Monday, April 25, 2011

Bre bday, Easter, Fun run video & 27 weeks!

This weekend we went bowling for Bre's birthday. It was so much fun.
I can't remember the last time I went bowling.

We were all split up into teams and the next pic below shows the team that was unstoppable. :) We won both games. Trent kept saying he didn't think a pregnant person could bowl, and that I was actually going to be a disadvantage for the team.....I'm not sure why he thought my arm wouldn't work!???
Team 2
Team 3
And per usual the boys were giving Scott a hard time about his drink of choice... But Trent was quick to admit "Im not gonna lie, that tastes delicious!!"

Well of course there are lots of Easter pics! Last week we went to see the Easter Bunny and I forgot to post them. After a few minutes of checking the bunny out she was on board to go say hi to him and sit on his lap. Also we got to visit with Marla, her darling little boy Jared and her family. It was great to see them and visit for a bit.

We are fortunate to have both families in town. So Sunday we headed to Mikes family for brunch and over to my family for dinner. Giada had an Easter egg hunt at every house. It was fun to have one in the morning with her, she was so excited to find the eggs. We dyed eggs Saturday night and baked cookies. Giada was picking them all up with her hands, so they were soon green. And the cookies she mostly just enjoyed putting sprinkles on them. Good memories all around.
Egg Dying!
Giada wanted "baby" to help with the cookies...Then I think discovered she wasn't much help, and told her to "just watch"...
Loved her new Sydney and Max placemat!
But the best part really is the grass!
The hunt is on!
My dad wins most creative eggs award. He colored all these eggs and drew Monsters Inc. characters on them. She loved finding them and yelling out which character was on the egg.
And anyone who knows my dad, also knows there would be an alien "Al"egg

I have to share this funny thing that was said at Easter. I am aware I'm growing quickly these days. But, it was told to me "You are much bigger this time arent you? Last time you only got big at the end" - I wanted to laugh, but wasn't sure how to respond and just agreed! LOL

This weekend we also did the Easter Fun Run. Giada's friends Seve and Preston ran with her. We made a fun video with the pics and footage we took.

Some random pics from the week...
Nonni gave Giada these little animals that go on your sunglasses, she loved them don't you think?

This week I had a headache one day and wanted to nap when Giada did, so I told her she could nap in mommies bed. She was excited. I was thinking we could cuddle and take a nap. Oh...not so much.... she wanted to bring pillow pet into bed. So I said sure, go get it. She was taking forever, so I went to check on her. She kept dropping stuff that's why it took so long. She was bringing every stuffed animal in her bed. I tried some negotiating for her to just bring 1 or 2....well you can see who won that battle. :)

Funny stuff Giada has said this week
-Well every kid is a product of it's surroundings for sure, and she is no exception. Giada has a Nonni and Nonno that have lots of cattle. So now she is very good at telling you a baby cow is called a "calf" and a daddy cow is called a "bull"
- She taps on her chin and says "I know dea" (I know idea) and proceeds to show you whatever it is...
-I asked Giada if she wanted to help me bring in the groceries, she said "Sure, I strong"
It cracks me up when little kids use the words in the right context.

27 weeks
-Still kicking a ton, and growing quickly.
-Dr appt this week, all is well and he should be here 3rd week in July.
- The cough I've had for a month that the doctors have been tell me are one thing or another, now they have decided is a pregnancy thing. Everything is cramped up inside ....So, to me thats more annoying because it can't really be fixed. So they are having me sleep on some really uncomfortable wedge pillow. It's only been a couple maybe that will improve!
- I'm working out a fair amount but I really want to go on a LONG run. I can't wait until mid Sept when I'm approved to run. (hopefully)
- I also can't wait to have a Lodi roll and some Blue Moons! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our adventures this week!

This week the sun was shining and we spent a ton of time outdoors. Giada is insistent on holding the leash on our walks to the park with Syd. So far so good.
She loves her pup almost as much as she loves the Giants. When she sees the game on she yells "Go Giants" " I love the Giants!" Glad to see she has picked the right team so young!
Mike snapped this pic in SLO a few weeks back and I missed it.
Looks like they were having fun climbing up the chair.
We go to House of Coffees often, and now that she is older the girls give her "Party in a cup" AKA milk with whipped cream and sprinkles....AKA sugar high! She now requests it when we go there.....boy am I in trouble! But who doesn't love sprinkles!
Mike and Giada have been having a ton of fun making forts recently. They use every couch cushion, blanket and chair they can find. Then she ducks her head out of the castle with a "roar" and starts laughing hysterically!
Sometimes baby comes along and no roar
And sometimes in Super Girl costume!

