Wednesday, March 30, 2011

February 16-28

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Malaysian Batik

Here are a few shots from the craft fair that I bought the dresses at. It had loads of Malaysian batik, and I also bought some cool carved wooden hangers and trays.

This was interesting. Can you guess what song these girls were playing?? Leave a comment if you wish.

Answer tomorrow (after I locate the right song).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Maya's Quote of the Day

After banging her drumsticks (two wooden spoons) all over the house and on every piece of furniture she says, "Do you want an encore?"

This after I spent 2 hours at the hospital with the otolaryngologist trying to clear enough infection out of my ear to see the eardrum. After his failure, he sent me home with more drops and prospect of surgery to remove it tomorrow.

She also said, "Don't worry, Mom. I can take care of you with one hand and play with the other." Thanks, Maya, I'll pass.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Maya's Quote of the Day

Shouted from atop the jungle gym at the park: "I have a plan to take over the Universe!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day...

...whatever that means. I mean, I read the explanation on Wikipedia but I still don't know what I'm supposed to be celebrating.

It was futile to try and give Maya a reason that we celebrate this holiday. I gave up trying to explain. Not sure what Jesus Christ has to do with it. In the end I gave up and it came down to, "I love you and I'm lucky you are in my life." Good enough, I'd say.

Maya's First Book

Maya read her first book to me in January while we were still waiting to come to Malaysia. We have since been continuing her lessons here, and she is doing so well. I like this one-on-one time with her each day, and she looks forward to it too.

We haven't as yet put her in a school. They are so mind-numbing expensive that I can't quite bring myself to pay tuition that costs more for a year of kindergarten than Dave's entire 4-year undergrad at the University of Utah!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vote for me!

Currently my layout called "KLCC Playground" is on the Creating Keepsakes blog in a contest for publication. If I win, it gets published in their magazine in October!

1. Just click here:>
(Hint: don't click on my image) but rather

2. Click on "Our Voting Page"

3. Click on the blue square by "KLCC Playground by Shirlee" and hit submit!


That's it! Thanks for your help!!!

January 16-31

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Though he has been acting like a two-year-old for some time, today we made it official.
Love you, little guy.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


All techniques used to created this page I learned from the Digi In Deep class from Next I'm signed up for Digi in Deeper!
Fun times!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Not ready

I did it. Finished Ethen's first-year album 8 days before he turns two. This is the last page. Now at least I'm less than a year behind. :)