I took these pictures of Layla in the middle of last month. I put them all together in a little animation for everyone. She was just getting the hang of rolling over. Now she rolls all over the place and is trying really hard to crawl. When she tries to crawl she just slides backwards!
And I didn't forget about Jourdan!
When Jourdan, Layla and I finally moved out here to San Diego in the beginning of January the first thing we did was...go to the beach! First time those little baby toes were in the sand. Jourdan was at this same beach when he was a couple days old. Layla had to wait until she was almost 6 months old. But still...the same beach!
In the beginning of January, before I moved back to San Diego, my mom, Anna, Anna's friend Hannah, Hannah's mom, Layla and I went to New York City. The trip was for Anna and Hannah's birthday. The highlight and the main purpose of going was to visit the American Girl Store. Every eight year old girl's dream.
I was chosen to be the driver in New York City. By that I mean, no one else wanted to do it.
Traffic was insane! I have never experienced anything like driving in New York before.
And it was FREEZING!!
But that didn't stop us from walking around all day.
We saw Saint Patrick's Cathedral...
...and stopped by Rockefeller Center before heading over to the American Girl Store.
The American Girl Store was crazy. There were so many people there spending money. The place was cute but definitely set up so parents would spend lot of money. We had to walk through the store to get to the Cafe, of course, which is were we had dinner.
All the little details were adorable.
And of course the dolls could eat with us.
The dinner was good and of course afterwards we went to spend money in the store. After the American Girl Place we went out and braved the cold again to walk around town. We went over to Rockefeller Center. The girls wanted to ice skate but there were too many people so we just walked around and took in the sights.
When we got back to the hotel we took some pictures of the girls with their dolls.
Then we realized Layla was about the same size as the dolls. So cute!
The next day we went over to the site where the World Trade Towers once stood. I don't have words to describe the feeling. So many people lost their lives there.
Afterwards we went to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty.
The sunset on the way back was beautiful.
My favorite picture. I took this on the back of the ferry going back to Battery Park. The American Flag, the Statue of Liberty, the sunset...perfect.
You can see more pictures here. We had a lot of fun. We wish we could have stayed longer but that just means we will have to go back!
Ok, so I pretty much suck at posting these past couple weeks. I have been really busy. Believe me, I have plenty of pictures and stories to tell. I will probably be putting up a bunch of posts in the next week or so. I know, you can't wait...can you?