Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sienna and her Ice Cream

Sienna has a very unique way of eating her ice cream cone. She likes to eat the cone part first. Now, you maybe thinking, doesn't the ice cream fall off the cone or melt onto her lap?? The answer is yes it does! She is a mess after eating an ice cream cone. You must watch her or ask her to hold the cone. However, Sienna has a temper and she can get very combative if you don't comply with her wishes:).

Monday, March 30, 2009

Aquarium of the Pacific

Tessa and Sienna had a field trip today. We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Tessa has been here before but I think she enjoyed herself much more this time around. She was so intrigued with the seal that was swimming in the tank and following the kids. She also loved the sharks and was even brave enough to stick her hands inside and touch a few. Sienna liked the fished in the fish tank but wasn't so crazy about the rest. She was really interested in playing with her seat belt latches on the stroller. Go figure:).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bed Jumping Time

Tonight was jumping off the bed onto the pillows below. This has to be Tessa favorite thing to do. She loves it. The more she gets to jump, roll or walk off the bed the better.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Ballerina, Ballerina... Tita made the girls ballerina skirts. They love putting them on and dancing around. The girls both put their hands in the air and twirl around then bow and say thank you. It is the cutest thing.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Night

The girls love to go to Ikea for dinner. Tessa loves the fact that she gets to go inside of a cave as she calls it. When we enter the parking structure, she looks around to see if she can see any coyotes. We have to be very quite in the car and when she spots one, she screams "Coyote, Coyote!!" Once we are inside, she loves the mac and cheese dinner with a chocolate milk as a chaser. She also loves to play on the touch screen computer that they have in the children's area. She is teaching Sienna all the ropes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Andres does push-ups and sit ups every morning. He has the girls following his every lead. They lay down on the ground with him and he does leg lifts while holding on to the cabinet. It is the cutest thing you have every seen. Tessa also does push-ups where she sticks her but up in the air and pushes off with her feet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sienna and her Toes

Sienna loves her feet. She plays with them at every chance. When she is eating her very bad habit is to put her feet on the table. We tell her no but she keeps doing it until we push her way from the tables edge. It is funny because she will stretch her toes to see if she can reach it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Donut Hole

Every Friday, my hubby takes our daughter to the Donut Hole. The girls refer it as the Donut Cave. They each get a donut with sprinkles. Now Tessa doesn't not eat the entire donut nor does Sienna. When you find the half eaten donuts in the back seat of the truck you will see that they only eat the top of it. They lick off the frosting and leave the rest. They get so excited when they see the huge donut. They both yell "DONUT CAVE!"

Monday, March 23, 2009

Picture Day

My two adorable daughters had their pictures taken for school. They are so cute. Tessa is almost 3 and I really don't know where the time went. Sienna is about 18 months and she is getting to be such a ham. She loves her Daddy taking pictures of her.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


We found this poor little dog that has been neglected. She is a Cocker Spaniel that has mange, fleas and is so skinny you can see her bones. It was so sad. We called the Human Society and they came to get her. We can only hope they will give the help she needs so she can find a new home.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Play Time

Tessa and Sienna like to play. I can not say they play together all the time but when they have their moments, all is good at the house. Tessa still takes things from Sienna but Sienna takes it in stride until she snaps and all bets are off. Sienna will take something Tessa is playing with and run.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Night Picnic

Today we got some dinner and went out to Ontario airport to watch the planes land. We had dinner in the back of the truck and watched the planes come in from the sky and land over head. It was so cool. The girls were mesmerized by the big jet flying right above us. Sienna was a little scared of the noise at first but then she wanted to see more. It was an awesome night.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ice Cream and Tessa

Tessa loves ice cream. She can eat this everyday if we let her. Her favorite this time around is chocolate. Sienna doesn't like ice cream every much. She really isn't found of cold things like ice cream so Tessa can be certain that she has dibs on all the ice cream we have at home.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Sienna is standing on her Daddy's hands. They love fooling around with him. Sienna was a bit leery at first but after she saw her sister do it, she couldn't wait to have her Daddy hold her up.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

Today the girls went to school to celebrate St Patty's Day. They were excited becasue they each received a sticker and a cupcake. They both wore their Idealab green t-shirts and posed for a picture.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Daddy and Snakes

