Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

So, we had all these plans to wake up early and have Ashlyn go on her first Easter egg hunt now that she is old enough to actually know what to do (kind of), but we slept in and ended up being late to church, without any Easter festivities. We then decided we would do it after dinner. Ashlyn had other plans. She went to bed at 6:00, and her Easter basket remained empty. There's always next year...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Eruption In Hawaiian Islands

TANG NEWS (Honolulu) -- Almost one year ago experts predicted Mount Ashlyn May would erupt. Well, the epic event finally took place on the island of O'ahu in the middle of the Pacific Ocean last month.

"A couple more of those bad boys and I can retire my knife," said Heather Tang, mother of the erupted.

Of course, we're talking about teeth here and not volcanoes. And the knife Mrs. Tang refers to, is the one she uses to cut up her first Born's food for easier mastication.

"You can call them teeth, or her baby tooth. But you could also call them her 'deciduous' teeth," explained the father, Jason Tang, a pretend dental expert. "Deciduous is derived from the Latin word decidere, which means to fall off or be shed, like leaves of a tree. You follow?"

(Sure. Whatever Mr. Fake DDS. You're just a poor sportscaster, deal with it. Back to the eruption.)

Mount Ashlyn's milestone was greeted with great joy by her family, especially since Doctors, including her two DDS Uncles, suggested getting her mouth x-rayed.

"Now, that would've been silly wouldn't it?" Questioned Mr. Tang. "If she had no teeth there, what were they going to do, make some baby dentures for her every few months?"

According to Dr. Bryan Horspool, DDS, that's exactly what they would've done.

"Well you see, even though I'm not a prosthodontist, or one who specializes in the mechanics of making artificial teeth, that definitely would've been a viable solution for the Tang's. Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk," said Dr. Horspool, bobbling his head left and right as he laughs.

Mr. Tang's oldest brother, Dr. Clarence Tang, DDS, and soon to be MD, (we think) was unavailable for comment as he has no life besides his school studies. A habit he can't seem to break after more than a dozen years in higher level education. Lame. However, what's important here is that Ashlyn's getting teeth.

"They better be some dang healthy ones too," said the former Heather Horspool. "Her teeth are like the Horspool family, always late but worth the wait."

How sad and true that is.


Editor's note: Everything in the story was pretty much fabricated except the fact Ashlyn has a tooth.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thank You Travel Channel!

Because without you, we never would've known to hit up Lanikai beach, the top beach in Hawaii! (according to them of course)

Well, we decided to hit up Hawaii's top beach one gorgeous Saturday afternoon. We usually just got to the beach that's right by our apartment, but after seeing the crystal clear water and hearing that the sand was super fine and powdery, we decided we could drive to the eastern, or windward, side of the island, especially since Ashlyn loves the beach.

There was a few "cons" to going to Lanikai though. There were no showers to rinse off after, there wasn't a whole lot of parking (mainly just parking off the side of the road), and the sand was so fine that it stuck to everything, including Ashlyn's entire body after she face planted in the sand, and yes that is her licking her lips off. Weirdo.
But overall, it was a super day, not a whole lot to see snorkeling wise, but the water was nice and warm and the waves weren't too big so it's definitely good for kids. Just another reason for you to come visit us in Paradise.
And FYI, Lanikai beach is also the beach all the pictures are taken for the "Girls of Hawaii" and "Men of Hawaii" calendars! (PCA, you thinkin' what I'm thinkin?)
and since a post isn't really a post without some video, here's Ashlyn chasing some bubbles, it obviously has nothing to do with the beach, but oh well:

Sunday, March 02, 2008

You Lucky Dawg....

...or Bear. Pretty much since the time she was born, Ashlyn has slept with this teddy bear.

In the last 6 months, it has had a hard time staying with her. Ashlyn and I go for a walk almost everyday, usually to exotic places like Wal-Mart, Ross, or the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Shortly after we relocated to Hawaii, we were on one of our excursions, and when we got home, it was time to put Ashlyn down for a nap. This stinkin' bear was no where to be found. We immediately retraced our steps and found it on a grassy knoll right outside of Wal-Mart.

When we went to Utah for Taylor's wedding, we had an especially hard time keeping track of it. She left it at the Ballings when we picked her up after the luncheon, but luckily my brother Brooke went in and found it. The very next day I could have sworn she left it at church, but to my surprise it was just hiding under a nightstand.

Well, this last time it got lost I was sure it was gone for good. We went to Ross in the early afternoon, but it was after she had taken a nap. When I went to put her to bed, the dumb bear was nowhere to be found. I called Ross and they said no one had turned it in, and it was too late to go look for it myself, so I just cut my losses. Well, let me tell you, it was an awful night. Ashlyn didn't want any of her other stuffed animals - she kept pushing them away and crying. When it was time to put her down the next afternoon for a nap, it was the same scenario. I called Ross again, no luck. So I finally decided to just go look, even though it had been more that 24 hours, and I wasn't even sure it was in Ross. When we got there, I tried to go up and down the same aisles as the day before. We had gone almost everywhere, when I saw it sitting amongst the shoes! I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a miracle! Needless to say, Ashlyn was VERY happy to have her little buddy back. She couldn't stop hugging and kissing it. I had to sneak it away to wash it before bedtime. Needless to say, the bear is no longer invited on our afternoon walks.