April 9, 2014
by gwendolyn
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28 weeks with #2

With your first pregnancy everything is special. You are wide eyed at all the new experiences and each tiny change is such a big deal that you forget about life outside of the pregnancy.

When you are pregnant for the second time you know everything is changing, but there is little time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I keep trying to do just that, but it usually isn’t until the end of the day when the hubs and I sit down to relax that it happens.

This babe is definitely active! I’ve been seeing my stomach move for quite a while now. Most things feel as though they are happening earlier than last time, but I haven’t had time to re-read my old posts to know for sure. I never felt a flutter, just little jabs that are now kicks and punches to shake you from the inside. It’s actually the part of this process that I look forward to the most. Almost all day I feel movement and I am trying to take notice and appreciate them. Since the plan is that this will be the last kiddo.

Let’s see, other things that I have been experiencing is more heart burn (awesome), tiredness (even better), slowly loosing the ability to tie my shoes without a struggle (pretty funny), and the random back or joint pain (pretty typical). I don’t want this honeymoon period to be over yet, but it seems that time might be upon us! Luckily, L.L. just started a new preschool/daycare this week to help me out for two days a week. Now I can grocery shop quicker, get some cleaning done, finish client work during the day, rest, and spend time with the pup! So things are still looking up as we still look forward to meeting the our new little buddy this summer!

These pics were taken last week, when I was 27 weeks.

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April 8, 2014
by gwendolyn
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I’m Two Years Old!

Our Little Love is TWO YEARS OLD! I know parents say this all the time, but wow, where did the time go? It took me a while to realize the effect she would have, but she is seriously the light of my day. She is such a special gem, I never knew how having my own child would affect my every move and thought. It is truly a privilege to have her in our lives. Not that she doesn’t drive me mad some days, but that is the whole package, and I will take it. For there are many more good times to overcome the frustrating ones.

Our little pumpkin is NOT growing like a weed, but we sure do feel like she is. She talks all the time, has become a shy little bug in new surroundings, and is goofy as ever at home with us. We still sit at the kitchen table doing the head nod or shoulder shrug to music. While she looks back and forth at Momma and Daddy to make sure we are all doing it together. I’m pretty sure that Domingo is her favorite playmate around, but he doesn’t quite share that sentiment. Good thing he is such a great dog and so tolerant with her.

About a month ago she got her first haircut. She didn’t seem to mind it, but wasn’t thrilled either. Instead of wiggling about she just stood there, fixed in place like she was too startled to move. She is still a little monkey and loves to hang from whatever she can find, climb anything that is low enough for her to reach, and we have finally gotten to the point where she can do a real jump. Both feet off the ground, at the same time, instead of the little trot she mastered months ago.

We just went to her 2 year old well-pediatrician visit to learn she is barely over 20 lbs. The doc asked me if we have any shorter folks in the family because right now L.L. is on track to be about 5 feet tall! Good thing she has personality PLUS to make up for it.

Here are her stats:
Height: 2′ 7.5″ (8%)
Weight: 20 lbs. 6 oz. (1%)

She’s our little peanut and I have to say my back is thankful. Especially with this pregnancy! I’m sure that I have forgotten something that I wanted to tell you, but I think it’s about time I share some super cute photos. So, here they are!

A two year old L.L.

A two year old L.L.

Walking Domingo!

Walking Domingo!

Pool time in the January sun!

Pool time in the January sun!

Just hanging around...

Just hanging around…

Momma's birthday deserves super cool Daddy shades.

Momma’s birthday deserves super cool Daddy shades.

What's this Super Bowl thing, again?

What’s this Super Bowl thing, again?

Playtime with my best bud.

Playtime with my best bud.

Water? Or wa-er? And you must raise your pitch on the second syllable.

Water? Or wa-er? And you must raise your pitch on the second syllable.

Bebe hugs!

Bebe hugs!

I love my boots and Momma's handbag. Accessories are where it's at!

I love my boots and Momma’s handbag. Accessories are where it’s at!

More pool time at the end of winter.

More pool time at the end of winter.

Cool sun hats and my bingo dog.

Cool sun hats and my bingo dog.

We're just stacking blocks here!

We’re just stacking blocks here!

Xylophone anyone?

Xylophone anyone?

Riding in the car with our hand on Domingo's head. Isn't this how everyone does it?

Riding in the car with our hand on Domingo’s head. Isn’t this how everyone does it?

