Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Father's Day Celebration

I haven't blogged in forever and thought I'd share some of my favorite pictures from Father's Day! We spent our dinner hour on a boat cruise at Lake Mission Viejo. It was beautiful and all of the kids had a great time driving the boat.

My amazing husband, who in addition to being a great partner in life, has provided me with all of these super cute and fun children!

Twerp #1...too cute and an AMAZING big brother! I couldn't ask for anything more from him.

Twerp #4...loves having the wind in her hair and driving the boat! She'd get really upset when we would have to correct the direction she was headed in.

Twerp #3...this guy has brought more laughter to my life than any other. Just the other day, we walked into the bathroom at the same time just after waking up. This was the conversation: Me: You go potty first, I'll wait. Him: No, you go first, ladies first you know. Me: You just go quickly and then go and get dressed. I'll wait for you. Him: Oh, I get it, you want me to warm up the toilet seat for you! Where did he even hear of that?!? That's crazy funny!

Twerp #2...She is so much fun to be around. All she wants to do this summer is to learn to sew and go swimming...that and a lot of cuddling. She's such an easy kid to please.

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Last night, Twerp #2 said to me, "Mom, you don't act as old as you look!"

Wow. Enough said.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

8 months today.

8 months ago today, we met our little girl for the first time. I can't believe how quickly 8 months has flown by...and I can't believe how long it seems like she's been a part of our family. It's a tricky thing and I'm trying to figure it out. She's gotten so big. In 8 months she's gone from wearing a size 6-9 months clothes to 2T. She's gone from quiet to singing all the time. She's gone from no hair to a head full of hair. She's gone from weak to strong and healthy. She went from a simple photo to being in my arms.

We had a great first Mother's Day together. We ate smores and had a bonfire in the backyard.

My girl doesn't like to get sticky stuff on her fingers. Ha! It was really fun trying to see her eat the smores without getting all messy.

And she can kill me with these eyes! They melt me like butter and I'd do just about anything for her. (Including buying her as many shoes as this future Imelda Marcos wants...don't tell Stephen!)

We also spent time at the park and the duck pond. It was my only wish for Mother's Day. I really wanted to watch the kids play and have fun.

But this happened to be my favorite picture of the entire day. My dad and Aaselia. I'm so glad to see her bond with him. It makes my whole body smile when she runs up to him like this. I'm not sure why I don't get that same feeling with other family members...but these hugs have a special place in my heart. I was lucky enough to be able to get this one on film.

And chase the ducks she did! They were just a little bit faster than she was - a good thing for those ducks. They'd had their fill of bread by the time we got there. Luckily they were still quick on their feet. Aaselia loved to chase them and laughed out loud. Super fun.

There are always hugs for Auntie Maren. My sister was trying to teach Aaselia how to throw stale bread to the ducks. But REALLY stale rolls just don't break well. Aaselia ended up throwing entire rolls (hockey pucks) at those poor birds.

The good stuff, she just ate. Eight months of this precious girl. I am one lucky momma.

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Does there even need to be a sign?

Enough said. I think we get the picture.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

This is your baby on drugs...any questions?!?

Twerp #4 had a test done yesterday at the Children's Hospital. They gave her a little Versed when she had a hard time with the blood pressure cuff. I can't help but laugh at her. She was so..."happy." She would lose her balance and bump her head...look at me and then laugh. Luckily, I had my little girl back to normal within the hour.

Don't smile too much at this video...it will cause wrinkles!

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