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!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Huntington Gardens

We made our trip to the Huntington Gardens today with Mommy's friend Jeanine. They had an amazing children's garden that you could have spent all day at. Next time we know to bring you a bathing suit so you can fully immerse yourself in the fountain. It was hot though, so you even though you were wet you dried off quick as we walked through all of there different gardens. I was there to see the Father Serra exhibit and it did not disappoint. Because you were a good girl we ended up back at the Children's Garden for some more fun before we headed home.

Friday, August 30, 2013


Today was your last day of gymnastics. You enjoyed yourself, I think I will wait to see if you ask about it again before I enroll you in it. You mostly like wearing the leotard though I think. It is recycled from your dance class but still fits you perfect.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

She is loved wholly and unconditionally...

From the internet:

She should know that she is loved wholly and unconditionally, all of the time.

He should know that he is safe and he should know how to keep himself safe in public, with others, and in varied situations. He should know that he can trust his instincts about people and that he never has to do something that doesn't feel right, no matter who is asking. He should know his personal rights, and that his family will back them up.

She should know how to laugh, act silly, be goofy, and use her imagination. She should know that it is always okay to paint the sky orange and give cats six legs.

He should know his own interests and be encouraged to follow them. If he could care less about learning his numbers, his parents should realize he'll learn them accidentally, soon enough, and let him immerse himself instead in rocket ships, drawing, dinosaurs or playing in the mud.

She should know that the world is magical and that so is she. She should know that she's wonderful, brilliant, creative, compassionate and marvelous. She should know that it's just as worthy to spend the day outside making daisy chains, mud pies and fairy houses as it is to practice phonics. Scratch that -- way more worthy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

McDonalds Ice Cream

This is what is called a disaster in the making. You HAD to have the ice cream cone but once it started dissolving onto you it was napkins galore and a sticky mess. You were sad because there was no kids for you to play with at McDonalds playground. We will have to go back again, this time before it is so late to catch the other kids.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Playdough Fan

Ever since Baby Audrey got you the playdough set for your birthday you really have enjoying yourself with it. You like to use the scissors to cut the playdough in half. You like to give the animals hair cuts when I push the playdough through the holes (like a chia pet), you like tearing into two the animals I cut out and you love rolling out the dough. What a fun gift and keeps on keeping you busy!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mommy's Makeup, oh boy

Well in the process of you "putting on your face" today you pretty much destoyed what little makeup I own. My pressed powder is now loose powder, the sponge is missing and you somehow managed to rip off the lid to the blush where I had to tape it back on. At least you look great!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Maynard Party time!

Today we went to the Maynard's birthday party. You had such a great time jumping and eating pizza. It was nice to see them because we hardly ever get to them anymore! Nana and you were being silly, I am not even sure what you were doing (not sure if you know either!) but you were both having a fun time.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chino Kids with Nicholas

You are always happy to see your friend Nicolas. Today we met Nicolas, his mommy and his brother at the Chino Kids Museum for some play time. You both loved your binoculars and playing in all the rooms. After a fun morning we went to Farmer Boys for lunch. Fried Zucchini you say, only if you twist my arm... wink wink.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


While we were waiting to go to Mrs. Johnson's class today Genevieve decided to read to her stuffed animals. She told them it was night-night time and put them to bed. This afternoon it was hot, so we found the swimsuit our neighbor Alex had outgrown and given to us. It was fun to run through the sprinklers and paint with water on the sidewalk.

Monday, August 19, 2013

No more changing pad

It is about a year over due but I took your changing pad down tonight. Given that you have been potty trained for almost a year and we haven't used it I guess it was time to say good bye. Once your crib goes then there really won't be much left of Baby Genevieve!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Boomers Upland

Another GroupOn adventure! We played miniature golf, rode rides and ate pizza this afternoon with Daddy. Boomers isn't big but it just enough fun close by to make it worth the trip. I wanted to walk there but Daddy shut that down. Maybe another day (that is cooler!) you and I can walk there for some afternoon fun.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Toothbrush Selction

You currently have a three toothbrush selection to pull from. The orange one, the yellow one (light up) and the star one (from the dentist). Sometimes we will even use all three in one day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gymnastics Friday

Another Friday, another gymnastics class. This time it wore you out and you knocked on the way home. You love climbing the rope and doing the trampoline. When everyone is doing their exercises you often yell to the teacher "watch me! watch me!". No once can tell you are an only child.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Downtown Upland Farmers Market

 Daddy came up to the street fair with us tonight and you talked him into letting you ride the pony. It was a long ride which made it worth the money, but it did take a while and lots of turns around before it was your turn to get off. This photo is of you blowing kisses at me from the pony. You had a great time and hope Daddy will take you again real soon!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

No Duh!

