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!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

4 months till your Birthday

Just 4 short months till your 2nd birthday party. Hard to believe you are already in need of another party! This year it is Yo Gabba Gabba all the way and I am so excited about getting the decorations and things made for it. You are going to have a blast!

Friday, March 30, 2012

LA Zoo

Mommy and Daddy were off work today for Cesar Chavez day. Daddy wanted to take you to the LA Zoo, we even got half off because we are members at the Santa Ana Zoo. You probably could have spent the whole day at our first stop, the waterfall. You could hear the waterfall from where we were eating lunch and you kept saying "rain" because it sounded like rain, what a smart girl! We went over there and you could care less about the pelican, you loved the waterfall and running back and forth (you were free!). We took you to the petting zoo area and you didn't care to much to pet the animals, you loved running around with the other kids (you will have no problems making friends when your older I am guessing).

We saw lots of other animals around the zoo but your favorite was to just run around and be outside. Near the end you got tired and even fell asleep in your stroller. You slept all the way home in the car and you were ready to do it again. What a bundle of energy!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Night Market Returns!!

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Tonight marked the return of Thursday night Market night in downtown Upland. I have missed going up there and buying fruits/veggies for the week, walking around and seeing all the stores open. It was smaller then it use to be, but it was only the first week, I am sure it will get bigger as time goes on. You made yourself right at home and loved walking all over the place, sitting and even took time to sit down and read a magazine. We grabbed dinner with Mommy's friend Dora and her daughter Amber. The weather was perfect and we had a great night, especially since we are off work tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mama Genevieve

You like to do everything Mommy does! You love to put the baby in the baby stroller, give her kisses and push her around. You also love wearing my shoes, I think you like the click clack of the heels on the hardwood floor. Your favorite thing to do though is put on my heels and push the doll stroller with the baby inside while I chase you in circles around the dinning room table.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Welcome to Duckiepolza! You took all of the ducks off of the shelf and sat each one down on the toilet seat. They each had a "spot" that they went and you careful placed them there. After you were down you took a giant swing at them and knocked them all to the ground. A version of duck bowling perhaps?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Daddy's Girl

Tonight you were a Daddy's girl Genevieve. Usually it is mommy, mommy, mommy but tonight all you wanted was Daddy. You wanted him to run around in circles with you, play puzzles, read books and have him get you a snack. Gave me a break and Daddy enjoyed being so wanted!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Danielle!

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Happy1st birthday Danielle! Your parents threw a wonderful party for you with lots of food, decorations and good company. Daddy went to Nascar so Nana came with us. You had a fun time playing with all the little kids and running around outside (when it wasn't raining).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

3rd Ave Trip

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We tracked up and down 3rd avenue today stopping along the way to talk with neighbors, play with chalk, blow bubbles, sit, stand, run, jump and ready, set, go. We spent a few hours going up, down and around. It was a lot of fun and you loved it. You got filthy so I had to change your clothes half way through but you didn't seem to mind. You love being outside. After we were done you asked for more, Mommy had to say no and you cried, poor thing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ketchup and Bath

Your favorite food in the world is ketchup. You will eat it plain (yuck!) but I always try to serve you something with it, like eggs or potatoes. Though most of the time you use it to dip, then lick the ketchup off of it, not bite it. Tonight I made you an egg with ketchup and I came left the kitchen for a minute. When I came back in the egg was on the tray (at least not the floor!) and you had the bowl on your head and you were saying "hat, hat". Problem was there was still ketchup in the bowl so now your hair was full of it. After you finished eating it was off to the bath!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ride the Duckie

You have come up with a new game, to ride the large rubber duckie around the house. I am not sure why this is so fun, there are no wheels on the duck and you have to scoot him along under you but you just have the best time. Who am I to judge?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Asking for Nite Nite

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Tonight you were asking for nite nite, but you just wanted to pretend to lay down and close your eyes. You do so much pretending now, it is fun to watch! You "feed" your baby chips and talk to her. You play "1, 2, 3, Go" with your rubber ducks and so many other cute things. You are growing up so quick!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daddy Daycare x3

All week long the Hardyman kids are spending a few hours a week with you in the afternoon. They are staying at Ms. Nancy's all week and Daddy is watching them in between when Nancy closes and we get home from work. You can see what a mess Genevieve makes of the house, now add two more to the mix and oh boy! Everyone helps clean up though when it is time to leave so the house is actually cleaner then when it started. You are keeping Daddy on his toes!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Souplantation Returns!

