Tuesday, September 29, 2009

San Diego Zoo!

On September 19th we took Darby to the San Diego Zoo! It was her first time there, and mine too! We had such a great time exploring as a family. She loves the monkeys and gorillas, it was really cute to see how excited she gets when she sees the real thing! We also took her to the Children's Zoo they have there and she got to pet a goat. Here is a slide show of our day at the zoo!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Family Time! (video fixed!)

Last weekend Eric, Darby and I headed for San Diego and took some much needed family time away! We went to the zoo and Legoland and had a fantastic time! Of course I took a TON of pictures- that I still need to get uploaded. But, in the meantime here is a little video I took with my cell phone at Legoland. There is a little water park area and Darby had a blast! I can't believe how big she is getting, the drunk walk is gone and has morphed into a full RUN. Enjoy the video and check back soon for pictures!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Silly Darby

Darby likes to try to stand on her head. Not really sure why or really where she learned to do it. But ever since she figured it out, she does it all the time! One day she even did a somersault, which of course startled her, BUT not enough to keep her from trying to stand on her head. I see her doing it in her crib (with the video baby monitor) all the time when she is protesting sleep. Silly kid!

Here are a few pictures I took the other day during one of her head standing practices in the living room!

Who knows, maybe we have a little gymnist in the making!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

On Saturday we had the family over to celebrate Eric's 31st birthday (it was Sept 5th). I didn't want to do the same old, cake-and-ice cream bit, so I decided to make it an "Ice Cream Social"! It was a build your own ice cream sundae party, and it was a hit! We had chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream along with every topping you could want! We even had waffle bowls! Yum! Darby realllly enjoyed it, and even got to stay up extra late partying with her favorite cousin Jordyn. Here are some pictures from the fun filled night.

As you probably noticed in the pics, Julie was there, enjoying the ice cream and family too! She is doing fantastically - gaining weight and getting stronger everyday. Last week we went over to tag along during her evening walk around the block. Her new lungs are working great and we are all VERY appreciative of your continued thoughts and prayers!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Keeping Cool

One of the great things about living in California is the weather. But this summer, I'm not really sure where the gorgeous "California weather" went!! It has been a hot one! Until last week, Darby was one sweaty, cranky and hot baby, and so was I! (and Eric too, when he was home from work!) Our house is older, and even hotter inside then it was outside. We finally caved and got central air and heat, and it is HEAVEN! BUT, the process was anything but. Home improvements always take longer then you think, so when the AC guy told us 2 days, I knew it was too good to be true. But I never figured it would be as bad as it was! Long story short, we have a new ceiling in the hallway and ONE WEEK later, are sitting in a cool house. The heat is all ready to go for us once it cools down this winter (ok, we are whimps compared to you on the east coast and other places that actually get to experience winter).

Here are some pictures of D hanging out enjoying the air conditioning!

I came across these Darby sized Popsicles called Mighty Mini's. They are "slow melt" - I guess they put gelatin in the pops so they melt slower and they really DO melt slow! The size is perfect and Darby doesn't get covered in melted pop! Moreover, she LOOOVES them. Since she is getting 3 teeth at once right now, she REALLY loves them!!

I've heard from a few of you that you didn't get to watch Darby splashing in the tub before YouTube decided it wasn't appropriate. It's really the cutest thing, but I guess the world is full of sick people. I might try to upload it through Blogger and re post it, I will let you know!

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