Monday, October 25, 2010

7 Months!

"I can't believe it"

Trip to Zoomars... Baby Miniature Bull

Miniature Cow

"Giddy Up"

Hanging with the goats

Our darling baby girl is 7 months old! Where does the time go? She is full of smiles and giggles. Natasha loves playing with her musical toys and even likes listening to mommy sing, even though I'm not the greatest singer. She loves fruits and vegetables... I haven't found a food she doesn't like. Since Zac went pheasant hunting over the weekend, I took Natasha to Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano. It was a lot of fun and I think Natasha really enjoyed it too. She definitely likes looking at the goats... it might be because we could actually go in the goat's pen to pet them. We will definitely be going back as Natasha grows.

This will be Natasha's first Halloween and her social calendar is filling up. Although Natasha does not have an actual costume, she does have a pretty adorable Halloween outfit. Natasha has already worn it to the pumpkin patch, but she will be sporting it 4 more times this year. We have our 2010 Babies Club Halloween Party on Thursday. On Friday, my Stroller Strides group trick or treating stroller to stroller. Sunday is Halloween and we will stay home and pass out candy. And finally, on Monday our Music Class is having a Harvest Potluck. It will be a busy week, but it will be lots of fun!

We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkins and Oktoberfest

Natasha's Halloween Outfit

Look at that face!

At the pumpkin patch

I think she liked it

Mommy and Me

Family photo... might be on our x-mas card this year!

What a fun time at the pumpkin patch

Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club

Chicken dance

Tower of cups... we didn't win it this year

It was a busy weekend for the Larson family. On Saturday, we headed out to Tanaka Farms in Irvine for their pumpkin patch. Natasha was ready to celebrate fall in her Halloween tutu. She loved seeing all the pumpkins and we have the adorable pictures to prove it. We didn't get the chance to explore the whole farm because we had to head out to our second event of the day... Oktoberfest! This was our fourth year attending the Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Last year we didn't go because we had an Oktoberfest celebration of our own (we announced to our friends and family that we were pregnant with Natasha). We met up with Uncle Matty and Auntie Lizzy and our friends for brats, beer, potato pancakes and of course, the chicken dance! Natasha was a great trooper with all the excitement and fell asleep in her stroller by 8pm.

On Sunday, we went over to Grandma Lou's house to celebrate Zac's cousin, Rhonda's birthday! She was visiting from Oregon and we had a nice family dinner with the Larson's and the Hauge's. It was a fun evening with lots of laughs, love and good company!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What's on the menu, Ma?

Fresh from our garden
Home grown bell pepper

Home grown cucumber...

... and tomatoes!

I'm ready to eat!
What am I having tonight?

Sweet Potatoes!

Miss Natasha might not be ready for the fresh veggies from our garden, but so far she is loving sweet potatoes, bananas and butternut squash. I'm making carrots and pears for her to try next week, along with mashed avocados... YUM YUM! Other than trying new foods, Natasha is now a tummy sleeper. We put her to bed on her back and in a matter of seconds she rolls over to her tummy. She is great at grabbing things and shows much interest in the remote control (even has changed the channel a couple of times... to cartoons!). Also, she is mastering putting her binky back in her mouth (the right way)... we think she is bright! And maybe, music is in her future, because she is really enjoying our music classes and the music table that we are borrowing from her friend, Jack Yabroff.