I can not believe I am typing it, Layla is almost 2!! It happened so fast! We are looking forward to her birthday and to her “Happy Day Party” which will be on Saturday July 3rd!
For her birthday gift this year Guy, myself and my dad and Donna (Layla’s Nonna and Papa) went in together to get her an outdoor play set with a rock climbing wall and a slide! She loves it and says, “one more time” over and over after each time she slides down the slide! This summer is going to be and actually already is a blast! The back yard is complete now with the sandbox, the swing, and her Endless Adventures Mountain Top Climber and slide! We set up the pool and have a blast! She continues to love to help Daddy in the garden too!
Layla’s BIG and early Birthday gift!
We are going to have a very busy next few weeks, but look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. Layla will be a flower girl in Michelle and Joe’s wedding the day after her second birthday, let’s hope she walks down the isle! We will go down to the hotel on the day of her birthday and stay both Friday and Saturday, the day of the wedding! On her actual birthday we will do something fun down in that area, whether it be Sea World, the Zoo, or the San Diego Children’s Museum!
Del Mar Fair 2010
On Saturday June 19th Guy and I took Layla and my Cousin Ellery who was here visiting for Michelle’s wedding to the Del Mar (aka San Diego County) Fair! We did all of the typical fair stuff, ate corn dogs, (veggie dogs for me) and ice cream, rode the rides and looked at exhibits and all of the fun stuff for sale and my favorite, people’s collections. Layla went on the Pony ride which we do every year and this year was able to ride the carousel and a few other kids rides! We had a great time! Can’t wait until next year.
This is the view from the top of the Ferris wheel, which Ellery and Guy rode!
Another amazing Ferris Wheel view!
Layla was a bit hesitant this year and did not want to feed the animals in the petting zoo area. She loved looking at them but did not want to have anything to do with feeding them!
The little boy in line in front of us freaked out when his dad put him on the pony and he ended up not going for a ride, Layla took her cue and started to freak out but I was able to see through the drama and walk her through it! She ended up loving her pony Peanut and enjoying the ride! The first two pictures of the pony ride are boo boo lip pictures! Too funny! Finally, a smile! or two!
Fun on the whale ride! We also went on some big semi truck ride, she really enjoyed the rides this year. After the rides, she hopped in her stroller and we told her it was time for a nap. She went right to sleep!! We then walked the flowers and wood carving, Guy’s favorites, then she woke up right in front of the Hello Kitty collection!!
Father’s Day 2010
For Father’s Day, Sunday June 20th we went to Nanny and Poppy’s for a fun day in the sun. Layla swam in the pool and we had a great bbq with lots of family both local and in for the big wedding!
Layla loves to help open gifts. She helped Poppy open his!
Layla, Michelle the bride to be, and Alicia!
Layla having fun in the backyard with Michelle, Alicia, and Ellery
The girls! Michelle, me, Layla, Lauren, Jocelyn, Ellery, Alicia, and Marcella.
More Poppy time! Happy Father’s Day Poppy we love you!!
and Papa time! Happy Father’s Day Dad/Papa!! We love you and feel so lucky to get to spend so much time with you!
Happy Father’s Day Guy!! You are an amazing Daddy, we are very very lucky!
Nanny Lucy’s 80th Surprise Party!
On Wednesday June 23rd the entire family and lots of friends gathered at Karen and Marty’s for a surprise party for Grandma Lucy’s 80th Birthday! She was totally surprised. She was under the impression that she was picking up Karen and Marty to go out for a Birthday dinner. When she arrived we all gathered in the front rooms of the house by the front door and when Karen answered the door, Nanny was shocked! I was a great party! Happy 80th Birthday Nanny!
Shock, surprise, and aww!
Layla had fun playing ball with Shad and giving him hugs!
Hanging with Papa!
Helping Nanny blow out her candles!
Nanny stuck Layla and Shad’s fingers in the frosting, Nanny thought it was great and so did the kids!! Layla kept doing it over and over, it was adorable.
Nanny and Poppy with all of their grand children and great grand daughter! Alicia, Diana, Eric, Marcella, Jocelyn, Lauren, Ellery, Hayden, Michelle, Me, and Layla!
Happy Birthday Nanny!! Special hugs from Layla!! We love you more than you will ever know!
Michelle and Joe’s Round Table Pizza Rehearsal Dinner
Me, Alicia, Lauren, and Ellery!
Layla and Ellery, Layla got to wear her super cute “Flower Girl” tank Michelle got for her and she also received a Bitty Baby stroller for being in the wedding! Thanks Michelle and Joe, that was extremely generous and thoughtful, she loves it!
Layla’s Birthday Party will be themed red, white, and blue because she is turning two! We will have a jumpy and cupcakes at her request, she has also mentioned she would like broccoli at her happy day party! We will barbeque hamburgers and hotdogs and have lots of fun!