Friday, April 16, 2010

Our little girl is ONE!!!

Can't believe how fast this year has flown by. I guess it's true when they say "time flies when you are having fun!" Mia has been such a blessing to Joey and I and we can't imagine our lives without her. She was a little behind in her development (according to me only) until about 3 weeks ago. She was only doing an "army" crawl and was not pulling herself up at all. It was getting closer to her first birthday and all of a sudden she is now...
1. crawling (the right way...when she wants...she still thinks that the army crawl will get her there faster)
2. pulling herself up on EVERYTHING!
3. says "mama" and "dada" and will repeat "book," "dog," and "duck" (when she wants to)
4. is drinking whole milk (no more breast milk...yeah for mommy).
5. likes to eat food from the table better than her baby food.
6. is FINALLY getting two teeth on the bottom!

I think that is about it...for now.

Here are some pictures from Mia's first birthday fiesta. The theme was ladybugs!!

Auntie Lisa, Mia and Great Grandma

Grandpa and Mia.
"I'm soo excited for my birthday party!"

Mia in her cute birthday outfit. Love her expression.

Auntie Jenny, Uncle Mark and Cousin Ava.

Mia is so excited to eat her birthday lunch!

Uncle Joel with two things he and Kimi's cookies.

I really like the cake...but I really really like the frosting!

A close up!

Getting ready for the champagne toast! My parent's brought over some champagne for a toast at the exact time that Mia was born. At 6:40pm on April 10 we all toasted to Mia's birthday. Mia even got in on the toast (see picture below)!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Easter Bunny!!

The Easter Bunny came to leave a basket for Mia at two houses. What a lucky girl. We can't say this is her first Easter but it's the first Easter that the Easter Bunny came to visit. Last year we brought Mia home from the hospital on Easter Sunday.

Mia's Easter basket at home.
Easter at Abuelo and Abuela's house
We tried to take some pictures outside before the storm came but it was still really windy. Mia didn't like the wind!!

She was much happier inside.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A long drive, family, the zoo and the beach.

During my two week break from work we ventured down to southern California. We went to visit Joey's grandparents, aunt and cousin. Mia has never met her great grandparents and great aunt. We were a little worried because we haven't taken Mia on a long trip before and we have never had to share a room with her. All the worrying was for nothing! She did great. Slept the whole way there, almost the whole way home and slept through the night in the hotel.

Mia with her great Aunt Connie

Mia with her great grandpa

Mia with her great grandma

Mia with her second cousin, Natalie.

Mia and Mommy at the LA Zoo.
Daddy and Mia
We wanted to take Mia to the beach for the first time. It was warm earlier in the day at the zoo. Then we went to the beach that same day and it was overcast, windy and COLD!!
Oh well...Mia got to put her feet in the sand. She liked it at first but then quickly started to cry.