Archive | March, 2011

Hangin’ with Tita DeeDee

31 Mar


Hangin’ with Tita DeeDee, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

While Mama + Papa work today, I get to hang w/ my Tita DeeDee!!! She’s so cool! I know I’m going to have so much fun.

ABC 1st Time Together in NYC!

30 Mar


ABC 1st Time Together in NYC!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Beautiful day together while Mama + Papa prep for work tomorrow. They’ll be shooting the Mally Beauty event at Henri Bendel’s.

Start spreadin’ the news…!

29 Mar


Start spreadin’ the news…!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Just landed in New York, NY! We’re here for Auntie Heather’s 40th birthday and a Mally Beauty event at Henri Bendel’s. PLUS, I finally get to visit the Big Apple — where Mama + Papa first met!

Reunited w/ O-Papa + Obaachama!

19 Mar
© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

It's always good to see Obaachama + O-Papa! (I always put my fist in my mouth when I'm happy/excited.)

O-Papa and Obaachama arrived today!  It’s rough in Japan right now in the wake of the 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunami from last week, not to mention the threat of a nuclear meltdown.  Of course, we were all relieved when my O-Papa and Obaachama were able to get tickets out of Japan.  They’ll be in the states for a short visit until things get sorted out.

Hate to brag, but I think I’m doing an excellent job making O-Papa and Obaachama feel better!  Needless to say, they’ve been under a lot of stress since these disasters hit…  I just give them smiles, giggles and kisses and shower them with my cuteness and they’re happy!  It’s so easy!

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

I gave O-Papa a BIG unsolicited good-night kiss!

Reunited w/ Grandpa + Grandma!

18 Mar

Reunited w/ Grandpa + Grandma!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

My Seattle grandparents are in town again for a visit. I recognized them immediately! We’re having a great time!!!

1/32 Irish!!!

17 Mar


1/32 Irish!!!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

I’m part Irish! Today I’m wishing all the luck of the Irish to my Japanese side of the family!!! Happy Green Day! (PS: Thank you, Lola + Lolo, for my St. Patty’s shirt + card!)

Hanging with Tita Lisa in LA

14 Mar

Hanging with Tita Lisa in LA, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Trying to help Tita Lisa find an apartment near us!

Watching Japanese News re Earthquake + Tsunami

11 Mar


Watching Japanese News re Earthquake + Tsunami, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Thankfully our family in Tokyo + Sendai are OK!  But the footage of the devastation is incredible…

Thank you to Uncle Brad who texted us last night immediately after a notification from his earthquake iPhone app.

Mason + Cedro Reunion!

6 Mar

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Toy Swap! Mason was very interested in my favorite toy and I was into his --- our wipes!

I’m so happy that I got to hang out today with my buddy, Mason.  (He’s exactly one week older than I am and we were born in the same hospital and delivered by the same doctor!)  We enjoyed a fun morning at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.  The last time we saw each other, we weren’t sitting up yet.  Check us out now!… It turns out that we both have the same favorite toy — our baby wipes!

It’s fun to hang out with a friend just my size and age.  We sure did have a lot to “talk” about with each other.

© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

Mason + his mommy, Auntie Rachel, and Mama + me at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market

7 Months Old Today!

5 Mar


7 Months Old Today!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Despite the fact that I’ve been sick for the first time in my life, I’ve still been in good spirits! I’m still a very happy and playful baby. Whenever I get my hands on a blanket or any of my clothes, I love to cover my face + play peek-a-boo!…  

I have a very healthy appetite and have been eating avocado, sweet potato, sugar snaps, carrots, apples + pears.  I LOVE it when I get to sit in my high chair!  It means it’s time to eat!  I can hold my own spoon and bottle and when I’m not drinking Mama’s milk, I LOVE to drink water or diluted apple juice straight from a regular cup! Forget those sippy cups!…

I am very fast in my walker and I love to jump + swing in my doorway jumper! And wait til you see my worm crawl! I can get around pretty far on the floor.  Plus, I can sit up on the floor for a pretty long period of time without my Bumbo chair…

I love to watch Yo Gabba Gabba, Baby Signing Time, American Idol (but only when the ladies sing), and YouTube videos of really young Japanese kids dancing hip hop!… When my parents carry me to make it look like I’m walking, I move my feet around so much, it looks like I’m tap dancing!  Lately, I’ve been slapping my leg a lot. Maybe I’ll be a drummer?