Monday, November 18, 2013


I really love Sundays. It's so nice to have Mike home and spend time with him. Not to mention having a little extra help with Wes is always nice. Yesterday Wes seriously ate so much sand I thought he might explode. The good news is he didn't. The other good news is he took a 4 hour nap today. Maybe I should feed him sand more often.

After a little lunch Mike and I took Wes on a walk around Mill Valley. We really love living here. There are so many beautiful places and amazing things to see. Here are a few pictures of our walk today.

There actually was a little trail we could have taken but sometimes when we get the Bob (stroller) out, we like to go all out and take it off roading.

We Hiked around Muir Beach last weekend and it was one of the prettiest Hikes I've ever been on.
You can't really tell but that's the ocean.
I love this next one of Wes. He does this funny thing where he makes sort of like an elephant noise. He's doing it in the picture. Perfect timing. And I remember Mike was trying to have a really deep conversation with me about what we should do with our lives and what our next steps should be. As you can tell, I was really into that conversation.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Beach day!

One of the best things about living in California is being so close to the beach. Mike bought me a wetsuit and booties for our anniversary and I'm finally getting some use out of them. Last weekend we had a friend watch Wes while we went out surfing. We had so much fun. It was our first time going out together and it was perfect. The water wasn't too cold, the waves were just the right size, it wasn't that busy AND I actually caught waves. Yes, plural. More than one. 

So we went again this weekend. There wasn't as much surfing involved because we had Wes but we still got out for a minute. We met our friends Sam and Regan there and their adorable little boy Duke. He's exactly 2 weeks younger than Wes and really couldn't be cuter. Here's what we did all day...

Wes ate lots of sand. So I'm excited to change his diaper in the morning. 
Regan and little Duke!
Wes and Duke. Yes Wes is in his jammies. And yes they are adorable together.
Give me that baby Duke! I could snuggle that baby all day!
I love when Wes sits on his little feet like this.
Two little dudes found a new playground.
Such a cute family! We love these guys!
Really Duke? You're a sweetheart.
And it was a perfect day.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Etsy Bloopers

Lately I've been making Wes model for me for my Etsy shop. It's kind of hilarious. I only post the close up shots because it shows the detail of my things but some of the outtakes are pretty funny. I need to share.

First of all. Sorry Wes. I needed a model and I know this is for GIRLS but I couldn't help it. This is how he really felt about it. Really mom? Sorry buddy.

This boy and his faces. He kills me.
Probably some of my faves here..

 Two of the cheesiest smiles you'll ever see...ever. And some awful photography. It's so hard to get the lighting right. Not to mention, I'm chasing this little guy around and trying to get him to sit in a chair or look up at me. Let's just say, I take a million pictures and end up with 1-2 usable ones.

This shows how classy we really are. Put this boy in his diaper, you can see his little bandaid from his shots. Classy, I know.
 He was sick this week. Super sad and hard. You can see his nice stream of snot. Very adorable.
And lastly, my favorite little face. If you haven't met this little man, you need to come visit us. He is a sweet little boy!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Finally printing photos

I'm horrible at printing my pictures. We have taken some fun ones this summer and I'm finally getting around to looking at all the cute pictures on my camera. Here are a few of my favorites
Wes and his girlfriend, Claire.
He's hilarious in the bath.
Playing soccer and hanging out in Breckenridge, CO.
With husbands. Love these guys!
Wes loves this little hiking backpack.
I'm so lucky to have so many amazing sisters. 
Breckenridge, CO
Pretty much sums up our weekend together.

Always making a mess.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Some days are crappy days

Today was a crappy day.

I hate to be so negative when my life has been so amazing lately. Maybe I needed this crappy day to make me really appreciate this amazing thing I call my life.

Here's what happened today: 
1. I have to take mike to work in the morning because his motorcycle is broken (don't get me started on the subject of him selling his truck for a motorcycle)

2. Ps I kind of like carpooling because I get to see Mike more.

3. Back to complaining-I pick up the girls I nanny after school and get to their house to find that it has been broken into. I was scared and the girls were even more scared and Wes was like...uh what's happening?

4. I drive 45 minutes to pick up this adorable coffee table to replace my deadly coffee table in my living room now. Literally deadly. If Wes fell on any corner of that thing he would need stitches. Anyway, I drove 45 minutes and show up and this lady is super rude. Turns out she listed her living room set for a lower price than what she could get for it and re-listed it for a higher price before I got there but after I had already set up a meeting time. She was also forcing me to agree to buy the whole set when all I wanted was the coffee table. Geez lady. Then her boyfriend or whoever that rude guy was "helped me get it into my car". But it "didn't fit". There's much more to this story but let's just say I never want to shop on Craigslist again. (Except I already looked for more coffee tables tonight on there...crap!)

The good news is today is the day I paid off my student loans in full. Woohoo!! I only owed about $2,000 after my Americorps grants came through because I did Teach for America (a-ma-zing!) It feels great to have that worry in the past nonetheless. 

I also got 5 out of the 6 things on my to-do list done. That's pretty great for me. Especially considering the million other things that came up today. Like making another sell on Etsy, that always makes my day. I also talked to my sis, always makes my day.

Life is great, really. And when I have crappy days I end the day by taking a long shower, complaining to Mike and looking at the million adorable pictures I have of Wes. So I'll share some with you and when you're having a crappy day, maybe this will help you out...

Wes when he was about 3 months. Sleepy smiles.

Fat baby smile. One of my faves ever!!
When we walked around the Marin County Fair for at least 30 minutes and had no idea this was happening. 
Cousins pushing cousins. 
Always a classic.
His favorite outfit.
I love bathtub pics.
He knows this isn't allowed and I get death stares when I try to stop it from happening. Also that big diaper bum is adorable.
Ok my day is not so bad anymore. This picture sums up my life right now. Perfect.