Friday, September 25, 2009

Life's Lessons

I hope you...

I hope you learn... to love life
I hope you aren't afraid... to be yourself
I hope you love... giving people a chance
I hope you get... your mom's laugh
I hope you laugh... at your mistakes
I hope you never forget... we all love you
I hope you ignore... mean people
I hope you become... whatever you want to be
I hope you respect... all living things
I hope you grow... old and happy

I stole this from a blog I occasionally read ( These were from note cards filled in by her friends and family to her baby at her shower. Maybe I should add I hope you always...give credit where credit is due.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

show me your heart

does it get any better?


If a picture speaks 1000 words...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summertime...and the livin's easy...

A happy Saturday afternoon in Malibu...

Daddy climbing the cliffs...

Monkey see...

Monkey do...
Auntie Jen's first appearance on the blog!

Oh summer, how we love thee...

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Picture Show

Last weekend was chock full of good times. Most notably, Ryan and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary on the same day our good friends Terry and Julie got married. Eli spent the weekend with Nana & Papa. We picked him up and took him to the park...

We also spent some time watching a few of Michael Jackson's old videos. Putting aside the last 10-12 years of his life in favor of the first 35, no one can argue the talent that boy had. Eli was moved to dance...

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's June?

How on EARTH is it June? Seriously. Well, since another month has whizzed past, here's what's new...Eli's vocabulary is EXPLODING!! Not that anyone but Ryan or I understand much of what he's saying, but it's certainly coming. Among this month's favorites are Oliver and Penny (Oli-wah & Pepi), outside (SIIIIIDE!!!), more (mo!), flower, water, pool, swim...he learned those last few on our weekend trip to our dear friends (Michael & Wayne) hom in Palm Springs....

We had an amazing time...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother's Day pictures

Not pictures of Mother's Day..those are coming. I hired a photographer to take some pictures for Nana, Grammy and Gigi! I didn't post until now because it was a surprise.

These are just a few. We had a great time and I think they were a big hit!

Monday, April 20, 2009

School Dayz

The first of many...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Bunny!!

Hope you're having a happy weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Get your motor runnin'...

Head out on the highway...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Trims and Temps

We finally got our schedules together and brought Eli to see Uncle Zito for his first haircut (Mommy also got a DESPERATELY needed one, too). Eli was a real trooper and, as you can probably see from the glazed over look on his face, we left the appointment with his first temperature.

Good news is that he's feeling much better now. And his hair looks great!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh, yeah. I have a blog...

I've really been meaning to write here. I mean it. REALLY. Time seems to have slipped on past me as it has been a non-stop party at Casa Gentry. First, we celebrated Eli's birthday. Then MLK day and Obama's inauguration. Who can forget Superbowl Sunday and Valentines Day. And Presidents Day. Then Ryan and I went to Cabo for our friend Chelsea's birthday. With no Eli (he had a party with Nana and Papa). And we had FUN. Now all the parties are done. And I feel guilty for having fun. Not guilty for having the fun, per se. I just think Eli is jealous I had fun without him and he's not pleased. Daddy can have fun without him and it's fine. Not mommy. How, you may ask, do I know this? Because he refuses to say "Mama". He was all about Mama before we left. Now, it's a constant barrage of "Dada", "Nana" and "Papa". Oh, don't start him on "Papa" - it's his favorite. My feelings would probably be hurt if it weren't so damn cute. So for now, it's just mommy guilt. So you know, the guilt is the best part of motherhood, in case anyone hadn't told you.

Anyway, in Eli news...there are 2 new teeth, which makes 11 total. Number 12 should be popping up shortly. And he's really starting to learn. Quickly. He's gets it. Go ahead...ask him where his nose is and he'll poke at his face in the general vicinity of his nasal area. He's not very accurate, which makes me slightly concerned for when he learns where his eye is. He may lose one. I can't worry about it now. That's what I've learned. Only worry about what body part they might lose today. What happens tomorrow, who knows. His best trick, so far, is asking him where his belly button is. Lifts his shirt up, practically over his head, for all the world to see. He's quite the little exhibitionist. So today, I'm thankful he's not a girl.

Friday, January 9, 2009