Today Lyla started rolling over!! It's so cute. She uses her tiny little arm muscles and pushes super hard while laying on her belly. After about 30- 60 seconds of encouragement- PLOP, she's on her back. She just stares at us, while we clap and squeal. She is totally freaked out by her crazy parents.


Fourth of July.
Today, our little firecracker celebrated her first Independence Day! We enjoyed the afternoon by having some friends over for a cookout, which consisted of burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken... oh, and of course, beer pong! When it started to get dark, we packed up the stroller and began our walk with the everyone to Fullerton Elementary (where they have awesome fireworks every year). Madelyn and Mason rode up in a wagon, decorated for the 4th, by Ms. Janet. Kevin pushed Lyla in her stroller, which was full of red, white and blue ribbons. Once we got to Fullerton, we set our blankets up, lit some sparklers, and the fireworks began. All the kiddies did great! There were not any tears. Mady was of course thrilled by every pink firework (she has an obsession with anything pink). Mason looked excited when he wasn't dozing off- clearly the noise didn't effect him. It didn't seem to bother Lyla either. She cuddled up with her Daddy and looked up in the sky. She was enjoying the bright lights so much the sound didn't matter. We had so much fun with our friends and can't wait for another holiday to celebrate with our little one...hhmm, what should she be for Halloween?....


Ear Piercing with Gammy.
The little princess had her ears pierced today with "Gammy" aka, my mom, Sheri. I did not want to be the one to hold her for the actual piercing , so my mom sat in the chair with her, and I took a short walk around the mall, feeling guilty the whole time (which was only two minutes.) She was starting to fall asleep right as the piercer was making the mark on her ears with the special pen, poor thing! But she soon woke up! My mom said she let out a good cry, but it only lasted a minute. By the time I got back to her, she had stopped crying, and was asleep for the car ride home. She looks like such a big girl with her earrings!! Thanks Gammers!

The calm before the storm.

The storm.