Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One Fine Day

Last weekend we drove across the city to the mountain town of Oak Glen - beautiful!. It was so refreshing to be away from the hustle and bustle, breathing in the air and enjoying the lovely green surroundings. I am always amazed that places like this are so close to the busy city. My mom had come up for the weekend so she came along on our adventure. Our first stop was Snow Line Orchard where we picked raspberries, met a llama, a fat goat, a couple of mini horses, and one lazy dog. We also shopped at the "old timey" market, devoured the homemade doughnuts and tasted the many varieties of apples. Doesn't that sound delightful?

The fun didn't stop there. After we topped off our baskets (and eaten our fill) of raspberries, we headed down the road to Riley's at Los Rios Ranchos for a proper BBQ lunch. Unfortunately we were too full for the baked items although by the the time we got home I was regretting not buying one of the scrumptious looking apple pies - what was I thinking! While we ate we were entertained by some beautiful music and people watching. It was a lovely day for all. I love living near the ocean but maybe I am a little bit country too!


Hopscotch loved Honey

She liked my hat too!

One fat goat.

One lazy dog.


"Old Timers"


Me and Honey in the berry patch!

Look at that beauty right in the middle.

Resting in the shade with Grandma.

Sampling the goods.

Lyla was trying for a taste too.

The Girls


Relaxing in the shade.


Entertainment - this little girl was so funny dancing around without a care.
I just love her crazy hair!

Look at those colors!

Tuckered out!

It really was a wonderful day! Thank you to all who planned such a fun activity. I hope we make it a yearly tradition.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Erik was intent on getting Lyla a bouncer so we took a field trip to Babies R Us to pick one up. That place is a little scary if you ask me but they really do have everything you need and with a 6 month old one stop shopping is the only way to go. We found the bouncer and picked up a few other items as well - diapers, wipes, teething ring, fruits and veggies, spoons, sippy cup . . . Huh? Sippy Cup! Are we really at Sippy Cup already? How did that happen and why does it make me feel so sad? Being a parent is such an amazing and humbling experience and we are loving every moment it's just that those moments are passing way too fast. Here is my big girls in her bouncer - sippy cup tomorrow. We had to wash it first!
She mostly just swung around in it. I guess the bouncing comes later!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First Bite

On the eve of Lyla's 6 month Birthday we decided it was time for some "solid food."


Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Happy Place

Honey and I love to visit everyone in San Diego. We made quite a few trips this summer for birthday parties, family get-togethers and things of that nature. Here is our most recent visit.

Jamie and Adam "trying on" parenthood

Looks like it fits!

Grandpa and his twin

Auntie Gini being a bird!


Cousin Noah and uninterested brothers in the background

Megan and Jackie look good as parents too!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sitting Pretty

Lyla recently had her friend Louise over to play. Louise is older and wiser (5 whole weeks - that is a lot when you are only 6 months!) and has already mastered the art of sitting. She is just so talented and was kind enough to show Lyla how it's done!

That is Louise's older brother, Morley, in the background. I'm sure he gives her pointers. He didn't sit still long enough to get a picture - he was too busy launching cars off the rocking chair. Boys!?!

"I got ya!"

"I"m ok, I can do this!"


After a couple weeks of practice . . .

TA DA!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Summer Days Drifting Away

I have been chastised by my sisters for not posting enough. In my renewed attempts to post more, over the next week I will post some of the fun summer events that I skipped over while I was busy reading.

Some of my favorite visitors - My sister-in-law Amy, and her brood Hannah, Mason and Marcus! They are kind of crazy but I love them anyway!

"Sandy" Sanders

Beach Fun

"Hunny" and "Honey"

When Hannah's youngest brother, Marcus, was little he couldn't say Hannah so he started calling her "Hunny." When Lyla was just a newborn Erik would hear me comfort her fussiness at night with "It's ok Honey." He liked hearing me say it and the name kind of stuck and so we have Hunny #1 and Honey #2. Hannah specified the different spellings.



We had so much fun, I wish they could come over everyday! Hannah was a big help with Lyla too - she even put her to bed one night. We could use a big sister around here.