Sunday, February 26, 2006

Cousin McCormick

Here is a picture of baby cousin McCormick, who is due 4 weeks after Baby Brother! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Lemos Farm again, this time with Grammy & Grandpa

Julia has been talking about the "baby animals" and Pee Wee the pony ("hee haw!") ever since we went to Lemos Farm with Nana and Grumps earlier this month. So today we went back, this time with Grammy and Grandpa. It was just as good the second time around.
She rode the pony -- twice...

She went on the train...

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She fed the goats...

And she rode the bikes...

A great time was had by all!

Brunch shower and toddler playdate

The wonderful group of moms I met through the Stanford Hospital mother's club have stayed together since the births of our first babies (all a few weeks apart from each other). We get together frequently for various playdates and outings, plus once a month for for a Friday night "Girls Night Out". Three of the six of us are now pregnant with our 2nd babies, and the other half threw the three of us a brunch shower and play date. It was so sweet, and so nice to be celebrating the coming arrival of #2 with the moms who saw me through #1. My pictures of the event came out terribly -- it's impossible to capture 6 toddlers well... but at least you can see 5 of the six of them in this picture (Sara is off camera.) It was such a nice event. Posted by Picasa

Grammy visits

Grammy came to see Julia on Friday, and came bearing gifts, a darling new set of outfits for Julia, as well as some jungle animals for Baby Brother's new nursery. (In the background of this picture you can see some of the paint colors we're testing on the wall.) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Step one of phase one: Crown moulding

We moved into the new house in November, and it took me a while to figure out what improvements I wanted to undertake, and in what order. I finally came up with a multi-phased plan, and step one of phase one -- the crown moulding -- is finally underway this week. Keeping in mind that it will look a lot different after it's painted, here's what it looks like tonight:
Next week, the interior doors are being replaced, and we're widening access to the closet in the room that will be Julia's. The painter will come after that, and finally we'll install carpeting in the back of the house, which will complete phase one. The hope is to get it all done before the baby comes. Keep your fingers crossed! Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 20, 2006

Hugging cousins

Cousin Nathan visited today, with his Mommy and Daddy, and he and Julia had a wonderful time together, culminating in this adorable hug goodbye at the end of the afternoon playdate. What sweeties! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Behind in my scrapbooking

I have fallen WAY behind in my scrapbooking. I completed this page tonight, depicting our 2004 christmas card photo shoot. See, I really am behind! My goal is to complete 2004 and 2005 before the new baby comes in May. Think I can do it? Posted by Picasa

Grammy comes to visit

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

After a hard morning of working in the garage

We worked all morning out in the garage, trying to get it organized. We came in for a lunch break and by the time I got lunch ready, my two workers were sacked out on the couch together. Julia doesn't fall asleep outside of her crib too often anymore, so this was such a sweet moment I had to capture it. Posted by Picasa

Cowboy boots

Julia loves to wear her pink cowboy boots!

And she loves to pile her babies, her bunny, piglet, teddy bear, and all her "pitys" (blankets) in the baby stroller and push it around. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Evening playtime

When Daddy comes home at night, Julia yells out "Dada home!" when she hears the door open. Then they play together in the front room. Tonight we started out on the couch, Julia on my lap, and Daddy brought in a plate of crackers and cheese. He sat down on the hearth and Julia immediately left my lap and carefully positioned herself right next to Daddy on the hearth, legs crossed (lower left pic). They also had fun with the "pity" (blanket) which Daddy fashioned into a kerchif (middle bottom). Later she covered him up with it and patted his tummy, saying "nite nite" (top right). It's such a nice way to end the day. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day from Julia to all the people she loves! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Nana and Grumps say goodbye

Our wonderful weekend visit from Nana and Grumps has come to a close. We took this picture as they were loading up the car for the trip home. Julia had a wonderful time and will miss them so much! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sweet Girl (part 2)

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Sweet girl

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Fun at Lemos Farm

Feeding the baby goats

Riding on the trikes

Riding the pony
And riding on the train with Nana

Heading out

This morning we headed to Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay with Nana and Grumps who are visiting for the weekend.

The routine of leaving the house and getting in the car is such an everyday thing I would never think to take pictures of it, but Grumps had his camera out and it seemed kind of fun to see ourselves doing these everyday activities.

Watering the flowers

Julia loves to water the pot of flowers on the front porch. Here she's in her adorable new outfit from Nana. I just love those tights! Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 10, 2006

Kindergym class

Nana and Grumps are in town for a visit, and Nana came with us to KinderGym class this morning. It's so much fun!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Standing on a rocking chair with her hands in the air... and we're capturing the moment with a camera rather than pulling her back to safety. What kind of parents are we?!? This was one of the many questionable moments in tonights bedtime rountine. A nightly adventure...


Julia's new thing is to very deliberately overturn her scooter, listen to it thunk over on the floor, and then yell at the top of her lungs: "Uh oh...Bang!" Then repeat it again and again, very pleased with herself. Quite cute!