Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Burgandy snails baked in butter, garlic and parsley
Foie Gras Terrine marinated in sauternes, butter brioche, beet salad (in plain english this is duck liver, even mommy who hates liver loved this dish)
Right after the appetizers our waiter gave us a tour of the kitchen where we saw some of our food being prepared. We were surprised over how clean the kitchen looks.
For main course we each had
Caramelized duck breast, spicy orange sause, apple foie gras cake, asparagus
Special of the day, 6 ounce fillet mignon (delicious...)
and last but not least the dessert
Souffle au chocolat
The dessert actually turned out to be our favourite dessert that we had for dinner every night during our recent 5 day cruise. Now we know the name of the dessert that we sooooooooooo loved during the cruise.
The other morning (well very early in the morning) I asked him why he likes to put his legs over my tummy.Mommy: Adrien, why are you putting your legs on mommy?
Adrien: I am just trying to hug mommy.
On Saturday morning, Adrien woke up in our bed and he used his finger to pull down my lower lips.
Mommy: What are you doing Adrien?
Adrien: I want lots of smiles.
Then we started to smile and laugh and sing. Daddy as usual is still sound asleep and in dreamland zzzZZZZZ.
He is just adorable at this age, the things he does just touch our hearts and makes us feel like our life with him is just so wonderful. I guess that's why they call it the magic 3s and 4s. However since he is not completely out of the terrible 2s yet there are days when he gets difficult too :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Mommy: Adrien, bu yao pa, xiao xin tie tao (mandarin).
Adrien: I am just making sure that the clothes is organized.
I did not expect him to say that. Children from birth to 5 learn and absorb knowledge like a sponge. We have to be careful what we say in front of them. Adrien would copy every word I say. He speaks mostly in English. I tried to translate what he say to mandarin the best I could but sometimes I am not that good as you all know my mandarin is half pail full.
On Tuesday night after "nen-nen."
Mommy: Still a bit of "nen-nen" left, finish it.
Adrien: It is too sweet! (This is the first time he said the "nen-nen" is too sweet. I know that it is just an excuse to not finish the "nen-nen".)
Mommy: Ok, I will let daddy know make sure the "nen-nen" is not too sweet tomorrow.
The we went to the toilet and Adrien pee pee.
Mommy: Adrien, do you want to poo poo?
Adrien: No because the "nen-nen" too sweet.
Mommy: Laugh and said "nen-nen" too sweet not related to poo poo.
Adrien: Adrien is being funny. Because........no poo poo in stomach.
The he laugh and repeat because "nen-nen" too sweet and said Adrien being funny.
Last night (Wednesday) while I was making a calender for Adrien to learn about day and month (idea from coolschoolathome blog, my friend Hui Fun's blog).
Adrien: Oklahoma...(Adrien picked up a purple stock card).
Mommy: No it is not Oklahoma, it is a purple stock card....maybe you are correct, it may be shaped like Oklahoma (then I picked up the card and looked at the shape. I took the US map out and checked. It was indeed the shape of Oklahoma). Yes Adrien, you are correct. It is the shape of Oklahoma )and I showed him the US map.)
He took the map from me and put the shape on top of Oklahoma state.