Saturday, March 31, 2012

Team Daddy

Aria cheers her daddy on while playing with her toy golf set tonight.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mowing in the Dark

You can't see it in this photo (can't get the darn camera to take quick photos in the dead of night), but Brian did a little mowing of the backyard lawn tonight after dinner since it was the only time he had to do it before the rain hits us. Poor guy. :-P

Thursday, March 29, 2012

And Stretch!

Aria uses her big blue bouncy ball as exercise equipment this evening. She really gets a kick out of rolling all over (and falling most of the time)...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's An Elmo Kinda Day

It was fun dressing Aria in almost an All-Elmo outfit today. Although she doesn't love watching the little puppet as much as she used to, she still likes dressing up with his cute furry face on her clothes!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Week 24 (and Counting!)

Thought I'd catch a quick belly shot at exactly 24 weeks.

Monday, March 26, 2012

You Glow Girl!

Not much going on tonight, but I managed to catch a photo of Aria in the dark (since she turned off all the lights again in the house).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

It was Uncle Mike's birthday today and we had wanted to give him a birthday balloon at dinner. We went to the store to get one, but Aria "insisted" on keeping it (and she was lucky that he was so giving ;-D).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hot Dogs Anyone?

Aria's favorite coin operated car in the mall. We have to visit every time we go there. Luckily for us, she's perfectly happy climbing in and out of it and playing with the flashing buttons. I don't think I've spent more than $1 on getting the machine to actually operate. ;-)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Messy Messy!

So this is what happens to our game room on a Friday night after a long week's work (and a tired and pregnant mommy).  I just didn't have the energy to get Aria to clean up after herself, or to do it myself.... Pretty messy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Go To Your Room!

A happier Aria who is in her room, playing in her crib for fun (not because mommy sent her there because she didn't eat dinner).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Aria puts on a light show for us in a darkened room (one of her favorite things to do these days is to find a flashlight, night light, or glow stick and then proceed to turn off every single light in the house).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

iPhone for Fun

Caught a photo of Brian tonight relaxing and playing some games on his iPhone.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Colorful Angel

I created this collage as a "thank you" for Aria to send. She was fortunate enough to receive a cool changing color night light in the shape of an angel. I had some fun taking different shots as the lights changed color and her expressions (as usual) are priceless.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cookie Monster

This is proof of how much Aria loves those new cookies. She even experiments with placing them on her fingers before chomping at them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Who's There?

I don't know what Aria's fascination is with the curtains in our master bath, but thought this was a cute photo of her peeking out.

Friday, March 16, 2012

By the Fire

Aria watches Curious Geroge on the iPad by our fire tonight.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mission Complete!

It's official, and it took less than a week, but Aria has figured out how to climb in and out of her toddler bed with the side railing up without a stool. Onto the next mission: to get her to stay in bed when she's supposed to...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Climb and Roll

Aria goofs around this evening on the futon. She seemingly likes to climb to the top, strike a pose, and then roll back down for a "Whee!".

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New High Score

"It's a New High Score!" First day of the new tournament and I couldn't be prouder. Unfortunately, my Bejeweled Blitz high score didn't hold up for the entire week. (I believe I ended up in 3rd place in the end. My friends are crazy!!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Reading Time

It's not that she doesn't like to read, but it's a rare and quiet moment when Aria goes to the bookshelves, pulls out a book, and then sits down quietly to read it herself. This photo reminds me of one my parents took of me from my youth (I'll have to find it and post it some time on this post to compare).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Choco Mouth

Aria is my daughter: one of her new favorite snacks is the chocolate covered fudge cookies which I give to her on occasion when she's "good". Here she is with the evidence clearly on her mouth (and chin, and PJs, and....)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Three Little Princesses

We got a cute photo of the three girls today. Miriya, Mia, and Aria all sat nice and quietly like little princesses on their train-ride through the mall this afternoon. We ended up spending quite a bit of time there today: from creating and decorating their own hats at the Disney Store, to "riding" the coin operated cars, and visiting the Hello Kitty store.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Aria's New Bed

We finally took off the crib railing for Aria, effectively turning her bed into a toddler bed. Here is a view of her resting comfortably in her new bed tonight - pay no attention to the swing-away side railing we have installed for her safety... Now the trick is to get her used to climbing in and out with the railing up.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eating "Donuts"

Aria gets creative while eating her pancake dinner tonight by biting a "donut hole" into it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gymboree Pals - 2012

It's been a while since I took a photo of Aria at her Gymboree class (oh how much she's grown since her first one! She still loves those bubbles). Hopefully, I'll still be able to take her to her class on a somewhat regular basis, but with the new project role, it's kinda iffy. Thank goodness for weekend morning make-up classes!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Star Doctor

It's just nice to see these things in your doctor's waiting room...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Vegging Out

Aria vegges out while watching a little Curious George this evening. I love the expression on her face. :-P

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stick Puppets

I had a fun little arts and crafts session with Aria today - she "helped" me make some animal stick puppets using my Cuttlebug dies. She was best at blowing the glue to make sure it was dry, and most of the animals are still in tact (minus a few delicate tails)...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Aria Meets Cocoa

Aria spends some time with Cocoa the bunny at a friend's house this afternoon. She eventually got the hang of petting (rather than poking) her new friend.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Who Needs Furniture?

Aria uses some interesting "furniture" to take a load off and read her Very Hungry Caterpillar book. Very nice multi-purpose use of our Costco purchase. :-)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

He's Down for the Count!

Here's a photo of Aria's Valentine's Elmo balloon, very much out of helium, and very much loved...