Mars is Two!

3.01.2016

This post is a little late, but better late than never!

Mars turned two a few Sundays ago! We started out the day by going to a tea ceremony for J's cousin, Cynthia. We had lunch there and got to see a lot of family that we haven't seen in a long time.



Afterwards, we drove down to Palo Alto while Mars napped in the car. He woke up just in time to visit the Junior Museum and Zoo. His favorites animals were the bees, fish, raccoons, birds, and ducklings. It was a small space, so we felt comfortable letting him run around and going from exhibit to exhibit.


Afterwards, we went to the Stanford Shopping Center to pick up his birthday cupcakes from Sprinkles. We shopped around and ended up having dinner there at CPK.


When we got home, we sang happy birthday to him, and let him blow out the candles on his very own rainbow sprinkle cupcake.



Overall, Mars had a wonderful day. Happy 2nd birthday, my little guy! We love you so much and are so proud of all the learning you do everyday. At the age of two, you are already such an empathetic, funny, loving, and easy going little person, and we feel so lucky to have you everyday. 

Mars' First Words

2.29.2016

Here's a picture from November that didn't make the holiday card.

On December 1st, I started writing down all the words Mars knew how to say. Since then, I added more words to the list until I couldn't keep up anymore. Here is the list:

12/1
Mama
Dada
Daddy
Pa ba or pa pa (papa)
Mommy
A Ma
Ah den (Arden)
Yayyay (Yeye)
AiYa (Aila)
Ah Dee (Uncle D)
Mine
Mee (repeats it after you say excuse me)
Mop (milk)
Ehh (egg)
Nahp (nap)
Hot (hat)
Wowo 
Nay or nah (horse)
Pah-dee (potty)
Dai-bee (diaper)
Poo poo
Pee pee
Wah-wee (water)
Enni (other or engine)
Tee (teeth)
No
Ah-dun (all done)
Ah oh (uh oh)
Help
Hop!
No (nose)
Eye
Ee (ear)
Mop (mouth)
Meep (meat)
Pea
Ta-pee (spicy)
Hot
Dahb (dip)
Ta-pa (pasta)
Pee-sa (pizza)
Yo-wee or yo yo (yogurt)
Na na (banana)
Yummy
Num mum (yum yum)
Yum
Ah-gee (ouchie)
Tee bee (TV)
Bah-day (Thomas)
Pah-day (Percy)
Eh-wah (Edward)
Ah-mee (Emily)
Hunny (Henry)
Doh den (Gordon)
Toby
Nah-nee (dinosaur)
Weeyo (whale)
Al-mo or Ow-wo (animal)
Dah (duck)
Al-mo (Elmo)
Ming Ming (From The Wonder Pets)
Bol (ball)
Buh (book)
Bah (block)
Ee-oh (the end)
Away (throw away)
Na na (knock knock)
Mohe (more)
No moe! (No more)
Yay!
Huh-way! (hurray!)
Woahhhh!
Wee!
Hi (and waves hi)
Hel-wo? (hello?)
Bye
Up
Down
Dup (jump)
Ho-dawn (hold on)
Ha-bee (happy)
Tuh (stuck)
Tup (stop)
All weh (all wet)
Homme (home)
Ha ba (hi five)
Bee beep (car)
Boh (boat)
Buh (bus)
Baby
Home
Dah (dark)
Tee or Dae or Dee (tree)
Nah nah? (Knock knock)
Ay pee (airplane)
Ha Da (outside)
Wahht (what)
Yah! (Yeah! While nodding head)
Ah Dee (ouchie)
Peeeh? (Peek a boo)
Whao (wow)
Yuht (light)
Buh Bo (bubble)
Ba (bath)
Bal bal (balloon)
Toe (corn)
On
Hubbo (hippo)
Bah bei (bumpy)
Gah day (got it)
Beebo (beebo from belly button book)
Booh (boot)
Deeh (cheers)
Hall-wee (Halloween)
Dah bah (Pumpkin)
Yight (light)
May may (Christmas)
Mah-zee (Marsy)
Nāh (snack)
Heh-Vee (heavy)

12/6
Taow (talk)
O dare (over there)
Wo-bah (robot)
Da Bei (dumpling)

12/9
Doo Dae (Santa)
Taw ("tall" building with blocks)

12/11
No nap
Mohe bah dee (more Thomas)
Mohe taw (more building with blocks)
Mohp ohb dare (milk is over there)

Monen (morning)

12/14
Dou po (Duplo)
No moh hat (no more hat)

12/15
Doop (soup)
Haht (heart)

12/16
Showy (motorcycle)

12/17
Wah-bo (waffle)
Non-no (noodles)
Too (too, also)

12/18
Bay-dey (bacon)
Tup (cup)
Tee (cheese)

12/19 12:11am talking in his sleep "bah-dee! Bah-dee!" "Eeeeeeeeee....." And some light chuckling :)

Boo-bee (blueberry)
Shooey (Chewie)
Too (shoe)

12/30
Xi xi (謝謝)
teedee (cookie)
Meetee (Mickey)
No May (snowman)
Ta day (furikake)
Hammuh (hammer)
Yight (light)

12/31
Oop (oops)
Heli (helicopter)

1/1
Koodee (cuties tangerines)
Seewee (seaweed) 
Toby
Mahdee (Marsy)
Two word phrases like "mahdee head" "mama hat "
No muh nap!

