Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cali Visit in a nutshell

We just returned from a fantastic trip to visit the fam in California! It was packed full of fun and unforgettable you can see, Kate jumped right in (literally)!

We re-celebrated Kate's 1st birthday, complete with balloons, cupcakes, presents and lots of delighted squeals!

Michael spent his 29th birthday there...I took him shopping. I know, I know. That sounds very selfish, but we found some great deals and he added quite a collection to his wardrobe (most of it can be used for golfing as well, so he was thrilled! We had a marvelous time together, just the two of us! FYI: those bags are filled with his clothes, he didn't want to pose for the pic.

Michael sharing some quality daddy-daughter-bonding time in the golf cart

Mini photo shoot in the gardens...what a darlin'!

Lunch with Mom and Lauren at Pampelmouse Grille, a country French restaurant. Part of my meal was a trio of soup served in perfect portion sized espresso cups

Park playtime in Del Mar with Papa T and Mama Lynn

Picking fresh blueberries and grapefruit with Papa in the "Garden of Gethsemane" after donning an adorable hat provided by Mama Lynn

And oh, we mustn't forget Kate's first ride in the Lambo

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two days til Cali

We had a relaxing day just chillin' in the sun and met up with the Semlow family for some Coldstone ice cream before calling it a night. Less than 48 hours to go til we are sitting in California breathing the fresh air and feeling the ocean breezes...ahh!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Monday

When I got home from work, Kate was still debating whether or not she should pick up her toys...She decided to continue, and happily so!

My nephew, Andrew, had his second baseball game tonight...hooray for Andrew! He was a star! Here are a few of the highlights!

Golf, golf, golf

Michael has returned! He and five fellows went on a golf trip to Shanty Creek this both rain and shine they reportedly had a great time and played over 100 holes! Four of the six guys actually crammed into the yellow Focus for the long journey! From right to left...Matt, Brent, Michael, Andy, James...

Kate is glad to have Dada back home again (and so am I)!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Buckle up for safety.

This morning Kate saw her car seat in a brand new light...when it is sitting on the floor she can get in and out all by herself. She had a marvelous time trying to buckle up for safety. She then proceeded to sit in the car seat (for quite some time)requesting that I bring her smoothie to her so she would not have to leave her comfortable spot. What a sweet and goofy little girl! I love her so much!