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, February 28, 2013

LA Zoo Trip


From Grandma: 
We had a good time at the zoo. We ended up at the LA Zoo. A nice person let us go in with her with her pass. The weather was beautiful and it wasn't crowded at the zoo. 
We saw monkeys, chimps, flamingos, lots of deer type creatures, gorillas, giraffes, jaguar, sea lions, seals, alligators, wallaby and others. Genevieve would look at an animal for a while and say, "More animals." That was our signal to move on to the next one. She kept asking for the map and would study it and point out where we should go. I always agreed with her. She got to ride the carousel twice--once on a chimp and another time on a type of deer. For lunch we had Puffins, fruit snacks, juice and ice cream. She was very good and didn't have any complaints today. She fell asleep soon after we left the zoo and we took her straight home to Daddy.

Genevieve also took this picture of the goat. She told the goat to smile.The gorilla is leaning on the glass. I got her to lean on the glass and be a gorilla.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


You love to play in your tent Daddy setups for you. Daddy puts it together best, you climb in with an assortment of toys, books, flashlights and setup camp. Sometime I have to come in, sometimes Daddy, sometimes you are happy in there all by yourself.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fun with cousins!

Tonight we spent some time with your cousins Lina and Sarah. Lina taught you some notes on the piano and you enjoyed chasing after her all over the house. We had pizza for dinner and you were very happy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Silly Time

Tonight you were acting so silly Genevieve. I forgot why you were on the floor and what you were doing, but it was cute enough for me to take a photo of you!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Party Time!

Second party of the weekend, that is a lot of pizza and cupcakes! We were headed to Baby Audrey's 2nd birthday party. She even had a bouncer at her party, what a lucky girl! You enjoyed bouncing with Audrey and her friends. You had a good lunch and enjoyed playing with all of her toys at her house.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Josiah!

We had a good time at Josiah's 3rd birthday party, we even got to meet his new baby sister. Daddy came with us and you had a good time playing with all the exhibits, playing dress up, cashier and house. After a nice lunch, happy birthday song we headed home for a nap! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Friends

Mommy's friend Kelli came over tonight with her baby Laural. Laural had just woken up from a nap and took a while to get adjusted, but once she did you two had a fun time playing. At Nancy's house you, Nick and Zach each have your own truck. Your's is the one on the right. Nick even brings it out to you when you arrive in the morning, what a nice guy!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brownies for Dora

We made brownies tonight together for Mommy's friend Dora and you got into the action by helping Mommy stir the bowl. Your favorite part though is licking the bowl after we are done. Even if we are making waffles, you love to lick the bowl. Messy but cute baby!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Happy Handwasher

Have you ever seen someone so excited to wash their hands? You spend the night at Grandma's because Mommy has to be at work at 6am tomorrow for her Career Fair. You always have a good time, thanks for the photo Grandma!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blocking the Door

This is you blocking the door so I can't get into your room. You thought it was a fun game, Mommy didn't really like it as much...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Toy Hoarder

I was cleaning out some toys for my friends kids and you helped get into the action. As soon as I pulled out some toys you had never played with you all of a sudden wanted to play with them. Same with the books! Lucky for me, your new found enthusiasm didn't last long and you didn't mind that they went into a "special" pile for later.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Brea Tar Pits and Pink's

Today was family day for us! We went to the Brea Tar Pits and you loved all the "dinosaurs" around the place. The exhibits were a little dated but overall you didn't seem to mind. The animtronc saber tooths were your favorite part. We walked over to LACMA to see the giant rock. It was just that, a giant rock, maybe I just don't get it....

Next stop was Pink's Hotdogs. A classic LA spot that I had never made it to. By the hour long line it looks like a lot of other people had never made it there either and were coming to experience it. Daddy kept you busy while I waited in line. Food was good and we had a good time.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Photographer Genevieve

You love to take photos! You like the small camera, mostly because I won't let you near my big one. I need to get you your own kid safe camera because it is only a matter of time before an accident takes the little one to the e-graveyard with you. You take a decent photo to! Maybe you will have a career as a photographer.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Making me work for it

Sometimes you really make me work for my photo of the day. I have 3 photos of you screaming "no picture, no picture" before I snapped this one of you. Then once I take it, you want to see it, even if you had just been screaming "no picture!" at me.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day Genevieve!

