Wednesday, June 30, 2010

California Love

At the end of May/beginning of June we spent
a little vacation in CA visiting my family.
We went to a wedding, baby shower, and mission farewell.  We also saw the play Wicked, spent some time trying to find my mom's twin brothers' graves, visited with friends, became parents to a 10 month old,
and ate a whole heck of a lot !  
Our days were packed with fun and I loved seeing most of my family and all my nieces and nephews together!  I love going to my hometown.

I never seem to remember to take pictures. But here are the ones I did take.

 Some of the nieces and a nephew
...this is the best one we could take.  haha

And what's behind curtain #1? ......

The DOGS!  Danica loved watching Ella and Sisco

A visit/dinner with Sarah, Jacob, and Nick
Bet you didn't know a bowl could be so fascinating! 

I've had Wicked songs stuck in my head ever since we saw the play!
(Well, actually I've been doing better lately...until we went to Walmart today.  In the baking aisle a girl was singing, "Wonderful.  They call me Wonderful..." Singing is a term used very loosely here.  It was awful!  I thought she was just speaking at first.  It made me laugh, but my ears still hurt!)

The AWESOME stage.  I loved the play!
Tyler got us private balcony seats.  So cool!

Hi mom!
I'm not tired!
Is that drool running down my chin?? 

Such a lady... pinky up and all!

Dani turned 10 months old on June 2nd!
What a crazy, happy girl!
This girl is learning more and more each day!

Words she says in her Danica language:
*Dad *Mom *Baby *Bottle *More (in ASL) *Hi *Bye Bye 
*(and for the first time last Wed.) Peek-a-boo

Danica is understanding a lot more too:
*She knows the word "no"....luckily that word isn't on the list above *She'll hold whatever up to her ear (or the back of her head) when you say, "Do you want to talk on the phone?" *She knows where to look when we say "outside." *She waves hi *She turns off the lights when asked, "Do you want to turn off the lights?" *She does the spider movements for "Itsy Bitsy Spider" *She loves to copy us

Dani's got talent:
*She's started singing (I'm pretty sure that's what she's doing... it's different than her talking) *She'll pull herself onto ANYTHING and start walking all around *She can stand on her own for a few seconds *She took 3 steps on Tuesday (granted it was basically her falling to the ground, but she's on her way) *She eats all sorts of food and loves to do it by herself! Earlier this month she even had the garlic sirloin at Tucanos and loved it!

Danica laughs at the most random things:
*dropping a pencil (or similar) on our coffee table *Tyler fake hurting himself *The beginning of my workout video... I think it's because she knows what's coming and thinks, "haha!  mom think she's going to look like them?... she looks so silly!"

Danica loves:
*Babies/kids.  She gets super excited and screams.  She scares my neighbor's daughter and makes her cry... it's sad.  *Shoes (still) *To watch... she's a people watcher and she loves watching the cars drive by *To be outside *Baths...she gets so excited when I turn the water on.  She even tried to lift her little bath tub into the big tub the other day.*To be a social butterfly *To smile :)

There's a whole lot more I could share... it's just fun to see her learning more and more and being proud of herself for understanding... but I'll stop here!


  1. oh, i love that little girl. i wanna see her agian.

  2. danica is so cute! and wow, i bet wicked with private seats was glad you got to see it!

  3. I'm so glad you FINALLY saw WICKED! isn't it AMAZING??? I absolutely love it. In fact it's coming to Houston in a few weeks and I can't wait to see it again!

  4. is that your cell phone or tyler's in the pinky up picture? shaun has that same phone. he got it about a month ago.

  5. Anna - I know it! She is the cutest. And I'm a little sad... I have no idea the next time we're coming to visit... except Disneyland!!

    Kami & Francis - I'm still so excited that I finally got to see Wicked! The balcony was awesome!

    Katie - That's my phone. I don't remember when I got it... but not too long ago... I think this year. I think it's a good phone. :)

    Sarah - I know... it's so fun to see them interact together. I wish we were closer, but alas. It will be fun to see you in Sept. (We have almost ONE YEAR OLDS!!!)


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