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The morning routine these days

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4:30 am: Mrs Bean tries to convince Kai to sleep a little more.

5:30 am: Kai gestures that she wants something to eat.  She will often sit on one of our heads.

5:45: I take Kai to the bathroom, then we head to the kitchen.  She’ll head to the fridge, pull on the door then look at me and say “Open!”

5:45 onwards: munch munch munch.  “Mawr!” (more), “Jee-issh” (cheese), “deblabla” (strawberry).


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April 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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Bean and Cheese Tacos

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Our little bean loves bean and cheese tacos.  I made a bunch and froze them and today when Kai saw a picture of herself eating tacos, she asked for tacos (pointing at the picture, then gesturing to her mouth).  Look at how happy she is!  When we go to the local coffeehouse or the farmers market, we’ll usually get her a bean and cheese taco – I have a feeling tacos are going to be a staple in our future.

She also likes salsa – she’ll dip a finger in and taste it and then keep dipping and tasting.  She seems to like tomatillo and mole type salsas best.

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February 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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I like to eat

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Table full of food

Chicken pot pie


Watermelon. Must have a piece in each hand...

Pear - I prefer the cores.



My foot

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January 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm

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Friday the 13th

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It’s Friday the 13th and Kai is 9 months old today!  We saw the doctor today and everything is still fine.  She’s now 28″ long and 16lb 2oz.  She’s a tall and skinny baby!

Alot has happened since I last posted…or seems to have happened.  Lack of sleep has made time whiz by.


She’s eating many more things now.  We were in SF and she loved the fresh peaches, red pepper and avocado from the farmers market.  She has had toasted Os, baby corn and lots of other fruits and veggies.  We try to offer her something from our plates when we eat dinner together.  She loves trying new things and has also learned to clamp her mouth shut and shake her head in a very emphatic NO when she doesn’t want anything to eat.


Tooth #2 has made its appearance!  All the better to scrape yummy bits off of pear slices!


Oh boy.  She can crawl pretty quickly now and loves to pull things off shelves.  She’s on the verge of mastering standing…hopefully she won’t be walking too soon!  Mrs Bean also caught her climbing up a step the other day.   She has become a master of crawling over obstacles (stuffed toys, mommies) and likes to head to the window if she can so she can peek outside.

Traveling to meet family (and to mimic them)

We went to SF for a long weekend, and Kai really enjoyed hanging out with her aunties and her mimi.  Little Auntie F (she’s 13) got her to start mimicking her saying “AH-choo!” – Kai’s comes out more like “ah-foo!”.   Crazy Aunt Momo (the circus aunt) had her sticking out her tongue.  So cute!

I can stick out my tongue, can you?

We went to the Golden Gate Park, to the Conservatory of Flowers and to the very cool Koret childrens quarter – Kai really enjoyed looking at all the flowers and being amongst little kids.  It’s pretty ‘cold’ there this summer, so we packed her winter hat – she doesn’t quite fit in it yet.

Maybe this hat will fit me in December...


Kai loves music.  When a song comes on with a good beat or a certain class of guitar riff, she’ll start bopping away.  We took her to a kids concert at a local coffeehouse, and she loved being there with all the jumping kids and the music.  It’s free and happens every week with different artists so we’ll probably be going fairly regularly.

And…ukelele!  I ordered a ukelele and Kai loves watching me play (I only know ‘row row row your boat’ so far) and likes to whack it and pluck at the strings.  This is exciting for me because I get to learn to play an instrument while entertaining the baby.

Wow.  It’s wonderful watching Kai learn about the world and the different ways of interacting with things in the world.  I’m constantly surprised at all how things can come together in a baby’s mind.  Humans are pretty amazing!

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August 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Eating dirt

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I’m posting this from the wordpress app on my iPhone! I finally joined the masses and got a smartphone.

Kai has been crawling like crazy this past week and she’s started poking her curious little hands everywhere – you really can’t leave her alone anymore. She’s had a couple big wail-inducing falls…learning experiences, right? 🙂

As you can see from the photos, she eats dirt (well, not too much). Sometimes she’ll cough a little, but I think she likes the texture, it’s very different from the avocado and red peppers she usually munches on at home.

Let me sample from this corner of the playscape...

Yup, mighty tasty

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July 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm


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July 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Roll roll roll

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Kai still doesn’t have teeth!  I wonder how long those bumps will be there…the suspense!  🙂

These days, Kai’s thing is to roll back and forth.  Sometimes she’ll perform a slight rotation, so she can cover additional parts of the floor or bed.  She’s meandered under sofas, to the edge of the bed and can manage to roll over in both directions pretty well now.  She hasn’t figured out how to sit up, or pull up but she loves being on her feet, too, and can stand/balance upright for a few moments before grasping our hands.

Ahh…I suppose we should savor these last few days or weeks of having a relatively immobile child.   At the same time, she is so incredibly frustrated – she wants to crawl and move around so badly, but hasn’t gotten the hang of it just yet.  Today, I walked into the bedroom after hearing her cry out in the bedroom – she was on all fours, trying to figure out what to do!

In other news, she’s really liking solid foods.  She’s ingested avocado, grapes, sweet potato and bananas.  She’s chomped on red and yellow pepper and asparagus.  When she sits in her high chair, she’ll bounce up and down when we give her food – it’s incredibly cute.

Avocado moustache

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June 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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