September was a month of celebration. We celebrated Eugene’s 82nd Birthday as he would have wanted. We also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with a huge party!
Grandpa Eugene’s 82nd Birthday September 1st
On September 1st Layla and I spent the entire day with Nanny, keeping her company on this difficult day. After work everyone else came over for dinner and birthday cake! We celebrated Eugene’s Birthday just as we would have if he were with us! He is greatly missed. Singing “Happy Birthday” was difficult and full of tears.
Beach Park with Ella September 12th
Valerie and I spent many evenings while Sean was away and Guy was on trips at the same time walking our girls down the beach to the beach park.
Park Day with Nonna September 14th
On September 14th Nonna took the day off of work and had a picnic and played with us at Hidden Canyon Park! We had a blast spending the day with her and hope she takes more days off to play with us soon!
Disney Live September 17th
Guy and I took Layla to see Disney Live Mickey’s Magic Show which she loved not that she is obsessed with the princesses and Disney characters!
Notre Dame Game/Michelle and Joe’s House Warming Party September 18th
Michelle and Joe Ross hosted the Notre Dame football game as their housewarming party and Layla had to dress the part. Since Uncle Joe is a Notre Dame Fanatic and bought her the cheerleader outfit, we had to take a photo of her wearing it and frame it, as a part of their housewarming gift. Only appropriate right? Then we had to wear the outfit to the party too, for a while at least!
Until… it all came off and she decided to wear her pull up on her head and run around like a crazy person! We were at a college football party after all!!
Layla Makes her First Pizza at Round Table Pizza UCSD September 20th
Layla made her first very own pizza at Round Table Pizza with Nonna. Papa was there to help, watch, and eat too!
She wore an apron…
put the pizza skin on the tray, docked the dough…
spread on the sauce…
sprinkled on the cheese…
chose her own toppings, sausage, green bell peppers, tomatoes and pepperoni, put them on the pizza…
and put it in the oven! She loved it and wants to, “bring Nanny one day, and bring Arden one day…” Thank you Donna for allowing her this very fun, special, and educational experience, and don’t let us forget delicious!
Open Gym September 23rd
We are so lucky to have the YMCA’s Open Gym as a fun option to get the wiggles out! Layla loves to jump, bounce, run climb, swing and play when we go to Open Gym.
Our 10 Year Anniversary Party September 26th
Guy and I celebrated 10 years of being married on September 16th. For our ten year wedding anniversary, instead of a trip, we decided we wanted throw a huge party so we could be surrounded by our friends, family, and neighbors to help us celebrate! Wow 10 years! And it was a great party! Live music, Fish and the Sea Weeds played, as they did at our wedding 10 years ago, it was only appropriate! We also had a taco truck cater the party! Which is a treat for us, not doing all of the cooking! The only work we did was make cupcakes, margaritas, and sangria! Then we had a super fun night! Yea, the cops were called by an unknown neighbor, they came and were bummed they had to, they said they would only give us a ticket if they had to come back, SOOO.. we just had the band play on!! (I mean how much could the fine be right! and we had already paid the band!) The cops never returned!! Thank you to everyone who came! Here are some pictures, sorry if there is not one of you in it, I did have a bit of tequila that night and was unable to photograph everyone!! Love to you all!
Fish and the Sea Weeds Mark Campbell on bass, Danny Campbell on drums, and Mark Fisher on Guitar and Vocals, with guest appearances on drums and vocals by Deblois Millage and Nicole Zavodny of course! What would be having Fish at a party without having Nicole sing with the band!
David, Sean, and Valerie
Tom and Helen Barry from Ireland, their very first tacos!!
Ali and Craig Happy Birthday Al thanks for spending it with us!
Brian and Shannon!! Thanks for being a tequila girl right there with me Shannon!
Melissa and Dave
Taco Truck guys! Mmmmmm!
Dave T!! We love you man!
Bilandra and Sumatra!
Michelle and Joe Ross, you two have what it takes we will see you here in 10 years!! P.S. thanks for the keg, oh and by the way, we drained it!
Karen and Marty
Linda and Joe
The Scher boys, Keith, Brenton, and Andrew
Abby rockin the pink uke
Ella, who became a big sister later that night!! Congrats to the Carroll family!!
Vivi, Lay, and Matra
Keith and Mindy
Vince and Joan
Daren Margret and Debbie
Hank and Jill
The Thomas Family
Ron and Balthezar
Nanny and Layla
Me and My Daddy
My Mom, Donna and I
Mark and Callie
Nicole singing with the band!
Deblois on drums!
Deba and Yolanda!
Katie and Marcos
Me, Nicole, Gabby, and Ali
Happy together 10 years down many, many more to go! I love you more than words can tell…you are my dream…
Reading with my Peeps
Uncle Marky is the best he even reads princess books!