Friday, December 30, 2011

A lil bit of nature nearby

There is a park nearby our house, which I love because it is so peaceful. Sure there are the days where little o really needs to let off some steam with other kids within a big playground with slides and swings and such. But more often lately, I find it refreshing to just let her run in the grass and enjoy listening to the birds and collecting the leaves (eating them-err not so much...) Today we did some serious bird watching!

We took little o to the huntington library gardens the other day. Here she is sitting in the kids garden at a kid size table. She really enjoyed the people watching more than anything else...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Treats

I made lots of special treats for little o's teachers to thank them for all their hard work they do each day while they take care of her! Peppermint Bark, Chocolate chip cookies, and Almond Balls.

December visits

We had visits from Nana and Grandma and Poppa this month!
We thought it would be fun to go to the zoo when Grandma was here. You didnt Love it-but you did like brushing the nice goats hair.

You definately did not appreciate the carousel. (I had a feeling the 3.5 minute long ride would be way too long) You got scared after 30 seconds and I held you the rest of the ride...I think grandma had fun though....
You enjoyed the dinner at Ocean Ave Seafood!

 Next, was Nana Kathy's visit. We took a drive over to point Dume. It was such a beautiful sunny, winter day. We saw pelicans fly by and you wanted to jump into the cold ocean! But Nana saved you and got her feet wet instead!

We also took you to the park-it was so sweet watching you and your Nana holding hands!

Poppa was the next one to visit. It was his birthday! We all went to Uncle Pete's house to celebrate. You loved collecting all of the forks on the plate.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Play Time

I took off yesterday, since little o's school was closed for Veteran's day. I was so nice to be out and about with her the whole day, especially because she was in great spirits the whole time!

We started out at the park at watched the ducks and played in the playground...then some friends at an indoor play pad..

nap time break, then off to my friend, Lindsey's for a playdate! 

Today, we met some other friends down at Palisades park.

It was sort of rainy & overcast outside, but it didn't stop the babes from chasing eachother around, laughing and trading leaves and tree bark:)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A taste of Autumn

 Although Los Angeles doesn't actually have seasons, it does get chillier this time of year. I'm getting excited to wear my new boots and sweaters, while sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace! Recently, we found a little gem of a park at a nearby school. It is so peaceful there. There is a garden surrounded by little rocks that we like to sit on and benches too. I loved these big green leaves and made me miss Autumn in NY.

Best Buddies

Each morning, after little o wakes up, I (or Daddy) go in and the first thing she says is Sadddde. She is so excited to see Sadie, she can hardly handle herself sometimes. She gets so happy when she sees her, that it makes our early morning wake ups a bit easier. Sadie too gets excited. Once she hears a cry from the bedroom, Sadie lays down by her door, anticipating the appearance of little o that day.

Sadie has been a very patient pup throughout the past 17 months since little o has arrived, with all the poking and prodding at her fur. Well, little o has finally got the concept of what gentle means, which Sadie really, really appreciates!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Professional Haircut

Today we went to The Yellow Balloon, so little o could get her first professional haircut. I've cut her hair a bit at home before, but understandably, she will not sit still long enough for me to give her a descent new do.

She was suspicious at first.....

but as soon as she was given a set of keys and a new book, she was a real trooper!

After her haircut, she got a fun ride in this fancy car....

Then we got our picture taken and we were able to take home an envelope of her hair clippings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Harvest Fest

Today we went on an outing up to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. You ran over to the pile of pumpkins trying to pick them all up. Then finally you found one just your size. This made you very happy...then you tried to bite the stem...then the stem fell off. Oops!

 You saw some goats....
Had some fun in the wagon...
You ate some tomatoes....

But didn't really enjoy them too much.

It was a fun day, hot, crowded, but a nice experience. In a few weeks perhaps we will try apple picking!