Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beanie Baby Heaven

June has been loving Haley's old collection of beanie babies at my parents' house. We pulled down a bunch of them from the attic and June is just crazy about them. The first morning after we got them down my mom had her playing with them up in her room. My mom went to bring her down for breakfast and June cried like she had been seriously injured. Oh the injustice of playtime being cut short.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Big Girl Seat

It's a . . .

On Saturday we went with Megan and Evan to find out what they were having. June loved waiting in her director's chair while they did the ultrasound. We were super excited to find out that they are having a girl! June will finally have a buddy from my side of the family. Megan and Evan are going to be great parents and we are so excited for them.


Here's June enjoying her grandma's cooking! I'm so glad Kelsea remembers to take pictures.

Friday, August 19, 2011

What I'm Loving

June and I have been home this week with my sisters and parents. Thanks to their hipness I've made a few new discoveries. Kelsea introduced me to Instagram. Here I thought everyone had some mad photoshop skills when it was just Instagram. It's been nice because I didn't always like the way my iPhone photos turned out and the program makes them way better as displayed above.

Megan is pregnant (so exciting) and she's got me hooked on Lay Baby Lay. I am really looking forward to having some more space in our next place and hopefully a little more of a nursery.

Haley always tells me the best shopping places. She let me know where they sell one of my favorite brands in Encinitas.

Remodelaholic was one of my own discoveries. I've been loving the before and after pictures of renovations. We've been looking at houses in Co and it's nice to see the changes you can make. The results aren't always perfect, but usually a huge improvement. It's kind of like one my dad's favorite tricks of sitting in front of the mirror sticking out his stomach and then sucking it in while saying "Before. . . after. . . before. . .after."

Also, when we were in Modesto, Michael's dad, Michael, and me went and saw Crazy Stupid Love. We all loved it. It was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Besides for Michael's dad's car getting keyed in the parking lot, gotta love Modesto, it was a great night. I kind of want to see it again.

Beach Time

We went to Moonlight with my dad, Kelsea, Megan, and Evan. We met up with Beverly, Thomas, Colton, Aaron, Daniel, and Skyler. June cheered my dad and Thomas on against Skyler and Daniel in beach volleyball. June loved the attention from everyone. It was fun seeing our cousins and the guys Kelsea grew up with. They are all so grown up now. I remember looking out into our backyard one day when we were young and seeing Kelsea and Skyler laying on beach towels on plants (not the grass) looking at the sky while eating potato chips. They were funny kids.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mary Poppins

My mom took Kelsea and me to see Mary Poppins tonight. It was a lot of fun. I loved musicals when I was a kid and I still love the music. I remember the first time I saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with my cousins at my grandma's house. It blew my mind. Once we had our own copy at home I pretended t0 be sick so I could miss school and practice the dance moves from the barnyard dance. Unfortunately it was a little to advanced for me and some of the moves were difficult without a partner.

I also love Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Music Man, and Oklahoma. I saw a lot of them for the first time at my grandma's house on her beta player. Bev introduced Calvin to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers recently and the only part he requests to watch on repeat is the barnyard fight. I hope these movies don't feel too dated for our kids to enjoy.

Oakland Zoo

Waiting for the merry-go-round
After gagging herself

We had a really fun day at the zoo with Grandma, Rebecca, Steve, and Christopher. June would get excited when she saw an animal and would point at it. She was thrilled to ride the merry-go-round and the train. She didn't nap all day and started having a rough time when we were walking around Walnut Creek after the zoo. She decided to take her spoon from the back pocket of her stroller and use it as a gagging device. She threw up all over herself. She thinks her gagging reflex is quite hilarious.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


June owning Besame Mucho like Christopher Walken owns Weapon of Choice.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christopher and June

June has been having a good time with her cousin Christopher. She is very happy to have a buddy. June has recently started saying "hi" to greet people. It's the perfect word for our friendly little girl.

Del Rio

Kate, Annie, and Branden came into town to visit their grandparents and we got to tag along for some of their activities. June loved being around her cousins.

Saturday, August 6, 2011