Monday, June 27, 2011

Mike's Bday, Herdon's Visit, Meeting Brooklyn

This week was full as usual! We got a visit from Jamie and Zac as they headed back down south from a trip up to Humbolt. Giada had fun with them playing at the lake and kept asking, "Where did my friends go?" when they headed back to LA.
Thanks for the visit guys- see you soon!!

This week we also celebrated Mike's birthday. The Twins usually play around his birthday so that usually works out for us to go to a game, since it's his favorite team. They usually are playing the A's but this year it was even better since they were playing the Giants. We got some friends together and headed to SF. Mike was torn on who to root for since he is also a Giants fan. The Twins killed the Giants the night before but the Giants pulled it out when we were there, so I think he was happy!

A few pics from the game

Great job sign holding Meyer!

Shep forgot his jacket( it was freezing), and LOVED wearing this orange scarf. When the camera came by he pretended it was choking him....but don't let that fool you, he liked this scarf even better when he found out it could double as a shawl!!
Giada and I made Mike a cake, keeping with the Giants/Twins theme - as you can tell I let her do the decorating, and we couldn't even get the Happy Birthday candles spelled right.
But it tasted good!
She loved singing to dad!
Then the next night she came in the living room and told me she had some cake...I thought that's weird, I didn't think she could reach it. Then I followed her back to the kitchen and watched the cake stealer in action! She poked her finger through the plastic wrap so she could get to the cake. She is a tricky one!!

While I was gone one day Mike sent me a pic of Giada titled 100 degree weather. I was thinking they were having fun playing in the water or something....nope she keeps wanting to dress up in her hat and gloves!! Crazy kid!
Finally after many attempts we were able to meet Baby Brooklyn! She was so sweet and let me hold her forever! Thanks for meeting up Dub and JJ!

Play date at the park with Kiali

She has been so proud lately that she can do her own somersaults. She does them all day long!

- Always says "count with me"
- Keeps saying "What the heck?" It sounds funny coming from a kid
- She is doing lots of pretending lately...especially naps in the car. She loves when you go along with it and then she surprises you and wakes up.
- She has gotten the "I love you" sign down. She gets so excited and does it whenever someone leaves our house, and always to Nana. It's fun for me to see, since that's something I've always done with my mom and aunt Ran.

4 weeks to go!
- Only a few weeks left!
- Room painted this week, so hopefully I can get that all in order soon!
- Weekly appointments make you feel like the baby could be here anytime!
- We keep discussing names, getting closer I think. We are pretty settled on a middle, still finalizing the first

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day, Shower, Mary Poppins, Random Pics

As I earlier reported we have been at swim lessons for the last few weeks. Giada and Dylan Kerns have been forced to like each other since birth! But lately they have decided to be best buddies, which we just think is adorable. Dylan waited for Giada to get to swim lessons and then wanted to hold her hand into class. Giada of course loved this since she is usually trying to hold kids hands, and they are not usually as thrilled. All the swim teachers are still talking about it.
This week Giada spent some time with Nana since Gina was in town and we were trying to get some oil items checked off the list. They have no shortage of fun when they are together. One day they headed to the dog park with Steph.
Speaking of Gina...we loved having her in town!
This past Friday I headed to Sac with Linds and Hilder to see the play Mary Poppins, it was a great show! Hilder was my secret santa this year and it's a miracle I never lost the ticket she gave me 6 months ago. Thanks Hilder!

Happy Fathers Day Mike! Or as Giada told him all day " Dad Happy Mothers Day" It was pretty funny I would tell her Happy Fathers Day and then she would tell him Mothers...She finally got it the last time she said it before bed. We had a nice day as a family, and I spent some time with my dad too!

Every year I take "I heart dad" pictures. It's been so fun to see how much she has changed from year to year. I can only imagine how much harder it will be next year to get 2 kids to cooperate in photos! :)

We made Mike a new platter for when he is BBQing. She kept telling him about her green hand prints...she isn't then best at secret keeping! But she was so excited to carry it out to him when he was cooking.

The girls threw baby boy a beautiful shower this weekend. His aunties have been spoiling him already. It was a beautiful morning brunch at Phillips Farms. Thank you girls so much for hosting and friends/family for coming. Such a fun morning.

Beautiful decor with handmade puffs!
Delicious Cookie and Cupcake Favors!!
Delicious Waffle Bar!
Adorable Diaper Cake
Baby Mike and Julie
Sarah and Conner came down for the shower and Giada had so much fun playing at the park with the Con-man! Thanks Jane for making the trip down!
Beautiful hostesses! Thank you girls - xo!

