Wednesday, April 26, 2006
This weekend, we went to my first baby shower. It was for a baby girl-to-be, a daughter for daddy's friend from school and his wife. There were lots of other kids there. I even met a little girl who was younger than me. She's a cutie.
Lots of kids need lots of rides
Where's my present?
Who you looking at?
That night we went out with some of daddy's friends to Monterey Park for dinner. The restaurant was called Dragon Mark. It turns out that even though mommy and daddy are both Chinese, neither of them speak that language! So daddy's Chinese friend had to use her skills to order dinner. It was yummy!
After dinner the grownups were excited about going to a place for sandwiches. If these sandwiches are anything like the milk sandwich mommy makes for me, I can see why they're excited.
Aunty Jen and the sandwich truck
During the week, I've been up to the same old same old. Stroller class, going to work to prepare lessons for mommy's former students. Mommy keeps me busy, and I'm learning new songs and new games.
Tonight Aunty Karna came to visit me from Boston. Aunty Karna is very tall. I hope that I get to be as tall as her when I grow up. In this picture, I am about at daddy's eye level.
Aunty Karna also keeps a blog. She just got back from India, and she had uku-plenty pictures.
Tomorrow we leave for daddy's home town--Honolulu! It will be my first flight and my first time out of Southern California. I hope it's as much fun as the airplane rides daddy gives me at home!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
When is the B2 going to fly over?
Tonight I took mommy and daddy to my first baseball game! The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks. We got there early to get our tickets, and we even got to see the Diamondbacks take "batting practice." Maybe the Dodgers skipped their batting practice, because the Diamondbacks were ever so much better during the real game.
Dinner at the ballpark. Who needs a Dodger Dog? I packed my own food.
There were a lot of Korean fans at the game because Jae Seo, a Korean hero, was pitching for the Dodgers. He used to play for daddy's favorite team, but they traded him to the Dodgers for 2 pitchers. I thought that meant he would be good, but instead, he was very nice to the Diamondbacks. For his willingness to let them hit his pitches, he was taken out of the game by the 4th inning. Then a lot of his countrymen left. Of course a lot stayed to enjoy the rest of the Dodger loss.
Since it was past my bedtime, I was really sleepy. But every time a Dodgers player did something good everyone would yell in my ear. It was really loud! Mommy and daddy said we had to go after the song in the 7th inning so that I could go to sleep. We didn't miss too much since the remainder of the game consisted of strikeouts by the Dodgers. Final score: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4.
I wonder who my favorite team is going to be?
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Today I was minding my own business, chewing on my fist and looking at my quilt, when daddy came along and laid down next to me.
I think he was jealous because he started eating his hand too. Pretty soon though he left and I kept eating.
Daddy gave up too quickly. Mommy came and got me for snack time after I had eaten my hand for a good half an hour. If daddy had waited, I think he could have gotten some snacks too.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Mommy and Baby Una; Aunty Rachel and me
This week I had lunch with my friend Baby Una. We'd met each other before in the childbirth class and in the breastfeeding class that our mommies took, but this was the first time we actually got to see each other. She is so big! This is the only time I ever get to call a girl "big" and not get in trouble, says daddy :)
Una is a great writer. She also takes very cool pictures. She puts these up on a blog too. She is so creative!
On the way home from lunch, I saw these horsies. They were at a gas station. Daddy says that maybe he will have to get me a horsie because driving a car is getting really expensive. I hope gas goes to $20 a gallon so that I can get that horsie!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Yasmin was born the day before I was, and they were our neighbors in the hospital. I don't remember meeting her, but daddy said that I talked with her at night while we were both hungry.
We went to the Santa Monica beach. Uncle Matt brought an umbrella to keep the sun off of us, and we had lunch and talked about our lives in the last 100 (or 101) days.
Me and daddy at the beach
Keeping warm in the shade
Me, daddy, mommy, Yasmin and Uncle Matt
Uncle Steven is a filmmaker whose latest short film is called Spam-ku: I won a haiku contest about Spam. I thought it was really funny, although I don't know what this Spam substance is yet. I highly recommend it. If I could put my thumbs up, I would!
Spam-Ku is about five minutes long and it's at:
Check it out and support my family!
