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Settling in Nicely in Paradise

Lil’ Lang Lang has happily adjusted to Southern California.  New experiences, playdates, sun + good food, what more can a baby ask for!?








Last weekend was Langdon’s first time in Little Tokyo, located in downtown Los Angeles.  *GASP*  SHOGUN SANTA WAS IN TOWN!!!!  OMG.  Do you know how excited I was?  Pretty excited.  Langdon was not so - 01

Rastafarian + a senior citizen Hawaiian shogun.  I’m in lurve.  Oh how I miss Los - 02

Langdon was in a super cranky mood because….IT IS HOT IN L.A., Y’ALL!!!!  Coming from 34 degree daytime temps in Vancouver, we were sweating our pantalones off!!!  Meanwhile Angelenos were wearing sweaters + fleeces.  Ay mi dios.  Frowny face got a super amazing snowman balloon made special for him…blog - 03

Stone cold not impressed.  The Rastafarian cheered me on shouting, “Don’t let him win!!!  Fight on mommy!!!”.  “YEEEAH!!!” I screamed as I pumped my fist in the air.

Grandma, Auntie, Langdon + I went to lunch at one of my favorite Little Tokyo restaurants, Kouraku.  I lived in Little Tokyo for four years + I ate there often!  It is a cozy little hole in the wall with the best Japanese comfort food in the city!blog - 04

Yes my mom likes to wear her sunglasses inside – Yakuza Style.

Oh yeah, Langdon also met Anglo Saxon Santa this week.  Another concerned facial expression.  But at least he didn’t cry!  Look how sweet Santa is holding Lang Lang’s wee hand!blog - 05

Exciting times – Langdon I threw a towel at baby purees!  A friend told us her baby was doing baby led weaning.  I had never heard of it, so did some research + asked her a million questions because I was sick of making, freezing + spoon feeding purees!  Baby led solid feeding made sense to me.  It’s been a week + so far success!!!  Langdon loves eating pears – he rocks back + forth + kind of hums happily as he - 06

You definitely have to be careful of what you give the baby + monitor them closely.  But it’s awesome because he eats what I eat + we can sit at the table + have a meal together!  Plus, vegetables he hated as purees (green beans, broccoli), he devours now!  Here he is eating green beans + mashed potato in a kimono straight jacket bib my mom made for - 07

If you’re curious about baby led solids, read more about it here.  Every baby is different + it’s not for everyone, but it has been a really awesome experience for us so far!

Langdon is enjoying the warm sun on his half Canadian body.  At first he was like, “What is that infernal glowing orb in the sky!!!  IT BURNS!!!!”.  But now it makes him smile!  By the way do you not love his hockey pjs?!  Whatta Canuck!!!blog - 08

My best friend’s girls outgrew their toy piano + gave it to Langdon.  He doesn’t have any toys that light up or make noise in Vancouver.  Well let me tell you, he is bat sh*t insane over this piano!!!  Now he rocks out to it’s sweet tunes + head bangs to it’s righteous beats!blog - 09

By the way, this baby is getting ridiculously large.  I think he may be a mutant.  He just turned 8 months old + in this picture he is wearing 18 month old pjs.  I’m - 10

Langdon + I have had lots of playdates with friends I haven’t seen for 2 1/2 years since I’ve been sent to exile in Canada while my immigration papers were being processed.  At my best friend’s house getting his first kiss from a golden lab!!!blog - 11

With his Auntie Amber.  I knew they would become besties for sure!blog - 12

Last night our family went to our treasured Mexican restaurant that we’ve been going to since we were kids.  I’ve been dying for Mexican food because good Mexican food DOES NOT EXIST ANYWHERE IN CANADA. IT DOESN’T.  Now I feel like I’ve officially arrived home.  Latigo Kid’s newest convert!blog - 14

Well, Christmas will be upon us before we know it!  Tonight the whole family went outside to show Langdon Grandpa’s lovely Christmas lights!blog - 15

In time I can’t wait to share with my son all the special things about Los Angeles that helped shape me to become the person I am today.  I feel so lucky for this holiday season!  And it will be even merrier when Landon’s dad joins us in a week!!!!  Woot!  Hope the start of everyone’s holidays have been stress free + jolly!!!!  XOXO


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yay for home 🙂 and digging the new hair – you look beauuudiful! Merry Christmas to the fam, xxx

    December 14, 2014
  2. kenneth nishino #

    So Great having our Grandson, here !!!!! i swear he’s grown since
    he’s been here…simply amazing, he’s crawling, attempting to stand
    up,…can’t wait 4 ”Terrible Two’s”, heehee,…LOL !!!!! Happy Holidays
    to ALL, Mele Kalikimaka Hau’oli Makahiki hou,…have a Great ”2015”!!!

    December 14, 2014
  3. What is it about Asian mommies in sunglasses = gangsta!? Girl, you know the Nomes is aka “Korean Mafia,” right? Haha. Miss you! Hope to see you + baby + fam soon in LA!!

    December 14, 2014
    • Korean Mafia + Yakuza Mama need to have a showdown!!!! Miss you too!!! Hope to see you in LA soon????!!!! Is it true?!

      December 16, 2014

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