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So Adorable…

Jayden in August 2003 I was looking through some CDs that had my wedding photos and I found a photo with Jayden. He looks so adorable and so small and young (not that he's not still small and young) that I had to share with you guys.





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Thanksgiving 2006

The Thanksgiving menu this year consisted of:

  • turkey
  • 40 cloves cornish game hen
  • Peking style cornish game hen
  • sugar snap peas with bacon
  • Italian sausage stuffing
  • appetizers of cheese and crackers and Tostitos and salsa
  • glazed carrots
  • potato balls
  • roasted yams
  • pumpkin pie (store bought)
  • two bite brownies (also store bought)

Steve got the honor of cooking the main courses this year. He made the turkey and both cornish game hens. All were very delicious. I've never had a more juicy turkey. Dada said maybe next year we should make cornish game hens, two people for each cornish game hen. Could be interesting...

As usual, dinner at the Shams is always fun-filled. There are pictures of Perry hiding from when he was playing hide and seek with the kids. He draped Eric's coat over most of his body and blended in with the treadmill. Kaylee was given hints to look in the general direction of the treadmill and looked all around and even stood right in front of Perry but never noticed him. It was hilarious. Ben gave Jayden a cool hair style that we all loved. Jayden got hot and took off his shirt and unfortunately for me, I can fit a 7 year old's shirt. There were also games that involved Perry sitting in a chair while Kaylee spun him and Kaylee and Jayden both were on Henry's back while he spun them. I think Henry got more dizzy than the kids.

Dinner went back very quickly and I don't even think we finished half the food. Our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs. Dessert for the kids were the two bite brownies topped with whipped cream. The adults had pumpkin pie, topped with whipped cream too.

After dinner we played a round of Texas Hold 'Em. I am happy to say "the Beast" won. It was me versus Perry at the end. After that we got into a discussion about a You Tube video ( that Steve had sent around. Steve tried to emulate the video, but we didn't have the right cups and it doesn't seem to be that easy to copy. That was followed by more sitting around, just talking and laughing and flying paper planes (courtesy of Steve). And a Sham family night would not be complete without the Sham brothers and their brotherly love. It was topped off my an arm wrestling match, unfortunately for Henry, Perry won.

I wonder what Christmas will have in store for us this year.


American Museum of Natural History

The kids (Jayden and Kaylee) are up this weekend and we originally planned on going to the Liberty Science Center, but it is being renovated and they are open in another location, but I don't think every exhibit was open Henry and I went with the kids and Eric to the American Museum of Natural History. We caught three shows, Cosmic Collisions, Ride Around the World and the Butterfly Conservatory.

Cosmic Collisions is played in the Hayden Planetarium and narrated by Robert Redford. It's a space show that Jayden and Kaylee had seen once before but Jayden loved it so much, he wanted to see it again. After watching it, it made me worry about an asteroid coming to earth, but we supposedly have a plan in case that happens. The Hayden Planetarium is pretty cool, Eric wants it in his living room.

Ride Around the World is shown in the IMAX theater. It's about cowboys all around the world. Kaylee fell asleep and Jayden was very fidgety during the show. Other kids were fidgety too, the girl in front of me kept on standing up. I would not recommend it for kids.

The Butterfly Conservatory was not a show, but something that is like a greenhouse that is very warm with plants everywhere and butterflies flying around. One landed on my head and a guy had passed over a butterfly that was on his hand over to Kaylee's hand. We got lots of pictures of it.

We looked at the mammals exhibit as well as the dinosaurs. But there was so much that we missed. You really need a couple of days to go through the whole museum. And some parts of the museum was very warm while other parts were a little breezy, so bring a jacket.

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First Day of School for Number Two Daughter

What an exciting day! My littlest baby started preschool today! Granted, it's only three days a week, and it's only two and a half hours a day, but it's one step closer to the real deal. There were some tears and an occasional sniff, but Eric was fine after we left. Number Two Daughter marched into class and didn't turn back once. There went my tiny Napoleon, off to conquer new lands and enslave the natives.

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i'm not sure if these have been posted. these were from either weeks ago or months ago.

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