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After trying the rest we came back to the best, Souplantation! It has been a long time since we went to Souplantation with Dave, it seems we were doing the restaurant tour but we finally made it back to our favorite place. You were a good girl and ate a lot of dinner, thank you! It was crowded but we didn't have to wait to long and you sat in your high chair the whole time. What a fun night!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party

Today we were invited to a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party. Daddy wasn't feeling well, so just me you and Dave went to the party. You were shy at first, but when you warmed up, well, you know how you just make yourself right at home wherever you are. You loved picking up and carrying the balloons all around the house. DJ Lance was there and you weren't to impressed either way with him. You didn't really get into any of the games and when it was time for the pinata you picked up candy to help another little girl load up her bucket. When you found the stairs in the house, I knew it was time to go home. You were going to climb those stairs, you were determined.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Mash Up

What a fun Saturday! After a slow start to the morning Daddy and I dropped you off at Nana and Papas house. We were headed out to LA to see American Idiot at the Amhenson Theater and Nana and Papa watched you all afternoon. You were so good, you took a bath, took a nap, ate and all around entertained everyone. Daddy and I enjoyed the play and took the subway over to Hollywood/Highland for a late lunch and a bit of sightseeing. We came back and you were in a new outfit, hair clean and happy to see us. Since it is St. Patrick's day I put your green hat on that you made in your class and you left it on long enough for me to get a picture. I also pulled out the two silk scarves Judy gave you for Christmas. You love playing with them. We ended the night with reading books on your bed.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day with Grandma and Aunt Teresa

Today you got an extra day with Grandma this week. Aunt Teresa was out in the area and wanted to see you. Here is what Grandma had to say about you today: 
Genevieve found a friend at Macy's. We were waiting for Teresa to look at shoes and walking around and she saw a girl on the floor. They both started crawling towards each other and then stood up. Genevieve took her hand was led her down the aisle. Is she shy? I don't think so.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gaga in the Room

You still call your toothbrush Gaga. It always makes me think of the Lady Gaga song, Starstruck, when she sings "Gaga in the room, so starstruck, cherry cherry cherry cherry boom boom". Eventually you will call it a toothbrush, but for now it is still GAGA!

"Starstruck" (feat. Flo Rida)

Groove. Slam. Work it back. Filter that. Baby bump that track.
Groove. Slam. Work it back. Filter that. Baby bump that track.
Groove. Slam. Work it back. Space Cowboy just play that track.
Gaga in the room. So Starstruck Cherry Cherry Cherry Cherry Boom Boom.

Rollin' up to the club on the weekend
Stylin' out to the beat that you're freakin
Fantasize I'm the track that you're tweakin
Blow my heart up Put your hands on my waist pull the fader
Run it back with original flavor
Cue me up I'm the 12 on your table I'm so Starstruck...

I'm so Starstruck
Baby cause you blow my heart up
I'm so Starstruck
Baby cause you blow my heart up

I'm so Starstruck
Baby cause you blow my heart up
I'm so Starstruck
Baby cause you blow my heart up

Baby now that were alone gotta request
Would you make me number one on your playlist?

Got your Dre headphones with the leftside on
Wanna scratch me back and forth back and forth?Uh huh

Put your hands on my waist pull the fader
Run it back with original flavor
Get the breakdown first
Up until the chorus
To the verse


[Flo Rida]
Hey lil mamma like really, really is that him
I done seen you before what you got on them big rims
Enter that cash flow, I'm like baby you dont trip

So shawty say hand over your signature right here
Like adjust the dotted line and I suppose to sign
How she at it, a fanatic and I think it's goin down
She so star struck, the gal all stuck
I should have had an overdose too many Starbucks

Ain't never seen a balla, paper that stack taller
Notice who let the top back on the Chevy impala
Hummers and all that fully loaded with two spoilers
What did you call that when you showed up with two dollars

But that's another chapter, son of a bachelor
All on me, just spotted a baby actor
Complete swagga, they go the dagga
Got what she wants, shawty happily ever after


Groove. Slam. Work it back. Filter that. Baby bump that track.
Groove. Slam. Work it back. Filter that. Baby bump that track.
Groove. Slam. Work it back. Filter that. Baby bump that track.

