Sienna’s First Birthday

A couple weeks ago we flew back to LA to celebrate Sienna’s first birthday with our family and friends! What started out as a small celebration turned into a much bigger party. Since we are moving to Japan and we are not going to be making our usual frequent trips to LA, we just decided to expand the guest list.

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Wish I had a copy of this pic where the candle was not blocking Sienna’s face…

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Friends since kindergarten, elementary and high school! Now with babies.

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My cousin and her baby, about a month older than Sienna

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Not a typo! The theme was Sienna and the monsters nonsters! Nonsters are non scary monsters.

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Matching

Round 2 of matching mommy and baby outfits!

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Reverse matching!

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Black and white!

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My lil dancing partner!

It’s times like this that I’m so glad I had a girl. Well actually, at all times I’m soooo thankful that I had a girl! Get ready for more embarrassingly similar outfits, Miss Sienna!!

Purple unicorn

I gave Sienna some of her birthday gifts early and one of them was this purple unicorn. It was a hit! She kept giggling and bouncing around. When I brought it near her she would act all shy and hide her face in my shirt. She likes touching the ribbons and horn.

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The Last Snow Day

We had an unexpected snowstorm last week. Probably our last snow day of the year! It was a nice surprise. That’s one good thing about living on the East coast. Random days off when it snows!

Miss Sienna had a busy day.

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Started out folding laundry with mommy.

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Took out her ponytail.

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Touched the snow outside our door.

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Waited for a bite of papaaa’s peanut butter cup.

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Went for a ride on his shoulders.

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Went for a walk in the snow. It was cold. Sienna doesn’t like the cold.

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Took a nap.

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Woke up from her nap a little too early.

A busy day for my Sienna!!

Dr. Mario happy virus

It’s mid day and I’m missing my lil S. I sometimes want to call her day care to ask how she’s doing just because I miss her. But she’s been there for 4 mos and I no longer have the excuse of “she’s new and still adjusting.” And it’s never satisfying anyway. So I’ll just have to wait till k picks her up to get a Sienna update!

Sienna was soooo happy when I took this pic smiling at her Papa!

My SIL said she looks like a “happy virus” which she says is a Korean phrase. But with her 2 front teeth she does look a little like the viruses in the Dr. Mario video game!

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Quesadilla from The Salsa Room food truck

The other day at work (before the snow day) I tried the Salsa Room food truck’s quesadilla. I really love their Bolivian-style empanadas so it was hard to deviate, but I’m always up for something new.

These pictures don’t do the quesadilla justice. It was really good. I opted for a chicken quesadilla with black beans, Spanish rice, spinach, mango, and corn. I had an avocado that I had brought from home and added it to my quesadilla. It really hit the spot.

This quesadilla would have been absolutely amazing with a splash of chipotle sauce and some caramelized onions.

3.7/5 yelp stars for the quesadilla. 5/5 for the empanadas.

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