Friday, May 31, 2013

Morning cartoons in bed

Nolan and Alexa watching their morning cartoons in bed while mommy & daddy get ready for work. It's a tough life.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sucking her finger while sleeping

Alexa sucking her finger while sleeping. She just melts me.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bath time multi-tasking

Francis is multi-tasking with bath times now.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Just playing around

Nolan and Alexa loved just rolling around on the floor today. It was truly amazing to see them already playing together.
Alexa is so entertained by Nolan, and Nolan loves that he's found the best audience - one that ALWAYS laughs at all his jokes!

Who's the boss here?!

Alexa, pinning Nolan down and showing him who's boss!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

He's a climbing machine!

Nolan is a climbing machine!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

There's a cookie in my bathtub!

Nolan: "Hey, look! There's a cookie in my bathtub!"
Me: "Uhhhh, Love, that is no cookie."

I remember the days I had desserts followed by a nice glass of wine. Now I just get "cookies", followed by a cupful of bleach. Sigh.

Monday, May 20, 2013

My sleepy, sweet boy

Nolan asleep next to me in bed. So peaceful, so sweet.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alexa is already stealing the iPad

Alexa is already stealing the iPad from Nolan. Ugh, I see lots of iPad fights in our future.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

What a fabulous Mother's Day! We had Jarrod, Jenn, Robert, Connor, and my mom over for a delicious brunch. Jarrod & Francis made some amazing waffles, sausage, eggs, and fruit salad...and we scarfed it down like there is no tomorrow!
Then we all hung out in the backyard and let the boys run around in this beautiful California spring weather!

Alexa's artwork

Alexa's beautiful iPad artwork. I think we have a creative genius on our hands.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Alexa's picking up food!

I gave Alexa some poofs today, and I was amazed how quickly/easily she picked them up and shoveled them into her mouth!

One charming stud!


As I sat rocking Alexa to sleep, I kissed her on the nose and made a loud smooch.

She then smiled and returned "mwah" kiss/motion to me. We did this like 5 times, so I break out the video camera on my phone....and, of course, nothing. Unable to get a repeat performance :(

I know what happened, that's all that counts!

Baba, nana, dada, mama

For the past few days, Alexa has been saying "baba" sounds. Then yesterday, apparently she said "nana" to my mom (coincidence? No, my mom has been repeating the words "nana" to Alexa to ensure she made it high on the first-words-list!)

Today, Alexa said "dada", to which I then said, "when do I get to hear mama?!" And what do you know, the next word out of her mouth is "mama"!

Yay, the "mama" is beaming!

Alexa's chandelier

Yay, Francis installed the baby chandelier for Alexa's room!! It's perfect for our princess :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Buh buh buh...

Alexa is starting to say some "words". Currently, it just "buh buh buh", other than her general babbling sounds.

I can't wait to hear her say "Mama." It better come before "dada" :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mmmm, pasta primavera!

Alexa is really enjoying her pasta primavera! So far, however, she has *not* been a fan of the chicken baby food, nor the green veggies like green beans and peas. But she loves her fruits and the sweeter items like squash or sweet potato.
We're continuing to learn her palette!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Nolan is pooped after a good day of play with Robert and Connor.

Thumb sucker

Alexa will occasionally suck her thumb when really tired. It's just precious :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cutest girl in the world

Ok, I'm biased but shut up. This is the cutest little girl EVER!

iPad time

And this is how we occupied another house of the day :)

Sprinkler time!

Since Jarrod and Jenn are participating in a relay race in Calistoga (you go, guys!), my mom brought the boys over to have a fun day with Nolan. With the weather at a gorgeous 85 degrees, we decided it was time to break out the "wiggling willy" sprinkler. This kept them busy for an hour or so, at least...

And she's rolling across the room!

Alexa will be crawling soon

Alexa's starting to lift her butt when on her belly...she'll be crawling soon, I'm sure!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nolan QOTD - 5/2/13

Quotes from Nolan, during our drive home today. This kid cracks me up.

Quote 1:
N: "I want to watch the Color Crew show!"
Me: "Sorry, I don't think we have it recorded." (my little lie, trying to avoid seeing that annoying show again)
N: "Then just put it on the Apple TV!"

Ugh, he bested me on that one.

Quote 2:
As we drive past a hardware store....
N: "I want to go to Home Depot, Mama!"

Sweet, maybe we can make him a home improvement guru like his daddy! Cheap labor!

Quote 3:
While listening to music in the car...
N: "I don't like this song, mama! You need to pause it!"
Me: "Well, I like this song and would like to listen to it."
N: "No, you need to pause it."

Man, already getting harassed about my music! I thought that didn't happen until they were teenagers??

Striking a pose

Wednesday, May 1, 2013