Friday, November 27, 2009

3 months...already?

Wow! I can't believe my baby girl is already 3 months old- where has the time gone? She's gotten so big already (23.5" and 12 1/2 lbs). She has grown 3" and gained about 4lbs since she was born- big girl! She's gotten much more "vocal" is super smiley and happy and loves to play in her exersaucer, swing in her swing, and have tummy time. She is perfectly content to sit in your lap and be part of the conversation. She has found her thumb and has definitely become a thumb sucker- she sucks on her left thumb and holds her right ear with her other hand. It's quite cute (and an easy symbol of "I'm tired"). Here are her 1, 2, and 3 month pics. Personally, I think she just gets cuter and cuter! Watch out boys!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bzzzing on By...

Halloween isn't really a holiday celebrated here in Japan. They don't really grow pumpkins, have pumpkin patches, dress up or trick-or-treat. They do ship over a few pumpkins for us crazy Americans here on base. So, before we left I bought one, hollowed it out and took a few pictures of "my punkin".

We spent Halloween in Florida this year. We wanted to dress Mallory up like Godzilla (living in Japan and all), but there are no infant Godzilla costumes to be found. So, the last minute 75% off bumblebee costume from the BX had to do. It was cute though. I mean, look at the little girl in it- how could it not be cute? It was just a big sack basically, which worked out nice, as a cold front came thru Halloween night and it was kinda chilly. Kept her warm and toasty while looking quite adorable.

We also took her to a pumpkin patch while in the states. They don't have those in Japan, so it was fun to get to take her to one and take some pictures. Of course, we didn't go until Halloween day, so the pumpkins were a little scarce and left a bit to be desired by then. That's ok- we got the general idea, and it isn't like she knew where she was or what she was doing anyway. The joy of having a little one I guess.

Watch out or she will "sting" you with her killer slobbery tongue!
We spent Halloween night trick-or-treating on base with some friends that are stationed at Hurlburt Field. It was fun. They have 2 kiddos- a 4 year old little GI Joe (Jonathan), and a 1 1/2 year old ladybug (Mary). She was quite cute with Mal the bumblebee. We joked that Jonathan should have been an exterminator.

It was a fun way to spend Mallory's very first holiday. I'm already soooo looking forward to the rest of the holiday season with her. We are spending Thanksgiving in Japan this year and celebrating with about 6 other families here, who have become like our family over here. For Christmas and New Year's we get to be back in the states with family, and I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!

Our Family Vacation to Florida

We just got back from our first family vacation and airplane ride. Brett had a class he had to attend for work at Hurlburt Field in Florida, so Mallory and I joined him and made it into a 2 week family vacation. We had a great time shopping, laying on the beach, eating American food, and just spending time together. Here's a few pictures to document our great trip and Mallory's very first plane ride and trip to the USA.
This is how Mallory rode on the plane from Narita (Tokyo) to Dallas. This bassinet clips into the bulkhead wall, so you don't have to hold her for the entire 13 hours. Bliss.
Mallory asleep in the bassinet.
Mallory's very first trip to the beach.

Chillin' in the hotel room, watching some tv. Note the Route 44 Sonic cup- we miss Sonic in Japan.

My new sleep position- one finger in my mouth, the other in my ear.
So stinkin' cute, and drooly!

Such a diva.

Hello there cutie! (Both of them!)

The boardwalk in Destin, FL
We ate dinner on the boardwalk. It was calm and relaxing, as you can see. Mallory throughly enjoyed it.

My shirt says I'm a "super star", and well, I am of course!
Feeding the birds on the pier
Visiting with some close, family friends
Hanging with Mommy in the hotel

My Daddy is so fun!

We stayed at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. This is the pool that backed up right into our room. Inside the cave was a swim-up bar (but it was off season in October, so no drinks for us- in the pool anyway).

Our family beach picture.
Mommy and Mal on the beach
Our little sunbather. Such a diva at 2 months.

Leaving her mark on the beach :)
Daddy and daugher time
Check out my cool sunhat. Keeps the sun off my face and neck. Also hides my face in all the pictures.
Laying on the beach is hard work- it's time for a nap!

Trying to keep the sun off our little diva. Since we didn't have an umbrella or anything, the next best thing was pulling out all the contents of the diaper bag.
My shirt says "Could I be any cuter". The answer is, of course, NO!
What is this stuff on the ground? Sand? What is that??

Brett + Kim = Mallory 2009