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, April 30, 2013

Hakuna Ma-What-a

Since you had your dance class today I thought it would be helpful to hear "Hakuna Matata" and see a little of Lion King 1 1/2. You are tap dancing to Hakuna Matata. You enjoyed the video and wanted to see it over and over. You liked to say "Hakuna Ma-What-a?" like Timon's mother.
I made sure to get a picture before bed and you directed that photo shoot. You wanted to stand on the chair and be a pirate saying "Arrr!"

Monday, April 29, 2013

Water table

It was time to break out the water table we got a few months back. I was looking for one on Craiglist but they were all more then new! You enjoyed trying out all the new toys and splashing in the water. We will have to find a better place to keep this!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Upland Lemon Festival- Sunday

It was a lot less crowded today and you enjoyed a few more rides and even got to the petting zoo we didn't get to on Friday. We bought a yummy frozen lemonade to share before coming home. What a fun afternoon!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day with Daddy

Today you spent most of the day with Daddy because Mommy was coordinating a wedding for a friend. I even got to bring my camera and shoot some pictures, I was a very busy lady for sure! I remember when Yvonne was pregnant with Aliyah (photo above) it seems like forever ago, but now look how big she is! I think that means I am getting old... 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Upland Lemon Festival

Tonight we went up to the Lemon Festival for some rides and food. It was very crowded and you were unhappy with me that I made you choose between the petting zoo and a 3rd ride. We worked it out though...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bath time hair

I love your hair after a bath. It curls up into these little cute ringlets that if I couldn't do if I tried. You get your curls from Daddy. I wonder if you will keep them as you get older or if they will grow out. I hope you get to keep them, they are so cute!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh Netflix, how I love thee...

Netflix, how do I love thee? With your endless hours of entertainment, hours of child friendly cartoons from all corners of the globe (oh Tro Tro!) and your ease of use, how is not everyone signed up for an account? I find myself explaining to Genevieve if we have the iPad in the car that we don't get a Wifi signal and Netflix won't work. She tells me, it's loading mama, it's loading.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amelie and Genevieve

Amelie and Genevieve are looking out the window at the birds eating.
She is saying "No take my picture." I thought it was cute that she was reading to Amelie. She didn't think it was cute to take her picture.
She is on the slide at Burger King. No friends to play with, but she had fun.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Walking Walking Walking

I have been trying to log more miles on my pedometer so we have been walking all over city. You have been a pretty good walking partner and either keeping up with me or riding in the stroller. I could cover more ground without you, but you like coming with me and I can't say no to such a sweet face...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Party Weekend

Another day, another party! This time it was two of the Hernandez's kids birthdays. We celebrated in the park in Rancho Cucamonga, it also happened to be a very hot day! You made a "strawberry friend" (a little girl wearing a strawberry on her dress) and we had pizza, ate cake and did a pinata. What a fun day! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today we got to celebrate with Brittany for her Quinceanera. You were very good for Mommy at the church. We then took a break from Brittany's party and headed over to Alex's birthday. What a day full of birthdays! Back to the reception we went and we got to sit with Zack, Abby, Emma and their mom and dad. Brittany, Ms. Nancy and Mr. Rudy all looked so pretty dressed up! You partied and danced all night long. You even made a "white friend" (AKA a girl in a white dress, I know I was concerned at first to!). Thank you to the Rios family for including us in this milestone!

Friday, April 19, 2013


You love cuties! I think you managed to eat almost the entire bag by yourself! I have to peel it for you and pull apart the slices. You then pull off any "strings" from the slices that don't meet your approval. Next you line them up (See photo above) and then you eat them. What a process!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Your Bed

You always take such good pictures Genevieve! I am resisting the urge to get rid of your crib and buy you a toddler bed (because really, a toddler bed is the same size as a crib just different looking) and trying to hold out till you are old enough for a twin bed. The problem is you "fall out" of your bed every night and we more often then not find you on the floor of your room, or even under your bed in the middle of the night. Most times we just leave you where you are, but if you are under we pull you out. Now when we can't find you in your bed in the middle of the night we know to look under your bed, you are often like the Wicked Witch with only legs sticking out!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mommy's Pants

You did a good job putting my pants on, but I needed them to get dressed! You put my workout pants on over your clothes as I was in the shower. You thought it was great fun, I am sure that it was!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seize from every moment

"Seize from every moment its uniqueness" -Fortune Cookie

Even ordinary days can be extraordinary days. Playing around the house, putting your jammies on, holding your hand as we cross the street, kissing you on the head, playing crocodile, etc. I know these are those "good old days" we will miss one day when life gets more complicated. When it comes a time that I can't fix everything that is wrong in your life with a hug and a kiss and a cookie. Each age has its challenges and benefits, I try to savior everyone.