Morning! What are you staring at?

Morning! What are you staring at?

First haircut!

First haircut!

You stay there, Momma!

You stay there, Momma!

Family Photo

Family Photo

Amazed at the Hullabaloo show.

Amazed at the Hullabaloo show.

So happy from hearing Hullaballoo sing folk kiddie songs.

So happy from hearing Hullaballoo sing folk kiddie songs.

This naming thing takes concentration and cool shades. Let me be, to read.

This naming thing takes concentration and cool shades. Let me be, to read.

Hug, hug, family hug!

Hug, hug, family hug!

Dancing, Dancing, Break Dancing!

Dancing, Dancing, Break Dancing!

Oh, Hi there!

Oh, Hi there!

 

March 26, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Walking Out Of The Clouds

I’m just going to lay it all out on the table in this one. Forgive me if you feel like this is something that you have heard from me before. Believe me, I feel like a broken record. Today, I said that to a friend and followed it up with, but I still can’t seem to just get over it or past it or whatever it is I need to do to stay in my happy place.

What I seem to struggle with the most, in my adult life, is making close friends. Sure, I have a lot of people I hang out with. From the outside it looks like we are always on the go and have plenty to do. In all honesty, we do have plenty to do, especially with reorganizing for baby #2. However, what I am referring to is having those friends who check in on you, the ones you can count on in bad times, the ones that you call to tell all the good and bad news, the ones who understand you and accept even the annoying party of your personality…those are the ones that are hard to come by.

By no means do I not have any friends, yet there are times it’s very hard to remember that they are there when I am feeling lonely. As adults we get so caught up in our own lives, with or without kids, really that doesn’t even factor in or is a far, far secondary topic, with my experience on this matter. We get choosier in what we are willing to dedicate our time to, we get pickier with the people we are willing to give up time from ourselves for, and we plain just have less time to prioritize.

I used to think that it was because I moved across the country and left behind all of my family and friends I’d made up until that point. I used to think it was a southern California thing because there are so many transient people here. I used to think it was because I didn’t belong. I even used to think that it had something to do with me, with my personality, with my changing into an adult.

When really it’s just that we are all getting older and don’t have that 20-something free spirit (or income) to jet off on whatever whim we feel like. I remember I used to have that disposable income where I would travel 5-8 hours to go snowboarding at a moments notice for the weekend. Or fly across the country because my friend had a random invite to stay with their friend and we got cheap plane tickets a few days before. I was the person who would call every person I could think of on Wednesday if I didn’t have a fully booked weekend. Luckily, every single call would end up in an invitation to join them in whatever they were doing. We were in our 20′s, we included anyone and everyone and loved it!

It was a different time and I was still me, but a different me. Over the last few weeks I’ve come to realize that this happens to pretty much everyone. I just happen to be an overly sensitive soul, so it burdens me. But it shouldn’t and this time I realized that I only had me to pull myself out of it. However, I wasn’t the one that made me realize I was lamenting. At one point, my husband, Gil, said I should get out and hang out with a friend soon, get out and have some fun. He noticed I had become reserved and, as always, had the perfect thing to say. So simple, but it made me understand that I needed to shake my head and pick myself up.

So, I did.

And I wanted to share, because I know there are some of you that have felt this way before. While I don’t have any great advice, it’s nice to know others have been there. We all have different situations, different personalities, different friends, different families; we will all feel struggles in life in varying ways.

Furthermore, I wanted to take this time to thank the hubs for understanding and knowing me. I’m incredibly lucky to have him. To have found someone who puts up with my sensitive nature and knows just how to inspire me to be a better version of myself. Not to forget, L.L., she is the reason I strive to be a better me, too. She needs me and I hope to instill more confidence in her to overcome these times easier. Then, we have my friends, I want to thank them for listening and being there when I finally do reach out. Lastly, you, my fellow blog readers. This little project of mine is important to me and it wouldn’t continue without you, so thank you.

All these parts make me a the full person I am. I am better for it, and grateful.

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March 7, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Colorado Comes A-Callin’ (Part 2)

Alrighty, here are the rest of the pictures from our trip! We had a lovely time visiting with family. Wish we could see everyone more often.

Hitting the park slide!

Hitting the park slide! Her little nose scrape from our downtown Breckenridge walk.

L.L. with her dear Cousin

L.L. with her dear Cousin, looks like it’s time for a nap!

The Birthday Girl!

The Birthday Girl!

