Wishing everybody a wonderful holiday season, full of family, love and laughter! We can’t wait to spend the holiday with our friends and family. See you back here next year!
Maddie has started on two syllable words, her favorite one being “panda” (in addition to “mama” of course ). And just like any other animal word in her vocabulary, whenever she sees a panda she must, of course, stop and exclaim “Panda!”
We were in a Hello Kitty store in SF where she saw three of her favorite things in the world combined: Hello Kitty + panda + in the form of a purse! (Yes, this one started on handbags early…) Here are some other panda favorites we’re hoping appear under the Christmas tree this year!
1. Mini Rodini shirt 2. Jellycat Vintage Panda 3. Mini Rodini reversible sweatshirt 4. Mini Rodini coloring shirt 5. Eric Carle book, 6. Hello Kitty purse 7. Lego panda 8. Mini Rodini tank top
Maddie loves loves to eat. As long as it’s Japanese food. Noodles and rice are her thing (just like mama, just like grandma). There are a few exceptions like yogurt, puffs and string cheese, but mostly this little girl just loves her Japanese restaurants.
• Plain white rice.
• Agedashi tofu.
• Baked blue crab handrolls.
Now that Maddie is mobile, there are very few places that she (and her toys) don’t touch. I am hoping to have at least one “grown up” room in the new house and that will most likely be our office/guest room.
We picked up a simple white shelf from IKEA ($20!) to complement our minimalist One Less Desk. I am liking the clean, all-white look but having trouble applying it to the rest of the room (where our bookcase and bins of office stuff lay on the ground). This might be a work in progress for a little while but for now I at least have one quiet, clean corner.
We were very close to not doing a tree this year. It just didn’t seem to be in the cards for us. First of all curious toddler + string of lights + ornaments sounded like a very bad idea. Then we had a water thing happen 2 weeks ago which forced us to basically move out of the house we just moved into for a week while they replaced the drywall and flooring in 3 rooms. Then we went on a weekend trip to San Francisco. That basically left us at home, settled in for one weekend before Christmas.
And today I decided that’s more than enough! Maddie must have a tree the weekend before Christmas! So we hopped over to a local tree lot and let Maddie choose her tree. Little miss busybody touched every branch and even squatted in front of the trees (trying to look under) and then we brought home our very own Maddie-sized tree. She fluffed the branches a little bit and then mommy and daddy folded origami ornaments (toddler-friendly!) after she went to sleep.