Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat - 2011

Brian and our little "Elmo" pose for a shot during our Trick or Treating adventure tonight in the neighborhood.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I See You!

We ventured across the CA-NV stateline this morning for Sunday brunch at the Montbleu casino. On the way back to the parking lot, Aria peeked through the hole in the blue bike art installment outside the casino to check out the passing cars on Hwy 50.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Leapster Duo

Cousins Aria and Savannah spend a little quiet time on the couch in the cabin playing with Leapsters.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dino Discovery

Aria greets the cool dinosaur "skeleton" at Bijou Park this afternoon: a great little park (and adjacent frisbee golf course) amongst the gentle Redwood trees in Tahoe.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scoping out Salmon

Aria uses her "binoculars" to get a closer look at the salmon swimming upstream at Taylor Creek.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swinging Away

Aria enjoys the swings at Kemp Park in Folsom this afternoon on our stopover on the way up to Lake Tahoe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tech Savvy

Aria chills out with my smartphone this evening to pass the time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Evening Stroll

Aria and Brian take a leisurely eveining stroll tonight from Po Po's house.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Football Sunday with Daddy

Aria eats her cereal while watching some Red Zone channel with Brian this morning. Oh, and the boxes are a long-put-off project to put away all of Aria's baby clothes (in progress - we did manage to get them sorted, labeled and put away in the garage by the end of the weekend).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Starry Night

A "starry" sky inside Aria's play tent this evening.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Perspective

Thought this was a fitting photo for today. It does manage to put a whole new perspective on things...

Thanks to Mary Tolaro Noyes for providing the photo inspiration today.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mini Pumpkins

Aria and Addy inspect their mini pumpkins this evening during a visit to Perry's Pumpkin Patch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blast from the Past

Just a fun little shot of a current decor in our bedroom. Our little Lilo doll holds a special photo from the past.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Guess Who?

"Somebody" had a trial run of their Halloween costume. Guess who? ;-)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Window Shopping

Aria does a little "window shopping" at the travel agency near her Gymboree class yesterday. I wonder what could have attracted her to that particular window? :-P

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Wheels

Aria shows off her new set of wheels, a belated birthday gift from the Wolf family (thanks so much!).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Family Affair

The entire family, including Po Po, attended Ben & Maggie's wedding today (Aria's first wedding). Here is a shot of us before the ceremony.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Slicing Some Dough

Aria is getting good at slicing her toy cookie dough, even though she insists on holding the knife upside down when she does so.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Glowing

Just a fun little action shot I took of Aria tonight in the glow of our dolphin lamp. (And yes, she's watching Kipper on my iPad2. :-P)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Won't You Be My "Neigh"bor?

I know, bad pun, but I just couldn't help it. :-P Aria "models" her new horse mask that she made in her Gymboree Art class this evening (she really just wanted to wave it around like a flag and then tear off the stick to play with like a drum stick, so I got a little creative with this photo. ;-D).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And the Chase Is On...

Aria just loves the new PJs that her grandparents got her for the holidays, that she wanted to wear them as soon as they were washed. Only problem is that the pants are just a wee bit too big in the waist area, so they keep falling off. Here's a fun shot of Brian chasing her last night in an attempt to get them back on.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rainy Day Stroll

Aria protests just a little when a drop of rain gets in her eye this afternoon on our way to Gymboree class. She seems to enjoy being out in the rain (at least for a little while anyway).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Go Cardinals!

It might not have been the Arizona Cardinals' day in football today, but Aria cheered them on nonetheless (takes after her daddy) in a new Cardinals cap, courtesy of grandma & grandpa (from the Mall of America).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

She's Airborne!

Taking a short break from work this afternoon with Aria. Here she is catching some air in a bounce house today at a friend's birthday party.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fairy Tale Anniversary

Brian and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary tonight with a night out on the town, complete with castle! ;-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Snug as a Bug #2

Aria snuggles up in her makeshift bed while she watches Little Einsteins tonight. I caught this innocent looking shot right before she started hamming it up for the camera (you are what you eat, I suppose!).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Freakish Rainstorms

I know he'll get me back for this somehow, but I just couldn't resist. Here is Brian after he got home this evening. There were on and off thunderstorms all throughout the day, and he just happened to catch a downpour on his walk home from the BART station today. :-P

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011


Aria and her Ah Yi play a keyboard "duet" tonight. I like how she went to get her own little chair and set it up right next to the keyboard. ;-)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

So Studious

When I gave Aria her notebook and crayons today, she started off on her table, but ended up lounging on the floor. It was the first time I've seen her do this, so thought to capture it for good measure.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Home

Aria makes use out of an empty cardboard box today. She kept filling it with her toys, opening and closing the "doors" to climb in and out of it, and also emptying the box again. This kept her entertained for quite some time.