Wednesday, August 27, 2014

School Days

I mentioned on Instagram the other night, something similar to the thought that is seemed like just yesterday my twins were growing in my (very large!) belly, and now, well now they are starting kindergarten.

In California.
Which is cray.
Totally freaking crazy.

Our circumstances have changed so much over the last 2 months.  
Never did I imagine on the morning of our 1st day of kindergarten, we would be lathering up the sunscreen and walking to school.

Walking to school is so fun!  
(In spite of the rather warm weather this week!)

Lila broke down in tears the night before because I told her she needed to wear socks + shoes to school.
And on and on and on.

She got up at 5:30 the next morning ready to go.  I pulled her in bed with me and made her go back to sleep for a while.  At 7 when I rolled over towards Lila, her eyes were wide open.  She was wearing an enormous smile, her beautiful smile, eyes lit up and said: 'I'm ready to go to kindergarten now!'

Much to my surprise, the twins were placed in the same class.  
As a result, neither were afraid of this experience at all!
But as I kissed Lincoln for the last time in his classroom, he said to me:
'Mom, so you're going to wait outside that door the whole time until we are done, right???'

The last 5 1/2 years with Lincoln + Lila have been my very best days.  
I left my career of teaching to stay home and be taught by these 2.
The hardest job I've ever had.  
I'm so thankful, so incredibly thankful for Brian.  
He has given me the opportunity to be with these kids full time from the beginning.  
And here we are starting the next chapter.

Go and dominate kindergarten Lincoln + Lila
You've got this!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday Night

Brian told me on Friday his one goal for the weekend was to catch a sunset on the beach.
And since the beach is practically in our backyard, we were happy to oblige.
Well not practically, but 8 minutes from our house.
So practically.
At lunch on Saturday, we were discussing those beautiful pacific NW evergreens we hold so dear...
Yep, we miss those.  
(A lot.)
But behold the beautiful Pacific Ocean!  We like this a whole too!
Isn't it funny that it's the same body of water we lived by for the last 15 years?!
Same, but oh so very different!
When we got in the car to go home, Lincoln said,
'That was the most fun ever!'
Who knew a year ago we would be here?
Who knows what the next year will bring?
Just know this for now...
Come visit!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekly Colt

Playing catch up!
I often talk about how busy Colt is, but do I mention how happy he is?!

And funny?!

He is!

The teeth are coming!
He's figured out how to point.
He loves bears, books, outlets, balls and being outside.

He's delicious!

Friday, August 8, 2014

This + That

Treasuring these moments.
Every. Single. One.

Happy little dude.

My personal stylist.

This dude lost his first tooth!
I cuddled and loved that boy when that tooth appeared 5 years ago.
Needless to say, I was a bit heartbroken at how big he is!
Meanwhile my other dude is breaking teeth through every other day.

I got to go on a date with this guy!
It was only for a few hours, and cost us 50 bucks for a sitter, but we will take what we can get peeps!

Our little Baller.

Summer crafts.

Summer reading is awesommmmmeeee.

Hiking with buddies.

The wildest of them all.

This happened today.  
It was beautiful.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Beach Day

I took the turds to the beach on Wednesday. 
I had a weeks notice to psyche myself up for that task.
I met 4 girlfriends there with all of our children. 
(I had the most children and the only baby hence the pep talks to myself prior.)

Gorgeous day.
Amazing beach.
Lovely (helpful!) ladies.
Happy kids....

...and then it dawned on me, 
I'm not having any fun!

It's so much work to go to the beach!
And with a busy baby?!?  
Just no.

But I did and I will because I love these kids.
And they love the beach.
But next time, their dad is coming to help.