Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Santa even forgave me for drinking his milk! He got me this awesome doll house. I'm going to keep it in my room, right next to my bed!
He also got me this cool, pink tea set! I love Christmas!
Blocks too! Now I can tap-tap-tap at home like I do with Daddy in Kindermusik!
And a new nite-nite story that's all about my first year!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Naughty girl drinking Santa's milk!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Brixie Lee really, really enjoyed this cool railroad crossing toy that makes train sounds and has blinking lights. It was really cute to see her dancing to the train sounds (there is no music: just whistles, horns, ding-dongs, etc.)
Even with all the presents to open, she was still your typical kid and liked playing with the packaging more than the toy itself!
Grandma and Papa's gift this year was a large picture of all 8 grandkids that Don Lee took around the 4th of July. Turned out great! We're going to have to update that picture again soon!
Monday, December 22, 2008
This is the picture that Don got and you can see her face a little better. Poor Santa and Brixie Lee.
Mommy and Daddy's proud little baker bear!
Finally... tasting the cookies of her labor!
Here you go Mommy & Daddy! Yummy!
Their first stop was Pearblossom Hwy off the 15 near Cajon. I understand it was extremely cold! As you can see below, Brixie Lee was having a total blast!
This was Daddy's first weekend off from school and as you can see Brixie Lee and Daddy were both thrilled to be spending the day together. My little girl loves her Daddy so much! Makes Mommy soooo happy!
Brixie Lee is so lucky to have such awesome Grandparents that take her to all these great places. Thank you Grandma and Papa!
In Barstow, they went to the Western America Railroad Museum (WARM). From what I understand Brixie Lee had a ton of fun. If you or your kids are into trains, I highly recommend you check this place out next time you're up for a drive! There are many more pictures on Don's Gallery, so check that out if you have time. I just can't upload all the pictures on this blog!
From here they went to the classification yard, but we don't have any pictures of that. From what I understand it's another must-see so if you're interested I can get specific information for you!
The kids are as follows from left to right... Malaya, ??-Malaya's friend (sorry I forgot her name), Jacob, Brixie Lee and Alec. We are so lucky that Brixie Lee has such great friends with such great parents!
It's a hard to see here, but Brixie Lee is snacking on a cookie! You can see it better in the picture below. She ate on that thing for an hour!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
If you want to see all the pictures by the tree you can check out Don's Gallery!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Once the wedding started Brixie Lee decided to turn on her non-stop chatter. We tried to get her to stop talking... that didn't work. We tried to get her to whisper... that didn't work. We then gave up and Daddy took her outside.
As you can see below, she was much, much happier outside anyway! We didn't want to post the pictures until after we sent out our Christmas cards because Don got an awesome shot of Brixie Lee (it's on his Gallery if you want to see it) where she looked so sweet and angelic picking up leaves in the grass. This picture below was a close 2nd, but Daddy just loved the other picture!
It was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful day! Congratulations again Aunt Donna and Uncle Richard!
If you want to see all the pictures you can check out Don's Gallery.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful gift everyone! I guarantee that we're going to put LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of miles on this puppy in our Stroller Strides classes :)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These are some pictures Don took from our front porch.
At this point we were told to pack-up and be ready to evacuate if need be. We packed until about 2am and then decided to get some rest.
Luckily we have not had to evacuate but there were times last night when 10 or so fire trucks were just down the street setting an offensive back fire to protect our neighborhood. They called it a "controlled burn," but that name still makes me laugh. Controlled burns are managed, but never truly controlled.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
I have always hated changing #2 diapers, so I started reading about early potty training when BL was about 6 months old. Everything I read had a basic point of putting them on the potty as soon as possible so they get used to the potty and sitting on one becomes routine. We were shocked when she peed on her potty the very first time she sat on it. That didn't happen again for a couple of days, but she really enjoyed just sitting there reading whenever she got up from sleeping.
Withing a months she was going #2 on the potty quite regularly and the momentum gained. The most exciting transition was when she was about 15 months old and we started putting her on the adult potty. It was great! No mess to clean-up! I never wanted her to feel pressured to start going on the potty, so we took it at her pace. About a month ago she started waking up with a dry diaper so two weeks ago we decide it was probably time to take the plunge and get into "mama panties" full-time. Our fingers are still crossed that she is really done with diapers! She has a little over 2 months before her little sister gets here so we're hoping it will be very routine by then and she wont digress.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thank you to everyone that helped and supported my career at Cal Poly Pomona! I learned so much from so many people there. Thank you all!
Friday, October 31, 2008
We ended up having a Mommy's Favorite snack, chips and salsa of course, while we decided if we were going to knock on any of our neighbors doors. Brixie Lee was feeding me chips and Don thought it was cute so he grabbed the camera to get it on video. This is what happened next...
... Don and I both tear up in laughter hours after it happened. Maybe it's just a parent thing??? Hopefully you get a kick out of it too.
From there we did decide to go stroll the condo complex so Brixie Lee could show off her Kimono outfit that Grandma Barbara made for her.
We only knew of one couple that was planning to hand out candy and they turned out to be the only ones in the complex that did. Brixie Lee got to knock on one door! Turned out to be the best door in the complex because we got candy and cupcakes! Thank you Desirae!!! Yummy!!!! Unfortunately, Brixie Lee thanked her by taking her entire basket of candy. I don't mean all the candy... I mean the entire basket. If you're going to go for it, go for it big time baby!
On our way back home Brixie Lee had to stop at her favorite sign (it's our complex directory) to read off the letters. Happy, happy, happy baby girl!
Back at home we enjoyed the fruits of her labor (cupcakes) and downed a big glass of milk each. Cross your fingers that she doesn't wet the bed tonight!
If you want to see all the pictures from Brixie Lee's first real Halloween adventure, you can check it out on Don's Gallery.