Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dek & Daddy (Ber-u-da style)

The pink sands (sorta) and cold water at Horseshoe Bay.

Exploring Crystal Caves
We had better weather on the second and third day in Bermuda. Though the water was thoroughly cold (70 degree weather, still means pretty frigid Atlantic waters), but that didn't stop Derek from exploring. We also checked out the very pretty, but mysterious Crystal Caves. We didn't do the steeper Fantasy cave, but maybe next time when we make it back there.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Stormy Days

Unfortunately, our escape to paradise wasn't all it was cracked up to be when it rained heavily on the second day and in the mornings. Derek went with the flow though and enjoyed being away from home.

The first day he was walking around and said, "I've never been to this place before!" in a really incredulous way. It was one of those moments you realize that his expressions and development of independent thoughts is coming out in these cute phrases. He called it "BER-U-Da" - which was also too cute for words.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bermuda Boy

We escaped the winter weather for a bit to warmer Bermuda.

We enjoyed sand castles, a bit of storminess and good times away from the snowy capital.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy Lunar New Year!)

Happy Year of the Horse! Here is Dek with cousins, Mercy and Mai-Ly, at Ong Ba's ringing in the lunar new year in their ao dais.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Getting Ready for the Rock Show

Dek is working on some of his drum fundamentals with me. I started gearing up for the final Crash Take Off shows (decided not to drum past 8 months this time...). Here he is helping with some rolls. Don't forget the hearing protection! I always worry since we expose Dek to so much loud noise - he's gotten used to wearing his earphones.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Oh, I found more snow photos...

Its been a really snowy winter. Though we haven't ventured out beyond our backyard much (I know Dek would love sledding but being preggo, I've limited my physical/contact type activities). We've had good times making snowmen, snow castles, angels and more of the such.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Work" Clothes

Before Elliot's party, Derek insisted on wearing his new "work clothes" - i.e. the suit we bought for Easter and a wedding this summer to the party. Here he is all dressed up with cousins Elliot and Phillip.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cousin Elliot's Bday

Elliot turned 4 and Derek was there to witness all the cake and joy. He often likes to recount how old each person is,
"I'm three"
"Elliot is four"
"Who is one? Oh Mai-Ly is one."
"Who is one?"

Until recently we didn't know anyone close to Dek who was 5, so it was a challenge when we got to that question. WHY ISN'T ANYONE 5...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mustache Boys

Dek and Cousin Elliot try on some mustaches to match Ong (Grandpa). These little guys really love being silly together. More to come from Elliot's 4th Birthday Bash...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More Snow!

I can't even keep track of all the snow we've been having (just another storm this past Monday). So here is Dek in his winter boots and one of the many storms of 2013-2014 winter.