Maiya's Album - June 2005
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June 2005

June's First Fotos! Here I am at 4 months old.
First time meeting Peg, Ashlyn & Summer at their house
First time visiting Lani
in Orange County
First time holding hands with cousin Kevin in Pack N Play (5 months)
First time visiting George and Iku at their house
First time meeting Gary at Pacifico's
First time meeting Glen
at his new house
First time meeting Yoko from KODO and PJ from San Jose Taiko at rehearsal for The Triangle Project at Senshin
First time meeting cousin Chris and Aunt Nina at Chris' baseball game in Culver City
First time meeting cousin Danika at The Talpa
First time meeting Bill & Pauline visiting from Delaware!
First time being photographed in my ExerSaucer. I like it a lot!
First day of Wet Tots swim class with mommy at the Y
As you can see from the pictures above, I've been very busy this month. Mommy took me to visit lots of friends. I saw Peg, Ashlyn, Summer, George Y., Lani, George & Iku, Gary, Glen, Nobuko, PJ & Yoko. Lily, Roxane, Uncle Darin, Auntie Sao, cousins Kyle and Kevin, Mike, Laura & Amani came to visit me as well. Went to the WLA Farmer's Market with Nona. I got to finally meet my cousins Danika and Chris, Aunt Nina and we all went to Talpa's with Grandpa Larry, and I went to Chris' baseball game. I also went to the Ikeguchi Family Reunion (my great grandma's sister's family), and the Kuida Family got together for a big family photo for Grandma and Grandpa's 42nd anniversary present! When Daddy's friends Bill & Pauline came from Delaware for Daddy's 20th Reunion from Uni High, we went to Johnnie's Pastrami's with them, Greg & Danny, went to Pasta Factory with Hector & Erika, and then went to a BBQ at Danny & Michelle's house. Their daughter Catalina played with me. I also went to Great Leap to visit and also went to mommy's old work, GLSBR, and visited with Janice, Norin, and mommy's old co-workers. I went to Little Tokyo two nights in a row, one for a party for Lisa, and then for a JACS meeting, and then went to Koraku to celebrate mommy & daddy's 10 year anniversary.

Cute, Cuter, Cutest (Series #1)
Cute, Cuter, Cutest (Series #2)
Bonding with Daddy - Happy 1st Father's Day!

Maiya's 4-Month Blog:

At 20 weeks (approx. 4 3/4 months), I weighed 15 pounds, 2 ounces and stood at 26 1/2 inches. The most amazing thing about this month is that I got 2 teeth! I had been drooling for weeks! Mommy and Daddy thought I might be teething because I was kinda cranky, and it turns out that I was! Now that my teeth came in, I'm a much happier girl.

I nurse about 8-10 times a day, although I'm starting to get kinda distracted, because there are so many things to see and do. I love playing with my friends, Giraffe, Max the Monkey, Wiggles and Ms. Turtle. I can sit up better, especially if someone helps me to sit up, I sleep about 5-7 hours at a time, and I'm going to bed earlier, around 10pm. I don't take real long naps, but I take 3 or 4 catnaps a day. Daddy says I love to laugh and squeal a lot.

The funnest thing about this month is that I started taking swim class with mommy at the Y! The first time I was a little bit quiet because I had never seen so much water, but I am beginning to like it a lot. We sing a lot of songs like the "Hokey Pokey," "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," and I like to practice kicking and paddling. Mommy & Daddy joined the Y, and have worked out a few times.

Ok, I'm getting tired. It's time to eat! Until next time, ciao!

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