Giada has had a tee and bat/ball set for awhile. She goes through fazes of using it.
I'm not sure she is improving :)
But the other day I noticed she hit the ball, threw the bat down and took off running. When she came back I asked her what she was doing - she said, "running like daddy"

We have been going to the slow pitch game, and I have to be sidelined....which is NO fun, but Giada has fun cheering for everyone, and running the bases after the game with Auntie Nat. I guess she is watching the game too :)

Last weekend we had an event at Williams Sonoma. They have an Artisan Market 1x per month in the SF Union Square location. Jeanne and I spent the day there and our products were well received. Always interesting to hear the questions people come up with! We are often asked lately which is our favorite flavor?? We are partial and it's hard for us to choose! We are looking forward to the May Market! Thanks again Chris and Timmer for stopping by. Always fun to see familiar faces at an event! People kept referring to the event as an upscale Costco tasting, which I found clever.
Giada is cracking us up every day with all the funny things she says:
-Lately it's "later, later" when you ask her do do something. She will also ask if you want a kiss, then say "later, later" but later can be a just a few seconds sometimes.
-We also make a lot of deals lately. She will say "It's a deal" and even have you shake on it from time to time.
- She enjoys watching Micky Mouse Clubhouse, the other day it was called "Minnie's Rainbow" she said "Why not Mickey's mom?" It's funny that she now listens to what they are saying and responds. Makes you also watch a little closer what you say around her.
-"Mommies tall, are you taller than daddy?"
- We were in the car and I reached over to rub Mike's back, and she said" Mom, don't touch daddy's back - he's driving"
-"My hair is long, I need a brush, knots"
-Oh, how could I forget this one....when we were in SLO a few weeks back we walked by this guy sitting on the planter downtown. He had a gray head of hair and a long gray beard. Giada kept saying something over and over, then we realized what it was. "That guy looks like Santa" as she is pointing at him. He was out of ear shot but it was our first of many awkward moments I'm sure.
-"Whats Oscar the grouch saying about trash" as he is singing I love trash on the CD we were listening to. I said "Trash is yucky" she said " no mom, trash is nice"
-As we drive out to Mike's parents we head down Hwy 12, she is so observant these days and remembers whatever you have told her. The latest is " Grapevines everywhere out my window again"
-Working on potty training again, it's a SLOW process :)

Baby Update
-I guess I'm overdue for a good belly photo! I'll get on that.
- A little over 6 months, and an appt tomorrow. Always feels good to have those and get everything ok'd.
- I had an appt for a different doctor last week, I have this nagging cough that I can't get rid of, but anyway, I mentioned to Giada that we might get to hear the baby at the appt. She grabbed my belly and said "Thump thump" It was cute. She always asks to hear brothers "Thump thump" now.
-He is kicking a ton, all day and quite a bit when I go to bed. I'm hopeful he will be a better sleeper than Giada, but good thing is, he can't be much worse!
-Still no name, or bedding. This week and next I plan on finding a new home for everything in the spare room/office...which needs to be converted to a nuresry - wish me luck!
-Otherwise can't complain. My stomach has only been itchy a few times recently, which was a big problem with Giada, guess it's already stretched out from last time :( We are busy busy so I'm fortunate that he has been easy so far, that fits in nice with our lifestyle. I'm still very active, but he is growing quickly lately and getting in the way a bit - like when I put shoes on etc.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Puppies and trip to SLO/Avila

Matt & Steph have another litter of pure bred German Shepard puppies. (and a last they say :)
Giada all of a sudden loves them, wants to see them everyday, pick them up, feed them etc.
This past weekend we headed down to SLO/Avila Beach with a group of college friends. We had a blast. So fun seeing all the kids playing together. Weather was beautiful, we saw dolphins off the pier and had lots of laughs with good friends!! Sorry to our other friends in the SLO area that we weren't able to see everyone. It was a busy trip with 16 adults, and 7 kids. Good times had by all- can't wait until next year friends!

Our condos above the Avila store and across from the beach.
The kids loved looking out at the ocean. Sometimes they would tell us they see a whale - which was usually a large log, but they have great imaginations!

Kernals & Bushalacci's joined us Thursday in SLO. The kids were so sweet playing together.

Giada and Nico finally winding down watching some Monster's Inc. at 11pm!
Playing around in downtown SLO. We stayed in Avila but headed down to SLO almost everyday and ate at Firestones 3x!!

Beach time everyday! Giada loved chasing the waves, chasing the birds, and playing with friends!

Jenny and I - the two prego's (due just days apart) watching our girls play in the ocean.
Tali and Giada

One of her favorite things to do were bury her feet & legs in the sand.
And laugh out loud when she would pull them out to "surprise" us with her feet.
Beach Slides

Almost the whole gang!
Most of the kiddos. Emily was pulling on Dylan's was too cute.
Lexi was so great with all the kids and took such good care of the babies.
Kerns Family
Lorber's - just missing Carolyn!
Roach's - missing Jordan
6 months! We are due days apart. Yes, I'm aware she is much smaller :)