Monday, May 30, 2011

Amelia's birthday celebration...

The usual...take a picture when they wake up (in collage), birthday hug, presents, Amelia in her new outfit, a new pink baseball glove and ball and her new pink bike!!!
Auntie Jacqui took Amelia to Target for a special trip to pick out a present from her.  Amelia decided last night about 8pm (while in bed and not going to sleep) that she wanted a baby doll with a bottle.  HELLLOOOO, that would have been nice to know earlier.  Anyway, she picked out just that with Auntie Jacqui!

 So Auntie and Amelia were off to get a doll and one cake pop, a new water toy and a train ride later, she came home with her new doll that eats bananas and juice.  She even speaks to you.  Amelia is OBSESSED!

Did I tell you it's a Pinkalicious bike that has a baby seat on the back!  Even more OBSESSED!  She rode her new bike a little bit because she thought it was broken every time she pedaled the wrong way and it stopped but the baby was in it most of the day!

Her blue eyed, blonde curly haired doll loves her new life!
It was time to make the cake...
Is Amelia trying to tell me to stop blogging her life???
She picked a strawberry cake with vanilla frosting.

Happy belated birthday sweet girl!  We love you!!!!
Amelia's Ice Cream Parlor (her bday party) is Saturday so we will be back!!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy 3rd birthday Amelia, I love the way...

First of all, I can't believe it's been 3 years since I heard the words, "it's a girl"!!  I have to say, not finding out the sex is so much fun for that reason alone.  I remember changing her diaper weeks later and I still couldn't believe it was a girl!  I even said aloud, "I can't believe I have you".  Happy 3rd to my first daughter, my strong willed, passionate, determined, sweet and mini me!  I love you SOOOOOO much and I know that you will be an amazing woman!
A look back...
Welcome to the world Amelia Jacqueline! She didn't stop crying for 2 hours.  Shocker!

I miss those little peach fuzz shoulders and back.  Ugh, I could eat 'em up!

And so after 3 years, there are many reasons I love you...

I love the way she wants to do everything I do, including wearing my high heels, keys and purse and then telling Jeremy he has to go to school so she can go to the gym.
I love the way she mothers Mabel like she is her mommy!  
I love the way she puts her hand on J's back when he goes in front of her as if she's guiding him.
I love the way she takes longer to fall asleep at night so I can go in and brush her hair out of her face and she's so happy and sweet.
I love her raspy, loud voice.  Oma thinks it's because she didn't hear well before she got the tubes. :)
I love the way her sweet curls frame her petite little face.

I love how coordinated she is, how fast she runs and how she wants to be JUST like her brother.
I love how little she is.
I love the way the sun rises and sets on her daddy.
I love watching her change her baby dolls diaper.  She is so neat when she bundles up the wipe to get doll's bottom.
I love the way she says "nishes" instead of dishes when she wants to play with her little medicine cups in the kitchen sink.
Daddy loves the way you're so sweet when you wake up in the morning.
I love running errands with you, you're such an AMAZING little helper.  
I love the way you look like your daddy and grandmommy!
I love how smart you are and how you remember everything I tell you.
I love the way she loves and looks up to Jbird.
I love the way she's a big sister to Mabel and I love the way she loves her.
I love the little person she is, the person she will become and I love that people will be lucky to have her in their lives.
Happy Birthday Amelia Bedelia!!!
but shhhhh....since mommy and daddy are going away for a night, we're not telling you it's your birthday until Monday :( 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Morning at the beach

Another fun beach outing!! No pics of the boys because they were too busy running around and rolling down sand hills!  Auntie Jacqui and her name sake building (until Jbird ruined it) a castle!

Mabel the mermaid (thank you boys for finding the seaweed)

Amelia and Mabel pretending to sleep

 Auntie Cole, Simone and Blaise joined us and brought these adorable little chairs.  The girls loved it!!

Mabel wandered off and then just laid down.  It was classic.  She just laid there rubbing the sand with her left hand.  I remember doing that as a kid to warm up in the sand.  

Fun times!!!!!  

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yeah!!!!! Cousins are here....

Benny and Mabel

Jett and Amelia

Auntie Jacqui and the kids are here on and off for the next two weeks so get ready for some fun.  And then Grandmommy comes!!!!  I've been looking forward to these visits since they booked their trips!  YEAH!!!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

She's ready for school...

Every time we pick J and A up from school, Mabel runs in the door and greets them with hugs.  It's pretty cute.  Today, she walked right in and sat down during story time.  Jbird had to move to sit next to her of course and they all listened to the end of the story.  I think she's ready for school...
In case you don't know which one is Mabel, she's right in front of jbird!


Jeremy's buddy Luke turned 5 yesterday and he took Jbird to Disneyland.  WOW, a whole day without 1 kid....2 was kind of easy.  Especially 2 girls.  They sat quietly and played, Mabel listened to Amelia tell her what to do, they followed each other around.  It was so fun.  I missed Jbird of course, but there was less crying from Amelia (less antagonizing from the older brother :) and it was quieter.  
Here are the girls playing a baseball game in the garage.


One more picture from the weekend!!!
Sevi on the left and Leo on the right

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Old friends

Our friends Alli and Spencer, and children, came to visit from Minnesota and stayed here Thursday and Friday.  They headed to a wedding on Saturday and we all (south bay group) met up at Natalie and Matt's house tonight.  It was sooooo good to see them and see our kids play together.  Their son Sevi is almost 5 and Leo just turned 2.  Such good kids!

Jeremy's new thing is the "bunny ears".  Although, he tells me it's the peace sign not ears.  Thank you little league teammates for teaching him this new thing.

 Camera phone pics from here down so the quality isn't great.  We brought Jeremy's kite, a birthday present, to the beach and Spencer taught the kids how to fly it.

Jeremy and Sevi played really well together.  Wish they lived closer!

Pizza at Nat and Matt's!

Amelia LOVED her assignment to hold sweet Jolie!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


One word...CLASSIC!

Making the sounds of animal feet stomping

Slow dancing to What a wonderful world

 "I like to move it, move it.  I like to move it, move it"

I have no pictures of their duets (yes, they sang) but I will get them from another mom.  I have be continued...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dodger Game

It was Little League day at Dodger Stadium which means that the players get to walk around the field.  Jeremy's second Dodger game but he was just a tiny baby for the 1st one!  I think he had a blast!!

Ryan and J are right behind the dad in blue waving.  Ryan is waving as well but you can't tell.

Matthew is J's new little buddy and Beth, his mommy, is awesome too.  A new friend in Westchester!!!! Yeah! Terrible picture of us but oh well.

J and Matthew

Jeremy wasn't cooperating so it was forced but I never get pictures with my kids so he had to deal.

Another picture Jeremy didn't want to take.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New head shots...

My friend Beth came over to get some new head shots of are some of my favorites! 

And just in case someone is looking for a body building baby...I've got your girl!