Monday, March 30, 2009


Alex has been fighting a cold all week. It started with a running nose and sneezing earlier this week, and now he is up to the yucky cough. Poor little guy. He just smiles on like nothing is wrong. Sydney was acting sick but then isn't sick-who knows.

Today we broke out the exersaucer for Alex, and he loved it. We actually tried a couple weeks ago and he just fell forward-now that I think about it, maybe he was just tired. Whatever the case, he is enjoying it now and Sydney patiently waits for her turn when he is done. We'll have to dust off the Jumperoo soon too.

Sydney getting in on the photo opp
Look at me Ma!
Hey, I like this thing!
Yummy, and I like to eat my hands too....

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My loves

Words cannot express how much I love these two.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Easter Bunny

Sydney has been looking forward to visiting the Easter bunny at the mall for weeks. She's talked about it excitedly, remembering that just last year he brought her a really great laptop computer in her Easter basket. And M&M's. And the girl loves her M&M's.

Fast forward to tonight. We go to the mall to visit the bunny and get a picture. Sydney's super excited and says she can't wait to see him. We walk towards him, and she waves. Then we get about 10 feet from him and she panics. She begins crying and clinging to daddy. I try to coax (bribe) her into sitting on his lap but it's a no go. She wouldn't go near him, just waves from afar. So this is the picture we got of the event:

Alex loved the bunny. He spent nearly ten minutes on his lap while I was attempting to bribe Sydney. We even got some smiles out of him after the official picture was taken. The official photo turned out pretty good and he looked right at the camera. This was my quick attempt for blogging sake.

And here's Sydney ten feet away from the bunny. All smiles until she had to step within 9 feet of him.

Oh well, there's always next year. In the meantime we have a picture of each kid as an infant with the Easter bunny. Check out Sydney at 7 months old:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You've got mud on your face, a big disgrace

Today as I was walking by the bathroom I heard Sydney singing, "We will, we will ROCK YOU!"
While going potty. Hilarious.
Sydney's new favorite song, thanks to a Superbowl commercial from Wally World.
And it's now on my Zune as she perfects every line of the song in the car. She's definitely my little rocker girl.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Five years and two kids later....

(on our balcony at the Edgewater)
Anthony and I celebrated our five year wedding anniversary this past weekend. I know, I can't believe it's been five years already! We stayed at the Edgewater hotel in Seattle. We had a very romantic dinner at...Dick's Drive In. Hey, the burgers are awesome! Greg and Jessica gave us a nice bottle of wine we enjoyed on our balcony at the hotel.
It was great having time to ourselves without the kiddos, but of course they were still the main topic of conversation.
How far we have come in five years. We're still in the same house, but I think that's the only thing that hasn't changed. We've changed cars, changed careers and have two kids. Wow, we've been busy.
Happy five year anniversary to the hub! Love you.
And thank you to Greg and Jessica for giving the kids another fun sleepover. Lucky kids!

And a picture of the big day- March 20, 2004 in Sausalito, CA

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bethany and Max

We had a great visit with Anthony's cousin Bethany and her fiance Max this week. They live in Oregon but were flying out of Seattle for their spring break trip to the British Virgin Islands. (Lucky ducks!) Sydney looked out our front window a hundred times, waiting for these two to arrive. She has been so excited to see them, especially since she will be the flower girl for their wedding in June and gets to wear her princess dress.
Here are a couple pictures from our visit:

Sydney and Bethany
We figured since Max is an architecture major, he'd be great at building houses and towers with Sydney's legos. We were right!
The happy couple made a quick trip up to Canada since we are just an hour and a half from the border. Check out the matching tees!

Cute! And some pictures of Alex. He has changed so much lately. This past month he discovered his hands, let out his first little laugh and began reaching for things. He is such a happy and content baby and just smiles at us all day long.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Anthony and I discuss nightly about how lucky we are to have the most wonderful kids. Oh yes, and they are pretty darn cute too. We are forever laughing at things Sydney says, and smiling and "awww-ing" at how adorable Alex is. Sydney is such a good big sister to little Alex. She loves to sing and read to him, and he just smiles adoringly at her. So cute.

Get ready for some cuteness....

Sydney took this picture
And this

And Sydney and Anthony heading off to the preschool's "Dad n Me Science Night."

