June 2012

June 1st

Trying out my jumper again

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Family Photo Shoot June 3rd 2012


We decided it would be a great time to have family photos done of our family of four!  We were going to be out at Stone World Bistro and Gardens and had a photographer/friend come there to do our photos!  Some are very washed out and the lighting is not great but some turned out really good too!  It was fun and we ended up with some great pictures!


Aunt’s Day June 3rd 2012

Stone Brewery and World Gardens
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This would be our last annual Aunt’s Day

5 Months Old

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Sam’s First Rice Cereal!

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Sitting in his seat getting ready!

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It was very watered down (with breast milk), very, messy and very fun!

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He was trying to figure out the whole spoon thing!

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Of course big sister Layla wanted to try feeding her little brother rice cereal for the first time too!

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Having his big sister Layla feed him made him smile!

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So did being able to hold the spoon himself!

June 8th

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Layla wearing Todd’s glasses

June 9th

Tom and Brett (Brett needed to Borrow Guy’s Belt!)

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The San Diego County Fair June 9th

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The annual pony ride at the fair!  Layla loved it as usual and Sam was one month shy of being able to go!  Next year for the little dude!

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I love this beautiful face!

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After the pony ride Layla enjoyed some fun fair rides in the kid’s zone ride area!  The bumble bee ride was her first choice!

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The swings!

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Guy and Layla enjoyed the Ferris Wheel together!

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And Layla and I enjoyed some more swings together!

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After the swings with Mom, Layla enjoyed the “Raging River” canoes!  The ride on the “river” was anything but raging!

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Finally Layla braved the Roller Coaster in the kid area!

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Our two cute kiddo’s cruising The San Diego County Fair in style, side by side,  in the Double BOB!

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Guy enjoyed some crazy fried potatoes on a stick!

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The Petting Zoo!

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Another annual Zavodny Family Fair tradition is hitting the petting zoo to feed some fun farm animals!  Layla and I had fun feeding the goats and sheep!

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Petting some wooly sheep!

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Checking out the huge cows with Daddy!

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Passed out on the way home wearing her pig nose she got at the pig races!

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Enjoying more rice cereal!  I don’t know if more got on him, his face and bib or in his mouth!?

June 11th 23 Weeks!

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Layla and Guy sharing a wishbone!  Layla’s very first wishbone!

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Close your eyes, make a wish and pull!

June 12th  Children’s Museum

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We joined some of our Little Sprouts Play Group friends at the Escondido Children’s Museum for some exploration and some fun!

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Layla recently got real interested in writing stories!  She would dictate to me and I would spell out what she wanted to say one letter at a time.  This story which she wrote on the white board on her easel was about Tinkerbell, it unfortunately got partially erased before I was able to take a photo documenting it!  I think it is adorable that she wants to write and retell stories while actually writing them down!  What a big girl and so smart too!

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Sweet sleeping Sam passed out on the couch!

June 14th

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Some tummy time for Sam!

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I melt when I see this smile!

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He is too cute!

June 15th

Kolton’s High School Graduation Party

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We were invited to our Friend’s son’s high school graduation party.  Layla ended up in the Jacuzzi and the pool in her panties with a bunch of high school students.  Mommy forgot to pack a bathing suit!  She hung with the big kids, no problem!  A few of these high schoolers, not ones graduating but freshman were kids I taught in the fourth grade!

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June 16th

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So handsome!  Sleeping (with drool) or awake and smiling!  And those lashes!

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Nicole and Joel’s Summer Kick Off Party

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Sam hanging out with Uncle Dave T.,

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Auntie Val,

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and Nonna!

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More rice cereal face pics!

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June 17th Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

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Layla opening Father’s Day presents with Daddy!

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Layla made Guy a honey jar at ceramics and painted it like a bee!  He loved it!

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Guy with the two gifts that make celebrating this day possible!

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Guy asked for a new wallet, he got a beautiful new Ghurka!

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Father’s Day kisses!

