Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Some Downtime

It's rare that I can capture such a peaceful shot of Aria...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Popcorn Fiend

She usually doesn't ask for any food, even when she's hungry, so when she asks for popcorn after dinner, we just have to oblige. :-P

Monday, February 27, 2012

Surprise Reveal

We suffered from some technical difficulties, but we finally revealed the gender of the new baby Holmgren to the family this evening with big sister Aria's help. The shirt says it all. :-)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Class is in Session

Miss Aria gets a lesson thanks to Brian's new Teach Me app on his iPhone while Po Po looks on.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our Little MJ

Aria does her best Michael Jackson impersonation, complete with gloves while out shopping at Target today.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Camera Pose

This seems to be the default pose for Aria now when I take a photo with my camera. I wonder what snapshots of me she has in that little head (and pretend camera) of hers...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lounging With Mommy

Aria lounges on the couch with mommy tonight.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Korean Blanket Bed

Aria uses Brian's blanket as a new floor bed tonight.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arts & Crafts: Mail Time

I had a little time to fashion an old shoe box into a "mailbox" for Aria. I also created some custom sized envelopes and letters for her to create and "mail". I thought it might keep her busy for a while, and luckily, my little one does like her some arts & crafts. :-D

Monday, February 20, 2012


I wasn't there personally (was not able to get President's Day off from work), but the rest of the gang took the kiddies to the park today. Cute photo Brian took of all four of them on the swings.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Self Portrait

Aria takes a self portrait with the iPad tonight. She did a pretty good job of keeping herself busy while we had our game night on this holiday weekend (at least for most).

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Does This Work?

You can just see the gears turning in both Jonah's and Aria's little heads as they try to figure out why the pinball machine wasn't working for them. I guess we should enjoy while it lasts: knowing the cunning nature of toddlers, it's only a matter of time before they find the power switch. :-P

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cute Topiary

Loved this cute topiary at the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford so had to take a quick snapshot.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

18 Weeks

A quick photo of the baby belly at around 18 weeks...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Napping Daddy

All the working (and shopping for Valentine's) tuckered out Brian - here he is falling asleep on the couch tonight (and before Aria went to bed too I might add).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Continued

Another lovely V-day surprise from Brian for myself and Aria: balloons! Aria loved them and we couldn't get her to stop holding onto them.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Early Valentine's

A lovely wonderful pre-Valentine's surprise from Brian: pretty flowers from Costco.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stuffed Animal Shower

Brian and Aria play a new game this evening by filling up some bins with stuffed animals and dumping them all over her. She couldn't stop giggling as you can see from this action shot.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Aria's Favorite Ride

Aria enjoys the merry-go-round at Chuck 'E Cheese's this afternoon. After all the times she's been on them, it's still her favorite ride. And the plus is that she can feed the token into the machine by herself on this mini-version...

Friday, February 10, 2012


Even though she doesn't like to go to bed to sleep, Aria loves to get into her crib and play. Here is a cute shot of her posing for the camera this evening...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Washy Washy

The newest novelty for Aria: washing her hands at the sink all by herself (with a little help from mommy). I've never seen a kid so happy to wash her hands (although she probably splashes more water around than gets her hands clean...).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lovely Day in the Sand

Aria and I hung out at the park at Lake Elizabeth before some doctor's appointments today. I had originally thought that she would like to play on the equipment, going down slides, but the colorful sand toys and the group of kids about her age was a little more tempting for her.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Decor

Aria and I did a little craft project last night, and here are the results. We have cut out heart with various animal stickers on them all over our house now. This was the biggest cluster that ended up on our door to the garage...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Family Visit

We captured a pretty good (at least everyone's looking at the camera in this one) Bien-Yao-Holmgren photo at dinner tonight at Mayflower. It was great seeing Auntie Lily and Uncle Eric again (and maybe after this trip, Aria will remember them)...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Little Girl, Big Building

We visited the mausoleum today to pay our respects for my dad (before venturing back home to watch the Superbowl). Here is a shot of Aria at the front door exploring.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Smiley Girl

I still can't get over how grown-up she looks in this photo. It took a little tempting and prodding, but I finally got a shot of Aria smiling for the camera today.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lotsa Bubbles!

Taking advantage of some of the nice "winter" weather we're having here in the Bay Area, we took the bubble wands in the backyard today. What is it about kids and bubbles - they're so fascinating...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ponytails Galore

My mom went a little ponytail happy after Aria's nap today. Yes, there are five (count them - 5!) ponytails on her little head...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Say Cheese Mommy!

Aria uses our old busted modem as a makeshift camera today, taking a "picture" of mommy (while I took a photo of her). The creativity of this girl really impresses me sometimes. :-P