Baby now that were alone gotta request
Would you make me number one on your playlist?

Got your Dre headphones with the leftside on
Wanna scratch me back and forth back and forth?Uh huh

Put your hands on my waist pull the fader
Run it back with original flavor
Get the breakdown first
Up until the chorus
To the verse
I'm so, I'm so...


(Blow my heart up, i'm so, blow my heart up)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nite Nite Time

You always call your reindeer pajamas your "dog" pajamas but this time you actually have dog pajamas! Funny enough though you never say dog when you have them on. Grandma Terri caught the last of the season sale on the 24 month size pajamas for you. Lucky you! You would be in layers every night if she couldn't of found these comfy jammies for you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Shortcake!

We went for round two tonight with the shortcake, whip cream and this time I added strawberries. You ate all the whip cream and strawberries but left the shortcake. I am thinking you just do not like the cake part of the dessert. You are getting better about getting what is on the fork into your mouth though. It use to be about a 10% ratio, I think you are about up to 50% now!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Crib Changeover

Tonight we took the front off of your crib. We are going to try to get you to sleep in your own bed by me putting you to sleep in your own bed. I couldn't do that before because I needed to lay down with you. I tried to put you in your crib for one last photo, and you had a fit. You never did care much for the "baby cage". Well,, after some power tools and some Dora, Mommy and Daddy had your new bed ready for you. I can't believe you are no longer a baby anymore. I mean I have known for a while, but transforming your crib into a big girl bed really brought it home for me. I wish I could have gotten one last photo of you in the crib but I guess this photo is a good summary of how you felt about it all along....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daylight Savings Time

Today we changed our clocks for Daylight savings time. You slept in till 9, didn't nap till 5 and now you have no desire to go to bed. I think the next couple of days might be rough till you get use to the time change. Good news is that it is light out late now, so we can go out for walks/play when I get home from work.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

UCR Botancial Gardens

After a little bit of trouble with paying for parking, we were off exploring the UCR Botanical Gardens. Sarah and the kids met us there and we had a nice picnic lunch. We left the strollers and walked a bit up a few hills and saw the turtles. It was hard to keep up with you Genevieve. The weather was perfect for exploring outside today and we had a good time catching up with Sarah, Aubrey and Eric.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Research is ongoing...

You are still hard at work on your research paper you are writing for your midterms. You love to sit on the vent in the living room. You really love it when the air/heat is on but even when it isn't you like sitting there. I caught you a few times dropping pencils down the grate, hopefully you dropped that habit by now!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Doll Stroller

Grandma Terri bought you a doll stroller this week and you love pushing it around the house. You love to load your dolls and go around in circles by the dining room table. You love to have me push the stroller around, I feel silly but you love it so much I guess it is ok, anything for Genevieve!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dinner with Cousin Bobby

Tonight Daddy's cousin Bobby came over for dinner. Nana came over as well and brought some yummy potatoes and beans. Daddy made steaks and we all had a feast! You were shy at first but you warmed up and before long you were all over the place.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Whip Cream- No Hands!

Mommy made you a shortcake with whip cream on it for dessert tonight. For some reason you were not interested in the cake, and wanted to eat the whip cream with no hands. You kept leaning over to lick off the whip cream from the top. Although it was fun to watch you were getting frustrated because it was so slow going. You were adamant about NOT using the fork though!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Homework to do

Genevieve you had your laptop and books all spread out over the couch and living room. It looked like you were cramming for a midterm! You kept yourself entertained tonight but you sure left a mess behind in your wake.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Visting with Great Grandma

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We spent the afternoon with Great Grandma. She was awake and very chatty today compared to the past few times we have been. You kept her good company by running in and out of the room. You enjoyed playing outside with Renita and Grandma Terri was there to see you as well. You are one lucky little girl to get so much attention.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday Walk

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I felt the need to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having! Daddy joined us as we walked up Euclid from Foothill to 19th and back. You were doing good in the stroller till 18th before you wanted out, out, out! We let you walk for a bit but put you back against your will so we wouldn't have to make it a 5 hour journey back down.