Thursday, December 23, 2010

December Daily :: Daily 21

This little puppy provided a few welcomed moments of distraction while waiting for our delayed flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. The puppy didn't love Lucca near as much as she loved him. Or maybe he didn't love being squished in a duffle bag for hours. The good news is Lucca was a good girl on the LOOONG flight, despite our epic fail of bringing a dead laptop that had all her shows loaded on it. She didn't sleep a wink on the flight - but what's new?

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Daily :: Day 20

Christmas is right around the corner! You know how I know? Because it's Monday morning and Daddy didn't go into work until 11AM! We had a nice family morning down at our coffee shop and then we walked along the Sausalito waterfront to look at all the boats - one of our favorite things to do. Lucca loved how the boats were decorated for Christmas...lots of lights and ornaments to see.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December Daily :: Day 18

Lucca helping Pops hang a wreath on our house.

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Daily :: Day 17

Macy's - Union Square, San Francisco

December Daily :: Day 16

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Daily :: Day 15

Such a pretty lil thing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Daily :: Day 14

My little (right-handed) artist loving an early Christmas present.

December Daily :: Day 13

Tickling her own armpits (& cracking up). Yep, this is definitely my daughter.

Does life get better?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Daily :: Day 12

Today we celebrated an early Christmas with Grammie & Pops...so fun! Lucca did great unwrapping the presents and giving us reactions we all hoped for. Christmas is a thousand times better when you have kids (and I thought I loved Christmas before!).


Today was extra special because we also received our very first gifts for our BABY BOY on the way. Thanks Mom and Dad! Let the fun begin :)

December Daily :: Day 11

Feeding the ducks in Folsom




Friday, December 10, 2010

December Daily :: Day 10

And the Christmas spirit continues...

Lucca is one lucky lady! Today she got a special delivery from Mimi & Papa - her very own pink suitcase! Filled with Christmas goodies of course. She's been wheeling this thing all over the house, and even asked if we would put it in her bed!! um, no. You will not be sleeping with your new suitcase, Lucca. Here she is - trying to figure out how to get the suitcase in the crib :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Daily :: Day 9

Lucca LOVES wearing mommy's Uggs. Can't blame the girl!

But Daddy, please buy mommy a new pair for Christmas - these poor boots have seen their better days.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Daily :: Day 8

Bedtime snuggles with Daddy after another very long day.

Also, can someone tell my husband Movember is over???

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Daily :: Day 7

Yippee - more early Christmas presents! Lucca was so excited today to get a box of Christmas books from Grammie. Lucca LOVES books!!! She's smiling so big here you can't even tell she's sick. We both came down with something yucky, and had a rough day, including no nap -- my worst nightmare.

Thanks Grammie for the surprise...it made for a bright spot this afternoon!

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily :: Day 6

Helping Mommy untangle the Christmas lights

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily :: Day 5

The Calm after the Storm

Whew! Bedtime! Today was not so merry & bright. You gave me a glimpse of a toddler tantrum and I would be content to never experience that again. To set the scene: we had a very rainy Sausalito day, a skipped nap, and a dead car battery. Once the car was fixed, you decided you did indeed want a nap, only it was too late in the day to let you sleep for long. When I woke you up, you were not happy.

We got in the car to go to the grocery store and discovered our stereo system needs to be re-programmed after the battery situation. To get the code, we have to physically go to Land Rover. You do not understand this. You want to hear "I'm a Little Teapot" NOW!!! The tears begin. The screaming begins. "Teapot, teapot, teapooooot" you shout. I figure once we get to the store you will be just fine, for this is certainly not my girl. I get you in the cart and the tears start falling again. You can't communicate what you want, but you are mad. I put a few things in the cart before realizing we needed to get out of that store asap. As soon as we got back in the car, you begged for the teapot song again. My singing wasn't cutting it. Pandora on the iPhone wasn't cutting it. Nothing was making you happy...Until we got home and let you watch Sesame Street. I've never been so happy to see Elmo in all my life. Dinner plans failed, and a Domino's pizza was ordered.

First stop tomorrow? Land Rover dealership.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Daily :: Day 3

We ran into "Oliver Twist" today while Christmas shopping at The Village. This jolly green elf made Lucca a purple puppy dog balloon and she was amazed. And then she wanted to take every other balloon animal he made for all the other kids. We came home with more balloon animals than we did Christmas gifts, but such is life when shopping with a toddler...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Daily :: Day 2

After a long day, here we are reading our bedtime story by the fire.

"Sweet dreams little kitty, Rock-a-bye and nighty night.

Sweet dreams little bunny, Big hugs and sleep tight.

Sweet dreams little puppy, Love and kisses, good night."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Christmas

December Daily
Day 1 of 25
(Heidi's Christmas Tree lot in Novato)

It's December, my favorite month! We will be taking a December Daily photo of Lucca for the first 25 days of December to capture the 2010 Christmas season and all it's magic. The goal is to make a scrapbook out of these photos, and to make this a fun tradition for years to come.