Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tovina has started carrying around her teddy bear occasionally. The best is when she pats it on the back while holding it over her shoulder but I have not managed to get a video of that. This video is of of her picking the bear up and carrying it around... and then calmly explaining to Cyrano that he comes in 2nd place to the stuffed bear.
For those viewers with faint hearts - not to worry, no baby was hurt in the making of the movie.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We thought the jiaozi would be for the adults, but Tovina was pretty insistent that she get her share, and as it turned out, she is one fine jiaozi eater so we just kept feeding her more.
Tovina tried the chicken, beef, spicy beef, eggplant and mushroom, but I don't think she had any of the fennel.
Her eating technique was unique and seemed to consist of biting the dumpling open, scraping the good stuff out of the center, and then sucking on the skin for a while.
It was quite the show
Monday, July 28, 2008
Baba has been trying to teach Tovina how to gently pet the kitties. This is meeting with some success as you can see in the video.
Its a little hard to tell, but Roxanne is rolling over at the end of the video clip so that Tovina can pet her belly. Apparently that took all the fun out of torturing the cat because that was when Tovina decided it was time to move on.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
For example: Here is Zaida showing Tovina how to edit an article.
Or is that Tovina showing Zaida?
Clearly it is a big hit either way!
It turns out that Tovina enjoyed herself so much, that now, when she notices Zaida working, she motors herself over to him so that she can help him.
We thought long and hard about how she could be most effective and then realized that Tovina could work much faster if she was networked from her own laptop. Here she explaining to Zaida how to implement her concept.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
In the western part of the city is the largest square in Asia, Xinhai Square. It has a sculpture of 1000 footprints developing from childhood to adulthood. It represents a long journey requiring patience and composure, which Dalian has gone through.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tovina and the (slightly) spiced red lentils!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Well, remember Fun Dip? It is a flavored powder sugar in a pouch that comes with a hard candy stick. You take the stick, lick it, dunk it in the sugar pouch to get it covered with sugar, and then lick the sugar off the stick. Repeat until the pouch is empty.
Tovina decided to try something similar only without the sugar. Sound strange? We thought so too, but we've got video to prove it.
There is a longer version on YouTube.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
(For those of you who know about Google reader and other RSS type things- a warning: this post is about to get very boring)
While I can't go to blogspot and see my blog, I can enter my blog address into Google Reader and see a copy of my blog there.
In addition, I can enter the names of all the of my friend's blogs and picture websites whether on blogger, LiveJournal, Fliker, or whatever and Google Reader tells me when they have been updated and then lets me see the updates! I can hardly tell you how exciting this is what with the randomness of the Great Firewall of China where webpages mysteriously disappear from day to day, servers may be "temporarily unavailable", and generally keeping up with friends is painful.
Just wanted to share this awesome free program. And if you like following our blog and our friends listed at the side of our page, let me know and I would be happy to send you the Google Reader file that will add all of those names to your very own special version.