Saturday, April 24, 2010

a Jackson quote:

this is one of the funniest things i have ever heard one of my kids say. Jackson was in the bath by himself and I walked in to check on him. He was lying down on his back, ears under the water. I said something like, "hey buddy, how ya' doing?" He replies, "I'm a diver Mommy". "A diver?, I asked. he says, "yes, just like Jesus dived on the cross". I almost died! He kept asking me what was so funny. "Why you laugh, Mommy?" These kids crack me up. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

iheartfaces "dramatic black & white"

Perfect timing on this one. I just took this last week of my beautiful 3 1/2 year old, Isabel. She IS drama and I loved my B&W version so here ya' have it. Head on over to iheartfaces and check out all the amazing entries this week.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just us

Last week the kids and I had a day just to ourselves. We hit one of our fav places...the Zoo! We know it so well now that I just let them run. I have recently stopped bringing the dbl wide stroller on our outings. I feel a new sort of freedom without it. I do miss the fact that it did assist in carrying ALL our stuff, bags, juices but now it all goes in my backpack. I have had to really decide what's important. It's a milestone for me. I'm not ready to sell it just yet but soon. Very soon. This 1st pic of Iz is my new favorite. I knew it would be the moment I clicked it. She was being unusually cooperative in front of the camera that day. Jackson not so much but I'm not expecting miracles here. :) I even started high fiving her after a really good shot. It was a really, really great day. I love my kids. How did I exist before these two came into my life???

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A beautiful, rainy day.

We were not going to let a little rain get in our way. We had all been trying for months to get together for a big playdate and something was always getting in our way. All us Mom's had been watching the weather updates and knew our little party could get rained out completely but I stayed optimistic. Scattered showers was the forecast so we decided to take our chances, meet at the Zoo and I'm so glad we did. We did get rained on a little but it was well worth it. We all had a blast.
Our fabulous friends are Daphne & Ben, Diane & Ellie and Ashley & Kennedy.
We had to ride the train first or Jackson and Ben would've driven us nuts. ;)
Next we saw the Sea Lion show which was very cute.
The kids had so much fun playing with each other. Jackson & Iz are the "big kids" of our group, about a year older than the other cutie pies. I get a crazy amount of joy hanging out with these folks. :)
The Zoo closes at 5:00 so around 4:00 we had just finished riding the Train again when it started to rain harder than it had all day. No sign of a break in the clouds so it was time to call it a day. We took cover waiting for a break in the rain so we could make it to the car and during this time the boys did what boys do and started playing in the rain and stomping in the puddles. It didn't take long before Iz and Ellie joined in. They were having so much fun and we were leaving so us Mom's sat back and watched and laughed. So, so cute these kids are!!! Ben, I believe, is going to go on to a career as a supermodel. :)
Enjoy the pics and you can just see how much fun they had!

Meet Ben, the Supermodel. :)

Ben & Kennedy
my Iz

just checking out the sea lions

BART the sea lion

a motley crew

i love this shot of Ellie

Seriously, how cute is this kid?!?!?!?!?


He loves his Mommy
I love the look on Kennedy's face.

These kids just take my breath away.

Ben got rain in his ear. :)

Can't you just see the JOY?
Ben & Ellie
He fell asleep in our bed watching tv and that NEVER happens.