Wednesday, September 29, 2010

evening walk

Lately I have been walking over to the mall near our house with Harper and Jonah in the evenings to get out of the house.  If Tom isn't busy he will walk over and say hi, and sometimes he will even walk home with us. Today was one of those days, and it was a lovely evening.  To the east we saw a lovely rainbow over a very tiny Hollywood sign.
And to the west we saw a beautiful sky and the LA temple. 
Tom and Harper (who had just woken up after falling asleep in the stroller).
And Jonah, who loves to go on walks.

Also, Harper has recently started doing something funny after her nap.  When she wakes up, I go to her room she will say, "Only color in coloring book," and then she walks to some item in her room that she has colored on and says, "Oh no, messy!"  Luckily, they are washable crayons and Harper is happy to clean up the mess herself with a damp washcloth.  While she was cleaning off Jonah's bumbo seat today, which she had colored with an orange crayon, she kept saying, "No, no, no color on bumbo."  It was hard not to laugh.  I keep her crayons too high for her to reach and I have searched her room to make sure they are all put away, so I have no idea where she keeps finding crayons.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I took this screenshot on my phone earlier today:
We were at Costco this morning and Harper kept saying, "Mommy, it's too hot."  I agree.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

3 Months, 29 Months

Jonah is 3 months old. 

  • He loves to sit up and look around.  He has recently started to lift his head like he is trying to sit up when he laying down.
  • He really responds to music.  As soon as music comes on or we sing to him, he calms down.  Harper did the same thing.
  • He has regressed with his sleeping habits.  The last two nights he has woken up every 3 hours.  Boo.
  • He "talks" all of the time.  He will make cooing noises for 20 or 30 minutes at a time for no apparent reason.
  • He loves taking baths.
  • He drools a lot.
  • He likes to hold onto things, and is starting to enjoy holding onto toys and putting them in his mouth. 
  • He likes to hold his hands together, kind of like he's praying.  It's cute.

Harper will be 29 months in a few days.

  • One of my favorite things is when Harper spills or drops something, she will say, "Oh no, what happened?"  It is very cute.
  • Recently Harper has decided that her dolls need to have "tummy times" every day.  
  • She loves to say hi to everyone.  We walk over to the mall by our house a few times a week to walk around, and Harper says hi to pretty much everyone we pass.
  • She does this really funny timid walk when she is being shy.  She will just take these really tiny, bouncy steps until she is more comfortable.
  • She is pretty good with her ABCs, counting to 10, and most colors.  Though sometimes she thinks it's funny to say that everything is pink.
  • We recently got Harper to start eating cereal for breakfast.  I know that it's kind of strange that she hasn't eaten it before, but we have never been able to get her to taste it.  Lately she has been having honey nut cheerios with almond milk for breakfast.  
  • When Jonah is crying, Harper will say, "Oh no, Baby Jonah is crying.  Be happy baby." 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy kids

We love how quickly Jonah goes from this:
to this:
He loves being talked to, putting things in his mouth, and holding on tight to toys.  He even started laughing last week and he has the cutest little giggle you've ever heard. 

We've been having a little bit of trouble with Harper hitting Jonah when she wants attention, but other than that she loves him and is always very concerned with where he is and making sure he has lots of toys to play with. 

On Sunday we went to the baby blessing for our friends Sean and Rachel's little boy Dean, who is about a month younger than Jonah. 
Right before we left for church Tom got an email from work and had to stay home :(  The blessing was beautiful and Dean is adorable.  I won't go into details, but Harper and Jonah were both a handful and I'm pretty sure no one in the singles ward is going to ever want to have children, so we spent the rest of Sacrament meeting playing in the nursery.  But here we are before church.  We have the cutest kids in the whole world!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Visit from Kara

This past weekend my sister Kara came for a visit.  None of my siblings have ever visited me until my two youngest sisters came for Jonah's blessing and Kara came this week.  We have really been enjoying having visitors. 

While she was here Kara turned 24.  To celebrate, we hit up Sprinkles . . .
Where we waited in line.
And ate breakfast at the Griddle Cafe . . .
Where we also waited in line.
And enjoyed some oreo pancakes.

Harper is a big fan of Aunt Kara.

We went to the beach where Harper and Kara (well, mostly Kara) went for a jog.
We went downtown.  Here is Harper hugging some pink fabric.
We got together with my cousin Anisa and did some shopping.  Anisa is a pharmacist at Cedars Sinai and has lived in LA for the last couple of years, but I am a bad cousin and this is the first time I've seen her.
Kara and I ate dinner at Pink Taco (without any kids).
And then today did some more shopping before we had to take Kara to the airport.  Harper has been asking for "Aunt Kaya" all afternoon.  Thanks for visiting Kara, we had lots of fun!

Our BIG Baby

On Friday we took Jonah in for his (slightly late) 2 month checkup.  He weighed in at 15 pounds 5 ounces and was 26 inches long.  The doctor said that makes him in the 94th percentile for weight and "well above" the 95th percentile for height.  For comparison, Harper weighed 15 pounds when she was 5 months old and was 26 inches long at 6 months old.

Jonah continues to be a very smiley, sweet baby and has even slept through the night two times.