Wednesday, March 31, 2010

4 Month Check-Up

This morning I took Kalista to the doctor for her 4 month check-up. I think she did pretty good at least compared to her doctor who hobbled in on crutches (skiing accident). Here are the stats:
Height = 23 inches
Weight = 12 pounds 10 ounces
At this age, Sophia was 24 inches and 14 pounds 4 ounces.
Before her physical. Poor thing has no idea what's to come!
During her physical. So far, so good!
Right after her shots. Ouch!
Ready to get the heck out of there!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kalista Turns 4 Months

Today is Kalista's 4 month birthday. Her milestones include laughing, rolling over both ways, grabbing for toys and being so darn cute! She's still a great sleeper too (three 1 1/2 naps and 11 hours of bedtime sleep).
Always smiling!
Can't wait to play like the Big Kids!

Fun morning at Shoreline Park

Monday, March 29, 2010

The 4 Year Old

My niece, Caroline, is a funny, whitty, chatty and spunky 4 year old. Watching her makes me anxious and excited to see my girls grow older...but not too fast!
Wonder what she's thinking?
Caroline loves puzzles. Look at this 150 piece puzzle
she put together!


Sophia was especially happy tonight because her little Chocolate Cake (Kalista) was home. What better way to show some love than to sport matching jammies!

Fun for Everyone

Last Thursday, Kalista and I headed up north to visit family & friends. What an easy 4 hour drive! Kalista played and slept the entire way without a fuss. Then on Friday, I left Kalista and went to visit my best friend, Anne, in Sacramento. Back home in Santa Barbara, Daddy & Sophia were sharing some quality father-daughter time. All in all, I think everyone had a great extended weekend.
Mommy's first night away
(Pomegranate Martini at Ruth's Chris)
Sophia's first night without Mommy
(Garlic rolls at Pascucci)
Mommy's second night away
(Blood Orange Martini at Roxy)
Sophia's second night without Mommy
(Rocky Road and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 
from McConnells)
Mommy's yummy lunch at one of Guy Fieri's restaurants
Sophia showing off her pet rock while 
waiting for her yummy food from The Habit
Kalista with Grandma & Grandpa
Kalista enjoying the afternoon sunshine
Kalista with Uncle Mark, Auntie Karen and cousin Caroline

Monday, March 22, 2010


Last night a few moms from my PEP group met at Harry's for a much deserved cocktail. What?! On a Sunday night?! Why yes! What better way to start the work week? What I am saying? There is no beginning or end of a work week when you have kids!
Cheers to Mom's Night Out
Angela & Tammy
Tammy & Talina with yummy drinks and food in hand!
Devyn, Kate & me
(you can't see it, but I had the Mean Tai -
which wasn't too Mean since I had them make it a little bit on the weaker side)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh Baby!

This morning my PEP group met at La Mesa Park for our weekly get together. It was such a beautiful day and all the little ones looked adorable. I dismissed the idea of dressing Kalista in all green - I don't think it's a great color for my kids or me. Accents of green are okay, but not as the main attraction. I know, I know how ridiculous. Nonetheless, it was a fun outing!
See Kalista in the middle? I think she was looking for me.
"Ah, there's my mommy!"
Cute outfit, huh? Well it was until later that afternoon.
 Can you say, "BLOWOUT!"
Kalista with her friend Natalie
Lovely Mommy Laurie and Ms. P

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

This morning Sophia and I decided to make some good 'ol fashion Rice Krispie Treats. Okay maybe I decided and Sophia followed along. And yes, I know it's not a very gourmet dessert but I think it's a must for a child to experience these ooey, gooey treats. I just can't believe they sell them pre-packaged - YUCK! I mean really, how hard is it to melt some butter and marshmallows and toss in some cereal?!
Waiting for the butter to melt
Ready to add the marshmallows
Mixing in the Rice Krispies
Watching the treats cool down
Oh so gooey and yummy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Today was Princess Day at the zoo. I'm not sure who was looking forward to this day more, Sophia or Mommy - since one got to dress up and the other got to spend the whole day with her princess. Sophia had the best time with her friends, Waverly & Amelyse.
Princess Sophia Grace
Hugs for Amelyse & Waverly
Sophia wanted nothing to do with this toad!
Three's company

Thursday, March 11, 2010

100 Days

Yesterday Kalista turned 100 days old. I know, what's the big deal about turning 100 days old, right? Well when Sophia was born my parents made sure to remind a few times to take a picture of her when she turned 100 days old. My dad explained that way back when, in Korea, it was considered somewhat of a milestone if a baby made it to 100 days of life. So in keeping with the "tradition" I snapped a few shots of Kalista for her 100 day marker. Below is a comparison of the two girls.
Kalista at 100 days
Sophia at 100 days

Monday, March 8, 2010

Water Conservationist

Bath time with Sophia looks quite silly. Sophia insists on taking her baths in the same tub she's taken baths in since she was a baby; the same tub her sister takes her baths in. I think she would have more fun with a big tub full of water and bubbles, but she has a different opinion. So, I guess I should just look at it as conserving water.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3 Months

Time really does fly. Our little Kalista is already 3 months old. She is such a happy girl! Milestones: Smiling, rolling over from front to back, sleeping from 8 pm to 7 am. We are so blessed!