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!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monster, Roar!

One of your favorite games is to put the silk scarves that Judy got you for your birthday over your head, put one on my head and roar! (That is what you are doing with your hands in the second photo). Then we have to run from the living room, to the breakfast nook, then to your room, sit on your bed and do it all over again. It is fun and love to laugh, scream and most of all ROAR!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sleeping Babies

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I haven't taken a sleeping photo of you in a while. You always look so peaceful sleeping away in the mornings. I get the unpleasant task of ripping you out of your sleep each morning to change your diaper, get your dressed, put your shoes on (oh the horror of shoes!) and juggling you and all my stuff out the door. You never want to walk in the morning, but to be fair, if someone would carry me I wouldn't want to walk either! I wish I could let you sleep as long as you want in the morning, but reality calls...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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Tonight we were at Great Grandma's house to meet a buyer from Craigslist for two cabinets from Great Grandmas house. You were a good girl and let Mommy empty the cabinets while you played good on your own. Once I got the cabinets emptied out you liked going inside and jumping out, yelling "Surprise!". It was endless fun...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kohl's Toys

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Somehow you knew when we went to Kohl's there was a toy's section. We hardly ever go to Kohl's so Grandma must take you sometimes. We spent a lot of time in the toy section before running off into the woman's clothes for some "I am gonna getcha" chasing. You found a fun little chair that Daddy bought for you as well.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Clean Up, Clean Up

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In your Fun with Your One class you sing a clean up song, "Clean up, clean up, time to clean up" (there is more I don't remember it). You love to clean up and sing the song! Your blocks were every where and Grandma's house and we had to clean up so we could go home. You happily sang the song and put your blocks away, what a good girl!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Good News and the Bad News

The good news about you being able to say so many words is that you can tell us what you want. The bad news is that you can tell us what you want. Ice cream, cookies and juice are the top 3 but you also ask for apples, water, waffles, cereal as well. When you get what you want you are very happy, when you don't get what you want, it is the end of the world!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Raffi- Blessed Be

What would childhood be without Raffi? Here is one of Grandma's favorite songs from Raffi. 

Blessed Be
Words and Music by Raffi
C 1999 Homeland Publishing

Baby dear, blessed be your shining light.
Baby dear, blessed be your morning smile.
Baby dear, blessed be your gleaming eyes.
Blessed be the precious child
Our beloved baby dear.
Baby dear, we will love with all our might.
Baby dear, we will comfort you at night.
Baby dear, with all the love we’ve got.
We’ll be there for you
Oh blessed be our newborn babe.
So dream on, sweet dreams tonight
And we’ll dream too a future clean and bright.
Dream on, soon you’ll be standing strong and free
Oh blessed be our newborn babe.
Baby dear, blessed be your shining light
Baby dear, blessed be your morning smile
Baby dear, with all we’ve got to give.
We’ll be there for you
Oh blessed be our newborn babe,
Blessed be the hopes and dreams of our baby.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mommy's 32nd Birthday

Today was Mommy's 32nd birthday! Daddy made me a cake and BBQed a wonderful dinner. Uncle Davey came over and helped us celebrate. You helped me blow out the candles and of course you enjoyed the cake, you always love cake!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pillow Case Dress

We are lucky that Grandma knows how to sew! She makes you the cutest dresses. I get to pick out fabrics and she turns out dresses for you, how lucky are you?!? This one has bugs all over it and you have matching bloomers to wear underneath.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thank You Dinner

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Tonight we took Nana and Papa out to dinner as a thank you for hosting the reception for Great Grandma's service at their house. We went to Tokyo Japanese Kitchen in Montclair. The food was good but you weren't interested much in eating. You did like "playing the drums" with the chopsticks!

Monday, May 21, 2012


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You have been asking for your bike a lot lately Genevieve. It is a metal tricycle I got at the thrift store about a year ago and you have "rediscovered" it recently. You still can't figure out how to pedal yourself but you love me to to push you on the tricycle. Also you love climbing up and down the back to get on the seat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Easter on Delay

Well it is a little delayed but you finally got around to wearing your bunny headband you made in your Fun with your One class at Easter time. You were near the fridge and said "bunny, bunny" it took me a minute to figure out what you wanted but it was cute when you were wearing them around the house.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fun Saturday

What a fun Saturday we had together! I went to the Upland Library to see Gustavo Arellano speak about his new book, Taco USA. It was a great lecture and while I was there I got to meet Daily Bulletin columnist, David Allen. We went on a walk when I got back and had a nice evening, just us two girls.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mini Ice Creams

These ice cream cones are perfect for you! You love eating ice cream, you love chocolate and you love doing it yourself (me! me!me!). Also, you haven't made a huge mess- always a bonus! Looks like ice cream from Trader Joes might be on our list more often.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

