Day 180

Making "coffee" and drinking it.

I'm sorry, loyal fans. I've been SO lazy. At least I'm all caught up now. :) Don't expect anything great tomorrow. I'll only get to see him when I drop him off for school. After that I'm working, doing RN orientation and testing, then working again! Booo. :(

Day 179

Peppermint Jo-Jo's are BACK at Trader Joe's. Niko saw me holding the cookie and he says, "Mommy!! A cookie??..........for NIKO?! Thank you!"

Day 178

Watching Maisy of course.

Day 177

Don't think he has enough books to read....

Day 176

Being shy in his new Mickey Mouse towel. It's the greatest incentive to get him out of the tub.

Day 175

He had a LOT of presents to play with the morning after our party. He loved his lizard puppets from Adriana. He went around the house making the lizard viciously eat everything.

Day 174

Happy Birthday to us. :)

Day 173

Pre-birthday celebrations at Nino's.

Day 172

Niko and Malia are too cute!


Day 171

Here is Niko's chicken, Tallulah. He likes to yell, "Here chickens, come eat breakfast!" Just like in his Maisy book.

Day 170

The first fire in the fireplace!


Day 169

Disneyland and chickens!! Today was a good day. :) Niko's chicken is Tallulah (obviously. From Maisy :)

Day 168

He put ALL the toys he could grab onto his bed and started playing with him. I have no idea why, but it made him happy. Oh, yeah and he was naked.


Day 167

Little blurry, but you get the idea! He loves to scooter. Nino's giving him one for his birthday...shhhh. :)

Day 166

He loves his chocolate from Ms. Sandra every day after school!


Day 165

He's doing great with the potty training! I can see the end of the diapers road in sight. :)


Day 164

Niko has decided that he enjoys wearing stripes. He proudly takes off his sweatshirt when we get to school and declares to everyone in the room "I has stripes!" Then he points out everybody else who is wearing stripes.

He also started pedaling on his tricycle today for the first time! He was doing it all by himself without any help. He was picking up the crunchy leaves off of the sidewalk and putting them into the back of his bike. :)

Day 163


Day 162

Sorry, got a little behind. Here's a fun afternoon of reading Maisy and bike riding. When we passed the obnoxious German Shepherd down the street he said, "Doggy madatchu!" Thanks Niko.


DaY 161

Happy Halloween!

Cam and Luke win for best costumes this year.

Day 160

Thank you Julia for Bulstrode the Boat!! He loves it.


Day 159

Pumpkin carving day! We made a Tigger pumpkin and a spider pumpkin with Mom and Hector. Absolutely no credit goes to Nino and John who were watching basketball all night.


Day 158

Niko's spider shirt glowing in the dark.


Day 157

We made it to Disneyland before Halloween! Niko was incredibly traumatized by the Haunted Mansion (even though he used to love it), but he conquered his fears of Dumbo and loved that ride!

Day 156

A little pooped out after Vroman's.


Day 155

We FINALLY made it to the pumpkin patch!!! It took weeks but we made it. Niko liked pulling around the wagon (except when I was in it).

We recreated last years picture with Nino. It will have to be a tradition. :) Niko's gotten a lot bigger. He was just learning how to walk when we went last year.