S: Atley and Addison: January to April 2011
FC: Atley and Addison January to April 2011
1: Thoughts I began this book in August 2011. I had a very busy week. It started with a weekend trip to Houston to visit my brother Steven, who had just started his first job. We had good food and pastries. I chose not to remember the back ache from sleeping on the air mattress, or how my baby girl could not sleep in an unfamiliar place. Then the week began on a sour note. My babies had the stomach flu. They had mild fevers, diarrhea, and vomiting . I had to leave my babies to look for houses in San Jose that weekend. Ughhh....I don't know how people travel for business. I left on Saturday and returned on Sunday. I was depleted of all energy. The trip took the little energy I had left from taking care of my babies from the stomach flu. This brings me to the theme of this photo book, the lack of sleep. I know I have aged more than I should have after my little girl came into this world. I don't sleep. I catch up on movies or anything not important after they both have settled for the night. I forget to eat. I don't know what it means to style my hair anymore. I dress like a mother of two...in a bad way. However, I have had the time of my life taking care of my babies. I wouldn't have traded this in for anything. This photo book is a labor of my love for my children. Atley and Addison, I hope you relive your childhood through these pictures.
2: January 2011
3: Thuy Duong was only double the height of her sock bunny at about 4 months.
5: Thien Hoang was a superhero that day.
11: Thien Hoang wrestling with his father
12: Thuy Duong and her cousin Thuy Tien
26: February 2011
28: A rare snow day in Austin...Thien Hoang loved playing in the snow
30: Dumpling is no longer with us; however, she had her fun in the snow with the family. We miss her dearly.
39: I caught Thuy Duong sucking her thumb.
40: The siblings had their share of funny faces.
43: First time sitting supported by lots of pillows
45: March 2011 Grandma with all her grandkids
53: Thuy Duong and her cousin Thuy Tien spending a day together being silly
54: More silliness to their day
62: Hands and feet....of me and the kids
64: Thuy Duong's first cookie...fed by Ong Ngoai
67: I call this the "blowing bubbles" phase. It lasted for a couple of months.
68: Thien Hoang waited for this everyday... exercising with Ba Ngoai
74: April 2011
75: Grandma and the kids exercising....
76: Ahhh....siblings getting to know each other | Yeah....she is definitely the boss
81: Thuy Duong's expression may express otherwise; however, she did enjoy her day outside with her brother and Ba Ngoai.
82: My silly babies.....
83: Bath portraits
86: My babies and me