Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Family Photo's

We decided to have some photo's taken of the three of us for Adella's 1st Birthday. It's always nice having a professional, who knows what they are doing, take pictures rather than Tim holding the camera out in front of us.... Here is a link to a blog post with some of the pictures taken by Ginette of Sundin Photography.

We had so much fun working with Ginette!! She is also a mom and was so patient with us and Adella, especially when I was running about 1/2 hour behind and Adella was teething! She is so creative and full of great ideas, we will definitely be using her in the future and is now our new "family photographer".

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Walking Video

Video to prove it...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Little Mermaid


Beach Days

We have been trying to get to the beach just about everyday this summer. Adella loves going to the beach and gets so excited as soon as she see's the water.

We bring down a little baby pool and fill it up with ocean water to keep her occupied and out of the ocean for a bit. She loves playing in the ocean but it's pretty rough here and kills our backs after a while.

Our set up

Standing by herself

She wasn't happy about that...


Sort of...

Well she took her first steps on Sunday, but isn't full on walking. It started out with just stumbling on to Tim and I. Then we encouraged her to take a few more and she gained the confidence to walk all the way to us. Later that night she was cruising around my parents house all by herself :*( She's getting so big!

We had to distract her by giving her a book or keys to hold on to in order to get her to walk. Since Sunday she has walked a bit but we still kind of start from scratch... she needs encouragement and works her way up to more and more steps. It's funny how excited she gets when praised, and will clap for herself.

Disneyland Birthday

Here are some pictures from our day at Disneyland...

We started out having lunch at an Italian restaurant at California Adventure. That way we (Tim);) could have a bottle of wine in preparation for all the craziness that is Disneyland. Adella had her first cake there. They brought out a princess cake in a treasure chest with little toys. She was kind of scared by the singing and the lit candle, and didn't seem to like the cake very much. But it made for some good pictures.

After a few rides at California Adventure we headed over to Disneyland and went on a few more. Then it was time for a nap so we went over to downtown disney for a celebratory martini!

It's a small world...
Mickey lollipops are good
On the shortest ride in California Adventure...
A little freaked out by the singing and cake
Make a wish!
Enjoying the sugary syrup but not the cake


It was Adella's 1st Birthday on Thursday!! We can't believe how quickly the year has passed and that it is almost time for another... yikes!

We started out the day opening a few presents and playing with all of the balloons that covered the floor. Our friends Danny and Maria came over with Adella's BFF Devon for a pancake breakfast (Adella's favorite) before we headed out to Disneyland for the day. Adella's favorite gift was a playhouse we bought for her which is basically 20+ toys in one. Its an obnoxious thing, with ugly primary colors and a total eye sore in any room, but she loves it and it has been worth every penny.

We lucked out with the weather, it had been so hot here and finally cooled down a bit with a nice ocean breeze. By cool down I mean the low 80's rather than 90's....

We want to thank everyone for all of the calls and songs on her birthday! It was a hectic, busy day so we weren't able to get to the phone but we really appreciate everyone thinking of her on her 1st birthday!

Here are a few pictures from her birthday morning...

This was taken just moments after she was surprised with decorations and presents.
Her new ride-on bee :)

Adella and Devon playing with the new "house"


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