Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunshine Belle

We thank Grandma for her supply of sunscreen :>

M has begun to have fun wearing Grandma's hats. It's fun to watch her grow into them too.

Today was a hot sunny one so Grandma made sure to pack one for our adventures out. We headed out to the farmer's market and picked us up a load of yummy carbs :> Then were off to the bookstore to read, listen to music, and even dance some.

It was a great day and wish we had another. There's never a gray moment with this eastern belle! #ivegotsunshine

The Devil Wears Flowers (and Ballet Flats) :>

Swimming then Halloween costume shopping :>

I've already started contemplating Halloween and Nui Nui's potential costume. I'm always so idle about these things, dally, then never end up doing anything. But I really want to give her the experience of the festivities. Still, though, I am unwilling to pay for an over-priced article she will wear for but a few hours. So instead, I've schemed up a compromise. I will dress her as some type of character but in threads that she can wear on 'regular' days as well.

We had a pretty devilishly good time at this store. What was fun was watching Nui Nui run after the boys. They're always boys and always much older than her. Well, not much much absolutely but nearly 3-4x, relatively :> I really need to get her signed up for some type of class where she can get more kid-face-time...

Love this kid! She's got the best teethy smile and smirking more and more :>

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Carrying 21 lbs. 12 oz. Of Wubba These Days

M had her one-year well-child visit yesterday. We were warned she'd need shots but didn't know we'd have 7 to choose from. Seven!

I decided to give her four: measles, hep A, prevnar (meningitis), flu shot. We skipped tb, blood shot (lead), and chicken pox. The shot woman was pretty good, though, I have to say. Two in each leg in less than 30 seconds. M started fussing when she rubbed on the alcohol, knowing something not good was about to come— what with me holding her and a strange woman rubbing liquid with strong fumes on her tender juicy thighs.

Stab 1. Pain. Fast silence. Fast scream-cry. 2. 3. 4. M seemed to be still crying over the first one when the 4th was done and band-aids already put on. Bleeding was minimal. Luckily there was a little green turtle there I used to distract her and within a minute she stopped crying and got over it.

Grandma left the room prior, knowing she wouldn't be able to handle it. I definitely didn't think it was as bad as last time. At least we didn't have to go somewhere else and wait. Everything was done in the same room.

We told M we'd take her for a walk. We put on her shoes and she was happy she could do something she enjoys. She's such a tough cookie! I'm so proud of her.

As for her stats, M is a model babe :> She continues to rank in the high percentile of height, weight, and head circumference, though the latter is questionable given the range of measurement error— the nurse measured something way off the chart to uncanny, while the doctor brought her back within range, making her growth to be in alignment with the curve. Typically, though, girls plateau at this age but M seems to steadily be growing.

Her stats:
  • 98%ile in height - 31.5"
  • 75%ile in weight - 21 lbs. 12 oz.
  • 90ish%ile in head circumference
  • 100% in love!

    To pieces!

  • Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Last Day Of Zero

    Today was Nui Nui's last day of being zero year old. #sobigsofast

    We celebrated her final day of 'month-old-hood' along with Yerba Buena Family Day and took her to the Children's Creativity Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the SFMOMA. It was a perfect day. The weather was in the low 70s— warm for this neck of the woods. We headed out early and managed to beat the crowds by 15-20 minutes.

    Nui Nui rode her first real carousel at the Creativity Museum. She was scared at first but got the hang of it near the end. Momma got her arm workout for the day on that thing.

    Most of the activities in these two venues were geared toward older kids but, still, we had a good time.

    We also went to La Boulange between Creative and Modern and the food and latte were delish. I wonder, why aren't more places serving food like this? I thought this was California..

    In any case, we ended year zero with a bang and will start one with the same :>

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    OOTD Toddler's Monkey Socks!

    Seriously, how often can you get away with cheetah-print pants, hot pink, and monkey socks all in one outfit and still look exceptionally cute when you're an 'adult'? We are definitely taking advantage of this opportunity:>

    Enjoy and thanks for watching!

    Watch our clothing haul video to see where we got the hoodie!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Target Haul - Grocery, Baby, & Halloween Items!

    We had a rough weekend with baby fighting her first battle with germs, momma fighting probably the same ones as well. Conspiracy theory: the Discovery Museum but that won't stop me from going back. :>

    We were at home all day Saturday— a first in many months— but by Sunday we mustered a little bit of energy, enough to make it to Target for our weekly run.

    What did you buy on your last Target run? Share in the comments below, we'd love to hear!

    Enjoy and thanks for watching!

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    OOTD Summer Into Fall

    OOTD - Outfit Of The Day Video!

    What do YOU wear this time of year? Comment below, we'd love to hear! :>

    Where we're from, it doesn't start to get cool until October. But where we live now, long sleeve tops and pants are a must for this time of year. We like to layer our clothes so we can wear short sleeves during the midday when the sun is warm and yet still stay warm when it's cloudy and windy.

    Check out our last OOTD video! Hot Pink Flowers & Neon Green Pants!

    Star Light, Star Bright

    I asked Nui Nui if she wanted to go for a walk. Around the house was what I had in mind but the shorty savant took advantage of the offer and plopped her little self down in front of the front door. See, in our house, we don't wear shoes and Nui Nui has learned she must put on her shoes before going out and take them off when she gets back home. We do this Mr. Rogers shoe-changing near the front door, warranting the tag, #babiesareamazing. Is she still a baby is arguable but, to me, she'll always be my baby baby.

    Anywho, out she wanted so out we went. It's both of our favorite thing to do midday anyway— go outside, breathe fresh air, soak in a little direct warmth from the sun, and stroll around Nui Nui's latest fascination, the courtyard fountain. And what's not fascinating about fountains, really? They're ornate, they crackle with the sound of spewing water, and, well, spewing water.. interesting! To my daughter at least.

    So we strolled and, as we did, Nui Nui took the opportunity to demonstrate her skill and confidence by walking on the cobbled concrete, outside, by herself. We had practiced the night before in the hallway and she did stellar— keeping parallel to the carpet trim running along the wall andmaking sure not to get near the wall. And despite my nervousness, she did fantastic. O the unevenness of outside ground!

    Here's a quiet moment of our time together. She's can get pretty pensive at times, which bears a little too much resemblance to her mom, but seconds later, no worries, she's back at it, vibrant as can be.

    [ps. The sun is a star, I didn't make that up :>]

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Labor Day Weekend Gelato!

    About 1000 words worth that sums up our weekend...

    Vlog Slideshow - Our Fun-Filled Pre-Labor (-less) Day!

    M and I had a day full of adventure— from the city with friends to gelato with Grandma to free-style walking with a dancing Grandpa.

    I heart 3-day weekends and the extra time I get to spend with Nui Nui, my mom, and friends.

    What's next? Watch and find out! :>

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