Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things on my face

Moi: Bryce unde e gurita?
He sticks his tongue out. :)
Moi: Bryce unde e nasucul?
He puts his finger in his nostril. :)
Moi: Bryce unde sunt ochisorii?
He pokes his eyes with his finger.:)

The ghost game

I don't know if other kids are playing it or if Bryce invented it but he loves it.
The game is like this:
He takes the blanket from his crib and puts it over his head and then is wondering in the house as if he is a ghost. And we're pretending we don't see him and ask where he is until finally we stumble upon him. Lots of fun!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

15 months check-up

Wow! Already 15 months!!!
Sooo, at 15 months, Bryce:

- weighs : 22,75 lbs (aprox. 10.31 kg)
- height : 32,5 inches (aprox. 82.6 cm)

We discussed the way we would continue with the immunization.
So for the 15 months check-up we redid:

- the DTaP (especially because there's a whooping cough outbreak happening in LA at the moment)
- the HIB ;

Oh, and you were such a trooper. You didn't cry a bit for any of the shots (both done in each arm). You're so courageous and good.

After more than 24 hours he didn't have any side effects nor temperature.

For the 18 months check-up we will do:

-the Pc;
-the Polio;

As for the MMR and the chicken pox vaccines, we decided to postpone them at least until he will be 2 1/2 yo.

The rest, just normal stuff, lots of interaction with Nicole, the pediatrician. I think he has a secret crush on her. :))

Monday, November 22, 2010

The hugger

Something very interesting is happening lately. We're going out a lot: every morning at the work out, every Tuesday at Gymboree then almost every day in the park or in the malls where there are playgrounds. So, Bryce has the opportunity to meet, socialize and interact with lots of kids mostly 2 years and older.
So, in the last couple of weeks and so Bryce is learning how to hug and he's practicing it with different kids that he choses all by himself. LOL
Last week it was a 4 year old girl, Valerie, very sweet and gentle. The feeling was mutual. They would hug and hug and hug.....
Today, we were in the Gap store and there was this little boy, maybe 4-5 years old, he was on the floor, unwrapping some presents. Bryce just went straight to him, started touching his hair first and then totally opened his arms and hugged the little boy.
Can't wait to see how this display of feelings would evolve.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's a play date time!!

Two weeks ago we've started the play dates. The first time was by Owen's house. Little Owen is only one week younger than Bryce.
This week was by our house. So, little Owen, his mom and little Sho with his mom, they all came together and had some fun with Bryce.
It is so funny to watch them. They don't know yet how to interact and play with each other but, like any other think, give them the opportunity and they will learn.
So, twice a month we decided to have play dates with each other. It will be either hosted at our homes or out in the malls. So, 2 in 1 : the kids and mom will have fun!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

BLW with a spoon

No comments.:)

How about some reading???

Recently he would just bring me different books to read to him. I will put him in my lap and start to narrate the story but, by the second page, he will go away and try to find something new to do. LOL

Bonjour Canada!!!

One week ago, we packed again and left for Canada, more precisely Ottawa and Montreal. Ottawa because my hubby had a little shooting there and then Montreal 'cause my dear friend, Edwina, lives there with her fiance.
Sooooo, impressions:
- overall good impressions: nice and helpful people, clean streets, good food, nice architecture, walking & family friendly;
Things that I found a bit different (and again this is only applied to the cities I've visited and not the whole country);
- more people smoking in the streets;
- more cigarettes butts on the sidewalks (but there were these little machines coming to clean all the time)
- on the Montreal highways, people would tailgate more and would not be too courteous to let you pass from one lane to another;
- gas was more expensive;
- clothes and shoes as well more expensive ( I think no one can beat the Americans on the sales -LOL)
- loved, LOVED the automatic doors for people with disability/mom with strollers (most of the doors had this button that you would press and the door would open)
- loved the family rooms where you could go and change the baby (very clean and well appointed)
- loved the parks (although I couldn't see any space for kids - but it could be that not all of them have them);
- the Rideau mall I've been to in Ottawa also didn't have a play area for kids ( I don't know if this is common but in LA all the malls have a play area for kids)
- love, LOVED all the bilingual signs and that I could speak in French ( I could speak French over and over again and never get bored, it's my favorite language ever!!! )
Hmmm.....what else?? I've said to myself I would buy a dairy and wrote every time I travel. But....with a super active kid my brain sometimes fail to serve me. LOL
Anyway, we should definitely go back. If not to visit some more of those cities at least to see some others like Toronto or Vancouver.
Au revoir nos amis, Candiens!!! A la prochaine!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little Halloween

Of course Halloween is a big celebration here, in the States. It starts like months before and everywhere you turn your head you see decorations and costumes for sale. And then there are the private houses, each families decorates its place in different ways.
It's a joy to walk around your neighborhood and see all these colors and disguise.
Bryce was not quite sure what to wear this year so, we chose 2 different costumes for him: a little green monster and a cute, white chicken.
Fortunately, he also had the opportunity to wear them. The first one at the Stroller Strides Halloween party which was held in the park with good food and lots of his little friends. And the second one at the Grove an outdoor space where everybody comes to celebrate and have some fun.
After the Grove party, we came home and welcomed kids with "trick or treat". Candies for everybody 'cause not every day is the Halloween.:)
We'll see what next year will be like but I'm sure he will tell me exactly what he would like to wear. LOL

I work on movies-I love movies

  • 21 grams
  • 4,3,2 - Mungiu
  • Age of innocence
  • American Beauty
  • An Education
  • Apocalypse now
  • Atonement
  • Blind Side
  • Burn after reading
  • Casino
  • Gone with the wind
  • Good fellas
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Hereafter
  • Inception
  • Julie & Julia
  • Kill Bill - vol 1
  • Kill Bill - vol 2
  • La Vita e bella
  • Mar al dentro
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Million Dollar baby
  • Mystic River
  • Nine
  • Orient, Occident
  • Panth's Labyrinth
  • Slumdog millionaire
  • Some like it hot
  • Sophie's choice
  • The bridge of Madison County
  • The departed
  • The English Patient
  • The Godfather
  • The Hours
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Train de Vie
  • Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona