Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
On the other hand though, I sure like to explore outside and get dirty. Notice in the picture below that the sidewalk is completely dry, except for the one puddle that I found and decided to sit in. I was just checking to see how durable and stain-resistant my nice, new white pants are. I was also test-driving the Uggs that my Grandpa and Grandma van Riessen bought me. They make me feel "out-doorsy"!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A special shout out to Mommy who had her birthday yesterday and officially turned "thirty something". Daddy treated her like a queen for her birthday. He got up extra early and made her french toast, but not before realizing that we were out of eggs - forcing him to make a trip to the grocery store at 6:30 in the morning. What a nice guy... I hope I find someone to marry as wonderful as him. And then he took both of us out for sushi that night. And I got vegetable tempura! I guess Americans aren't the only culture that like to deep fry vegetables!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
BUT, amidst all the health issues, I'm still finding time for fun. I've been learning more and more sign language lately, and I'm now able to say "more", "all done", "eat", "bird", "dog", "fish" and "cat". My spoken language is a little more limited with "mama", "dada" and "bye". And I've finally learned how to blow kisses. I quite enjoy this move because I can blow kisses to people I don't know very well and avoid the "stranger hug". I've also been really getting into my books lately. I particularly like to take them all off the shelf and spread them out all over the floor. That way I can read multiple books at once!
And of course, there's always Mommy lurking around corners with her new camera. Yesterday I modeled the cute outfit that Nani and Papa bought for me in Vietnam. Mommy said I looked like a little doll in it!
Anyway, that's the latest from Sacramento. Hope you're all doing great!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Then we went to visit the animals and I got to go in the petting zoo! At first I was a little scared about getting too close to the animals, but I quickly got the idea. I got to pet goats and sheep and a pig and even a deer!
After lunch we took the monorail and got to have an aerial perspective of the entire fair grounds which was fun. And then we toured some of the indoor exhibits, because it was stinking hot out and we had to escape into the air conditioning. I got to meet some old friends of Mommy and Daddy... the Storm Trooper & R2D2!But the grand finale was when we ran into some friends from church who had entered a Crowing Competition (yes, that means crowing like a rooster). They convinced Mommy that she should enter too. Maybe they shouldn't have, because Mommy and I won FIRST PLACE! Okay, there were only three people/teams competing, but we still won! Mommy called it the "baby factor"... bring a cute baby up with you and everyone will cheer and vote for you! They gave both of us official California State Fair first place ribbons!
Anyway, I LOVED my first fair experience and didn't fall asleep in my stroller until the moment we walked out of the fair gates. It was too exciting to sleep! I can't wait to go again next year!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
#1 - Food. I'm what Mommy likes to call "a good eater". The only total aversion I have is to meat, making me pretty much a vegetarian. But Mommy gets me lots of protein with beans and cheese and eggs. And VERY occasionally she lets me eat a special treat... like this HUGE sucker!
#2 - Sleep. As some of you may know, as a small baby I was kind of "anti-sleep". But now, I love to sleep (unless there's people over and better things to do). I do tend to wake up in the morning a tad grumpy (just like my Mommy), but after my naps I wake up soooooo energized! Mommy often find me running laps around my crib or using the mattress as a trampoline!
#3 - Friends and family who love me. I have the most amazing family and a whole church full of little friends close to my age. And whether they're here in Sacramento, in another part of the state, or in another state or country... it's so nice to know there's so many people out there who care about me. Here's a picture of me playing with my friend Abby who's only 2 days older than me!