Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Helene... 8 Months Old! WOW!

My goodness... I just can't keep up with these girls! Every time I turn around they are older, bigger and doing completely different things. Helene is now 8 months old and extremely busy. She crawls (hands and knees now, no more low crawl) all over the house saying mama, dada, and lots of other baby babble. Her favorite activities are climbing and standing. Usually she's climbing up on something to try to stand on it. Luckily she still needs to hold on to something to stand! That will change fast. For now her nickname it Billy (as in the goat).

Oh yeah, we also found out that this girl has rhythm! When we turn on music she bounces to the music and actually keeps up with the beat. Maybe it comes from the thousands and thousands of songs we listen to for Brixie Lee while driving all over Chino Valley and up to Bakersfield.

Helene's favorite foods include frozen peaches, stars (little puff like treats), yogurt and CHEESE. You can tell a child of ours by the constant cheese ring around their month!

Helene's favorite person in the world is Brixie Lee and the reverse it true too. They both look for each other as soon as they wake up. No one on earth can make Helene smile the way Brixie Lee does. It's the sweetest thing and I hope that doesn't go away. I would love for their bond to be forever.
At nite-nite time Brixie Lee usually comes in to read a story to Helene. Priceless :)
If you would like to see all of Helene's 8 Month pictures you can see them on Don's Gallery.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Aliso Creek Beach Excursion

Daddy woke up on Sunday morning and said, "Let's go to the Beach!" So we packed up in 15 minutes (record time for us girls) and headed out! Brixie Lee was excited as we drove down to the beach and Helene was trying to take her morning nap. Once we got there, Brixie Lee decided she didn't like the beach. Pictures and books about the beach were much better than the actual beach itself!

I carried her down to the water... Daddy carried her down to the water... but every time we put her down on the shore she would take off back to the sand and play with her toys.
Helene was so exhausted that she slept in the Ergo for about 45 minutes! So glad she loves her Ergo! Best $$$ spent on Helene :)
After an hour of running as fast as she could from the waves, I asked Brixie Lee if she wanted to get the sand out of her bucket and go home. She said, "YES! Let's get water in my bucket!" And those were the magic words...

She was a little shocked when the waves knocked her down to the ground!

But that didn't stop her for getting lots and lots and lots and lots of buckets full of water! She would run up to the beach and dump the water out on her toes!

She didn't even mind when a big wave came by and soaked her up to her chin. Freaked Mommy out, but Daddy was able to get the picture anyway! Thank you Daddy!

We woke Helene up for the last 20 minutes at the beach and she had the same reaction to her first touch of ocean as Brixie Lee did... screaming bloody murder! So said that we laugh so hard at their terror! But we do anyway...

Daddy was able to calm her down and make her happy again. Once again, Daddy saves the day! We love you so much Daddy!

Here's a short video of Brixie Lee and her day at Aliso Creek Beach .

If you would like to see all Don's pictures of our Labor Day weekend at Aliso Creek Beach, check out his gallery!
And if you would like to see the pictures of Brixie Lee's first day at the Beach you can see these pictures on Don's gallery from Labor Day weekend 2007! There are two albums!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Vasquez Wedding...

On August 22nd my best friend married her sweetheart. It was a wonderful and beautiful wedding at Redondo Beach with all her friends and family. Tracy and Charles, we wish you all the best and thank you so much for including us on your special day. Everything was beautiful... the bride most of all!

Hugs and much love... The Mathewsons
If you would like to see all of Don's pictures from the rehearsal and the wedding, you can check them out on his gallery.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank You McCuen's

Thank you very much McCuen Family... I loved you're playlist so much that I stole it!