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Hanging out with Uncle “Marky: on Father’s Day!

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Such a cute group of boys!

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Happy Father’s Day Papa!

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Layla helping Papa open his Father’s Day gift!

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Sam wearing the “My Dad is Rad” shirt that Layla wore on her very first Father’s Day!

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Papa with his grandkids!

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Nanny feeding Sam his rice cereal!  “Coo coo coo” she says.

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Another precious Sam and Nanny moment!

June 18th 24 Weeks Old!

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June 18th; Summer Reading Program at the Carlsbad Library Begins.  The Carlsbad Library Summer Reading Program is a summer tradition with Layla and will become one with Sam as well.  June 18th was the start date this year and we will earn our t-shirt, prizes all while we  have lots of fun reading!

June 19th Pennypickle’s Workshop

with Little Sprouts Play Group

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While at the museum Layla explored music,

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and had some fun exploring in Penny Pickle’s crazy kitchen!

Lunch & Swimming with Melissa & the kids!

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After our fun at the museum, we had plans to head over to Melissa’s to have lunch and swim since we were already up in Temecula it made for a perfect afternoon!  Sammy enjoyed Avery’s bouncy seat and her floating lounger in the pool!

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Sam got to lounge in the shade in the pool in Avery’s fun floating lounger!

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It was also a nice break for mom to be able to have Sam in the floating lounger, free hands!

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Later that night Todd had Sam model his reading glasses!  I must say Sam looks much cuter than Todd ever could in readers!

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Adorable silly boy!

June 21st

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Just some morning snuggle time photos of my beautiful littles!

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Beautiful sleepy girl!

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Sam holding onto Layla’s finger, precious!

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My two beautiful babies!

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Sleeping angel!

Party Prep for Layla’s 4 year old Birthday Party

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This year Layla decided on a Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themed birthday party!  It was a blast to put together and came out absolutely adorable!  Here are her cupcakes.

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Oreo pops!

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One of the visions that came to me in party planning were to make polka dotted carnation flower arrangements that looked similar to Minnie Mouse’s’ dress!

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Flower arrangements!

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Sugar cookie party favor bags!

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Mickey Mouse rice crispy treats!

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Food labels!

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Invitation (back)

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Thank you notes!

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Framed photos!

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Pre Party Jump Test

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Guy and the kiddo’s testing out the jumpy!  Sammy’s first experience in a jumpy!

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Our little fam having some pre party jumpy time!

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Pre-party jumpy fun!

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Awww  the birthday girl having some pre-party jump time with her baby bro!

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Layla opening her gift from Ahta.

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This year’s charm was a pink flower.

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Some pre-party jumpy time with Diane!

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Roerig Birthday present opening!

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Super cute pink checkered Vans!  She loved them!!

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Pre-party jump time with Todd!

June 23rd

Layla’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse                      Themed 4th Birthday Party

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Mmmm grown up watermelon lemonade!  (With vodka)

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All dressed in our Mickey gear ready to party!

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I love my awesome little family!

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Layla with Nonna and Papa!

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Layla and Sam with Nonna and Papa!

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Sam with Uncle Dosi!

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Happy 4th Birthday Party Day my Little Layla Love!  (look at her cute little bruised legs!  Like skinny ripe bananas!)

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Donna and Alicia!

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Jocelyn with Donna and Alicia!

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Sammy with Auntie Karen!

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Deserts and treats!

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Sammy with Auntie Michelle and Uncle Joe!  Michelle was due with baby Jackson in about 3 weeks when this photo was taken!

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Guy being a big kid in the jumpy!

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Anderson intrigued by the jumpy!

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Miss Abby Bottoms with a party smile!

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The gift table!

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Little Miss Isabella enjoying an Oreo Pop!

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Jack enjoying an Oreo Pop!

The next 34 pictures were taken by a photographer friend we had come to the party to take pictures!


Brian and Shannon!


Courtney holding Sam!  Aww!


Layla mid ju,p in the jumpy!


