Wednesday, September 21, 2011

11/13 ain't bad

If our fish survival rate were a major league batter, we'd be hitting 0.846. Ted Williams, eat your heart out.

Today was our first dead-fish-free morning so far. Hoping the streak continues.

In other news, I'm off to Beijing this weekend. I'll be coaching baseball and not seeing anything touristy. My second time to Beijing and I haven't seen anything. One of these years...

Back atcha next week.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

as promised, fish fotos



and one from Founders Day

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We have fish! (well, one less than last night, but STILL!)

It's exciting. Our "fish tank" truly lives up to its name now. Not just a "tank" anymore. Desi and I went shopping last night, and got a dozen medium sized ones, a bunch of tiny ones that have to live in a separate bowl so they don't get et, and 2 turtles who live in our old "fish condo." They are named Tom and Jerry. (Which is HUGE here, by the way. I swear it's on some Chinese TV channel or other nonstop.) Only 1 fish died overnight, woo hoo!

Pics to come tonight, after the filter finishes cleaning out all the junk that came with the rocks I dumped in last night.

In the meantime, Desi is blogging here. Feel free to add comments. He would love that.

Fall has sprung! No more heat here. The forecast, as of now:



Perfect baseball weather!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Founder's Day Parade

Today we celebrated 100 years since some missionaries founded SAS. And we sweated.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blue noise: A new home for Bobby the fish

No fish yet, but soon. Don't ask how much I paid or how effectively I bargained. I care only for the happiness of my family. All other concerns are nugatory. (look it up)



There's also: this video with both boys.

Update (w/fish, natch) soon. Check back often!

Monday, September 5, 2011

new haircuts

So it's hard to see Desi's, but trust me that there's less hair under that hat. And how precious are these pictures?




In other news, Desi passed Level Four in wu shu class. That's the level with the sword. He had passed conditionally in spring, but yesterday the master made it official. D was quite proud, as were we. I will get video of him eventually, I promise!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

the boys of summer

Friday was a home game for the Eagles. These 2 Eaglets had fun hanging around the big boys and Coach Dad. (BTW, we won 11-1. Details and box score here.)




A fun weekend overall. Swam both days, hung out with Leo and Sue Ann and their boys on Saturday afternoon. Beautiful weather here, for at least 2 more days. We are loving that.