1/4
Tadee (cuties tangerines)
Deed-ih (I did it!)
Ghad-dih (I got it!)

1/5
Meim (man)

1/6
Dain (train)
Peyo (pear)
Beer (bear)
Ton (Chuggington)
Booby (blueberries)
Feet (foot or feet)

1/9
Tutu (skirt)
Bih (big)
Bih tutu! 
Weebow (rainbow)

1/10
Dawh (dog)
Tat! (Cat)
Mahn (man)
Huwower (flower)

1/12
Owwa (another)
Weeyo (wheel)
Owwa weeyo 
Bahmbee (bumpy)
Panda
Montee (monkey)
Bed
Thadt (train track)

1/15
Bahn (barn)
Tao (cow)

1/16
Behdo (better)
Tahr (car)

1/17
Woodoo (rooster)
Oh dahbey (oh David)
Chip
Meetu ( nice to meet you *shakes hands*)

1/18
Paydoh (play doh)
Feet
Heavy

1/19
Seeyo (cereal)
Fay (face)
Mobeh (moving)
Boing
At-choo! (Sneeze)
Weinday (reindeer)
Nomay (snowman)

1/20
Moobing (moving)
Beh (fish)

1/22
Fhuanny (funny)
Thoo (shoes)
Hoohuh (cool huh?)
Apa! (Dunno translation but he says it when he slams his face into the ottoman)
Dennt (dance)
Ahh yoo (where are you?)
Bye-ded (spider)
Hah-poh (grasshopper)

1/24
Halp n share (help and share)
Chut (truck)
Tah-duh (tractor)
Turtle Tuck (from Wonder Pets)
Smehl (smell)
Hahn (hug)
Allmoat (almost)
Ya yu (I love you)
Soup
Huaht (floss)
Bahn nai (spinning)
Beeah (beer)
Wiiiiinnnnnnnne (wine)
Hayyuh (hair)

1/26
Tape
Shadoh (shadow)

1/28
Yeaaahh
Heepo (hippo)
Fhoot (food)
Eating
Ton dol (tunnel)
Phone
Stah bee wawee (strawberry water aka pedialyte)
Hewwit (hear it)
Boy

1/29
Waynay (raining)
Doh (doll)
Feet
Tay-uh (chair)
Peedza (pizza)
Bhat (bOx)
Pahbaopahp (hop on pop)
Dum (drum)
Suh boh (surfboard)

2/1
Wabbol (waffle)
Hahn hon tootoo (honk your horns, toot toot!")
Dando tyduh (Daniel Tiger)
Tidey (Tigey)
Tahwee (carrot)

2/3
Peenah (peanut butter)
Noisy
I bit it
Joh'd (Curious George)

2/4
O-tae (ok)

2/5
Weetdol (whistle)
Toppy hat (Sir Topham Hat)

2/8
Wawee mehmay/ wata mehmay (watermelon)

2/11
Weet (read)
Mahnta (monster)
Murmet (mermaid)
Pets
Frent (friend)
Emo (Korean aunt)
Donut (Jonah)
Singing
Marsy Eating
Wahbeet (rabbit)
All aboard! 
Marsy poopoo
Farting

2/14
Nopen (empty)
Nut 
Shawwee (sorry)
Ideedit (I did it!)
Mahtee ahhhyou (Marsy where are you?)
Mama yahyou (mama I love you)
Huh (hug)
Hisheeit (I see it)
Dahdih (Glasses)
Helfant (elephant)
Noono (noodle)
Meeball (meatball)
Shiot (socks)
Pootit away (put it away)
Peetah dada (pick up dada)
YaiYen (lion)
Pepuh (bell pepper)
Fy ah engen (fire engine)

2/17
No more Percy socks (4 word combo)

EDIT: I also wanted to add that in addition to these words, Mars also knew how to recognize and name 35+ trains from Thomas and Friends :)

Lately

11.30.2015

We've been pretty busy around here lately. My cousin came to visit us for the week of Thanksgiving, so we were out everyday doing all kinds of touristy things around the city that we don't usually do. It was fun and made me a little more open to random outings in the city with a toddler! For Thanksgiving, we had a dinner here at our place with all the traditional side dishes and pies :) Now that Thanksgiving is over, we put up the tree and are counting down the days until Christmas. These are some pictures we took for our holiday cards this year. These ones didn't make the cut :(





Happy Friday!

11.06.2015

Mars is 1 year, 8 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days old!

Happy Friday! Here are some pictures from when we went to Day Out with Thomas a couple of weeks ago. It was so much fun! Mars was in shock from seeing such big celebs like Thomas and Percy. Honestly, I was too. It was pretty amazing :)










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