Monday, August 24, 2009

on our way....

up to los angleles.
little punkin is still sleeping, legs all kicked back resting on adam (too cute) she prefers to cuddle with him and just turn over to me when she's hungry.
anyways....
bayley has two auditions today!!!
one for carters/oshkosh
and one for gymboree/janie and jack (my all time favorite childrens clothing line)
one time i bought her a hat from there for 6.99 on clearance. i just can't justify paying 58 dollars for a dress, but the clothes are oh so cute. i would settle for just looking at her picture in a janie and jack window.
ok, gotta scarf some coffee and we're off!!
wish us luck!!!

pics at the beach to come!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

14 months

i just made an extremely strong cup of coffee and she is asleep, oh joy!! don't get me wrong i love when she's awake, but i also love knowing that she is residing peacefully in dreamland and i have a moment to gather my thoughts. so 14 months, and i am a little late because now she is 14 months and one week. it is scary because i believe she is smarter than i am on some level, but also it's amazing to watch her learn and grow and how she learns and percieves things. like this dancing move she does....i've been dancing with her since she was very little always holding one hand of hers in mine and out like the waltz (??) anyways, so she started doing this thing where she would grab her left wrist with her right hand and walk around. we couldn't figure it out, does she have carpel tunnel?? nope, she's just dancing...with herself!!! and now she does it all the time and sometimes she just wants to dance alone and sometimes she wants adam or i to pick her up and dance, but regardless she's a dancer. i knew it at 22 weeks of my pregnancy, and her nickname was tiny dancer cause i just knew she was dancin' away in there. so we shall enroll her in toddler tango soon.

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today it rained and thundered.....and I LOVE unexpected storms because we get so few of them. so of course we put on our rainboots auntie chara bought her and her windbreaker from grandma and we played in the rain. something about the smell of rain that is so cleansing. i'm big on smells, like the amazing salted crispy oatmeal cookies i made the other night. i may make them again just for their aromatherapy benefits. i very much think the smell of butter, brown sugar and vanilla could ressurect the dead.

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and this little cutie, well that little face alone could cure just about anything. even a mom who has only had 3 hours of sleep because she stayed up too late and then got woken up 7 times by a little monkey. yep, mama is still happy and ever so grateful to be greeted each morning with this little face.

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so 14 months is grand...

walking very independantley everywhere

talking and repeating everything we say

like...
flower
tree
hi (oh so enthusiastically to everyone she sees, even a manequin (sp?)
dog (gode)
woof woof
kitty
water
she even is attempting sentences
and the list goes on...

oh and today i asked for a hug...and she walked right over to me and gave me a big hug and said "awwwwwww" because thats what we say when she hugs her babies

she is too precious...

oh and she is learning and actually putting her toys away, and my makeup because she loves playing makeups with mommy

and she chases daddy with heavy breathing and everything

and she loves swinging, and says "weeeeeee" and calls the swings wee.

and we push her around in her babydoll stroller and she thinks it's hillarious

very fascinated with kitty too

okay, time to plan/fix dinner
hopefulli i can pull off making dinner for my lovely husband whilst getting bayley to sleep so we can have a nice dinner date after her bedtime.

and here's to football season starting!!!

here's a preview of your sunday sweetheart!!

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and she's still sleeping!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

icecream-youscream

bayley held her first ice cream cone yesterday...how exciting!!!
this little girl is picking up things left and right

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she seemed to enjoy the cone itself better than the ice cream which lent itself to a much less messier treat after all.

so i'm trying to think of what to write about for the next 4 minutes because i hear a stirring bebe about to start saying "mamamama " "mimimi" that either quickly turns into a happy and inquisitive "mama??" "dada??" as she sits up or a long ever so sad "maaaaaaaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!"

and either way, in less than 10 seconds she ends up being the happiest 1 year old ever when she sees her mama and dada greet her

she loves mornings and her mama is even growing to love them too

it usually starts off with some conversing about what we're going to do and pointing out many things around the house like "kitty-kitty" (major fascination and love for anything furry these days) sometimes daddy will blow bubbles or we turn on elmo and there's always breakfast which almost always consists of oranges from great grandmas tree and maybe some oatmeal or french toast

mornings are fun and fresh and i love the feeling of having the entire day ahead of me....

our little monkey is up!!! let the day begin!!!


The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. ~Monica Baldwin

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author Unknown

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

beachy

the beach on a sunday afternoon is like pure heaven
lots of friends gathered as we surfed and kayaked and barbequed, and yes chara and i kayaked......way out into the ocean....and it was scary, yet very very peaceful. adam and gray kayaked too but i don't think they were as scared.
and bayley loved the water and running all over the sand

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latest family portrait
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oh and these are the latest of her playdate with her friends

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a day at the park with mom and dad

balboa park is such an amazing place
i think i love it so much because it still hasn't changed from when my mom took me there when i was little. the merry-go-round is the exact same, as is the choo-choo train and pretty much everything else including the ice cream stand.

so we took bayley and she had so much fun
and we did too

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pretty baby

a little behind on posting...
lots of pictures from the past week or so, she keeps getting cuter!! how can I keep up??
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her first boo boo : (
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learning to walk is rough business

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her favorite book is one of my old books "Karen and the little lost kitten" it is a finger puppet book and she loves this book SO much
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eating breakfast watching "melmo" (elmo)
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stylin baby
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she loves these shades and wears them often, still no hats though...

escaping in the buff after her bath
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