Saturday, July 17, 2010

stuffed

you know when you are having a crazy craving for a particular food and then when you finally eat the entire jalapeno pineapple pizza and you are so incredibly stuffed and your craving is long gone because you went ahead and indulged lavishly...

well, i think i will feel like that after this blog post, because i've been craving the feeling of putting together a nice long stream of pictures and words and have been putting it off far too long now.

we made bread, and although it took half the day it was so worth it!!!  the smell of fresh steaming bread is one of my favorite smells in the world.  slather it with butter and i'll eat the whole loaf!!
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we took a trip down to san diego for my grandmas 85th birthday and stopped in the town of san juan capistrano on the way.  now that is a town i love!!  quaint shops, the beach, and tons of big shade trees.
and the best part was the huge petting zoo where there were hundreds of animals, especially bunnies.

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lot's of beach trips have been happening and boy does she LOVE the beach.  sit her down with a bucket and a shovel and she's in heaven
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by my standards, summer officially started on tuesday (when the marine layer finally burnt off and the temp rose above 72). 

it was the day bayley started her first swimming lessons. 
barbeques were sniffed.
seatbelts were hot.
old jeans turned into nice new cut offs.
fans were blowin'.
and you can just smell the summer air when you wake up.

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the fourth in all it's glory

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well that feels much better

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bye bye for now

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bayley highlights

says "I see sumpin out da weendow"

doing the stairs all by herself

wants to do EVERYTHING all by herself

loves to turn on music and dance and jump on the bed

loves ice cream with sprinkles and m&ms

loves to read books

just started liking to watch movies

sings happy birthday to us several times a day

loves broccoli and barbeque chicken

says "i need dat" to everything

loves princesses and knows all their names

said to me yesterday "ah man, what da heck"

splashes in the bathtub with her legs and thinks it is so hilarious that she belly laughs til she turns purple

when she hears a baby or kid crying says to me "mommy i want to help her".  so sweet!

can almost sing the whole abc song

loves taylor swift

says "doonin" instead of "doing"

talks more than i've ever heard a 2 yr old talk, i think she thinks she's 5




Sunday, July 4, 2010

big girl

introducing the big girl princess bed


tonight i squished into a toddler sized bed and put her to sleep.
she fell asleep shortly after asking for "a pickle mama??" and "a different bed?"
i stuck to my guns, she was fine
she is asleep in her big girl bed and i am happy.
it is at the foot of our bed for now since she is transitioning out of our bed.
oh how i love my Bayley and have enjoyed the two years of co-sleeping and snuggling,
but the snuggling has turned into a foot in the face and an almost black eye for mommy
and sleep is very precious to me
so....
i love cheap polyester disney princess bedding that can get my big girl to sleep in a bed of her own.
and i love Adam for spending 2 hours putting 500 small pieces of wood together to finally make a bed
"dada made a bed" Bayley says, and yes he did.

I love you Bayley, Mama is so proud of you!!!