Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

Valentine's weekend was wonderful! We managed to squeeze in lots of relaxation & naps, time out on the town, time with both of our families and time with good friends. It was great.

Friday I met some of my girlfriends for breakfast at Blue Frog in Orange where we can sit upstairs on the couches and let the kids play together. Liv and Wallace liked to squeeze back here together.

And we caught them doing this too.

We left Wallace overnight at my parents house Friday for a much needed date... and maybe our last one before Skyler arrives. We ate dinner at Ristorante Mascarpone's... a small little Italian place in Orange. It's in the Entertainment Book, which always makes us feel better about the money we spend (save). Afterwards we watched a movie at MetroPoint, came home and had an awesome night of sleep. We ate breakfast at Surf & Sand (yes, again for me). Rian hadn't been there since our honeymoon (we spent our first night there before leaving for Cancun).

Over the rest of the weekend, we filled our time at Rian's parents house for dinner and a time to hang out with his Aunt, Uncle and cousin Laura from Oregon. Also, monthly dinner with Zeulner's and Hartman's (at Z's house). See pics below of the kids. Lastly, Rian made this meatloaf recipe he's been wanting to try. We took it over and ate with my parents Monday night, to close up the long weekend. The end. And I'm ready to rest again.

Emma, Wallace, and Taylor

Wallace and Taylor on her pink reading chair.

Early in the evening Wallace was super excited to have found Taylor's sunglasses.
This is the sleepy boy I get to hang out with after he wakes from his nap. Oooooh, he is so cute!

Rian riled Wallace up before bed the other night... having him run around like a superhero with toilet paper rolls on his arm.

On the last day of my birthday month (January), Juliana and Lara took me out to breakfast and then to get a pedicure. It was WONDERFUL and I felt so spoiled. We ate at Splashes... the restaurant at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.

As I left to meet the girls, Rian left with Wallace and Gypsy to play at the park. I snapped a picture as I drove by in my car.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

20 Things About Me… on my 18-month birthday
By Wallace Kennedy
January 22, 2009

1. I like to give out kisses to people I know. And also to people I don’t know…on the lips.

2. When I’m around my parents and their friends and they laugh hard at something, I like to join in also, as if I know what they’re laughing at.

3. I like making animal sounds like a snake, bug, lion, pig, goat/sheep, horse, dog, cow, and some others. My favorite is the snake, pig and horse, which I do VERY realistically.

4. I am very laid back, easy to please, and mellow (like my dad). I am also a perfectionist and like things to be clean, picked up and in their place (like my mom). This means I am very good at putting all my toys away by myself, picking up trash on the floor that I find and putting it in the trashcan, closing drawers that were left open, turning off lights that are on, taking out all of moms spices and organizing them back in the spice drawer, etc.

5. My hair is very blond and curly. My mom won’t cut it. Sometimes my bangs hang in my eyes and I sometimes it looks like I have a mullet. That’s because my hair doesn’t grow as fast on the sides. People ask my mom if I got a haircut and she says, “Do you really think I’d cut his hair like this?”

6. I love to watch my mom & dad kiss and it makes me laugh and squeal.

7. Sometimes when I meet new people, I’m not sure what to do. So I either start dancing or lift up my leg to show them my shoes.

8. I make people think I can count to 10, say the alphabet and point out about 5 colors, but I’m really just saying the same word each time. Sometimes people clap and are so impressed. Suckers.

9. I was breastfed until I was six months old. Then I had formula. Then I started eating organic food my mom would make for me. We shopped together at farmers markets. A few times when we were in a rush, my mom tried giving me jarred baby food. I hated it and my mom tried it and said it tasted like crap (yah, she said that) and smelled like cat food. Lately some of my favorite things to eat are frozen peas, bananas, tomatoes, smoothies, kidney beans, scrambled eggs, raisons, oatmeal, and toast with peanut butter. And especially whatever my mom and dad have on their plates, like a good tender steak.

10. I can say a lot of things: Mama, Dada, Gypsy, duck, please, more, Amen, teeth, GiGi, Poppa, Gramma, Grampa, Zeee (Uncle Z), Bubu (Uncle Bumble), Lala (Lara), choo-choo, Santa (mostly whenever we get to the old bearded man page in my Life of Jesus book), and some more that I can’t remember right now.

11. I used to run from my mom and laugh when I knew she was going to change my diaper. Then I got something called a spanking. And I got it the next day too when I didn’t come. Now, I run to mom when she calls me and flop on my back in front of her to be changed. It makes her so happy and I get cheers and kisses instead of a spanking!

12. But sometimes I get spankings for other things now. Like kicking the mirror frame on the wall over and over again. Or for whisking my moms face with a toy whisk after she told me not to 3 times in a row.

13. I love smelling flowers.

14. There are many friends my age I like to play with, but most of all I like to play in my yard with Gypsy & Oliver. I also like to run around like a warrior out front, waving big sticks.

15. The other day I was running like a warrior and tripped. I now have a scuffed nose and a bump on my forehead.

16. If you ask, I will give you some knuckles, a high five or politely shake your hand.

17. My moms friend, Sara Marashian, works at this place called Quiksilver and always hooks me up with new things to wear. I love her.

18. I take showers with my dad in the morning. And then I also usually cry when he leaves for work afterwards. I just miss him so much when he’s gone. But I get over it quickly.

19. My mom has a baby in her stomach called Skyler. I like pointing to the baby and lifting up mom's shirt to give Skyler a kiss.

20. I have a piggy bank and get to put coins in it almost every day. This is one of my favorite things to do.

More Pictures

For Christmas we give my grandparents coupons for a dinner/game night at our house. Below is Mimi helping Wallace count her raspberries. The next pic is of my Grandpa walking Wallace to the dining room. This year, we had dinner at THEIR place instead of ours, since they don't go out driving at night anymore.

THE BELLY. Am I really posting these on the world wide web? Here I am a week and a half ago... 33 weeks. It looks like I'm trying to suck it in in the second one... like that's gonna help.

Here are Wallace and Rian last weekend putting the crib into Skyler's room.