Saturday, January 31, 2009
But we had to make do with because Iza was already having a hard time falling asleep. So once she drifted off, we didn't feel like moving her too much.
Toys R Us was only the one time that I remembered to take out the camera and take a picture. We also had an EC workshop again at MetroMinis (where, I am now recalling, I was supposed to ask Bianca which colorway the OMT was made out of, darn!) and had dinner at Handi on Lexington Ave. The Pakistani food was so oily and greasy, Harun and I were literally falling asleep on our feet. We're still trying to shake off the dizziness.
Off to drink some green tea, dissolve some of that grease out of my system..ugh.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Iza's favorite fruit? She'll eat anything that's mixed in with prunes. Unfortunately, they didn't work for the reason we first had Iza try them. I rushed to the bathroom several times the two hours following a lick of the prune puree, but it had no effect on Iza...hardy little booger!
I couldn't take a picture of it, but tonight she had a very noisy little gathering and didn't freak out once! This is a great milestone. It also means that now I can rejoin the Sunnyside Moms' group and their evening play groups.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We made a late night trip to the Buttercup Bake shop tonight. As you can see, I could hardly keep my teeth out of the chocolate-chocolate cupcake and totally forgot about taking a picture before attacking the goodies. Point to be noted here: I usually don't like anything chocolate that is not an actual block of chocolate- can't tolerate chocolate ice cream, shakes, cakes or toffees. This is the first chocolate baked dessert that I actually wanted to savor every last whipped frosted lick of. Watch and drool.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Harun took a break from work to drive us to the Turkish consulate in Manhattan. It was practically empty due to the ice storm outside. Iza was so loud that the staff inside the offices were peaking out of their cubicles to see her.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The exercise ball that Iza is so scared of. Her loser parents didn't even consider Miss Iza's preference in colors when trying to chose one. We should have bought the bland silvery-gray color that would have quietly blended in the background. I tried to put myself in Iza's place, looking up at this huge pink blog that sometimes moves on its own (because the floor dips in one corner), even I would be terrified. No wonder it gives Iza the jeepers creepers!
I spent most of Monday morning and afternoon getting Iza to clap and dance as we caught her doing the previous night. Here is a little clip of her teasing me with pretending to dance. The same song got her to squeal and jump in delight before, but now she seemed a tad bored with it.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This is what I get for forgetting my new camera at home...a blurry snap that can be used to defame iPhone's camera quality. Regardless the camera quality, you cannot ignore the chemistry in there! Imran mamoo has another little baby girl to fawn over.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Now to find people to buy them. It disappoints me everytime how inconsistant I am in keeping their lenghts same. Oh well, they sell for only $5 a piece so it's not like I'm overcharging even though I do spend a lot of time hand stitching them.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
It was just plain old laundry day today. I'm beginning to get disappointed in my mundane life. I had such high expectations from it. I guess I just tend to ignore the boring days and focus on the fun times. This blog is keeping me real; I DO have boring days too!
Or am I just not using the camera enough? Iza DID try Prunes for the first time today. She also climbed down the couch today without assistance for the first time. Harun brought home a piece of cake from the bakery that should rank in the class of addictive substances. He watched Lost with me, for the very first time and even deigned to try to catch what was going on so he could fill me in whenever I had to go soothe Iza every time she woke up from her light sleep.
I promise, I'll try to be better. Tomorrow and the day after are promising to be better weather, I should definitely take advantage of the warmer air.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Of course, in terms of beauty and attractiveness, my daughter wins hands down. And she doesn't even need weekly water changes!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
My mom: "Did you have to buy new diapers yet?"
Me: "No, she's still in the infant prefolds and I had to buy two new covers in the next size up."
My mom: "How much did that cost?"
Me: "Around 20 dollars."
My Mom: "How long will they last?"
Me: "Hmm, I'm betting on till she's a year old at least."
So, currently in her stash are the following:
1 Thirsties cover
1 Bummis cover
30 indian prefolds
20 Chinese prefolds toddler size, that get used as piddle pads and overnights
3 BG 3.0 OS
2 Fuzzi Bunz
A few hemp, microfiber inserts here and there.
And of course, I've already put away her new born and infant sized covers. I also saved the small size gDiaper covers and keep the medium size covers in our current stash for outings.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
After several attempts and little less than kicking Baba out of the frame, we managed to get Iza to look in the camera and snap a photo for her passport application.
This is going to be on her passport until she begins to get embaressed by it, haha.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Burgers :) Yum! I wonder why I never made these before...Oh yeah, we didn't eat meat! We have a few too many pounds of beef in the freezer and not enough recipes for me to make food out of them without repeating at least a few.
This was a surprise! Who woulda thunk making hamburgers would be so easy he he.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Who would have thought that the 3 mo baby who excelled at going to sleep without any help, would 5 months later become a pain in the ass at going to sleep and staying asleep?
I would have collapsed today had it not been for two cups of coffee in the first two hours of the day's beginning.
For the record, that's Maxwell House coffee in that cup, not Starbucks. Unfortunately.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
but I'll take my chances anyway. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion kept me from noticing Iza's trip to the bathroom and back. I wouldn't have even realized her little truant little butt had she not dragged back a trail of toilet paper. I hope this is not an indication of her life to come: I'd rather she's a bit less of a klutz than her momma had been. January 8th, it was our 4th anniversary yesterday. And I celebrated by involuntarily falling asleep with Iza at 9 p.m; hence the lack of a post yesterday. I'm trying to get out of Forks, Washington in my head to take today's picture. *Reading Twilight*
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Harun's boss from MTA days. It is a lot of fun going out with Iza now that she can sit in her high chair and amuse herself, with of course, a little bit of help from us and our guests. Christine was great with her and Iza looked quite smitten.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Day 2 of 365 blog, and I'm torn between what pictures to post. Actually, I woke up early this morning, looking at a gorgeous pink morning sky and the first thought that came to my head was "This should be my picture for today!"
I remembered then my plan on getting Iza to feed herself peas...since Harun once caught her elbow deep in her bowl shoving the puree in her mouth just the previous day. I wanted to catch the moment I missed and share it here.
Iza's being very clingy and cranky today. Will have to stop here.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
"You won't be able to do it, I'll tell you now." said the duffer.
I know what he means...we might be away a lot since we're always vacationing, or getting away on long weekends, and on many such getaways we don't get internet service. So, it IS quite possible that I won't be posting for weeks any pictures. However, I have made this commitment and I'll keep it even if I have to log away pictures every day with the intention of posting them all at once AND as soon as I get the chance, I will!
I don't pretend to be good at photography ha ha. So the pictures may be grainy, out of focus or just plain bizzare. But that IS my life! And it's my daily life that I am blogging so I guess it should be ok.