Welcome to Genevieve's life!

Welcome to Genevieve's blog! My goal is to post a photo everyday to remember and document just how fast she is growing up. We don't want to miss anything!

Monday, February 28, 2011

On the move!

Genevieve you have figured out how to "walk" in your walker! You only go backwards now but I bet you will figure out how to go forward very soon. It is so cute to see your chunky foot and ankle pushing off the ground to get you rolling. Later in the evening we took a family trip to Target where Mommy found two nice chairs on clearance for $35! I couldn't believe it, it was a great bargain! I am going to bring then to my office. You had a good time sitting in the box. If you were older you could of taken your markers and stickers and made a house, a castle, a workshop, a space shuttle, or whatever your imagination led you to. I can't wait for such fun days ahead.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar Party 2011

Well Genevieve it is your first Award season and we celebrated in style with Andrew and Cathy at their annual Oscar party. Their theme this year was Toy Story 3 and as always they will all out with costumes and excellent food. So many other babies there and we had a little daycare going on the living room floor. Daddy had only seen two movies nominated this year and I ad only seen one! I guess you wouldn't say we are movie going people. Here are the winners for the 2011 Oscars:

Best Picture: 'The King's Speech'
Best Director: Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech'
Best Actor: Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, 'The Fighter'
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'
Best Original Song: We Belong Together, 'Toy Story 3'
Best Editing: 'The Social Network'
Best Visual Effects: 'Inception'
Best Documentary: 'Inside Job'
Best Live Action Short Film: 'God of Love'
Best Documentary Short Subject: 'Strangers No More'
Best Costume Design: 'Alice in Wonderland'
Best Makeup: 'The Wolfman'
Best Sound Editing: 'Inception'
Best Sound Mixing: 'Inception'
Best Original Score: 'The Social Network'
Best Foreign Language Film: 'In A Better World'
Best Original Screenplay: 'The King's Speech'
Best Adapted Screenplay: 'The Social Network'
Best Animated Feature Film: 'Toy Story 3'
Best Animated Short Film: 'The Lost Thing'
Best Cinematography: 'Inception'
Best Art Direction: 'Alice in Wonderland'

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rain's House for the afternoon

Today the Rain's house had a open house of sorts. With the sun shinning we decided to go over and check it out! Pam, who runs the place, still works there and it was great to see her. She helped us out when we got married there, almost 6 years ago! It was great to walk around and be able to see inside of the place. You enjoyed it to I think! Anytime you get to be outside you enjoy the trip we are on. I hope to have many picnics with you their Genevieve when you are older!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Night at Grandmas

Rock of Ages is in town and I just had to go see it! Grandma and Grandpa Di Donato watched you for the evening and Daddy and I enjoyed the show! I saw the musical in NY about a year ago and have been obsessed with it ever since. It is a "juke box" musical with hits from the 1980's. It is sooooooo good, even Daddy and Uncle Chris like it! Plus we got to see the beautiful Pantages theater. Lots of rain going and coming but it was a very fun evening. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for watching you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daddy Daycare, Part II

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Daddy took today off of work after he stayed out late at a concert in LA. You got to stay the whole day with Daddy and have fun in your walker and bumbo chair. Daddy fed you sweet potatoes which you loved and you ate the whole thing! It did take almost an hour for you to finish the container but you did it. Looking forward to spending the weekend with you Genevieve.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dinner with Grandma and Grandpa

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After our plans to have dinner at Vince's were canceled by the masses of people there (it was crazy!!) we ended up at Souplantation. It was a lot less crowded and equally as yummy! You enjoyed sitting in your high chair, banging on the table and throwing your fishy on the ground. You even got to eat some little bits of food from my plate. You are growing into such a big girl now Genevieve, it is hard for me to get use to the idea that you eat people food still!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Toys Toys Toys!

When you first were born Genevieve I tried to give you a toy and you weren't interested, I thought why doesn't my baby like toys! I googled it (like everything!) and came across that babies don't like toys for several months, opps... I guess I missed that chapter in the baby book. Even when you first started going to Ms. Nancy's you weren't into toys. Now you love them! You mostly love putting them in your mouth and chewing on them but still you enjoy it. Mommy and Daddy have to pick up all your toys now because your too little but soon enough you will have to start putting your own toys away Genevieve!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Part II

Our neighborhood watch group got together again this evening, this time at Glenn Franks house. We were able to get the ear of Gino Fillipi, Ray Musser and the city manager Stephen Dunn to come listen to our concerns and questions about our part of south Upland. It was a wonderful evening! You came to the meeting but I had Daddy come up and get you. You didn't understand the whole quiet thing when people were talking...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

End to a long lazy weekend...