Monday, April 15, 2013


You love playing customers Genevieve. I think you learned that at Ms. Nancy's house. Here are you playing ice cream man and I have to be the customer. You are using the kitchen stool as your ice cream stand. After a while we will switch and you are the customer. You even know to say a dollar amount when I ask you how much something is, you are smart Genevieve, although sometimes your ice cream is too expensive ($40 for two ice creams?!?!?)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

LA Hertiage Day and Grandma's Birthday

What a busy day! We started the day by taking the train into LA for LA Heritage day. You loved it! You really enjoy riding the train and looking out the windows. We enjoyed ourselves very much at the resource fair and you enjoyed dressing up and playing with playdough. After a brief stop at Olivera street to get my favorite Mexican candy we got back on the train and headed off to see the Seinfeld apartment building (in LA of course!). After another brief stop near Chinatown to look at Nathan Stowell's old house we got back on the train to head home. We had to hurry back to meet for dinner for Grandma's birthday! We got Grandma a Fitbit so she can compete with Mommy on steps, she liked it.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Daddy's Birthday Celebration

Today we celebrated Daddy's birthday with dinner and friends at Outback in Upland. Baby Alex even came to play with you! We made Daddy a baseball cake earlier in the day and ate till we couldn't eat anymore. Happy 34th birthday Daddy!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Today was Daddy's 34th birthday and celebrated at Nana's house with a steak dinner and ice cream cake. Daddy always likes celebrating his birthday with steak, potatoes and a "daddy drink" (AKA soda). We will have friends over this weekend to celebrate some more.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Market Night in Upland

Tonight we went to Downtown Upland for Thursday night Market Night. I enjoy walking up there and shopping for produce, looking at the booths and shopping. I wish more people would come out but I hope it will get busier as we get close to summer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Your Pack Pack

For Christmas Grandma got you the Dora backpack. You love to carry your toys in it! I pack it full or surprises and you get to unpack it in the car, very excited about each item you discover in it. My favorite part though is that you call it your pack pack. I know I should correct you, but you are so darn cute when you say it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Why I cosleep

Why I cosleep most nights:
a) I get to wake up to this sweet face
b) no other reason needed....

From your day with Grandma...
We flew a kite, read 11 books in one sitting, played house under the table, did playdough, went on the swing, went for a long walk around the block, made a chick craft, made brownies, played birthday party, took a bath, went to Mrs. Johnson's class, played at the park, and a bunch more stuff. We were busy.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Games with Daddy

I forget what game you were playing with Daddy but you were enjoying yourself, Daddy not so much. You are always coming up with lots of fun games like puppy, froggie, school, etc. Sometimes it is hard to follow your directions but we do a ok job I think.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Toy

I don't often buy you toys, but this is one I have been wanting to get you for a while. It is a kid friendly digital camera. Durable, strong and most importantly not mine! You went to town taking pictures of rocks, leaves, me, Daddy and everything in between. It holds 1000 photos or so, I might have to upload them sooner then I think.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Earth Day at the Frontier Project

After a opps last year on my part and showing up on the wrong day (yikes!) we managed to make it on the right day this year to the Earth Day celebration at the Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga. There was lots of fun games, prizes and booths to look at. What you really enjoyed though was playing in the stream of water that was running off from one of the booths. You splashed and splashed up and down again and again for probably 45 minutes. You were soaked, but you enjoyed yourself. We also got to see Joel Green from Inland Empire Explorer. It was a fun day!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lady Gagaesque

You sure looked like you could be in Lady Gaga's groupies today. Purple sunglasses, pink cowboy boots, green dress, what wasn't to love? We even made it all the way through at the thrift store before you had to pee.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fun at home

You have been obsessed with Charlie Brown lately. I think it has something to do with Camp Snoopy and Knotts. Well, thank goodness for Netflix and Charlie Brown on demand. You love watching old episodes of Charlie Brown and laugh when Lucy calls Charlie Brown Chuck, you say "Ha hA! He's name's not Chuck, he is Charlie Brown". After the show was over you enjoyed lining up all the paper towels and toilet paper on the floor.