Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Weekly Colt

Hard to fathom life before Colt.

He's made us all happier than we knew we could be...Daddy, Lila, Lincoln and me.

I wrestle every day with mama-guilt.  
Did I do enough?  
Did I recognize all of children's individual needs?  
Did I have meaningful one-on-one time with all 3?  
Did my scary mom voice get used too much?  
Was I patient enough? 
Kind enough?  
Did I provide enough creative experiences?  
Did we go outside enough?  
Did I show all the turds just exactly how much I love them all?  
Did I make them each feel as special as they are?

What I do know for sure is you were enough for me Colt.  
Just like your precious sis + bud, you fill me with joy beyond what should be allowed. 

Colt, you made life full when you became a Swisher just 28 weeks ago.

And I have never looked back!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NW Living

Rain girls + rain ninjas.  

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Good Weekend

We had a mighty good weekend.  
Filled full with a visit from my folks, some sunshine + adventure.

We had some craziness here the past couple of weeks so it felt especially nice to relax with our peeps.

Digging.  Always digging.

Ferry rides are always a personal fave.
Colt's first one too!

Lila took a big spill on her bike today.  
Ate gravel.
One we washed it out of her mouth, blew it out of her nose, wiped it off her cheek and picked each piece out of her chin and lips she hopped back on her bike again.
Definitely a proud mama moment.

I mean!

Dimply dude with Gram.

I mean! (Again)

Bedtime at the Swishers.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


I don't care where I am as long as it's with these people.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Girlfriend, Turn Your Wipers On

Our precious Lila Pearl is a big ball of awesomeness.

Yesterday when I was driving home from school, it started to rain. (For the love!)  Anyway, it was pretty light and I hadn't yet felt the need to wipe the drops from my windshield until Sissy piped up from the back seat:

'Girlfriend, turn your wipers on!'

I mean.

After I did, she proceeded to tell me that was MUCH BETTER.  Now I could drive her more safely.

How can you not love this chick?!

The point of this post however is to just document that today Lila learned how to tie her shoes.  

Smarty Pants.

Tomorrow she is wearing Lincoln's shoes to school because his have laces.  

How did she get so big?   
In my mind she still is my baby.
Tonight she + I took a tub together and I savored every single minute of it.

My girl.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekly Colt

Busy little dude.


Walking before his first birthday?!

I wouldn't be surprised one bit.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Conversation with Lila

A Conversation with Lila
  You can read her answers from the last 2 years HERE and HERE.

My favorite food is: a sandwich with cheese, sweet pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, turkey (if you have it), tomato, avocado and lettuce.

My favorite sport to play is: soccer because you get to take the ball away from the other person.

The toy I love to play with the most: my mermaid Barbie.

Somethings that scare me are: when lions roar, bears growl + wild banshees.

The thing I do most awesomely is: swing.

If I can go anywhere in the world, I'd go: to Disneyland with Lucca.

My favorite colors are: blue, purple and pink.  Mixed.

When I grow up, I'm going to become: a hairstyler.

My favorite thing to do with mom + dad is: go to the movies to watch Frozen.

My favorite shows are: Sheriff Callie and Peg + Cat.

When I was little, I used to: to play on the floor.

My favorite season of the year is: snowy.

My favorite snacks are: Pirate Booty, grapes, blackberries and cheese.

The most yucky food is: crab.

My best friends are: Samantha, Lucca + Olivia.

A Conversation with Lincoln

A Conversation with Lincoln
You can read what he said the last 2 years HERE and HERE. 

My favorite food is: pizza.

My favorite sport to play is: football, because it's fun to pass.

The toy I love to play with the most: knights.  Because they have cool armor.  And my bike.

Something that scares me is: wolves with red eyes.

The thing I do most awesomely is: being a ninja.

If I can go anywhere in the world, I'd go: to LegoWorld.

My favorite color are:  blue.

When I grow up, I'm going to: a ninja.

My favorite thing to do with mom + dad is: giving presents to each other.

My favorite shows are: Paw Patrol + Rescue Heroes.

When I was little, I used to: to say mon-ee.  (monkey)

My favorite season of the year is: spring, so I can jump in the pool and relax. 

My favorite snack is: fishy crackers + Pirate Booty + circle crackers.

The most yucky food is: roasted carrots.  And poop.

My best friends are: Maxton + Ben. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Weekly Colt

Moving. All. The. Time.

Colt shakes toys on command.
Crawls across any and every room with ease.  
Pushes up to a sitting position.
Can almost sit straight up from laying on his back.  
Pulled himself up to stand twice today.
Smiley + happy little stud.


Too dang strong.

Send wine.  

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Oh, Colt.
Six dreamy months.
I often get asked just how hard is it having 3 kids.

I had twins first people!!!  
This experience with Colt has been pure bliss.  
One baby is just...well, let me just say a whole other world than having twins.

6 months is:
Starting real food
Already pulling the spoon to your mouth
First sip of water
Mostly nursing though
Thisclose to crawling you little turd!
Picking things up with your hands
Pushing your self up to sitting position
Blowing raspberries
Watching sissy + bud
Interested in Jez
Playing with toys
Loving 'You Are my Sunshine', 'Take me Out to the Ball Game' and 'ABC's'
Waking up 2-3 times a night again!  (Let's work on this dude.)
Growing hair
Starting to get a bit worried with strangers

Monday, March 3, 2014