Tessa loves playing with her Daddy. She put all her stuff animals on him and attacked him with her snake. Tessa is definitely a Daddy's Girl. They are the best pals and she copies his every move. It is adorable!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Santa Ana Zoo

We started our day going to Disneyland. But when we got to the parking structure the lines to park were way to long. So we decide to go to the Santa Ana zoo instead. It was a great move. The girls had a blast watching the monkeys jump and swing and watching the elephant give people rides. We asked each of them if they wanted to go for a ride on the elephant and they both said no. I guess an elephant ride is not the same as a pony ride.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


One of the girls favorite things to do is jump off our bed and onto pillows below. Once a week we gather all the pillows from our bed and spread them below to cover the floor. The girls take turns jumping off the foot of the bed and landing on the pillows. They get such a kick out it and it is a great way to work off some of their energy before they go to sleep.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Sienna is a sleeping beauty. However, when she wakes up she is a total grouch! You can not ask her anything because she just says NO. Sienna, would you like milk. NO! Sienna do you want to go downstairs to eat? NO! If you approach her it is the same thing, NO! Tessa says she is just like Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street but worse.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tessa acting silly

Tessa is quite a character. She is always trying to do funny things. Here she was asking her Daddy to eat a pasta noodle. He did and then it was her turn. She did so and it slurped up and hit her in the nose. She laughed and laughed.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bella's Thank You Note

Bella sent Tessa and Sienna a thank you note for her birthday gift. When Tessa noticed that the letter was addressed to her she was very excited. She opened it right away and looked at it. She smiled and said, "I miss you Bella!"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We got these square mats for the girls to play with downstairs on the title. They really are creative in what they do with them. Sienna likes to pick them up and move them around. Tessa likes me to call out a number and she jumps on each square based on the color. They both get upset if Bailey comes by and steps on the squares. Tessa will say, "Bailey, not on my square!"

Monday, March 9, 2009

Buena Noches

Tonight the girls wanted to call everyone to say good night. We called Poppa, Abuela, Tita, and Daddy. Sienna was the ring leader and she would tell me who to dial. Tessa is not much of a phone person so she only says hello and good bye.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Family Car Wash

Today was car washing day. Andres, and the girls all washed their cars. The girls love to help their Daddy wash the car even if they wash only one side of the car and usually in the same spot.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


We bought a rocket launcher for the girls. It is air propelled and they love it. Tessa gets a kick from stepping on the air stomp really hard and seeing the rocket hit our ceiling. Sienna just laughs and laughs when she does it. She of course is also the rocket re-launcher.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Night Time Reading

Every night we read 3 books to the girls. Currently they are, the Nose Book, There's a Wocket in my Pocket and The Lion King. Tessa's favorite is the Lion King and Sienna just goes along for the ride. They love hearing these books over and over. Tessa is now reading There's A Wocket in my Pocket to us. It is the cutest thing.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NO Sienna!

Sienna loves to climb. Here she is climbing on her rocking horse on our tile floor. She is trying to stand up on it. She is my little dare devil.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tessa and Jackpop's

Tessa loves to play with her Jackpop's. Here she is playing that they are jumping around a wall trying not to fall into the watery pit below. The watery pit is Bailey's water bowl.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ABC News

Charlie Gibson of ABC World news was at Idealab this morning. He interviewed my CEO Bill Gross of Idealab were I work. The segment was entitled "California's Innovative Ideas". The set-up in the office took about 2 hours and the interview lasted about 20 minutes if that. I love working at Idealab every day is a new excitement.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Sienna really loves to lick her spoon after eating ice cream. However, she doesn't get to pick the flavor. She leaves it up to Tessa to pick for her. When I ask the girls what kind of ice cream they want Tessa says chocolate. When I ask Sienna, she looks at her sister and then Tessa answers, "Vanilla." Then about mid way, Tessa will say, "Sienna, here is chocolate."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Art Day

Painting was today's activity. I got out the paints and let the girls paint some pictures. It started out fairly easy until Sienna started eating the paint; Tessa used her finger nails to paint her picture. In the end, the girls each painted their hands, face and their shirts. They also made some very nice pieces of art.