Gil with his step-sister and L.L.

Gil with his step-sister and L.L.

Cousins!

Cousins!

L.L. loved the new pup! Not sure it was mutual, huh...

L.L. loved the new pup! Not sure it was mutual, huh…

She liked her boy cousin.

She liked her boy cousin.

Walking with Daddy in Boulder.

Walking with Daddy in Boulder.

Daddy and Daughter with their stylish shades.

Daddy and Daughter with their stylish shades.

Just how does this remote work!?

I got this iPhone thing, down – no problem!

Perfect for my feet!

Perfect for my feet!

She loved climbing all over this couch!

Ok, now what?

Mother and Son with L.L. - three generations!

Mother and Son with L.L. – three generations!

Gil with his sister and L.L.

Gil with his sister and L.L.

Gil with his Dad and L.L. - another 3 generations pic!

Gil with his Dad and L.L. – another 3 generations pic!

Family coming to say goodbye on our last night.

Family coming to say goodbye on our last night.

More COUSINS!

These are my COUSINS! (she’s always got her fingers crossed for some reason we are unaware of)

Relaxing on our last night.

Relaxing on our last night.

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L.L. misses her Popi.

Listen to me, Doggies!

Listen to me, Doggies!

She thought she was queen of the castle, that's for sure!

She thought she was queen of the castle, that’s for sure!

March 4, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Colorado Comes A-Callin’ (Part 1)

Here it is! This trip ended up in many, many pictures so it’s going to need to be in two parts and mostly just pictures. Which might be a nice break since my last few posts have been doozies!

Luckily, I had already uploaded these pics before The Vapor happened! So…here they are:

Domingo takes over the car seat on his way over to Dani's. Why wouldn't he?

Domingo takes over the car seat on his way over to Dani’s. Why wouldn’t he?

First family plane ride.

First family plane ride.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

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Karate qualifiers was the big event for us going to Breckenridge!

Karate qualifiers was the big event for us going to Breckenridge!

Can you see Gil's niece poking her head out in the middle of the row?

Can you see Gil’s niece poking her head out in the middle of the row?

Arms and legs were flying all over the place.

Arms and legs were flying all over the place.

So fast the camera couldn't catch up!

So fast the camera couldn’t catch up!

A little stretch while we wait...

A little stretch while we wait…

The whole group.

The whole group.

Watching our cousin kick some butt!

Watching our cousin kick some butt!

There she is!

There she is!

One of my favorites.

One of my favorites.

Sparing requires a lot of equipment.

Sparing requires a lot of equipment. By the way, they are besties! (I feel better using that term for an 11 year old.)

Can you see L.L. all the way by the door?

Can you see L.L. in the back, all the way by the door?

Headband as sunglasses, why not?

Is this how you wear it?

Cousins!

Cousins!

iPad time, of course!

iPad time, of course!

Knock knock! May I go out for a walk now?

Knock knock! May I go out for a walk now?

Grand Timber Lodge was awesome!

Grand Timber Lodge was awesome!

More beautiful scenery.

More beautiful scenery.

Just what is this white stuff, Momma?

Just what is this white stuff, Momma?

Family walk through Breck.

Family walk through Breck.

I'm rally not so sure about this cold stuff.

I’m really not so sure about this cold stuff.

Winter toddler.

Winter toddler.

Grand Timber Lodge

Grand Timber Lodge

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Downtown Breckenridge

Downtown Breckenridge

A fox came to visit us.

A fox came to visit us.

...and didn't want to leave

…and didn’t want to leave

L.L. thought the fox was pretty cool. She didn't even scare the poor thing away with her shriek and run for the door.

L.L. thought the fox was pretty cool. She didn’t even scare the poor thing away with her shriek and run for the door.

Bathing suit with winter coat and boots? Perfect.

Bathing suit with winter coat and boots? Perfect.

Swimming with Daddy.

Swimming with Daddy.

Where's Daddy!? No time for a picture, ladies, I need Daddy!

Where’s Daddy!? No time for a picture, ladies, I need Daddy!

Nana with L.L.

Nana with L.L.

Beautiful scenery by the hot tubs!

Beautiful scenery by the hot tubs!

 

That’s it. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back for some real winter time to hit the slopes!

