Archive for May, 2014


Catalina’s most recent obsession is with trains, airplanes and fire trucks. She constantly talks about riding on the choo choo train and since mommy rides it work everyday, she gets to watch them pass by at the daycare. Anytime we hear sirens, it’s a firetruck and we’re always on the look out for garbage trucks and buses! And of course, airplanes are always going to “obamas” (Grandmas) and she wants to ride it.

She’s doing great at knowing her colors, and she counts to 10 on her own for the most part. She loves the ABC song and we sing Happy Birthday to all her friends every night.

She was 23lbs (just shy of 24lbs) and 2’9″ at her last appointment. Her weight is still at the bottom of the charts but nothing to be concerned about – she’s on her normal curve. Her height is now around 15th percentile – long and lean is what the doc is predicting 🙂

A couple of weekends ago, we took her to the Museum of Flight since she loves airplanes so much.
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For the most part, she was not impressed. Maybe they were just too big for her.
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She finally warmed up enough to try it on her own…
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We’ve (I say we, I mean, Rico & Billy) been working around the outside of the house now that it’s warmed up a little bit and has dried out somewhat.
The new addition to the front yard this year:
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Before & After House

A new addition to the back yard and we’re already putting her to work!
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Though supervising is her specialty…
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The garden is back this year with zucchini, squash, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garden tomatoes & grape tomatoes, and 3 kinds of strawberries. Oh and 1 hot pepper plant for you know who.

But after a long day, you just need a few friends to cuddle with!
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Apparently I forgot to post this back in April – it’s just been sitting in my que until today. Sorry!

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Cherry blossoms on green

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The Puyallup Spring fair is only a weekend long so we took Friday off and headed down to beat the crowds. We were really happy that they thought of smaller children more this year in picking some of the booths. They had an entire building filled with reptiles, bubbles, gardening, puzzles, arts and crafts (a bonus that all of that was included in the ticket price).

Her favorite… the bubbles by far.
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Planting a sunflower for mama’s garden
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Her latest obsession is firetrucks. She hears the sirens and gets so excited. Recently, the daycare had a smoke alarm go off which automatically called the fire station. It apparently made the kids’ day to see the truck. At the fair, she even got to ride on a firetruck ride. She had 4 rides she was tall enough to ride, the Firetruck, helicopter, a 4×4 truck and of course the carrousel. She doesn’t look like it in the photos but she really did have a good time 🙂
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Spring 2014

Every Saturday morning, we go to The Little Gym. This monkey loves it!
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With Easter Sunday being the only day of sun in the near future, we took a chance on the blooming trees and headed to Curran Apple Orchard in University Place. It was warm and gorgeous and we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Catalina had her own mini egg hunt too.

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After all the eggs were collected we took some updated family photos 🙂
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“Egg-cited” for Easter!
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