Thursday, July 31, 2008

Park Time...

I am trying to take Darrian to the park twice a week.We have a favorite park we go to near our house, it usually not crowded, and they have a HUGE lawn.
Yesterday when we went to the park there was a game of basketball going on. D did not care about crawling or climbing around the play structure but instead just wanted to watch the big boys play, honestly stood there for about 10 mins. watching. Then some little kids came. D loves to watch kids play, and *almost* believes he can move as fast as they can. These two little girls were taken by him, one especially. It was SO cute. She came over and would touch his cheek, talk to him, he LOVED all the attention. She also brought her stuffed puppy over to him. I got a bunch of pictures.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another two ..

Yay Textures!

A Tuesday Surprise..
Mexico is a week away. Can't wait. I want to go relax and spend 24/7 with baby D and family. In my growing photo play, I am learning to play with textures. I LOVE the look of textures.. how it makes a picture look worn, or a magical look. I FINALLY figured out how to get one done, actually I don't remember exactly how I did this.. but I am hoping over time it will become second nature. Just wanted to share the after affect! Let me know what you think!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A lovely Day in the City..

A Lovely Day in the City.
Growing up we spent most of our weekends in San Francisco, Mom grew up there, Dad and her met there, we were born there... I think on weekends they wanted us to see the city they loved.
Although we don't go every weekend, I plan on Darrian getting to know SF as much as I do.
We went to the Legion of Honor and then we had lunch in SF at Pres a Vi in the Presidio. It was a great day, the weather was perfect. Darrian loved playing in the columns and on the grass in front of the legion.

Legion of Honor:

A sampling of the De Young Exhibit, I am going to have to get over there and check it out.

Mr. Cuteness

"singing" to hear his voice echo in the courtyard.

Baby D and Grandma

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Diaper Days

Darrian is teething again. Not feeling great, and not feeling himself. Tonight after he took a bath we let him stay in his diaper and play around. Too cute I had to get some pictures. Grandma has stopped by everyday to see him since she retired from work on Tuesday he is really excited to see her everytime. I think he could get used to this.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Growing up.. Happy 10 months Baby D.

Baby D is 10 months old today. Wow. Where does time go. He is very mobile, pulls up, cruising while standing faster (holds onto walls), crawls faster.. tonight he even stood on his own for about 40 seconds before I just picked him up because I was too afraid he would face plant on the tile.
Over the weekend we took several of his "baby" things that he once loved to Lily so she can enjoy them as she gets bigger. One being his beloved jumperoo. He has not been inside it for almost two months now, once he got mobile he loved it less. I took it apart to wash the seat, and to get it in the car. Baby D climbed into the middle of it and give it one last play before we passed it on. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have been admiring how Baby D now plays with his toys. He knows how to use them, how to get them to sing, how to open and close things on them. I realize that this is his beginging to a very long (but short felt) childhood of playing. Discovering new things, and imagination. It is fun to watch, and sit back and see him entertain himself. I took some pictures of our playtime this morning.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Looks who's excited to go on vacation

Daddy sent me this picture of Baby D today. Totally made my day. I guess he crawled on top of the suitcase, I think he was trying to see if it would zip up with all his toys inside if he sat on it :) . Less than 30 days to Mazatlan!

Monday, July 7, 2008

July 4th..

My Mom was nice enough to invite us to Tahoe for the 4th of July Weekend. I was excited to get away to nature, something about Tahoe, a forest, a tree, a creek that brings us back to our center. We drove up early Friday, and hung out ALL day driving around.. then to the Hyatt to see the fireworks and have dinner. Baby D was a trooper, and did really good. It is hard for him being pretty mobile, but not walking.. he wants to get out and explore but hard to let him just crawl on the ground. He did not love the fireworks, until the end he seems to be okay with them. I still don't think he was a fan. Saturday we hung around the lake, stopped at a beach, and then hung out at our Hotel the Village at Squaw. They had a kids room to play in and D and I went and spent some time there. he loved the wheel on the slide, and the bead table.

It was a nice, relaxing weekend, and I think D enjoyed his first trip to Tahoe.