‘Till next time, Breckenridge…

February 26, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Half Way Through With #2

This week I am officially 22 weeks through this pregnancy. My trusty app tells me that I have 126 more days to go. I’m not sure if I think that is a lot or a cake walk…

If you weren’t aware 20 weeks is the half way point. This time it came pretty quickly, but not without taking it’s toll. My first trimester was very different, heck, this ENTIRE pregnancy is completely different from the last one. I know ‘they’ always say that, but it’s too hard to comprehend until you are there. The first time around you are in shock and awe at what your body is doing. So, the next time you think you have this pregnancy thing down. Uhhh – no, mother nature has so much more in store for you than a simple repeat.

As you know I found out after our trip to Colorado (which I know I haven’t posted about, but I will, promise). I was all kinds of nutso over the fact that I had alcohol and was in a hot tub 2 times. Well, that proved to be nothing. No matter how much I was told not to stress, I just couldn’t help it. You see, I had two friends that miscarried after the prescribed 12 week waiting period to announce you are expecting. All I could think about was how devastating that would be. Then you go on to think, well crap, if that really does happen and we have to wait a few months to start trying again and it took us 7 months to get pregnant this time, will this ever really happen… That’s the kind of crazy head talking that you can’t quiet down when your hormonal.

So, back to Colorado. The week after we returned,  I felt terrible. It was like a switch had been turned on and I was bloated, couldn’t eat much more than a quarter of a meal without feeling like I ate a cow, was constantly exhausted, had to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes, woke up almost every hour during the night, and felt nauseous for most of the day. It was so strange! And awful.

I must say, this pregnancy is much harder than the last one. Not just because I have a toddler to take care of, but because this little guy seems to enjoy torturing Momma. Not that he can actually do that, but sure does feel like it! The nausea didn’t let up until about 16 weeks and then it still came back several times a week, BUT at least it isn’t every day.

The good news is I can eat full meals and I don’t have to pause with the first few bites to see if it’s going to agree with me. Not only that, but I can eat whatever. The first trimester was tough with red meat, but we are all good now. My cravings are also completely different in the fact that I really don’t have any, not like the last time. I still like food and want sweets, of course (we are talking about me). However fruit, water, juice, milk anything that is thirst quenching is what I really want all the time. Not so great for the night time bathroom visits, but those have slowed down to 2-3 a night now (yay!). Along with that I don’t need daily naps that range from 2-3 hours. I can get work done!

What has started up is the back pain. Its horrible, again! Recently, I’ve taken to  hot showers with the water on my lower back and did some yoga stretches in the tub. It helped a lot – I no longer felt like I was ready to break in half. Not to mention I’ve been trying not to bend at the waist so my quads are on fire! I’m hoping that the back pain let’s up just like the morning sickness did. We will see!

More good news, the baby kicks and moves ALL THE TIME! It’s really quite fun. Plus, Gil has felt him kick already, too! I’m pretty sure it’s much earlier than last time.

I’ll leave you will a picture of the belly. I was going to try to do the monthly, then weekly (at the end) like last time, but that proved to be WAY too hard. So, there are less and in a different style. The hubs doesn’t even know about this, so SURPRISE to everyone!

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February 18, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Pink or Blue Drink For You?

I thought that I would follow up a downer post with a very happy post. You are on the edge of your seat, right?

So, my in-laws decided that this year they were going to visit us for their birthday’s. It’s quite the smart plan, considering they live in Colorado. Plus, we love having them visit and it was perfect timing to do a gender reveal! The hubs and I agreed, it would be a surprise for them.

The plan was to go to a nice dinner to celebrate all three birthday’s. We chose to go to a place around the corner called Jayne’s Gastropub. We’ve been wanting to try it out since we moved into the neighborhood, over five years ago! Everyone was excited.

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When we sat down, Gil was in charge of discussing the plan with our waiter. Our idea was to have the bartender make a drink that was pink or blue and pour it in front of us at the table. We weren’t even sure it was a possibility, but with a mixologist bartender we figured it was a safe bet. Once it was all settled (as much as the poor waiter could be since it was an odd request) we announced to the rest of our party. I think they were as confused as our waiter. Until we showed everyone the sealed envelope and said we didn’t know the gender yet, either. Which was funny because that was when it dawned on our waiter that he was going to find out before we did. Immediately, he stopped in his tracks and said he was nervous and couldn’t believe he was going to find out first. I can only imagine how that must have felt, since we had never laid eyes on the man before that night.

Popi, Gil + L.L.

Popi, Gil + L.L.

Grammy, Gwendolyn + L.L.

