This past weekend Ollie & I made the trek up to San Jose to celebrate with Cindy at her bridal shower. After so many years of dating, then being engaged, I can’t believe her wedding day is almost upon us. If you don’t know, Cindy is my college roommate of four years, my Chinese “twin,” one of my best friends! I can’t wait to see her as a wife & homemaker. So excited for you, chingoo-yah!

Here are some pictures I snagged from her shower. It was a stripey summer brunch theme & so much fun to put together. My parents let us use their backyard (their pride & joy), which worked out really well. Thanks, moms & pops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exactly one month to go! :)))

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Alphabet Picnic Party.

July 12, 2012

I had been meaning to post his 12 month update, but time got away from me, and now he will be 13 months this weekend. So, instead of doing that, here are some notables about our little Ollie right now:

-I finally weaned him off of baby food onto all table foods right after his one year appointment. It was so daunting for me, but after I did it, I wondered why I hadn’t done it earlier. I have been cycling through some very simple meals & always looking for more ideas of easy, balanced, hearty and tasty meals for the little one. If you have any good ones, holler at me!
-We also officially said bye bye to the bottle this week. Something about him just being on three meals a day & drinking regular milk out of a cup just makes him seem so old. It is crazy how many changes there are in their diets throughout that first year. So hard to keep up with all the changes.
-I also made the executive decision to switch him to one nap, the first day of the switch being his party day! It was chaos. It’s been a few weeks now & he is slowly adjusting. Some days are awesome; some days, not so much. Overall he is doing much better than I expected, but it’s still hard to deal with his overall crankiness through the transition (though I think half of that may be because he’s getting his molars right now).
-It’s crazy, but it’s like right after he turned one, he turned into a little toddler with all kinds of demands and strong opinions. He throws mini-tantrums when I take away his favorite toys (which are all oddly small pieces of something: a puzzle, nesting blocks, stacking rings) or refuse to read him a book for the 10th time in a row. What happened to my super-chill baby???
-But, the other side of the coin is, he has just become so super duper affectionate. He will frequently just come up to me and lay his head on my lap or on my belly. Or climb my legs and bury his head between my legs. Or nestle his head deep into my neck. It is so sweet; I absolutely love it.

Now, onto pictures of the party. Thanks to Christine for taking these shots for us–we love them!

*Footnote: We think it’s hilarious how he looks so stoic/serious in all these pictures. That’s his public face. He only brings out the smiles at home. Takes after papa. Or is it mama?