Sunday, July 31, 2011


Every year the Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa hosts a fun family picnic.
This year it was at Andrew Hayden Park.

Did you know that balloon sticks work as straws?

Max asked for a giraffe

Vanh waited a long time. He was almost the last one when she said he couldn't have another, she had already made him one. Luckily I heard her and held up Max. What did she think, he put on a wig and changed clothes to get a second balloon?

(Twin parents - has this ever happened to your kids? That someone thought they were the same kid trying to do something twice? We also got "in trouble" once at the dentist; they had appointments on different days with different dentists, but at the same clinic. Dentist #1, who saw Max, was quite cross when he saw me visiting Dentist #2 with Vanh - he thought we were there for a second opinion.)

An accidental snap as Max flopped down unexpectedly into my lap

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Something to remember

I got spontaneously I love you'd today. First Max came up to me out of nowhere, hugged my leg and said, "I love you Mommy." Then later on Vanh looked me in the eye and said, "I wuve you." Absolutely heart melting.

As part of bedtime I whisper, "Love you" and they, "love you" right back, but this was the first time either of them thought of it on their own. Something to remember.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

year three stats

31 pounds
Just a smidge over 3 feet
Dr. A observed that you always have the same measurements, unusual even in identical twins

Matteo's first day

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Party in Greely

(First and last waterslide photos by PL)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Third Birthday!

From Mommy and Daddy
MeMe & Gunmy, Auntie Taffy, Nana Diane, and birthday guests Oma, Matteo, and Ben also gave you special presents.

You thought this was your bowl (because it's blue) but you didn't mind sharing

Max was very concerned about the location of his cake while we were singing Happy Birthday to Vanh... we know because he asked, "But where's Max's cake?" quite loudly. And often.
Here's Max's cake!

All three candles with one blow, way to go Max!

With all the talk of "Max's cake" and "Vanh's cake" you didn't realize you were supposed to share, but you didn't object when we explained.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful little boys. You are such fun to be around!

Monday, July 18, 2011

BatVanh and SuperMax

BATVANH and SUPERMAX (max-max-max...)
It's really hard to get good photos of superheros, they move so fast
Sometimes you get lucky and they stop for a cape check
Or to watch for signals
And of course there's that moment right before they take flight
But mostly it's this
With a little of this!