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Yearly Archives: 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas came and went so fast this year.  We weren’t as prepared as we would’ve liked to be, but we survived with last minute shopping, last minute gift wrapping and even a last minute trip to see Santa on Christmas Eve!  We couldn’t skip out on tradition, so we had to pay a visit to make sure Santa had Mya’s Christmas list in order and to remind him that she has been extra extra nice this year…

January 2, 2010 - 11:38 am Jessica - I love this Mya! Santa looks like he's your best friend! I love the heart candy canes as well. Mommy is always capturing a special moment! Love you!!

OC Family Magazine

Hip hip hooray!  Hip hip hooray!  Hip hip hooray!  Our little pumpkin was selected to run on the OC Family Magazine website from December 21st through the morning of January 4th!  Check it out!

December 22, 2009 - 1:31 pm MarieSam - This is awesome ~ you and Alvin must be so proud to have raised such a beautiful little lady who is so full of life and sunshine :)

December 25, 2009 - 1:54 am Grandma aka “Yay-Yay” - This is 2 cute! WAY TO GO MYA! Love you!

December 30, 2009 - 11:23 pm Michelle - Go Mya!!!

Vanessa’s Cookie Decorating Party

December 30, 2009 - 11:22 pm Michelle - I love this Navy! My a looks adorable in her apron!!

Little Miss Birthday – Part III

To wrap up Little Miss Mya’s birthday, we thought it would be nice to end the night off by rounding up some of her little friends for bowling.  It was so funny to see a bunch of little girls bowl with 6 lb balls!  It was a first for Mya along with Olivia, Avery and Vanessa but they did great!  There were a few wipe outs throughout the night, but they had a blast! 



Vanessa has such a big personality.  This little girl was doing the “robot”!  It was comedy!


 Go Avery!






 Itty bitty bowling shoes!








 Look at the form on Uncle Kevin!




 Ooooh…wipe out!!!!




 Woo hoo!




 The C.R.E.W.


Mya had a memorable night!  We wanna thank those of you who came out to play with us.  You all are fabulous! ; )  Keep posted on Little Miss Birthday – Part IV… a Spooktacular Halloween Birthday Bash that will knock your socks off!

November 8, 2009 - 8:45 pm Brandiann - We had a great time Mya and you did great litlte one...thanks for inviting us to celebrate your special 4th birthday!

November 9, 2009 - 9:09 am Michelle Giron - Navy, these turned out super cute! Thanks for sharing. Vanessa still talks about "Mya's Bowling Party" and said she wants one too! Oh! my favorite pic is the one of Mya bowling!!!

Little Miss Birthday – Part II

Celebrating a birthday at school…especially a pre-school is apparently a big deal.  Mya told me the morning of her birthday that she was going to have a cake at school.  I asked her who was going to get her the cake and she said, “You!”  “Me???  I’m not gonna get you cake.”  “Yes, you are!!”  So, to follow the protocol we brought Mya her own special cupcake plus two additional dozens for her little friends.  She was full of excitement when we showed up that she couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. 


Miss Sandra had Mya pick out six of her friends to sit next to her at her table…



Everyone sang Happy Birthday and Mya handed out goody bags…


I’m glad the kids were able to play afterwards and work off all of that sugar!


24 cupcakes…24 goody bags and a Happy Birthday song later…


We have a pretty happy 4 year old!

Mya loves getting mail in her name…even junk mail!  Her eyes always light up as if it was a gift of some sort.  Hilarious!  This time was different.  It wasn’t junk mail.  It was a package from one of her favorite cousins, Adriyel all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio!  This little girl could hardly contain herself and almost flipped as she busted through the package.










A birthday card fit for Little Miss Mya!  It had an iron-on transfer inside.  So cute!




…and matching nail polish…


…perfect for the girly girl that she is! 

Mya wants to give a big shout out and a fat thank you to Adriyel for the birthday gift!  She L.O.V.E.S. it!!!  We don’t care what anyone says about you, Adriyel…you are the sweetest! ; )

November 8, 2009 - 9:43 am Shelia - Wow... so cute!! She's getting so big, seems like yesterday when she was born.

