Friday, September 25, 2009

we're movin

we're tired....

we're packin'

more to come...

let the adventures begin


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

i need to post more often

the other night i was lying in bed with too many words in my head to fall asleep, and now sitting here in a quiet house sipping my caffeine-less mock coffee i have nothing to say...
adam left to go home hunting this morning. it probably seems weird that bayley and i didn't go, but day long car riding isn't exactly bayley's favorite thing to do.
my mom and bayley went up last sunday and it was fun.......but exhausting. but we made do and stayed a cute little place called the hummingbird inn.
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and ojai had the cutest farmers market
on our way up we came across this incredible display of flags. a memorial for those killed on 9/11. there was a flag for every person lost, it gave me goosebumps.
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Bayley went to her first padres game, my friend lynn got us some awesome seats
the girls had so much fun running up and down the aisles.

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look at her hair!!! half ponytail already, i can't believe it!!
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and the other night right before her bath...
she found some mischief
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two of her favorite things
bubbles
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and flowers(fwowers)
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and oh how she loves her babydolls
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one of my favorite pictures
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and some from almost a month ago that i never posted
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we said goodbye to uncle gray, he left to go back to kansas
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and these are from a night we took a country drive and found a little bbq restaurant nestled in the hills of jamul, ca.

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so that's that.
and although my words are rushed(because i know she will be up any minute and i do like to feed my child and interact with her and i honestly can't believe she is still sleeping)at least i am documenting. because these days are too sweet and go by all too fast.

Monday, September 14, 2009

fifteen months

i'm not sure when i will stop posting every month....
maybe when she goes away to college??

if this month could be summed up in one word it would be....okay maybe two words independant and cute. too cute. she just learned how to say walk and it sounds like a person with an asian accent saying "wok" or sometimes she turns it into two words: "waa kkk" and pronounces more than one k. She's learning so much so fast it is truly the most amazing thing i have ever witnessed. Watching her grow and learn is more amazing to me than the seven wonders of the world (or however many there are??)

she also says milk "mulk"

as she is reaching this newfound independence and phasing out of her baby-ness (wiping tears) she does cling to me a little extra at times, and although it's usually not for long i eat up every second of it because i know one day she will probably want me to drop her off 5 blocks before school so she won't be embarrased. i love her recent shy smile/flirty little personality. most of the time she's all gung ho stopping people in the market and waving and exclaiming "hi" in such an adult manner people turn and wonder where it came from. but lately and only sometimes, she wants me to hold her while she clings to my arm and she smiles so coyly and flirtingly it makes me wonder what we're in for once she's dating....cause she's good. she's even got the head tilt and the eyelash batting goin' on.

and grandma taught her how to put her hand on her face and say "oh my" and it's the cutest thing ever.

this month also debuted her yoga exercises and her coordination and agility is improving by the minute. she can get in and out of her rocking chair with no help.


we love you Bayley boo

i think this is my favorite age....

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Friday, September 11, 2009

catch up collages

i didn't realize how many pictures i've taken lately

here are some summer fun times...

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and still more to share, but it's been a rough week and i'm tired.

Bayley has a casting call tomorrow and it's in san diego, not in l.a. thank goodness

but up to ventura on saturday to go house hunting.


Bayley's latest words

-good girl
-weeeee
-walk
-cheese
-bite
-star

oh and the other night she woke up barking in her sleep...lol
woof woof is one of her favorite things to say

and tonight as i flipped through the channels football was on and she noticed and yelled "football" Daddy is so proud : )

goodnight for now

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ruff ruff tough stuff......

Good bye Spikey

You will be missed so very much Spike, we had so many wonderful times. Thank you for being the best dog and friend a girl could ever have. I just seems like yesterday that I opened the card from my Dad that said "A puppy for you" (i still have the card)and we went and picked you up from the slummy house in chula vista. I can't believe this chapter has come to an end, no dog will ever replace you because you were truly the best dog in the whole world. lots of love, -Abbey






"If it should be that I grow weak,

And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then you must do what must be done,

For this last battle can't be won.



You will be sad I understand,

Don't let your grief control your hand,

For this day more than all the rest,

Your love for me must stand the test.



We've had so many happy years,

What is to come can hold no fears,

You'd not want me to suffer so,

The time has come, please let me go.



Take me where my needs they'll tend,

And please stay with me until the end,

Hold me firm & speak to me,

Until my eyes no longer see.



I know in time that you will see,

The kindness that you do for me,

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering I've been saved.



Please do not grieve it must be you,

Who has this painful thing to do,

We've been so close for all these years,

Don't let your heart hold back your tears."




Love you Spikey, you were the best dog in the whole world!!!





thank you Mom

Saturday, September 5, 2009

hot

it is way too hot.
i just opened a caramello chocolate bar and it was soft like it had been sitting on a hot oven a few hours (A.K.A. our house) we do have a/c i'm just trying to conserve.

we are moving in a month and i'm so stressed, we still haven't found a place. i'm excited too though, to organize, start fresh, and for the holidays to roll in starting with our favorite- fall. today i bought a can of pumpkin inspired to make a loaf of pumpkin bread, delicious!!

uh oh, baby up gotta go