We just got back from a great week in Southern California. Garett worked all week while Parker and I visited friends and soaked in some sunshine. We spent 2 nights in Del Mar and then 2 nights in LA. While in LA, I got to catch up with 2 high school friends, Bianca and Kim. It almost seems impossible that the 3 of us are moms but I guess that is what can happen after 20 years of friendship. Eeks. We also had a quick lunch with some family in Oceanside which was wonderful!

Parker is 3 months old (I am officially done with referring to her age in weeks). She is doing well and making us giggle every day. She is the worlds best traveler and did a great job on her first plane trip. Here are a few pics from the past week and a link to some So Cal pics are on the right.

Until next time….



Parker is 11 weeks this week! She is getting more of a personality everyday…here are a few pics from this past weekend. It was a perfect fall day…



Today was a big day for Miss P. She has been smiling at us for weeks but today she laughed out loud. Her friend Ivory was staring at her and when she locked eyes with her she laughed out loud. It was pretty funny. Later in the afternoon, I put her down in her crib for some tummy time and went to the other room and when I came back she was on her back! I couldn’t believe it and neither could Gar. When he got home, he caught this!


What a week?!

First and most notable is that I officially quit my job on Thursday (smart in this crazy economy?). It was such a hard decision but I had to do what felt right in my belly. Alas, I am a stay at home mom. For now at least. And on the very same day, Parker got her first round of vaccinations. I did WAY too much reading and got myself into a tizzy about all that is unknown. Incidentally, they were out of most of the vaccines so P just got one. Garett and I were there to watch our little ladybug get poked and SCREAM as loud as her little lungs allowed. Luckily, they gave her a really cute pink camo band aid and she slept off the pain…After the day on Thursday, Garett let me sleep in on Friday morning while he worked from home. I came downstairs well rested and saw this. Little P loves her papa (as do I!!!)Lastly, we topped off the week with leaving Parker for the first time and went on a date! Our dear friend Kerry watched Parker and allowed us to go sit at the bar of one of our favorite restaurants. It felt like and incredible treat..thanks to Ker for being such a good auntie! You can see Parker already loves her so.


International Lady

We just got back from a good weekend in Whistler, Canada. We went up with Jesse, Kelly & Ryder so the guys could ride the mountain bike park one more time this season and to relax. Kelly and I hung out with the kidlets and managed to squeeze in massages and a good walk. The weather was crisp and damp but that didn’t hinder the fun. As you can see Ryder is already being protective of his girlfriend (or using her as a teething toy!).
Gar took The little ladybug for a stroll in The Village where she got to show off her new Patagonia mittens (in a few sizes too big) Gar and his girl hanging on the sofa in the early am. No more sleeping in on vacations!