Wednesday, December 19

Thanksgiving in Ojai

Since we couldn't be with family on Thanksgiving, we decided to get away for a few nights.  We went to Ojai, which was less than two hours North.  Ojai is kind of like a mini Santa Fe and is famous for its "pink moments" that are visible looking East to the mountains as the sun sets.  It only lasts a few moments and is really beautiful!

We found a place through airbnb (people rent out their own homes through this site, so we had access to a kitchen!) and took our own food, so we had a small Thanksgiving feast with rack of lamb, this grain free dressing, these savory sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie with this coconut flour crust, sourdough rolls, and some lacto-fermented cranberries and apples.  Yum.  Especially the sweet potatoes!

We went on a short hike up to a small woodland water fall which was perfect!  We walked around Ojai and played on the playground too.  Mavry loves to swing.

On the way home on Saturday, we took some time at the beach to try for Christmas family photos with the self timer.  It was too bright and we are all squinty eyed, so we will have to try for more. 

Wednesday, December 12

Mavry: 10 months

Mavry is 10 months old! 

She is standing on her own and getting a little more adventurous with that every day. 

She loves her walker wagon.  She will walk with it until she runs in to something and then stop and pull a book out of it to "read." 

She loves going out.  If the outside doors are open, she will head outside on her own. 

When she wakes up from her naps (on her floor bed), she will usually crawl to the door (I leave it closed but not pulled shut) and come out on her own. 

She has her own shelf in the kitchen now that has some vintage tea tins and other kitchen items just for her.  She can make quite the racket!

She loves to talk to herself.  She can be overheard saying "lamalamalamaduh" or something like it from her car seat or as she cruises around the room. 

She used to stay in the same room as us all the time, but now she frequently ventures into a room we are not in - usually the bathroom - to open cabinets and rifle through the contents.  We have put off baby proofing cabinets in our small apartment since we are hopefully moving soon, so we keep an eye on her!

See Mavry at:
9 months
8 months
7 months
6 months
5 months
4 months
3 months
2 months
5 weeks

Thursday, December 6

Catching up with Pictures

Today is Mavry's 10 month birthday!  But, I didn't get pictures done today so in the meantime, I leave you with these: 

Mavry and Colin getting ready for a wedding.  

Mavry wore a dress that used to be mine!

Colin's birthday breakfast in bed with sausage, homemade sourdough pancakes and hot chocolate. 

Practicing patty cake. 

And as I was uploading pics from Colin's camera, I found this one that he took.  :)