Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yak and Dairy Queen

It has been an adjustment this week leaving sunny, warm Thailand for cold, hazy Chengdu. Brynn and I have gotten back into a routine at home and Matt had a short week at school leaving for a basketball tournament Thursday. We are expecting him home late tonight.

Brynn and I had a fun Saturday. We met up with some friends this morning and we took the train then subway downtown to eat at a traditional Chinese restaurant. Unfortunately is was closed, but we got the try a nearby Tibetan restaurant. I have never tried Tibetan food and was a little nervous. Our group of about 20 swished around our table and enjoyed a feast of Tibetan dishes beginning with some yummy milk tea. The first dish was a yak, potato and some green veggies. It was really good. I have never had yak before and would describe it as tough beef. We also got a yak meat pie, stuffed green peppers and fried potatoes. I am so glad I gave it a try as it was all very good. It doesn't taste anything like Chinese food. I am hoping to take Matt back there one day. After lunch we headed across the street to Diary Queen where Brynn and I split an Oreo Blizzard. Brynn actually took over the spoon and was sweet enough to give her mom a few bites.

In baby news....we went to the doctor Tuesday and we are having a girl. The doctor was not positive, but feels that the baby is most likely a girl. We were also excited to hear that she is healthy and growing right on track. Poor Matt will definitely be outnumbered with three girls in his house!!!

Here are a few more of my favorite pics for our vacation: (if you haven't noticed already, we had a great time!)
She looks like such a big girl in this picture. She is going to be great big sister.

She was very insistent on having her sunglasses and hat on every time we went outside.

This sweet smile came after jumping in from the side of the pool.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Here are some more pictures of our amazing vacation in Thailand!

Family picture of Matt, Sarah, Brynn and Baby (you can sort of see the baby bump). We find out next week if Brynn gets to terrorize a boy or girl!

Mommy and Brynn enjoying a Kamala Beach sunset after eating dinner in Thailand!

Brynn sitting "somewhat" still while Rachel paints her toenails. Brynn picked out the bright blue color all by herself!

One way to get Brynn to look at the camera is to stand directly over her. She loved running on the wet, hard sand, but could not stand the rocky, dry sand. If you tried to place her on the ground, she would hold her feet up to her chest and turn into dead weight!

Still one of the best looking couples on the planet. Some random guy walked into the shot over my left shoulder. Andy and I roughed him up after this picture was taken!

Brynn and DaDa enjoying the sunset, boats and water. My backside has always been considered my best asset or so Sarah says!

My Angel!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thailand Part 3...

More pictures of our vacation...

View from our front door at the Club Residence. The place with the red awning is called Ohlala. It has incredible pizza which we ate about four times.

This was our view from our lunch table at La Char Tree. We ate here on three occasions for lunch. Sarah loved the Chicken Pad Thai.

This is the view from our balcony of the complex's pool. It was a great pool with walk-in ramp on either side and kiddy pool for Brynn. It was never crowded which was a major plus.

This is the view off of our private beach that our boat captain took us to for the day.

This is our boat captain, Ali. He was a great guide and took us wherever we wanted. We felt totally safe even though the boat was kind of old!

Thailand Part 2...

More pictures from our trip!

Brynn preparing to slide!

Working hard on a sand castle at our private beach!

Brynn has been promoted to Water Wings on this vacation!

Carrying pails of water to pour on the sand!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thailand Part 1...

Here are some pictures of our trip to Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand.

Long plane ride for Brynn!

Taking on a piece of corn on the cob!

Patiently waiting on her lunch on the beach!

Off to dinner with her DaDa!