Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

{ The Circle in Orange, Beautiful... }

{ Aubrey and Niki... }

{ Velarde Family...Joe, Nicole and Aubrey... }

{ Me and Aubrey...Loving Life... }

We went for dinner to Felix's Cafe in the Circle, in Orange. The air was crisp and the night was bright because we had a FULL "BLUE" Moon.

What a wonderful way to end the year, Aubrey's first New Year Celebration.

Blue Moon???

A blue moon is simply the second full moon in a month. It doesn’t have anything to do with the color blue at all.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas gathering at Lupe's...

{ Me and Aubrey..getting her bottle to keep her energy up... }

{ Erika and Aubrey at the Xmas tree... }

{ Joe, Niki and Aubrey...Happy family... }

{ Lauren, Lupe, my Mom...Cooking the specialties.. }

{ Niki, Aubrey, my Mom & Erika... }

{ Niki, Aubrey & Joe... }

{ Niki, my Mom, Aubrey & Erika... }

{ Everyone... }

We all gathered at Lupe's home in West Covina. Had some good mexican food, Bolitas de Carne, Arroz, fresh tamales from my Tia Margarita's Tamale Day, Arroz con Leche, Mom's flan and all the tequila that you could drink!!!

We all had a great time and Aubrey celebrated her first Christmas. She also got her ears pierced the day before...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wishing you ALL...A Merry Christmas...

{ That's me with Aubrey, Aubrey's Birth, Mom's 75th BD, Girls... }

{ My Mom at home, 75 years young...enjoying Life... }

{ Lupe, Jess, Robert & Lauren, events thru-out the year...Aruba... }

{ Dalia, Joe, Aubrey, Niki & Erika...Loving Aubrey... }

Here are the cards that we all sent out this year, they show us enjoying the year and living "LIFE"...Hopefully they record us at this time in our lives, so we can look back and see what we were up to when we all get older.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The story of Aubrey...

Aubrey's ear piercing...Tradition!

{ Niki, Aubrey and a nice girl??? }

{ Lots of hands holding Aubrey still... }

{ Aubrey making fun at the photographer... }

{ Aubrey making me feel guilty...WHY did you let them pinch me she said... }

{ This isn't so bad after all...Niki with her smiling Aubrey... }

Aubrey finally had her ears pierced...Yesterday...It's a tradition that little girls get their ears pierced when they're babies...My Mom thinks it should be done in the first week...She loved piercing everyone's ear's, when she could see better and hold her hands without shaking.

Aubrey is such a trooper, she was loving all the attention.

She cried a bit when her ears were pierced but she jumped right into the fun when she saw 2 small girls smiling at her and sharing in her pain.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Smiles for everyone!!!

{ Aubrey with her Chinese look... }

We went to Aubrey's last day at her music class. I took a bunch of photos...this was before class started. I was talking to her in Spanish and she gets a kick out of that.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ready for Christmas...

{ Mom in front of El Ranchito in HP... }

We had lunch at the Ranch. Menudo and a carnitas tostada for me and chorizo for my Mom. We love that Johnny and Margie and any other wandering family comes by and visits. I took this in front of the artwork that graces the exterior of the establishment. We went home and finally took my Mom's Christmas card pictures...You know mexican style, MaƱana...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aubrey's Christmas Dress...

{ The crowd fussing over Aubrey and she loves it!!! }

{ Aubrey in her Christmas 2009 Red Dress... }

{ Aubrey in Erika's arms looking into the camera... }

{ Aubrey being entertained by Erika... }

{ Aubrey and me celebrating her first Christmas photo... }

We took these photos a couple of weeks ago for the Christmas cards.

Everyone was dressed up and making a fuss over Aubrey. I think she likes the camera, she definitely enjoys all the new clothes.

Aubrey's visit to the Fire Station

{ Aubrey is happy to be at the Station...Niki is encouraging her... }

{ That's me trying to warm Aubrey up...Not working... }

{ Aubrey on the bumper... }

{ Me and Aubrey... }

Niki brought Aubrey over to the fire station for her first visit and her 5-month birthday!

We had a good time with all the lights and the room pitch black. The hat kind of looks like a recycled halloween costume.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lunch at the Ranchito

{ Johnny, My Mom and Margie... }

Had lunch at El Ranchito in HP on Sunday.

Took the photo in front of the hand-made fresh tortillas grill...just don't eat too many or you'll be full til midnite.

Remember Las Posada's are right around the corner...See you in La Placita!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Girls in December...

{ Erika, Aubrey and Nicole... }

Just another picture from the photo session...Had both Erika and Niki here, so we had to include the star...Aubrey.

She hasn't learned to smile on cue...yet.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Aubrey again...

{ Yeap...It's teething time...Aubrey in Auntie Erika's arms... }

Got together for another set of family photos...

Christmas card photos...

So you'll only see a bit at this time...They gotta be a surprise!

Enjoy this one...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Photos...Again...

{ Aubrey in her Red Dress... }

Aubrey came over to visit and take a few more photos for Christmas. She wasn't her usual self and so, did not smile...Think she was sleepy or maybe hungry? We did play with a set of new studio lights and some different backgrounds.

Happy Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What happened to R E S P E C T???

{ Aubrey letting me have it...a tongue lashing... }

{ I'm holding Aubrey high in the sky... }

This is the last photo from our trip to Washington Park.

I kept telling Aubey to "Stay in the corner" and she was laughing so hard that we couldn't believe it.

Niki took these pictures with my Nikon D40.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!!

{ Santa Claus with Aubrey Bella, my favorite... }

{ Santa Claus and Aubrey Bella, those are scratches on her face... }

{ Santa Claus and Aubrey Bella cracking up... }

Yeap, it's that time of year and it will be Aubrey's very first Christmas....Navidad.

It's not Thanksgiving yet but Santa is in town so here we are.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Birthday Girl again!!!

{ Birthday Girl...Aubrey Bella Velarde... }

Just had to add another one!!!!

Friday the 13th...Aubrey's Birthday!!!!

{ Niki and Aubrey at Washington Park in Anaheim... }

{ Aubrey with her maraca for entertainment... }

Yeap, it's Aubrey's birthday...4 months old.

She's growing big and responds to all the crazy relatives that want her to smile and make funny faces.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fire Station #2...monkey-ing around with camera's

{ Click on the photo and hear the engine roar! }

Messing around with the cameras and new flash equipment. Here I am at the direction of the photo-bug Eddie. He just purchased a new set of Pro-Foto lights and is getting ready for more testing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Balboa Pier...Fun Zone...Ferry Crossing...

{ Aubrey, sticking her tongue out and Niki... }

{ Aubrey and Niki on the beach... }

{ Niki and Aubrey...walking down an alley... }

Last week we went down to Balboa Pier for some ferris wheel pctures. We walked around a bit and found some nice backgrounds, I kind of messed up the sunset photos so we'll have to go down there again.

Stay tuned for more...