Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kalista - 6 Months

Today we celebrated Kalista's 6 month birthday. Sophia looks forward to these monthly birthdays since there are usually treats involved. And since Kalista is still too young to enjoy a little sweet indulgence...Sophia scores! But today was a special monthly birthday because Kalista got to enjoy her first meal other than milk...Rice Cereal! Yum!
Happy 6 Months to Me!
"Get ready baby!"
"Here you go!"
"You like it?"
"Hey! She likes it!"
Birthday treats
Sophia scores!
Sorry Kalista...Sophia will be scoring on
this one too! : )

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Well I think summer is definitely making an appearance in Santa Barbara, until June Gloom hits. We fired-up our pool and made it a nice 85 degrees so the kids can enjoy it, as well as Mommy & Daddy.
Here goes nothing!

Monday, May 24, 2010


We have been putting off having the girls sleep in the same room in fear they would no longer be our great little sleepers. But the other night we decided, "What the heck!" let's give it a whirl. Sophia was very excited to have her little sister in the same room. And I'm sure Kalista felt the same way...afterall this meant she would get out of the playroom and have a real "bed."
Ready for lights out!
I checked in on the girls later that night. 
They looked cozy to me!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

In Good Hands

Sophia & Kalista had a chance to spend some quality time with Grandma & Grandpa while we were in Cancun. Sophia had a few rough moments through the week, mainly when she woke up. Sophia told Grandpa, "Find my mommy and daddy." At one point she even told Grandma & Grandpa to go back to Fresno. But Grandpa played out her hand nicely by telling her okay he and Grandma would leave. Sophia quickly changed her tune! Smart cookie to realize if they left, she would be on her own. And as for Kalista...she was an angel as usual!
One way to Sophia's heart...swing!

Such a doll!
On the way to school

Viva La Cancun!

This past week, David & I were in Cancun...sans kiddos! And although the weather was on again off again as far as the rain...we had a very relaxing time. Sophia & Kalista were well taken care of by Grandma and Grandpa.
Welcome drinks!
View from our room at The Ritz
Fresh, sweet fruit
Pastries galore!
Loved the smoked salmon!
We missed our little ones!
So relaxing
I could totally get accustomed to this life!
Hola from Cancun!
Wastin' away in Margaritaville!

Yummy seafood platter
Walking out of the salon. 
I desperately needed a haircut...soooo I cheated on 
my hairdresser and went to the hotel salon. Sorry Shannon!
This tree saved us one night when we got caught 
in a major downpour!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Princesses Galore

Today Sophia attended a birthday party fit for a princess. Tiara making, lots of jewelry, face painting and a visit from Ariel...what a fun day!
Storytime with Ariel
Fun face painting
Putting on the finishing touches
Mommy's Princess
Sophia and Marko
Hugs from Ariel

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yellow Bird

Tuesday mornings are a highlight of our week. Sophia loves Yellow Bird and absolutely adores Alex.
Gone fishing
"Oh well weeeee drum and we drum and we drum
and we stop."
We love you Alex!

A Little White Lie

Anyone with kids knows how hard it can be for them to be entertained while enduring long car rides. Sophia never liked to watch tv or dvds, but this has changed within the last 6 months or so - thank goodness! Therefore the DVD player in the car has become a wonderful form of entertainment. But with that being said, David & I don't necessarily want to listen to what Sophia is watching. Soooo, we told her the DVD doesn't work without the headphones. At first she didn't believe us, but when she took off the earphones...NO SOUND. It's just a little white lie :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

House of Heisler - Beatles Style!

Our family helped Stuart (our brother-in-law) celebrate his 50th birthday. My sister-in-law, Kamala, did a fabulous job coordinating this wonderful and magical Beatles celebration.  Everything from the invitations, guest passes, food, decor and music was perfect!
Our invitations
Party Passes
Sophia & Uncle Stuart
on the Red Carpet
Sophia & Groovy Auntie Kamala
The Heisler Boys
Sophia with Mark & David
Kalista with Alison & Mark
The Beatles! This band was like the real deal!
This cake was so yummy!
50 is Nifty! Happy Birthday Stuart!