Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!!

I absolutely love Thanksgiving, it's such a wonderful excuse to get together with your family and eat lots of delicious food :) Today we're going to mu aunt and uncle's house as we do each year, but this year it's Sasha's first Thanksgiving which makes this day even more exciting! She gets to meet a bunch of new people (which we are just a little concerned about, but I think she'll do just fine). I'll post pictures over the weekend (or maybe even earlier).
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A video from last week

I was doing tummy time with Sasha last Thursday (yes, it does sometimes take me a while to upload pictures and videos) - she was really trying so hard to hold her head up and she was really doing a great job too! I just love this video I took of her hanging out on her boppy pillow (please ignore my commentary, it's quite stupid and I don't actually sound like that normally):

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Well, yesterday was an interesting day...

Yesterday I went to get fingerprinted as a part of my application to become a citizen of the U.S. Even though, my dad (who went do get his done a couple of weeks ago) assured me that he was in an out in just 45 minutes, I wasn't quite so lucky: I got there at 11am (my appointment time) and left around 1:30pm. Boo! It was a long and boring wait, but I read the "study materials" for the naturalization test and it couldn't be any easier! I also decided to figure out when my 540 days are up (from the moment of the receipt of my application): March 31, 2010 - yes, I was really bored. So I should become a citizen on or before then - I really hope it's before, my sister had to wait a whole year before from sending in the paperwork till the interview...
When I got home, we decided to go to Staten Island - my dearest husband refuses for some odd reason to get his haircuts anywhere in Brooklyn, so off we went. Of course, we had to stop by S.I. mall and got loads of cute baby things - on sale too! Then we stopped by my in-laws and Zhenia's cousin came over with her kids - so Sasha finally got to meet her cousins - Sarah, Daniel, and Jonathan. Here's a pic from last night with all of us, except for my father-in-law:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sasha smiles at herself in the mirror!

The other day she kept staring at herself in the mirror and smiling! Now I don't think she quite recognizes that it's her in the mirror, but it looks like she likes the cute little face looking back at her from in there :) It is the cutest thing ever and I'm gonna try to get a picture of this soon! Oh, and we ordered Sasha's new year's present, she's getting a Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo and it should be here tomorrow. I'll be so so tempted to open it up and check it, even though she won't be able to use it until later when she can hold her head up by herself.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some pictures, as promised

So here are some photos from tonight. Enjoy!


Sasha hanging out with great-grandma


Auntie Anna's boyfriend holding Sasha for the first time


While we were eating dinner Sasha decided that she wanted to eat too, so my mom decided that since everybody else was eating, she'd feed me as well!


Baby Sasha was so exhausted she fell asleep in her baby bjorn.


And a nice little family photo at the end of the evening :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

10 weeks old today

Ok, again not a "real" birthday, but sounds kinda cool, no? Baby Sasha is napping right now - and we all know how cute she is when she does ;) So I have a few minutes to update. Ok, nothing really new since Monday, but some people have asked me why I haven't posted since then (you know who you are...). We've had such a good week of just hanging out, I love being a stay-at-home mommy, I am enjoying every single day with my daughter. I have to say I've never been happier than I am now!
Anyway, this weekend should hopefully be much slower and relaxed than last weekend. So far we have planned an outing to my parents' house tomorrow night, since tomorrow is 9 years since we moved to the US so we're just going to have a nice family dinner. Nothing else planned yet, which is kina nice I have to admit. I so love spending time with my hubby and baby, even if we're just walking around the neighborhood or staying home. Ok, gotta run finish dinner, some new pictures coming tomorrow or Sunday, whenever I get a chance to get on here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today would have been...

...my first day back at work... I'm so happy to be typing would instead of is! Instead I am home with my baby (granted I'm feeling a little under the weather for the past few days, but it still beats being at work). We had a very fun and busy weekend: Saturday we went shopping at Linens 'n' Thing, since they are going out of business and are having great sales to start our holiday presents shopping (that's right, we already started!), then uncle Rich came over to visit baby Sasha (I do think they liked each other). On Sunday, grandma came over to babysit with Sasha so that we can go to BB&B for more presents shopping, then auntie Anna came over. I actually said to Y last night that some of my weekdays are more relaxing than most weekends!
On Sunday morning, as we were lounging around with the baby, she started "talking" to us; she's done that before, with a random "ooh" and "aah" and "gah" here and there. This sounded like an entire sentence in her own baby language. Here's a video, we were laughing so hard at this!

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She's started this talking at 8 weeks old, so now she's not just smiling at us but also saying (we're assuming, although we could be wrong): "I love you mommy and daddy".

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TWO months old today!!

Baby Sasha is 2 months old today! I cannot believe we've had this wonderful little human being in our lives for the past two months. But at the same time I can't even imagine how we lived without her for so long. She's such a happy and adorable little girl, we're so grateful to have her in our lives. She really does make everything so much better... Ok, enough sentimental stuff and now for some pictures.


Hanging out with daddy last night - check out her hair!


"Mommy, who is that little girl in the mirror? She's so cute!"




"I'm a big girl!"


Her expression is priceless in this one!