Sunday, February 21, 2016

Monterey...and my 35th!

Last weekend we spent
two days enjoying the beautiful weather
in Monterey!

Saturday started with a trip to the aquarium...
and since it was my birthday,
I got to wear this:

Our first stop was the giant kelp forest.

We got there right in time to watch a feeding.

Next up, this guy...

How amazing is he?

Landry LOVED any of the exhibits
where he could get a closer look...
or feel. ;)

Tide pool selfie!

Outside tide pool experience

The view from the outdoor observation area.

Lexie was less than impressed. :)

We headed back inside to the coral reef area.
Lion pretty!

When you think of coral reef you think of penguins...right?

From there, we went to the touch pools...

where Landry could have spent the rest of the weekend!
He stood there, listening to EVERY detail
the docent was sharing about the animals.

We took a quick break and headed to
Bubba Gump's for a yummy lunch.
When we came back...
it was time to hang out with the otters!

Next favorite...

Then it was on to the open sea...

Loved watching these two watch the animals.

Next stop...PUFFINS!

They were not shy at all! :)

On Sunday we woke up to another
beautiful day and headed to
Dennis the Menace Park!

If you have is a must.
This little cutie enjoyed just hanging out.

We thought that Lexie, little Miss Adventure,
would love the slides.
This was her response every time.

Mr. Cautious finally worked up enough
courage to go over the bridge...
and did so about 100 times. :)

I think she was relaxin' and chillaxin'

Before we left, I really wanted to get a pic
of the kids with this cute statue.
As you can see...
they weren't feeling it so much.

In true Lexie fashion...
put her in a slightly dangerous position...
and she is much more comfortable. :)

I HAVE to add that we got to "hang out"
at the park with Alfonso Ribiero...a.k.a. Carlton
from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
By "hang out" of course I mean that I
stood there in awe, REALLY wanting to ask
for a picture with him, but too chicken to do so.
Plus he was enjoying a nice, normal day at the park 
with his wife and son and I didn't want to ruin that.

Before we hit the road, we made a stop in Marina
to walk on the beach a bit.

Can you spot Landry?

Our attempt at a selfie...
Lexie wasn't feeling it.

I was finally able to talk Landry into
getting a little bit closer to take a picture with me.

He decided to write "Monterey" in the sand..
and even asked me to take a picture.

It was a wonderful weekend get-away.
Thanks to my hubby for gifting it to me at Christmas.
Thanks to the Richardson Family for the aquarium passes.
And thank you, Monterey for some perfect weather!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lexie Ann...11 months

Do you think that if I just stopped
doing monthly updates, 
that she would stop growing?
Probably not.
Which means...
next month...
will be her 1 YEAR update!

I don't have very many pictures for this past month

well, the pictures I do have speak for themselves. :)
This girl is always on the go.
I was trying to get a picture of her 
with her Veggie Straw buffet...
but see that red blur at the bottom?
Yup...that's her fleeing the scene.

So this month she decided to form
a closer relationship with the fridge. 

And she decided to bust through the baby gate.

Oh...and how can I forget her new love
of Tuperware?

So proud of herself!

She still has only two teeth...
though she wishes she had more
because she wants to eat everything in sight.

She started saying, "dada" and "mama"
a month or so ago...but they have definitely
become distinct words now and every now and then
we hear a "bubba" for Landry, "kitty" and "hi."

She hasn't taken any steps yet...but she pulls up and walks
around everything...and climbs anything and EVERYTHING!
She is full of life, pizzazz, and so very much more.

You can't help but love her!
And she is sure to make you smile...
and possibly give you a heart attack. ;)

So, here's to the last few days,
enjoying our baby before she turns 
the big O-N-E on March 2nd.

Lexie have certainly brought
an immense amount of joy to our lives,
smiles on our faces,
and love in our hearts.
We sure are crazy about our Lexie-Loo!