15 Months

Hard to believe & yet it's true. Our baby girl is now 15 months old. 
19lbs 8oz (5%) & 30.5" (18%) long. She is no longer nursing, she loves drinking from cups with or without straws, she is very quickly becoming a daddy's girl & she is happily  communicating with us even if she only knows a few words. Mama, dada, cat, wawa, dat (what's that?) no, uh-oh, muhr (I want) & bampa(grandpa). She knows what we are asking her to do when we talk to her. She loves to help empty the dishwasher & waits for you to say thank you after she hands you EVERY.SINGLE.UTENSIL. She loves to wrestle & get dirty with her brothers in the backyard. She absolutely loves music & dancing. Every time she gets my phone she puts Gangnam Style on & starts dancing. It's really cute. She is such a fun little girl & loves to give us the serious face when she sees my camera but with enough time I always capture her beautiful smile.


Baby It's Cold Outside

For months it has been RIDICULOUSLY warm here but then just yesterday it was suddenly cold. Runny noses, sniffles inducing cold.  It was a high of 63 degrees. Anywhere else in the country this would be warm fall weather but for us here in southern California it's the break out the jackets & hats, the hot chocolate & warm coat weather. Well we did just that so the kids could play outside. The runny noses still came as well as the cold fingers & complaints of being cold but they did have fun staying in their warm pjs most of the day & my uggs were being used by all the children. Daddy loves this weather & took advantage of the beautiful sunny day to play golf. I love not being HOT this time of year but I'm pretty sure the kids are already hoping for the warm weather to come back. Especially Joey who still insisted on wearing shorts & a tee shirt.


May the Force Be With You

This Halloween we decided to dress up as the characters from Star Wars.The boys absolutely love the movies & a good friend of ours had a Yoda costume that Holly could borrow so it was an easy decision to make. So Halloween night came & with great anticipation we all got dressed to go trick or treating. First we gathered together for a family photo with & without the masks.
We also took a photo of the kids with Auntie Kayci & Auntie Kim's boyfriend Joe who came dressed to help with the kids.
Jimmy was very scared of Kayci's costume & each time he saw her face with the skeleton make up he would say "Kayci scary." And Christian's eyes kept the boys wondering all night. We heard "Where did Christian's eyes go?" basically every 5 minutes as we went from house to house. Even Holly was scared of the face. She is always our smiley baby but she  spent the evening making very serious faces almost as though she knew she was in costume.We made it around 1 block before our boys said they were bored & wanted to go home & eat candy. The boys were willing to take a few more photos but then they only wanted to dig through the candy to choose which pieces to eat.
Yoda was more willing to be in photos but still without her smile. With her mama, her grandpa & her daddy while she enjoyed a lollipop that we could not tear away from her.
It was a great Halloween & Darth Vader & I will never forget it. We know there will soon come a day when our kids will definitely not want to spend Halloween with us so for now we take advantage & dress up together..