Thursday, June 30, 2011

Out and About

One of the afternoons this past week, my cousin's (and the photographers behind all of Rylie's amazing photo shoots) came over to the beach house to hang out. We had a blast! Bre and I grew up really close together (and both had brothers, so she is the sister I never had) so we always have fun when we get together. They moved out to Venice for the summer so they drove down to spend some time with us. That night, we headed into San Clemente for dinner and then it was back to the beach for a bonfire.





We also headed into Dana Point one morning just to walk around and enjoy the harbor. The weather has been so perfect! We have had just the right amount of sunny days and overcast days (hey, I'm from AZ...we like overcast!).
















Rylie loves her Daddy's sunglasses! Well, the sun is currently shinning, so I'm headed out to the beach! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rylie, Meet the Ocean

We took Rylie down to the water to see if she would like the ocean as much as she likes the pool...the answer to that is a huge yes!


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Rylie's BIG Sandbox

So we made it to the beach house on Capistrano Beach. One word...Amazing! We are literally right on the sand. I love going to sleep at night with the sound of the waves in the background and waking up to breakfast overlooking the water. We have had so much fun in just 2 days!

Arriving at the house and checking out our view for the week!


Our adorable beach cottage

Rylie all ready for the beach!


How Sarah and I spent most of our day... :)

Rylie and Gammie reading in the morning. Ry has no idea how good she has it!


Rylie's beach set-up




Rylie and Uncle Blake :)

Our beach cruiser ride down to the San Clemente Pier...so fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

13-14 Months

My amazing cousins behind Radiant Photography did a great 1 year photo shoot with Rylie and Cayden, so get ready for a bit of a photo bomb!
I have been super busy at work these past few weeks so Rylie's 13 months is so late that she is actually way closer to 14 months now, so here is what she has been up to lately.



*She is very chatty! She has always liked to talk, but her little voice even sounds different now and she will come up to you and start having a conversation with you in her little Rylie language.

*She never stops moving...ever.

*She has become quite the little peanut since she started walking. I'm not sure how much she weighs, but my guess is barely 20 lbs.


*She wears 12 month clothing.

*She has finally started liking most foods. She doesn't eat a ton for breakfast and lunch, but normally makes up for it at dinner. :)




*Her favorite books are "Bubbles, Bubbles" and her ABC bear book.

*She loves swim lessons and being in the water! She giggles at me right before she goes under water and comes out with a huge smile on her face. Her swim coach, Coach Melanie, says she is not normal. :)



*She now says Mama (only when she is mad), Dada (all the time!), dog, nana (banana), What's this?, here, hi, bye-bye, baba (milk), bath (and then she will head right to the tub), uh-oh, yum, pretty, thank you, hot dog.

*She will tell you what a sheep says (Baaaa), a lion (roaaaar), a cow (moooo), and a seal (ar ar ar). We are working on dog (woof woof) and duck (quack quack).

*If you ask her to show you her tummy, she will lift up her shirt and pat her stomach.






To ses a few more of these amazing photos, click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day and More

The rest of our time in Pinetop was great! We got to spend some time with my grandparents and enjoy some more beautiful weather. On Saturday, my Grandma, Mom, Rylie and I went to a quilt show that my Grandma had been wanting to go to. Rylie loved walking around between the quilts and seemed to really like all of the different colors.




"Helping" Papa and Da-da finish the back deck. :)


Just chillin'! She has this thing about putting her feet up on the table while she is eating, if she is sitting in your lap. Kind of gross...at least she is only 1. :)


One of the afternoons, we walked over to my grandparent's cabin and spent time just hanging out on the front porch. Rylie loved the swing and loved to tease their dog, Millie.










Rylie and her Da-da on Father's day.


Helping Papa open his Father's Day present. :)


Daddy reading his "Happy Da-da's Day" (yes, that is actually what the card said) card from Rylie. She even drew a picture in the card for him. :)


Only grandparents would do this...my dad stuck Rylie's hand in the homeade ice cream so she could taste it...




...needless to say, it was a hit! She also stuck her hand back in numerous times. :)


Me and my dad on Father's Day.