Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The last time I remember going to Disneyland was when Brian and I first started dating in 2005. Before that, I honestly don't know. I knew I wanted to take Anayah there eventually because she, like most kids, loves all the Disney shows and is enamored with all things Minnie Mouse or Daisy Duck! I also knew that with the price of tickets these days I wanted to take her while she was still free. Call me cheap but a trip there for just me and Bri is equivalent to a car payment! Add a ticket for her and we'd need to take out a loan hehe. So we kept putting it off and saying we'd save more and take her soon. Well "soon" never came then I was pregnant then had the baby and there just never seemed to be a good time. So when a situation came my way which would allow us to get in free, you better believe I jumped on that! Despite it being a Saturday and a somewhat busy time of the year, we decided to just do it.
Ok, not a character but apparently exciting, nonetheless...
This one slept ALL day...I think I had to wake her to eat which is rare...but she had fun too!
After a long day and only 5 rides (all at California Adventure, mind you) we headed home...I think I enjoyed California Adventure a lot more than the main park. The Disney Jr. show and Crush the Turtle were awesome and I'm so glad we were able to catch them. I'd love to go back when it's less crowded (is that even possible) and check out Disneyland again though.
One more picture. She didn't meet the "real" Daisy so she made do with the parking structure! Hehe
All in all it was a good day. It was definitely crowded and definitely hot, but it was worth it knowing our little girl was having a great time! Next time though, if there is ever a next time, I wanna go during the winter. On a weekday.
*All these pictures were from our phones so excuse the quality.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
It's been a few months since we last met up with our friends the McCrays and Sotos. Life's been busy and coordinating schedules between the three of us and our eight kids is sometimes tricky. Luckily we were all able to get together at Carrie's last week for a fun, and slighty chaotic, day! You can see more pics of our day and read Carrie's version of events here. I'll just show you what we were up to and let you imagine for yourself what it was like!
And of course we had to attempt our group shot now that the littlest member had arrived:
Thanks girls for a fun day!! Can't wait to do it again soon!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This year we combined our April celebrations since they're so close together plus the whole "having a new baby and can't go out for more than a couple hours plus we're too tired anyway" situation.
Our anniversary was on the 5th...5 years this year. Again with the time flying analogy. I know, I know. I need new material. Anyway, Brian ended up having to go back to work that Friday so it was kind of a bittersweet day. I ended up taking my first solo trip with the girls and met up with Mandy and Jack at Chuck E Cheese's. It was actually quite a successful trip as Samara slept the entire time in the carrier so I just had to chase after Anayah. She and Jack kept each other company though so really I just walked around and carried tokens and tickets.
The drive home however was a different story! We stayed longer than I had intended due to said great behavior. The problem with that was it was too close to A's nap time and it was past S's feeding time. That pretty much equaled chaos in the car on the way home. Both of them screaming crying the whole way. I thought I might get lucky and they'd sleep but they had other plans in mind. Rookie mistake. Overall it was a good day, just not how I thought I'd be spending my 5th anniversary :)
Five days later we "celebrated" my birthday. We didn't do much...just lunch out together as a family. Anayah loved the birthday sundae I got for free and Samara just hung out and was her usual happy self. Perhaps next year will be a bigger celebration since we won't just have had a baby. Or maybe I'll just start planning now for my 40th! Hehe.
*All these pictures are from my phone so don't mind the quality. Carrying a big 'ol camera in addition to all of this is sometimes too much! :)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I think once you have a second child all sense of time goes out the window. I know with Anayah it seemed like time moved too quickly and she was growing at such a rapid pace. Now with Samara time literally moves at warp speed!! I honestly cannot comprehend the fact that my baby is TWO months old! It doesn't seem real...or possible that that much time has passed. I feel like I haven't done enough to document her milestones or captured enough memories with the camera but then I look through my phone and computer and the
At two months:
- you are a whopping 9lbs, 11oz and are 22 in long!
- you are still wearing newborn diapers and clothing but are creeping into your 0-3month stuff
- you LOVE to laugh...and you laugh quite loudly which makes you laugh even more
- you recognize our faces and usually greet us with a smile (or laugh)
- you are still a very good eater....about 6-8 feelings between 7am - 9pm BUT
- you only get up once at night to eat! (yay for some sleep)
And your "official" monthly photo on your rug.
Oh man, that reminds me I still need to blog about your nursery. I'll add it to the list of things to do.