Thursday, September 27, 2007

Caught up...

Oct. 8th-- Mommy and Libs are taking it easy today. Libs is wearing her cute bunny overalls and the stuffed animal in the pocket is giving her hours of enjoyment. Mommy is trying to re-organize the kitchen and other downstairs areas, but with such a wiggly girl it is difficult. Tonight we will try peas for new food Monday and see how we do.

Oct. 7th-- Day at home with Daddy. Aunt Andrea and Grampy came over for a tapas dinner-- Grammy was sick. Libs is really mobile so we re-did the family room to be more kid friendly!

Oct. 6th-- This morning Libs got her first real boo-boo. While crawling around on the floor she made her way over to the entertainment center. She managed to pull the bottom drawer out and Daddy jokingly said, "Now push it back in." Libi did what she was told and pushed it in on her right thumb. Boy were we all sad that she did this.
Later in the afternoon, we ran out to do some shopping at Smart and Final, Sam's Club, Office Max and Mommy went to Albertson's. Libs enjoyed being a big girl and sitting in the cart at all those places. Mommy is cooking again-- she made Ina's Lemon Chicken Picatta and it was very good! Grampy came over for a short visit to get a Libi fix.

Oct. 5th-- Mommy and Libs went to Disneyland (trip #9) with the Strassners. Emma, Ben, Libi, Amy and I all piled into our car (yes you can fit 2 car seats and a booster in the Saturn Vue) and drove to the park. We went to Toontown, saw the Princess coronation in Fantasyland (Mommy saw it Libs was napping), went on Alice in Wonderland, Tea Cups, Dumbo, we saw the Woody show again and ate lunch at Hungry Bear. Mommy and Libs drove home alone because Howard came down to spend the evening with his family.

October 4th-- We took Libs to Lombardi Ranch for the first time today. We did a photo shoot all over the farm you can see the photos on Picasa.

Oct. 3rd-- Nana and Pop's house for lunch. It took us over an hour to get there due to an accident but Libs took her first two crawls (forward) here today!

Oct. 1st-- New food Monday-- butternut squash. Libs really liked it!

Sept. 30th-- Grammy and Grampy came over for dinner tonight.

Sept. 29th-- Daddy had an Area E Conference in La Mirada so Mommy and Libi went to Disneyland for the first time alone. We went into the park early and had a character breakfast-- Libs met many characters for the first time: Minnie, Chip and Dale, Max from Goof Troop, Eeyore, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, Rafiki, the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. Libs napped on the train and rode Pirates of the Carribean for the first time. We also went on Pooh, Peter Pan and saw the Woody's Halloween show in Big Thunder Ranch. That evening Grammy and Grampy came over for dinner.

Sept. 28th-- We went to Nana and Pop's today since Nana wasn't feeling good on Wednesday. Jammy came with us and we all had lunch. We left kinda early because Jammy needed to drive home. Later that evening the family went to Hart High School to have a family portrait taken. We dressed up in our Halloween costumes-- Libi was Roo, Mommy was Eeyore and Daddy was Pooh-- and had them take our picture. We got lots of laughs and everyone thought Libs was cute! Afterwards we went to the Valencia Football game. Daddy had fun showing off his girl to all of his former students. Libs enjoyed her first football game: the bright lights, the loud band, the cheerleaders jumping, and all of the new people to meet. Grammy and Grampy came over for a short visit afterwards.

Sept. 27th-- 7th trip to Disneyland / 4th tooth broke through
Jammy and Mommy took Libs to Disneyland again today. We had lunch at the Blue Bayou. I got to wear a pirate hat and eat a roll like Mommy. I went on Haunted Mansion Holiday for the first time. It was a little scary, but I liked all the bright colors. Afterwards we went to DCA and I got to see all of the Halloween decorations.
Libs got her first eye teeth today. It is the upper left tooth and it came in before her top front one.

Sept. 26th-- At the mall with Jammy we found a cute Thanksgiving outfit and two new toys.
The girls went to lunch at Pei Wei

Sept. 25th-- MOPS and dinner at the Lynch's. Libs and Mommy went to their first MOPS meeting. We had a really good time with the girls at the Chicago table. Libs was passed around to nearly everyone and she spent about a half hour in the nursery playing with new friends.
That evening we went to dinner with Denny and Linda Lynch. It was really fun catching up with them and having them get to know Libi. Linda cooked a wonderful meal and Libs enjoyed their toys and crawling around on their floor.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another catch up...

September 11 - MOPS Breakfast. This morning Libs and I woke up and drove over to Valencia to meet our MOPS table members. It was nice to meet the girls. We have lots of mom's with multiple kids-- Libs was the only "only child" at the meeting.
Afterwards, Mommy and Libs played for a bit until Daddy came home. He got to come home early and hang out with us before he returned to school for Back to School Night. It was a very late night for him, so we were on our own until after 10 p.m.

September 12- Lunch at Nana and Pop's. It was another fun lunch at the great-grandparents house. We went grocery shopping as a family in the evening which was really fun! Mommy and Daddy used to really enjoy our shopping trips before Libs and it's fun now to go the three of us.

September 13 - Stay at home day. Libs and I did nothing today but play and scrapbook. It was really sweet-- she played so hard that while I was scrapbooking, I turned around and found her fast asleep on the floor of the retreat. Mommy made dinner tonight and the family hung out.