Grammy, Gwendolyn + L.L.

Father + Son

Father + Son

Momma + Daughter

Momma + Daughter

We go on to order a wonderful dinner. If you live in San Diego I cannot recommend this place enough. Check it out here. I don’t recall what everyone had, but they all raved – I had the Shepard’s Pie and loved it! Of course, we went on to order dessert,  I just cannot help myself. Which ended up being a great idea because it was a great cover for the drink arrival.

As the dessert for my father-in-law was being presented, glowing candle and all (it was his birthday that evening). The owner of the restaurant was coming around the corner of the table with a glowing tray of champagne flutes. I didn’t see it until she was behind Gil, who was sitting directly in front of me and I gasped REALLY loud simultaneously covering my gaping mouth. Later on, Gil would confess he wasn’t sure what that reaction meant…was I excited for another girl or what? And I swear I my eye balls had to of been hovering outside of my head after popping out from shock!

The tray was covered with electric BLUE drinks! That’s right folks, we are having a boy. Some would say we hit the gender lottery. So, here is why I was so shocked: I thought that the physicians assistant at my OB office had spilled the beans, by accident, that we were having another girl! Here’s how it went. I asked for the gender in a sealed envelope because we were going to do a surprise reveal with our family who was coming to visit us. As the receptionist and PA were getting it ready, the other receptionists was asking me about L.L.’s name saying how beautiful it is. I went onto explain how hard it was to decide on a girls name, etc… Then, the PA came over with the envelope saying something to the effect of, well, your going to have to come up with another girl name. I just stood there in shock while the other receptionist (who helped her get the envelope ready) shook her head in disbelieve and slowly said…or a boy’s name, then looked at me. I said, “right,” but, in my head all I could think of was, is this really happening?  Did she just spill the beans by accident? So, I exited in a hurry! And thought about the exchange for an entire week, keeping it to myself. It was torture!

Back to the original story, when I saw the electric blue drinks I was in disbelief. I thought, is someone messing with me???? Someone has to be messing with me! Then all the drinks were distributed and my father-in-law asked what it was. Gil had to say, “It’s a blue drink, Dad. Blue means we are having a boy.” Meanwhile L.L. is in his lap and grabs the electric drink but tilts it over spilling it all over the side of the table. Talk about comical! In the end I told my doctor office story and teared up still saying I just can’t believe it. The in-laws were just as shocked, but happy and instantly on their phones texting the family the news. Talk about comical – Gil and I just sat there taking in the news while the older folks are texting away!

Fancy Electric Blue Drinks

Fancy Electric Blue Drinks

Happy Big Sister!

Happy Big Sister!

Happy Family

Happy Family

My non-alcoholic drink with blue umbrella (love)!

My non-alcoholic drink with blue umbrella (love)!

Happy Momma!

Happy Momma!

Happy Parents

Happy Parents

It’s such a sweet memory and we couldn’t be happier how it all turned out. Last time we got to share the news with all our friends at a ‘Cake Party’ that was awesome! This time we got to enjoy a relaxing and superb dinner with family, along with sharing the wonderful news, again.

All of us with our super cool waiter, Garrett!

All of us with our super cool waiter, Garrett!

 

February 16, 2014
by gwendolyn
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After The Vapor

As you know I’m pregnant, for the second time. What you may not know is that I just turned 38. It isn’t a big birthday, nor did we have some blow out celebration. But it happened, and it felt a little like life was just happening to me rather than me guiding it. Which is a very strange thing for someone who loves birthdays. I am the full week (heck, full month) celebrator of my birth if you let me. I love birthdays! Especially mine.

I think this is part of the reason I haven’t been back to blog since the pregnancy announcement. I wasn’t down about getting older, it was more of a depression where I was sure no one cared about my birthday. Quite pitiful, I must say. Normally, I love to write and come up with things I hope others find interesting. At the very least, try to make our daily lives interesting enough for our family members and good friends who faithfully read this blog. I couldn’t come up with anything that wasn’t a pity party.

Mostly, I think it was because getting on the computer just plain depressed me. You see, on Christmas Eve my iMac decided it was going to die. With that, all the photos, client work, music downloaded, fonts installed…anything you can think of worth meaning and all the little ones that just make life easier – gone. At first, I thought it would be fine and I would get all of that data back. There were many reasons why I thought this, but really it was because I was going to be devastated, otherwise. Partly because there were a lot of photos taken since I moved the computer out to the living room, which is when I last backed up the computer. And if you are following where I am going with this it means that all the photos taken since L.L. was born went into the vapor, too.

