Yosemite trip

Baby actually went to Yosemite last year when she was still in my tummy.  She went back earlier this week for the first time since being born.


Enjoying the lodge bed


Smiling at Yosemite Falls (which is dry at this time of year)



We hiked to Taft Point, which I had never been to before.  What an awesome view!  Tom kept wanting me to stand closer to the edge, but I said no way!  On the way back to the trailhead, Maia got super cranky so I had to take her out of the carrier and let her walk.  So she did a little hiking, which was super cute, and so slow since she had to pick up every rock and stick along the way.



Tom just upgraded his camera and he went on a couple of photo walks.  I especially love this nighttime one, which shows the rock formation called the Three Brothers.   2016-09-20-half-dome

This daytime one with half dome is pretty, too.


Silly Bean in a meadow

1st birthday stuff

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The first birthday is called 돌 (Dol) in Korean.  We didn’t go all out, but we did do a little family celebration the weekend before her birthday, including 돌잡이 (Doljabi), a tradition where an array of objects is placed before the baby and the item she chooses indicates her future.  Maia went for the gavel, which means she is going to become a judge.

2016-09-04-doljabiAt the party with friends we had the following weekend, she ended up choosing the same thing, so it’s pretty much set in stone.  😛


12 months check up

I have a bunch of photos to post!   But I will spread them out over a few days.

Beanie had her 12 months check up with the pediatrician.  She weighed 19 lbs 1 oz (37%ile) and measured 29.75 inches tall (70%tile).  She has pretty much been stable on her weight and height curves since birth.



Maia뽀뽀 has 8 teeth now.  She understands when we say and sign “diaper change” — she starts marching to the bedroom with the changing table.  She loves to push buttons, e.g. on our cell phones and remote controls and her musical giraffe she is chewing on here.  She constantly brings over books she wants us to read to her (but she turns the pages too fast to finish the text).  She loves to point to and squeal at cats and dogs.

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