Saturday, October 25, 2008

Input . . .

 . . .that has been little bit's favorite word this weekend.  Friday night we attended our first football game at Santa Margarita.  I was surprised at how much fun it was - and how nostalgic I felt - especially since the school colors are the same as mine were at PHS.  Everything seemed familiar, the stadium, the stands full of parents and kids and students.  Even the cheerleaders and the dance team reminded me of days long past.  It was a strange nostalgia though, for a candy coated past that never really existed - I honestly don't have any specific memories of football games, and I certainly wouldn't choose to go back to high school for any amount of money - but it was a good nostalgia nonetheless, and it was nice to find ourselves part of a small community in big ole Orange County.  

Unfortunately, we didn't have the camera, but little bit was in heaven!  She watched with delight each time the cheerleaders climbed on each others shoulders and she clapped her hands and yelled OOHH right along with them.  She was also completely enamored with the band . . .the funny hats and shinny instruments . . .and she was thrilled to be somewhere she could scream and scream and never be told to shh!  Such fun!

SO . . .Today we went to the pumpkin patch at Irvine park.  Again, more input for the little bit who, in our humble opinion, was the cutest pumpkin in that patch.  Her Padrinos Keith and Carly came along with us and a good time was had by all.  We checked out all the pumpkins and hay - hay everywhere.  Us old folks had Icee's for the first time in years and our little bit played in the dirt.  

Since it was such a long yet beautiful day, and since I am about to fall asleep on the keyboard, I will leave you with a slideshow:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sad sad song

Ok - It was practically demanded that I post another video.  We just took this one Monday night when little bit was being so funny singing songs with mommy.  She was having a great time until we got to this song.  You'll see she likes the first part, then . . .too sad, too sad. 

We have no idea why she suddenly couldn't bear to hear the song.  She used giggle when I got to the "roll over" part.  Aunt Sissy wants to psycho analyze it with her prof so we will wait and see what the head shrinkers think.  I find it funny that Francisco claims to object to the whole thing and then keeps it going long after I tried to stop.  But don't worry Nana, we will not continue to torture little bit.  I actually get a little teary eyed each time I see her make the face.  I find that  astounding but it happens nonetheless.  Having a child certainly teaches one things about onesself . . .  

In the future we will focus on the many other songs she likes to sing!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our 6 month old Angel

Well, it's been a few weeks since my last post, but in my defense, we have been very BUSY!  Little bit is now six months and two weeks old - we can hardly believe it!  She is changing so much every day and becoming such a little personality.  She loves to hear her own voice and "sings" at the top of her lungs, especially in fun places with acoustics like DSW or Church or any restaurant . . .you get the idea.  Luckily, she charms everyone we meet when we are out, so we haven't had to hide our faces yet!

It is fun to see her interact with other kids, especially her cousin Jordan, who is very shy and though she talks non-stop (typical 4 year old) she is quiet - I guess you would call it softspoken.  When Isa sees her, she screams and kicks and gets so excited - Jordan doesn't know how to react.  At first she would look at me like, "WHAT is she doing?" but now she has taken to saying - "I think she REALLY likes me!" which I find adorable every time!  She has never forgotten the puke on the hand incident though, so she remains very wary of holding her, and she will share her toys but if it looks like Isa is about to put something in her mouth, Jordan is quick to snatch it back.  Sunday she said very matter of fact, "baby Herla (Jordan's nick-name for little bit) can play with my Jasmine doll but she can't suck on her because sometimes she throws up and it would get in Jasmine's hair and that might make me mad.  When she grows up I will play with her some more because then she wont throw up."  Sounds reasonable to me!

Little bit is actually doing much better with the spitting up problem since she is now eating solids 3 times a day.  I do find it funny that we call them solids, when they are pretty much just mush.  Isa likes green mush the best, and she is finding a taste for chicken mush, slowly but surely.  She still isn't thrilled with the fruit mush, too tangy, though she does like fresh fruit. We tried cheese just the other day, and she loved it, making mommy so proud!  She also had some tofu at our Sushi place on Saturday, and she liked that too.  Really she just loves to eat whatever we are eating.  She definitely wants to be a big girl! 

I am starting to realize that she isn't going to be little much longer, so I spend a few extra minutes holding her, especially when she is asleep, cuddling her and smelling her cute baby smell.  She is such a perfect angel when she sleeps, it's almost too much . . .

My baby girl.