Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

Herbie had a wonderful Christmas. For Christmas Eve's eve Herbie got to spend time with Grandpa Eng and his 94 year old Kong in Modesto. He really made his two Grandpa's pretty happy. We spent the night in Kong's 5 bedroom house where he lives there alone with Grandpa Eng. Herbie got to spend the night with his mommy and daddy in a bed that was harder than a rock! There, he played with his aunties two dogs Lassie and Princess. He really enjoyed himself there and liked climbing up and down the stairs and all over Grandpa Eng.

I was very sick the entire trip. My fever got up to 103 with terrible chills. I was pretty miserable but Herbie managed to somehow avoid the bug. What a strong boy!

Herbie spent Christmas Eve in Benecia where he got to spend some time with Grandma Lucy and Aunti Meggy. We all traveled to San Jose to have Christmas Eve dinner with Ricky's uncle Ruben and auntie Judy, the "Grijalva's", and he got to play with his auntie Mary and Margie. Everyone had gifts for Herbie. He scored new pajama's and outfits for the new year, not to mention plenty of Christmas cash to buy him diapers and formula:) Ricky's aunt Judy made a very nice quilt for Herbie too. It was so soft.

Christmas was spent in Benecia at Ricky's aunt Liney and uncle Greg's house. There everyone had a stocking and lots of gifts to share. There were tasty bagels, lox, and plenty of fresh squeezed Orange juice that Herbie enjoyed munching on. Herbie got to play with Ricky's cousin Hannah and Will and other friends and family.

Herbie was given lot's of stuffed animals and toys. He also got a handmade quilt from Grandma Lucy and a turtle quilt from Grandma Melly. We drove home after Christmas brunch and stopped at Harvey's Ranch. We listened to Christmas music and sang Christmas songs all the way home. It was a long drive.

The last couple of days, we have been recovering from a long Christmas week. Today Grandma Melly flew in town and Herbie went on a toy shopping spree and got all kinds of toys.

Herbie had a very Merry Christmas and he is hoping for a very happy New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The incessant games he plays

In the last few months, Herbie would play and incessantly say hello to everyone and everything. It was really funny. I would wake up on the morning and be greeted with a "Hi" and I would change his diaper and watch him wave hello at me. He would be playing with his toys and whenever he sensed someone was watching him he would begin to wave and say, "Hi". I was very excited! My baby can talk.

During my finals Herbie went to California to visit some of his family, he came back having learned another new trick. The backward bend. He does it all the time and loves it. I would be carrying him and all of a sudden, "weeeee" he would bend his own body back and begin to laugh with joy.

He has not yet learned how to walk yet, but it really looks like he is trying.
He is really good at pulling up and escaping from his chair. Very soon I will have a walking toddler. Oh dear!