Monday, July 29, 2013

A little bit of everything

This is how I spend a huge chunk of my day; with sleeping kitties and babies on me. Not the worst thing ever. Sleeping baby on me right now, in fact.
Oh and in case anyone wondered, this is what her "stop that now, I'm unhappy" face looks like.
A friend and I had a picnic on the green (Himalayan food again. Yum!) and it was getting a little chilly so we bundled Evie up. Such a cutie. She's been chewing on her bottom lip lately and I love it. She's so funny.
When she's not chewing on her lip, she's got that little finger in her mouth.
We took Evie along to the mall this week cause Josh needed to stop at the Apple store. This is what her expression was the entire time in there. She loved it...Caesar was at work, but he would have been so proud. His baby is an Apple girl. ;)

I made this to frame in Evie's room...she still loves when we sing her "The Rainbow Connection". Caesar sings it with a Kermit voice.

I also made an apple spice bundt cake. Why? Because yum, that's why.

Look at this face. How are we ever going to tell her no about anything?


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baby's First Vacation

So you may have noticed that it's not Monday. I delayed this post because till yesterday we were on vacation with my family in Monterey!
How cute is this house we stayed in? (I've decided when we have a house it needs a picket fence.)
On the ground floor there were the prettiest stained glass borders on the windows. That bedroom on the bottom right was our room. And look at the beautiful garden!

Evie and Caesar taking a nap together. Naps are EXACTLY what vacations are for...

We ate out twice for lunch and once for dinner and Evie was so well behaved. I know she must have been tired and overwhelmed a lot of the time but she was a little trooper. Also, she really likes licking the condensation off glasses. Really. As in, now when I bring a glass to my mouth and I'm holding her, she also brings her mouth over to get some. Silly girl. I guess I need to get her own water bottle soon. Just for the condensation.
I may have gone overboard taking pictures of flowers. But they're so pretty! And if the next three pictures are any indication, Evie agrees.
Sleepy girl smiling at her daddy.

One night Caesar and I went by ourselves to Fisherman's Wharf. We just walked around a little, but it was really fun. Kind of like a mini belated anniversary date. (Our third wedding anniversary was on the 18th.)

And he bought me these rings. I kind of love them. :) The blue one is aquamarine, Evie's birthstone, and the love ring is so pretty. Plus it seemed appropriate for an anniversary. :)
Couple family pictures. The top was also at Fisherman's Wharf, the bottom on the front porch of the rental house. We went with my mom, dad, grandma, Megan and her boyfriend Stephen, and Josh. It was nice that the house was so big (5 bedrooms) so there was plenty of room for all of us.
Driving home. I MAY have gotten a little bored and taken way to many pictures. Fair warning. (Look! Caesar got a new A's hat. We were THIS CLOSE to getting Evie one too, but they were too big still).
A very friendly squirrel that we fed French fries to at a bathroom stop at McDonald's. (I can't wait till Evie gets excited about stuff like this.)
Evie hates her carseat, so it was awesome that she ended up taking several long naps between stops.
We had lunch all together in Pescadero. And pie. Mmm, pie.
When she woke up she had a little chat with the ribbons on her blanket. She wasn't upset even if some of the pictures make her look angry. She just takes her conversations very seriously. (She talks like this to her bottle too.)
I saw these flowers by the side of the road (okay, freeway), and Caesar pulled over. And then Josh picked some for me. What nice guys, huh?
We drove thorough San Francisco on our way back and Evie was asleep again so I turned my camera outside. There's some really pretty buildings along 19th. Tricky to take pictures of in traffic, but pretty.

Artemis is fond of hiding under blankets. I think our animals missed us. (I have a baby and a kitty sleeping on me as I type, in fact.) For Evie's first vacation/road trip, she did SUCH a good job. She was patient and smiley and she took good naps. Where should our next vacation be? Still not convinced a plane would be as easy. Maybe another road trip...


Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Fruit


This is how Evie looks when she first wakes up in the morning. All sleepy eyed and smiley.

Walk into Evie's room and, Oh Look! Artemis has claimed the changing table as his bed. And my dad was gone this past week, so that picture of Cali is pretty representative of how she looks when he's not here. Mopey puppy.

New toy from Grandma
Giving kisses to her Miss Monkey Face blanket.
She has recently started sticking out her tongue like a little lizard...makes it look like she's concentrating on something.
Evie has been VERY interested in our food lately, so the other night we let her taste a piece of watermelon. The look on her face initially was priceless, but soon she was grabbing my hand with the watermelon and pulling it closer to her mouth. Safe to say she liked it, I think.
Last night we went to celebrate Caesar's dad's birthday, and Evie got in some playtime with her cousin Anthony. What cuties.

I felt like having more than just cereal this morning, so I made myself a Big Delicious Breakfast of fried potatoes, fruit, and an egg and cheese sandwich on French bread with spinach. Mmm.

Evie still slouches a little in her high chair, so when nobody's around to hold her and I'm hungry she sits in her stroller while I eat. She generally doesn't fuss till I'm 3/4 of the way done, which in this case was when she saw me eating the strawberries. Poor baby REALLY wanted some, but those little seeds would probably give her some trouble for now.
This is Humptey Dumptey. He goes way back to when my older brother was a baby. He and Evie are quite close. Besties, you might say.

We also got her some of those frozen teether toys, which she loves chewing on, but tries not to touch with her hands for too long, which is pretty funny.

There are millions of apricots and cherries in the backyard. So today we all headed out in this beautifully not-to-hot weather to collect some. I'm thinking of making apricot cherry crisp? So there is nothing to distract from the freshly picked summer fruit. Except butter. And sugar. Mmm. Yes, I think a nice crisp or two will be perfect.

Evie helped us pick the fruit.

Then she played tickle monster with Grandma.

And now she's taking a nap. It's hard work being a baby.