Monday, April 17, 2006
After meeting up with mommy's friends Michelle and Ravi, we went for lunch at daddy's favorite Mexican restaurant, Kotija Jr's. He always stops there when he's in San Diego. It was my first time, and I agree, the carnitas burrito that mommy had was yummy!
Next stop was the Flower Fields, which is some kind of flower farm in Carlsbad.
Rows of ranunculus
I was underwhelmed
Michelle and mommy
Snack time and grooming time
In the evening we went to mommy's friends' house for dinner. Uncle Mark and Aunty Tina have triplet girls: Chloe, Emma and Isabella. They are much bigger than me. They are 4 years old. They're going to be like 6 feet tall when they grow up.
The girls helped give me a bath and showed me how to decorate Easter cookies. They also read me one of their favorite books, Blue Hat, Green Hat and my favorite book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. After reading this book, I was very hungry myself, as always. Mommy fed me and I went to sleep.
Uncle Mark is a great cook. He made roasted salmon with peppers and some kind of lemon dill aioli. I would have stayed up for this, but I was too tired after my big day.
Uncle Chris holding Bella and Chloe. Chloe is the one with wings. Emma was busy watching a movie. Uncle Mark is holding me. Apparently I was practicing my boxing at the time.
Uncle Mark is very tall
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Every time I've seen him before this, either I've been asleep or he's been asleep. Ah, the life of a baby. Anyway, this morning, he took his daddy to check out a garage sale, and we met them coming back.
Me, Zoe, and Sam
If you're a baby, please stand up!
Friday, April 14, 2006
Whatever, I was eating too much anyway. I don't want to look like this when I grow up.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
It fits much better now, thank you
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I feel a draft around my feet though
After the cookies were done baking, Aunty Leng read me a story. It's from a Thai book about a lion and a mouse. Think you've heard it before? Actually, the story goes: the lion eats a bunch of animals and falls asleep. A mouse falls onto the lion's head. The lion lets the mouse go because he's too small to eat. Then the lion gets caught in a net, and the mouse frees the lion by biting through the rope. Maybe there's no thorns in Thailand.
Here I am, listening to the story
Is the story over yet? I'm getting sleepy.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Here is daddy's classmate and me. His name is Jonathan and his son's name is Nathan. Neat how that worked out, huh? Jo-nathan. I'm going to name my kids part of my name. Wen! Come over here!
Mommy and me in the park
Here is Nathan's mommy feeding him pizza. There was a bouncer house at the party. I couldn't go on it yet, but I liked the colors. I stared at the colorful netting for a while. Nathan is going to have a new baby sister soon. I'm glad my mommy and daddy aren't making any competitors for me yet.
Vivian is wondering what's going on
Jeremy, getting ready for a good lick down
Vivian is enjoying the sunlight while Jeremy tries to figure out whether he can eat daddy's shoe
Anyone want to adopt my bunnies? We don't want to move them away from their home here in Cali, but if nobody wants them, I guess they're coming with us, wherever we're going...
Friday, April 07, 2006
I was hoping to see some little dragons, like the one on my shirt
These were the closest we got to dragons. These were some smelly dragons.
Hippos! For some reason, I feel really close to these guys.
Kitty! Daddy told me that if this guy and a lion had babies, it would make a liger.
Mommy and me at the zoo
Thursday, April 06, 2006
This is how mommy lays me down at night. Since I've grown, I sleep lengthwise in my bassinet now.
A few hours later after laying down (on a different night), I wriggle my way into a new position
A few hours later, I rotate again, and this time, bye bye blanket.
Is that a quarter turn? Then, ready or not, it's time to wake up!
This is how I sleep every night. Like clockwork.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I love my mommy. She feeds me lots of food, reads to me, plays with me, keeps me warm when it's cold, and gives me my favorite thing other than eating... baths! In return, I give her all the drool I can make in my mouth and all the smiles I can conjure up, especially when I've just woken up!
Santa Monica bluffs
Then it started to sprinkle, and mommy put the top down so I didn't get to see any more. Plus I got hungry. It was a good thing the group ended because then I could have my lunch. We ate in the car. Mommy drove us home, but by the time we got there, I was hungry again.
Me telling mommy I'm hungry
After lunch, nap, more eating, bathtime, more eating, more eating, and then more eating, it was time for the basketball game. Good thing I fell asleep before it started. Florida blocked UCLA 's shots like how I block daddy's bottle-feeding attempts.