned out great.  Her cake was from Costco and she chose chocolate cake with a big blue dinosaur on the front.  That’s what she wanted.  Overall, the party was a hit.  See the rest at


So Much to Post – So Little Time!!

Once again I have gone too long without posting what is going on in the Piromsuk Family.  I think I will start with Paige’s Birthday party (July 5th) and end with our trip to Maryland last week.  There might be a few stray stories here and there about my new found hobby but I won’t try to bore you too much.  Here goes nothing!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Big News from Maryland…

As some of you know I am in Maryland visiting my sister, niece, and nephew.  I got the pleasure of experience an earthquake at 5am this morning.  I have now experienced an earthquake on the west coast, Midwest, and east coast – not to mention a few hurricanes in South Florida.  I woke up and knew exactly what was going on but the kids didn’t wake up so I went back to sleep. 

I woke up and talked to Lacy who didn’t believe me that there was an earthquake.  She was just mad that Jason shook her awake at 5am this morning.  He kept telling her that he didn’t.  Finally, we turned on the TV for confirmation of the 3.6 earthquake that hit Gaithersburg, MD.  That is where my sister lives…on the epicenter.

We are on our way to a 7 acre park this morning.  There is a heat advisory of 96 degrees by 11 am so we are about to walk out the door.  I will keep you updated on any aftershocks!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baby Birds: the Final Chapter

My two plants are finally back to normal…no more nests, baby birds, and constant chirping.  Last week I pulled down the plant one last time to take my final pictures and the birds were scared and flew out of the nest.  Three of the baby birds were able to fly into the tree but one of them did a little flutter to the ground but couldn’t fly up.  He ran around the grass and into a bush.  I took a few pictures and wondered how he would fare that night.  I haven’t found any little dead baby birds so I think they are doing fine.  I have seen a few of them around and they seem to be doing fine.  Here are some pictures of them from start to finish:

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Too Cute For Words!!!!!


I Totally Forgot…

I was able to get a video of Paige doing karate a few weeks ago and forgot to post it on my blog.  She has really taken to karate and is getting her real uniform next week.  She is a very talented little girl…I don’t know if she really loves it or loves to do it because Shane loves to do it!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Photos by Jeanette

Jeanette took my camera and got some really good shots of the kids and the doggies.  I had to share because they are just toooooo cute!


Another project finished…

I am working on my third project right now (blanket) but I finally finished Eddie’s scarf.  It took me a long time because I used a thick tweed yarn and knitted a very tight basket weave.  I know I made plenty of mistakes but I think it looks pretty good.  Eddie was very impressed and said he will wear it this winter.  We will see!IMG_5846


My Baby Birds

Well, I have had a long journey with a little bird family living in my hanging ivy plant on the front porch.  About 1 week after I got the plant I went to water it.  To my surprise there was a perfect little nest with 4 little light blue eggs.  I immediately put the plant back and watered my other hanging plant.  I kept my eye on the babies and took as many pictures as I could.  I checked the plant about 5 days after seeing the eggs and saw this little we tiny bird with its mouth open.  It kind of freaked me out so I didn’t take any pictures.  I just put it back.  I checked again and there were 3 little fuzzy balls sleeping together.  They grew bigger and bigger and 2 days ago the last one flew away.  When I went to remove the nest and try to save my plant there was still one egg in the nest.  I guess it didn’t make it :(  Here are the pictures:

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The next time I went to water my other hanging plant I noticed another perfect nest with 5 little blue eggs.  I was amazed that both of my plants were being used for raising baby birds.  I am also keeping my on that one.  The kids got a peek of the baby birds and were amazed and tickled.  What a neat opportunity.  Now I have to deal with a chipmunk living in my garage!!!

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