My Name is Inez

and I have officially joined the awkward teeth phase.

I’ve got two permanent bottom teeth, one permanent front tooth, one baby front tooth, and two holes where I have recently lost teeth.

Luckily, my parents think I’m cute anyway.

My Name is Olive

and I like to play peek-a-boo.


My Name is Olive

I’m getting really good at standing all on my own.

My sisters affectionately call me The Cheshire Cat when I wear this outfit. Except for Gwen who can’t say “cheshire” correctly. She calls me the “Treasure Cat.”


My Name is Holly

And I’m a Disneyland junkie. Also, I’ve shamelessly dragged my family into this addiction.

We had kind of a crazy summer. So a few weeks before school started I told Dave to take some time off work because we were going to be headed to Disneyland for a little R&R before school and schedules ruled our lives. It was a very short trip, but totally worth it (as always).

Here are some shots that I took just around the park.

Years of people passing by and unknowingly touching this knob has made the grain of the wood stand out. It’s weird, but Dave and I love this. Anyone recognize what/where this is located?









I love my baby’s cute legs and feet sticking out of the stroller. They go straight out like this when she’s excited about something.
(I like to think she’s just excited about being at Disneyland.)

The obligatory picture from Dumbo.

Gwen always asks to see Winnie the Pooh. Since it isn’t usually very long, that’s the one line we stand in for characters—especially since you get to see two-three characters after only one line. Plus, I just can’t say no to that face.
Well, I can say no and do say no to her quite often. But in this instance, I can’t.

I love the coy little smile she gets from seeing Tigger.

Inez and I happened upon Sulley at California Adventure. Inez was really sad that she was unable to get his autograph (his hands are hard plastic and huge) but settled for a hug where she nearly disappeared into his fur.

On our last day Gwen wanted to wear her Alice costume.

As we were leaving the park, the Disneyland Marching Band was out by the entrance/exit along with Alice and the Mad Hatter. They pulled Gwen out of the crowd to participate. It was really cute and I took about 5,000 pictures.

This was the Band Leader, the Mad Hatter, and Alice discussing what song to play/sing with Gwen.

Afterward I asked Gwen if she felt a little shy. She said, “Yes. I was a lot shy.”

‘I’ for Inez

‘G’ is for Gwen but since there is not a ‘G’ in California, we tried to get Gwen to make the ‘C’ look like a ‘G’. We weren’t very successful.

‘O’ is for Olive.

And a close-up on Miss Olive.

‘L’ for Lesue

We loved our hotel, which was a really good thing because this was our first trip in about five years where we actually went back to our room to rest. I was extra tired being in my first trimester during this trip.
Do you see the hidden mickey in the logo?

Until next time…

My Name is Olive

I have chubby cheeks.

I like to clap.

I like to charge towards the camera with flared nostrils.

I have a crooked smile with three teeth.

My Mom thinks that something about my little body makes me look “old” in this picture.

And I really love pulling up to just about anything.

Nine months is a good age.

My Name is Olive

And I have fun getting myself into a tight spot.

It’s a lot of fun until I fall off that little ledge and hit my forehead on the hard floor.

My Name is Olive

And I’ve discovered something beyond crawling. I get up on my knees, bounce around a little bit, and yell. Once I get there, I’m not quite sure what I should do next, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon enough.

Anyway, it’s really fun. I highly recommend it to all babies.

My Name is Olive

And I have been introduced to grass.


My Name is Olive

I’m a mover and a shaker. My Mom has no idea how I got here. I like to keep her on her toes. In fact, I think it’s pretty funny.


My Name is Gwen

And sometimes I’m a little cheeky.