Monday, May 30, 2011

Epcot with Auntie Sylvia

Hanging out in the double stroller going to Epcot. Thank goodness we got a double stroller because whatever Natalie was sitting in, Violet better be sitting in it too.

Violet looking at the birds at Epcot.

Violet was dancing on the musical light-up squares at the Figment ride.

Yai came to Epcot too!

Natalie was an angel the entire day.

Violet colored a mask at the Kidcot booths all around Epcot. We were in Japan. The Kidcot booths are sponsered by Sharpie. Though, I personally don't think that it's such a great idea to have young kids playing with Sharpie Permanent Markers... Maybe that's just me.

In order to get Violet to ride in the stroller so we could go home, I busted out my secret weapon-- the lollipop. She was so tired that she fell asleep with the lollipop in her mouth :).

A Jaunt to Mimi's

After our day at the Fl Aquarium, we stopped by Mimi's house to say hello!

Maddie and Kate were there too so we all go to hang out :).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Auntie Sylvia Visits for the 2nd Time!

Every time Sylvia comes to visit, I have a new 4 or 5 month old kid. The last time she came, Violet was a wee tot. We were still living in our town home in Orlando. Now she visited us in our new-to-her Sebago home. We love that Auntie Sylvia makes the trip all the way from San Diego to meet new members of the Russo Team. Introducing-- Natalie! The most mellow baby on the face of this Earth. She's also bald. Have I mentioned that before?

We went to the Florida Aquarium. Here is Sylvia teaching Violet about all the aquatic animals.

Does Natalie want milk from the mermaid?!

And here is Auntie Sylvia, showing Violet how important equestrian skills are in life.

During Auntie Sylvia's trip, we learned news that would change our Orlando lifestyle forever. Daddy was laid off of his job in Orlando. This was the 2nd round of lay-offs and it sounded like the company was going to close it doors very soon.... Fortunately he hated his job. Fortunately our family was very supportive of our transition. AND, thankfully Daddy was already in talks with a company in Atlanta, GA. And thus, a new chapter in our lives was just beginning.

A Quick Day Trip To Tampa

8-6-2010 Loong Den got into a car accident and we drove to Tampa for the day to bring him some paperwork.

We had lunch and then headed to the International Mall so Violet could run around and be crazy before we got back into the car to head back to Orlando.

She was born with a mullet.

Here is the mullet she was born with...

Here is the mullet after a quick trim.

Playdate with Aubrey and Juliet

Getting ready to play Super Babies!

Juliet is the true super hero here. The cape and mask that Violet and Natalie sport were on loan from the masked hero.

Infant Super Baby!


Daddy and Violet :).

Natalie and I after I came back home from work! Note the blue shorts :).


The Girls Meet Janu

Janu is about 5 months older than Natalie but they're about the same size! Janu is small just like her Mama, Indu.


Hanging out with Loong Den and Hailey. If I remembered correctly, Hailey drooled ALL over the house. She was a good dog though :).

Just shy of 4 months

Natalie discovers and is mesmerized by the exosaucer. I love these baby inventions.

King Arthur's Carousel at Magic Kingdom

7-10-2010. We used to go to Disney all the time. It was nice when we lived just 20 minutes away. I don't even recall why we were there in the dead of summer but we were. And it was hot.

2010 4th of July Picture in Boca Grande


Mesmerized by the Bumbo chair. She sat up for the first time with the assistance of the Bumbo. She liked it!

Let's recall this was Violet's first experience in the chair. I see a resemblance in children, do you?


Our neighbor, Kim, went to Hawaii and came back with a Hawaiian outfit for Violet. What do you think?

Time sure does fly...

So looking at my blog, I realized that the last pictures were from almost a FULL year ago. OMG. I'm terrible. I'm going to summarize in brief with pictures these last months.