Getting you to lay down for your afternoon naps is always a challenge..but yesterday you made it quite hilarious.
Me: Aya, it’s time for your nap.
Me: Get your blanket and lets go upstairs for your nap.
Aya: *crying* Nooooo!
Me: Aya, crying is not going to help you, let’s go.
After a little work we finally reach your bedroom and you begin to give me endless excuses as to why you cannot take a nap now.
Me: OK, in to bed Aya.
Aya: No, I need mommy!
Me: Aya, mommy is busy, get in the bed please.
Aya: Um, no, I need a vitamin!
Me: You know you only get one vitamin a day. Please get into your bed.
Aya: I need to take a shower!
Me: Maybe after your nap.
Aya: I have to go potty.
Me: You just went potty – now get in the bed.
This is what you looked like soon after you got into the bed:
You slept for 4 hours!
When I picked up my new glasses from LensCrafters the other day I had no idea that I would be starting a trend. Here you are on a Saturday morning, trying to be like dad, wearing your glasses while watching the iPad.
It’s been some time since I’ve posted something to this blog. I’m sure you can imagine with starting a new job, taking care of a 2 year old, and trying to please a demanding wife (just kidding honey) how busy I’ve been.
I promise though, I’ll start posting more soon.
Yesterday was Ayane’s first day in preschool and I can’t believe it’s that time already. My baby girl is growing fast both mentally and physically..the next thing you know she’ll be telling me she’s getting married.
I’m proud of you Aya, they said you did a really good job on your first day and mommy said you cried when you had to leave. You must have had fun.
Your second Halloween but the first one that you actually went trick or treating. You liked being in your costume and you loved carrying around that little orange bucket for your candy (which you can’t eat by the way), but when it came to going up to each house you had a little problem.
When your mother and I tried to take you to one of the neighbors doors, you screamed and cried and didn’t want to go. However, if there were others kids there you happily trotted on up along with them and snagged your treats. You only made it to a few houses, but overall, I think you enjoyed the night.
Your mother on the other hand was a little disappointed. This was her first time trick or treating as well and she wanted to go to more houses. Maybe next year!
Ayane playing in a (sand) box full of corn at G&M Farms in Livermore, CA.
This past weekend we took you to the Smith Family Farms in Brentwood. You had a great time with the animals and then the music in the barn (wish I would have gotten some video of you dancing to the music).
Here, you’re in the corn maze trying to find your way out with, of course, your parents taking video and pictures, we weren’t helping you much huh. At least we were there to comfort you when you took a little fall after tripping over some corn husks.
As of today lil Aya, the things you like to say most are:
Counting to 10 in Japanese
Counting to 5 in English
“Wan wan!” – one way to say dog in Japanese
and of course singing a long with all of your Japanese children songs.
You’re not even two years old yet and you’re already into technology, just like your dad. To see you sitting there with my iPhone and watch you turn on the music and move from song to song and dance to your favorites…turn on the camera and take a picture of yourself…to know what icon to hit to see the image you just took and to know what the play button is to watch that video I took of you playing with your blocks the other day…it all just amazes me to know end. It also makes me very proud that you’re smart enough to figure this all out. I guess I better start a technology fund for you.