Me, in action, trying to manage the piñata!


Briana taking a swing at the piñata!


The awesome, super cute Minnie Mouse Piñata!


Brooklyn taking a wack at it!


The birthday girl having a go!


Elizabeth and Alexandra came dressed for the party in their ears!


Auntie Val Carrying out the cupcakes!


Cute little Isabella anxious for a cupcake!


A crazy little eye roll face!


and a silly little smirk!


And a beautiful giggling smile!


I don’t know if she is embarrassed or being shy here!  But I t is an adorable picture none-the-less!


Getting ready to sing “Happy Birthday!


Daddy lighting the candle!


Blowing out her #4 candle!


Holding up how old she is!  4!


Enjoying her birthday party cupcake!


Hayden enjoying his cupcake!


Layla and Uncle Marky!


Nanny admiring brand new baby Jack!


Sammy and Mommy smiles!


Guy holding baby Jack!


Michelle and Joe due in a few weeks with Baby Jackson!


Watching the jumpy, having a conversation and nursing my baby boy, multitasking mama!


The girls, Arden and Gracie, playing in Layla’s room!


Me and my girl!  happy Birthday baby!


 love that they are looking at each other in this picture, it is so sweet!


Me and my two greatest accomplishments!


Shannon and Abby, beautiful Bottoms girls!


Craig and Jack.

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Sam hanging with Uncle Dave T.

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Some night time present opening with the people who stayed late!

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A mermaid cover-up towel from Ahta.

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Lots of fun Disney stuff!  A whole box full of Disney, princes and Mickey and Minnie stuff from Nonna and Papa!

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Some Disney Princes from the Catilus Family!

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Sammy passed out in Uncle Marky’s arms!  Too cute!

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Uh Oh time for the drunk adults to jump in the jumpy!

June 24th

Day after Party/Birthday Eve!

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Present opening!  This one’s from Mommy and Daddy!

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Monogrammed rolling big girl luggage!

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I swear she was more excited that she looks mid-yawn in this picture!  This was for not only our few day birthday Disneyland getaway but also for our trip to Hawaii later this summer and any future trips beyond that!  She was so excited to have her very own big girl luggage!

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She couldn’t wait to wheel it into her room herself!  Wheeling her luggage is one of her favorite parts of vacation!

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more presents…. it took us about 4 days to open presents!

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Abby and some other neighbors came over for the morning after jumpy sesh!

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Layla and Abby!

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Layla, Abby and Baltazar enjoying a morning pajama jump session!  Abby is the only one that is not in her p.j’s!

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Sammy passed out after a day full of partying!  Great pic of him in his, “mmm…boobs” onesie!

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Layla and Auntie Val reading the card from Auntie Val and opening her presents!

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Auntie Val got Layla a beautiful set of  hardcover Madeline books!

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and an adorable Minnie Mouse big girl watch!

June 24th through 27th:

Disneyland Trip for Layla’s Birthday

We took Layla up to Disneyland for a few days as a birthday celebration!  My dad and Donna met us, we had breakfast with Minnie in the park and made tons of fun family memories!

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Birthday morning in the hotel!

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A birthday morning present from Mommy, Daddy and Sammy!

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A mop!  Just like Cinderella!

4 Years Old Today!  June 25th 2012

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Happy fourth birthday to our beautiful, amazing, smart, fun. kind, generous wonderful daughter!  We love you so so much!

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Main Street USA Disneyland

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Layla giving Sammy kisses on his feet while waiting in line to see Merida!  What a super sweet big sister!

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Layla and Merida from Brave!

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A birthday snuggle from Ariel!

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Hanging with Daddy and Sam, autograph book open and at the ready waiting to see the next princess!

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Birthday hugs from Belle and Tiana!

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A birthday snuggle from my amazing now four year old girl!

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A cute picture of Layla posing next to the Mad Hatter on the fence of the Tea Cups!

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Tea Cups!

