Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We got some very special visitors last week! John and Kelly came to California to see family, and we got to visit with them for a whole day. Sofia was so excited that they were here, she kept asking them how long they could stay! We all were very sad to see them go, but it was REALLY fun to visit!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


We have been busy. We went to Albuquerque for my sister's bridal shower. It was really fun to do bridal stuff and get to be a part of the planning of Noelle's wedding. She is marrying a terrific guy that we all LOVE!
The girls just love being with my parents, and family. It was really fun to see friends while we were there too. We just took the week to enjoy being with others. Here are some pictures:

We got to go to this fabulous place called the ABQ playroom with my friend Whitney and her girls, it was a BLAST! Both girls really loved it, and had a great time. Here Sofia is doing a dolls hair, that kept her busy for like 45 minutes! And yes that is Emily all dressed up, the girl loves to play dress up, it is hilarious!

Here Sofia is playing with Abby, her most favorite person in the whole world, she LOVES Abby!!!!! To watch them play is so fun, they are two peas in a pod, that is for sure.

Aunt MaryKay bought them this coloring book, they both had a great time coloring. It works out nice too, with one being left handed and one being right handed:)

Both girls love this swing in my parents backyard, they will swing as long as you will swing them.

My mom took the girls for a good hour, and I got a coffee break....since these coffee breaks so rarely happen I had to take a picture:)

We got to go and "play," at the bridal shop and get the girls flower girl dresses. This was by far one of my favorite things that we did while we were there.

We also got to go to the zoo with my dad. Emily loved seeing the animals, and anytime we left one she would cry until we got to another one. I loved spending time with my dad.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Emmy Lou!

Emily's birthday started on March 26th and is still going! She is a great thing to celebrate, so we just keep on celebrating. It all started with Grandma and Grandpa's visit (see previous post). Then we had a birthday party for her with friends. She LOVED it, especially the cupcakes! She nows points to the refrigerator (because she knows where they are now) and asks for more. The day before her birthday we went to Disneyland with friends and "celebrated," her birthday. She got to see "Mum, Mum"...or Mickey Mouse on stage. We then had a small celebration in Newport with my parents for her actual birthday. She got to eat breakfast on the beach, play in the sand, and eat yes more cake! We then did a small birthday party for her just us, and she got to open gifts, eat rice (one of her favorites), and more cupcakes! It has been a great couple of weeks. We love you Emmy Lou, and are so glad that you are here, healthy and happy!!!!!

The big birthday party!!!!!!!

The birthday girl, and all of her balloons

Sitting in her "thrown," eating her lunch

The birthday girl

The wall of photos of Emily throughout the year.

The table is all set, and Sonoma and Sofia are ready to party!

Eating cake for the first time

I love cake!

Decorating cupcakes

The cupcakes- can you tell we had a cupcake theme:)

Pin the candle on the cake

Family Birthday-

Beach Birthday-

Birthday breakfast

Playing in the sand with big sister

Saturday, April 2, 2011

We love to play!

Sofia and Emily love to color, and they do it a lot. It is fun to have the both of them around while I cook dinner. They sit at the bar and talk and color. Sofia is a good teacher. She will say, "like this Emily...good job." She will also tattle on Emily such as, "Mom Emily is eating the blue crayon again."

We also like to do Emily's hair, because she allows it and she has so much of it:) I think she just likes to have Sofia touch her and be in her presence, so if this means curlers, so be it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

happy first birthday month

Today is the start of Emily's first birthday month and we have so many fun things planned! I am so excited.
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