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!

Sunday, September 30, 2012


It has been a hot hot summer, tomorrow is October and we are swimming. Supposed to hit 107 degrees next week and it has been really hot and sticky. The water was cool but refreshing and Miles and Lola helped keep you entertained in the pool. We carried you home wrapped like a burrito in a towel, you thought it was very funny.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Planes of Fame and Nap Time

I have been wanting to go to the Planes of Fame musuem in Chino for the longest time and we finally got a chance to go! It was a hot day but it was still fun looking at all the old planes and reading about the men and woman who served in them. I wish they would have had more things for kids, but you like the old planes and even called a few of them space ships. 

After a hot day looking at planes, this is Genevieve taking a nap. She started on her bed in "normal" nap position, and ended up half on and half off. Next stage, on the floor sleeping and the next stage (at night) is coming into mommy and daddy's room. Don't know how you sleep like this, but you must like it.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sear's Photos

Always a sucker for GroupOn's I bought one for some Sear's photos. As always it took way to long but the photos turned out pretty decent. To keep ourselves busy while we waited for a free computer to look at them, you shopped the upper floor of Sears. We tried out mattresses, sat in a baby bath, looked at tee shirts and you put every purse they had on your arm. I wondered how we would keep busy for a half hour, turned out I had to pry you away from all the fun.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dalias Pizza!

Our take out pizza place that we order from is Dalias Pizza on Foothill and Euclid. Decent enough pizza, good prices and good sides (breadsticks are so yummy!). To save a bit of time and money, you and I went up to the pizza place and picked up dinner. It took just a few minutes and you kept yourself entertained by pressing the buttons on the Pepsi machine. You didn't want to go because you were having so much fun, but the promise of pizza reassured you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LA County Fair with Grandma

Today you went with Grandma to the LA County Fair. You had a field trip with your Just for Two's class and you got to go in before it got hot. Grandma has a good time taking you around. You were scared at the petting zoo but enjoyed the merry go round. Next year, Mommy and Daddy will make sure to get there with you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sleeping Babies

I know I complain a lot about how you still don't sleep through the night, how you come into our bed and take up all the space. But really deep down inside I love having you next to me when I sleep, I love your little pouty sleepy time lips and your warmth. I know the days are few in number and try to love every minute of them.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake

You have been obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake lately (AKA your doll Chocolate). You just realized I have a pillow case from when I will little with Strawberry Shortcake on it, you are thrilled! You love to point to is and see all the characters. Guess it is time to put it on your pillows!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nana's Birthday

Tonight we went out to dinner for Nana's birthday at Panda Inn. Great Grandaddy Fortune, Papa, Nana, Christi, Daddy, Mommy and you all had a very nice time. Your fortune cookie told us that "you have a deep interest in all that is artistic". Not sure what the means for a two year old but maybe I should break out the paints.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Say Cheese Muno!

Today I was trying to grab a photo of you and your baby stroller and kept holding up each of your dolls saying "Cheese Muno, Cheese Foofa, Cheese Ducky, Cheese Rabbit". I had to take a picture of each doll saying "cheese". Thank goodness for digital!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Genevieve's book

In addition to the blog I also have a "Mom's One Line a Day" journal that I keep. It is a little book with a line for every day over a 5 year period. Only problem is you think it is your book, and I have to try to keep you from writing in it. You see me writing and want to "draw" in the book to. We will see if I can keep your pen out of it for 5 years, I don't know how much longer I can keep you out...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How about.... How about....

It is funny the things you say that you don't realize you say until a little person says them back to you. I apparently say "how about...." when looking through the fridge/freezer for something to eat. You now say it for me when I open the fridge.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mama HIDE, Mama HIDE!

You love to hide Genevieve, ussally it is behind the chair in the living room but your new spot is behind the hall door. You giggle and giggle so it isn't to hard to find you but you don't seem to mind. You often want me to squeeze back there with you, that is the part that is a challenge!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Talking Tom Cat

"Kitty on, Kitty on", we here a lot of that around here. Your favorite app on Daddy's iPad is the talking Kitty. He mimics everything you say, there is even a little dog that comes and causes mischievous. Your favorite is jump on the bed saying "boing boing" and yell "KITTY!". Not sure why that is so fun, but it is...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Look what mommy did

A $10 chisel and some (wo)man power, and Mommy demo'ed the counter top tonight. We were going to replace the tile but turns out all of the original tile was underneth! Took about two hours and you kept trying to help, but Mommy did it all by herself. I think I need to get you a play toolset so you won't play with the real hammer...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

San Diego, Say 2

Do we know how to pack a day or what? We started the morning with breakfast at the hotel. My breakfast came with tea and when they brought me the pot you yelled out "TEA PARTY!", it was so cute. Then you got mad at me because you couldn't play with it. I drank my tea as fast as I could so it could cool down and you could play with set. We started in Old Town at the Whaley House and looked around the shops. Next up was Balboa Park where we enjoyed some of the free exhibits, the free trolly and the pipe organ. It was warm and you enjoyed having part of Daddy's icee.

