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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Poem about mommy's belly...

A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn.

One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes, 
and slept in the most perfect darkness. 

One for every time you had the hiccups. 
One for every dream you dreamed within me. 

It isn't very pretty anymore. 
Some may even think it's ugly. 

That's OK. 

It was your home.

It held you until my arms could, 
and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it. 

~ Cassie Fox

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

We spent our day off working! We got a lot done around the house that we have been putting off, you even took a 2 hour nap- that never happens! We started off by mounting the new dresser I got for you to the wall (so you won't pull it down on yourslef!). We also moved your old dresser against the wall (under the monkey) and put everything back together again. I finally got the cross stich blanket hung up on the wall as well. I will have to rotate from teh jungle one Grandma Terri made you and the froggie one Cousion Gina made you. I finally moved up all the chemicals from under the sink and got a few things checked off my to do list.

Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez invited us to a BBQ but we were late because you were sleeping! Aunt Danette and Cousin Jessica were there and loved seeing you! Great Grandpa Fortune couldn't get over how pretty you are. The food was very good and you entertained us by zipping around on the back patio in your walker.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sleep in day and Tre's Bbq

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You must finally be feeling better Genevieve! You slept till 9:15 this morning, you haven't slept that long since before I went back to work! No sneezes today, just a little bit of snot, I hope it all goes away soon, you do not like me wiping your nose!

Yvette had a BBQ at her house to show off their latest addition, Tre! He was one lucky baby, he got to be born at home using hypnobabies. It was great to meet him and we enjoyed lots and lots of really good food. Uncle Chris was there and we got to catch up with him. Not much going on this holiday weekend, just a lot of catching up around the house...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Runny Nose Genevieve

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Poor Genevieve! You have had the worst runny nose since Thursday night. When you sneeze all kinds of snot flies out of it. It is not fun for you or me! Grandma Terri watched you for a couple hours this afternoon so I could get errands done. Grandma thought you looked so sad with your runny nose and tired eyes. You are in good spirits though and have a good appitate so I don't think your sick. At Grandmas house it was so cute. Grandma had been wiping your little baby nose with the tissue all day. She let you play with a tissue and you crawled over to her and tried to wipe her nose with the tissue. I got to see you do it when I picked you up, what a smart little girl!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dinner with the Hardymans

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Daddy had a Dodger game so me and you went over to Kevin and Jenesie's house for dinner. Jenesie made homemade pizza that was so yummy! You played with James and Katarina until their bed time, then you had free reign over the living room after that. You loved all the new toys and liked holding on the bars of the baby gate and rocking back and forth. You kept dropping a piece of paper through the bars, taking it back out and dropping it through again. It must have been a fun game because it kept you busy for a long time.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lots of Love for you Genevieve

I love your milky smile
I love your milky breath
I love your milky song
When you're nursing at my breast

I love your little milk dance
When you wiggle your arms and hips
I love your little milk signal
When you lick your little lips

I love it when you're milk drunk
When you nurse by day
And how your little head falls back
In its own little milky way

I love it when you nurse by night
In its dark and deep
We join together for a moment
And fall back into milky sleep

~ Michelle Abernathy

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My big baby...

When it was time to get up this morning you were sleeping so soundly, I hate to wake you! I was looking at you and you was noticing how big of a little girl you really are. You looked like a toddler almost sleeping there in bed. I loved the angle on the top photo as well of you looking up at your bookshelf. I finally got all your toys put away and you went straight for taking them all down again! A mommy's work is never done...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Happy 31st birthday to Mommy! You and Daddy went out and got Mommy a couple of nice gifts for my birthday. Two Lady Gagas cds (she is my guilty pleasure! Shhh, don't tell anyone) and some candy from the Sweet Factory. Also, you two recorded me a happy birthday message on the Flip camera instead of a card, I loved it! The photo of you and the papers is what you like to do to the papers that are in the "to be shredded" pile. You spread them out all over the floor and take off crawling with a few. I finally moved them to a different location because you were making such a mess!

I had a wonderful and relaxing day. I was off work and when you woke up at 7am I got you ready and dropped you off at Nancys. I came back from and slept for 3 glorious uninterrupted hours, it was heaven! I then went to Glen Ivy with our neighbor Judy for the day. It was so relaxing to sit in the spas, hot tubs and lounge pools. We then went out to dinner with Julia and Ryan at Black Angus for my free birthday dinner. Julia got us new dinner knives and silverware, we needed it! I feel so rested and relaxed, back to work tomorrow though...

Monday, May 23, 2011

SUN Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Adam and Judy hosted our quarterly neighborhood watch meeting at their house tonight. The plan was for everyone to meet outside but it was so cold! We instead ended up in the living room and had a good time catching up (and a little bit of business as well!).

Grandma and Grandpa Lara sent a package to you today in the mail. You helped Mommy and Daddy open it and inside were lots of cute clothes for the summer time and a toy elephant. When you shake the elephant he makes noise and the car takes off about 6 feet or so. It is a fun toy! Plus it doesn't sing any catchy tunes that get stuck in my head. I can't wait to get you in all these cute outfits...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mommy's Birthday Celebration

Grandma and Grandma put together a nice birthday dinner for Mommy tonight. Lori and Gwyn as well as Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez were able to come. Grandpa BBQed hotdogs and burgers and we had so many good side dishes. Grandma even got my favorite desert, ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins with pistachio nut ice cream and white cake. With so many people that love you in the same room it was hard for everyone to get enough Genevieve time!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Garage Sale Time

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This morning we finally had our yard sale. Grandpa Gil came over and sold some things as well. We were outside from 7am till about 2:30 and made $130, not to bad. You wore yourself out walking all around the driveway in your walker. I wish I would of got a video of you, you looked so cute! We took our new found earnings and went to the fancy Stater Brothers in Chino. I love that store! It was going good until you cried all the way home. You were tired and hungry and you let us know it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Retirement Grandpa!

Grandpa's department put together a retirement party for him. Everyone was so nice and they put together a nice party for him! Everyone loved meeting you and you liked playing with the other little baby that was about your age. The food was really good and we left stuffed!

After the party we came home and got ready to go to a play at Cal Poly. We saw Oedipus El Rey, and it was very good! Great Grandma and Nita watched you. They had a great time watching you and entertained them with your crawling, pushing the laundry basket and other tricks.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fundrasing for Ms. Nancy

We went to a Pampered Chef party tonight for a fundraiser for Nancy's Avon walk for breast cancer. You were so tired (no nap today) and fell asleep on the way up. Once we got there you stayed asleep until the presentation was almost over. What a good little baby! We got to eat some yummy salad, sandwiches and cupcakes. Grandma Diane wanted to order something so I will have to wait to place my order online so I can include it. What a fun evening we had.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dinner and Diapers

Tonight Julia, Ryan and baby Alex came over for dinner. Julia is just starting to use the Flip diapers on Alex and had a few questions on if she was doing it right (she was!). Baby Alex was so hungry all night and I made chicken for the grownups. We also gave them a used stroller that we never used, they were so happy with it! Yea for hand me downs!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grandpa's Service Award

Tonight we got to go to Chaffey Unified School District to see Grandpa get his distinguished service award and retirement recognition. You were such a good baby and hardly made any noise. You even fell asleep 1/2 way through the presentations! Grandpa is looking forward to spending lots of time with you Genevieve in his retirement! Maybe he will take you fishing in Mt. Baldy, on the bus to Bullwinkles or take you in the backyard to say "boy boy be boy" when it is time to eat peas.