Wow! Layla is already 2 months old, beautiful and so much fun! She is smiling all of the time now, but of course I can not capture it on film, every time I grab the camera, aim and get ready to shoot, the smiles cease to exist Oh well, I’m sure we’ll capture one sooner or later.
We have been busy, so many things to do, places to go, and people to see!
LAYLA-PALOOZA (also known as Layla’s Open House) was a huge success, we had about 80 friends and family show up to meet Layla! Thank you all for coming, we loved having you in our home. Layla is one lucky little girl! So many people love her and are willing to come from miles around to see her!
Before Auntie Nicole (number 1 Aunt) went back to work, she and I took Layla for her very first trip to the Scripps Aquarium, and of course Layla slept through most of it! When she was awake though she was definitely watching the fish, the shapes, the colors, or maybe the movement! It was pretty cool watching her check it out! We have passes, so we will frequent the aquarium and get to know the fish very well.
Before Auntie Val went back to work, she and I took Layla to Quail gardens, where Layla will soon have her own tile in the new children’s garden. We walked the trails pushing Layla in her stroller. We checked out the beautiful flowers, trees, and natural surroundings, of course Layla slept through most of it!
That was not her only day at the track though, last Saturday Guy, Nicole, Layla, and I went to Daybreak at Del Mar. This is where breakfast is served while the horses train, it was awesome. It was very family friendly, lots of parents and grandparents with their children. You could hear the horses breathe as they ran by, it was amazing.
Of course, Layla slept through most if it!
So much fun we decided we will make it a family tradition each year.
Layla even had her first day at the beach! We walked down to the beach, hung out for a while and even touched her toes to the sand. She slept through most of it but it was fun nonetheless!
Now that all of the teachers are back to school, (Layla’s Grandpa Charlie, Auntie Nicole, and Val) Layla and I have been getting up to walk every morning with either our neighbor who has a 13 week old baby, we walk the hills in the neighborhood, determined to get our pre pregnancy bodies back, with Tonya on the beach in Carlsbad, or very soon with Dayspring and 1 year old Cormac. We are so happy Dayspring, Ryan, and Cormac are back from their deployment to Korea. It will be so fun doing things with our children, we already have all sorts of outings planned! Speaking of things planned, Layla is signed up for some fun baby classes! I know, already right, well, you know me, I always have to be doing something. Layla will start “Baby Brain Building” and “Mommy and Me Music Makers” in October and November. She will also start swimming lessons at Murray Callan Swim School in October, at only 3 months old! It is pretty amazing what they do with infants. Babies are born with the natural instinct to hold their breath under water for about the first 200 days of life, so starting at 3 months they get them in the pool and start teaching them to get comfortable in the water letting the babies use instinct to hold their breath which then does not need to be taught. It is so important to us that Layla be water safe, we are such water people, living near the beach, our annual Montana fly fishing trip, having the jacuzzi in the backyard etc… It will be amazing to watch her learn in the water!
Montana is still on! We were thinking that we would not be able to go to Montana on our annual fly fishing trip because Layla should not yet fly. Well, we decided to rent an RV and drive to Montana. How fun is that going to be! We are so excited, we plan to leave around the end of September for about 10 days. What an adventure.
The remodel plans are still moving forward. We are excited, nervous, and thrilled to be able to be planning this wonderful endeavor! Right now we are narrowing in on what we want while we wait for the architect to begin drawing, he is about 6 weeks out, which is perfect because it gives us time to really decide exactly what we want to do! We will keep you updated!
As you can see we are busy and having so much fun! Layla is now 8 pounds and still precious and petite! She sleeps like an angel and when she smiles it melts your heart! I feel truly lucky to have the opportunity to stay home to raise our daughter!