I finally was able to celebrate my birthday this year. Last year was a little chaos and we couldn’t celebrate so I was super happy to do this with my beloved family. Your papa took me a date at the nice French restaurant in Beverly Hills on the Saturday night, and you guys took me to the restaurant in Venice where I wanted to go for a long time on my actual birthday. Their food was super awesome and that made me so happy. I don’t need to receive any gift. Just taking me to a yummy place, that’s all I need. Haha
And after the lunch, we stopped by a park in Santa Monica and it was such a perfect day to get wet (even though it was in November!). When I see your excited smile, that makes me happy so I was happy that we were able to do that with your papa.
Thank you you two to make me feel so special and made my day. ❤️
Parents I know from mommy and me class at Pump Station Santa Monica invited us for May and June Baby Birthday party at Douglas Park on Memorial Day. I was looking forward to seeing every moms and their babies how they are now. I expected to see those babies are already walking but they were still at crawling stage although every babies are different. I still thought if Luca meets other babies, he would get excited and play with them.
When I put Luca in the babies’ circle, it was completely different from my expectations. Luca took a glance at babies and just walked away. 1 year old babies don’t really play each other? Or it’s just Luca that he thought it wasn’t his crowd? I am not sure but he didn’t seem to be interested. As you can see at the 1st pic, he didn’t want to be in a circle. Lol Oh well, he got some free spirits, I guess. That’s ok too.
I was just happy that I got to see other moms and catch up a little. Some of the moms who has a boy goes through same thing as I do: boy throwing a tantrum, being aggressive when he is upset… When I see his anger, I tend to think, is it my fault? Did I or Papa show our anger at some point and he learned from us? The moms think same way as I do and I was glad to share that thought. I wasn’t alone I thought.
Solid food: spinach, green peas, green beans, carrots + apple, potatoes, oat meals, rice, butternut squash, pumpkin, turkey (dislike), fish (hate! ), tomatoes, red peppers. You can eat a lot of food now!
Yesterday was your papa’s birthday. I wanted to treat him in many ways so I took you guys to Amandine Cafe for breakfast, the Side Car for yummy donuts (and just ok coffee), and Sonoritas Prime Taco for lunch. Your papa wanted to go out for dinner also but we just couldn’t find a place where we wanted to eat so we stayed home. We reached to the age that we don’t want any materials because we have enough. We only care for experiences, new experiences so then we keep expanding our world (most likely it’s me though. Lol). Small or big, it doesn’t matter. Experience is experience. 😊
Papa and I are trying to expand your world too. We took you to another swing at the another park close by the Side Car, AND took you to the Santa Monica Beach! I know it was cold but it was such a fine weather. Your papa said “let’s go to the beach!”spontaneously. I was super excited and surprised because he doesn’t say “let’s do this”, “let’s do that” much. So I had to take this opportunity!
The air was crisp and fresh, and the sun light was warm. The smell of the ocean brings me back to the memory of my childhood. The city I grew up is called Kamakura aka Little Kyoto and it is a big beach town as well as historical. I love the sound of wave, love the smell of salty ocean, love to feel the fresh air.
Anyway, your Papa wanted you to touch and feel the water for the first time. As a result… Too cold and you cried. Of course. Next time when we come back to the beach, we will make sure it will be a warmer weather. 😄
Today was my birthday. Your papa was planning to celebrate for me but unfortunately he got sick, a stomach pain. He was having a fever and chills so we had to stay home. We were planning to take you to your God mother’s house and ask her to watch you for a few hours but since your papa didn’t feel so good, you ended up spending a time with me more. 😄
At the beginning, I thought I was unfortunate not to be able to celebrate on my birthday however when I turn my mind around, I got to spend more time with you on my birthday so I should feel lucky.
Instead of going a restaurant or shopping, I just took myself out to a nail salon and did my pedicure. That was my day.
Btw, your papa gave me a diamond ring candle as a birthday gift. The candle is supposed to contain a ring with a special code. When you enter the code, you find out if you might won a $100, $1000, or $5000 ring. I thought this was like a lottery ticket. Your papa bought me a dream. And the result was… I didn’t win anything. Whaa whaaa. Lol My dream just popped… 😕
Seems like he is still sick. I don’t think we are going out after all. I’ve never had one birthday not celebrating. I feel really sad. Can I turn my mind around and think positive? Probably. I hope he will get better and he can eat what he wants.
You grow so fast. I thought you are just born like yesterday but it has been already 6 months. I enjoy this ride of new life with you and also find a joy to witness every single milestones you are stepping on. You can crawl now, you can grab things now, you can grab pacifier and put it on in your mouth now, you eat solid food now, you can sit by yourself occasionally now… You can do so many things!!
And I love you throw your arms at me and ask me to hold you when I come back home from work. Whatever I go through the day at work, good and bad, I can leave that at work and enjoy the two hours before you go to bed.
You are such a happy baby. You always have a great smile that makes my day and night. I love you very much. ❤️❤️❤️