Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Leona was a trooper when she sat on Santa's lap in the firehouse.  We didn't get a smile out of her but at least she didn't cry!

Sugar Cookies

Mommy's little helper wanted to eat the flour...she wasn't that interested in the dough.

December snapshots

Christmas photo shoot

I tried to do a posed shot of Leona in front of our mini toddler tree but it didn't go as smoothly as last year when she couldn't walk yet. I thought a lollipop would keep her occupied but it sort of backfired and she was super focused on it. Oh well! Here are some of the outtakes.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Fun!

This weekend was awesome. We saw some great friends, played in the leaves in the backyard, and watched Twilight again. Pretty rad.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Awesome Autumn

Today we went back to another favorite playground. LB shuffled through the leaves and climbed up and down the steps to the every different slide. Right now she enjoys the the steps more than the slides, which is just fine by me.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Josie & the Belle

Josie sometimes likes to sit on Leona's lap. Her lap isn't quite big enough, yet.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Not the NYC Marathon

Instead of running 26 miles today we decided to play in Josie's water bowl then go to our favorite park. I don't think it burned as many calories but we still had fun.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lazy Saturday

This morning someone was being a little cranky-pants so we took a nice walk outside to get some fresh air. Leona loves to watch the train go by so we stood out on the lawn for awhile just waving at the people on the train. Anthony is working all weekend so it's just us girls. After our walk we did some shopping at the home goods store  and now Josie and I are just waiting for LB to wake up from her afternoon nap. Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend!

Pasta Peek-a-boo

After dinner last night LB decided to wipe her hands on the curtains. When she saw I had the camera she started playing peek-a-boo. She was pretty pleased with herself. BTW she doesn't usually eat dinner without a shirt on, but it was pasta sauce and she was wearing a new shirt. (Also she won't tolerate bibs anymore.)
*If you click on the picture you can see her hiding.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dancing Cupcake

Not much happens in this video but her moves crack me up.

Happy Halloween!

For Leona's 2nd Halloween she dressed up as a little cupcake. We didn't take her trick-or-treating but we did walk around Grandma and Grandpa's neighborhood to check out the other kids' costumes. Then we headed home to pass out candy.  We learned that Leona loves Kit-Kats and still hates hats.

Snow Storm

First snow fall in the new house!

Uncle Doug's big day

Congratulations to Doug and Liz on their big wedding day! The wedding was the weekend before last and it was super fun. So fun that I only took one picture, boo. We had a great time and now LB has a new auntie! She also gave every person in the bridal party about ten high-fives.

Cuddle Time

My favorite time of night is between 7:30 and 8:30, right after Leona's bath and before her bedtime. That's our snuggle time. Sometimes she doesn't make it until 8:30.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Queens Farm Museum

Leona and I just got back from the Queens Farm Museum with our friends Melinda, JJ, and little Ben. We checked out some chickens, goats, and ponies. We passed on the hay ride and corn maze this year but did try to get a photo in the little baby pumpkin patch. LB was ready for her nap by this point but both the little ones really hung in there. We had a great time.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Super Exciting

Today we had a super exciting, fun day. We walked around the park, then we ate bowtie pasta with peas, then we passed out instead of watching the A-Team (which was very boring, sorry Anthony.)