Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bath Time

On her new swing

We got June a swing yesterday, which she seems to like. She also took her first bath. She enjoyed it until the water got a little too cold.

Chubby Cheeks

Playing with daddy

All tuckered out
At her doctor's appointment she weighed in at 9 pounds 14.7 oz. Calvin saw her this week and said "She's chubby."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tummy Time

June will take her binkie when she has her tummy time. She likes to lift her head and exercise her neck.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Pics

Lorraine, Vincent, me, Anne, and June

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baby June is Here

Our little family

Michael with his baby girl

Grandma Teresa

Nicole (due any day with her baby girl)

Aunt Kelsea
Her cousins, Aunt Bev and Uncle John (notice the lovely view of the the Scientology center)

Aunt Megan
I got induced on Thursday and 6 and 1/2 hours later our baby came. We were a little nervous because they told us it could take 2-3 days for inducement with first time moms. It all happened s0 fast and my mom made it just in time for the delivery. She was born 8 pounds 6 oz. We are so thrilled to have a healthy, happy baby girl.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


We are in our final stages of nesting before the baby comes . . . and apparently so are the pigeons on our balcony. We’ve been hearing them for the last few months and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get rid of them. We tried a fake owl from my parents, but it turns out that city pigeons are not scared of owls. Michael was planning on using his BB gun from home, but when I told him that they had a nest he said he could not do it anymore because he would feel bad since they “live here.”

Friday, June 4, 2010


Last weekend we headed down to my parents for the Memorial Day weekend. We decided last minute beause we got a little worried about being on house arrest after the baby comes. All my sisters were home. Haley, aka the family photographer, had us take a picture together after we went to Andrew Roach's farewell. Haley informed me I took up half the picture. It was really fun being home with family. Hopefully this baby comes soon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Is It

Living in a big city has its ups and downs for me. It was the most exciting thing in the world when I first moved to L.A., but eventually the negatives of city life started to wear on me. I do still love the feeling of being in the center of things and where things are "happening." Michael often becomes awestruck when we drive into downtown. On my drive home from work I drive past Lakers games at the Staples center, award shows at L.A. Live, and all sorts of events. Some times it's fun driving past it and then going home and watching it on TV. I started making a list of some of my favorite surreal moments in our city.

-Watching Dodger fireworks from our balcony

We actually first thought they were gunshots, but were very pleased to find out they were fireworks.

-Going to game 7 in the Lakers playoffs

I always get giddy going to any Lakers game. They are always so much fun.

-Whip It premiere

I made Michael go with me to the Whip It premiere. We didn't have the best seats but it was so fun. We saw Quentin Tarantino, Ed Norton, Drew Barrymore, Steven Spielberg, etc and we were constantly star struck. It was a really fun night at Grauman's Chinese Theater and who doesn’t love free soda and popcorn. I also will finally admit the Drew Barrymore was actually pretty.

-USC football games

I've actually have not been to one yet, but there is always so much energy around campus before games.

-Lakers Parade

Kind of a rough crowd, but it did make our day a bit more exciting.

-Watching Michael Jackson's processional right outside of our building.

I've had a lifelong obsession with Michael Jackson's music and it was pretty surreal to be watching his funeral and processional on TV and then see it outside of our building.

-Seeing "The Roommate" film at USC

All summer they have film crews on campus. One of my favorite days seeing a film crew was when my friend Cathryn and I were on our daily walk and we walked past Leighton Meister and Minka Kelly sitting in their actor chairs talking. It was pretty amusing to see.

-Hosting a Time Traveler's Wife book club at the Santa Monica Library where the author made a surprise visit and we got to discuss her book with her.

This happened before we were married and it was so fun for a fiction junkie like me.

But it's not all roses here in L.A., so I made my list of some of our lows as well . . .

-Having both of our cars broken into over the course of the week. Michael's was parked on the street when it happened and mine was parked inside our garage.

-Michael losing our house key for a week (We later found it under some leaves in the middle of a center divider on Michael's walk from school to his car.)

-Our birthday present last year was a Best Buy gift card that was stolen from the mail. We got the birthday card and everything else, but the envelope was sliced open with the gift card missing.

I don't know what it's going to be like with a baby in L.A., but I'm pretty sure the double-edged sword of city life will continue.