Sunday, March 18, 2007

Friday afternoon was spent hanging out down in Balboa beach. The weather has been so pleasant that we had to get outdoors to enjoy it. Anders didn't really mind the hat and he loved the breeze just as much as we did. That evening we drove from Newport beach to Temecula to visit our good friends John and Annie. It took us about two hours to get there but it was rewarded with a wonderful Sushi dinner at one of there favorite restaurants.
Anders got lots of kisses that day!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Today was one of the most enjoyable baby days I've had in a long time. It began with a really terrible night of sleep on Anders part. I was completely discouraged and frustrated and tired this morning and most of all desperate to get out of the house! Yesterday was spent mostly indoors although I did haul the baby down to the pool area to enjoy the unseasonably warm air. But for the most part yesterday was pretty dismal. So I made a decision to actually go out today and do something.
I figured I would call Ariana and see if she and Amelia would like a visit at some point in the day. Ariana mentioned that she was going have to run some errands but that she wasn't too excited about it because of the VERY warm weather. (it was around 90 degrees today). I suggested that we hook Amelia's car seat into my car and make a group trip out of it. So that's what we did! The car was cool, Ariana could just run into each location without unhooking the baby and carting her along and I was able to get out and not spend any money in the process! It was great!
When we got home we fed the babies and put them down for naps and we filled up the kiddie pool out in the back yard of A's apartment.
When the babies woke up we stripped them down and let them splash to their hearts content. The water was a bit cold so we hooked the hose up to the hot water spicket in the laundry room nearby and made the pool feel almost tepid. It was a great way to spend a very hot afternoon. Chris came over with the video camera and got some great footage of Anders first swim party.
After swimming and tending to the babies, Ariana prepared a wonderful dinner of barbecued chicken, black beans and some yummy sides. (Jeff did the actual honors of barbecuing).
It really was the first summer day for me even though it is the middle of March! I'm looking forward to many more days of swimming and outdoor dinners in the months to come.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday's activities. I mean, when is it not cute to dress a baby up in a cowboy hat?!!

It has been so warm in So Cal lately. Yesterday whenever we would finish a few laps around the track we would stroll over to the pool and look at it longingly. I am really looking forward to using our apartment pool soon!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Today my good friend Rachel and I got together to walk the track at Biola. Afterwards we went back to her house and Anders got to play with Liberty and two year old Jett.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I had a little camera fun today! The weather was so balmy and warm this afternoon and Anders enjoyed sitting on his changing table while the breeze blew in through the window. And of course I had to include a bath picture since it is his absolute favorite activity!
A quick update.
Our anniversary was really nice. We REALLY enjoyed relaxing while we drove up the coast a little ways. The place that we went for lunch on Saturday was about two hours away but the drive was beautiful. After a long and leisurely lunch we took a tour of Ojai and found a nice little winery where we wine tasted and strolled around the property. We did purchase a decent Cabernet which we will save for something special. Saturday evening was spent with some of Chris' good friends at a birthday party in Northridge. We had a very relaxing day on Sunday with a late breakfast at IHOP and then a scenic drive around the Malibu area. We were happy to pick up Anders at Grandma and Grandpa C's house although it looked like he was having quite a nice time with them. I don't think he would've minded sticking around there a bit longer!
It was good to get away but we missed our little guy and were soooo happy to see him!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

This weekend will be a milestone not only because it's our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! but we are leaving Anders at Gma and Gpa's overnight! It will be nice to get away and enjoy staying up late and sleeping in. We realized that one year ago today was our rehearsal dinner. What a good year it has been.
The above picture was taken a couple of days into our honeymoon in Ojai California. It's only a couple hours away so tomorrow we will be driving up there for a nice lunch at a great little french restaurant that we loved last year. We are looking forward to a little road trip!