Smiling + Laughing

26 Sep

© Photos by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

I’m really starting to communicate!  For the past week or so I have been starting to laugh and smile as a reaction to my surroundings. (…not just as an involuntary reaction to passing gas!)  If you thought I was cute before, wait til you see my grin and hear my giggle!  I am even MORE irresistible!!!

In these photos and in the video below, I am reacting to a toy that Lola and Lolo gave me during their last visit.  (Mama had put it away in one of her cleaning frenzies and discovered it today during her latest cleaning frenzy and so I’m just now seeing this musical monkey for the first time.  When you press on its belly, it plays “Twinkle, Twinkle” and its cheeks light up red.)  I think it’s HILARIOUS!  When you watch the video wait for 1:23.  That’s when I really start to “talk” about how much I like my new toy!

Other things that make me smile:

  • seeing Mama or Papa’s face
  • eating!
  • hanging out with Uncle Danny and Tita Ging
  • hanging out with Auntie Sarah

4 Responses to “Smiling + Laughing”

  1. Tita Ging September 26, 2010 at 9:55 PM #

    Cedro cute. Monkey scary.

    • Ardith September 26, 2010 at 10:25 PM #

      don’t hate! the monkey is CUTE! 😀

  2. Gloria Ibanez September 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM #

    It’s obvious that lola’s musical monkey gift (hand-carried all the way from folsom)is well-liked by baby C-M. All it takes is to watch the above U-tube!

    If you like your first toy, you ain’t seeing – nothing yet!

    Incidentally, lola’s maiden name is Jacinto (not Ibanez, married name)…

    Thank God for Cedro for coming to our life!!!

    Love, Lola (& Lolo)

    • Cedro September 29, 2010 at 1:39 AM #


      thanks for your comment on my blog post! looking forward to seeing you on friday!!!


      ps: I know lola’s maiden name is Jacinto, but MY mom’s maiden name is Ibanez. I know sometimes it sounds like she’s the one writing my blog posts, but it’s really me!

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