Monday, July 30, 2007

Vaca Pics Recovered!

I big thank you goes out to TJ's Photo Center, who successfully recovered ALL of our vacation pictures off of our reformatted memory card! I am so happy to have the memories of our wonderful trip preserved so well now. I know it's been quite a few weeks since our San Diego adventure, but I'd still like to share with you what a suberb time we had. I hope you enjoy!

Visiting Joey
You can tell he doesn't quite know what to think of our spirited girls! Eliana kept wanting to "baby" him, and Evangeline kept playing with all of his toys.

Eliana signing "whale" just outside the "Dine with Shamu" venue.

Evangeline really loved watching the whales. She was determined to let her presence be known amongst them.

Eliana's up-close and personal encounter with a killer whale.

Having a blast at Shamu's show

We all loved petting and feeding the dolphins!

A dream come true: Eliana gets to hold a real starfish.

Of course we had to see the sharks, too!

Chris runs a marathon
This man just ran 26.2 miles. He's my hero. :)

The girls were very proud of Daddy as well.

The Beach
The girls and I were all seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Evangeline was a big fan of the ocean. She was sure to let it know she was there.

San Diego Zoo
Eliana was eager, as always, to see the elephants.

As promised (Justin!), Chris made his camel face for the camera.

I'm not sure which made a bigger hit, this statue or the real hippopotamus.

Me, feeling like an elephant carrying two tired little girls

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Year of Evangeline

10 days
1 month
2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

1 year!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday to the Princess!

The smallest among us celebrated her first birthday on July 5! I can't believe it's already been a year since her birth! Our precious, little girl is growing up so quickly and doing so many new things now! It's as if she understands that she's a big girl now and has decided to prove it to us. She is a walking, talking, signing fanatic! I just love to see how proud she is of herself.
She had a great first birthday! See for yourself:
She really loved opening her gifts. She kept handing me all the little pieces she tore off.

Her new walking toy. She now wants to walk everywhere! Thanks, Grandma & Grandpa!

Blowing out the lone candle (with some help from Mommy).

Getting her first bite of cake! (For those that are interested, I made the Bunny Birthday Cake from Super Baby Food.)

Mmm...this is good!

Back off! This is my cake!

Evangeline, you are so very beautiful to me, and I thank God for making me your mommy. Happy birthday, princess!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Eliana's Wish Come True

We are back from Las Vegas! It feels so good to be home. We had the wonderful opportunity to attend a live Signing Time! show during our trip. Eliana was, of course, beside herself with excitement. Evangeline, too, was obviously excited to see Rachel and try to sign along with her. She is becoming quite the Signing Time! fan herself actually.

Seeing a star-struck three-year-old has to be one of the cutest sights ever. It was such a big moment for her, and I just love that we got to do this.