One Sleepy Baby

You were one tired baby this morning! I don't know if you can read the time on that clock, but it says 9:59! You really slept in today Genevieve! I wish I could sleep in like that still, but there is this little thing that always seems to wake me up now a days! You woke up in a wonderful mood and ready for the day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Today we said goodbye to your great grandma. We had a very nice service at Riverside National Cemetery and a reception at Nana and Papas house. We had about 30 people come to help celebrate her life. We had you stay with Nancy for the service but had you join us for the reception. Aunt Angela and Uncle Denny even came down from Las Vegas. It was a long and tiring day but was worth every moment of it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Shoes

You finally outgrew your Foofa, Yo Gabba Gabba shoes. Your newest options are your white sandals, Dora shoes, heart vans and your newest Yo Gabba Gabba ones that mommy bought you. Either way you don't care for shoes much in the morning when it is time to get dressed. You do like shoes when you want to go outside and will ask for them (along with socks) so we can go outside and maybe even to the park!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Not to brag but you are pretty smart Genevieve! The puzzles say for ages 2+ but you already have mastered them! Now we just need to work on the vocab component to them (blue circle, fire engine, etc.). You always want to play when it is time to go to bed, but I am patient with you as we put the puzzles back together.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mini Ice Cream Cones

I bought these mini ice cream cones from Trader Joes for a snack for Mommy, but they turned into perfect size ice creams for Genevieve. You love eating the whole cone except for the very bottom of the cone. You also make a terrible mess all over your face, but that's what being a baby is all about!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

What a busy day!

It was a nonstop go go kind of day. We started at the Cal Poly Pomona Strawberry Festivel. What a fine time. You really enjoyed sitting on the tractor and changing the gears, maybe you will be a farm worker when you grow up! We then met up with Aunt Teresa and Grandma Terri in Claremont for lunch. We then headed out to Pasadena for a celebration lunch for Aunt Danette. She finished her Masters Degree and we all got together for a great lunch. Mommy is tired! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Little Red Car

Genevieve you are having a great time in your little red car tonight. You think the novelty would have worn off by now but you have just as much fun as the day you got it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Theresa Ann Kuivinen

Tonight your Great Grandma, Theresa Ann Kuivinen (Paris) passed away. She was very sick for a long time and passed away peacefully in her home at 89 years old. I am sad that you won't remember her but I have lots of memories of her that I will share with you as you get older. She loved you a lot Genevieve and was so happy to meet you and see you grow.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wagon, Wagon

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You love riding in your wagon Genevieve! You always want to go for a ride or to push the wagon yourself. You know the way to the park and will sat "This Sway" and get us there so you can go down the slide. You are making good use of your Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cereal Monster

You love cereal, you like to take all the bags out of their boxes and leave them around the house. They all get stale, but you don't care. You like having access to your snacks when and where you want them.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Blocks and Peas

Today you had a good time at Grandma and Grandpas house. You got a set of blocks from Natalie next door and spent most of the day putting them together and taking them apart. You also enjoyed peas out of the garden with Grandpa. You looked extra cute in your outfit today as well!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Witholding Naps

This is what happens when we try to withhold a nap from you. We had this great idea to not let you nap during the day so you would go to sleep earlier at night. Well, you crawled behind the rocking chair and fell asleep about 5pm. I think it is better to get you to sleep about 1pm just for a bit instead of all this late nap stuff.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Santa Ana Zoo with Nana

Nana and Mommy took you to the Santa Ana Zoo today. Mommy had to get her windshield replaced just a few miles away so we thought we would go to the zoo to see all the animals. You loved running around mostly, but enjoyed some of the monkeys and birds as well. You didn't want to eat , just run around all over the place.

Friday, May 4, 2012

So Tired

You were so tired tonight Genevieve! Mommy picked you up from Nana's and Papas house and you were so sleepy. You fell asleep in the car and pretty much slept through the rest of the evening. This must your once a month sleepy night!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I love our night time routine. I say, Genevieve time for bed, you run into the bedroom, either me or Daddy change you. Next up is nite nite kisses for Daddy. I then pick you up and we say:
Mommy "When it's time for bed we close the"
Genevieve "Door"
Mommy "Then we turn on the"
Genevieve "light"
Mommy "Then we turn off the:
Genevieve "light"
Mommy "We lay down in"
Genevieve "bed"
Mommy "And we go to"
Genevieve "sleep!"

Sometimes you go to sleep and sometimes you don't. You don't care for sleep much Genevieve....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Snacks

Genevieve you love little puffs! You could eat the whole container in one sitting if I let you. I hardly ever buy them but you weren't feeling well last week and thought you needed a treat. Well you finished them off tonight and enjoyed them immensely!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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Tonight we went to Souplantation with the Hardymans. You had a good time sitting next to Katarina and talking with James. You mostly enjoyed the cookies at the end of the night! You sure love cookies Genevieve,,,