Transition to Big girl bed: Take 1

transition from crib to toddler bed night 1 went a little like this: – remove crib side and attach toddler rail – baby girl so tired she falls asleep – nosy mom creeps in to make sure she is ok – baby is rustling in bed  – ‘oooh’ – BAM – Loud crying  Slow clap…

Vacation travel: Parents vs Toddlers

Travelling to British Columbia is always fun, we get to see a bit more of the beautiful province and we get to see a lot of family, win-win situation. I have made this trip sometimes solo and sometimes with Zahi several times since she has been born. And the older she gets the more ‘challenging’ these…

Yes, west Canada has a valley..and it is spectacular 

British Columbia is certainly a beautiful place…and it is magical in the summer. This year Zahi and I had a chance to summer here and sneak a short trip to the Okanogan Valley baby free with a sweet sister who is a self proclaimed third wheel aka wheelie. First step…leave babies behind and hope for…

When parents take a short break 

Visiting family is always fun but the extra fun perk is being able to do adult things without paying a baby tax (babysitter fees). Perhaps we went on a date night     Perhaps we visited a winery or two    Perhaps we went on a short road trip     And came home so ready for…

Reading to toddlers is like Groundhog Day

The movie is about a weatherman who relives the same day over and over again…reading to a toddler sure feels like that. Last night I was folding laundry (yup that never ending story) when I overheard this conversation between Sophia and Zahi in her room .S: bla bla bla (yeah nobody can quite understand her…

Thinking about family

As we get ready to go visit family in Vancouver in a few days, I cannot help but reflect on the past year and half here in Houston. Living far away from family is hard, but it makes their visit or going to see them so much more exciting. And I know we will always…

And weekend…

I enjoy my job, I really do…but Friday evening is so so welcome! This week was long so we kicked off the weekend with   Drinks for mama and baby..and some chips  Then watching baby girl go up and down the slide a million times at uberrito (Mexican restaurant with outdoor playground and our current top…

Vending machine must have talked to my trainer

I didn’t realize I only had a salad and a yogurt to eat for lunch till it was lunch time . And the vending machine punished me for my choice in snacks     Don’t worry twix, I will protect you.