Thursday, January 04, 2007

A few thoughts about Hong Kong

Okay, so we are back from Hong Kong. And it was a CRAZY trip. I mean, imagine travelling with a 5.5 month who is jet lagged, grumpy, suddenly anxious around strangers and who just decided to up and stop breastfeeding just before leaving. And imagine you spent the two straight days before the 15 hour flight in a car for 6.5 hours each day to attend a wedding in LA. And imagine that you are the last to arrive in Hong Kong of the 30 family members going back to the reunion. And imagine the drama, the 3 hour meals with 10 courses, living in a space the size of a postage stamp, and getting very sick just before coming home. Well there you have our Christmas and New Years.... It was SO crazy. The family drama is always fun, of course, but throw in 3 new great grandbabies, and there you have it! We did pick up samples of the awesome new products we designed for CHA Winter (shh... sneak peek to come) somewhere in between the craziness. The little guy took awhile to warm up to Hong Kong. Unlike his cousin, Noah, who was charming the pants off of Hong Kong, Jonathan was a bit more reserved, especially when being passed around the huge family. Jonathan appreciates all of your Christmas wishes. He will be picking a winner of the RAK shortly. :) Oh yeah, and one more thing. He learned to speak today! Well, not exactly speak. But we have been trying to teach him baby sign language, and he never really got it. But today, when I was sitting in front of him showing the symbol for milk (nai nai), he did it! I am such a proud mommy... And he sort of crawled. Sort of not. I put him down on the quilt Jessica made for him, and he scooted up on his knees and pushed himself a few inches forward! It is the little joys that make motherhood worthwhile... :)


Blogger Corinnexxx said...

aaaah that sounds aweful, but I do hope you still had some fun while you were there and I can;t wait to see some sneak peeks. I might be coming to CHA and I am sute to stop by your booth to say HI!


1/05/2007 01:13:00 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Hope that everyone is 100% now. Love the pictures and can't wait to see more! Happy New Year!

1/05/2007 04:15:00 AM  
Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

Glad you still have a smile on your face, and yup that's the start of crawling, watch out world here he comes. And welcome back you were missed.

1/05/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deb, SOOOO glad you are all back safe and sound!!! Thanks for sharing the progress of little Jonathan!! It brings back GREAT memories of my 4 kiddos!!! Enjoy!!!

1/05/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Greta said...

So glad to hear you had safe travel! To even think about traveling with a young one is beyond me!! Happy to hear you had a good time and that your little one is signing! Too cool! Happy 2007! Too cute picture of the 3 of you!!

1/06/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

what beautiful pictures...sounds like it was a wonderful time! a big YEAH for Jonathan for the sign language :) Happy 2007!

1/07/2007 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Hester said...

Love these pictures,
thanks for sharing!
looking forward to the sneakpeak,


1/08/2007 01:57:00 AM  

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