Saturday, December 26, 2009

Meeting Cousin Ann Kazumi for the 1st time

Sakura was finally able to meet her 2nd cousin Ann who lives near Bachan and Jiichan while we were there for Christmas. Ann was born while we were in Japan back in March. Sakura definitely needs "baby" time - as she is very unsure of other babies when they're "up close and personal" - Ann goes to a day care provider and has other babies around, so she's pretty social.
Sakura and Ann

Auntie, Ann and her parents, Scott and Joyce opening her gift from Linda, Mark, Jess and Steph

Hmmmm, I'm not sure about babies!

Peyton Sakura 10 mos. 3 weeks and Ann Kazumi 9 months,
As you can see.....Ann is definitely bigger than Sakura chan!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sakura's 1st Christmas

Sakura had a very nice 1st Christmas in California.
She wasn't very interested in opening packages, and really only wanted to play with her Santa stuff (since it was all open and out awaiting attention). Santa brought Sakura a baby doll, which she LOVES, amongst other toys and clothes, Santa knew Mommy and Daddy were limited on luggage space, so he left bigger stuff at home for Sakura!
Sakura loves her baby doll, she makes this screaching sound raises her hand and reaches for her baby when you ask her about her baby. It is SO cute!

She enjoyed spending time in California with all of her cousins and of course Jiichan and Bachan. Sakura gets SO excited when Jiichan would get up in the morning and wave at her from the hallway - she was normally standing at the coffee table, and she would get the BIGGEST smile, raise her arm (similar to what she does with her baby), bounce up and down and then crawl toward Jiichan.
We hope that everyone had a nice Christmas surrounded by those you love.

The Best Gift Ever!

Ready for Santa to come, out like a light!

Awww, a baby

Cute Clothes from Auntie Linda, Uncle Mark, cousins Jess and Steph

I love my ladybug from Auntie Nancy, Uncle Tim, Trippy and Kiki!

Daddy reading one of the books from Auntie Linda

Furry boots from Auntie Linda, Uncle Mark, Jess and Steph

Mommy showing Sakura her blocks from Santa

Some of the Santa loot

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Time with friends

Whenever we head to Northern California we have to make the time to visit with our extended family....the Cech's, DeMetris', and the Handshoe family. This trip we all met at Mikuni's in Roseville for lunch, the girls (no Trippy this time, and no Nikko) all enjoyed eating their lunch and then pose for a picture (NOT the easiest thing with 4 little girls).

Let's Eat!
Kiki, Miya, and Auntie Nancy enjoying the fishies!

Miya enjoying her miso soup.

Rice crackers are YUMMY!

Sakura needs some serious baby socialization skills she pulled on Kiki's shirt and made Kiki cry, then Ivy pulled on Sakura's jacket and Sakura cried.
Sakura and Ivy posing for a picture....I didn't get one of the group :(

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Party

Thursday was our CASD Christmas party, and even though we were leaving bright and early Friday morning for California, we wanted to take Sakura so she could enjoy a little time at the park, and of course so we could spend a little time with the Cuevas family and new baby Anabelle (she's 2 months old).

Vannesa and baby Anabelle...she's SO tiny and sweet! LOOK at all of her hair!

Sakura enjoying the view of the water

With Daddy


We had a great time, and Sakura enjoyed visiting with everyone.
Zack announced that Sakura will be everyone's boss someday :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Just for fun....

I know, it's been FOREVER - sorry, it's the busy season!

Today we went out shopping. Dean has been wanting to stop at the furniture store for several weeks, so today we made it one of our stops. We put the little Princess in a few different chairs, which she loved, probably one of her birthday gifts? Here she is!

"I'm pretty we really have to go shopping?" On our way out and about.

This one is a little too hard...
But it rocks....I kind of like it.

How about this couch Daddy?

Hmmm, how much does this cost?

(I thought it was funny that Sakura was checking out the price, although she does LOVE tags!)

I like this one!
Yep, JUST right!

I know, I know....

I have a TON of blog catching up to do, but here are a few pics from today and as soon as I get a chance I will update back posts....

Sakura chan got her Christmas gift from Santa early because I swear I heard her say "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth"...and they have both popped through this past week!

One on Sunday her top left (Dec 6th) and the second her top right on my birthday which was Tuesday (Dec 8th). They aren't totally out to where you can see them and she does a GREAT job at hiding them from us, but they're through! I'll post a picture here too (the pic is from last Sunday when you could see they were both coming in, but now they're both sticking out!).
And here's a video - so for those of you that have been checking and disappointed, hopefully I made it up with several pics AND a video (Auntie Carol!)!!!

Finally a video of "So Big".... check out the little "horn" she woke up with, was it supposed to be an indication of what the day would hold....if so, I'll take it :) She was her normal angel self!