From Grandma
Grandma and Grandpa took you to Rainforest Cafe today. You really liked the crocodile in the front. He opened and closed his eyes, opened his mouth to show his teeth, and went up a few inches. We went inside to eat, but you didn't like the gorillas and the thunder and lightning. We walked around to see all of the animals, but you needed to sit on my lap for protection. The store had a stuffed crocodile that I showed you and you didn't like it. You were in a hurry to get out of there.
Since you didn't like that we went to find the little train ride. That was fun and after that you rode on the merry-go-round with your "friends" that you just met. You go to ride twice because someone else put in a dollar too.
You fell asleep on the way home and after a nap you were ready for ice cream and picking up the Valentine pictures from Walgreens. You convinced me to buy you a new baby with brown hair. I took you home and you said you wanted to give your Valentine balloon to Daddy. Some where between the car and Daddy you changed your mind, but Daddy was OK with that. He let you keep your balloon.
Happy Valenday! (This is what you called it.)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dinner Time

Unless it is cookies, candy, ice cream or chocolate it is hard to get you interested in dinner. Tonight we tried chicken without much success. We even covered it in ketchup, we shall keep trying...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


You spent the night at Grandma's house so Mommy could catch up on things around the house. I called you to say hello and you told me about 12 times in a row to go to the store and buy you M&M's. I bought you a M&M's from San Diego as your present, you ate them all and wanted more, NOW. You had a good time at Grandma's house.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Everybody Poops Book

Grandma picked up a copy of the Everybody Poops book and you love it! We read it over and over again, identify different types of animal poop and look at the photos. Grandma got tired of reading it over and over again so she sent it over here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Genevieves Faux Birthday

You love your birthday so much we went through an entire pack of matches to light your faux birthday candles over and over again on your waffle this morning at breakfast. You even wore your birthday to do it! After I sang to you, we would switch and you would sing to me. The house smelled like matches but we had a fun morning.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy to See Mommy!

Mommy spent last night in San Diego and you were so happy to see me when I got home. It was late but it was just enough time to hug and kiss you before going to bed. I missed you while I was gone Genevieve but I enjoyed myself to.

Friday, February 8, 2013

San Diego Bound!

Mommy had an early start this morning and got you up to Nancy's at 6:30. Nancy was even still in her pajamas when she answered the door! I took the train down to San Diego and meet up with 15 of the students at the conference. I walked over 10 miles today! I had a few hours to walk around and sight see, even got invited to a great networking event on board the USS Midway. It was a lot of fun, so tired though!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Victoria Gardens with Brooklyn

Grandma took you to Victoria Gardens and you and Brooklyn had a fun time on the train, merry go around and playground. The sun was out and it was a perfect day to play.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ontario Reign Game

For your first hockey game as an able bodied walker you did pretty good. We use to take you to Reign games when you were a little thing but once you started walking it became somewhat of a challenge to keep you in a confined seating area. I thought I would give it another shot and you did good. We went potty twice, bought popcorn and you even picked up a new song to sing at home, Hey Ho! by the Ramones. Uncle Chris couldn't be prouder.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Moments to remember...

Sometimes I close my eyes, try to burn the memory of your simple hug or kiss, you saying "I love you Mama", even your cries and sad face into my brain. Will I forget the simpleness of these moments one day? Will I forget how little you are, how it felt to have your little hand hold mine when we cross the street, the excitement and sweetness of your voice when you greet me when I come home from work? Sometimes I close my eyes so tight, hold you tighter and try to remember what this exact moment feels like so I can feel it again for forever. Alas, it often feels like sand in my fingers, the tighter I grab the faster it flows out. I never want to forget these precious everyday moments we have Genevieve, I love you forever.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Camera Timer, best invention ever?

Could the camera timer be the best invention ever? You love not only taking pictures but setting the timer (with my help) to take pictures of us together. Once it starts beeping you scream "RUN!" and we run into place and wait for it to beep then you say "Cheese!". You can see two of our photos above.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Adobe de Palomares Pomona

We went to another place on our to do list for 2013 today, Adobe de Palomares in Pomona. Mommy drives by all the time but finally got a chance to go check it out. (Tip: Park in the parking lot at the park and walk over, I circled the place twice before parking there, it is the right place to park)We had a good time exploring the place, though you wanted to touch a lot of things that weren't meant to be touched. I wished I had brought my better camera lens and you would have been more cooperative because it is a a great place for photos.

After we were done we went to Nana and Papa's house for some super bowl food. Daddy met us there and Mommy got to come home and have an hour to herself, what a rare opportunity!