Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Carmen's new rocking horse. She loves it!

This year, we mastered the art of taking group shots by using the timer on the camera. This is our first family photo with everyone in it, ever!

Here's another group shot of the family at the dinner table. Little Carmen didn't know which direction to look.

Carmen loved opening all of the presents, but more, she loved playing with the bows, bags, and trash.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Carmen and Her Toys

Carmen has a new baby stroller that she loves to push all over the house. She is so proud of herself and has the biggest smile as she pushes her baby.

Carmen has new farm animal toys that we are all using to help her learn her animals and the sounds they make. So far she calls everything, "Moo." Ha.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween fun at the park

Carmen spent the day at the park playing with other children. There were balls all over the place that she got to pick up and play with.


Carmen and her family like to visit the Monrovia Street Fair on Friday nights and spend time playing with the animals. Carmen loves to pet them.

Carmen is waving at the camera. Too cute!

Playing in the yard

Carmen still enjoys playing outside with rocks, her pail, and water. It's the simple pleasures in life.

A Day at the Races

Carmen got to bounce in a bouncy house. She loved it!

Carmen loves animals!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Day at the Beach

We went to Bolsa Chica beach where it took us 40 minutes to find parking. The first thing that Carmen noticed once we parked, was the balloons on a sign. She went crazy looking at them and trying to say, "Balloons!"

This is the first time Carmen has come into contact with the ocean. She loves baths and pools so we had a feeling that the ocean would be amazingly fun for her. Here, she is staring at the waves trying to figure out what this "ocean" thing is all about.

After taking a minute to think about it, Carmen decided that she wanted to run and jump into the ocean. Mommy is trying to keep her safe, as Carmen is quite the fearless baby.

The waves soon came and splashed Carmen and she loved it! She giggled with delight!

After playing in the ocean, we thought we'd all wind down and build a sand castle. Actually, we mostly just spent time filling the pail up with sand, dumping it out, and the re-filling it. Carmen loved playing with the sand and by the end of the day, we were all covered in it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Playing With Rocks

Carmen's new favorite pastime is to collect the shiny rocks from her grandma's garden and put them in her little red bucket. Once she collects them, she dumps them out, and then collects them once more. She can spend hours entertained with rocks. It's hilarious. Oh, she also enjoys banging the rocks together, as depicted in the pictures.

Carmen Now Has Pierced Ears! :)

It's a little hard to see her little gold studs, but a week ago Carmen got her ears pierced and she looks so adorable with her earrings.

Carmen has a rocking chair that she likes to rock in. If she's not in the chair, then she puts her toys in it and rocks them. She can be found rocking her plastic blocks and toy purse too.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Carmen's 1st Birthday!!

We can't believe that Carmen is already a whole year old! She is getting more and more fun as time passes and she seems to be learning so much.

Our good friend/neighbor, Nan, came over to join the birthday celebration.

Since Carmen wouldn't leave her b-day hat on, Uncle Kevin thought he'd wear it.

This was after Carmen decided to put handfuls of frosting in her mouth. It took her a while to decide if she wanted to eat the cake but when she finally did, she went full force.

Carmen's 1st Birthday Continued

Mom and dad put Carmen's birthday hat on and tried to pose for pictures.
We all gathered around Carmen and started singing Happy Birthday. She absolutely loves when we sing to her so she was quite delighted at this.

Carmen always makes that face when she gets excited! :)

Carmen loved all of her new toys and spent the rest of the evening playing with them.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

More pictures from Carmen's trip to Spain

The morning after our flight to Spain, Carmen was exhausted!

After a lot of rest, she was ready to hit the streets of Spain for some sightseeing.

Playing with her cousins and their toys was definitely a good time for Carmen.

Carmen spent most of her time in her cousin's comfy stroller. (Thanks again Nuria for letting us borrow it!)