Archive | July, 2014

Thank You, Lola + Lolo!

22 Jul

Early celebration for both Lola and Lolo's birthdays with all the grandkids — Cedro (3 yrs), Quincy (1 yr) and Draelen (1 wk)

Sunday, 20 July 2014 // Early celebration for both Lola and Lolo’s birthdays with all the grandkids — Cedro (3 yrs), Quincy (1 yr) and Draelen (1 wk) [Photo by Arlene Yoo]

Dear Lola + Lolo,

Thanks for flying down to help us with the daily cooking, cleaning, dish washing, laundry, sewing, mending, diaper changes, lullabies, burping and baths for the past 2 weeks! I know it was a HUGE help to Mama and Papa to have such deluxe 24-7 child care service. And thanks for being patient with me even though I was acting up and being so territorial with Baby Drae. You know I love you very much and that you’ll always be on my best friend list!

Love Always,

I Am Officially a Kuya (aka Big Brother)

13 Jul

Cedro with Draelen

ABCD Nishii is complete! Here I am with Draelen-Harue Ibañez Nishii — born Sunday, 7/13/14 at 12:24pm (8lbs 2oz, 20.5in long).

Mama and Papa wanted my little sister’s name to be inspired by their own little sisters’ names:

Draelen = [DRAY-len] = the letter D + letters of “Arlene” = Tita Ging’s name
Harue = [HA-roo-eh] = smart + sensitive, derived from Tita Lisa’s Japanese name

I wonder if Mama and Papa will start a new blog about Baby D?  There are already a lot of interesting stories about her and her birth.  I love her so much!  Stay tuned!…


Why Mama Hasn’t Blogged in a While

10 Jul
Me and Mama — Pregnant with Baby D

12 June 2014 — Me posing with Mama, preggers with Baby D

Mama feels bad that she hasn’t really documented her pregnancy with Baby D and now we are only one day away from Baby D’s due date! I’m not going to complain. I’ve had a lot of quality time with Mama all to myself! But I’m ready to be a kuya (big brother).

Mama was sure that my new sis was coming on Sunday, so she had Lola fly down early. In the end, Baby D was giving us all time to be ready FOR REAL. Mama was able to finish a project at work and Papa finally ordered our new fridge today. (The freezer died.) And Lolo just arrived this afternoon.

We’ll see if she comes a little early today on Lola and Lolo’s 43rd wedding anniversary (and Tita Cori’s bday!) or if she comes on time tomorrow or if she arrives late as the rest of us Ibanez-Nishiis are prone to do! Stay tuned!