Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall dress for me

Brown dress with pink flower

Mommy was able to knit while we were on the road this weekend on our trip to NH and Story Land. She finished this dress for me just in time for the fall weather. I love chewing on the pink flower now that my first tooth is just peeking through. 

Next project for mommy? A sweater for Owen.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Daddy

Daddy, Owen, and Aki

Happy 2^5 Birthday, Daddy! We love you.

In celebration of his big day, we're heading up to New Hampshire this weekend with Uncle Sameer, Aunty Sarita, and Ronak. The boys are looking forward to having fun at Story Land. I'll let you know if there's anything for me to do there :-)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Sit Now

I can sit up now. Here are some of the benefits:

My butterfly now
I can eat my butterfly extra good

I'm watching you as I slowly crawl backwards
Oops, that's not sitting up

This makes me happy
Ok, here I am

I can sit up now
So maybe I'm balancing on my belly and my hands. It's still sitting up!

Sometimes me and Owen have to have a talk before bedtime

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Little Rascals Apple Picking

This weekend we went apple picking again. You'd think we were tired of picking apples already, but this one was a fundraiser for my school. Daddy says every school I go to will always be making fundraisers so I should get used to it. But I haven't even been in school 2 weeks yet!

Apple picking
I walk right in and get the apples. Is anyone looking?

I'm laughing because I'm not supposed to be eating this leaf
I'm laughing because I'm not supposed to be eating this apple leaf. Ronak is trying to get me not to eat it.

Ronak sitting in the grass
Ronak sitting in the grass. The grass was so long, you can only barely see me! It was also very wet.

Mommy's got a baby duck
Mommy caught a baby duck to show me. Like in my baby duck goes to school book.

What shall I paint?
What shall I paint?

You work over here, I'll work over there
We're going to tag this wall good

Daddy pulling us through the tall grass
Once we got tired walking through the tall grass, daddy came up with the wagon

I can jump high in the bouncy house!
He pulled us to the bouncy house. Gym class is doing me good. I can jump off the ground now.

Hayride! Where's the hay?
Hayride! Where's the hay?

Eating my apple
On the way home, I got to eat an apple. This is how I eat it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Presents from Thailand

Aunty Leng came to the US to visit last week and she sent us some clothes!

Dino Overalls from Aunty Leng
I got some dino overalls!

Dress from Aunty Leng
And Aki got a dress. She didn't try it on but it looks good!

Thanks, Aunty Leng, but next time come visit us instead of Aunty Kathy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Davis Farmland

This past weekend we went out to a new farm for apple picking. Of course we had to see all the animals first...

petting the baby cat
This baby cat is fun, but where are the big animals?

Baa baa black sheep
Baa baa black sheep. And baa baa white sheep too.

Daddy, don't hog all the food!
Daddy feeding the baby goat. Is it my turn? I'm hungry too!

Owen feeding baby goat
It looks like it's eating my hand, but I have goat food in it. He tickled!

The goats were really interested in Aki.

The goats were interested in Aki
They just wanted to say hi

The goats were interested in Aki
Or maybe they just wanted to eat her

Hey, where's the windshield?
Hey, where's the windshield?

Monday, September 15, 2008

6 Months of Aki

I'm 6 months young today. Happy half-birthday to me! I celebrated by having bananas twice today. It was quite a party.

Eyes open
Little me

I can soothe myself now. Sometimes.
Medium me

Aki sitting on Owen
Big me

Hanging Out at Home

Aside from starting school this last week, we've been up to our usual lives here...

Playing on the couch
Here we are, playing on the couch. Aki loves me.

Riding on mommy
Riding on mommy. I am holding onto Aki's ears so she won't fall off.

Eating pasta with chopsticks
Eating noodles (with chopsticks!)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First Day of School

Today was my first day at preschool! I got my new orange backpack together with my change of clothes and some pull-ups ("swim diapers" as I like to call them). Then Daddy dropped me off. Ms. Andrea carried me in, and I didn't look back. I don't think I really needed to be carried. I know how to walk. No tears, no nothing. Except maybe Daddy cried a little, but I'm not sure about that.

As far as what happened in school, I'll tell you what I told Mommy and Daddy. There was something about drums and a boy in a white jacket, possibly named Myles, who didn't get to share the drums with me. Some kids sang the good morning song, and I just watched.

After an hour or so, the teacher came and got me to put my shoes and my backpack on. We went outside, and there was Daddy! I don't know, maybe he was standing there the whole time? I got in the car and we went out to get a little first day of preschool present. Maybe tomorrow I can stay longer? And get another present?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Kitty hats

A couple of weeks ago I asked Mommy to make me a kitty hat so that I can be Serena cat grandma's adopted cat. Mommy finally finished making one for me and one for Aki.

Kitty Hats
Kitty hats

Owen as "Serena cat"
Me as "Serena"

Aki's kitty hat
Aki as a pink kitty


Saturday, September 06, 2008


Originally uploaded by Mikenan1
Daddy helped me spell out my name, but I wrote all the letters by myself. No helping, I promise! No practice either! This is why I type my posts instead of writing them.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More Aki Developments

I am a growing baby.

Owen wears size 4, I wear size 3
Owen wears size 4 diapers, I wear size 3

I am constantly scooting now. This is how it happens.

Belly down, tongue out
Belly down, tongue out!

On hands and feet
Up into yoga pose on my hands and feet

I was in the middle of that quilt just a few minutes ago.

Balancing on my belly
Here I am scooting under the couch. Is someone going to come get me?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Labor Day Shenanigans

Last weekend we had a lot of fun out on the town...

On Saturday we went to the ICA again for their free family day.

Watercolors at the ICA
I did a bit of painting. This is a truck.

Mixing up the resin for my molds
Then I got to do a mold with mommy. First you mix up these waters. Then you pour it in and it comes out hard!

On Sunday, we went apple picking with our new neighbors, Mr. Marriah, Ms. Kremena and Varna.

Picking apples
Apple picking is a lot easier than blueberry picking

Hi wooly sheep
Hi woolly sheep

I'm driving
I'm driving the caterpillar train with Varna

Lookout Farm is always the best!

Monday, our extra bonus day, we went to do more arts stuff, this time at the DeCordova Museum. Daddy hadn't been before, so we took him. Everything was different though from the last time I was there...

DeCordova kiosk
The parking kiosk at the entrance

Musical Fence
I got to play this musical fence. It's by the grandson of one of my favorite artists, Mootisse!

Aki not impressed with the sculptures
Aki was not so impressed with the sculptures

Outside of the Merry Go Round of Hidden Agendas
Here's one mommy and daddy liked. It's called the Merry Go Round of Hidden Agendas. It's a big circle. This is one of the people on the outside.

Inside of the Merry Go Round of Hidden Agendas
This is the other side of that person

Pretty Stone Face-Joe Wheelwright
I like sculptures. I got to see them up close.

Listening Stone-Joe Wheelwright
Very up close!

We didn't intend to have an artsy weekend, but we had a lot of fun seeing stuff anyway! Hope you all had good Labor Day weekends.