Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Happy Birthday To Hubs!

Chase, clever girl, has been planning a big surprise for her daddy's birthday.

Besides having flowers delivered to her daddy's office today, she also decided to take her first steps!!! When Hubs arrived home, she took her first two steps - right into her Daddy's arms.

Absolutely amazing. We managed to catch one walking session on film (short movie).

She walks a bit like the Tin Man, in the Wizard of Oz. Her knee joints need to be oiled. Once she gets the bending of the knees down, she will be unstoppable.

We will be in big trouble.

Ladies Luncheon

"You'll be surprised by the number of women," I was told by an expat who coordinates a quarterly ladies luncheon in Dalian.

I was. Sixty ladies attended.

There was a handful of Europeans, many of which I knew. There was also a large number of Japanese, Koreans and Chinese ladies, all who all hung out with each other. There were 5 Americans, 4 of which were from Portland, Oregon (no kidding), 1 of which has a 14 month-old-son. I gave her my number - and thought - "please be normal so we can be friends."