Sunday, May 31, 2009

ready to ride

We bought a baby seat for the bikes today and a Cinderella helmet for the bug. She loved every second of the bike ride!Lee wouldn't wear her sunglasses, but I think she was rockin' the helmet!

love that leah bug

Monday, May 25, 2009

beach bum

Ahhh, the beach... burying mommy's feet in sand,
burying the kid in sand,

sandy feet, and

a sandy face,

curious little shells waiting to be discovered (and eaten).

Oh how I love the beach ;)
and my leah bug

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Peek-a-boo is a much quieter game than we have going on here at the Bertuna house. Scream-o is what I am calling the "game" that Vin created to amuse Leah. Vinny sneaks up on the awaiting bug, although she knows he is coming, and screams all the way until he actually touches her. Most of the time she screams right along with him. It is a squeal of pure delight, and totally hysterical! The dogs get into it, I get into it, she is absolutely into it, and Vin has Laryngitis :)

Love that leah bug

Sunday, May 17, 2009

She did it!

She did it! Well, she has been doing it for a few weeks now, but we haven't been able to capture it on video. For some reason, Lee gets camera shy and won't walk! But tonight, we got it!


I am still smiling ear to ear, I am so proud of my Leah bug!

My little bug.
I have had 10 months of watching her grow right before my very eyes! I cannot believe what a great kid she is, in every way! Her personality is outrageous! She has this infectious laugh that you just can't help but laugh with her ;)

Leah loves animals. Dogs. Teddy. They have this bond. A friendship more specifically. He watches over her like a big brother. I love that boy and how he protects his little sister Leah.

I call this Leah's duck face. She does it when she is in the zone. Looks like she might just whistle!

love that little walking leah bug!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

mum, maaam, mama and 7 steps

I know she knows I am her mom, but it comes out different all the time. She cracks me up, sometimes it comes out as a maaaaammm, other times, it is a mim, mum, mom... Whatever way she says it, I know she is talking to me :) She has this new little chair, she sits and watches her toons and I have my coffee. She turns periodically and checks that I am still sitting and watching her, it melts my heart.On Friday, Vinny called me freaking out! Leah took some steps in our room. I raced home after school and she did it again, 7 steps! She took 7 steps! She has been doing it off an on all weekend, I am going to guess by the end of May, she'll be walking!

She knew today was special, that's for sure. I cried in the car on the way to breakfast this morning as she babbled mama in the backseat and blurted out something to Vinny like thanks for making me a mom. I am such a sap.

We had a nice breakfast with the whole family, it was fun.

Happy mother's day.
Thanks for being the best baby Leah bug, you give me a new purpose kid

Sunday, May 3, 2009

new adventure

We went on a new adventure this weekend, to the zoo! It is cool we have a zoo here in Naples, but it isn't like the zoo's that Vin and I are familiar with. For Lee's first zoo experience, she sure did enjoyed herself. In fact, this is the only picture I have of her face! The rest are of the back of her head because she was really into it!We saw cougars and panthers

We saw a lion show that was the topper of the day. Lee was pointing and ooh-ing and aaahhh-ing and squealing with delight as the lion paced around his enclosure. He 'sprayed' a bunch of people, very disgusting, we stayed far away from that nonsense.
We attempted a barette with her hair, her bangs are so long, just always in her eyes! Leah was NOT having it. It might be time for a haircut.

We had a great little Saturday.
I love spending time with my girl, I cannot wait until summer!
love that leahbug