And a video of Syd entertaining her bro-check out his smiles

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We're back!

We arrived back into Seattle last rain. I miss the sunny 65 degree weather already.
We had a nice time with Mam-o and Pop-o and poor Sydney wasn't ready to come home. She kept telling me she wanted to stay with Mam-o. Aww.

Here are a couple pictures of the kiddos on the plane. Alex decided to stay awake for all but fifteen minutes. He just hung out and looked around.

The kiddos cuddling up
Sydney and Anthony had to get up for a potty break so Alex stretched out on the seats. He loves blue puppy already!
And right after I took this picture I looked out the window and saw a plane going the opposite direction. that normal? It wasn't that far away, in fact when Anthony came back I pointed out the black smoke from the plane going the opposite direction. He was quite surprised as well. According to him two planes don't travel in opposite directions at the same altitude. And he took flying lessons a while back so I consider him an expert. :) Anyway, scary.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We're in sunny California!

We decided to make a last minute trip to California to celebrate Mam-o and Uncle Andrew's birthdays this weekend. The weather has been pretty great for our trip-mid to high 60's. We think this weather is pretty darn nice considering we just had snow a week ago in Seattle.

The kids did great on the airplane ride. Sydney kept busy writing in her notebook and eating peanuts. Alex slept all but 10 minutes of the ride, which was great. So not stressful!

One of our first stops was Pop-o's office. We had to visit the girls at the office and I needed some eye assistance. Sydney also had a quick eye exam. She sat on Thang's lap and read off the letters from the wall. She did great! Her eyes look terrific, luckily she hasn't inherited mommy's incredibly poor eyesight.
Sydney working at Mam-o's desk
Pop-o put Sydney's one year portrait on a big canvas in his office. I have to admit this is one of my favorite pictures of Syd. Here she is posing with her picture.
And doing a little more posing...
We went to dinner at Claim Jumpers...mmm. Here is Alex with uncle Andrew and Anthony

We visited uncle Andrew's new pad. He moved into a really nice condo with the coolest community area. Check out this pool area!

Sydney hanging out by the pool

Sydney and Anthony. If you squint really hard you can see blue puppy back on the lounge area from the previous picture. We barely avoided a minor disaster when we got into the car and realized blue puppy was nowhere to be found. We finally figured out where he was so I ran and grabbed him. Phew! Seriously, I don't know what we would have done if we lost the little guy. Sydney adores him.

We did some shopping at a new outdoor shopping center called the Fountains. I loved it! They have some really nice shops and although it was a smidge windy, the weather was nice for some outdoor shopping. Here is Sydney showing off some cuteness in Sur la Table.

She loved the zebra and giraffe at Z Gallerie.
Sydney proudly wearing her new Roxy hat mam-o bought her. She looks very Californian! Well kinda-I don't know what it is about some of these Californian women, but I saw more sequins on pants and shirts than I have ever seen before. Wow.
One of my fave new pictures
We met up with my friend Jackie and her family. They live about an hour away so we try to meet up each time we come down. She has four kids-I know! I think two kids is difficult at times. Her kids are adorable and very well behaved too. We planned on going to Mike's incredible pizza which was kinda like Chuck E Cheese but way cooler. Apparently everyone in Sacramento thinks so too as the place was packed! We decided to just head to the mall and play and grabbed some dinner afterwards.

The kiddos
Sydney and Kaitlyn
So cute-Josh, Jackie and Gaby
Jackie needed some baby cuddle time
Joseph and Ellie
Anthony and Alex

Considering Alex looks just like Anthony and Anthony looks just like his dad, it's no surprise these two look a bit alike.... Opening presents! Pop-o got Sydney a little something at the store so we wrapped it too so she could share in the present delight. She couldn't wait to open her gift.
Mam-o and her new iPod
I've never seen this man before in my life.

Uncle Andrew bought Sydney a really cool bubble wand. She ran around and popped all the bubbles. Aww, three year olds and bubbles. Great combination.
We made a special lasagna dinner for the birthday duo. Sydney was in charge of the cupcakes.

Mam-o gave Alex his first haircut. His hair has always been shaggy over his ears so we decided to trim it a bit. Check out the before...

I know it looks like Mam-o is cutting off Alex's ear here, but she really isn't.
And after! The new and improved Alex. My handsome little boy!