Saturday, October 25, 2008

just a walk to the park

No significance to this post other than she's growing up so fast and is the sweetest little thing.

Long Beach Aquarium

Most Saturdays Curly and I have to keep ourselves busy to stay out of Dad's way while he is getting stuff done on the house. It's hard to hang around the house because she so desperately wants to be with Dad and "help" him with everything he's working on; so we are forced to explore our little neck of the woods we call home. This weekend we decided to visit the aquarium.

It was the weekend before Halloween so there was free face painting and Curly was so excited to have it done despite the fact we had to wait in line for over 30 min.
Best picture!!
And of course this was her favorite part of the entire day, playing with all the little trinkets at the gift store.

Happy Birthday (belated)

Our little girl's 2nd birthday was a few weeks ago and I'm sad to report that we didn't really get any pictures of the momentous event, we mostly took videos. I did want to include one picture of her and her new big girl bed, the one present she got from us. We tired 6 or so months ago to transition into a toddler bed to no avail. This time we knew there was no going back, even though we liked the idea of keeping her confinded to a crib she couldn't get out of. There have been a few set backs but for the most part she has really taken to her new sleeping arangments.

Thanks to everyone who made Curly's birthday so special!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Curly's first field trip

We have the wonderful opportunity to participate in a parent ed class funded by a local City college; the class meets every Thursday for 3 hours and is totally free (I still can't believe it). The other moms who are in the class are fantastic, especially my friend Jocelyn who introduced us to the program, and Curly loves all the kids.

Here are the pictures of our field trip to the fire station this morning.

Curly and Abbie in front of the antique fire truck. I must mention that Abbie is Curly's first real friend and Curly is constantly saying her name. Anytime I mention going somewhere for the day she always asks, Abbie, Abbie?, hoping that Abbie will somehow be involved in the day's activities.
Walking through the fire truck and being lifted out by the fireman
They tried to explain to the kids that you shouldn't be scared of the firemen; they are there to help you. They didn't need to do too much explaining to Curly, she was totally on board!! I think we might have a sucker for a man in uniform :)
Here she is practicing her Stop, Drop and Roll.
Because she was willing to volunteer for the Stop, Drop and Roll she got a special hat; you can tell she's very proud.
Curly and fireman Eric at the pole
Some of the kids in her class with fireman Johnny

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My first quilt

I've always wanted to make a quilt. My mom has made some cute ones in the past and I've always thought it would be fun to try it out. I found out very quickly that it's definitely a labor of love, but worth every second. I didn't follow a pattern, I figured I'd just go with the flow, luckily I think it turned out pretty cute.

I actually made this one for Curly's up coming birthday, but I told her when I started it that it was for her, so she would stand by me as I was working on it and say - mine, mine! I couldn't resist giving it to her just a little early.

Stay tuned for the next one... I already have big plans!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Paper Curly's big adventures....

First stop - Grandma and Grandpa's house

Curly in her favorite toy, her little red car. She's also pretty fond of Khloe, Uncle Ben and Aunt Becca's dog.

Here is Curly clowning around with Grandpa; a favorite past time.

Grandma giving Curly big loves

Thanks for showing Paper Curly such great hospiality!!!


We found Curly in the office making herself sassy during conference.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bed Head

This is the look that greeted me when entering Curly's room after her nap today...

All better

I love that wild and crazy bed head!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Little Picasso

Not the best pictures, I know, but I somehow managed to take 50 pictures of this experience all at the wrong time; she's still cute and a definite lover (and creator) of fine art.