September 14-- WW in the a.m. Dinner with Ippolito's. Mommy is now over 16 pounds lighter! She and Dolly went to Weight Watchers in the morning. Libi was the hit of the meeting-- everyone thought she was adorable! We came home to play and rest before the Ippolito's came over for dinner.
Aunt Andrea came over really early to play with Libs. Mommy used this time to make a last minute trip to the store. I don't think Aunt Andrea really minded the alone time with her niece. The rest of the Ippolito's came over later for Mommy's rolled Italian steak. We all enjoyed the time together!

September 15-- We have a lawn!!! To our surprise Juan from Daddy's school showed up this morning with his crew to re-sod our lawn (we thought it wouldn't be done for another few weeks.) It looks so good out back-- we can start entertaining again!! Yippee!!! Sadly, we had to spend the whole day cooped up in two rooms with poor Tobee barking at all the strange men in our yard. Hopefully tomorrow we will get out of the house :)

Sept. 19th-- Lunch at Nana and Pop's and Mommy gave blood at St. Stephen's. Went to visit with the Gideon family and you had lots of fun playing with Sarah and Marissa, not to mention their dog Murphy.

Sept. 20th-- First park play date with MOPS girls. Libs ate her first leaf. Mommy and Daddy did the movie night at Mint Canyon. We set up the big screen and watched Home on the Range. The Strassner's and Emily Lopez joined us. It was also Granpa's Birthday today. We called and sang to him.

Sept. 23rd-- TDS 568 reunion at Club 33. It was really fun to see everyone there! Libs and Daddy went to the Club for the first time. Libs behaved really well. We got to visit Mickey and Pluto in the Club-- it was Libs first time meeting Pluto. Libs got to meet lots of Mommy's old friends in front of the castle when we all met up with our families. We didn't do any rides today, but we still had fun!

Sept. 24th-- Jammy came down and found another tooth, upper right came in. We ate dinner at Chili's because their proceeds went to St. Jude's where Cooper got his pace maker. Libs really enjoyed coloring and talking loudly in the restaurant.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Give me a 10 for Funniest Baby Photo

Re-cap of the last many days...

Wednesday August 29-- We went to Nana and Pop's again and had a really nice lunch. Libs and Pop took naps towards the end of the visit.

Friday August 31-- Jammy and Granpa came into town. It was really nice to have them staying at our house for this short visit.

Saturday Sept. 1 - We spent the morning at home and the afternoon at Nana and Pop's house. We went to dinner at Claim Jumper and Mommy accidentally forgot Libi's fruit. We tried to substitute sweet potato and applesauce from the restaurant but it was no good-- the look on her face was priceless.

Sunday Sept. 2 -- The Harrigan clan came for a visit. It was nice for Libs to meet her great aunt Lisa and cousins Morgan and Elizabeth. We hung out at the house and then went to Mimi's for brunch. Our neighbors Mark and Unis came over once we got home for a visit. Jammy and Granpa left in the early afternoon.

Monday Sept. 3-- Labor Day-- Libs got to hang out with Mommy and Daddy all day today. We ran to the mall and tried Pinkberry yogurt (Mommy is not a fan.)

Tuesday Sept. 4 - Libs and Mommy stayed close to home until the evening when we went to Daddy's Team Yukon family night. Miss Libs got passed around the room to lots of parents and everyone had a good time.

Wednesday Sept. 5-- Another visit to Nana and Pop's house. On the way home Mommy got stuck in a huge traffic jam-- luckily Libs just slept.

Thursday Sept. 6-- Libs had her first play date. Preston from next door came over in the afternoon to play for a few hours. He was really funny when Libs just reached out to touch him. They did really well playing and sharing toys. Preston really likes to stand-- so he was modeling for Libs.
That evening Grampy came over to watch Libi until Daddy got home. Mommy went to her Disney scrapbooking club. A good time was had by all!

Friday Sept. 7-- Grandmalito and Grampy came over for dinner tonight. Libi learned how to clap in the middle of the day (catch the video on Picasa.) Mommy also went to La Mesa to see her 6th graders (now 7th graders) at their first dance of the year.

Saturday Sept. 8-- Mommy and Libs went to Cooper's first birthday while Daddy went to the Constitution day conference. It was great seeing Stacy, Dustin, Cooper, and the rest of the Connelly/Jones clan. Libs and Cooper did an adorable photo shoot together-- again check out Picasa.

Sunday Sept. 9-- We met the Strassner's at Gentle Barn which is an animal rescue up Sierra Highway. They allow you to feed carrots to the horses, brush the cows, rub the pigs bellies, and pet the turkey. Libs really enjoyed getting up close and personal with all these new animals.
In the evening we went to the Ippolito's for dinner. Libs spread good wishes on this her first Grandparents' Day.

Monday Sept. 10-- Wow, I'm now caught up! Today we woke up, got dressed in our moose outfits and went to Rio Norte for Moose Madness. Libs enjoyed watching Daddy at work-- especially seeing the colorful water balloons fly. We then went to lunch with the Yukon teachers and Libs was a dream! Tonight Daddy is at a meeting so Libs and I are on our own.
I entered Libs in a cutest baby contest-- she is currently in first place. Please check it out and vote for her-- I have posted the link in the message before this.