April 11, 2012
Hi hi~ didn’t mean to not update for so long! We all got really sick after Korea so I was totally out of commission for a long time. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Evan was sick so I almost didn’t take Easter photos. At the last minute I said let’s just try for a few minutes and I’m so glad we did. Thank you Aunt Moy for Joy’s beautiful romper!
Evan grabbing the bunny ears and Joy holding Evan’s hand and pants~ these photos just melt my heart.
First Day of Preschool
Okay, so I was making these signs for the future too and it was just mind boggling to me as I saw the words 12th grade and 2026! We decided to send Evan to a Korean preschool so he can learn Korean. His Chinese & English are great but his Korean isn’t. I was worried it would be harder for him to adjust because he’s not as comfortable speaking Korean…but so far so good.
We’ve spent nearly every day together for over 3 years. It was hard letting go. Knowing that a big chunk of his day would be in the hands of others. I know this is the best for him though and that the time is right.
7 Months of Joy
I can’t believe Joy is already 7 months! She doesn’t sleep through the night and won’t take a bottle or eat solids but she sure has won us over. I’m really head over heels in love with this little one. She’ll ferociously bat away pacifiers/bottles and cry at the top of her lungs but I still can’t help smiling at her. Last night she cried for over an hour on & off until I finally just held her. She let out the biggest drama queen sigh and then a final wail before snuggling deep into my arms and falling asleep. I had to laugh. She’s feisty and sweet. And I love every bit of her.
Joy loves her family. She lights up when she sees Daddy. She watches Evan’s every move and smiles her biggest smiles for him. She loves caressing Bella’s fur and giving her bear hugs. She loves snuggling with me and can stay in my arms for hours if I let her.
Some days are just bad. I usually try to just forget about them. I realize though that in remembering the bad days it’ll help me better appreciate the good days. Most nights we eat dinner alone. A lot of mornings we are up from 5 or 6am. Sometimes I have to make a choice. Leave Joy crying upstairs so I can finish feeding Evan. Leave Evan alone crying so I can put Joy to bed. Most of the time when Bella cries she has to be the last one I tend to. Sometimes I wish I could crawl into bed and block out everyone’s crying. But I don’t. I take a deep breath and move on. Sometimes I wonder how other people just easily breeze through motherhood. Their kids seem so well behaved, their homes are nicely decorated, they make awesome meals, go to cool places and then have time to blog/facebook/pinterest/etc. Maybe I just need to be more efficient with my time?? Maybe I’m doing something wrong?? I don’t know! Thanks for listening though!
My guilty pleasure is still Instagram~ you can find me under skippee. Hope to see you there!
* Mommy & Evan date to Disneyland.
* Joy was 2 pounds heavier than Evan was at 6 months.
* I love living near the ocean.
* She’ll always be by his side.
* Joy is madly in love with Bella.
* A collection of hairpins I made.
* Dinner was all set but we just couldn’t interrupt a moment like this!
* Evan spending time with Harabuji.
* Daddy & Evan are seriously BFFs.
Next up~ photos from our Korea trip! Hope you’ve been doing great!