Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spoils of Grandma

Ayla has been sleeping in her crib at night for 3 weeks now. Her and Grandma were roomies this past week. Friday morning I peeked in their room before I had a conference call and imagine my surprise...

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gam'as Golf Lessons

Gabriella is Grandma's new golf prodigy. But the student can only be as good as her teacher... or not. You decide.
My favorites are: "It's not working" and her hitting the club on the ground. LOL
- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shake Shake Shake

I don't know why this song is always in my head when I make Ayla dance or when we play with her rattle.

Shake shake shake, shake your booty! (click to listen)

Anyway, we didn't catch the video of her grabbing the rattle, which was pretty cute, nor did we catch Ayla hitting herself in the head (several) times with the rattle. You win some, you lose some.

This moment was so cute and special that it made daddy run for the video cam :-)

Enjoy another 50 seconds of Ayla time. You know you want to take a break from work....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Not so Happy Birthday

Poor Bob. Two days before his birthday we found out that we had a water leak somewhere. Our neighbor is selling her place and found it during a walk through. Thank goodness. The neighbor had been renting her place out for the last year and the tenant hadn't noticed AT ALL. Our damage was finally found on our upper garage wall behind our xmas decoration boxes, so we wouldn't have found it until December!!

Plumbers came out (late) on his birthday and after two holes still couldn't find the leak. They came back on Tuesday and after two more holes found that we had a crack in the cast iron drain pipe that our master tub emptied into (i.e. it was nothing that we caused or could have prevented), it was the last thing we had suspected. We are still hassling with HOA insurance and our personal homeowners insurance. I hate insurance companies!!

Three of the four holes

The Culprit
Side note: between me back at work, Ayla still at home, plumber cracking holes all over the house and the contractors repairing wall/ceiling drywall, last week was a VERY tiring, VERY stressful week for me. Needless to say, Bob had a lame, sad (actual) birth DAY. At least we were able to celebrate the weekend before with Kenny and Heidi. Maybe we can do a make-up day when Grandma comes out next week?!

Happy 4th from Ayla

The 4th of July weekend was a busy one. That Saturday Ayla was having quite a morning, which prompted Bob to work on the garage floor. Hmmm, perhaps Mummy should ask Ayla to "act up" a little more often! LOL

Sunday was a beach day with The Gianellas and Camusos. The beach was actually quite cloudy and chilly on the 4th. Ayla and her cousin Gavin basically stayed bundled in their carseats snuggled in a small beach tent we dubbed "the baby tent". The sun broke through the marine layer finally at 5 PM which prompted an eruption of cheer from the beach-goers who toughed it out all day!

Additional iPhone shots...
Daddy prepping the garage floor
One side down, one to go...