InstaFriday 6.22.12

InstaFriday time!

life rearranged

This week, oh this week. Long and short. Fast and slow. Some ups and some downs.

Nighttime sleep is (mostly) under control again, but now naps aren't as consistent. It's so frustrating to see your clearly tired child very awake. Just go to sleep, baby!

Solid foods are not happening. They were so not happening that we're taking a week break from them. It's not worth struggling with her over it just because she turned 6 months old and now is supposed to be eating solid foods.  She had all the textbook signs of readiness though. She keeps me guessing, that's for sure.

We were in southern CA last weekend for Ryan and Katy's wedding. It was super fun, but wedding with babies? A totally different scene, and I'm still getting used to that transition. It was fun to see Cora spend time with Stu's high school buddies. Because both of our families live so close together, we rarely get to see them for more than an afternoon when we are home, so it was nice to have some extended face time with them all. I was shockingly bad at taking pictures with my phone though. Probably because Stu was in the wedding party and I was caring for Cora all day long without a real home-base. That was exhausting. The wedding was beautiful though, but you'll have to take my word for it.

We spent a significant amount of Father's Day hanging out with the cows on the I-5, but before that we headed to Chipotle and Huntington Gardens for a little Father's Day celebration. Cora slept most of the time, and Stu took pride in wearing her in the ergo despite the heat. He's such a wonderful dad!

We got home and it was like the week of packages! Little fact about me? I love getting mail. I don't care if it's from Amazon and I ordered it and I know it's coming. Seeing a package at my doorstep gets me all giddy. So, when I got not one, not two, but three packages this week? Winning! Even if they were technically for Cora.

Grandma sent Cora a super cute romper and it came with it's very own handwritten note. Thanks Peek customer service!

Nana sent up some toys that Cora enjoyed. Mortimer Moose was a fast favorite!

Baby G is very lucky to be loved by so many! Grandma sent up a box stuffed full of super nice clothes. My mom is one master shopper, and Cora benefits greatly from it all.

Cora likes packages too!

The loot.

Modeling for Grandma.

We went to the park on Wednesday to hang out with Cora's buddy Emmett. He's winning in the arm rolls department.

And Cora's new trick this week? Giving kisses to her reflection on the table. It's hilarious and she's impressed with her mad skills as well.

One thing I love about our neighborhood is how walkable it is. I had a hard day on Wednesday and never got around to cooking dinner, so we walked down the block to our favorite sushi restaurant, Mijori. They know us there, but they were happy to see us all eat there for a change rather than just do take out.

Ah yes, summer in the Bay has arrived. Enjoy your hot days and delightfully warm summer nights, people. As for this Family by the Bay? We'll be breaking out our North Face fleeces, pants, and beanies until August. 

I'm only a little bit bitter, but I am very pale.

Happy Friday!


  1. Hi from Life Rearranged! That is one precious baby girl you have!

  2. Hi Sarah! Your little one is still so small, I wouldn't worry too much about quantity of solids at this point. She'll probably get more into them soon! One tip is to focus on quality and not quantity. When sisi was small, we'd do one raw egg yolk mixed with coconut milk or avocado or whatever. If that's all she ate all day, I knew that she'd taken in far more nutrients and calories than most kids gorging on cheerios and fruit all day long. I replied to your comment on my blog- dream baby guide is super helpful in both the eating and sleeping department! I'm on the paleo diet, so I don't agree with all of her dietary recommendations, but aside from that, I followed it to a T. Get it!