Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Apple bottom jeans jeans - August 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summer in Oregon - July 2009

Horseback riding at Papas in Tumalo.

Lacey is just a few months old...
Ailey got movin' on Chantalle

A Tumalo sunset

Ailey was the flower girl at cousin Dana's wedding held up on the Willamette Pass

Me n Uncle Josh
Auntie Kara and cousin Al

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 1 - orientation at Ailey's new school, MingDao/Future Heir Elementary - Aug 09.

Reality is sinking in...for both Ailey and her parents. Her bravado earlier that her Chinese will be better than her parents in a couple months is probably still valid but now standing at the foot of the mountain, its go time. Definitely recognizing the challenge ahead but also the opportunity and talking about it with the bug. She's not too excited right now but 3 months down the road, after she's kicking our butts in a public setting, things will be a bit different.

Below are pix from orientation day...

Believe it or not, both Chinese and English names are misspelled.

Teacher Amy...Ailey's Chinese teacher. Teacher Jenny (Ailey's superfluous ESL teach) guided us though the orientation. Teacher Scott (Ailey's English language studies teacher) has yet to rear his English head. Perhaps if I wear a necklace of Guiness next time I visit the school?
Haeundae Beach madness (though we've come to enjoy it)...Aug 09

A last fling with the extended Hong clan at the beach.

Ailey guides Yoonseo safely to the surf...