Saturday, July 23, 2011

eight months

since this little beauty was born.
time is going by way too fast.

our littlest peanut is crawling, standing
and loving the exploration of
this big beautiful world.

i started her on solid foods at six months
and before i knew it
she was rolling over,
sitting up, crawling,
and standing within weeks.

i love seeing her excitement over
all things new.
she is so very edible right now
and i'm trying to resist
eating her all up.

i LOVE being a mama.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

the only man for us

 our littlest peanut at six months
sporting some daddy love

here's our father's day banner.
the girls made little tags telling
their dad why he is so cherished:
you love on us
you take us for ice cream
you read stories to us
you take us surfing
you play games with us
you dance with us
you care for us
you are always smiling
you cook for us
you listen to us
you take us to school
you give us hugs
you take us shopping
you give us snacks
being around you makes us happy ....

when you drive us places 
how'd that one get in there.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

happy unbirthday my loves

I'm zero for three this year on my family's birthday posts.

So hears a quick update
(more for me to reminisce
than for anyone else's benefit.)

For Mr. Man's birthday, we went up to Mammoth and
enjoyed the sun/snow/rain. We explored places we
had never been by foot and horseback.
It was a beautiful time of year to go...
sooooo much water.

For Bri's birthday we kept it mellow,
gave her some sweet little gifts and lots of love.
And of course a birthday meal of her choice
including her fave...lemon bars.

For the little miss we kept it low key.
She opened gifts (a new boogie board and
two new dolls...more on that later).
After school we took her out to lunch,
gave into ear piercing (after a year of begging),
and watched her take her first horseback riding lesson
followed by her favorite dinner and cake.
It was a really fun day.
All caught up now and
feeling slightly less guilty for my negligence.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Independence Rocks

how beautiful is this flag?
And the rock stars on wheels?
Here we have our local 4th of July Parade
where the entire town marches & rolls down Main Street.
Such a fun tradition

And lastly I must share the most
bomb-diggity party on the west coast.
Hosted by the crazy talented Dellars.
Yep, we were there.
And it was fantastic.

What a blessing it is to celebrate and enjoy
the freedoms we have in this country.
I love America.