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1st Birthday Weekend Celebration June 11, 2013

Since our families don’t live close by, we decided to skip on the iconic ‘1st Birthday Party’ and celebrate just the three of us with a quiet weekend away instead. On Friday night, we headed to Rancho Mirage (oh, hey President Obama!) to stay at the Rancho Las Palmas hotel. The room was great, we kept the AC blasting to combat the 102* temps outside!
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In typical Adele fashion, she settled into the big king bed nicely.
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We traveled with our Pack N’ Play and set it up in the bathroom. She slept great, all night long, both nights we were there. We kind of missed her though and wished she was cuddling with us, but alas, baby needs her sleep.

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After we were done exploring the room, we decided to brave the insane temperatures and venture out for a walk. We ate at a BBQ place across the street that was pretty fun. Adele dined on Jalapeño cornbread, sweet potatoes and parts of my hamburger.  I’m trying to remember if there was a vegetable in there somewhere…. [thinks for a second] oh yes, the corn in the cornbread. Does that count? Good times.

The next morning was a special day. Adele turned one. June 8th. When we heard her wake up, both Irving and I ran in to grab her and smother her with kisses and hugs. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her twice. A special day indeed. We let her open up some presents! Her friend Sophie gave her the best gift ever. A book that lights up and sings. Mind blown.
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And we wheeled out our gift from the closet…. check her out!
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We got her the SmarTrike dream and she LOVES it! I mean, it has a cell phone, come on!
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Cell phones are tasty!

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Eventually, the trike converts (little by little) into a big wheel tricycle! I like quality toys that grow with the child. A+ so far (which is more than I can say about the piece-of-crap plastic shopping cart we tried to buy her at target… yea, that will be returned asap. You win some, you lose some).

Happy Birthday, Adele!

Part 2 of our trip coming soon!!

 

 

A Holiday Recap–Christmas Eve December 31, 2010

Filed under: Babies,Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 9:53 am
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I know, I have been a negligent blogger as of late. I was also a pretty bad Christmas vacation photographer. But I have lots of memories and warm moments to share.

It all started way back last week. I had to pack up all my presents and fly them with me to Boston. It probably would have been easier to wrap them when I got there, but I’m a sucker for wrapping up surprises.
That gnome wrapping paper was from Ikea about four years ago. I FINALLY used it all up this year!
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All packed up and ready to go! Thank goodness for Southwest’s free baggage allowance!
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A few of my friends and I have a tradition of getting together for breakfast on Christmas Eve day. This year, we were also joined by the gorgeous baby Harper!
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She’s at a fun smiley age now. I was in love.
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Katie, me, Harper and Shelby!

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I already miss all of them!

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Then I spent the afternoon hanging out with my sisters, wrapping more presents and getting ready for Christmas Eve! My whole family and all the cousins head to my grandparents house. Now that everyone is getting older, it’s so much fun.
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We’re also pretty big on photoshoots. HAHA
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We forced invited the boys to join in too!
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My family!
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We also have a weird side!

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We sang lots of Christmas Carols before we ate!
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We had a great buffet for dinner. Everyone brought something. Since our family is Lebanese, we always have amazing middle eastern food.

It was so nice to be with my sisters!!
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Two of my favorite gifts to give this year….

The Golf Sweater T-Shirt!
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And our 2010 Vancouver Olympics jacket that we picked up in February in the Olympic Village!
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Merry Christmas Eve!!

 

A Skype Baby Shower! September 19, 2010

Filed under: Babies,Food,Happy,Parties — Kelocity @ 4:41 pm
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Ashley’s family lives back on the East Coast, and they wanted to be part of the Baby Shower action too! So her sister and mom organized a ‘Skype Shower’ where everyone could “see” Ashley open up all her gifts!!

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It was SUCH a cute idea. All the gifts were shipped to my house so they would be a surprise! And they even sent us plates, napkins, balloons and favors that matched theirs!
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The cookies I made last night!
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Look at this tower of gifts!!!

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Before the shower, Ashley came over early and made me homemade crepes! (Learning how to cook, remember?)
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It was so easy!
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The key is the nutella and the whipped cream (obviously!)
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Heaven!

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Oops…should have been on the Baby Shower plates!
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The mom-to-be!
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And then the skyping began!
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We even got to “see” the cake!
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And play all the games!
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Sisters!
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So many presents!
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Lots of wrapping paper!
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Group photo!

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It was SO much fun to share this day with you, Ash! Can’t wait for the baby to get here!!
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