January 22, 2010 - 9:14 pm Brandiann - I loved every picture...that was so cute. I know you'll love looking back at all the great pictures and special moments your mommy took of you!

Little Miss Birthday – Part I

Little Miss Mya is officially a little BIG girl today turning all of 4 years old!  There is so much to blog about and of course so many images to post, so check back for more as I attempt to catch up!  For now, we’ll leave you with a sneak peak of the birthday “gurr” as Mya would say…







October 20, 2009 - 9:05 pm Tiffany - These are absolutely precious! What an adorable birthday girl.

October 20, 2009 - 9:16 pm Kelsey - How cute is she!!! Happy Birthday!

October 20, 2009 - 9:49 pm Brandiann Hernandez - She looks so freakin cute in these pictures. I love them all!!!

October 21, 2009 - 6:18 am Tanyad - Happy Birthday! Love love love it!

October 21, 2009 - 6:51 am Carolina Gonzalez - What a great set of images! Happy Birthday Miss Mya!

October 21, 2009 - 7:08 am Julie Provost - Happy birthday :)

October 21, 2009 - 10:50 am Melissa - These are absolutely beautiful! So dreamy and perfect for a princess.

October 21, 2009 - 10:53 am Amii - So pretty! It all reminds me of fluffy cotton candy! Your post processing is magical!

October 21, 2009 - 4:11 pm Tina - Awe. Beautiful photos that look like heaven! Happy Birthday Mya!!!

October 22, 2009 - 5:55 pm Amanda Sardella - Love these! Happy Birthday :)

October 26, 2009 - 12:37 am Kim - The TomKat Studio - Navy!! I've missed you! I just came upon a link to this post from True Love Found (crown), swooned over these dreamy photos and realized it's YOU! Fabulous YOU! I hope all is well! I almost bought that "sweet dreams" pillow yesterday! Seriously, I'm in love with these photos. You are amazing. XOXOXO, Kim

November 2, 2009 - 7:37 pm Auntie Jessica - Oh my gooooodness! Little Miss Mya is adorable! I couldn't ask for a better niece. Happy 4th birthday Mya! You are officially a "big" girl!

The Pumpkin Factory

We headed on over to The Pumpkin Factory today, a local pumpkin patch to make sure we partake in all the festivities before it’s gone.  We’re pretty good at not letting the cat out of the bag by keeping things on the hush hush with special trips like these, but I made the mistake of telling Mya today and of course…all day…repetitively…it was “Are we gonna go to the pumpkin patch?  Are we?  Are we?  Huh?  Huh? Huh?”  So yes, it was one of those days and we even threaten not to take her if she asks just one more time.  “Threaten?”, you ask.  Well, yes.  That’s just what parents do.  It worked, because she didn’t dare mention pumpkin or patch until we got there that evening. 

We met up with Mya’s little buddy – Derrick.  Derrick enjoyed the pumpkin patch very much I must say.  He went around picking up miniature pumpkins as miniature as he was.  Before they knew it, Derrick and Mya was strapped onto a  couple of ponies.  Derrick was hesitant at first, but made it through the ride.  I think he conquered his fear a little, but when asked if he wanted to go on again, he said “No, no more.”  Lol!  Six months ago, Mya would not have walked within a 10 feet radius of those ponies, but today she was gung-ho about it and couldn’t wait to get on it.  It’s funny how kids change…sometimes overnight…it seems…













































October 18, 2009 - 6:36 pm Gezal - Thank you so much for being the kind friend that you are! The pix are all so adorable. The entire ride home DL was asking for his Mya! Aisha and Scott really enjoyed the Pumpkin Patch also. Next year Mr. Bones, or Temecula baby!!!

October 18, 2009 - 11:27 pm Navy Sou - Mya kept referring to DL as "Baby Derrick". We kinda had to put a stop to that off of the realization that "Baby Derrick" is not a baby anymore. :( Glad Aisha and Scott came along and YES...I'm already pumped up for next year!

October 20, 2009 - 9:48 pm Brandiann Hernandez - Mya looks so much like her daddy! Love the pictures and DL looks like he had a great time.

