Sunday, September 30, 2007

Look at my pretty outfit

My grandma bought this for me. I love wearing it to parties, especially when we are celebrating my dad's birthday at James and Joe's.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

fun on the train

a great day at the park with mommy and daddy...oh and addie too

Check Out My Crazy Hair

We're at Rockin' Moms in the park. I think Stella is going to be a belly dancer...or a rock star. She certainly isn't shy. Stelllllaaaaa!!!

Playing with acorns and petals in old town

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday Swim & Snack


Saturday is swim day for Stella and Addie. We all know that Stella loves the water and we hope that Addie loves the water as much as her big sister. This is Addie's second session and is going great! Stella's session starts at 11:15 and Addie goes in at 11:45. Stella gets so excited to get dressed because we go inside and get a snack. Today her pick was a banana.

Stella's first sushi!

She tells us "I love this!"...she gobbled up a california roll and some pickled ginger! MMMM. who's going to get the last piece now?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sweet Sunday in Los Gatos

What would a stroll down North Santa Cruz be without a stop at our favorite sweet shop. It's not stroller friendly so Daddy and Addie wait out front.

Los Gatos Farmers Market

Stella loves the flowers at the farmers market.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sparkler Art Appreciation

Sparkler Art

Stella loves sparklers. Mommy is sparkler painting while Stella watches in amazement. Shortly after, we asked Stella what these are called...see for yourself

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Fergie

Fergie

Stella loves to watch music vids. When we turn on VH1 Jumpstart Stella says "Fergie". Well guess what, the first video out of the box was Fergie. Stella asked me to move her chair out so she could sit down and sway to the music. Rock on Stella!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Our Horse 'Carrot'

We come to get daddy from daddy's bus and visit Carrot on the way.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Whole New Appreciation

Last night I attempted to do the simple task of getting the girls ready to goto Bryan's going away party. The twist was that I did this solo. Forty minutes of scurrying about, double checking and loading up the stroller later, I hit the road. Later that evening I realized I had forgotten the formula. My hat is off to anyone raising two young kids on their own. It's a ton of work, but well worth it!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Uncle Johnny is the Best

The Red Hat Gang

Stella doesn't like wearing a hat. Addie doesn't mind, but that may change as she ages. This is a rare photograph of both girls wearing matching hats simultaneously. Off to the park...yipee!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hats On

Presents from Papa

"Thank you papa."

'2'

Stella finally said two. For the longest time it was one-three. Tonight she said "two" on the way home from Aqui's. Nicely done!

Monkeys Zebras Giraffes and Bears

We had a great time at the zoo today. Stella and Addie saw polar bears, grizzly bears, lions, tigers, lemurs and one huge rhino. The topper was a carousel ride at the end...so much fun that Stella had to ride twice. Back on the road now with both babies sleeping.

Say Hi Horsey

Grrrrrizzly!

Our ancestors?

Our Day at the Zoo Begins

Free parking...woohoo!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Flossy Flossy

Stella's dental hygiene is developing at a very early age. She loves to floss. If daddy flosses, Stella flosses. This morning she ran all the way into the bathroom looking for floss.

Flossy Flossy

Big Breath, Eyes In

Stella started swim lessons in July 2006. She's a natural and loves the water. Her sister starts lessons in 2 weeks. Water babies unite!!

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I Spin

I think Stella's concept of the words "one more" is more like "again". Spinning is one of her favorite hobbies.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

What's My Nickname?

I'm changing Stella today and she's mumbling something back at me through her purple pacifier. I tell her to take the "paci" out so that I can understand her. Stella looks back at me and says, "P-Jelly". This is the nickname that we've been calling her for over a year. She now knows her nickname.