Saturday, January 26, 2013

Best Buddies

So, it has been awhile since my last post...that can only mean one thing...WORK! has been a crazy 3 weeks. Sorry for the absence...I have about 3 posts to do to get "caught up". I decided to start with this one because I know of a mama out there that is being very patient about seeing some these adorable pictures. :o)
Many of you know my dear friend Erin...
she and I have been friends for about 8 years now...if I did my math right. :o) We were both pregnant with our first babies at right around the same time. It was so fun to share the experience together and to know that our little ones would be friends for life.
Fast forward and here we are with 2 crazy little ones that absolutely LOVE each other! Landry and Amy are so funny together and have so much fun.
Over the winter break we went to Amy's house for a play date. Of course...they had a blast! They painted, played outside, played with blocks, and after Landry really got warmed up...which was after about an hour and a half...they literally ran all over the house like crazy kids...with crazy hair! Here are a couple of pics:
I "stole" this one from Erin's Facebook page. :)
Erin and I decided that we needed to get together again, ASAP, for another playdate! So...what better day than MLK day? This time we were the hosts...and to say that both Amy and Landry were too excited is an understatement. Neither kiddo wanted to go to sleep the night before because they both wanted to play with each other...which meant both of us mommies had to pull the, "If you don't go to sleep then we won't be able to play with Amy/Landry." :o)
They quickly found their "groove" and were running around, bouncing in the trampoline, on beds, playing with play dough, etc!
After warming up their bouncing skills they decided that the dancing cow, a bunch of balls, and many other stuffed animals needed to join in the fun.
Pretty soon they decided to take their bouncing skills to a new level...our bed!
Time for a quick rest!
Now it is time for more bouncing!
These two are so crazy together! They could not be more opposite and yet they have so much fun together...which makes both of our mommy hearts so happy. I cannot wait to watch their sweet friendship continue to grow and I am so thankful to have a sweet friend to share these memories with!
Here is a quick look at their friendship "through the years!" :o)
First of many coffee dates!
Landry 10 months...Amy 8 months
First trip to the zoo together!
 Landry's 1st birthday
Play date fun... another "steal" from Erin's FB page.
2nd Annual Zoo Trip
Landry's 2nd birthday
Seriously...could these two be any cuter? I cannot wait to update this little timeline as they continue to grow up. Who knows...maybe there will be prom pictures...or even wedding pictures in our future? :o)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Farewell 2012

Another year has come and gone and as I was going through all of the pictures I have taken this past year I am reminded of all of the fun and good times that 2012 brought our way. So, before I share my "to-do" list of 2013, I want to take a look back at a year that was filled with highs, lows, changes in relationships, but most seen here...a ton of love!

January was pretty quiet...just hanging out:

February brought the cutest Valentine you have ever seen,

In March we had a weekend get-away to Cayucos.

We also made our first trip to Storyland and Playland...
which brought with it Landry's first time on a carousel. 
You can see how much he liked it!

The train proved to be much more his speed!

April brought Spring Break which means one thing...
annual zoo trip with Erin and Amy!

And of course Easter...this year Landry got to meet some real "munnies!"

He also became a master Easter Egg hunter!

May coul only mean one thing...Landry's 2nd birthday!!!

June brought some milestone birthday celebrations...first up...Erin's 30th!

Then it was time to celebrate Sheri's 40th in Las Vegas!

July was a busy month! 
We started the month celebrating Independence Day at the Nettos' house.

Then it was time to go visit the "fishies" in Monterey.

We ended our month with a trip up to Redding.
Landry got to meet Uncle Mike and Aunt Val.

We had lots of fun at Turtle Bay.

In August we celebrated Keith's 40th with some of our closest friends in Bass Lake.

September brought a new tradition...Clovis Fest.

Don't forget about the start of Bulldog Football!!!

October marked Landry's first trip to the Big, Big, Big, Big, Big Fresno Fair!

Our 2nd annual trip to the Avila Valley Barn

and our second trip to Hillcrest Farms.

This year we invited the Klingers to join in our fun!

It can't be October without Halloween!

In November we continued our costume fun as we "surprised" Troy at his superhero party!
The Germinator and Super Starbucks Girl

December kicked off the Christmas celebrations with our walk down Christmas Tree Lane.

Landry made his first gingerbread house, decorated cookies, helped decorate the Christmas tree, loved his Christmas book advent,

reminded us that he is not a fan of Santa,

left his first set of cookies out for Santa...after a LOT of persuading...but no milk!

We had a wonderful Christmas with all of our family!

2012 was a busy, fun-filled year. 
The best part...making a ton of memories as a crazy family of three!!! have a lot to live up to!!!