Saturday, September 16, 2017

Being present

I realize from my posts that it may seem all we do is go on fun trips and enjoy our leisure time. In fact, our days are pretty much the opposite. Now that I am back at work, that familiar feeling of not being able to ever catch up has returned.

This time though, I am working far less hours and for the government. It has its own set of challenges, but so far it still feels like my best shot at doing work I want while spending the kind of time I want with my kids. Our days feel pretty packed, but I am trying to be present for the momentary sweet moments.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Top Teeth

Noah has been missing his two top teeth since he was three years old. The other day he lost another one (this time naturally) and I realized his adult teeth were about to pop through. I wanted to take some pictures of his toothless grin that we love before it disappears.

Sammy wanted to get in on the action too

Got distracted by an airplane

Yes he has no pants on.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Today's conversation with Sam

Me: Sammy I am so proud of you. We said goodbye to bottles.
Sam: Yeah! I say goodbye bottles!
Me: We said goodbye to paci.
Sam: Yeah! I say goodbye paci!
Me: We said goodbye to diapers.
Sam: Yeah! I say goodbye diapers! I say goodbye baby boy!

And then I had to weep a little that all my babies are growing up.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Monterey for July 4th Weekend

I laughed when I saw Terah with his coffee, thin puffer vest and picnic basket. What a hipster.

On another trip a few months ago, Sam surprised us by suddenly appearing out of his crib. Now I know how. 

Sadness because he couldn't join his brothers in a card game. It is hard being third. 

Our trip was filled with lots of bike rides, coffee shops, old time charm and tide pools. Fun escape with our boys! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Last Day of First Grade

Last Thursday we wrapped up the school year.

First day of first grade: 

Last day: