Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week in pics, w.3

Just a few favorite phone photos to link up with Amy this week.


When did she turn 12 years old?

Tiny baker.

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"Wanna touch da ceiling, Daddy!" Chillin' with her baby.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Steppin' Out - 5-29-11

Steppin' out preview


I got dolled up for a night out with my prince to see THE Prince.

Em got dolled up for her first overnight away from both of us.

More to come on all of that when I've recovered from going crazy and getting down.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


One morning Em pulled out her Magnadoodle and said to Brent, "I want to draw Mommy."

She got down on the floor, doodled for a bit, and then proudly showed her artwork to him. "It's Mommy!" she proclaimed.

Having never seen her create a recognizable interpretation, Brent frantically yelled for me to come see what she'd done.


I was able to snap a pic before she shrugged off our enthusiastic reaction and erased it.

She drew ME -- a big ol' happy face! My heart exploded in pride.

Then a couple days later, after a few tantrums and timeouts, she announced another drawing of Mommy.

How quickly the mighty have fallen.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Week in pics, w.2

This week has gotten away from me, so please forgive my late camera phone pics.

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1) Sad about the childproofed pantry 2) Slurping up her soup -- with a STRAW

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1) Pulling a chair up to the easel 2) "Daddy, I want to touch the ceiling!"

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1) Tiny burger at Capital Grille 2) Post-storytime at the library

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1) Playing 2) "Friends" at Old Navy 3) "Say 'Smile,' Mommy!"

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1) Chillin' with Daddy 2) Mall rides

Taking pink Domo for a stroll Dmitry Chaplin & Karina Smirnoff
1) Strollin' with Domo 2) Dancing with the Stars stars

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1) Watching the pinata 2) Collecting pinata goodies!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Steppin' Out - 5-22-11

We stepped out this weekend to celebrate our pal's second birthday.
Steppin Out

We came home with the best balloon animal ever.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Week in pics, w.1

A couple months ago I discovered Amy's blog through the magic of Mandy's Steppin' Out series.

Each week Amy recaps her weekdays with her little guy via photos from her phone camera, and she invites readers to join in the fun. I adore my fancy DSLR camera, but it's too bulky to carry around daily.

I'm excited to share my week with Em, through the window of my phone (and a couple of its apps).

Mon, 5/9 Mon, 5/9 Mon, 5/9
1) Playing "waitress" 2) Cranky post-nap 3) Happy post-nap!

Tues, 5/10 Tuesday, 5/10
1. At the park 2. Fangirling over the Fresh Beat Band

Wed, 5/11 Wed., 5/11
1. Swinging at the beach with Grandma 2. Riding at the Santa Monica Pier

Thur, 5/12 Thur, 5/12
1. Breakfast with Grandma 2. BACON!

Friday, 5/13 Friday, 5/13
Friday, 5/13 Friday, 5/13
1. Checking her email 2. Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog 3. Requesting to pose with Daddy 4. Waving her magic wand at the Disney Store

Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother's Day in pictures...

...and a few words.

Brunch with my gal
Happy Mother's Day to me!

Family photo opp

Gifts for our moms
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Picking up some new recipes via justJENN
justJENN recipes

Visiting with friends
Em & L

Arts & crafts
Craft time


Photobooth fun

Hope you all had a rockin' Mother's Day!