December 16, 2010
December 14, 2010
December 13, 2010
We are getting a Whole Foods right near our house this spring. Fingers triple crossed that we have our own darling little tap room. All we need is a little playroom that baby Nate can hang out at while mommy and daddy shop and day drink. Whole Foods, I hope you are listening. We really really really want a little bar/daycare in Lafayette!
December 6, 2010
We are going to try again at the children's holiday party my company is hosting this Friday. Maybe he will be all warmed up and we will get some smiles. Judging from his first experience with Santa, I'm not counting on it!
December 3, 2010
And yes, that is me creepily walking behind Nate to make sure he doesn't crash and burn. I know I look weird, but he had one particular fall straight backwards and I was right there to catch him!
November 24, 2010
Happy Turkey day to you! I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, our cozy home, online shopping, reality TV (LOVING TRH of Beverly Hills & Giuliana and Bill), the beach, bronzer, fancy hotels and of course - my little angel!
November 19, 2010
Good news is, I have already picked out our card. I have been crushing hard on Erin Condren stationary (from Shutterfly) every since I sent out this invitation for besties bridal shower last spring. Pink + green + preppy = perf.
And now Shutterfly has Erin Condren Holiday Cards. Yay! Here are some of my favorites:
LOVE them all. Her designs are so fun and colorful, but still manage to look sophisticated. I have also been scooping up Shutterfly's personalized stationary. It's cuper cute and preppy (and reasonable to boot!) Happy holiday card hunting!
November 18, 2010
The cutest couple ever:
Already have this darling little tot (with a penchant for Victoria's Secret models):
And now they are going to have another little BOY! Her crafty husband is one of the few guys that I know that actually knows how to build stuff. And I mean real stuff, like desks and outdoor pergolas (their word) and waterfalls (no joke). So in honor of their second little one, I think he should build her these built in bunks that I am obsessing over - room by Steven Gambrel.
Actually, I think he should build them for me too while he is at it. I would happily sleep in the top bunk every night to get to live in that cutest room ever. Congrats to the C family! You can read about their adventures in toddler/babyland on Katy's blog.
November 16, 2010
Here is the L Family all decked out in our Cal gear. This was Nate pre-nap. After a serious battle, he took a little snooze during the tailgate and was ready to go to the game. I think he had a GREAT time with all the attention he got from his aunts, their friends and the Oregon (boo) fans sitting behind us. At one point, he had been passed at least 5 people down the bleachers from us. Don't worry Mimi and grandma L, we were watching him!
My baby sister Cait was in town from San Luis Obispo for the weekend, too. Obviously, my sisters missed the blue and gold memo.
In other news, did ya'll hear about the royal engagement? I think Kate is super cute and will make a great princess. What a LUCKY girl!
November 5, 2010
October 28, 2010
I am also VERY excited to see Nate in his adorable little pumpkin costume this weekend. We actually did a run-through about a month ago because I'm impatient like that, but I am still very excited to see my almost 13 month old sport his costume. He is probably going to hate me someday for making him wear this, but this is my year. Sorry baby. Next year you can be something cool and boyish like a robot or a monster, but this year you are my cuddly round pumpkin.
October 15, 2010
A couple of weekends ago Mike was a groomsmen in one of his childhood friend's weddings in Sonoma. It was on a private estate and it was gorgeous! The bride attended to every little detail including pashminas and s'mores at the rehearsal dinner (right up my alley!) After the wedding, the bride and groom invited the bridal party and dates to a dinner at a darling Sonoma restaurant. Dinner was followed by a trip to a divey Santa Rosa bar, which we rode to in the bride and groom's limo, of course.
In the midst of all this wedding madness, our little baby boy turned ONE. I can hardly believe it! We threw him a little cowboy shindig at our house. If I ever have time, maybe I'll even post pics since I stole most of my ideas from the blogosphere. He dove right into his first cake, not surprisingly. He had a really fun day. The whole Davidson clan came up from LA/SLO to celebrate (and help cook, ha ha).
Last weekend was the long awaited (some might say 11 years, since these two met in high school!) wedding of Adina (Mike's sister/my SIL) and Sean (her awesome now husband). They had the most awesome wedding weather and their whole wedding weekend was just perfect! Below are the lovely bride and groom stopping at In-N-Out to pick up burgers for everyone to eat at the post-party (awesome touch, now if only we could remember whose idea that was : )
And the L family. Nate was a ring bearer and wore his first tux. Unfortunately, he got hungry on the way down the aisle and had to eat the flower from his lapel!
The Sunday after Adina's wedding, I flew down to LA to see my old (as in, we have known each other a long time!) friend Brandy get married on the beach. She was a stunning bride with TWO beautiful dresses. Unfortunately, I didn't really take any pictures : ( Here is one snapped from my iphone pre-ceremony. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous beach day. I get beachsickness, my own made up variation of homesickness, whenever I go down to LA.
As you can see we have been having a fabulous September/October. I'm off to soak up some sun in AZ next week. Ok, well really, there will be some work and some play, but 85 degrees and the pool at the Phoenician sounds perfect to me.
September 17, 2010
Nate is going to his first high school football game tonight (at what will probably be his future high school). So many firsts as we approach his first birthday!
September 13, 2010
September 2, 2010
Then we are off to the Hamptons, followed by a couple days in NYC. Nate is quite the jetsetter. This will be his 5th, 6th and 7th states in eleven months. Cali, Hawaii, Florida, Oregon, and now Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Fingers crossed that he behaves on the airplane. Wish us luck!
Have a WONDERFUL long weekend.
August 30, 2010
in 11 short months! It's pretty amazing. I'm not sure if this is really baby's 'first steps' since he is doing it with the help of his wagon...but it sure is cute. In typical first-time parent fashion, we are forcing everyone to watch video of Nate walking. He is really proud of himself. Happy 11 month birthday baby Nate!!
Nate's hanging with my mom (Mimi) and sister (Auntie Courtney) today. So far he has had some pancakes, shopped in Berkeley, went out to lunch and done some playing. Tough life...
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
August 20, 2010
I am off to a sunnier locale. Somewhere where the high today is 111 degrees (no joke!) The good news is, it drops to a balmy 99 degrees by 9pm. The next couple days will be spent in the pool...hey, it could be worse. Any guesses where am I heading? I'll give you a hint...it's not Vegas.
Hubby is off to Tahoe and Baby Nate is having a slumber party with grandma and grandpa. Looking forward to a girls weekend and then a reunion with the hubby and baby dude on Sunday. Have a great weekend. XOXO.