October 25, 2009 - 6:07 am Julie Provost - Looks like such a fun day!

November 2, 2009 - 7:37 pm Auntie Jessica - Soo cute! I'm bummed we didn't make it to the pumpkin patch this year. Looks like we missed out! You guys had a blast!

November 6, 2009 - 8:05 pm Auntie Susan - Too Cute!!

Child Style Magazine

Guess what? 




…a little closer…

…yes…that’s Ali Landry…



…Little Miss Mya!!!


 We received a sweet surprise this morning when a package arrived from Tralala Inc.  Mya makes her appearance in Child Style Magazine for their Fall 2009 Premier Issue.  Along with the ad, there is a feature on the fabulously talented woman behind Tralala Inc., Anastasia Backstrand (pictured on the upper right hand corner below) who is responsible for the uber fabulous French-inspired clothing line. 

We’re so proud of our big little girl!!  Yipeee!!!!


October 15, 2009 - 10:39 pm Gezal - Wow, congrats Miss Mya!!! We are so proud of you!

October 15, 2009 - 10:45 pm Brandiann - OMG I'm so excited for you guys and of course little Mya Ari. She looks beautiful in her pictures. How can I get a copy of this so I can save it? Congrats Mya you look great baby girl!

October 16, 2009 - 11:56 am Nisha - You must be so proud of your girl! That is great! Congrats Mya...

October 16, 2009 - 12:13 pm Navy Sou - Thank you ladies!!! We are extremely proud and always amazed to see what she is capable of! Brandi, we are currently working on getting copies of the magazine for family and friends for keepsakes.

October 16, 2009 - 3:29 pm MarieSam - She is a freakin rock star :) Congrats to you and Al, you guys must be so proud of your lil mama. As always, she looks fabulous!!

October 17, 2009 - 1:15 pm Jennessy Tyler - Awww you go miss diva too cute...

October 17, 2009 - 10:56 pm Crystal - YEEEAAA MYA!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to all 3 of you!!!! What an accomplishment!!!!!I am sure its just a start.....GOOD JOB MOMMY AND DADDY!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

November 2, 2009 - 7:38 pm Auntie Jessica - You're published! That's a HUGE accomplishment!! YAY!

Little Miss Know-It-All

The past few months, Mya has learned  the importance of earning a dollar, that beauty is not only superficial but exists within, that she needs to be a “lover” and not a “fighter” and she also learned that repetitive use of the word “righhhht???” after every sentence annoys the crap out of mommy.  After explaining to her that she doesn’t need to use that word all the time, she insisted on a confirmation.  “Mommy, I’m not going to say “right” anymore…”









October 9, 2009 - 9:54 pm Nisha - You know who she got that from riiiight?! too cute!

October 10, 2009 - 11:42 am Shanna - OMG she is so cute and sassy! Love it!

October 10, 2009 - 11:59 am Brunilda - Oh my word! These are too good to be true!

October 10, 2009 - 12:42 pm Brandiann - OMG her hair looks beautiful. I love this look on her and she's always able to pull just about anything off. You look stunning baby girl!

October 10, 2009 - 4:49 pm Rachael - LOVE LOVE LOVE the second one!

October 10, 2009 - 10:45 pm Serei Prak - Love LOVE your blog, Navy. AMAZING job and fabulous photos!! Not to mention, Mya is just the most perfect, adorable little model...what a natural!!


We’ve been hinting Daddy for a dog…a miniature teacup…maybe one like Oreo.  A couple of our good friends, Nicole and Mark recently became new parents to this adorable Shih Tzu and I’m afraid we have fallen in love with him – truely, madly, deeply. Well,  Mya’s birthday is coming up, so maybe we can talk daddy into getting one of these….









September 23, 2009 - 8:50 am Paula - Oreo is sooo cute in these pics.

October 5, 2009 - 5:46 pm Brianna Phelan - Super cute :)

October 15, 2009 - 2:54 pm Shelia - Oh! How cute Oreo is. I'm not even a pet lover, but I would take him.