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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Zombie Baby

Ayla likes beets, but daddy doesn't clean her face as she goes...






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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ayla Photo Shoot

My girlfriend Ellen asked if Ayla was the smiliest baby ever... Ha!
That's what the girls at daycare say, but we pay them to say that LOL.

My doll baby...





A few more pictures after bathtime while we were in Pgh



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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Xmas Decorating




We got our tree today and I also put up our outside lights, after a little bit of catch up with our neighbors. We're still getting back on schedule from the trip back east.
Once Bob put the lights on the tree, it only took me 2 movies to finish decorating it: Christmas Vacation and Love Actually. You know (side thought), we finally watched Four Christmases last night, after several people telling me that this movie reminds them of us. I appreciate that someone finally tried to capture what our holidays can be like in a movie, even if it was a caricature. Although I'd be lying if I didn't admit that Bob and I had almost broken up a couple times after driving to and fro x amount of holidays all across Pgh. And I'm still amazed how strong our relationship is after "40 Thanksgivings" (4 Thanksgivings x 10 years) but i digress... It was a funny movie and I'm glad that we can laugh about BOTH our families (if we couldn't I'd probably cry)
Anyway here are a couple snaps from today's holiday events:
Picking out the tree...


Ayla is already enthralled with the movie "Christmas Vacation"... Good girl! I'm serious she sat like this for at least 5 mins before I decided to pick up my phone!


Glowing!


Topped! Bob puts on the final touch.


'tis the season!!!! Xo everyone

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Random update

Get your Ayla fill while I still sort pictures from our Pgh trip. We got home safe and on time, but poor Bob had to turn around and immediately get back on a plane for a business trip!

A picture from Dana's visit in Oct that she just shared


Picture for Daddy while he was away


Ayla helped me do laundry the other night


Kitty gets worried that Ayla has also now taken over his play toy (the laundry basket) he comes to investigate

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spooky Kooky Spider

Ayla's Grammy bought a spider costume for her this Halloween, unfortunately it arrived after she had left for daycare Halloween party. We dressed her as a leopard kitty (previous pics). So we decided to have her wear the spider on Sunday (actual Halloween). I think the costume arriving late may have been a blessing in disguise because it was so big and unwieldy on her that she only wore it for about 1 hour at our neighbor's party. It's definitely a costume for a baby who can already stand - we'll definitely get better use out of it next year!!

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One other thing of note is that it's sooo obvious that Ayla is Bob's daughter and sometimes when I put her face right next to mine the only resemblence is the color of our eyes. While going through her spider pics I noticed a recurring face that  seemed familiar and at first I even thought of my brother Kenny, but then I realized I had seen it before in my baby pictures. Bob has said that we have the same facial expressions LOL

See Ayla at 6 mo compared to my 6 mo baby portrait

Autumn is in the air

Watching kids play soccer at the park


Cute hat from Aunt Gail finally fits my head just in time for fall!



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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holding her own...

Ayla's been holding her own bottle now, also she's just too cute in her fall gear on her way to daycare!


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Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween gift

My dad sent this cute Halloween gift with our names on them... Can you guess who is who? Hmmmmm.


Anyway, Ayla seemed to enjoy the shipping box more. It was like a baby ball pit



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ayla's first 5k

---UPDATED to include race RESULTS---

Technically it was Ayla's 2nd 5k... Last year, I ran in the Campbell Oktoberfest 5k just days after finding out I was prego!
This year, I finished in 29:01, about a minute and a half behind Bob. After I clocked in, i ran back to Grandma and Ayla and walked the rest with them!

Just over 400 people participated, funny mom and I both came in 10th... in our age groups!
Overall
Place
Age
Place
Name (Age) Time Pace Sex
106 19 Briski. Robert (33)27:48.5 8:58M
10717Zimmer. Chris (41)27:49.88:58M
1219 Dreyer. Stacia (34)28:44.09:16F
13110 Briski. Kari (32)29:01.29:22F
376 10Pruni. Jeanne (63) 57:34.818:34F



Jogging suit!




Kari and Stacia




5k Duo




At the finish with Daddy

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday night in Campbell

We found out Ayla likes balloons...

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I'd also like to show what we are up against here in Cali... To explain to our daughters, this is NOT normal... This limo drove down the main drag in Campbell Friday evening. These girls can't be older than 10. They had plastic champagne flutes, and were yelling "it's my birthday!!" OMG





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Gabby

My niece, Gabriella, recently broke her leg (cast came off last week that's how far behind I am on posts!). We all wondered how the cast might slow this wild spirit down... The answer is: it didn't. See for yourself, video captured at local Bocce court last Sat where we celebrated Kenny's bday

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby Sitting

Kenny and Heidi took Ayla for a couple hours while we went to a neighbor's b-day party.

Kenny texted me this pic. Cousin's hanging out


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lounging

After I pick Ayla up at daycare, we lounge on the deck together and wait for daddy to get home...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Around with Ayla...

Sweet thang...


Sweater especially for me from Aunt Linda. I'm in deep thoughts...


I see myself in the mirror!


Chores with daddy :-)


Candid from behind the screen


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

4 months and 7lbs later

Ayla now weighs 13lbs 4oz and is in the 50th percentile for all her measurements. But if you just focused on her chin, I'm sure she would be in the 95th percentile (she has quite the double chin!!!)
But what Ayla really cared about was the tissue paper on the table...

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