Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tolmachoff Farms

Today, Carmela and I went to the Pumpkin Patch.  They had a petting zoo, a corn maze, and lots of corn and pumpkins.  The best part was when Carmela was watching the chickens and up came a crowing rooster.  She thought is was so funny that that big bird would make such a noise!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mom and Tot Swim


 Carmela (almost 10 months old now and crawling all around) and I have been taking a swim class on Saturday mornings with my friend, Holly, and her 11 month old, Abby.  Carmela is such an observer.  She studies her surroundings and likes to figure out who she's hanging out with.  Our first Saturday, the teacher had us all line the babies up on the edge of the pool, count to 3, and have the kiddoes "jump" into the water.  Carmela was too busy studying everyone else to watch her mommy, so we waited until everyone else had jumped in, before she took her turn.  Now she knows the routine and enjoys the edge of pool sitting jumps, watching me blow bubbles, and waving hello to the other kids.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lupita, Cynthia, and Carmela


Carmela loves Lupita.  Lupita reads to her, tells her stories, rocks her to sleep, and sings to her.  A couple times a week Lupita's daughter, Cynthia,  comes to play.  Cynthia is 5 and loves to entertain Carmela with toys and smiley faces.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Pic of the month

Carmela and I went and had our pictures taken for Mother's Day.  This was our favorite!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Utah Trip

Grandpa Robertson and Baby Carmela
Mom and Dad enjoying the gardens together.
Me, Carmela (4mo), Melissa, and Mark (3mo)

Carmela and Mommy

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lupita's Baptism

Lupita is our new nanny.  She is originally from Mexico and is in our Stake.  She has been waiting to find a job where she didn't have to work Sundays and where she could be content with her home environment.  Lupita moved in with us this month and will move into the studio apartment once Jenny's semester is up.  (Jenny is a business student renting the studio on the back of the house.)  Tonight we went to Lupita's baptism.  There were two others baptized as well.  It was nice.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I loved these pizzas!  I want to make this an annual tradition. : )  Oh, yah...I love my Valentine too. Thanks, Jack, for planning such a fun dinner.  Next year Carmela might enjoy some pizza too.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Carmela's Blessing

Jack gave Carmela a name and a blessing today.  It was a beautiful blessing.  We had many family members join us.  Carmela wore the same blessing dress that Aunt Eileen made for me for my blessing.  Aunt Eileen made this white afghan for Carmela. Perfect for her blessing day.