Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008


We can add bowling to the long list of things that do not work in producing an appearance from my baby brother. It sure was fun though! 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bad Bug

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Second Birthday

Well, my second birthday went much better than my first one.  I woke up to find that my parents had decorated the house with balloons and I absolutely LOVE balloons, except when they pop and then I have to tell the balloons, No Pop... although they never listen. 

Then my dad got started on my cake. My mom had to have photographic proof of this rather unusual event. He says cooking is just like being back in the chemistry lab. Well, he must not miss the lab too much...

The end result- a FABULOUS (and extremely tasty) tres leches cake with strawberries and crushed symphony bar on top. Dad made it, mom decorated it with Dora, Boots and Swiper the Fox.  A cake that both adults and kids can enjoy!

Then we went over to my Dad's coworker/friend's (we're hoping they'll be both!) house for a delicious dinner. Rob and Emily have five kids (including one my age) and they're expecting a little boy right around the time my baby brother arrives. Anyways, I made them pose in my birthday pictures so I look a little less like the friendless, only child that I am. Thanks guys!

The candle was a little tricky. I required some assistance. 

In addition to dinner and a really fun evening, the Matsons gave me a birthday present- a Diego car that transforms (naturally, its Diego). It's now my newest obsession and you can find me curled up in bed next to my cool new Diego toy. Thank you Rob & Emily!

Opening Presents

Opening presents when you're two years old is hard. Once you finally get at that cool toy, someone snatches it away and makes you open another one. I know its kinda boring, but since my extended family couldn't be here to celebrate with me, I'll share this video.

Stay tuned for pictures of the AWESOME Tres Leches Dora Birthday Cake my DAD (yes, you read that correctly) made.

Monday, August 4, 2008

California 2008

Its hard to believe another year of California has come and gone. Here I am at the beach last year and here I am at the beach two years ago. This year was a little more difficult for my parents since I wasn't in utero or simply crawling... I was walking, running, rolling, skipping, and NOT caring whether I recognized any of the other people around me. Wandering away from my mom and dad was my number one favorite activity, followed by collecting rocks with my Grandma and Zanya. I didn't like the beach so much ("NO BEACH" is my new favorite phrase along with "No want it") but I really enjoyed the time spent at the KOA with all my cousins. I owe the Dunyon family a BIG thank you for making this trip possible for my family and letting us crash on your site. You guys are awesome. Check out some photos from our quick trip...