Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beach week-end

So we traveled up to Oxnard last weekend to spend time with our good friends the Nielsens. Of course we didn't take any pics like we wanted..Doug and I are the worst at taking pictures. We had so much fun and Amy's family was so nice to let us stay at their beach house Friday night. A big thanks to Spencer and Will for letting us use their room! Friday night we hung out and played games, watched a movie and talked. Saturday was all about the beach, which was right across the street...absolutely perfect. We definitely need to look into renting a beach house for the summer...sounds like a great tradition we need to start!

Monday, July 28, 2008

More peas please!

So Aly has started solid foods. We had a rocky start with the yellow veggies, but I was determined not to give in and give her fruit. We tried sweet potatoes, squash and carrots. Aly cannot stand carrots at all and she mildly tolerates squash for about two spoonfuls and will begrudgingly eat sweet potatoes. So with reluctance I moved on to the green vegetables; convinced that we would have to force feed her. We started with peas and she loves them...who would have thought. She definitely is Doug's daughter...he loves peas!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The new iPhone 3G

Here it is the new iPhone 3G. Doug's firm got some of the attys the new iphone...Doug is in love. He is smitten with this new gadget. Pretty much any new techy thing that comes out Doug just adores. I do have to admit...it is pretty darn cool!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Hello everyone! I promise to download pictures, but I'll give a quick recap of what's been going on. Doug's parents have returned from Tucson. It's been great having them back. We've had quite a few big family dinners which have been lots of fun.

We spent the fourth of July at San Clemente beach with Doug's family. The Valgardsons, Yees, Bruschkees, Jimmy and Christi and Highams were all there. We took up a lot of that beach. We decided to not stay for the fireworks since we were parked around the corner from the 7-11 and trying to walk back at 10PM with a baby in tow just didn't sound like fun. Instead we headed over to my grandparent's house in Laguna Niguel and watched the fireworks from their jacuzzi...so nice!

My parents flew in for a visit from Hawaii and we were able to spend a week visiting with them. They brought Aly some very cute dresses from Janie and Jack (love that store) and brought Doug and I cookies from the Cookie Corner (these are the best cookies you will ever eat, yum!). We ate lots of good food and had lots of fun hanging out together. My mom and I got pedicures while she was here...I love pedicures they are absolutely wonderful. They flew back yesterday and Alyssa is going to miss Grandma and Papa very very much.

I have some pics of Alyssa at the beach with her toes in the water...I promise to post those soon!