Tuesday, June 28, 2011

When Mom and Dad Are Not Around

Myrna is just really, really cute. More photos from a trip to the park with Grandma and Grandpa are here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rockin out at the Harbor Steps

For about 90 minutes on Friday the sun came out and there was no rain, and we were at the Harbor Steps to see the Maldives play at the Out to Lunch Series. Myrna's experience with rock shows is close to none, so it was a good thing that Davis showed up with her parents, Kim and Douglas, to show Myrna how it is done.

While the band played, the girls did some serious running up and down Post Alley.

But once you got caught by Dad, something like this might happen.

Or even this.

After the set, Mom and Dad schmoozed with friends we hadn't seen in ages, and Myrna and Davis compared belly buttons. But all that running had taken its toll, and Myrna was fast asleep very shortly thereafter.

Pacific Science Center

We took an outing with Opa and Oma (or "Other Grandma" as Myrna has been calling her) to the Pacific Science Center. It was Myrna's first trip there, and she had a ball. The butterfly house was a big hit:

It came as no surprise that Myrna liked the water play the best

Chris and I could impress her with our awesome bike riding skills

And the perfect end to the afternoon, was getting a hold of Mom's umbrella

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kelly's Birthday vs Father's Day

This year was the first year I had to share my Birthday with Chris's Father's Day - sure it's happened lots that Father's Day was June 19, and I shared my birthday with my dad, but I never really minded then. Thankfully Myrna was in the know this year, so when people around town wished him a "Happy Father's Day," she replied with "It's Mom's birthday!" (or more likely, "it's Kelly's birthday"). She gave us the best present she could:
A nap for us to enjoy some brunch at Blue Star cafe

Later that night, we feasted on some crab for dinner. Myrna was a little wary at first and refused to touch the crab meat I had put on her plate before we sat down. But then she saw how much fun it was to crack the crab, and she was all game for cracking and eating.

Our little girl is developing some expensive tastes (she loves scallops, eagerly slurped down oysters on the half-shell last week, and now crab) but we are happy she's such an adventurous eater. About half the time she referred to the crab as lobster, and once it was even a stegosaurus (now that would be some really expensive taste).

At gift time, Myrna was convinced that what I wanted (and needed) was a tricycle - actually Chris and I needed matching His & Her tricycles. But instead they surprised me with a picture we had admired many times in Stockholm; and if I had been smart enough, I would have known that Myrna had told me about it a few times, but I was clueless to it all.