I feel as if time goes by faster as you get older. As a kid, time went by really slow as you anticipated your birthday, Christmas, or summer vacation. Now it seems like the holidays speed by and birthdays come faster. You forget how old you are whereas when you were a kid, you were seven forever. Time goes by even faster now that I have baby. I think, “Wow, back in September she was hanging out in my belly” or “Remember when Emi…” It hasn’t been that long, but at the same time, she is now five months. How did five months go by so quickly?
Not much has changed with Emi. She can scoot her lil’ bum around, but hasn’t felt the desire to roll around. She does like to kick her toys and continues to furiously kick her piano in the car. She realized that if she kicked the piano hard enough the animals on the mirror would move. It is pretty amusing to look into the rear view mirror and see the animals bouncing up and down.
Emi went through a silent period where she didn’t babble and coo much. However, she has re-established her voice and “talks” more than ever. Not only that, she loves to laugh and smile. Emi loves to play and gets a kick out of animals that surprise her, putting her rings in her mouth, and watching the movement of fingers. She likes to dance and wiggle and it makes Taro laugh when Emi and I do the tango. Emi smiles when I do silly things like that with her. She likes to play peek-a-boo and loves classical music…along with off-key renditions of The Wheels on the Bus. Emi also likes the ABCs, books, and sticking her lil footsie in the air.
It has been an amazing five months and I cannot believe that six months – half a year!- is just around the corner. I know a year will be here in a blink of an eye and I’ll look back and see how far my baby girl has come.
I love this girl. And I have had the pleasure and honor of photographing her from the very start. I cannot believe she is turning two already. Time has truly flown by and to see her turn into this little girl – I held her when she was just a week old! – is truly amazing. Isabella is an absolute doll and sweetheart. She loves other kids and gives hugs freely. She especially loves babies – Emi holds a special place in her heart and that makes me smile – and will one day be a great older sister. Besides that, Isabella is imaginative (playing with her doll and always up for make believe), full of energy, and a lil’ talker. I love that she mixes in Cantonese with her English, is her mommy’s best friend, and just brightens up everyone who is around her.
I cannot wait to capture more memories of Isabella and to celebrate her 2nd birthday this weekend. Happy birthday, big girl! Hugs and kisses from both me and Emi!