Ok, this giveaway was so good I had to start blogging again so I could get an extra 3 entries!
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Jackson has done two shoots for the Goodbaby brand in the past two weeks. Here’s a couple of snaps.
Xiao Huang has been taking Jackson outside to play every morning and afternoon since it’s so nice out now. It sounds like lots of the ayis bring the kids out to an area in our compound near the exercise equipment; I’ve went to their little playgroup a couple times and there are lots of babies Jackson’s age. The nannies help the babies practice walking – it’s pretty cute!
Shirt – OshKosh, gifted from Grandma Reisch
Pants – Faded Glory hand-me-down from cousin Amber
Shoes – from the Hongqiao fake market
Hat – Quechua from Decathalon
Stoller – Combi travel stroller
So, I was just linking up with Morgan for Small Style, as usual, and I discovered that last month when we did the first ever Dual Small Style post, Morgan featured our babies on her blog.
I’m not sure how I missed it before, but it’s pretty cool that someone else appreciates our super cute babies!! :-)
Check out her post here.
These were taken in a Starbucks in Japan. The Starbucks is located inside the park, next to the playground. It’s a brilliant idea…. moms thrive on caffeine.
As usual, Stella was very patient with Jackson as he tried to nom on her!
overalls – The Pumpkin Patch, gifted from Gil and Chris Fewtrell
sweater – Baby Gap (probably real), from the Children’s Market
cap – from the Children’s Market
shoes – from the fake market
I try to blog frequently. I do. However life seems to get in the way….
Jackson’s first time in the ocean! He wasn’t too impressed. I think the water was a bit too cold for him. (Photo by Erica)
Last week we were in Japan, visiting Stella and her mommy Erica. We did all kinds of baby-friendly fun things. See the highlights here. Really, click on this link! Erica’s photos are awesome. Maybe someday I will post some of mine.
Last Thursday Jackson and I were on a plane to Fukuoka, Japan. Comfort over style on these days. Luckily it’s just a 1.5 hour flight. No diaper changes mid-air needed.
Sweatshirt – SDSU Jackrabbits from the University Bookstore in Brookings.
Pants – Chinese brand from the baby market, with a perfectly legally used Thomas the Tank Engine icon.
Slipper Socks – Chinglish from the baby market. They say ‘Warking. Go! Go!’ Not working, or warning, or walking. Whatever.
Toys – Stella’s!
I’m so late on posting this. I’m blaming the cough that turned into a fever and pneumonia, resulting in a baby that would not let me put him down. Tonight is the first night he’s slept for two hours in his crib. So, my arms are now free to finally post this!
Skull thermal shirt – baby Gap (gift from Megan)
Camo pants – Garanimals (hand-me-down from Amber)
Sweatshirt – Circo
Erica and Stella (of Expatria, Baby fame) was here visiting last week. So of course we had to do a dual Small Style post! It was so much fun to have two babies around for a week with such different personalities. Stella is just over a year older than Jackson, but they weigh the same. It’s hard to imagine him walking and talking like she is – she even could say “Jackson”! (well, we could she tell she was saying Jackson.)
Definitely click over to Erica’s blog to check out her photos. The last one is the best!
Snap quick mama, this is the only photo you’ll get of us looking in the same general direction.
Wow, Stella, your legs are really skinny.
Check out my two new teeth!
My, that’s a beautiful flower on your shoe. I’m going to attempt to eat it now.
Wait, Stella! We’re not done smiling yet.
Your sweater looks like good eating too! I’ll just have a nibble…
shirt – Old Navy (hand-me-down from Amber)
carpenter jeans – The Children’s Place
shoes – from the fake market in Hongqiao
While you are over at Erica’s blog admiring the two most adorable children in the world, vote for her on Top Baby Blogs. It’s really easy; just click the banner and vote for her.
It’s the Chinese New Year holiday right now and we’re welcoming in the year of the Dragon and saying goodbye to the year of the Rabbit.
About 95% of my photos were of Jackson doing this.
Jackson’s Chinese nickname is “Koushui Xiansheng.” Literally, it’s translated as “mouth water mister” … or Mr. Drooly as he’s known in English.
Chinese outfit – gifted from Dan and Wendy
Drool – model’s own