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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Guatemala Playday #2

Today was the second of hopefully many Guatemala get togethers. It was perfect weather and a perfect day to play with friends and meet new ones.

Swinging higher

Our friend Chase AKA Lilyana's future husband. His mommy and I joke about this but I think he is a fine catch. I am sure they won't mind their mommies picking right?

Whenever we tell Lily she is going to see Aviana she says "Aviana my best friend."

Two peas in a pod. I certainly hope these two have a lasting friendship.

Some guate tots working hard at playing.

Our friend Maya.

Our friend Sophia. She and Lily go to the same school but not on the same day. Next year they will go together. I hope they form a fast friendship.

Our friend Oscar.

Lily and Rayna.

There were many more beautiful children I am so happy that we had such a wonderful turnout and can't wait to do it again. So much fun to share stories and see these kiddos playing together.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I think we may be in trouble

Lily has given me a rough time about going to preschool this year. She is never happy about going there and I have waffled about her continuing or just caving to her requests. What has kept me going is first off I love the preschool, secondly she is always happy when my mom picks her up and she has nothing but good things to say about her friends and there is the fact that she has learned oh so much. So like it or not were going. She quite often tells me that she does not like Ms. Wendy, but her reasoning is always something like Wendy has told her to sit down, or that she can't play on the baby side etc... Nothing really to worry about Lily is just going to have to get used to people requesting things of her she REALLY likes to be in control. The other morning Lily said on her way to school "I dont want to go to school?" I asked her why and she said I don't like Ms. Wendy (poor Wendy she can be given consolation cause I really like her) Anyways I said why? Her response had me rolling! This is Lily speak: Ms. Wendy say me to sit next to Keshnee (a girl) I want to sit next to Mathew and Brady cause I just LOVE boys."


This is my last friday of work before I get to stay home with my girl for many weeks at a time. Next friday I shall be free of alarm clocks, and racing from one place to another. Consider me a faithful FFF follower for the next few months. I love meeting this finish line each year!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Kites in Berkeley

Lily and I joined Nonnie and Papa on a day trip to kite fly in Berkeley. The weather was on the chilly side, but it was fun to bundle up for the day when summer sizzle is on, here where we are.Papa and Lily getting the elephant up in the air.

Expert already.

This is the first time Nonnie ever flew a kite.


Sweet bundle of joy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I got a years zoo membership for my birthday this year so we took advantage of our free entrance on this beautiful day. I imagine we will be spending a lot of our summer here.

At our zoo they just installed a merry go round which is very exciting since our mall is under renovation and the merry go round is MIA for awhile. Lily wanted to ride the zebra but was very gracious when she saw it had an occupant and rode the tiger.I wonder what he is upset about.

The play park.

So sweet!

Very serious about something!

Pretty Butterfly!

Ewww a spider!

Still her favorite animal at the zoo!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summer Is Here!

The official start to summer here in my town is the first of some really hot days. It was 97 here today and is supposed to be 103 on Sunday. So summer we have begun. Every year around this time I try to convince everyone around that this will be the year of the fish for my water phobic child. I am not going to do it this year. Lily shall be whatever way she wants around the water. If I am the one mom with the screaming banchie at the pool while the other moms laugh and giggle with their children in the pool so be it. Or if I am the one person who sits and plays on the edge of the pool all day long getting just our toes wet thats fine too. So screaming banchie or no screaming banchie summers here and Im ready to relax kick off my shoes and have a few margaritas.
Our first popsicle of the summer. Last year they were pop ka sicles.
Someone just informed her that here mom is almost on a 6 week vacation!
Umm I hope this doesn't mean she's gonna be a monster.

No, not this child, can you imagine a little terror behind that sweet face.
Didn't think so.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day

Peter works on Sundays so it gives me a chance to spend the morning alone with my mom and truly honor her before being celebrated myself. It is like having two mothers days in one. So Lily and I headed off to the park to have a picnic with my parents.
Papa & Lily

A camera smile.

The three girls. Look closely we are all three in this picture. One of us is a little sneaky.

Mommy and her two kids. Lily considers Stuey her equal. They are truly siblings.

My little helper. Every day she tells me our garden is bigger in hopes I grant her permission to pick something. We have a long ways to go!

Mothers Day photo shoot

This year I decided that my mom Lily and I simply had to go get our pictures taken. It ended up being a lot of fun and the pictures turned out wonderful.We had to purchase this out take. This is Lily's monster face it truly captures her personality.

This one is my favorite.

Friday, May 8, 2009

FFF Mommy

Mommy is this weeks theme. Here are some of my favorite mommy and Lily pictures over the past few years.

Oh how I miss that sweet sleeping baby in my arms. In the airport on our way home from Guatemala. Cinco De Mayo 2006

pismo beach 2007

swim lessons 2007


To see more beautiful mommies and their children go here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

My mayan lion has been making an appearance this week. I seem to have tamed her thank goodness and we had one of those perfect evenings the sun made an appearance today and Lily played outside in a puddle on the grass.

Oh my goodness I'm in my panties, how embarrassing!