Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Babies(not me), Gina & Scott NorCal Celebration, & Giada update

Babies- and no don't get any ideas.....
When I was in San Diego on vacation there were babies being born all over the state.
I forgot to mention these in my last posts! Sorry friends!!

In SLO the Schafer's welcomed Mikayla Elizabeth 7lbs. 8oz. 19.5 in.
I'm glad to see she is already rooting for the right team.
We can see who wears the pants in the family Aaron! :)

In Fresno the Chaney's welcomed Ellen Lola on Oct 6 - 7lbs. 6oz. 20.5 in.

In Lodi the Kanter's welcomed McKenzie Gwen on Oct 7 - 7lbs. 8oz.

Our best to you all - the girls are beautiful!

This weekend Gina and Scott had a Northern California Wedding Celebration. Despite the rain everyone had a great time celebrating. We were nice and cozy indoors! The food was delicious, music great and the company even better! Congratulations Scott and Gina Sans!

Decorations around the winery included some beautiful wedding photos
from the San Diego ceremony.

Must always try and grab a family pic! This one was a success - 3 smiles.
And as some of you may have heard-- there was an important Giants game on that night. We were all checking phones and listening to radios for updates. Some of us even ran to the car to listen to the 9th inning announced by real announcers Kurk and Kuip! One guest decided to dress up for the occasion .......sad to say I'm related to him. :) The funny thing is I specifically called my mom to say......dad is only allowed to bring a little radio.....
guess he never has really listened to me. :)
Some fans brought their rally towel
And some of us took a Giants shot downtown!
Any way you put it...WE ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES! Go Giants! Humm Baby!!
I love Sydney!
Getting ready for Halloween!
I'm 21 months old!
Giada has been a busy bee this month.
-Two new teeth on the bottom
- Sleep habits were REAL bad for a month, waking up MANY times nightly. But I worked on it all last week and we are back on track sleeping through the night- yippee!
- She's staying up way later in the day and not taking a nap until about 1, and it's only for about an hour or two...guess the girl doesn't need much sleep since she gets up at 6!
- After going on the airplane to SD she now says" plane vroom sky"
- Saying a ton more words now and starting to repeat things we have to be a little more careful what we say. Definitely stringing multiple words together.
-She started telling us when she had to go to the bathroom, so we got a little potty for her and the training has begun. We just started offering it to her through out the day. She is pretty good with pee and will go about 4x a day in it. We are NO where near the end up diapers but working on it.
- I was trying to get Mikes attention the other day to show him something she was doing because she had been calling "da da" and he couldn't hear her, so now she is calling him "Mike." It's kind of funny, but I don't really like it. :)
- After riding in the limo bus for Gina's wedding Giada is obsessed. She LOVES buses. I should just ride around Lodi on one all day she would be thrilled. She yells at them when she sees them and gets upset when they leave.
- Likes to clink your glass and say "cheers".....ALL the time
-She is such a lover and so into giving hugs and kisses to everyone and then wants me to give a hug and kiss to them too...it's cute.
- She has probably seen Dylan doing "knuckles" for a long time, and Cooper did it to her the other day and it just clicked. So now she wants to give you a high 5 and "knucks"
- She is definitlely gaining a mind of her own and wanting things "right there" etc. But 99% of the time is such a happy girl and so much fun.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Breast Cancer Run, Pumpkin Patch and WeOlive SF

Sunday was the annual breast cancer walk/run in Lodi. Kristen and I do it every year, and we are usually accompanied by various friends throughout the years. This year it was just us, with the addition of Giada joining us. We had to run off to the pumpkin patch afterward so we missed our favorite pink pancakes - next year!

We ran into the Mettler fam before the walk. Giada just loves "Coop" and asks about him all the time, so I'm sure it was the highlight of her day! They enjoyed sharing snacks before the race. And she never forgets to say hi to the "baby" Brixten. She just loves those Mettler boys.

Then we were off to Del Osso Farms. We had a big group and good intentions of
all hanging out together but there was a TON of people there so we
all did our own thing and met up from time to time.
You can see how successful we were below on getting all the kids heads in for the photo.
Didn't go so well....but it was a good idea we had. :)

Giada and Peyton were patiently waiting for the train....

Or should I say the "choo choo" AKA the Del Osso Express!
Diehls were there...
Zuluetas were there...
Gramms, Shivelys, Turners, and Reichs at the famous corn maze
(Sorry Kanters we missed you in the pics)

Tractor ride with Dylan and Nicole

Panning for gold

Feeding the goats. Pretty good petting zoo, a ton of animals and she loved feeding them all. You could tell they get fed all day they would coming running toward you for food. Not sure if that is good or bad, but it is what it is at places like this.

We had to drag her out of the pumpkins she would have played and crawled
all over them for hours!

Since Sarah "Janeballs" Shively was in town we decided to celebrate her upcoming birthday with a 30-ish cake. Her son Conner helped blow out the candles since there were SO many. Thanks for visiting Jane- great to catch up!
Sunday - Jeanne and I spent the day at We Olive in San Francisco, for grower/producer day. It was a busy day despite the rainy weather. We had a great time with the SF girls, and look forward to going back again.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

San Diego - Post 2- Wedding!!

Well when Thursday arrived we had a quick brunch with Jen and Hager and then we were off to the airport to pick up the family. We were so excited to see them it felt like we had been gone for a long time already. Giada did so well on the whole trip as we traveled all over the San Diego area!

Rehearsal night- look at this beautiful view!! The wedding was on the 15th floor overlooking Petco park, but as you can see below you could also see downtown and Coronado.

Maid of Honor - Tiffany Dos Reis
Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Sans
Flower girl "hamming" it up!
Starting the day off right- with champagne!

Beautiful flowers!
Beautiful bride!!

Parents of the bride.
(And the best in laws ever! And I'm not just saying that because they read the blog!!)

Matt and Steph were there to celebrate - you guys are next!
After pictures Giada crashed! She didnt seem to mind the loud music as we entered to do the bridal party dance, so she danced along with us to "Don't stop believing!"
After the power nap Giada was up for the rest of the wedding.
We kept her busy on the dance floor.

Cake anyone??

Giada enjoyed a few....red velvet looked like a hit!
Wedding Guests
Beautiful West girls with the bride

All that dancing tired her out!

Gina and Scott (but probably mostly Gina) planned a beautiful wedding. It was so much fun, the live band was awesome, food delicious, everything went off without a hitch. Congratulations Gina and Scott and have an amazing time on your honeymoon- we love you! xo!