Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Partner

I hang out with Colt more than any other human on the planet.

It's just him + I whenever the twins are at school, or one of their sports activities, or at play dates, etc.
And B is gone a lot. 
A lot! 
 A LOT!!

But this dude is the best company to have!

He is hysterical!  
By far the most outgoing of our bunch.  
By far the most active of our bunch.
And definitely a contender for the best hair of our bunch.

He's an active stud, no doubt!  
But he is also a really good boy.  
Super sweet.
And he loves to make us and others laugh.  
Entertainer for sure!
He is also such a snuggle bug!  
Which is a perfect fit for our super-cuddly crew.  

The days are long around here at times.
But I sure am thankful that I get to spend them with this most-special guy and his especially rad almost-6-year-old brother and sister.

I have a great job.

Monday, January 26, 2015

My Colt

The first of (hopefully!) many flowers/weeds given to me by my Colt.

My baby.

Growing like that very weed he put in my hand.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Date Night

Tonight Lincoln + I made plans for a date.  
He snuck up to his room and got dressed all fancy for me.
He asked me to put on a dress.
I'll do anything for that guy!
He even did his own hair!

I let him choose the restaurant. 
He wanted ribs.  
Ribs at the local BBQ joint it was!

On our way, we noticed the start of a(nother) amazing sunset.
I asked him if he wanted to go down and eat closer to the beach and watch it.
'Next time', he said.
Tonight was rib night.
Linc is one rad dude.  
He is able to articulate his thoughts and feelings incredibly well for a 5 year old.
I just love talking with him

We ended the night with cake.
Every night should end with cake!

Lila went to the Daddy/Daughter Dance at school.

She looked stunning and her mind was blown by the whole experience!

Example: A flower bracelet?!
Mind. Blown.

These 2 are hilarious together.
I wish I could've been a fly on the wall.

And then our perfect night ended like this.
Seriously, who wants a beagle?!
I've got one for you!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

What a Game!

What a game!

The first half was paaaaaaiiiiinnnnnful.  
This was the half these turds wandered off and got in a mud fight!

If the first half wasn't so bad, the second half wouldn't have been so sweet.

And how sweet it was.

Go Hawks!
Go all the way to the Super Bowl!!


PeeWee Softball day 1.
Proud of my girl!
Lila has never played before, new faces, new sport, new equipment...happy girl.
Our little lefty.

Linc playing soccer at his buddies' 8 year old party.  
He was playing with the big dogs.
He was adorable.

Lila and 2 of her favs.
(And the reason she's called me mummy lately.)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Award Season

The twins turn finally came for their award at the school assembly. 
Lila was recognized for reading, and Lincoln for academics.
So I asked Linc, 'What is academics anyways?'
He said, 'I don't know.'

Proud parents indeed.  
I'm strongly considering placing the bumper sticker on my car as well.
I'll proudly be that mom.

This guy got a lolly from Trader Joes today.
1st one and it blew his mind.
Colt is so delicious!  
That lolly has nothing on him.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Outdoor living in January.
We are still trying to figure out if this is for real!

Walking to school...

AM 4 mile beach walk...

Picking up the turds from school.

Is it Sunday yet?!  
Can hardly wait for the Seahawks game!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


An outdoor birthday party in the rain in SoCal is like seeing a unicorn.

We saw a unicorn today.

It was one of the best parties ever.

These kiddos were soaked to the bone.
Great memories indeed.

Friday, January 9, 2015

These 3

Girl, you are the very best.
You are joy.  
And fun!
And social.
And a big, ball of emotions.
I think you are the cat's meow.

My boys.
I love that I have boys.

Toungue, tummy +high waters.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Days

Colt + I had the best morning.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Getting Loud

When I'm angry, I rarely yell. 
It's not my thing.
I hate yelling in fact. 
I don't like to yell, definitely don't appreciate being yelled at; even being in the presence of yelling makes me extremely uncomfortable. 
I'm very sensitive to loud-seemingly-agitated voices.  

And I have passed that trait on to my kids.

Which makes this letter I received this AM especially hilarious...
I love you mom.  
If you would not yell at me.
I am so sorry.
Will you forgive me?

I love kids.

Brian fulfilled yet another one of my dreams tonight.
A real fire in our very own fire place.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Every morning when our 3 children get up in the 6 AM hour, B + I feel a lot like this...
...especially lately.  
We all have the holiday hangover, and some lingering cold, plus a lot of late nights.
We are hoping for a good night of rest for our entire family tonight.

The twins + I squeezed some oranges from the backyard and had some delicious and super-sweet juice for breakfast.

It was a sticky, messy + fun start to the day.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Tradition

It's a new year!  
Whoop, whoop!
The past 4 years we had walked The Narrows bridge on New Year's Day.  Whether it be cold, gray, misty, freezing or even raining...we started off the year with that fun tradition.  
And we loved it.

So this year we needed to create a new tradition. 
And we happily did.

Torrey Pines is pretty much...well, it's a freaking gem.
We collected treasures, chased waves, climbed rocks and enjoyed the views.
The breathtaking views.
After we were done, we grabbed a snack of shakes + and fries from In-n-Out and headed home to watch some football.
It was a good day.
A really good one.