Monday, November 25, 2013

Catching Up

The best part of winter is all the leaves falling on the ground for K to step on and hear the crunch. Excuse the blurriness of the video!

It's fun to pick up the leaves too.

At the farmer's market, K selected the cherry tomatoes she wanted to put in the bag. When it came time to pay the nice lady gave her the tomatoes for free and said enjoy them!

At school K loves building legos. She was trying to build the structure to become as tall as her.

 Miles came over and gave K a helping hand.

Before leaving school each night, K wants to go down the slide. Sometimes she can convince Daddy to go down the slide with her.

 K visited Aiden's new home. There were so many new toys to play with.

Grandma and her two grandkids.

A couple celebrations took place in the last couple of weeks. One was Luke's baptism. He didn't even cry at all when the holy water was poured over his head.

Another big celebration was Adam's 1st b-day. Auntie Mai threw a monkey themed birthday party for him. Adam was not too fond of cake, but that's okay. He was so cute with his bow tie.

Before A's party, K went to the Academy of Science and was working hard at the craft table with Daddy making a moose.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Afternoon in Napa

Last weekend K celebrated Uncle Derek's birthday with brunch at Brix in Napa.

Yes readers- Mommy's tummy is getting really big. She is in her last trimester!

The menu had a great variety to pick from. Something for everyone. K loved the pizza and brioche french toast. Daddy and Po Po ate plates of raw oysters!

Outside of the Brix there was a garden where the restaurant grew many of their own organic vegetables they serve.

Aunt Gabby showed K and explained all the different vegetables. Aunt Gabby is so great with kids. She's a preschool teacher.

Aunt Gabby also taught K how to climb a tree. K thought it was the funniest thing ever and pretended she was a monkey.

Aside from climbing a tree, K wants to climb on Daddy when she is at home.

A new development happening this month is K is potty trained at home and at school. She wears big girls underwear all day at school and when she gets home. She still wears a diaper at night. Although on weekends she wears diapers when she is out since she has not gone in a public restroom yet and is only used to sitting on her potty seat that goes over the toilet. She will have to take it one step at a time. One downside so far is that she wakes up in the middle of the night asking to have her diaper changed. Teacher C says that's common amongst kids who are first learning potty training. Can't wait until that phase is over with!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy 89th Tao-Po!

Last weekend we celebrated great grandma's (Tao-Po) 89th birthday! She looks pretty amazing for her age. She is a really active lady. She exercises with her friends every morning, takes the Bart out to SF by herself to buy groceries and always cooking up feasts for her family. During the celebration, K wanted to help put the candles on the cake.

Tao-Po was so nice to let the kids blow out her the candles.

K earned her first sticker at swimming class for proper breathing control. She was able to hold her breath under water while paddling and kicking to Teacher Carolina.

Cousin Aiden and family are moving to the South Bay. Daddy helped pack things into the truck. K wanted to be where all the excitement was and asked to be in the truck as well.

It's been cold out lately, so K has been doing activities at home to keep entertained. She painted the other day. She has OCD. She hates when paint gets on her fingers and will need to wipe it off immediately.

K is still excited about her dolls. When she comes up from school, she will say to the doll "I know you missed me, but I am home now."

When it's story time she will sit her doll up and make sure her doll has a blankie.

Speaking of story time, K loves to read books. Instead of Mommy reading to her, she wants to read to Mommy. Here's one example of her reading Brown Bear Brown Bear.

And to finally to end here's a video of K putting lotion. This girl is already into her looks!

Monday, November 4, 2013

You Want Some Candy?

For Halloween, K requested to be Princess P from the the show Super Why. The costume was pretty much sold out everywhere.
This was the closest costume Mommy could find. Thank you Amazon! K seemed to like it and said "I'm Princess P" when she put it on and beamed from ear to ear.

The kids wore their costume to school on Halloween. Teacher D was a princess too! Doesn't she look like she would make a real Belle at Disneyland?

Teacher C was a witch.

In the afternoon the kids listened to stories about Halloween. The parents were invited to come and listen.

K got into full costume with her crown and wand before going trick-or-treating.

This year she was tall enough to ring the door bell herself.

She had the best time going from house to house. She knew only the houses that were lighted had the candy. She was really careful when picking out a piece of candy and would thank each person. Sometimes she held up the line.

Equally as fun was passing out candy.

Maybe K likes passing out candy even more than trick-or-treating. She was practically begging people to come get some candy.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

G & M Pumpkin Patch & Imagination Parade

It's been awhile since the last post. Mommy has been really busy with work, but let's catch up. Auntie Ali said the pumpkin patch in Livermore was so much fun, so Daddy drove K there. K loved riding the cow train. Part of the ride was really bumpy and fast. When some of the older kids got off the train, they said it was scary, but K asked to ride it again and rode it 4 times. A nice man gave us his left over tokens he didn't use, so K took full advantage of them.

She also rode the pony 3 times.

There was a corn pit, but K was skeptical to go in.

She gradually put her legs in the pit.

And finally went all the way in and touched the corn.

She also found her way out of the hay maze.

After the pumpkin patch, K met up with her friend Mason for lunch.  K gave him a big hug since she has not seen him in a long time.

The children and teachers have been busy preparing for the Imagination Parade. The teachers created projects and activities for the children to make their books come alive inside and outside the classroom.  The book K's class focused on was Pirates Don’t Change Diapers.

The kids dressed up as pirates by wearing striped shirts and made hooks out of foil for the parade. Some kids had eye patches painted on their face.

K's teacher got into character too.

K was so happy when she saw Mommy and Daddy.

Other classrooms dressed up from books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Big Red Barn and the Kindergartners dressed up from the book The Grouchy Ladybug.