Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hard at Work

Early morning vacuuming under the kitchen table.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Todd told Adele that her Paci would help with her ears during landing. She took it literally but it seemed to work;)

Down for the Count

You know it's the stomach flu when Veda tells Todd that he fed her to much food for lunch - when she only had a few bites. You know it's the stomach flu when Veda sits down next to Dad and tells him his stomach is talking to her.

We were lucky. And I mean it. Todd, Veda and Adele have all gotten a severe case of the stomach flu over the past few days. Adele came down with it Saturday night while in bed with Todd at our friend's home. Todd caught most of it;) Planning ahead for our flight home (assuming Adele might still be sick) I asked our host for a barf bucket for the plane. About half way through the flight we needed it for Veda - the flight attendants praised us for our preparedness and raved about Todd's parenting skills as he handled the situation himself and didn't need to involve them. I will never travel without tupperwear again - it would have been a disaster. This morning I woke up at 5am to sounds of Todd getting sick. He hasn't gotten out of bed and is so sick he doesn't even want the TV on!

So why are we lucky? We are lucky that we didn't get it all at once, that we were prepared on the flight, and that Winston hasn't gotten it (knock on wood).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Back up...

Before we recap our vacation in Cali I needed to get some more photos up from Adele's birthday weekend and visit from Gary and Diane.
Adele got a bubble gun... and we got a perfect day to use it!

 Making faces at baby brother. Adele is such a clown!
Green eggs and ham for breakfast on St. Patty Day... of course.
 We had a gorgeous week. How often can you hang outside without a shirt on in March... not very often... especially if you are a girl')

We gave Adele an umbrella and Hello Kitty suitcase for her birthday. So she can stop stealing Veda's now. From here on out we are playing by the rule of two... for the most part we will have to buy two of everything to avoid major meltdowns with these two.

Tough Lessons

Adele was standing at the window and comes running over saying "owie". We couldn't figure out what hurt, so I walk over to the door and she starts saying "no, bad bee". I then look over and there is a big bee on the inside of the window that apparently stung her in the thumb. Adele's lesson - don't play with bees.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scary Adele

Adele ran around trying to scare all the kids at the party last night. She thought she was pretty funny. Scared the pants off this kid.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Putting mom to sleep

Winston has proven to be pretty efficient at putting mom to bed.

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Underwood Farms with the Soffins

Pony rides, goat/sheep petting, tractor rides; closed out with a Popsicle.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yogurt Shop

Veda and Adele visited their favorite ice cream shop with all their old buddies.

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Party in Camarillo

Back in Camarillo for a few days to visit our friends. Adele quickly bellied up to the bar and settled right in.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adele's Birthday!

We had such a busy birthday weekend that I'm not sure which pictures to post first. Todd was in Europe on the 16th so we didn't want to have the official celebration in his absence but lucky for us the Baldes crew was here to celebrate. They were kind enough to make Adele a Gluten Free cake (they have food allergies and we got to explore the world of dairy free and Gluten Free while they were here). From that point on every time she heard the Happy Birthday song she would scream "cake, cake, cake!" I even let her have cake for breakfast on her big day! You can tell in the thrid picture that it's still dark out;)

Veda's best birthday surpise was a visit from Didi and Papi who came to town to watch the Cyclones in the NCAA tourney. They arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Adele's birthday and showered her with gifts and lots of attention. It was also Grandpa Gary's first time meeting Winston and they really hit it off - mainly because Winston didn't make a peep so he was granted access to Gary's lap;) We took the girls out for birthday ice cream that night!

When Todd got home on Saturday we gave Adele's some more gifts and sang happy birthday - to which she responded with "cake, cake, cake!"

She had her birthday celebration at school today. We brough in a pinata and she and her friends shared a mini birthday cake.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Fort Auntie Janice Built

You had to go through the tunnel in the tent to get in. Veda said she wasn't so sure about it... until Carson went first and convinced her it was safe.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Guess what Veda and Adele scored from the dollar bins at Heathrow airport. Giant pens!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Funday at the Gym

A Day at the Aquarium

Went to the aquarium today with our friends Steve and Jen (and their kids Jack and Sydney). Veda spent most of the time chasing Jack and trying to show him all the different exhibits. After that we hit up Tom+Chee (grilled cheese restaurant) the best part of the day in my opinion.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Packed for Cali

Veda is fully packed for her trip back to California in 17 days. She is VERY excited to see all her friends and asks us about 10x per day when we are going.

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