Saturday, August 05, 2006

nieces and nephew

Fun with mirrors at Pizza Express.
More fun with mirrors.

On Tuesday we decided to take advantage of the good weather and took a boat from Saikung to a nearby island. Here's the beach... crowded, but pretty nice.

We're waiting for the boat to take us back here, and I think Gabe and Olivia are arguing about something. I couldn't help but find their arguments very amusing...

Salome was able to come along (check out her blog for some more beach photos). Thanks for being the only one actually looking at the camera and smiling in this one, Sal!

We celebrated Olivia's birthday on Wednesday, the night before they were scheduled to leave HK (though they didn't end up leaving until Friday because of Taiphoon Prapiroon). We made some beach-themed cupcakes for our little party. Unfortunately, Olivia didn't get to eat any because she refused to eat dinner. Despite all of our pleading and tempting, she said that she just wanted to open presents, and was very willing to give her cupcake to her mom. She did enjoy blowing out the candle though. Oh, the joys of being almost 5!

Gabe was a good eater that night, and was rewarded with a cupcake complete with blue-frosting mustache.
A close-up of one cupcake and some of the "jungle gummies" that I bought to decorate them (oops, forgot to rotate).
Here's a closer view of one of them. I guess it's supposed to be a jungle native...? I hope that Gabe and Olivia weren't traumatized by this non-pc, gender non-specific, sugary treat.

More mustache. This time it's peanut butter and jelly.

Anna up close.

Grandpa and granddaughter.

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