More of Layla’s First Birthday Bash

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Opening presents with Mommy, Daddy, and Auntie!

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Tutu Cute!!

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Beautiful Girl, (even with sun block in her eye, poor girl!)

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The girls!  So happy to be Layla’s  Mommy!

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Mishel with Dayspring and Nicole.

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Proud Papa and Nona!  What great smiles!

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Family photo on party day!

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Hangin’ with Gram!

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Arden loved the balloons!

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Layla with Great Poppy Eugene!

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Mmmm Hawaiian Plate lunch!

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Layla giving Cormac some love!

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Nona, Layla, and Auntie Courtney!

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The Thomas’ (Carter and Kirra were my practice kids)

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At first she wasn’t quite sure what to do!  She slowly got the hang of it!

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Mmm!  Layla loved to share her cake, here she’s sharing with Great Nanny Lucy!

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Sharing cake with Mommy and Papa!

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Sharing my cake with Nona and Uncle Mark!

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Sharing cake with Daddy.

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Covered with cake!  Bath time!

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BFFs

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Opening presents as the party winds down!

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Tired out the day after party day!!

Happy First Birthday Layla Grace!

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A wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!!  Layla Grace we love you more than you will ever know, all of the molecules and atoms in the entire universe!!  More pictures and stories about Layla’s first birthday and her party tomorrow!

Guy’s First Father’s Day!

We had a wonderful and very busy First Father’s Day weekend!  We started our Father’s Day Celebration with a surprise for Guy  I planned to have Layla’s hand print and foot print done for him with Posh Prints.  Her hand and foot were pressed into clay and will be painted pink, Labeled with her name and age and fired to create an adorable keepsake!  Guy was surprised, we are super excited to get her prints back!!

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After the prints, Guy was off for an 80 minute massage!  NICE!!

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Saturday afternoon we continued on Karen and Marty’s for a family birthday and Father’s Day barbeque celebration!!  Happy Birthday Nanny and Eric!!

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With the family!  Michelle, Eric, Lauren, and Karen!

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With Mommy and Daddy.  Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

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Happy Father’s Day Papa!  What a great picture!

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On Sunday, the actual Father’s Day, Guy wanted to go down to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market!  An absolutely amazing and beautiful market!!  Here Layla is enjoying an almond croissant!  MMmmm!   We gathered up the ingredients for a delicious dinner!!  Free Range chickens from Womach Ranch, beautiful tomatoes and cucumbers and some Rainer Cherries!

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Back at home Guy was playing with the remote to get the kid’s CD Nicole got him playing.  Ben Rudnick and Friends, A Frog Named Sam, The Grateful Dead of children’s bands!  See Layla trying to be like Daddy with another remote!!  Too cute!

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Hanging out in the yard while the chicken was on the rotisserie!  Layla wearing her “My Dad is Rad” T-shirt!

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Auntie Nicole made Guy a Frisbee with Layla’s handprint!

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Passed out after a long and busy weekend!  Happy Father’s Day Guy, Sam, Charlie, and Eugene!  We love you all very much!!

Del Mar Fair 2009 and Layla’s First Pony Ride

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On Saturday June 13th Guy and I took Layla to the Del Mar Fair for the first time!  We loved showing her the animals and the rides!!  She even enjoyed her first pony ride which was the cutest thing ever!

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A little rest in the beautiful garden exhibit and checking out a crazy ride with Daddy!

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She wasn’t too sure about it at first, when the cowboy placed her on the pony she freaked a little until she realized mommy would be right there next to her! Layla ended up loving the movement of the ride and was in awe of the “Mocha” the pony.

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I think Mom is having more fun!!

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Seeing the little piglet.  He was making the cutest “oinking” sounds!

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MOOOOO

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Cute baby goats!

Layla’s Play Kitchen!

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For her first birthday, Layla got the cutest play kitchen ever!  Yes, it is a little early but it was a sample item from the toy buyer at Price Smart.  It went up for auction, Guy took a picture of it with his cell phone, sent it to me and as soon as I saw it I told him to win it!!  He won and got it for a great price!  I love playing in Layla’s play kitchen with her!  I never had a play kitchen as a child and I am making up for lost time!  We have a blast together loading the dishwasher and answering the phone, it is always daddy, of course!

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Happy Aunt’s Day Nicole!

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The first Sunday in June, from now, until forever, will  be known as “Aunt’s Day!”  We celebrated Auntie Nic with champagne brunch at Jake’s Del Mar!   Dave, Val, Grandpa, and Nona were there to celebrate with us!  We had a wonderful day celebrating the best Aunt ever!!  We love you Nicole!

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11 Months Old, Plus a Little

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The 11 month old post is a bit delayed because we were all sick with a nasty cold!!  Here are some recent pictures and adventures!

Here she is fresh and clean on her 11 month old birthday!!  She still loves her time in the tub!

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Eleven month old toes/feet, so much bigger than months ago but still tiny!

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Layla loves a good snuggle with her daddy and her Louis!  Awww!

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Even at 11 months, you can still have a bad hair day!!

On Tuesday June 2nd Layla visited her soon to retire Grandpa in his high school classroom at Ramona High!

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We even hung out in the teachers lounge! 

We are busy planning Layla’s first birthday party and getting excited for our first trip on an airplane.  We will be going to Boston and New York at the end of June!!  We are looking forward to an exciting summer!