Sunday, October 19, 2008


I love Irvine Park Railroad! It's a huge park that makes you feel miles away from city life complete with pony rides, a lake with boats and ducks, a zoo, lots of wide open play spots and of course a train. This time of year they also have a pumpkin patch! Nevaeh loves horses and going to the park to ride on Dan (a pony) is just about the greatest thing she can imagine. You get to ride whatever pony is available and Nevaeh has ended up with Dan everytime we have gone! Charlotte enjoyed running around and picking up pumpkins and sitting on them. I had this vision of adorable fall pumpkin pictures in these cute little matching orange sweaters.... problem? it was like 90 degrees! So determined to have the sweaters I put the girls in shorts and tanks which made them look a little okie-ish, but made for some cute pics anyway. Al eventually made me take the sweaters off our roasting children. I love the fall season and am so ready for overcast days, crisp mornings, colored leaves, warm soups, scarfs, and pumpkins!

Charlotte climbing pumpkins
How tall this fall!
'Whats with this guy?'

Al, Neaveh and Dan!

Classic in hand...pants undone.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Baby is ONE!

brown and pink tutu idea complements of corynne escalante, props.

While Oct 6th came and went a while ago, we just celebrated our little Charlotte's 1st Birthday yesterday. A small gathering of friends and family, to lavish our love on the little one. She was a little emotional at first(imagine that), but she cheered up and seemed to enjoy her first birthday party. It seems no 1st birthday is complete without a few tears. Charlotte is amazing and has been a welcome lively addition to our family. She keeps us on our toes...constantly and at 1 year old is ready to take on the world! She waddles around from one end of the house to the other, with her feet barely able to keep up with her determination. Anything in the way gets vigorously shoved aside or momentarily crashed into. Her eyebrows speak volumes and are often times intensly furrowed. Not to many people meet Charlotte without commenting on her chubba wubba cheeks! ( which are currently red and chaffed from a rather blustery day) Her favorite birthday gift was probably her cell phone, which she walks around with saying "HEWWO" is a strangly deep voice. She really loves her daddy and is always the first one to greet him when he comes home. She is our little snuggle bug baby and we couldn't love her more.

Leading the pack

Bapa grillin' burgers

Friends enjoying those burgers Birthday Cake Mmmm! (aka the cake ninja)