Our Life Photographed: Beginning of Summer

Jun
24
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S's first year of preschool ended on a high note with his parents and aunt visiting from Japan. They picked him up from school and visited his classroom on his last day. And the week they were here, we were busy entertaining making trips to Brentwood, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Napa Valley. The little guy loves having guests in the house because every morning he wakes up and he has a house full of people to play with. He sure kept everyone very occupied! The house is so much quieter now, but we've had so much fun and we've done so much already we're appreciating the quiet time.

Summer Lovin'

Jun
12
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Summertime means spending a lot of time with loved ones and a lot of time outside! Here are some of my latest summer favorites. They can be just for fun, for throwing a summer backyard party or for a day at the beach. One more week of school before it's officially summer break for our little guy!

Feeling Fruity

Jun
9
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Our Life Photographed

Jun
5
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Highlights include: making lots of preschool friends, finally painting my flower pots, taking a pasta-making class with my little boy, making "gifts" for dada every day and surprising him when he comes home from work, new toys, bento-making, fun times in the back yard and hanging out with a very active baby cousin.

All these and more pictures are on my Instagram. (PITTR_PATTR)

Not The Car!

Jun
3
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I suppose the car-seat makers can't help but make car seats that crease the seat surface of ours cars, especially the leather seats. And the little ones definitely can't keep their feet down when they're sitting back there. Taking their shoes off EVERY time you get in the car and then putting them back on when you get off is just too much of a pain. So that's the story of my life really.

One Plush One

May
29
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Just how adorable are these personalized plush dolls by The Citizens Collectible? The most adorable! These plush family sets are custom made for each family and I love the details that are included (e.g. the glasses, the beards, the fabric patterns and ofcourse the pets). Whether you're a family of one, two or four plus furry children, there's something for every family.

Swoop Bag

May
27
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Within a mere couple of years, we've managed to collect so many toys, we don't know what to do with ourselves. I'm first to admit that I have loved shopping at toy stores more than shopping for my own stuff since becoming a mommy. I get more happiness and gratification seeing my little boy's face light up. It's not an excuse for getting too many fun things, but too late now! That, plus all the christmas presents, birthday presents and presents for no special reason. Too. Many. Toys. And the older they get, the littler the toys seem to get.

Our Pick: Crayons

May
22
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One of S's favorite things to do is draw, and we've tried a bunch of different kinds of colors (crayons, pencils, markers). Our favorite, by far, are the Sakura Coupy pencils! They're called pencils, but they're really more like crayons that color as detailed as colored pencils. They're not lumpy like most crayons are (although Crayola crayons do a pretty good job too). The colors go on smooth and are long like pencils so it's easier to hold.

This Week's Party Favorites

May
20
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I've been thinking a lot about how to incorporate my profession (event planning) into the blog, and one of the ideas I had was to share some party eye-candy with you from around the web. Afterall, social media is huge right now and sometimes there's just too much to see! I'm always inspired by beautiful things on the web (especially on Pinterest, oh Pinterest how did we survive without you?). I love that you can take bits and pieces of your favorite ideas and mesh them together to create your one-of-a-kind party.

Wanted: The Perfect LunchBag

May
15
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Once again, I'm faced with a problem only a mama would have to worry about. I am on the hunt for the perfect lunch bag. S has been going to preschool for almost a full school year now, which means I've been packing his lunch for almost a full school year. And since it's a Japanese school (and a general Asian thing), school lunches mean there's usually rice and sides involved.

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