All good things must end it was heading back home before it got to late. Back to work tomorrow...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

San Diego, Day 1

Continuing our mini vacation series, this time in San Diego. We met up with Lynn (you may remember her from the day you were born) at Ocean Beach in San Diego. What an awesome beach. It was the closest one to our hotel and it was so beautiful. It had this really shallow sand bar so you could walk out with out getting into to many waves. You played in the sand and enjoyed the other babies at the beach.

Daddy watch the USC game while Nana and mommy took you to Fashion Valley mall. So many nice stores and nana bought you a few new outfits (you were sleeping!). We headed back and went to dinner across the street at Red Lobster. The BBQ place looked and smelled so good but you should have seen the line! Next time we are in the area I want to go there.

Friday, September 14, 2012

San Biago's Pizza

I was in the mood for pizza and was torn between the $5 pizza deal or the real deal. We ended up at San Biago's again when Biago made my pizza. We shared pizza and a salad and I realized that sooner then later you are going to need your own piece, because sharing left me a little hungry! Food was great, service is great, nothing not to like!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Piggy Bank

Mommy painted this piggy bank for you before you were born. You recginzed it as a bank on the shelf and asked for "coins" to put in the pig. You figured out you can take the coins out the bottom, which provides hours of enjoyment. Life's pleasures can be so simple.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

End of Summer

Summer is winding down and the chances for you to wear your "baby soup" and mommy her "mommy soup" are becoming numbered. It has been a hot hot summer and looking forward to some cooler (not cold!) weather this fall.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monkeys Monkeys!

Grandma bought you this cute monkey shirt when we went shopping for you a while back. It also has monkey pants, but that is a lot of monkey at once. I paired it with a super cute brown skirt and you were the cutest monkey girl there is today.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary

Today was Mommy and Daddy's 7th wedding anniversary. It doesn't seem like we are7 years old but I guess there is no denying it. You make the perfect addition to our family Genevieve, what did we ever do without you?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Las Vegas, Day 2

After such an exciting day yesterday it was hard to top! Gina and company came over in the morning and you had fun playing your puzzle with Nirel. Mommy and Gina went an awesome Goodwill while you stayed with everyone. Soon they took off and we had a couple quiet hours till dinner. We ate and loaded up the car for our journey home. We hadn't even hit the gas station yet before you fell asleep. You slept till I woke you up at 9pm, fearing you wouldn't sleep when we got home. By 10pm we were home and you were happy to see Daddy. We had a fun weekend with everyone, looking forward to next year.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Las Vegas, Day 1

It was time for the annual Robinson Cake Bakeoff and we packed it up early and headed off to Las Vegas. You were a pretty good traveler and slept all the way to Baker where we stopped, changed your diaper and got you french fries and continued all the way to Aunt Angela's house. We had the whole day in front of us, as we got there about 10am. Angela and Denny got you a bus and you had a good time playing with it. You stayed at the house while Mommy and Gina went to Fizzes for sodas.

About 4pm we headed to Carrie's house for dinner and of course dessert! Mommy entered Campfire Cones into the competition and we had some great BBQ. You swam for a while in the pool and enjoyed all the activity with the kids. You were so tired you knocked out on the way home and slept all the way through the night.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bubbles, I try myself

You still love blowing bubbles and can spot them from across the room. You want to "try yourself" so you don't get to many bubbles blowing but you do have a good time trying.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tea Party, eat mama eat

Your inner Italian is coming out Genevieve. When I tea party with you it is not an option to not eat. Mommy will eat that plastic apple and sip tea or you will let me know about it. You use to call tea party Lunch Time, but now you just call it tea party then announce "time to eat" when you have plated up the food.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pizza and Ice Cream

What is better then pizza and ice cream? Not much, especially when you get to have it with 'Rina and James. We went to San Biago's Pizza and had ice cream from Handels. You loved playing with kids and of course you love pizza and ice cream. You ended up a chocolate mess but you had such a good time you weren't even bothered by it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Disneyland (for mommy)

Today at work we all got to go to Disneyland for a staff development seminar and got to explore the park (including the new cars land) for the afternoon. We made a day of it and stayed through World of Color, so pretty. It was late when I got home and as soon as I walked in the door I put you to bed. We will try taking you back to Disneyland again soon Genevieve.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Genevieve's Garden

The area behind the garage has been under transformation for quite a while but it finally got finshed. We redid the area and now you have grass, your house and an outdoor kitchen all to yourself. Still a few minor improvements needed but you were very happy with it and enjoyed playing this afternoon.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Santa Monica, Day 2

After a wonderful night that included sleeping all the way through, it was time to get up and get going for the day. We enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant downstairs and spent some time at the pool. We had to check out by noon, we grabbed our beach gear out of the car and headed out to the sand for a few more hours before packing it all up and heading home. I was anxious to see you and you were mildly happy to see us. You were having to much fun to care one way or another about us coming back to pick you up. You slept good for Nana and Papa, only waking up once at 5am and going right back to sleep.

When we came back to the house we went swimming across the street. I love the "desk" setup you have done with your kitchen. It is very studio apartment style. You have your seat, phone, paper and pens, everything you need to get that paperwork finished!