Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Swimming Birthday Party

Last Saturday, Kyra had the pleasure of attending her friend Milan's 4th Birthday party. It was a Tinkerbell princess swimming party at Grandma and Grandpa's community pool in Irvine. Kyra had a lot of fun swimming, and she even got to swim with her friends Natasha and Sophia. We unfortunately didn't get photos with Natasha this time around, but there are some cute ones with Sophia below. It was Sophia's very first time in a pool ever, and she did amazingly well! The girls had a great time, and we can't wait to go swimming again now that the weather is finally heating up! Check out the video below for some cuteness from Kyra and her Daddy. You'll want to silence the music player at the bottom of the blog, and make sure your sound is turned up!

Swimming with Sophia and her Mommy, Irini
(Jackie's old high school friend)
Tuckered out from a fun afternoon of swimming...
She refused to let go of that balloon, but couldn't keep her eyes open!
Those little piggy toes couldn't be any cuter!
Our sleepy little swimmer

An absolutely adorable video of Kyra swimming with Daddy:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

First Swim Of The Summer!

Having fun with Daddy!
That 18-month size swim suit isn't going to fit her for long!
Kyra still LOVES her little floating raft!
Wrapped up in one of her Paul Frank monkey towels!
Mommy & Kyra love Julius the Monkey!

We had our first swim of the summer today, and Kyra did great! She took a few minutes to get used to the water, but she was all smiles as soon as she got into her floating raft! She was giggling and smiling and talking and saying "more" the entire time! She even practiced kicking - Daddy will be teaching her to swim, but she definitely loves her raft! I think it's safe to say that Kyra will be spending a lot of time in the pool this summer!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kyra's 1st Trip To Santa Barbara

Last month, we took Kyra on her first trip to Santa Barbara. Well, her first trip since being born - she went there once before, in Mommy's tummy, just before Christmas in 2009. On her first real trip, we all had a great time! Kyra got to see the sights, including Bitterman's Deli, UCSB's campus, downtown, Stearn's Wharf, the rose garden at the Mission, and even the Zoo! But her favorite activity was simply playing in the hotel room. She loved sitting on the couch, playing on the bed, and even just fooling around in her Pack 'n Play.

Kyra loved the hotel room! It was a fancy room at the Best Western by the beach!
Playtime with Mommy
Playing on the bed!
Look Mommy, it's a shoe!
Tickles and giggles with Daddy!
Look Daddy, there's a ceiling fan up there! This room really is fancy!
Ring, ring. Who is it?
Strolling around UCSB
Kyra was very excited about her new UCSB ball!
Storke Tower at UCSB
Too worn out to eat Woodstock's!
Kyra's lucky to have such a cozy Daddy to nap on!
Seriously, she did NOT want to wake up!
Back at the hotel after a fun day! A little playtime before bed.
After breakfast, on Stearn's Wharf
Running all over the rose garden at the Mission
Checking out the fountain
Smelling the roses with Daddy
Lunch at Bitterman's Deli
The red Specials sign in the background was featuring a sandwich called "The Kiki." They must've known we were coming.
A quick trip to the Zoo
Signing "birdie" with Daddy
More animals!