Saturday, March 31, 2012

Aunte Em comes to visit!

My long time friend Emily came down from LA to see us and Baba. Emily has been my friend since the 3rd grade and so is lovely called Auntie Em'.
We decided to spend the day in Old Town. Alison and Auntie Em found a nice plot of green grass to run around!


There were a lot of giggles 

We walked to a Mexican restaurant while and passed some horses and a buggy!
We all stopped to admire the big horses. 
Eating together

Well some of us played more than they ate ;)

We walked around the shops and Baba found a cold glass bottle of coke.

Alison found a rainbow sprinkle cookie!

The cookie lasted a really long time, and Alison sure enjoyed having a special treat on her special day out with the ladies.
Alison, still holding her cookie, sitting on a rock in Old Town that commemorates the first spot where an American flag was flown in Southern California. There was a nice little plaque on the rock but I forgot to take a picture!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reading with Baba

Alison has asked Baba to read her all her books that are out (we have already packed a few away) and Baba is more than happy to snuggle Alison and read her all the books she wants!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baba's First Day in San Diego!

We are so excited to have Baba here to visit for awhile! Alison was really excited to wake up this morning and find Baba! She flew in late last night so Alison was already in bed.
Alison wanted to spend some alone time with Baba


Alison was shaking her bells and singing 'Jingle Bells' for Baba!
Alison was so excited to have Baba at our house that she didn't wonder far from her and would every now and then touch her saying "Baba!" as if she was making sure she was really there.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Seaport Village

Hi Everyone! Yea! New blog post! I have been resting and taking things pretty easy lately but I am starting to feel so much better! My morning sickness is no where near as bad as it was with Alison but it was still not that great. Mainly I was REALLY tired.

Normally we try and go out for a family activity every weekend, be it the park or just going out to eat, just to bond a little and have together time. This weekend Seaport Village was having a festival with street performers and even though the weather was a little cold and really windy I was sick of being inside and wanted to go anyways!

Fire Hula Hoop!

This poor guy was a volunteer and the performer jumped on his back and managed to crawl around him and end up on his shoulders, it was pretty funny.

Once up on his shoulders, juggling with fire!

One of the pretty walkways in Seaport Village. It's such a charming shopping area with little places to sit and enjoy the view. You can watch boats go by and let your kids play on the grassy areas. Although today we were focused on getting inside the restaurant since it was so windy and sprinkling a little!

Alison ate like a champ! She ate all her mac and cheese and half the little bowl of ice cream she got for dessert! Chris and I really love this place, Harbor House, the first time we ate here was before Alison was born and Grandma Carolyn and Grandpa Frank were visiting. They have amazing oysters which being pregnant I was not able to partake! I did however get a nice bowl of crab bisque and watched the hubs have an oyster and a stack of ahi tuna. Love living by the ocean!

Alison did really well with her fork. We are trying to figure out if she is left or right handed. She seems to color mostly with her left hand but seems to be more comfortable eating with her right! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

School Day with Daddy!

Mommy missed last Friday of playgroup at the San Diego Waldorf School. I was really bummed about that but I had had some serious morning sickness starting at 1am and lasting till 7am and was just not up to it. This week daddy took off from work to get some things done around the house and was able to take Alison! I was so excited to see them going to school together, I know everyone must think this of their own family but I have the cutest little family in the world!
Alison with a book for the road!

"Oh boy!"

"Bye Mommy!"

Chris said that Alison was so excited about him being at playgroup with her that she spent the whole time playing with him! She sure loves her daddy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Walk to Jamba Juice!

Mommy had a Jamba Juice craving and since its not too far from our house we decided it would be fun to load Alison up in her stroller, plop a hat on her cute little head and walk there!

Let's Go!
With animal crackers and a bottle of water Alison is ready for the long walk!

Mommy and Alison got a Veggie-Fruit Smoothie Apple's n' Greens.
It had spinach and kale and other goodness in it and tasted good too!
Daddy got a coffee-chocolate and peanut butter smoothie :)
I took a tiny sip and it was really yummy.

Back home, Chris has been putting new grass seeds down and fertilizer to help perk up our grass.
We have some yard people coming over to spruce up our yard and they will be maintaining it twice a month until we get the house sold. Moving and getting the house ready is a lot of work, especially when you add a pregnancy and a cute but very active two year old to the mix!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bathtub Revolution!

Alison has never been much for taking a bath... she had a short period after seeing her cousin Marley take a bath that she thought they were neat but went back to hating them. We were at Wall-Mart getting our passport pictures developed and while we were waiting I talked to the photo clerk who has a 4 year old daughter. Somehow we started talking about bath time and apparently her daughter didn't like baths either until she got bath tablets and crayolas. The very nice lady even went to where they were and brought us back some. Willing to try anything to get Alison to enjoy a bath we bought them and brought them home.

The result: no crying and wanting to stay in the bath to color more!!

Little artist Alison in her blue bath water!
Mommy even colored a little.

Art is not for the weak minded, it takes dedication and concentration.

Mommy- "Do you want to get out of the bath?"
Alison- "No, OK."
(Alison has pointed out to us how much we say OK by saying it for us)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Batman to the Rescue!

I bet you'll never guess who picked out these pajamas for her?
Alison has never seen a Batman movie but she knows who he is from all the Batman shirts and whatnot Chris has shown her.
Also Alison loves her rain boots

Toddler Batman! Alison particularly liked the cape. 

Love my little family!