Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bored bored bored..

Well, here we are in the dead of summer - with the unrelenting sun, desiccating wind and scorching desert heat of Yuma - so there is little to do during the day. Playdates are few and far between, and the summer movie camp ends this week. We can swim in our pool, but only during the early morning or late evening hours so as to avoid bursting into flame. So, with endless hours of free time and no outdoor options, what's a girl to do with her day?

Answer: Sock Monkey Rodeos.

In all seriousness, we are leaving in one week for two weeks in beautiful San Diego, and I am currently trying to plan our itinerary. We want to hit the beaches and do a lot of shopping and eating, obviously, but I can't decide between Sea World, the Zoo, or the Wild Animal Park. We definitely want to do at least two of these three options, and possibly all three - Mike and I have been to the Zoo before and really enjoyed it, but we haven't been to the other two places yet. I'm trying to decide which would be most adaptable to visiting with a toddler - any suggestions? We'll be staying here which is near Sea Port Village, so we can walk around and shop - Any other ideas for killing time in SD during the day?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthdays

Since we last met, Aurora passed the 18 month milestone - and I think the terrible two's are coming early to our family. She's discovered and perfected the fine and useful skill of whining - she hasn't quite gotten the hang of the tantrum yet, but I know she will. Today the entire gym was treated to her screaming MAMA MAMA MAMA MAMA at the top of her lungs in the playroom and pushing the teacher, so we're going to have to work on that. Is Prozac approved for use in toddlers yet? (JUST KIDDING)

Oh - and I had a milestone of my own -
Here are some of the presents I received for my birthday this year (24, thanks for asking!)


The theme this year was "Monya's a Dork", apparently - but who cares! I got exactly what I wanted and I love it all! (Especially that cute li'l iPod Nano up there) . You should all be thanking me for not including a recording of my family singing Happy Birthday to my answering machine...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Raindrops

She's almost 18 months old, and she's finally experiencing her first rain "storm". We got about 30 minutes of some gentle rain last Thursday, and of course we had to run outside and play in it!


And we had some friends over on Saturday night to go swimming, and afterwards we decided to whip up a batch of baby soup :)


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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Random pictures

Happy Summer!
Nothing going on, just playdates and movie dates and swimming and coloring - here's some random pictures for your enjoyment!


Playing in Noah's playhouse

Mom's sunglasses!
Aurora tries to assert her dominance:
So Chance employs his minion to defend his position

She saw this light on the ceiling and was convinced it was a butterfly!

Her adorable new dress & headband from Aunt Lora - Aurora really loves butterflies!

Lilypie ticker

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