My mom and I had a chill-out day on Friday. We ate spinach pie, hung out, and had a few chats. My mom also spent some time in the lovely little backyard, because she likes to smoke and check out the nature. I'm glad she didn't get stung by any of those really scary-looking bees. We have some pretty intimidating creatures in Florida, but we're not used to the California ones.
|I'm chillin' on the picnic bench.|
Saturday we got my sister and her family to come to us instead of going to them! I did some editing in the morning and they came over in the evening, where I made breakfast for dinner (scrambled eggs and biscuits, plus fruit). My sister gave Baby Ash his usual dinner, as well as making sure her husband got to eat. Haha. :D
The baby accepted a pacifier for the first time! It's nice when he just needs to suck and his mommy doesn't have to feed him all the time. :) We also talked about the Japanese spelling of the baby's name. (Clearly he's a product of parents from opposite sides of the globe and they want him to learn both languages and feel comfortable in both cultures, so they gave him both an English name and a Japanese name.) His first name, Ash, is written アッシュ in katakana, and his first middle name, Aoba, is written 蒼葉 in kanji. He has a second middle name and obviously a last name too, but I'm not putting full names on the Internet because well you know. Badness!
I wonder if there are any awesome English children's books I can send for when he's older that also have Japanese versions? Several places I've seen have said bilingual children benefit from having two versions of the same book.
|You've got a lot of stuff to learn, li'l baby!|
|It's so funny how he looks at her like she's being so silly and weird.|
|"Is that a joke? I don't get it!"|
And we just chilled for a while at the apartment after that. The baby is such a cutie. He has no idea why he's such a big deal, and sometimes he just looks at you like "What?"
|I love when he gets the forehead wrinkles.|
|Return trip plane selfie! I like plane selfies.|