Archive | June, 2011

Drums Are My Life!

29 Jun
© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

"Flower Bib Drummer" // borrowing Ate Surina's bib + drum... 5 June 2011 // Roseville, CA

I’ve been into sound and music all my life!  Being in Chicago has made my love of drumming grow even more!  Mama and I go on walks and run into performers everywhere.  I’m so inspired!  So, every day I practice my drumming.  Check out my video of one of my rehearsal sessions.

Chicago Reunion with Tita Ging

23 Jun
© Photo by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

23 June 2011 // Chicago, IL

Coincidentally, Tita Ging is in town, too! YAYYYYY! I’m so happy to be surrounded by so many family members!

Chicago Reunion w/ Grandpa + Grandma

22 Jun
© Photos by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

22 June 2011 // Chicago, IL

Enjoying time with Grandpa and Grandma.  They originally were just going to pass through Chicago for a few hours and then it turned into two nights because of Amtrak cancelling trains due to flooding on the way here from Seattle.  I’ll get to see them again in 3 weeks after they bike from St. Louis!

Happy Father’s Day, Papa!

19 Jun
© Photos by Ardith Ibañez Nishii

tender moments with my Papa // June 2011 // Chicago, IL

Today is my Papa’s first Father’s Day!  I think he’s been doing a great job taking care of me AND Mama!  I love you, Papa!


Birthday Wishes Fulfilled!

17 Jun

Photo by TK Photography taken at Little Beans Cafe // 12 June 2011 // Chicago, IL

Had a great day today full of my favorite things and favorite people — my baby boy and my husband!  Thanks to everyone for your warm wishes for me — your calls, your texts, your cards and surprise packages!  Feeling very blessed and loved.  Thank you!


13 Jun
© Photo by Brian Nishii

A. Montgomery Ward Park (Erie Park) // Chicago, IL

I have been standing for a few seconds here and there without holding on to anything since I arrived in Chicago, but this is the first time, it was captured on camera!  Here I am at A. Montgomery Ward Park (Erie Park) overlooking the Chicago River near our Chicago apartment.

Riding Chicago Bus w/ Mama

12 Jun

Riding Chicago Bus w/ Mama, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Headed to special brunch event at Little Beans Cafe so Mama + I can play and make something special for Papa for Father’s Day… Oh and I’m sure Mama wanted to go to score some freebies, too!