Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Disney summer

We made our final squeezed in pilgrimage to Disneyland before our passes were blocked out for the summer. I took Ryder along for his birthday - and he's a star wars fanatic, so he was able to have his glory in the Star Wars training academy. Laurel ran around with her friend Kalia, and Audrey was a trooper as always:). She so entertained by the older kids and by just looking around, she really needs little maintenance!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Last Day of School

Laurel had her graduation from 3 year old preschool and here's a few pics! They sang a few songs and had on cap and gown and everything! So cute to see the little ones like this:).

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Today Laurel had her first tap recital at the Mar Vista Parks. She's been taking a little class every friday afternoon with her friend, Kalia (pictured above). They just love each other:). They danced to "sing sing" and it was so cute! They are just getting to the age where she can follow instruction and actually "perform". The 2 year old dance class cracked me up - they were struck frozen by the audience and just stood and stared:). Laurel's little class wore sparkly black and silver outfits. Laurel was a great performer - which i was nervous about - i've watched her on occasion and she gets the sillies:). Or she gets afraid that she can't find me and doesn't want to do the show.

7 months!

Here's Audrey at 7 months! Growing like a weed - wearing all 6-9 month or 9 month clothing. Her hair has really sprouted lately and she's getting longer and longer. She still has just the 2 teeth, but she chews and chomps down so hard, there's probably something else working its way out. She is much stronger on her stomach, can really arch back on her hands - but like Laurel, really dislikes tummy time. She immediately rolls back to her back. Audrey is also starting to be more stable in a sitting position. I can't rely on her sitting without tumbling, so i usually sit very closely or give her a small amount of back support. But she's getting stronger and will sit alone very soon. She holds herself up fine in the stroller and the high chair. Audrey is eating well too - making her way easily through her 2nd stage foods, and eating a lot (usually at least 1 small tub of baby food each sitting). Her little temper continues to flare:). She's going to be spunky. Nothing can be snatched our of her hands without complaint and she gets mad often. she's going through a mommy-attached phase and whines and cries whenever I come into the room. She stops immediately when i pick her up:). It's nice to be wanted though, so most of the time I secretly like it. She plays well with toys and is fascinated with electronics. Any toy is immediately dropped when a phone or camera comes into view. She is making lots of baby babbles, working her way through her "d" sounds. She squeals and giggles and is learning to clap! Audrey has also learned to kiss - just in response to a kiss noise, but she really sucks her lips in and creates a good smacking sound:). And she's pretty proud of herself too!