Bowers

 

The year is coming to an end and the weather is getting deathly chilly at 50 degrees Celcius in Orange County.  Where else to take Ellis but to ANOTHER museum.  We all saw how much Ellis LOVED LACMA.  Will she love the Bowers as much if not more?  Look at her getting super excited to go to Bowers in the morning of!

 

DSC09826DSC09867DSC09868DSC09922She is still excited.

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Yes, museums are filled with funny things.

DSC00288 DSC00318 DSC00336 DSC00367 DSC00368  Autumn leaves… during Winter.DSC00400 DSC00431 DSC00473 DSC00474 DSC00475 DSC00479  Ellis loves crushing leaves in the Fall… ahem I mean Winter.

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Ellis has experienced a lot during 2015.  Her vocabulary has grown from 20 words to none stop gabbing.  She’s now a fast talker, quick to respond, retort, and has mastered intonations at the end of each sentences to emphasize her requests.  She could barely stand 10 months ago and is now running, jumping climbing and walking up and down stairs independently (with adult supervision).  And, her appetite for both sugar and tv has become voracious (unfortunately).  But, she adjusts very well to outdoor activity and a balanced diet when given the opportunity.  When given a choice, she prefers the outdoors over otaku activities.  Most importantly, she is learning how to listen, memorize, evaluate and decide her own actions.  There is a Cartesian “I” in her, a strong superego that not only knows but feels what’s right and necessary.  Dad is very relieved that she has her own compass to rely on for now.

  • Phonow

    LOL. the joys of daddy generated abscission. i love it that Ellis enjoys museums. i would have thought that the African Masks and figures would scare her– but she just absorbs the entire experience.

    did not know LA got cold enough for trees to lose their leaves. i only know la via movies. sunny skies & convertibles with their tops down. haha. does it snow there? brr.

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      well it did hail a while back. don’t recall it ever snowing. it could be that ls is usually cooped up so any open space is heaven to her.

      leaves, sand, water… she’s mesmerized by those right now. those and that stupid chao hu and peppa pig.

      lol did you read reagan’s fishing pole?

      • Phonow

        awww, looked up chao hu and peppa pig. all sugar n spice and everything nice. :)

        i hope that little LS never loses her wonderment at the beauty of the world: nature, culture, and technology.

        yeah, i read reagan’s bait. lol. the best way to deal with him is to ignor him. haha. assh*le.

        hubbie is up gotta run

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          wanna delay on the technology front. even steve jobs doesn’t want his kids touching apple products until they/re older.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html?_r=0

          • Phonow

            i agree that time on the internet/phone should be limited– esp before Ellis’s teen years. how much time you allot Ellis after that will depend on her maturity level, and the kind of friends she has.

            i would not go full on fascist on her though. kids need to fit in– and if you do not give her some trust and freedom, she will either wither or start sneaking around hitler daddy. :)

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            i have a coworker with a teenage daughter. he’s an engineer of some type and has program to allow him to view everything on his daughter’s iphone. he says she knows and it’s their agreement or else she’s not allowed to use the phone. is that a technology fascist to you?

            that’s a lot of work to look through gawd knows how many hours of teenage omg ferreals lol…

          • Phonow

            haha. actually, i was going to suggest that– the ability to look at what is happening over the phone/internet. As long as you are honest, and tell her what is going on, I think it is a good thing. She will protest, but that’s life.

            if you are (were) able to read through jl.net, you can read through all of the adolescent-teenage angst. haha. just DON’T troll her phone. please. she will just cringe if daddy shoos away all of her puppy loves. ;)

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            lol i just read colin complaining lin being too aggressive going to the rim in the suns game.

          • Phonow

            SO much suffering. i mean, i support Jlin, but i do not base my emotional health on whether or not he kicks butt. poor portal– the mods are finding out that negative people are able to fly under the banning level. lol. i do not think psalm cares–he just wants the numbers.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Knock, knock

          • Phonow

            LOL. isn’t this place the best? i come here to vent when jl.net or portal drives me up the wall. hahahahaha

          • Llips don’t lie

            It’s quite serene with mellow Daddy setting the tone

          • Phonow

            etane is such a cool guy. very mellow here (except when we talk about religious nuts or people who like to write in CAPS). i adore his little girl Ellis– who clearly has daddy wrapped around her fingers. :)

            Yeah, i dislike that site always pressuring people to donate so that psalm can donate a check. very egotistical. psalm is good at manipulating emotions– like “featuring” posts, or giving mod powers to people. lol.

          • Llips don’t lie

            It’s just so odd to always see his own dumb posts being featured. Saw occu ‘so not so veiled hit at his writing ahem skills lmao

            I live for moments like this

          • Phonow

            haha. i live for moments when someone is about to be banned at portal. it is like a modern witch burning. i like occu– he calls out people who are fake– and, since he is a veteran poster, they can’t ban him. KH is also very beloved there. lol.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Oh my god, that that takemebk nutter is still posting like non stop. ..sm
            Methinks someone is only out for hits and charity cheques lmao
            Boy I would love to tear that happy face sticker off the “mod”

          • Phonow

            haha. reagan really is losing it. such a egotist. when i see his name, my blood boils.

            what i hate is that they come to jl.net, and trash it, then go back to portal to complain about how bad the other site is. for goodness sake, if you hate it so much, just keep away.

            i have to leave now… but great venting with you. lol

          • Llips don’t lie

            I’ll try to pop by here on game days, just to have a chat but work or life ( aka dinner and drinks lol) might take me away. See ya!

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            seems like i always miss the parties that go on here.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Yep, seems like. Mod missing is a problem

          • Llips don’t lie

            He needs medical intervention. Always posting the same stuff and then patting himself on the back when he deems it has come true or when kh agrees with him, lol! Read some of the horrible things he wrote about other poster’s language skills but hard to feel sympathetic when it’s that same idiot who follows him around to goad him.

  • Phonow

    double post. lol

  • Llips don’t lie

    Hey etane

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      lips don’t lie, people do? why would i name her moses? would you name your son psalms?

      good doctors are one in a million. didn’t find that one good one in a chinese format. found a good one in caucasian format but he’s always busy giving speeches at seminars.

      • Llips don’t lie

        Hey, some woman named her daughter Bruce, LOL