Friday, December 24, 2010

sweet lily

Here are a couple of videos to show our little Lily's artistic side:
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Avila Valley Barn

Today we got to spend some time all together as a family. We went up to Avila Valley Barn to feed animals, eat roasted corn, take some pictures and pick out a pumpkin! Our kids are awesome and we had a great time...





Monday, September 6, 2010

wow..2 months, really!?

Ok, so it has almost been 2 months since my last post. And that wasn't even a real post, I just put pictures of my adorable kiddos up =) Being a mom of 2 is tiring, and busy, and wonderful...but busy!! I decided I won't even try to catch up from all the things that I have missed, but I'll just start fresh (to ease the pressure!). So here are a few things that we have been up to:

Our summer was great! I loved loved loved being home with the kids again and I enjoyed every single moment! We had high school and junior high camp for church. We went to "Family Camp" at Lake San Antonio and had Nathan's first camping experience.

Our wonderful friends, Sarah and Omar De La Torre, came to visit us for 2 weeks from Mexico. It was so great to see them and for them to get to know Lily & Nathan.

We went to Palm Desert for vacation with Steve's brother Marc, his wife Tanisha and their little man Travis. We had so much fun roasting in the 100 degree weather, swimming in the pool, visiting the zoo and feeding giraffes.

I started back to work about a month ago and Steve went down to part time so that he could stay home a little more with the kids! It has been a bit of a transition, and I definitely miss being home, but we are getting into the swing of things...and I know that Lily and Nate love being able to play with their daddy more!

Lily is going to be 2 1/2 this month and is a precious joy! She loves Dora & Diego, the park, her friends, drawing, dancing, being silly, talking about everything and just having fun in every way that she can.

Nathan is 7 months old in 2 days and is getting so big so quick! He is crawling and pulling himself up to stand. We can already tell that he is going to be much more daring that Lily--he has taken several nose-dives already! At his doctors appointment a few weeks ago he weighed in at 19 pounds!! He loves food, clapping and climbing on his sister =)




Friday, July 16, 2010

one lucky mama

Man I have some cute kids!



Thursday, April 15, 2010

my first project!

Steve got me a sewing maching for my birthday.
I love it!
I've been wanting to channel my inner creativity and am usually most inspired to make cute little stuff for Lily. It's way more inspiring than making something for myself. That seems backwards =) Life as a mom, I suppose...Anyways, so I found this tutorial for a cute ruffley skirt made out of a tshirt at Sew Much Ado And it turned out adorable! It is a little rough around the edges, as it was my first project, but Lily loves it, and it fits her...so what more can I ask for!!



Oh, and Lily let me put her hair in a ponytail again! I love it...I just can't get enough!!

our cute little man

I mean really, isn't this the cutest little boy you've ever seen?? I know I am a little biased...but he's so handsome!


Easter & Baby Shower

On Easter weekend we headed down to Camarillo for our sister Tanisha's baby shower. Baby Travis is due the first week of May and we can't wait to meet him!!! Tanisha is a ridiculously beautiful pregnant mama and we had lots of fun showering her with love and diapers =) I got to make a cute name banner...an idea I stole from some much more creative friends...and it turned out super cute!


After the shower we got to spend some quality time at Chipotle with our beloved DuBransky family...I think we counted there were 18 of us! Nate was lovin' on his uncle Marc and Auntie Tanisha and sending good vibes to Baby Travis.

That Sunday was Easter and we kind of hung low and relaxed a bit. We went to church, made a couple of Easter "buckets" for Nate and Lil, had a little easter egg hunt in our front yard (she would have never found the eggs in our backyard!!!) for Lily, and had dinner that night with Steve's parents and Dave. It was a lovely day.





Tuesday, March 30, 2010

happy smiles



Our little man is in full smiling swing now! His little smile is so cute and sweet. And, he was 7 weeks old yesterday!! So, we decided to snap a few pictures of ourselves:




We've been getting slightly adventurous lately. By adventurous I mean that we went on our first walk by ourselves in the awesome double stroller down to the farmers market last week, and today we took over the thrift store to find some cute clothes for the kiddos!


And, just so you don't feel deprived of Lily photos (after all, she is darn cute!!!), here's our little princess:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lily turns 2!!

Yes, it's true...our little girl is two years old! I can hardly believe it, in fact, I keep saying that same statement over and over, "I can't believe Lily is already 2!" She is so much fun and brings such joy to our lives. She is a little chatterbox now and finds so much fun in just living life. Instead of having a birthday party, we decided to take Lily up to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the weekend. Steve's brothers, Mike and Tom, along with their families (Auntie Bev, Auntie Barb and cousins Kiana, Corryn, Jadon and Gabriel) joined us. We were also met up there by my cousins Cindy and Steve who live close to the Aquarium and treated us to a wonderful tour, along with brownies for the birthday girl at their house afterwards! The weekend was tons of fun, Lily loved all of the "fishies" and penguins and had a great time getting to touch starfish and crabs and kelp. Here are some pictures from the weekend...I'll try not to overwhelm you, but there were a lot of cute moments!!

Lily and cousin Jadon playing "catch the fish" in the kids play area.


Lily and cousin Kiana jumping on a trampoline in the "splash zone"


Daddy and the birthday girl.


Nathan hanging out with Uncle Mike.


Jadon and Gabriel admiring the fish in the "Kelp Forest."


Me and Lily touching starfish.


Our family of four outside the Aquarium.


Our adorable 2 year old on her actual birthday (in her cute new shirt from Uncle Mike, Auntie Bev, Corryn, Jadon and Kiana!)


Lily on her new tricycle!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5 weeks old already....

I remember from when Lily was itty bitty that time with a newborn goes by fast, but wow! Nathan's first month of life has just flown by! Maybe because we are busier chasing two kiddos around now, but it really seems like we just came home from the hospital. Nathan is growing and growing and is getting cuter everyday (not that he wasn't already the cutest little boy we know!). He started smiling at us this week and there is nothing that melts my heart like those first baby smiles.
Lily is doing great. She is such a smart, funny and amazingly articulate little girl. She will be 2 on Sunday....wait, what??!! My little princess is going to be a 2 year old! So crazy! This weekend we are going up to Monterey to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for Lily's birthday in leu of a party. We are excited to get away, have some family time and enjoy Lily. A few of Steve's brothers and their family's will be joining us and we anticipate a great weekend.
Here are a few more pictures from the last couple of weeks of Lily and Nathan!! (Beware...there are a lot of pictures...bear with me!!)

Daddy and Nathan getting some much needed rest.


Lily showing us her "silly face."


Mommy and her little prince.


March 6, 2010...Steve & Tom celebrating the one year anniversary of a successful bone marrow transplant!! Tom's wife threw Tom a surprise 1st "re-birthday" party...with a pinata and everything!


This picture is not posed at all...Lily wanted to "feed" baby just like Mommy feeds Nathan and got all of the "supplies" herself. Too cute =)


Nathan posing on his 1 month birthday.


First smiles!!


Big news!! Lily let me put her hair in pigtails for the first time!! (I had to bribe her and they only lasted about an hour, but it was a start! and she looked amazingly cute...)


Like father like son...Nathan sitting in Daddy's favorite chair this morning.