Almost 2

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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!

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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! 

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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.

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This is the view from the top of the Ferris wheel, which Ellery and Guy rode!

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Another amazing Ferris Wheel view!

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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!

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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!IMG_0163  The first two pictures of the pony ride are boo boo lip pictures!  Too funny!IMG_0167  Finally, a smile!IMG_0168  or two!

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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!!

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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!

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Layla loves to help open gifts.  She helped Poppy open his!

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Layla, Michelle the bride to be, and Alicia!

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Layla having fun in the backyard with Michelle, Alicia, and Ellery

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The girls!  Michelle, me, Layla, Lauren, Jocelyn, Ellery, Alicia, and Marcella. 

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More Poppy time!  Happy Father’s Day Poppy we love you!!

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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!

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Happy Father’s Day Guy!!  You are an amazing Daddy, we are very very lucky!

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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!

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Shock, surprise, and aww!

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Layla had fun playing ball with Shad and giving him hugs!

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Hanging with Papa!

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Mmmmm… Cake!

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Helping Nanny blow out her candles!

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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.

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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!

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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

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Me, Alicia, Lauren, and Ellery!

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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!

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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!

23 Months Old!

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On May 25th Layla turned 23 months old!  She is fun and fearless and loves the park and playing in the water!  She loves to go to Legoland and is starting to have an opinion about what she wears!

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Sunset Park

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Sunset Park Splash Pad!

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Aunt’s Day 2010

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Frog Pool

Summer time means splashing around in the sum!  we got out her small pool, cleaned it, and filled it and she splashed naked in the sun!  

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Beach Day

On Saturday May 29th we had our first official beach day of the 2010 summer!!  We pulled our huge 4×4 wagon down filled with our gear and our girl!

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Layla had a blast just playing in the sand!

Last Day of Swimming Lessons

We had our last day of swimming lessons on Tuesday June 8th!  We will return in the fall or winter when we are not required to go to three lessons per week!  Layla is doing amazingly well!!  She now swims across the pool by herself!  Mr. Brett has her jump off the side towards him and she swims all the way across!  It is amazing!May and beginning of June 2010 (23 months old) 2 211 May and beginning of June 2010 (23 months old) 2 214 May and beginning of June 2010 (23 months old) 2 229

She’s got style!!

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Tubby Time with Friends

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On Friday,  May 28th, we hosted Poker Night, Courtney and Dean brought Arden over and the girls took baths together!  They had a blast! 

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On Monday June 7th we baby sat for “Miss Ella” as Layla calls her, and the girls once again splashed in the tub together!!

More Trips to Legoland with Friends

On Friday May 28th we invited Melissa and Carson to go to Legoland with us!  We had a great time, we always do when we spend the day with them!  Thanks for joining us guys!

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Legoland with the “B” Girls!  On Wednesday June 2nd we went to Legoland with Brenda, Brooklyn, and Briana!  It was also a very fun day!  It was even hot enough to go to Pirate Shores and splash around for a while in the super fun splash pad!

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Layla was not real interested in getting to close to the Lego Pirate!

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Playing on the bridge in the wooded walk on our way up to Castle Hill!

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Loving the splash pad at Pirate Shores!

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On Friday June 11th Layla brought her “Ahta” (Auntie Nicole) to Legoland!  I feel horible that this is the day I forgot the camera but got some cute ones on my cell phone!

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Finally, on June 16th Layla got to bring her Nonna to Legoland!

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On June 16th Layla’s Uncle Dustin graduated from Valley Center High School!  We are so proud of him for his accomplishments!  He also received a scholarship and will be attending Palomar in the fall!  Congratulations Dustin!!Laylaz 2nd Bday Rosses Wedding 057

Walking in the procession onto the field with all of the other seniors!  We spotted him and were able to get a good picture!

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This is a great one of Layla and her Ahta enjoying a squeeze!

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Dustin receiving his diploma!  Way to go!

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Congratulatory hugs from Layla for Uncle!

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He made it and the proof!!

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Congrats Dustin we are so proud of you!!

It was a busy month but a fun one!