When I first got the computer back in working order, I felt relieved. Then, I wrote my first blog post (after the vapor) and I felt that life had just lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. It was freeing to get back into the virtual world again, via my blog. Next, I sat down to write more posts and I was dumbfounded – couldn’t write a thing. Along with the fact that the computer felt foreign to me. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever had your car or house broken into. Everything felt tainted or dirty or just plain ‘not right’ so I stayed away from the computer unless I had to use it.

With all the pregnancy hormones wondering around my body it’s pretty understandable, but I just didn’t know how to get over it. Still, I’m in denial. There is a company in Venice, CA that supposedly will do data recovery on hard drives that no one can get info from. So, I’m saving to send that baby off to Venice as soon as I can. If it doesn’t pan out I will give up and hopefully move past this sad feeling that keeps creeping up every time I log onto WordPress.

However, I must confess…after writing this post I feel quite a bit better. Thanks for listening.

January 20, 2014
by gwendolyn
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Let’s Celebrate!

I’m back! It’s been a long time since I posted a blog and I’m very sorry to you special folks who read my blog. There have been so many things going on that I don’t even know where to begin. So, I’m going to start with the big news first.

Are you ready?

We are having baby #2! It’s very exciting for our family. Not that L.L. knows what’s coming. I’m due at the end of June or early July. At the last ultrasound the baby measured for a due date of June 30th or July 1st. Here is a pic, if you look closely you can see the little hands.

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We found out I was pregnant right after we came back from Colorado visiting family. It was very special news, but of course, I was paranoid since I had been in a hot tub and had beers while we were there. As it turns out everything is fine and all my worrying was just to keep me occupied between feeling like crap-zola! (I made that one up a while ago, because I felt worse than normal crapola.)

I have a few blog posts in the line up from our summer, our adventures this past autumn and more news on the pregnancy. Yay! For now I will leave you with our Christmas card picture and a pic of me this past weekend. Our Christmas card announced the pregnancy, but a lot of people missed it in the message on the back. It was quite comical figuring out that a lot of people don’t thoroughly read cards. The conversation went like this:

Friend: Hey, we got your card – love it! Thanks so much.
Me: Awesome, thanks and you’re welcome! Great to know everyone got our big news.
Friend: Wait, I think I missed something. Must go back and look at the card again!

Bahahahah!

So, I will tell you the little clues we put into the picture on the front. Those aren’t as easy to pick out, but there were a few that did notice them! See the little star/snowflake on the right by Gil’s arm? Well, there’s the first sonogram picture of the new baby! Then we have little American flags above our heads for the due date. At the time we were told July 3rd, so it was to represent a possible Independence Day baby. We had fun making the card, even though, trying to get all of us in a picture together where most of us look good isn’t easy on a timer with a toddler and squirmy doggie!

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November 10, 2013
by gwendolyn
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Little Flower Girl

Halloween has come and gone with success. Our little L.L. dressed up as a flower, which was lots of fun. She even seemed to enjoy it. When we attended our friend’s annual Dia de los Muertos party we joined in the fun as gardeners of our little flower. It was fun, and easy!

During the day L.L. and I went to a park, for our toddler class. Which is always a good time. Luckily there are some fancy graves down the hill, so we got some cute pictures of our budding flower girl.

The trick-or-treating wasn’t a huge hit, but she at least wanted to join in. We didn’t make it to many houses and I have to say Mom + Dad were a bit disappointed in the candy stash, but we have many more years to make up for it!

Yes, I know I am completely behind on this post, but you know you all wanted to see pictures of the cuteness. So here it is!

First time on the big swing. We still need the baby one, tho.

First time on the big swing. We still need the baby one, tho.

Flower Bud on the Headstone

Flower Bud on the Headstone

She's been making this face a lot from teething.

She’s been making this face a lot from teething.

More graves by the park.

More graves by the park.

Taz tried to grab her KitKat

Taz tried to grab her KitKat

She's back for more!

She’s back for more!

First time trick-or-treating!

First time trick-or-treating!

She's not sure what to think, but she certainly wanted to keep up with the crowd.

She’s not sure what to think, but she certainly wanted to keep up with the crowd.

But Daddy, I want more candy!

But Daddy, I want more candy!

Momma's turn!

Momma’s turn!

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