Thursday, January 31, 2013


Remember what I said, fish?

I think I just might like sushi when I get older.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mom went back to work today I paid her a surprise visit! Here's her friend and (former) manager Laura giving me a squeeze.

And when she comes home from work, Mom can't wait to play with me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hey, who's this nice baby?

Mirror baby is awfully friendly!

(Mom apologizes for the quality of the photos. She reports that it's hard to take arms-length photos while holding a baby.)

Monday, January 28, 2013

When Mom and Dad aren't super sleep deprived, they do find me pretty delightful in the morning.

And who wouldn't!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Daddy's hands are fun to watch!

Even if they look a bit menacing.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Walking on sunshine

Mom, Dad, and I took advantage of today's crisp, sunny weather and everyone's improved health to go for a couple of walks. First we walked around Stanford, where we saw lots of youths and stopped for lunch.

Then in the late afternoon we strolled around our neighborhood and took a look at the nearby creek.

Even when you have to wear lots of layers, it's fun to spend time outside. Especially when Dad wears YOU!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Aunt Abbey thinks I'm going to be a flirt when I grow up...

Who, me?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I've got my eye on something...who knows what!

(This look of surprised interest reminds me of my brother-in-awe Xander C. Eh, Asia?)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I like to chew items that color-coordinate with my outfit.

And to bask in the bright morning sun.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Trying to stay occupied while Mom does the dishes. Boooooorrrrring...

Hey, what's this weird flower thing?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

To the Superbowl!

Today I watched the Niners with Dad over at his friend Andy's house. Sorry, our friend Andy's house. He's my friend too!

I showed up in the fourth quarter wearing my 49ers booties. They got their first lead of the game and rode it all the way to the finish. Coincidence? I think not!

Of course, until that final second was off the clock, everybody was a little nervous...

I even got to see a bit of Aubrey (also wearing some fancy Niners gear!) when she woke up from her nap. Everyone hastened to document the cute overload.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do when Aubrey becomes a big sister. I don't know if I can handle TWO dynamic Nelson girls!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Horsing around

Mom and Dad still aren't feeling great, so I got to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa today. They took me to see the animals that go "neigh!" (Yep, I've been hearing some Old Macdonald lately.)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

On a roll

I spent all day doing this!

And, getting progressively more and more frustrated. But I'll figure it out one day, and Mom will put up proof when I do!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm not sure why Mom looks so surprised. It's not like I spontaneously grew out of her chest! She's just trying a new carrier.

It was fun to look out at the world from new heights! I like trying to grab stuff.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jump around

By popular demand (okay, one suggestion from Grandma Sue) here are some videos of me playing with my new toy.

My first bounce:

Getting the hang of it!

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Monday, January 14, 2013


(Cue drool.)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Still watery-eyed and red-nosed.

But managing to dredge up some smiles from beneath the sea of mucus!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Feeling better. Not great, but better. And a bath always mellows me out. I think when I'm big I'm going to love hot tubs!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Four months

Four months old! And guess what I got for my four-month birthday?

A bronchial infection! Yep, it's the gift that keeps on giving, if mucus is on your wish list. (If so, you are weird. I wanted books and toys and maybe for that teething ring I like to grab to finally end up in my mouth and stay there.)

I spent the day with Mom and Dad seeing the doctor, then getting chest x-rays and peeing in a cup. Through my haze of coughing and sneezing, I managed to give everyone some smiles. I'm feeling pretty low energy, so we're hoping a one-two punch of antibiotics and Tylenol will perk me right up. That and a LOT of sleep.

But let's not dwell on my not being well. Let's share some pics of me back in the full bloom of health, taken by Uncle Nono.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I don't feel well.

I tried to have some of Dad's feel-good drink on the plane, but he wouldn't share.

Monday, January 7, 2013


First vacation! First roll-over!

First visit to the local medical clinic since I caught my first cold... :(

(Note the tissue in the foreground.)

The doctor and nurse both noted how sweet I was despite being sick. They should see what a peach I am when I can breathe out of my nose!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

More shave ice, this time at a peaceful picnic bench with an unbeatable view.

I'm definitely going to miss these strolls when we head back to cold, rainy Cali in winter.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

It was super windy today, with fits of rain! Not a great pool day, but fun to watch the glistening trees boogie from a sheltered location. I got in some good Grandma-Grandpa time while hanging out on the lanai.

Yeah, I'd say I'm soaking up more than my fair share of Veltman family adoration lately.

I guess it must be pretty fascinating to watch me chew?

Friday, January 4, 2013


Today I got to dip my toes in the ocean for the first time.

I think Mom and Dad were more excited than I was. I mean, it just sounds like my sound machine, and the seawater isn't as pleasant as bath water. Not sure I see the allure...?

I could, however, get behind the whole "hang out under an umbrella and read" concept.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'm trying to figure out how this whole talking thing works. Uncle Nono was kind enough to let me start my research with his mouth.

The investigation is ongoing.

I took a break this afternoon for a seaside walk. The weather was a bit gray, but it was a nice stroll anyway.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Remember what I said about standing? It's even more fun when you have an interesting surface to stand on -- especially in your bare feet!

I've also been enjoying the local flora and fauna. Everything's so lush and green. There are big bright flowers and chickens that scurry around and make crazy noises! A lot more going on than my backyard at home. I spend a lot of time just taking it all in.

Then, shave ice to refuel! When they asked what size I wanted, I said, "Twice as big as my head." They complied.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New year, new skills

Happy 2013, everybody!

So, Mom noticed this morning that I was really twisting my body around on my playmat.

But I stopped there. Then later, I didn't stop! I turned right over!

My sartorial twin Dad was very proud.

But then they made me hang out on my stomach for a while. (Apparently it's safer for me if I can roll over from both sides.) BOO.

Guess they'll have to keep a closer eye on me now...I might roll all over the place!