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Layla knocking on the White Rabbit’s door.  She likes to see if he is home.  He is never there, that silly rabbit!

Birthday Breakfast in the Park with Minnie!

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When we arrived for our Breakfast in the Park with Minnie, she was there to greet us!  Layla was sure to get a hug!

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Sam flirted a bit too!

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Sam was in awe of Capitan Hook!

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I absolutely love how Sam is intently looking up at Capitan Hook and has a tight grasp on his hook in this picture and the next!

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Layla did not want to take a picture with Captain Hook!

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Nonna and Papa sure did!

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Some precious moments with Dale!

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Layla gave Dale a super sweet kiss on the nose and it was captured in this adorable picture!

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A hug from Chip!

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Some Hundred Acre Wood love from Eeyore.

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and Winnie the Pooh!

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Minnie finally made it to our table and spent lots of time giving hugs, posing for pictures and signing autographs!  Here is another super sweet moment, Layla loving on Minnie with an adorable hug!

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Layla and Minnie both holding up four fingers because Layla turned four today!

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Our whole crew with Minnie Mouse!

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The White Rabbit!

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Max!  (Goofy’s son)

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The Fairy God Mother from Cinderella!

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She was just as sweet as could be with Sam and he absolutely adored her!

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The smiles on the kid’s faces in this picture are priceless!

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Nonna and Sam!

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Sam wanted Minnie’s nose so bad!

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He finally got ahold of Minnie’s nose, he drooled on it as he tried to gum it or gnaw on it, it was hilarious!  Even Minnie seemed to giggle a bit!

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Some more Hundred Acre Wood love from Tigger!

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Tigger was the last character to stop by our table during brunch!  We had a wonderful time!  No cocktails because the Plaza Inn where Breakfast with Minnie is held is within Disneyland Park, but even so, we all had a great time enjoying how happy the kids were!

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Layla’s 4 year old Disneyland Birthday pin!

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Layla picking out a very special and long awaited treat!  A big lollypop!  She was not allowed to have one until she turned 4!

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She chose the big pink princess swirly lollypop, strawberry flavored I believe!

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The lollypop did make for some adorable photos!

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Big licks!

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Both Papa and Nonna wanted to get in on some of the lollypop action too!

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The mountain climbers were also climbing the Matterhorn on Layla’s birthday, how special!

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Layla getting down with a big dill pickle!  Yum!

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Next we headed over to California Adventure to have some fun in Bug’s Land.  Here’s Layla and Guy on Tuck and Roll’s bumper cars!

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Sammy passed out in the Ergo on my back!

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Car’s Land!

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Tow Mater cruising down the street in Car’s Land!

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Some adorable pictures of Layla with Lightning McQueen!

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Layla enjoying a soft serve ice cream cone at The Cozy Cone!

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Nonna, Papa, Layla and I in Car’s Land!

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Layla up on Daddy’s shoulders showing a little plumber’s crack!  Cutes plumber’s crack ever!

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Me and my kiddos in line for Ariel’s Undersea Adventure!

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I rode on the Jumpin’ Jellies with my dad!

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and Layla rode on them with Nonna!

We had a wonderful few day getaway to Disneyland to celebrate Layla;s 4th birthday and feel so lucky that her grandparents joined us for the fun!  What a great few days!

June 30th

The Oceanside Freedom Day / 4th of July Parade

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Sam hanging out in the Double BOB for his first Oceanside Freedom Day Parade!

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Layla hanging out in her chair this year!  Whoever thought to bring the chair should get extra credit!

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Layla perusing through the  parade program!

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Me and my awesome two kiddos enjoying the parade!

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Guy and Sam getting patriotic!

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Guy and the kids enjoying the parade and waving their flags!

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or gnawing on the flag, as Sam is in this pic!

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I always get emotional when I see the Marine Corps band!  It reminds me how proud we should be to be Americans and how lucky we are to live in this town where these young men chose to serve their country with pride and honor!

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The parade wore this little man out!