Now that he's walking, he is exploring every possible nook and cranny. As you can see from these pictures, he's at a different spot and doing different things all the time! The pictures are from last week, when we went to celebrate Ivan's first birthday up in Gold River. The drive was two hours each way, and Mars did really well. He slept 30 minutes each way, and just played the rest of the time. I was really surprised! Well, actually, on the way back, he got really restless so I had to put on some Netflix for him, but it ended up being a good thing because he learned how to do deep breathing in frustrating situations! We got home, and he was super antsy for milk, then I sang the song from the episode of Daniel Tiger he was watching, and he started to take deep breaths and calmed down! Thanks, Daniel Tiger! Anyway, the party was so much fun! Baby Ivan is so cute and his parents are super sweet. His dad even went out and bought an inflatable pool for the babies since they were so drawn to the real pool, which was freaking out all the parents! The weather was hot, and it was the perfect day for outdoor water play :)
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Fuji Superia 200 Film
These are just some photos I snapped while on a walk with a friend and the baby. I'm getting tired of this film (it comes in a 4-pack!). I can't wait to post more pictures from the new film that I got. Might be a while, though, or at least until I find a photo processing place that I like over here (we're out of town!).
Friday, May 22, 2015
Lately, Mars has been toddling around the house and discovering new areas to play in. He likes walking down the hallway and making a U-turn through the dining room, and then stopping under the dining table before coming back to the living room. His latest obsession is the toilet and garbage can so we make sure to watch him really closely whenever he's around those things. Eating and sleeping has been a small challenge lately, as he would much rather do things his way... We are working on this as well. His favorite words to say are, "uh oh", "wo wo" (dog), and "da?" (daddy). J says that I don't give him enough chances to say "mama" because I'm always with him and he's right. But the other day, I went upstairs to do something and when I came back down, he was at the base of the stairs waiting for me. When I picked him up, he looked at me, smiled, wrapped his little arms around my neck and said, "mama!" as he kicked his feet in joy, and my heart just melted. His little smiles and hugs and these little moments are the best parts of motherhood.
This weekend, we're taking a two-hour drive up to Gold River to see some friends. I bought a travel-sized magnetic drawing board to help keep Mars sane. I hope it works! Have a great long weekend, and Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Here are some pictures from when we went to the baby gym this past week. It's in a community center with the cutest midcentury modern buildings.
At the gym, Mars loves to chase the balls. Now that he can walk, it's even more fun for him.
Have a good weekend!
Monday, May 04, 2015
About a month ago, we celebrated one of my best friend's birthday by going on a picnic at Dolores Park. The weather kept changing from sunny to gloomy, but we're just glad it didn't start raining like it did earlier in the day.
We decided to BART to the park from our place but ended up having to make a huge detour because the train had to be evacuated. We were pretty much stranded with a baby and no car seat, but thankfully we found a Muni line that ran from where we were straight to the top of the park! When we got there, there were sandwiches waiting for us and all was well :)
This genius was selling rum in fresh coconuts!
Fuji Superia 200 Film
Friday, May 01, 2015
We're encouraging him to walk more so he's been doing lots of practicing and getting better day by day!
He's starting to have small fits of frustration and or anger... It feels like the terrible twos are coming a bit early.
I'm teaching him more sign language and he's at the age where he's picking it up really fast!
He acts like a big boy and tries to do big boy things, but really, he's still such a little baby :)