Monday, July 14, 2014

Two and a Half Ladies

So my sis and I have made it our mission this summer to explore different areas in the bay. We decided to head to Bakers Beach. I have only been one time before and I knew it had really nice views. The only problem is that the weather can be really unpredictable and you never know when the clouds will come rolling in. Sure enough when we went...clouds and fog to the point where we couldn't even see the bridge. So we made the best of it and still explored what we could. Audrey is such a trooper on the these adventures she is always down to climb, walk, and always lets me hold her when the terrain is too rough. 

We decided to come back and try again a few days later. The weather was still a little overcast but the weather was much warmer and no fog. I showed my sis the views that I knew but for whatever reason we were not impressed. So we decided to drive down the road to see if we could get some more scenic views and we sure found them...they were some old ruins over looking the bridge. There was old abandoned buildings and pathways leading to awesome views. The best part was not too many tourists were there, so it was kind of like finding a secret spot to explore. Unfortunately, we couldn't stay too long because it was really windy and Audrey was getting tired but for sure we want to go back and explore more. Love exploring with my sister and so happy sharing these moments with Audrey.

Our First Adventure...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Outdoor Movie Life

Last Sunday we decided to head to the drive in movies. It has been warm here so we knew the weather in the evening would be perfect. We invited her cousin and the rest of the family as well. I love the idea of being outdoors and watching a movie. The kids can move around a bit and get comfortable rather than be confined to a seat like in a regular movie theater (which we have never been with Audrey). The kids enjoyed themselves and we parents got to relax. All around a good way to spend a Sunday evening. Summer has sure been good to us. 

First Trip...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sweet Dreams

the sweetest handmade heart night light in above pic.

Ever since this Little Lady has been born she has slept very good. Always has slept through the night and usually will take a good nap during the day. We know how lucky we are and are so grateful. For awhile we have had a little routine before she goes to sleep...

Wash face, hands, feet, and brush teeth.
Read a story together as a family
Say our prayers
Tell what we are thankful for that particular day
Turn on night light
Give hugs and kisses

My favorite part of our routine is listening to what she is thankful for...she comes up with the best stuff. Here is a few things she has been thankful for that we don't want to ever forget.

Grammy/Pop pop
Grandma Mai and Papa
Julian (her cousin)
Auntie Natalie
Mommy and Daddy 
Auntie Ray Ray
Water park
Mermaids and dinosaurs
My absolute favorite her TEETH :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rest and Relax

Fourth of July came and went by so fast but the past three days have been so nice and easy. Brian and I had time to relax and just enjoy. Audrey got to enjoy some swimming, bbq, and fireworks with her cousin on the fourth and the rest of the days were spent at home. We got some home things done, errands done, and some family movie nights in. Some of our best weekends are the ones we spend together at home. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Backyard Life

Sweet little fanny pack (above pic) by AvenueDee

Summer has been flying by and we are trying to soak in every moment. We spend most of our days in our backyard. Watering plants, eating popsicles, painting, making sandcastles and mud pies seem to be the norm around here and I love it. Audrey has a wild imagination and it is cool to see things through her eyes. The other day I came outside to see she set up a whole birthday party just for me...her little party included and pick balloon and a sand birthday cake. Here is to more slow days ahead...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Two and a Half Ladies

A few days ago my sister and I decided to take a little adventure to the coast. We ended up at the Sutro Baths in San Fransisco. It is absolutely my favorite place in the city. There is so much to explore there (secret beaches, cool caves, labyrinths, old ruins) and it isn't usually over croweded...sort of like a secret spot of mine. My sister shares my same passion for exploring and hiking to scenic places so it was perfect. Audrey enjoys any place near the water so we all had a great day...even though we may have over did it on the hiking and ened up sore the next day. We are planning more adventures mostly around the Bay Area. If anyone has any suggestions of places that are scenic but not too crowded . We are all ears.

First trip to the Sutro Baths...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First Day

Today was Audrey's first day of preschool. It is a summer program two days a week for three hours. It gives her a little more interaction with kids and more work with motor movement, arts, music, and most importantly play. Audrey was so excited at the thought of going to school and happily introduced herself to her teachers today. She was fine with us dropping her off and had no tears. 

I on the other hand was a mess...I cried and had a nervous feeling the whole time. I have had this anxiety since the day she was born with time it has got better but still present. However, when I went to pick her up she came out of the classroom with a smile from ear to ear. She told me how much she loved school and her teachers. This made me feel so much better...if she is happy then I am happy. 

Here is hoping next class session I won't feel the need to get there an hour before class gets out :)