Afterwork we went down to concerts in the park in Chino Hills to see a No Doubt Cover Band called No Duh! We met Baby Audrey there with her Mommy and Daddy and you had a fun time dancing together. Your "purple friend" was there as well and you danced with her, sat on the blanket with her mommy and daddy and made yourself quite at home. You sure do make friends easily!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Report from the field: Grandmas house

One of our fun things to do today was see them paint the word stop on the street in front of the house. They laid out the stencils and ran the machine over the stencil. It was exciting.
In the picture she is playing with the wooden blocks that you played with. I got them with Blue Chip Stamps.
(That was when the grocery store gave you stamps and you collected them for items from the Blue Chip Stamp store.)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Your Collection

You love going around the back yard and picking up rocks and such for your collection. You get full of dirt but that is what being a little girl is all about. Here you are with your days work. I always love when you play outside and keep yourself entertained.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Who's that girl?

You did your best Groucho Marx disguise tonight but I still knew it was you! How could I not recognize those checks and big smile?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Water Fun

Today Mommy went kayaking down the LA River! It was a lot of fun and am looking forward to going back next year. You were enjoying the water table Mommy got you earlier this year most of the day. How much fun water can be!

Friday, August 9, 2013

1st Gymnastics Class

Today was your first gymnastics class and for about 20 minutes you were the only one in the class! Another little girl came and you two had a good time jumping, walking on the balance beam, climbing the rope and swinging from the bars. Yea for GroupOn!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crazy Genevieve

You did this to yourself I promise. The allure of mascara and lipstick keeps calling you back for more. You know you should stop but you just can't help yourself. I have to find you some toddler friendly makeup soon before mine is destroyed!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


You must be destined for stardom because when the paparazzi come (AKA Mommy and Grandma) we sometimes have to chase you around to get a decent photo of you not covering your face.

From Grandma: 

Today we went to Pump it Up. I was impressed with how good Genevieve was at catching the beach ball when I tossed it to her and how well she could throw it to me. She had a good time bouncing, sliding, and climbing. Also she sat at the boat video game and pretended to steer the boat and played lock Grandma in the wind machine.
At my house we played Cinderella, Tiger, Beach, Knott's Berry Farm (the shirt ride was especially fun--she put shirts out and for the ride you sat on the shirt), and the all time favorite, Doggie. It was Doggie's birthday and she got lots of soaps. We even had a new leash for the dog, a pink holder for a club card from Las Vegas. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Betty Boop

One of our many fun stops on our walks is to look at the Betty Boop in the window of downtown Upland. You ask "why is she holding the tray", "whats she doing"? You also like the stuffed frog in the ice cream cone (very large megaphone) in the window as well. We always say hello and goodbye to her, even if we are not stopping for a longer chat.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Molly's Souper for Brunch

Nothing says lazy Sunday morning like apple waffles from Molly's Souper. What a yummy place to start off your Sunday! Here you are with coffee creamer for eyes because you can and sitting in a high chair because the table was to small to fit all of us and since you were the smallest you ended up there. We had breakfast with the Torres family and Adam and Judy.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Genevieve and Mommy Photo

One thing that I am happy to be is not afraid to jump in a picture. I hope that you will have lots of photos of Mommy to treasure when you get older Genevieve. I don't think about my hairs not right, I just ate, I am not dressed up, I am not whatever. I love being with you and sometimes my heart is so full of love I can't help but snap a photo of me and you at that moment, as to somehow try to capture that emotional bond in image.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Circus Life

Today we played with your circus that Grandma bought you from FAO Schwartz in New York. It was a nice way to stay in bed and rest after a long week at work for Mommy. I was in charge of the tightrope walker and you did the animals. I love playing with you!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Downtown Upland Farmers Market

Thursday night is market night and we went for fresh strawberries and to get a few steps in as well. You can devour an entire basket of strawberries in one sitting if I let you. Fresh picked strawberries are so yummy, it is one of Mommy's favorite foods as well!