Cameron took her first steps this week and it was all thanks to Dulce! When Dulce gets into "playful puppy mode", Cameron loves to watch from the
She can usually take three or four steps at a time before falling. The most she has done at once was five steps. She gets excited and claps for herself when she walks. The clapping is another new thing she learned this week but it's not quite right yet. She claps with one hand open and the other in a fist - like she's getting ready to punch someone out :)
Cameron loves to eat and she seems to like everything she tries. I am going to do my best to expose her to as many flavors and textures as possible in hopes of preventing her from becoming a picky eater.
This week Cameron tried pieces of cantaloupe, honeydew, tomato, and orange. Two other new foods she tried this week were tofu (pictured below) and greek yogurt. I bought organic medium-firm tofu which is firm enough to easily pick up but mushes apart in your mouth. The greek yogurt was plain and unsweetened. She first ate it plain one day, enjoying the creamy texture and tangy flavor. Another day I mixed it with mango puree and cinnamon which was also a big hit.
Last Saturday was the annual Korean Festival held in Kapiolani Park. Johnnie was away on a short trip so Cameron and I went by ourselves. There was some great entertainment, very similar to some of what we saw in the Folk Village in South Korea. The food was awesome and the main reason why I wanted to go! I had spicy rice cakes, yaki mandu, and a sweet bun filled with red bean paste - it was all very authentic and a joy to eat!
These two young Korean guys were enamored with Cameron! They loved making her smile and helping her dance. Cameron had her picture taken many times that day by different people :)
Johnnie returned from his trip the evening of the festival. The girls were very glad to see him :)
Cameron and I spent a day this week in Kailua with a friend for lunch and shopping. She is so pleasant to take out in the afternoon, relaxing in her stroller and taking in the sights. After walking through the town, we stopped in a quaint little coffee shop and enjoyed some iced coffees while Cameron relaxed with her bottle. She cracks me up sometimes :)
Dulce's 4th birthday was this week so we took her to the beach on base to celebrate. We watched the sunset while she ran around, dug in the sand, and chased after crabs. She loves the beach but usually stays out of the water.
Coming up in this next week... swimming lessons for Cameron! She loves the bath tub but hates the ocean. I'm anxious to see how she does in a pool :)
"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while."