Still not sure what to do with this website, but if anyone is still reading… I’m a lot more active over on Hawaii Girl Travels. Happy New Years!
Goals for the next decade
Me: I came up with travel goals for the next decade. I want to visit Japan, Norway, New Orleans, the Netherlands and stay at an overeager bungalow. That’s all.
R: that’s all? It seems a little ambitious…
E: last decade we had 2 kids… this isn’t as ambitious as that.
R: yeah… that was maybe too ambitious of us.
Zzzzzz Happy New Years everyone!
First born versus second born: first foods
Emma’s planning phase:
OMG she turns 5 months on Thanksgiving… I’m going to make her sweet potatoes to eat with us at Thanksgiving… this will be really special.
Liam’s planning phase:
Doctor mentioned I should consider trying out real foods on him and I’m at the grocery store… might as well pick up a couple bottles of baby food and we’ll see when I have free time this weekend.
Emma’s first taste: Hated it. I was devastated. Worried my child would be developmentally slow.
Liam’s first taste: Hated it. I shrugged and ate the rest (because baby food is super expensive… I’m not wasting that on a picky eater). Learned that I LOVE banana baby food.
Emma’s journey to liking food: I painstakingly mixed breastmilk into the food for months before weaning her off of it to make it more manageable for her to eat.
Liam’s journey to liking food: I continued to eat whatever food he wasn’t keen on until we found a winner (apple sauce). I am kind of excited for what baby food options I’ll get to try next week.
Cheerleading: 2nd Generation
This Saturday Emma went to school… for cheerleading practice. Turns out the intermediate, JV and varsity cheerleading teams teach K-6 kids every year a couple cheers and songs and they all cheer together at the homecoming game later this year. I cannot wait!
Kindergarten here we come!
So very proud of this girl that is about to start off an amazing 13 year adventure.
Where did my baby go?
We splurged this time around and rented a SNOO, which if you haven’t heard about it is “a responsive baby bassinet that boosts a baby’s sleep by combining gentle rocking with soothing white noise and snug, safe swaddling” or so the website claims. Actually, I really like it but it’s hard to know if it really was a miracle worker or having a baby that doesn’t have colic is just that much easier.
To that end, Liam is about 1,000 times easier than Emma was so it is shocking when he throws a huge cryfest. However, when he goes off he often gets so mad he pukes. Which is what happened on Thursday night, he puked everywhere until there was no way he could sleep in the bassinet without it first being washed. Since it was late at night we put him in the crib and OMG he passed out it 2 seconds. Well, I guess that’s the end of my baby in a bassinet… boy is growing up…. sniff sniff.
Guess who’s back… back again… (at Sushi Murayama)
It took us 3 weeks to find a time when we both were free, the kids had no evening obligations and there were willing babysitters… but we finally got to celebrate our anniversary.
#happylucky13 #2nddatenightsinceLiam #rollinghomenow
Liam: 4 month update
Happiest 4 months to the happiest and chillest baby I know. We love you Li-Li.
Party at the top, casual on the bottom (and a friend to hug). Pretty much my go to outfit at night in college: get half dressed until the decision was made to stay in or go out.
Far Longer Than Forever…
Happy 196 months of dating… And 13 years of marriage! Four homes, 3 cats, 2 kids and a literal cross the country move later, who would have guessed that a decision to be lazy and skip out on sightseeing with the group in order to nom fish and chips and enjoy the lower UK legal drinking age in a random hotel pub would eventually lead to this crazy, wonderful life.