Wednesday, 31 July 2013


We finally can manage one full braid (vs. a few little ones).  This girl is growing like a weed and so is her hair...

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Happy 70th birthday to a wonderful grandfather to my children.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Family Day #4 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lai Lai!

Our sweetie is officially 5!  We spent this week's "family day" celebrating her at Remlinger Farms.  They have about 20 kids rides & various other things to do.
Our kids in front. 
Flying pumpkins
Spinning barrel (aka - not a ride your mama will do...)
Lunch time! 
Pic taken at 12:44 - the time she was born.  
Always holding hands.
And out.  

Rainbow theme.

We celebrated L's 5th birthday a few days ago with a rainbow party at the park.  This girl is a true gift form above.  We're so thankful for this ray of sunshine.  

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Family Day #3.5.

I say "3.5" b/c we've already done the Locks recently & b/c in all honesty, I probably spent more time talking to Melis than to J, Lai or A.  

Seattle beauty.

 L having some serious fun with her cousins & enjoying her last day of being 4!

Date night with my son.

A date night with this kid HAS to include gummy worms.  
He kept hugging me from behind (as I was walking) cracking himself up, telling me to take a pic.  Here's your goofy pic, little man.  

Monday, 8 July 2013

Family Day #3.

Bye Mer!

While my kids were doing this:
I was doing this: (sniff sniff)
 You're looking at my very first MOPS table (minus sweet Jaime who wasn't able to make it & minus our mentor mom who was taking the shot...)

We all had one, one year old when we met & we each had a bun in the oven.  Out of my 4 years in MOPS, this was the table I still meet up with.  Sadly though, sweet Meredith is moving to AZ.  While we're so happy for her & her family - there will be such a void at our quarterly hangouts.

Saturday, 6 July 2013


Remember this shower?

Well, after a miraculous birth in NYC - this little one flew to Seattle to meet me all of us, wearing her Sunday best.  I could have held her allllllllll day.
Like mother, like daughter - L couldn't get enough... 
Cuddles with her nana.
My uncle reading stories to the kids...
We love & miss you already sweet Savannah!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Pit stop.

J's working close by today so, we stopped in at 24's for a quick squeeze on our way to grab some groceries.  Convenient & much needed.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Happy 4th y'all!

Apparently the neighbs had a kid parade every year for years & years.  This hasn't happened since we moved here 5 years ago.  This year it was reinstated.  Lai could barely sleep the night before:  "Can you believe it mama, we are going to be in a real parade.  I've always dreamed of being in a parade."

Isn't this a great turn out?  This isn't even everyone.   
Miles (our buddy on the right) was a real show-stopper as he rode slow and gently handed out candy to on-lookers...
Selfies of my sillies & I:
Red, white & blue everywhere!  
Gram & Papa's for a BBQ:
Reading to Molly. 
First pop-its.  
Fun had by all.  
Thanks Gram & Papa!!!