Family!

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday May 23, 2010 Under Toddler

We’re moving in 33 days and I can’t believe it!!!  We’ve been incredibly busy.  We just got back from visiting my parents and work has been insane. Our visit was so fun!

It was a busy and fast visit.

Lu got to feed the fishies:

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Pet the horsies:

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Picked oranges:

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Went swimming at Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Sheri’s:

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Blowing bubbles:

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Having fun:

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Lu LOVED the pool and swam for a good hour.  She was stroking her arms and kicking her legs and LOVED jumping off the side.  She’d yell “Okay READY.  1-2-3!” and then she’d jump in.  She went under a good 10 times because she wanted to.  It was so cute.  She’s really become quite the little swimmer!

We also hung out with the doggies:

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The next day we went to the beach (where it was incredibly windy!) and played with my oldest friend’s son Ben.  Lisa and I have been friends since we were 12!:

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Isn’t Ben cute?

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We went back to Mimi and Papa’s for dinner and Ben did some farming!

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The kiddos played!

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And then they modeled!

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Ben LOVED Lucy:

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Look at my girl!

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And I picked up Ben and guess who HAD to be in Mommy’s arms?

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Lu was such a good girl on the drive down and back.  I hope she can be that great when we have to drive to Idaho!

This weekend she started counting.  She can do 1-2-3-4 then 6 and 10, then “more, more, more” and we do it all over again.  She also started singing “Row, row, row” for Row Row Row Your Boat and her colors are coming along.  She gets red, blue, yellow right about 75% of the time.  Sometimes she’ll get pink and other times green.  Her talking continues to improve and we’re getting more 3+ word sentences.  She’s such a happy and sweet girl and she’s seems to be getting over her shyness a bit.  She was great this weekend and loved playing with her cousins and Ben.  She loved all the animals and gave lots of kisses to everyone.  She’s pretty attached to her Mommy and Daddy but I think that’s to be expected at this age!

Oh and strawberries!  I forgot to mention her love of strawberries.  She ate her weight in strawberries this weekend!  On the car ride home I kept hearing “Wawbewwies!  Wawbewwies!”  She ate a basket on the way home and then I cut her off.

She just gets more awesome everyday.

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Belbow and Bubboes!!!

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday May 16, 2010 Under Infancy

 

Another crazy busy week in the Titus Household!

The big bright spot is little miss Lu!  She is talking more and more and letting her preferences be KNOWN.  One area that she is VERY clear about is her wardrobe.  On Monday, I tried to put on her pink sneakers and she absolutely did NOT want those.  She wanted her red Chucks.  I also tried to put on her pink Paul Frank sweatshirt and she wanted the green one.  It all totally worked together but isn’t what I would put together.

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She’s also been picking out shoes for Mommy.  She’ll pick out shoes the 100% go with my outfit but that I wouldn’t necessarily pick.   They’re always a little bit more colorful than I would put on but I ALWAYS wear the ones she picks out and she loves it. 

Yesterday, I picked out her pants and shirt with some white sandals and she was ADAMANT that she wear the Chucks again but this time she wanted the PINK sweatshirt.

Check her out (this is my new favorite picture):

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There’s either a Sienna Miller or Nicole Richie picture out there on the interwebs that looks JUST like this.  I can’t find it though.

She’s got style!  Poor thing is stuck with un-stylish me!  Hopefully she’ll infuse some her style into Mommy.  I could use all the help I can get!

Saturday morning, Daddy got up with her and I hear “BUBBOES”  “BUBBOES”.  Daddy said, “Lu, bubbles are for outside, maybe Mama will take you to the park later and you can do bubbles.”

Her response?  “BUBBOES!” “BUBBOES!”

I walked out to this:

 

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She got her bubboes!

Now, I bet you’re wondering what the first half of the title means.

Watch and see 🙂

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by Chelsea on Monday May 10, 2010 Under Toddler

Here are the Lucy Masterpieces that we sent to Gram and Mimi:

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Mimi’s:

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Gram’s:

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Lucy did all the painting except the stems.  Mommy helped her with that.

