Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
A little history.....back when I was a Freshman in high school (yes that was a very long time ago - LOL!) my StepDad was active in the Rotary Club. We always enjoyed working the hamburger booth at the County Fair for the Rotary Club, but our favorite thing as kids were our Foreign Exchange students that came to stay with us.
Marian was here visiting when Dean and I were building our house, called on our wedding day to wish us well and tell us that she wished she could be here with us, and then she was back again two years ago with her family (she has two boys, William and Jack) along with her husband Graham. We all enjoyed spending time together in Sedona at the cabin, Disneyland, etc., Graham and the boys enjoyed a first hand look at the Stryker, and a HMMWV, which was a big deal for them. I think our bond will always be strong and I hope that someday Sakura gets to meet her Auntie Marian in person and not only know her in pictures (sniff, sniff!).
Marian (as everyone else) was very excited to learn about us adopting a baby, albeit quiet and afraid that she might say the wrong thing - but once we came home with Sakura from Japan, Marian was one of the first to call and Congratulate us, and then send us this adorable little traditional New Zealand toy.
Tonight I was cleaning out Sakura's bed - she has started moving around a lot and I knew it needed to be done, but held off until tonight, I removed all of her stuffed animals from her crib. While I was clearing out all of the toys, I layed Sakura down on her blanket and put a few toys around her - Sakura chose the sweet little Busy Bee from Auntie Marian, Uncle Graham, and cousins William and Jack.
While I watched her very closely (I'm sure this in intended for older children, it has wings that move when you pull her behind you and a string), I sat quietly thinking of my family so far away. So this post is for my far away family - here is Sakura playing sweetly with her Busy Bee! We Love You and Miss You!
Rolled over holding her toes, and still holding the string to Busy Bee!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Not a whole lot going on around here, it's too darn hot! Just a few pictures from our week.
This week we tried a couple of new foods - tonight was carrots (here's my first bite),
earlier in the week was pears and peaches. So far sweet potato is the very favorite of anything we have tried...peaches and pears are a toss up for fruit. This week we are going to give squash and avocado a shot! I'm not real sure how to make 'prunes' but saw those in the Stage 1 baby foods - I'll have to do some research.
My favorite position, whenever Mommy is changing me I pull my feet up and hold them, whenever I'm in bed and awake, I'm holding my feet...just about any time you see me and I can, I hold my feet!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Giggles for Yancha Bozu
Lots of Giggles when Peyton Sakura gets tired.
The other night we noticed that Peyton Sakura was cracking up at Yancha Bozu when he "fetched" his toy. Tonight Daddy grabbed the camera and we caught the giggles; Peyton Sakura was first cracking up at Yancha Bozu chewing on his bone (she was very tired here), then I grabbed his toy and started playing with him and she continued laughing.
The last few months have been totally amazing - our lives are so full with our sweet daughter, it's hard to even imagine what we did before we had her. Yesterday we celebrated 4 months since we were in our apartment in Roppongi Hills with Okada-san, Taz, and Manami receiving our beautiful baby girl. Life is truly amazing.
Sakura continues to try new foods, to date she has enjoyed Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Pears, Green Beans, Sweet Potato, and will try Carrots this weekend. She is a very good eater and definitely has her favorite food - Sweet Potato is by far her favorite of anything she has had, I would say Pears would be a close second.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Nicole and Peyton Sakura
Sakura tends to smile at all of the engineers (most of them are men) at work before she smiles at the ladies.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
That little green toy belongs to Yancha Bozu - he knows that Sakura is a "person" and expects her to throw his toy for him, he is very patient - the other day he stuck it next to her and I think he got excited when she grabbed it, but unfortunately for him, she didn't throw it, she tried to eat it!
And finally a little video of Princess P discovering she can make this new sound....and she makes this sound ALL day long - I think she has found her voice :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Hmmm, not too bad...I'll have more.
Friday, July 10, 2009
A very special "Thank You Katie" for offering to babysit! Unfortunately I forgot to take the camera, so no pics of Katie and kids :o( Next time!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
For breakfast I'm having some 'bug legs'!
I'll show you Crabby!
I went in to check on Sakura while she was napping and saw that she had pulled over her Pooh friend and was sound asleep on him like a pillow.
Peyton agrees...Nice New shopping cart cover - and says "THANK YOU Katie"!
Always chewing on her hands!
Our Precious baby girl!