Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A taste of Autumn

 Although Los Angeles doesn't actually have seasons, it does get chillier this time of year. I'm getting excited to wear my new boots and sweaters, while sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace! Recently, we found a little gem of a park at a nearby school. It is so peaceful there. There is a garden surrounded by little rocks that we like to sit on and benches too. I loved these big green leaves and made me miss Autumn in NY.

Best Buddies

Each morning, after little o wakes up, I (or Daddy) go in and the first thing she says is Sadddde. She is so excited to see Sadie, she can hardly handle herself sometimes. She gets so happy when she sees her, that it makes our early morning wake ups a bit easier. Sadie too gets excited. Once she hears a cry from the bedroom, Sadie lays down by her door, anticipating the appearance of little o that day.

Sadie has been a very patient pup throughout the past 17 months since little o has arrived, with all the poking and prodding at her fur. Well, little o has finally got the concept of what gentle means, which Sadie really, really appreciates!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Professional Haircut

Today we went to The Yellow Balloon, so little o could get her first professional haircut. I've cut her hair a bit at home before, but understandably, she will not sit still long enough for me to give her a descent new do.

She was suspicious at first.....

but as soon as she was given a set of keys and a new book, she was a real trooper!

After her haircut, she got a fun ride in this fancy car....

Then we got our picture taken and we were able to take home an envelope of her hair clippings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Harvest Fest

Today we went on an outing up to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. You ran over to the pile of pumpkins trying to pick them all up. Then finally you found one just your size. This made you very happy...then you tried to bite the stem...then the stem fell off. Oops!

 You saw some goats....
Had some fun in the wagon...
You ate some tomatoes....

But didn't really enjoy them too much.

It was a fun day, hot, crowded, but a nice experience. In a few weeks perhaps we will try apple picking!

16 Months Old

My little o! This is your new ride! It makes going for walks much more enjoyable, now that you have your own set of wheels! I keep it parked next to Mommy's car and everytime we get into Mommy's car you point to your buggy, whimper and say mana, mana! (This seems to be a popular command). I always say, "When we get home, when we get home" Sorry we don't ALWAYS go in the buggy when we get home...

You're new moves!
I cant keep up with all of your dancing moves! Where do you learn them from? Mrs. Shanti asked me if you've been watching beyonce videos while Mommy's not looking, because she notices you like to go down low and shake your bum bum!  Your favorite station is 97.1 AMP radio. When you are fussy in the car, putting this station works like a charm every time!

New Words: Octopus. Ahem, well maybe it sounds more like "Actops" when you say it, but you know exactly what it is when I say "Go get your octopus." Applesauce sounds very similar "Aptis". When Mommy sings, "The mommy's on the bus say I love say "I lav, lav" and you point to your heart. You have started to say yes too. Well you say "yeah", especially when I read to you and you want to read the same book, over, and over, and over.....I say "again?" and you say yeah! while you nod enthusiastically.
You've picked up on some sign language as well. Diaper, milk, eat, more, all done. We are still working on the sign for water, so for now you just scream and point at the kitchen faucet! or maybe its the dish rack, where we hang your cups to dry...either way, I get it girl...

You are running so fast and effortlessly these days. I just looked at this video, and I felt like it was just yesterday where you could barely push yourself up!

You still wake up VERY early. Usually between 5:15-5:30. We have tried putting you to bed at all different times and yet you still find that waking up before the sun rises is your thing. Well so be it, we have come to accept it. Mommy and Daddy take turns getting up with you. The other day you slept until 6:30-WOW! so exciting-maybe you just needed your extra beauty rest that day. At daycare, you tend to nap about 2.5-sometimes 3 hrs during the day. Then on the weekend, you still break up your naps. 1 hour in the morning then 1-1.5 hr. in the afternoon.

Halloween decor:
 You like holding your hands behind your back, when you walk sometimes. Daddy says it reminds him of his great-grandpa.
Your daycare is having a big halloween party! They even started decorating. You love to marvel at the big black spiders, ghosts and pumpkins that hang throughout the hallways. What will you be this year?