Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dance Party!

Rachel and her Daddy had a dance off in Big Bear to Lady Gaga, her favorite!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This past weekend we headed up to Big Bear for some snowboarding and Rachel got to experience snow for the first time!  She was less than thrilled.

Hanging out at the cabin

Top of the mountain

Good Morning!

The gangs all here!

My snow outfit

I don't like this!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sixteen Months Old

So far, this is my favorite age!  Rachel is still not talking but does a lot of babbling, especially if she's on the phone (toy phone that is).  She understands a lot of what we say to her and sometimes I feel like she just thinks we are big dorks and is too smart for us.  If you ask to see her belly button she will pull up her shirt and point to it, so cute.  She likes to hide under a towel and pop out only after you shout, "Where is Rachel?" She hates to be told "no" and will scream and yell at you if you dare do.  Rachel has all of her teeth now but still doesn't eat much, mostly fruit and yogurt.  She loves playing at the park and can climb all the way up to the slide by herself, turn around so she is on her belly and slide down.  Her favorite is still the swing though.  She is walking like a champ, very steady and graceful, most of the time.  She likes to take all of her toys and put them over the safety gate in our den where she can't get to them, this doesn't make sense to us but it seems to be part of her master plan.  Rachel LOVES going to music class every week and learning new songs and checking out the instruments.  She still loves water and looks forward to her bath every night, she likes to take my hand and walk me down the hall to the bathroom, this means it's bath time.  Rachel loves to laugh, it's her favorite, she will even force a laugh to get our attention.  She is a funny, sweet, loving, beautiful little girl and I'm the luckies mommy in the world!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Real laugh, Fake laugh

This video had to be edited quite a bit due to the baby nudity but it is still cute!  Rachel was running around the house after her bath and making me chase after her while she carried her diaper.  Let me tell you, the video is much cuter when you see her running down the hall with her little tiny naked buns but I caught her doing her "fake" laugh on camera so I just had to share!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Botanical Gardens

Rachel and I checked out the Quail botanical gardens with our friends this morning.  The park was very cool, there was so much to do!  We got super muddy playing with a big tub of water in the sand and then took a dip and played with water toys in the stream.

Getting dirty makes me so thirsty!

"What, is there something on my face?"

Samantha and Keaton

Rachel decided to sit at the bottom of the steam where all of the toys ended up, who says she isn't smart!

Rachel and Kensley

Abby, Rachel and Kensley

Time to Go

Splish Splash

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stay away from my cracker Tay!

Tay date

Rachel had her buddy Taylor over the other day! They had a great time playing together and seemed to be in a competition to see who could eat the most crackers....crunch crunch!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I like to move it!

Christmas and the New Year!

Christmas in Texas


Favorite present of all, of course its the only one that costs $1

"I love you stick"

What's better than one silly stick?  TWO!

"Hurry up mom!"  

"Gonna work on my laptop just like Daddy"

"These instructions are hard to understand"

Feeding the ducks

loves swinging

Christmas in Simi Valley

Happy New Year

"What do we have here?"

"I'll take that"

"Look Dad!"

So happy

"Hey Doggy, check out this bag!"

Happy Holidays!

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