Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In keeping with our literary and cultural ambitions for Mayumi, Nate and I continue to read to her several times daily. I just picked up a new book called "The Best Friends Book" for her yesterday at a cute little book shop in Adams Morgan (D.C.), next to The Shawarma King (1600s block Columbia Road, but although the company of good friends was enjoyable, the food wasn't outstanding...I make far better shawarmas).
Although we hope she'll be an avid reader, Mayumi currently demonstrates the most interest in playing. Especially if it means she can poke, wiggle, giggle, or munch (with her new teeth). Here she is incorporating several of her favorite pasttimes:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
We promise she's feeling better, in spite of how strung-out she looks in this photo:
Actually, we took this picture at a popular 'dive' on the main drag of our town. We decided to check it out and have confirmed that it lives up to its reputation: absolutely and wretchedly disgusting.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Mayumi is easy entertained. Don't get me wrong; she is just as easily dismayed, discouraged, and...yes, devastated. But when she laughes, it is memorable.
Baby Yumi still cannot crawl, and so relies heavily upon whatever items we put on front of her for entertainment (I know, if we didn't put anything in front of her she might go seek it and THEN start to crawl). I keep a couple of baskets full of random things (the more un-toylike, the better) with which she can play.