Friday, May 31, 2013

Trampoline Fun

 We love the trampoline Papa got us earlier this spring. We can't wait to try the new big trampoline our cousins Lola and Violet recently got. We understand from uncle Moo that trampolines help increase "athleticism". :)

She's Back!

I'm finally back to my spunky self! Earlier this week I was sick with a very bad stomach bug...not able to keep anything down. As the picture below shows, I slept a ton. Unfortunately I passed it on to my brother and he was throwing up as well. The volume and energy of our household has finally escalated now that Holden and I are feeling better and eating solid foods again.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Head First!

 It made mommy nervous at first...but this is the way papa taught me how to go down the slide last week!
I also enjoyed other activities at the park including riding this lady bug.
I played in the sand box.
 I practiced lots of I took over 20 consecutive steps with my sand toys adding extra balance.
Mommy is glad Holden chose to go FEET FIRST on this slide!

Monday, May 20, 2013


 Our fireplace hearth made a great stage to perform on. I made up songs and all sorts of unique dance moves I choreographed!

Pac n' Play Fun

Mommy was a little suspicious that we were actually asleep in the pac n' play at 9 a.m.
 Where did my brother go?
THERE he is!!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fun with mussels

 We had seafood pasta this week and my favorite part was playing with the mussel shells after dinner.

Bug Buddies Class

We started a new class this week called Bug Buddies. We get to explore the life of bugs through arts and crafts projects, puzzles and other nature activities.

I also started a toddler puzzle class.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Last Chance Track Meet

Papa leaves for 6 days to Indiana for track & field nationals next week so we made sure to go to the final regular season track meet this weekend. Here he is talking to Laura, a senior who has qualified in the 1500 meters and steeplechase. Papa seems to integrate his roles as a coach/father quite well.
I was spoiled by the Eagles on the van ride back from Occidental College...Bryce and Rocio took turns reading me this entire book of Disney stories.

All Aboard!

Helping with skewers

 We've been barbecuing a lot more with the recent hot weather. I loved helping mommy put veggies and seafood on these skewers!

Monday, May 13, 2013


 Today my brother and I had a blast hiding from our mom. This time she found us under the table.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Santa Ana Zoo with Nicole

 We had so much fun this Friday at the Santa Ana Zoo with my mama's good friend Nicole.
 A highlight was hearing Nicole share all about the Dusky Titi Monkeys (pictured in the background) that she worked with for years.
 I preferred standing rather than being in the stroller (much better view of the animals)!

 Is that a monkey or Karen up in the tree??!
 We loved all the hands-on exhibits!

 We enjoyed a wild ride in this jungle jeep!
 After the zoo we were so glad Nicole could come over and play with us!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

First Steps!

 Today at the park, Mommy and Holden watched me take my first (unassisted) steps. When Papa came home, I was determined to show him my new skill!
After the first day, my record is 7 consecutive steps!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Parachute Man

 Yesterday my mommy and I worked on a really fun project. We made a parachute man.
 His first trial was inside from the stairwell landing.
Then I couldn't wait to try parachute man outside from our balcony.
 This provided at least an hour of entertainment with no crash landings!

Inverted Amusement

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Awaiting babies from our newest neighbor

Holden recently spotted a new hummingbird nest on a tree right outside our front door. We've really enjoyed watching the mother bird sit on her two eggs (each the size of a small jelly bean) the past few days.
 We've researched that the mother usually incubates her eggs 16 - 18 days. The babies are born with no feathers, dark skin, and closed eyes. The hummingbirds won't leave the nest until full grown. We'll keep you posted and try to take more pictures as we await the arrival of the babies!