Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fro Yo

Not one of my better ideas.

Monday, July 30, 2007

To the park...

We went on a walk down to the park Sunday night. It was so nice...usually it's just me and Marlo in the baking heat. But Mark was there and the sun was setting...much better.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

my darlings

Stone Brewery & Restaurant

We met Mark there last night. I love that place. The grounds are just beautiful...there's a koi pond that runs from indoors out to the patio. They have a lawn area with big adirondack chairs and people just kinda sit around like they're in their own backyard. The menu is really inventive and refreshing (for San Diego anyway...I'm a Napa food snob). They show movies on a big screen...tonight was Blazing Saddles, but we didn't make it. We have yet to break down and get a sitter...

Just a shot of the sunset on the way home, taken from the bottom of our street:

Friday, July 27, 2007


Lane watched Marlo while I got a pedicure, which was ruined as soon as a got back ...when Marlo stepped on my big toe.
Oh well...I still got to sit and have someone rub my feet.
Then we went and watched the guys play for the championship...two games in a row. Mark and Tom both had skinned knees and Mark hurt his wrist (which he won't admit). And on top of that, they lost. Boo.
It was so sticky hot too. I'm not really complaining, I'm just saying. I think it's because I'm still tired from last night, and it's still sticky hot.
And now the dryer just shut off. I don't hear the little magic elves folding the clothes yet...maybe they're upstairs cleaning the bathroom. I guess I'd better go do it...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

15 months

Well since last month, she's learned the sign for "please". So now we get to hear, "Moh? Peas?" Sometimes she even says thank you. She copies everything and her voice is the cutest. In the morning when Mark's getting his stuff together to leave she says "Bye, Dad" over and over. Kills me.
Her eighth tooth is coming in. She loves to use utensils when she eats. I'm sneaking vegetables in here and there, but she's not big on them. She does like dill pickles though.
She is a climber. I find her up on chairs all the time...scares me to death. But that's in the genes because both Mark and I were like that.
She's really good about going to bed. I just put her down with a book and her blankie and usually she'll just fall asleep. Sometimes she even says "night night".
She gives kisses and hugs. Her hugs are the best, she squeezes tight and does a big sigh like she really means it.
I can't believe how fast she's grown, but I am loving this time in her life. She is so sweet and happy and I love watching her interact with everything and everyone around her. I'm amazed all the time.


Monday, July 23, 2007

All grown up...

Where did my baby go?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

M & M

These two sure love each other. Molly is so good with her, and Marlo was just infatuated! She followed her around and copied her the whole time. It was so funny.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So grateful...

for such happy child. When we were shopping yesterday she was waving and smiling at everyone. And when we got to the checkout there were three employees giving her all kinds of attention and she was hamming it up so much I was almost embarassed.
Yeah, right. The embarassing thing is how proud I was!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

We're still here

I really haven't taken any pictures lately...Marlo likes to go for the camera. Most from today were out of focus anyway. I need a photo class STAT.
I had to post the bottom one of her all cranky pants signing "more". I wouldn't let her have any more cookies.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

some from this weekend....

Not much to say about the girl...sweeter than ever...

On another note, Mark and I are watching Big Brother and discussing who we hate the most. You know you are too.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Big Cheese

She of course wants to do everything we do, and thinks she is so cool when doing it.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Of course she didn't cooperate. She was more concerned with "helping" me put the lenscap back on.

Happy, Happy Birthday Grandma Pat and Simone!

What a day! It is my sweet mother's birthday today and my new niece Simone was born early this morning!
Amy and the baby are doing fine...we can't wait for pictures and we will be there soon!
My mom is looking forward to lunch with my brother and niece Sabrina. I hope you have a great day Mom!
Happy happy day :) !!!!


Sunday, July 01, 2007

More fair

She was pretty pooped when we left...


We went to the fair again on Friday, and my mother in law told me about the collections exhibit, which is something I'd never seen. I was fascinated with what people had thought to collect and how they displayed it. Below are a few of my favorites:

Heart-shaped rocks:

This one reads "Twenty years together as told by the photobooth at the fair". Of couse I loved this one. They even have shots of her pregnant belly:

Found money in 2006, with notes of just where it was found, very interesting:

And things found while walking and jogging. I'm amazed by the entire can of pineapple and the eyelash curler:

Guess what I'm entering next year.....