Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Isa 6 Months old

Well look at me now.  I'm six months old and I can totally sit all by myself.  I am starting to eat solids too.  First, it was rice cereal which was pretty good.  I was pretty stoked about it, and now I'm trying vegetables likes carrots, zuchini, potatoes and sweet potatoes.  I haven't tried any fruits yet, they think I won't like veggies after I get a taste of pure yumminess so they are holding off for a little while.
I'm not the best sleeper and it seems like any loud noise wakes me up now where as I use to sleep through it.  My parents wish I would wake up just once in the night instead of 2x or 3x or 4x and on really bad nights 5x.  I'm a pretty good napper though.  I wake up at 7:00am and take my first nap at 9am for an hour.  Then at noon I take my 2nd nap for another hour, and then at 3pm I go down for my 3rd nap.  Then I'm down for the night at 7pm.
My Daddy works on Mon, Wed, and Fri and doesn't get home until 7:00pm so he likes it when I wake up around 10pm on those days so that we can rock me back to sleep.  I snuggle into his chest and fall fast asleep in a minute or two.  He is silly sometimes because when he puts me down, he drops to the floor so that I can't see him and then I see him crawling out of the room. Like I don't know what you are doing, but I'm just going to let him think that he is a ninja.
I've been sleeping in my own room now.  I miss sleeping in my parents bed.  Sometimes after the 3rd time I wake up my mommy just brings me to her bed because she so tired.  My Daddy likes waking up and seeing me there in the morning.  I wake up so excited for the day.  I just start kicking for joy and grabbing my mommy and daddy's faces and start talking to the ceiling.
Sometimes when I'm moving all crazy like, I suddenly stop and stare at my left hand.  It's like I become hypnotized by my moving fingers and then my right hand comes out of nowhere and grabs it and starts pulling on it.  It's crazy because I can make them move by using my mind. It's freaking AWESOME!
I think I figured out this Peek-a-Boo Game.  It's pretty cool.  Now when I want to play it, I pull my blanket over my face and then bring back down really fast and wait for them to say Peek-a-Boo.  I know that after explaining the game it sounds lame, but... seriously it's pretty fun.
Well, that is the 6 month me in a nutshell.  I'll see you in month or so.  Laaaters!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Zoe Much Love

My Grandma Zoe Suzuki Passed away yesterday at age 90.  Although she is in a better place reunited with her daughter Jane she will be greatly missed.  She had such beautiful emerald eyes. Although my eyes aren't as pretty as her's, I feel pretty lucky that she passed her green eyes on to me.
We weren't able to go to Farm House in Wyoming this last summer, so we made a special trip to see my Grandparents out in Michigan for Thanksgiving and to celebrate her 90th Birthday.  I love this picture of Isa and Grandma Zoe.  I see pure joy when I look at this picture, and yet feel so heartbroken right now knowing that Isa won't be able to know for herself what a strong and thoughtful Great Grandma she had.  I love that fact that this little farm girl from Alta Wyoming became a nurse and traveled to Japan post WWII where she meet Dr. Mac Suzuki.  They were working on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) to study the late effects of radiation on the survivors.  They fell in love and upon returning to U.S. got married in California after getting denied in Nevada because they were an inter-racial marriage.  My Grandma was full of adventure, a hard-worker, and lived her life to the fullest.
Here's Grandpa and Isa posting up in Mac's chair watching CNN.  They look pretty cozy them two.  Although she is only 1/8th Japanese she looks it more than I do.  I hope her 1/8th is filled with Grandpa's unconditional kindness and wicked smartness. I remember walking through the canyon and G-Mac started naming all the plants by their common name and scientific name. And then one night while looking up at all the stars he starts spitting out the names of all the constellations.  Then I was blown away when he gave his 20 grandchildren each $1,000 of the $20,000 that the U.S. Government gave to him as an apology for putting him in a concentration camp (internment camp) during WWII.  I never heard him complain about the government or how his family had to sell their land and family business.  All I heard was how as a 3rd year Medical at Berkley student he got a lot of experience doing surgeries in the camps.  And talk about a looker, Grandma didn't have chance when she laid here emerald eyes on him.
We love you Grandma and you will be missed. I always loved how you signed your cards XOXO.  So in your memory XOXO