Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I know these pictures are blurry. They were taken in rapid succession as Lydia ran back and forth from the basket of piano books to the piano bench, transporting my carefully arranged and organized books to wherever she wanted.

This is her own invented daily ritual. She isn't content to look at one or two piano books at a time. She MUST pull them ALL out and spread them around the room to her liking.

Monday, March 30, 2009

My Little Climber

If climbing is such a long and difficult process for a little toddler...

...then WHY is climbing the only thing my baby wants to do anymore????

Friday, March 6, 2009

California Trip Part 3

Our last day in California, we went to a park in the foothills of Morgan Hill called Uvas. It was like we stepped into a rainforest. So gorgeous. I had no idea this place even existed.

Contrast that to our trip home across the Nevada desert the next day. Poor Lydia had had enough in the car, so we drove around a little Nevada town, looking for a fun place for her to play. We had to settle on a dried up cemetery. She was ecstatic. The poor thing.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


We went to Monterey with Ryan's family. It was a perfect day for Monterey- overcast and windy. That's the only way to do a historic coastal town, in my opinion. I loved it.

Lydia's cousin Luci did great, but Lydia had the first ear infection of her life, unbeknownst to us at that time. She had a miserable day- the only times she was happy was when she was eating in the stroller or playing in the sand.

Being with Ryan's family always brings out the goofiness in Ryan. I love it. Here, he's dancing in the streets. What a nerd.

We picked up shells and rocks in this cute little nook.

Lydia loved playing in the sand, and had absolutely no fear when the tide came in.

On our way home, we took the scenic 17 mile drive, which ends at Pebble Beach. I was a little disappointed to find that Pebble Beach is not actually made of pebbles, but the rest of the drive more than made up for that misleading name. =)

I don't remember what this spot is called, but the waves all come in from different directions and violently crash into each other. I've never seen anything like it. The pictures don't capture what I'm talking about. Just take my word for it. It's cool.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

San Francisco

Where, oh where have we been lately? We have most definitely NOT been just sitting around.

We got to take a week off and go visit family in California. We first stayed with my parents in Tracy. My dad took a day off work and went with us to San Francisco on Tuesday for a pre-birthday celebration for moi. I haven't been to San Francisco in probably 6 or 7 years. So sad. It was a perfect, sunny, blue sky day- the kind you never get in San Francisco!

We did all the touristy things. Pier 39 and a trip to see the walruses.

I thought Lydia would go nuts over the walruses, but she had more fun watching the pigeons. Why did we bother?
This picture is somewhere along the wharf.
And, of course, we went to Ghiradelli Square. Lydia loved the fountain and tried to run in. Ryan had to speed-racer it up the steps to catch her just in time!

Ryan's brother Dave happened to be in the city that day, so we met up with him for a few minutes. He dropped his dog, Max, into the fountain, and made a lady really angry. She got all huffy, and walked her daughter away, practically shielding her daughter's eyes. Some people...
My mom took some great pictures, but lost them all. We are so sad because I didn't have my camera out very much.
Stay tuned for more posts about our fabulous trip to California.