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Monday, February 27, 2012

Aunt & Uncle Love

A few weekends ago Jake and I had a wedding to attend so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for Skylar to hang out with her Uncle and Aunt.  Matthew and Erin hadn't seen Skylar since Christmas so the three of them were overdue for some time together.  We left while Skylar was napping so when she woke up to her Uncle and Aunt she was thrilled to see them they said.  They immediately took her up to the park on our street and then went for frozen yogurt.  After that they took her out to dinner where she was a perfect angel and sat in her chair the whole dinner and ate all her food.  She would NEVER in a million years to that for us. 

The next morning we had some errands to run so it was perfect that Matthew and Erin were able to entertain her some more for us.  They headed up to Peets Coffee and then played with her in her playroom.

I love seeing Skylar interact with her Uncle and Aunt, she is just so lovely with them it makes we wish she could visit with them more often.  She definitely had a great weekend and I think we are going to have to make a trip up to Long Beach again real soon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day - 2012

With Valentine's Day falling on a work day for me I wanted to celebrate it over the weekend with Skylar and Jake.  I made Skylar heart shaped pancakes to start of the morning.  The first batch didn't turn out great, but the second round were my three best. 

My mom bought her a little Valentine's Day outfit that I put her in and then I gave her and Jake their presents.  Skylar is really into books.  She will drag you into her playroom and make you sit there and read each of her books over and over again.  Jake and I have been getting burnt out on some of them so I decided getting her some new books for Valentine's Day would be the perfect gift.  The second I put her gift down she started ripping it open with such excitement.  She then made Dad read each of her books to her before he even opened his own gift.  When Jake got the chance to open up his gift Skylar helped out, but after discovering it was nothing fun, she went back to her books.

I have to say I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be able to share all my love with my two favorite people everyday! I love you Skylar and Jake with all my heart!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Visiting with the Grandma and Grandpa

This weekend Jake's parents came into town for a long weekend.  They hadn't seen our new home yet so it was nice having them stay with us.  Ever since Jake and I have been together his parents come down a handful of times a year for a visit and I felt like this one was the most laid back and relaxing which was really nice.  Skylar was in heaven having them around.  Grandma Suzie probably read all of her books to her...twice and Grandpa Paul was great running around the whole house with her (not to mention its always a nice break for Jake and I to have help entertaining her). 

Like I said it was a extremely mellow weekend.  On Friday we continued to have this beautiful weather so we decided to head over to the beach in the later afternoon.  Skylar is such a water baby that it was hard to keep her way from the crashing waves.

Her favorite thing to do at the beach is to pick up the rocks and throw them into the ocean.

She loved showing off her sandcastle building skills to her Grandma and Grandpa.

By the end of the beach trip her pants and hat were soaked and covered in sand which is always a good sign that she had fun.  That night we walked up to our favorite restaurant and had a nice dinner.  The next day the weather started off rainy so Paul and Jake took a few hours and worked on the nursery and Suzie, Skylar and I went and found the perfect dresser for the baby's room.

Having stayed inside most of Saturday and getting things done in the baby's room Sunday we made sure to get out and decided to go to the Encinitas Botanical Gardens.  Jake, Paul, Suzie and I visited there several years ago so it was nice being able to go back. 

Skylar loved running all over the gardens.  Of course she didn't want to stay on the paved roads in the gardens she wanted to take all the trails.  The first time we went we didn't pay much attention to the Children's Garden, but this time its where we spent most of our time.  Climbing the ropes in the tree house was Skylar's favorite thing to do since she is such a little daredevil.  Then she and Jake made a friend and spent a ton of time playing with the building blocks.

Paul and Suzie took some time to explore the rest of the gardens while Jake and I continued to let Skylar roam around the Childrens Garden.  It was pretty cute because when sitting on the dinosaurs she made sure that Dad was always sitting on the other one.

With the weekend coming to a end we made a yummy dinner at home and just let Grandma and Grandpa spend some quality time with Skylar.  It was another great visit which always goes too fast.  Skylar definitely had a ton of fun and you can tell how much love she has for her Grandparents.  I know she doesn't get to see them often, but it's so nice to see how loving she is with them when they are all together.  We are all looking forward to their next trip out in few months after the baby is born.