Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sans training wheels

I can now declare sister as a free wheeling bike rider. She can start (uphill and down), stop and ring her bell. The only thing that needs refining is her turning ability (and at times her attitude).

Welcome to the wonderful world of childhood freedom! Well, at least the freedom to ride up the street... with mom watching.

4th of July 2011

Our 4th of July was pretty jam packed with excitement!

First and foremost we started off at the day at Corner Bakery with friends.

Played with those friends at a cute little parade in a nearby town.

The unintentional red, white and blue pairing of my cute family. I'm sure if dad knew he was the perfect patriotic match he would have changed before we left.

Entering the Rose Bowl for a very festive and exciting fireworks display. Little brother got pretty scared but all in all it was a WONDERFUL day.

Happy 235th birthday to the good ol' U S of A!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday boy

Happy 2nd birthday to our sweet and funny little boy! It's been said before and I'll say it again, I cant believe how quickly the time goes when little ones are growing up; 2 years have flown by with lightening speed. I'm so happy I get to see this little boy when he wakes up from bed time and nap time, kiss him all day (even when he's filthy) and put him to bed at night. He brings so much joy to our little family.

Some facts to remember this amazing and short period of time in his life...

This little boy is F-U-N to be around! He is the ultimate boy: he loves to play in anything that will get him dirty, he is a magnetic to rocks, LOVES dogs (even ones that are 2x his size), he loves: trains, trucks/cars, balls and sticks... really anything that a boy should love. He will also throw any of the said items above when he determines he has no more use for them. A few weeks ago I heard a loud banging coming from outside and ran out to see him hitting the car with a shovel (we are working on this!!). Every time you catch him doing one of these semi-destructive activities, he always has the biggest, sweetest smile on his face. Too bad he still gets in trouble.

But even considering the trouble he gets in occasionally he is by far the sweetest and loving little guy. We all get multiple kisses and hugs from him all day long. He is quick to give sister a love when he thinks she is hurt or sad. He is soft and gentle with any baby, always wanting to kiss their toes or pat their head. He wakes up earlier than sister and will always snuggle for a long time in bed with dad and I until he decides it's time to play under the covers.

All in all, this kid makes us happier than we ever thought possible and we can't imagine what our lives would be without him.

Happy birthday little Bubbie!!