Monday, February 28, 2011

Take a Drive up the 5

This weekend we drove up north a little ways to see our friends, Brian & Suzanne along with Des. Addison was way excited to see "Dez eh mond".

We were way excited to see all three of them and get some much needed adult time after the kids went to bed. But first, we tried our best to wear them out good.

Graham was so excited to have his two favorite things....his blanket and Elmo.
He didn't want either one of those out of his sight. Elmo is now one of his handful of words that he says clearly. What is it with that red guy and toddlers?
Going on a was cold! Well, cold for SoCal.
Addison's doing the oh so natural "Cheese" smile.
already a little tuckered out
Addison kept saying, "I'm on a date."
The next day we went up the coast a little bit to the "bu".
I think I've watched a little bit too much on Million $ listing on Bravo.

Pacific Cove in Malibu.
We maybe should have taken our paradise to go because eating out with 3 kids under 3 is just not really even close to paradise.

Even if you are in paradise.
We had a lot of this.
I think I was trying to tell Andy,
"What the heck are you taking pictures for? Help me!!"
I took little man on a walk to get some air.
He is now finally trying to walk everywhere.
I love that little "drunkin' sailor" walk.
Then the food came. Graham got down to business.
The boy can eat.
He literally grabbed my fork out of my hand and shoved it into his own mouth.
I love this picture!
Does it make you a little sick that Suz is due with little Charolotte in 4 weeks?
She looks amazing!
Forced affection.
But they really do love each other.

Addison and Des decided it was so much more fun to just throw themselves into the sand.

They would have probably stayed there all day.
And I could have too except that naptime was close, and we all know how precious that is.
For me....and the kids.
Meant to post this last week....

We are trying to do some "fun" things.
Why is it that fun things are always the messiest?

But Addison loved it.
Graham was allowed to paint for about 2 seconds.
That was more than enough to give me another 20 minutes of work.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

my new favorite

the photo, not the kid.

and this one's a close second.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

"What you fink?"

While getting ready for church this morning, Addison decided to pick out her own outfit.

Then she danced around our room and asked,

"What you fink?"

"I'm so cute."
"You look so pretty."
(Talking about herself, not me....she has not gotten the hang of pronouns yet)

Humility, yes
lack of self confidence, no

regarding our concerns as parents.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Team Effort

We didn't have much going this weekend, which is oh so nice.
I've been meaning to get the kids haircuts for a while now, but after this incident last time, there was no way I was going alone!

It took a year and a half to get up the courage to attempt this. I'm telling you, last time was traumatic for all involved.

So today I spent an hour on google trying to find a kid friendly, reasonably priced, close in proximity hair salon that wouldn't butcher my kids' hair.
It took an hour to find.

But it was easy! Well, much easier than I was fretting about.

Graham just needed a small trim. I still wanted the baby look clippers allowed.

He did pretty well, mainly because he watched Diego most of the time.

All done!

Then it was Addison's turn.

Let me give you a glimpse of last time first.
This time was so much better.
I mean, really?

When we were all done, I wanted to get a quick pic of the two of them.

Graham was thrilled.
But then he settled in for about 3.4 seconds, and I thought these were cute.

All in all, nice Saturday.
Tonight Andy and I are cooking a late Valentine's Dinner.
Let me rephrase. I am cooking. Andy is only allowed to work as the sou chef.
But Pioneer Woman's burgundy mushrooms are simmering on the stove, so it's gotta be a good night.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

14 Months

So I'm behind.
And here we go...

Graham, you're 14+ months!

You are attached to a few things....mainly your blankie.
and your momma!
Even though you took your first steps months ago, you still have preferred crawling everywhere.
Until today, FINALLY.
You eat absolutely everything and lots of it.
In fact, you are quickly catching up to your sister in weight....only about 5 more pounds to go.
You love being silly, giving mommy kisses and hugs, playing with your sister and loving on Harley.
and have a new found love for books.
Reading Moo Baa La, La, La...upside down.
You are still attached to your paci.
and are so very proud of yourself!
and we are too buddy.
Love you!
Now please let go of my leg.