Thursday, August 27, 2009

Family Outing

We went on a little hike today. It was a beautiful day but it was hot. We got started a little later than planned due to Honey's napping (or I should say not napping) schedule. She just doesn't want to miss out on anything and has only been sleeping in the car lately. Makes it difficult to get anything done. She is a feisty one but so sweet too. I just love her! A passerby even took a family picture which was oh so nice.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Catching Up

I have been neglecting my blog lately and many other things too but I have a very good excuse
Harry Potter!
I have not read since Lyla was born. Ok, that is not entirely true - I have Goodnight Moon memorized as well as several other books that Honey and I read together daily. I love children's books, (I promise another post on that soon) but I decided it was finally time to scrape out a little me time. I didn't want to start with anything too serious and I had never read the Harry Potter series all the way through and since the 6th movie just came out I figured it was time. What Fun!

I forgot how much I love to read and how all consuming it can be! I finished the 5th book the other day and am taking a couple days off to catch up on some things - blogging, laundry, housework - before I finish the last two. I can hardly stand it because I have the last two books in my possession.

These past few weeks I have been sooooo tired! Reading late + Lyla eating 3 times a night + insomnia and crazy dreams (wonder if it has anything to do with Harry Potter?) = one tired mommy. I need my energy back. We took a long nap today though and it was delightful!

Last week Lyla turned 5 months. Where does the time go? She is such a joy and has brought so much happiness into our lives. I'm not sure what we did without her! She is getting so big and learning so much. I love to watch her take in the world around her. She is very observant and is getting quite busy too. She has accomplished a lot in her 5 months - grabbing her toes, smiling, rolling over, laughing. She is amazing (as all babies are to their parents)! We love our little wonder and can't wait to see what she does next.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Good Eats

Today is Tuesday and that means Farmer's Market. There is something so refreshing about about strolling to the market with my reusable bags to pick out the freshest of fruits and vegetables. It makes me feel healthy just being there! I love to cook and have been trying to incorporate more fruits vegetables into our meals and to cut out the junk. I want Lyla to love good food and hopefully our Farmer's Market outings will expose her to lots of yummy flavors early on. Of course we have awhile - she is still on a milk only diet. Here is my loot from today and a picture of Lyla too - just because she is cute!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Raise the Roof!

Last weekend Lyla and I drove to San Diego for my niece, Teyana's, third birthday party. Food, Family, and Fun! Teyana, who is very good at ignoring you if she so chooses, has become quite social in her older age. She showed me her new dance moves (taught to her my my charming sisters), admired "baby Ryra's" cute toes, took a few good swings at the pinata, and devoured her Dora cake all by herself. A good time was had by all! Here are a few pictures of the festivities.

Unfortunately the day ended with a 3+ hour drive home - not so fun! I wish we all lived closer. Lyla was exhausted from playing with her cousins and slept the whole way. She even slept in the next morning which was so nice for me.