They were a big hit!  Both for Lucy to make and for Mimi and Gram to receive!

We had Mother’s Day weekend it seemed.  We went to the zoo on Saturday and then had a more relaxed day yesterday.

At the zoo, there were Zebras!

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Giraffes!

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Lucy! (Saying WOAH!)

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Gorillas! (My favorite)

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There was a baby gorilla but he was camera shy.

More Lucy taking it all in.

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Lions!

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No Tigers…

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And BEARS-OH MY!

Brown:

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Sad Polar:

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Grizzlies!

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The bears where the only animals that really looked sad and made me sad.

There were also, smelly penguins:

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Snow Leopard!

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Rhinos!

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A happy Lu and Daddy.

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A cute, but blurry, picture.

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Up close and personal peacock.

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Kangaroos!

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Come and knock on my door….(Shaun had NO clue what I was referring to when I started singing that):

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Overall, it was SO fun and Lucy had a great time.  She was such a good girl. 

Yesterday was a chill day.  Mommy did get some presents.  “Flowers” and a handmade picture frame from Lu.

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(She’s eating in that picture-QUITE appropriate)

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And Shaun got me some more of my perfume.  I had just run out so it was perfect timing.

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He got me the BIG bottle.  I got the smallest bottle last time and it lasted 2 years!  I be this will last me at least 3.

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In the afternoon we went to the park, to Talbots for some more Duplos, and then out to Indian food for dinner.  It was a nice day.

The Duplos were a huge hit.  When I took them out of the package Lu cheered and then started showing me the blue, yellow, red, and orange ones.  There are 2 blue tinted clear ones and she calls them “bubbles”.  You should see the towers she can build now!!!

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Are you ready for this?

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday May 2, 2010 Under Toddler

It’s pictures galore people!

 

Lucy LOVES her Legos.  She used to only be able to take them apart and then about 6 weeks ago she started stacking them about 3 high and then about 3 weeks ago she started making TALL towers and then last week she started making THINGS with her Legos.  We got a car and a sort of building thing last week!  INSANE.  Here she is making a tall tower.

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Last weekend, I was BBQ-ing some chicken for lunch and Lu decided the plants needed watering.  She made her Daddy proud.

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Lucy is a great eater.  She LOVES food and can throw it down.  This week she got a little TOO excited by her rice and got it everywhere.  I feel like overnight she turned into this kid:

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We had her Spring Gala this week and she did a bit better than the Winter Gala where she ended up crying in her teacher’s lap.  We didn’t get the best seats but we still got pictures and video.

Here’s Lu walking in.

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Noticing all the scary people.

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Still noticing.

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Then she see’s Mama! (I stood up) She smiles!

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Daddy took video of the first time they sang The Itsy Bitsy Spider but didn’t keep it rolling for the second time when we got a smile.

 

     

Afterward the performance Lu and Daddy planted some seeds:

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And then we went to the park:

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And then, dinner:

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Today we rode the train up to San Francisco and went to a baseball game.  It was a beautiful day for a game!

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Check out our views!

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Lu LOVED it and despite missing her nap, did FABULOUSLY.  She even started cheering with everyone by the end.  Too bad the Giants lost.

Watching the game:

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Best seat in the house!

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Tonight I finished up our craft project that we started yesterday.  It’s Teacher Appreciation week and we made Lu’s teachers some cards.

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As for new developments, Lu’s character is developing more and more.  She’s one funny girl and loves to giggle.  Her vocabulary is just taking off and she can say “Hi” and “Bye Bye” on the phone now.  Some of the words that come out, Shaun and I just look at each other like, “WOAH”.  She LOVES beets and while chowing down on them last week, she kept saying “Moe Beets Pees!”  “Moe Beets Pees!”  My other favorite?  When Daddy is gone she points at the picture of him with his bike (Yes we have one) and says “Dada. Go. Bike.”

Smartie pants!

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