Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mira's very busy summer and fall...

Many apologies for taking so long to update you all on Mira's latest pictures! We have had quite an exciting summer and fall! Mira is such a big girl these days now that she is TWO! She has great language skills and talks constantly (and even has great manners, such as saying "please, thank you, and you're welcome")! She has started potty training and only wears pull-ups (training pants) at night (hurray!). She loves to dance to music, play with her toys, and she especially likes to watch animated Disney movies as a weekend treat. Most recently, she figured out how to climb out of her crib, so we took the front rail off of the crib to convert it into a big-girl toddler bed! Here is a glimpse of all the things that Mira has been up to since the blog was last updated...
In May we took Mira on her first trip abroad; we visited family in Poland and then went to France for Grandpa Steve and Maryline's wedding. Getting love from Prababcia (Great Grandma) Mirka
On a walk near Promno
Using her new garden tools in Promno
Happy bath time at Agnieszka and Bartek's house
Showing Pradziadek (Great Grandpa) Marian her new baby and stroller
Most of the time Mira wanted to play instead of eat!
Mira in downtown Poznan
Out for a celebration dinner in Poznan--a nice family picture!
Despite this meltdown in the middle of the Munich airport on the way to Bordeaux, Mira traveled quite well (thanks mostly to the iPad)!
In France it was very warm, so Mira didn't wear much clothing
Playing under the flags at Grandpa Steve and Maryline's wedding
After the wedding she took off her dress and played in the dirt!
Then she posed with us for a nice family photo with the new husband and wife!
Back at home Mira loves playing in her new tent from Dagmara and Manuel
The tent gave her crazy static hair!
Not long after returning from Europe we celebrated Mira's birthday. Happy Birthday Mira--turning two!
In her birthday dress on the way to daycare
Wearing her birthday crown from daycare
Riding her new birthday bike
Later in June we went to Sacramento to celebrate Ben's birthday
Hanging out with her buddy Ben
For the 4th of July we went to Big Trees in Arnold, CA. It was very hot so we spent a lot of time in the water--Mira LOVES the water.
In late July we went back to Seattle to visit some friends. Relaxing at Brad and Grace's house
Showing off her sunglasses
Meeting baby Jonah, she really loved holding him
The rest of the summer was filled with all sorts of fun activities! Playing in the backyard with her buddy Zoe
At the Monterrey Bay Acquarium
Enjoying the rides at Happy Hollow
On the carousel this giraffe is her favorite animal
Eating ice cream with Eli
She sure loves ice cream!
Playing at the beach with the twins Leila and Sophia
In the driver's seat (already!) wearing Tata's sunglasses and eating string cheese
At her first Jazz concert at Stanford
For Labor Day we camped at South Lake Tahoe with Leila and Sophia
Mira insisted on swimming in Lake Tahoe even though the water was very cold!
Mira with the flamingos at the San Francisco Zoo
In August, her Auntie Georgia came for a visit
These days, Mira and Coco are becoming better friends
Coco even tolerates a little bit of petting!
Learning to eat Pho noodles with chopsticks--she's pretty good!
Watching Cinderella with her favorite animal Lala

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mira: the non-stop chatterbox

Wow, Mira keeps us BUSY these days! She talks and talks and TALKS! It's very fun, funny, and challenging at the same time. Here are a few pictures from the last few months...

Giving me some attitude in the car (she HATES sitting in her carseat and would much prefer to drive)! She even tells me to put my seatbelt on and where to put the keys.

Digging in the sand at Half Moon Bay in early February.

The grandparents came for a visit in February and we had a LOT of fun!
With Dziadek Andrzej

With Babcia Grazyna

With Grandpa Steve

We went out for sushi

So happy playing with "Ga-dek," "Ba-Ba," and "Eve"

And we went to Happy Hollow

In March Bartek came for a visit

In Dry Creek Sonoma for Mommy's birthday Mira played with Ben in the hotel

Playing at home

Playing in the backyard with the animals is a favorite activity