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!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Genevieve!

Today was your actual birthday and we celebrated with Nana, Papa, Grandma, Grandpa, Mommy, Daddy and the star of the day, Genevieve! Daddy cooked us a nice BBQ and you loved us singing Happy Birthday to you. We took photos out in the yard before eating your yummy cake (chocolate of course!). Later that night you and I walked into downtown and heard music coming from one the businesses. We danced in the ally together and I told you how much I love you. It was a special birthday for my big girl!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Birthday Eve

Tomorrow is your birthday Genevieve! You spent the night at Grandma's and received a variety of Cinderella paraphernalia as gifts. Guess that is what happens when it is the only Disney movie I let you see. You look wonderful and you are so excited about your birthday tomorrow! 

Monday, July 29, 2013


As great as Netflix is, Youtube is giving it a run for it's money. You like for me to pull up "Dora Ballet Adventure" and you take it from there. Usually you end up watching Japanese toy commercials (in Japanese) by the time you are through. You also like to watch videos of babies, Hello Kitty, Betty Boop and Baby Hazel.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


It is your post party present day, and you woke up and asked for you playdough first thing. Lisa and Baby Audrey gave you this great playdough set and you couldn't wait to get into it. So here we are playing playdough at 7am, still in your party dress from the day before. That is how you know it was a good party!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Spiderman Umbrella

I bought you this Spiderman umbrella for our vacation but you seem to like to use it everywhere we go. Rain or shine, it is always a good day to have an umbrella!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Old toys

I have been putting some of your old toys out in the garage to see if you will remember them. Well, you followed me into the garage and "found" your drum. You played with it for about 5 minutes and you were done. I think I will sneak it back into the garage again soon...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pump it Up and Dress Up

Grandma took you to Pump it Up with Brooklyn today and like always, you had the time of your life! You love that place. You also played dress up in Aunt Teresa's old dance costume. You dressed up your doggie friend Amelia and posed for photos for Grandma.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Souplantation with Dave (yes again)

What can we say, we love Souplantation! Seems like it is the only time we get to see him over salad, soup and bread. You love the ice cream and croutons most of all. I like the honey whipped butter and honey mustard dressing. I am sure we will back again soon.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ice Skating

Mommy attempted to go ice skating with you today. You did surprisingly good, you could even walk off ice without falling by the time we were done. I think you have a good career ahead of you in the ice skating business Genevieve! We will go again before the end of the year, I promise!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dead of Summer

It is the dead of summer and it has been about 85 degrees most days. I am not jinxing it I hope but we are really really enjoying the weather. Keep it up mother nature!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ready to party!

You look like you are ready for a night out Genevieve! I re-purposed this dress into a nightgown for you. You grabbed these shoes out of my closet and it looks like a cute outfit to go out in! You have a few years before I start to let that happen though.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bed of your own

We are trying something new! Since you won't sleep in your bed we are trying a bed on the floor next to our bed. I hope you will find it comfortable because you keep getting bigger and our bed keeps staying the same size!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TV with Daddy

Sometimes on rare occasion Daddy can get you to lay down with him and watch TV. This frees me up to do fun things like put the dishes away, read the Sunday newspaper (on Wednesday) or  other similar feats. Keep up the good work Daddy, Mommy needs her breaks...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Swim Class

Today was your second day of swim class. You are doing so good Genevieve! Grandma is taking you in the afternoon because Mommy and Daddy both work while the class is scheduled. You love your "anchor" swimsuit! Mommy took swim classes at Chaffey College when she was little to.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Slept through the night!

Surprise, surprise! Look who slept through the night on the floor next to our bed... I really appreciate it Genevieve, keep up the good work!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dirt Dirt Dirt

One thing I love about you Genevieve is you love the dirt. You are not afraid to get absolutely filthy from head to toe by playing in the dirt. You like to dig, spread it on your legs, throw it in the air and scoop dirt into cups. It is almost always bathtime after a good outdoor dirt session!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mission Inn Riverside

We spent the morning looking over the architecture and beauty of the Mission Inn. You had a little melt down but after regrouping for a bit (lots of crying in the bathroom) you gathered yourself and we got our stuff and took a few more photos before heading home. I am glad you recovered from your meltdown Genevieve!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mission Inn- Riverside

I have always wanted to stay at the Mission Inn and they finally had a deal so great I couldn't pass it up! We found an awesome free parking spot and checked into the hotel. We went swimming at the hotel pool and had dinner at Taco Tios. A really cool folk art Mexican food place within walking distance of the hotel. We got cupcakes from Casey's Cupcakes for dessert before coming back to the hotel. It was a bit noisy so we walked the hotel for a bit, exploring all the nooks and crannys of interesting history. Finally it quieted down and we went to sleep!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Funny Faces

You can sometimes be difficult to take a photo of Genevieve. You hid your face, you stick out your tongue, you run away, and say NO! Sometimes the best I can do for the day is a silly one!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Backyard Beach

You love to play beach. Maybe it is because we have been so many times this summer but you can find a beach just about anywhere! This is you playing beach in Grandma's front yard. What a big imagination on you!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Back home from Morongo!

After some pool time in the morning, a massage for Mommy and packing up the car it was time to head home. We stopped and had lunch at Eureka Burger in Redlands. What yummy sweet potato fries they have. Time to detox out of the sun for a bit...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain

It was a journey but we did it! We started off way at the bottom of the Salton Sea at Salvation Mountain. We were the only ones there when we arrived and was already getting warm. It was something to see once every 10 years or so for sure. Next we stopped by East Jesus and Mudpots. We stopped by several points of the Salton Sea on the way back to Morongo. What a strange and smelly place! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Morongo and Bowling

We headed out to Morongo for a couple of days for some desert vacationing. We took you bowling after a very good buffet dinner. You were really into it for about 5 minutes then sat under the table and didn't want to come out. So Daddy and I took turns bowling for you. Maybe next year we will try again with the bowling.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Busy Saturday!

We met up with friends to paint at Color Me Mine. Julia, Baby Alex, Sarah, Aubrey and Eric met us to paint ceramics. Three of the four of you ended up with bird houses! After we were done we played in the fountain at Victoria Gardens. You got soaked! You had to come home in your undies because I didn't have a change of clothes for you. Before long, it was time to get ready for Daddy;s friends wedding. You were the life of the party! You danced all night long and kept the party going.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Your best buddy is Nicolas. You use to play with him everyday at Nancy's but since his Mommy has been on maternity leave you have missed him! We got together at My Giggle Place in Anaheim for a play get together and you were so happy to see each other. You had fun playing in all the different rooms and eating pizza afterwards. Later that night we made "gingermans" and decorated them, you were very concerned that they were going to run away.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July 2013!

Since you love fireworks so much we decided to suck it up this year and go check out the fireworks at the Upland High School stadium. There was a lot of fun and free games to play, a photobooth and perfect weather to be found. Once the fireworks started I wished I could have captured the look on your face. Mouth open, yelling WOW! and clapping your hands in approval after big bursts. It was so much joy to see you so happy. Looks like we will be headed back there next year as well!