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Well it is the end of a long lazy weekend. After our Arizona trip got postponed we didn't have any plans so we spent the whole weekend doing a lot of nothing. It was nice to not be so busy but by Sunday afternoon I have to say I was a little bored with nothing planned! Tomorrow Grandma Diane is babysitting you so we got you ready in your "I love going to Grandma's" outfit tonight.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Walker for Genevieve

After much deliberation I finally got you a walker. You love to sit in it and play with the toys on the tray. You enjoyed the walker at Ms. Nancy's house and we need a way to "corral" you since you can take off crawling now. Your little legs almost touch the floor when I have it on the lowest setting. You like for us to push you around in it on the hardwood floor to, zoom zoom! I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it Genevieve. Your lucky it folds flat for storage, otherwise it may not of had a place here!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Daddy daycare

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Today was a campus holiday but I had to go in and stay for interviews so you got to spend the whole day with Daddy. He fed you sweet potatoes in the morning and took you to the grocery store in the afternoon for a much needed shopping trip! By the time I came home I couldn't wait to see you! Our plans to go to Arizona this weekend fell through so it looks like we are stuck here!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gifts from Grandma and Grandpa

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Grandma and Grandpa sure spoil you Genevieve! Tonight we went down to Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez's house and they surprised us with a hat, shoes and new outfit for you. They also got you a highchair to use when you at their house, you looked so cute in it! You gave it a few good whacks to make sure it was Genevieve tested and approved. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dodger Season around the corner

Baseball season is almost here! February is mommy's month off from sports. But with March just around the corner I know it will be full swing ahead for baseball and all things Dodgers! Daddy said he would take us to a game this year, but no Angel's shirts allowed! You two looked so cute in your matching outfits tonight (not on purpose did you dress like this, I promise!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two little teeth peeking through..

Your two little bottom teeth just continue to get bigger and bigger! You can really see them know when you smile and laugh. They don't seem to bother you anymore and we had a false alarm earlier in the month when we thought maybe you top two were coming in. So until then you look extra cute with those two little teeth staring at me when you smile and laugh, it melts my heart to see such a happy baby girl!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy 1st Valentines Day!

Happy 1st Valentines Day to my little baby girl! Daddy cooked me a nice Valentines dinner and mommy made you some nice milk and you had some avocado in your mesh feeder, you loved it! I now know what to give you, you just sucked and sucked on it, I even refilled it twice! You also got to wear Grandma Terri's Valentines gift to you, your Love bib she made just for you.

I got Daddy a nice canvas photo of his favorite picture of the two of you together. Daddy got me a nice gift certificate to get my toes done. Daddy and I both had the same thought, we each got you a replacement baby comb to the one that was misplaced! So know you have two cute little combs that are perfect for getting those little baby knots out of your hair.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Another weekend coming to a close! Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez invited us over for brunch with Great Grand Daddy Fortune and Aunt Christi. Brunch turned into lunch and we had a great feast of hamburgers and other assorted goodies. Grandpa Gil walked you down to his parents home to say hello while we ate. We had a great afternoon visiting and of course everyone said how cute you are!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Baby Shower and Wendy's House

Today we were lucky enough to be able to go to Andrew and Cathy's Baby shower in La Puente. Andrew is daddy's friend from preschool, you might say they have known each other for a long time! They are expecting a baby girl near the end of March, another new little playmate for you be friends with! They are even going to cloth diaper with the Flip system, just like you! They had lots of people at the shower to help them celebrate, we had an excellent time!

After the shower we headed over to Wendy's house to visit with her. She loved carrying you around and showing you the small "petting zoo" she has of dogs, turtles, horses and other assorted animals. Mommy and Wendy got to catch up while you enjoyed banging on the chair with your hands for entertainment. We will have to go back again when you are a little bigger so you can pet the horse!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flip Diapers

As a part time environmentalist I knew I didn't want to use disposables diapers. The waste, chemicals and expense seemed like a bad combination for me. Through independent research, a great cloth diaper class from No Sugar Added in Claremont and some supplies from a friend I landed on the Flip diaper system. I LOVE IT! Not only did we get everything we need from birth to potty training for about $150 but it is so easy. Just a load of wash every 3 days or so, faster and cheaper then the gas it would take to the get the store, never mind the diapers!

You never really have had a rash (we are still on our 1st tube of cream) and although you suffer from the occusional blowout (I think the same thing happens with disposables as well) you seem to like them to. We are lucky that Nancy is able to do the cloth diapering with you. We have about 7 covers and about 40 prefold cotton inserts, more then we need, but it is better then running out. Also, cloth wipes are easy to use and to wash with the diapers. No yucky chemicals next to your skin! Grandma Terri stiched the wipes for you and we have lots of fun diesgins.

I would recommend cloth diapering, especially the Flip system to any new parent. It is super easy to use, convenient and did I mention cheap??!?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fun game in the mirror

Genevieve, Mommy invented a new game for you and a workout for me! I (or Daddy) sit on the couch and lift you above our head so you can see yourself in the mirror. You laugh and giggle and reach for that baby that always follows you around. Then when our arms get tired we set you back into our lap and lift you up again. What fun you have!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

banana mania

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Tonight we tried out your mesh feeder with a piece of banana in it and you loved it! You sucked and sucked on it till you finished the banana and I refilled it for you and you did the same again! Maybe I finally found a way for you to eat food from me!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Potatoes

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Genevieve it seems like you like sweet potatoes when Ms. Nancy's feeds them to you! This is a picture Ms. Nancy sent me of you enjoying the sweet potatoes out of a jar. I am going to try to make you some tonight (fresh, not from a jar!) to see if you will eat them from me. I think you think of me as the milk bank!

I also gave you a sippy cup for the first time tonight with some water in it. Even though it looks like in the photo you know what you are doing, you really just suck on any part of the cup that makes it towards your mouth.  In time you will get it Genevieve, until then, enjoy sucking on the plastic!