Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Twenty Ten

Whew...this month has been crazy busy for the Romer clan!
My dear bestie, "betty" just got hired with a P.D. to be a crime fighting badass.
And as happy as I am for her, I'm extremely sad that she will be leaving me here in SoCal :-(
We go way back to the days when she was a Marine at MALS-39.
Man...we've had some fun times together as single women...
It's crazy how time flies and how much things change in just a few short years.
It was literally like 3 years ago when we were tearing up the bars in Carlsbad and San Diego County!
So "Betty"...I'm not gonna get all sentimental on ya (cause we're tough chicks)...
But I am going to tell you that I love you like a sister...and I mean that!
I will definitely come visit you...and that is a PROMISE.
Good luck on your next chapter in life...
You deserve everything good that comes your way!!
Here are some pics from her going away party...Halloween style of course!
This was my other costume...Snooki...because my Greek Goddess costume was extremely itchy and I improvised at the last minute!

Playing flip cup...and I sucked


Nick and I took Dannika trick or treating this year...
It was really for us...cause we have a horrible sweet tooth and wanted free Halloween Candy.
Dannika had so much fun though, and everyone LOVED her.
She was being so sweet and waving goodbye to everyone.
I don't think she quite understood the concept though.

her official first Halloween candy

her trick or treat bag...made by yours truly

One of the houses on the street turned their front yard into one of the most elaborate home made haunted houses I've ever seen! We decided to take Dannika inside...not gonna freaked her and me out! There were like werewolves and crazy people jumping out at us. she was quite the trooper though!

this thing again?!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

Sometimes, before Nick and I go to bed, we like to go in and pick up Dannika to cuddle her.
She sleeps through the night now so we don't really ever have to worry about getting her back to sleep. 
She's always in some random position COMPLETELY opposite of whatever position we lay her down in.

This was her last night...
This does NOT look comfy....

I have no idea how she's breathing!

Dannika also likes to "talk" on the phone.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos

Nick and I took Dannika to the Dia De Los Muertos festival in San Juan today...
Dannika had a blast, and tried authentic homemade horchata for the first time...
She loved it a little too

The weather was absolutely gorgeous today.
It was a perfect day for riding the bike...
Some of the few things I miss doing with Nick since I've had Dannika.
It seems like that bike has just been sitting in our garage since before he left on deployment in January!
It was supposed to be a "gas saver" for Nick since he was commuting to San Diego when he was on the drill field...and everyone knows his giant lifted chevy does not to too bueno on gas.

Dannika is still awesome though, and I do enjoy every minute I spend with her...even when she's being a butt.
We fall so much in love with her everyday!

There she is :-)

mmm....homemade tostada

"Grown-Up" Cups and Halloween at the Digirolamo's

I gave Dannika some plastic cups to play with this week, and I caught her a few times pretending to drink out of them.
It's funny cause every time I'm drinking something out a cup, she insists on having a sip of it too.
This morning, I had Nick put a little water in her cup to see if she would take it herself...
and she thought she was so "cool"...and it's funny cause normally she will NOT drink water out of her sippy cup. 
I guess I've found my way to get her to drink water.
I put her in her high chair and poured her milk from her sippy cup into her "grown-up" cup...
She drank ALL her milk from it!!
She's just growing so fast...too fast for me :-(

Last night, Nick, Dannika and I were invited to our first Halloween party of the year at the Digiloramo residence!

Becca made some delicious beanless chili...
And of course, the wine was flowing!

What a blast!

The Digiloramos!

us :-)

This is Nick's BFFFL (Best Friends Forever For Life), Ben Boera...Nick's LT....Dannika loves him...he's like THAT Uncle Ben...except for the fact he keeps trying to make her an ASU fan...we all know that I will not let that happen.

Victoria and Jackson (Becca's son) 
I love this picture

The Boera's!

The Roegge's....Lindsay loves wine as much as I do! 

The munchkins

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

We finally got around to carving our pumpkins this morning!
With Dannika being sick all week, it was hard to find the time do that.
It was a lot more fun this year than last year because Dannika actually tried to "help".
She tried to scoop out the guts in the pumpkins...

and even though she tried to put the seeds BACK in the pumpkin...she kinda got the idea.
Of course, since our daughter is borderline ADD...
She got bored really quick.

She spent the majority of the morning crawling around our garage...getting into everything...
and getting EXTREMELY dirty...

but we had fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sick Babies Can Be Cute

Her cheeks are all rosy from her fever...and check out that hair!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Silver Bullet

Dannika woke up on Sunday morning with a 103 degree fever...

Nick and I aren't really the type of parents that freak out when babies get a little fever,

I called the hospital and talked to the "Kid's Doc"...
She told us to alternate Tylenol and Motrin,
Give her a luke warm bath to cool her off,
If she still has a fever in the morning, bring her in to the ER!

Well, we were woken up this morning at 3am by a screaming baby,
by 530am, I made the decision to take her in...
Nick is on the range this week, so he had to be at the armory by 430am, therefore, he was long gone.

They took her rectal temperature at the hospital (something Dannika DID NOT enjoy)...
Her fever had risen to 104.8 degrees...

Turns out she has a urinary tract infection...
They pumped her with antibiotics and sent us home with a prescription.

She's been doing no bueno all day :-(

And her fever has not gone down..

Here she is being miserable and freezing cold (cause of her fever), and here I am (being the asian that I am), snapping pictures away on my blackberry...poor babygirl.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Daddy/Daughter Time

So much for going to the GHC (Gym, Haircut *for Nick, Commissary) today.
Miss Dannika Jane woke up with a 103 fever :-(

On a good note,
Her fever is slowly going down (thank you Tylenol),
She is super cuddly :-)

Nick calls her "Small Paul" when she's wearing her Paul Frank jammies...
For some reason, I think it's the cutest nickname ever.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

2nd Annual Romer Family Pumpkin Patch Trip

Nick brought up something cool today on our way to the irvine park railroad's pumpkin patch...

"If we do it twice, then it's a tradition."

We took Dannika last year when she was only 3 months old...
We got some cute photos, but we spent most of the time there trying to "pose" her in different pumpkin patches, and "propping" her up against pumpkins so she wouldn't fall over.

Hard to believe that this was just one year ago...

It was quite a challenge trying to prop up a 3 month old on some pumpkins.


We started off the day with spending the morning at work with mama...
I had to go in for a few hours to monitor a PFT for the XO, and Nick and Dannika were great sports and hung out with me.

Right afterwards, we all went to lunch in Santa Ana at the BCD Tofu House.
It is one of our favorite Korean restaurants in town.

Then it was off to the pumpkin patch!
We had a lot more fun this year because Dannika's more aware of her surroundings.
And with keeping with the "Fall Time" theme, she was wearing her Aggie football jersey...
Being from College Station, I associate all things Fall with football...

Today actually looked and felt like Fall...which is rare is Southern California!

She was having a BLAST on this horse

Representin' the 12th Man in USC Trojan territory

picking out pumpkins with her daddy

getting her face painted

Sooo exhausted! Notice the face paint that ended up above her