Nana and Nonni
Aubrey got to join the big girl party
Ergo Carrier!
Love the Giants outfit, this boy will be cheering for the right team!
Giada update!
- I forgot to mention that when we went to Aptos a couple times Linds and I told Giada "Hilder said no" when she was doing something we didn't want her to do. Hilder is so much fun that Giada never seemed to mind. Well this week Giada said it to me a couple times when she knew she was doing something she shouldn' was so funny
- We were visiting with a friend this week who has a flower tattoo on her foot. Giada told her she had a stamp on her foot, we all laughed and said yes it's like a permanent stamp.
- She has learned how to open the freezer and takes out what she's becoming a problem.
-Giada feeds Bailey, my old cat, that lives at my parents house, treats all the time...a little later she noticed her nail polish had started coming off. Now she tells everyone that Bailey ate off her nail polish.
- Out of the blue she will say " I can't understand you when you are crying" which is obviously something I tell her. But if she wants something and I'm saying no to whatever it is she says "Im not crying" like that means she should get it. The logic is funny.
-She gave me a big kiss the other night and said it was like Matt and Steph at the wedding. I didn't even realize that she watched Matt and Steph kiss at the wedding and that was a month ago. Her memory amazes me.
-Same bedtime books over and over! She likes this Big Red Barn book from Auntie Jen, along with the Give a mouse a cookie series.
-Counts to 15, and down from 5 pretty well....15-20 are a little out of order!

Baby Update
-Still no name. We keep working on it, maybe settled on the middle.
-Appointment tomorrow and then I go to weekly appointments - yikes!
- I got asked this week if I was having TWINS! C'mon, I know my stomach is growing but I don't think I look that big!! He said " You having twins? You have 2 in there?" I said, "no they tell me 1, do I look that big??"
- Another guy said I look really uncomfortable! Why do they need to say these things???
-I'm feeling good still. He moves a lot and really feels like he is out of room. Either I have more growing to do or this boy is much bigger. But what is funny is I have totally reached the point where I cannot physically touch the ground when I bend over. It's not a problem, you just move your legs but it makes me laugh every time I try to do it to pick something up and forget.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Swim lessons, Birthday Dinner, Aptos & Shower

Who would think it's a great idea to sign up for parent- tot swim lessons almost months pregnant??? Me of course! These things always seem like a good idea when I sign up!! A little cold the first couple days but now the weather is starting to heat up. Giada is doing them with her friends Dylan and Seve so that is always fun to be with friends on these adventures. All the kinds are doing better and better each day. We even got an action jump shot!
(Thanks mom for taking Giada when I couldn't one day last week!)

We love that our teacher friends are on vacation. Playdate with Peyton. The girls were enjoying a yogurt pop - or "having a picnic" as they called it. Thanks Bre for having us over!
Girls night out!
We had a birthday dinner with the girls to celebrate Nicole and Lindsay.
Happy Birthday ladies!
This weekend Mike was off to a bachelor party, so Giada and I joined the girls in Aptos to celebrate Lindsay's birthday. Beautiful weather, so glad we went! We went to the beach everyday, it was so relaxing and Giada loved it!
If you ever need to have someone go with you on a beach trip - take Hilder. She was a kids dream at the beach. She would build sandcastles as quick as Giada could knock them down. They dug for sand crabs, and ran with the birds. Hours of fun! Thanks Auntie Hilder!
They must have gathered up 100's! Babies everywhere and "mom's with eggs" as Giada keeps telling me. Hilder was giving her a nature lesson since they are in mating season.
In the beginning she wasn't so sure about holding them...but she warmed up to the idea and was digging for them in the end.
Those poor birds never stood a chance with Hilder and Giada around!
Giada and Lindsay had been talking about nail painting forever. She requested "orange like the Giants!" She has been loving showing everyone her painted nails and toes ever since they were done. I was surprised she sat still for it. She's growing up!
She even asked Linds to paint her own matching....which she did, despite wanting orange on her own nails. What a great auntie!
Linds and Anna enjoying a glass of vino at the Cottage.
After getting back from Aptos we headed over to Jeanne's friends house for a baby shower. Baby boy was spoiled. Thank you again so much to all who were there! My photographer got distracted and only took a few pics but here are a few and the belly pic!
During dinner Kim brought around french bread to everyone. Of course Giada tells her " I need oil!" I couldn't believe she said that, I guess she is the daughter of an olive oil family. Then when the noodles are brought over to her she asked for cheese - geez I can't take this girl anywhere - Lol!
Testing out the new sit and stand stroller!
34 weeks!