Friday, May 20, 2011

Taking it off

I suspect the MVP was a little overdue for his first haircut, and we finally scheduled one for last weekend.  V-Train was pretty broken up about the idea, as the MVP is already more boy than baby and we suspected that a "clean cut" look would add to the effect.  We wanted to document his shagginess for posterity, and generally agree we've been lax on the pictures lately, so we headed out to The Huntington Gardens to let the MVP play while we snapped a few shots.  And, if I may say so, we got a ton of great ones.  Here are a handful of my favorites:

The next day, we headed out to Los Feliz for the mulletectomy.

V-Train gets one last look at the beloved locks. 

The place we went was attached to a toy store, so we waited inside while they finished with the previous victim.  There were bloodcurdling screams coming from inside the haircut room (seriously), so a very nervous MVP sought comfort where he could.  

Yes, he was really kissing the bunny.  He loves bunnies, and he kept roaming the store and returning to the bunny so he could kiss it again.  "Nunny!" he exclaimed over and over.  Finally it was his turn and his stylist, Nona, had him sit in his mom's lap in the haircut chair.  The MVP is not known far and wide for his patience or his ability to sit still.  He is known for straining against the straps of his booster seat every single night when he feels he's done eating, even though they have not once given way, so I wouldn't say we were brimming with optimism about how he'd handle the haircut.

He made fools of us all -- fools, I say!  He handled it like a champ.  Or an MVP, if you will.   We celebrated by eating at a nearby restaurant.  This was literally the very first time we've eaten a meal with the MVP at a restaurant outside of Pasadena.  Another milestone.

The MVP seems happy with his new look... probably because he'll be carded less often.
The MVP really wanted to swim with the fishes, emboldened by his newly aquadynamic head.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

What a difference a year makes

Last Mother's Day, all I wanted was a break.  I was exhausted; the sleepless days and nights were killing me.  In retrospect, MVP's terrible sleep was probably caused by his food allergies that we weren't aware of yet.  Poor kid.

Anyhow so this year, I am more than happy to spend Mother's Day with my little munchkin.  Yes, MVP's sleep has dramatically improved.  But it's beyond that, this kid is CUTE!  And I'm being totally objective, of course.

"Cute?  Come on, would you call James Bond cute?"

Recently, MVP has really come into his personality which is quite sunny (when he's not angry - I'll let Dad address the temper in a separate post).

He's developed a toothy grin.  He especially likes to stare at you when you're not looking at him so that you are pleasantly surprised when you look his way and see the grin.  He'll also flash it when you ask him to show you his "dientes" aka "teeth."

My boys

He loves any form of peekaboo and has expanded that to include hide 'n' seek.  His favorite hiding spot is in the master closet.  He has absolutely no patience, except when he's standing in our closet holding his Dad's pant leg over his face.  He can stand in silence for minutes at a time!

And he continues to surprise us on a daily basis.  This week, he reminded us that he does pay attention when we are talking to him, albeit selectively.  I often do a countdown in Vietnamese to give MVP warning when something's going to happen.  The other night I was getting ready to pick him up, so I counted "mot," "hai"....and before I knew it, MVP said "ba!"  We couldn't believe that MVP finished the countdown, so Dad tries it out.."Uno", "dos"...and sure enough, MVP exclaims "tres!'

He's also taking to water like... well, a duck to water.

So this Mother's Day, I look forward to spending time with MVP and eagerly await my next surprise.

Mother's Day Wishes

The MVP would like to wish a "Happy Mother's Day" to all the moms out there!

Yes, I'm talkin' to you!