Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beach Day

This morning we took the kids out to the beach. We went to a spot near Pete's work and it's never crowded. There's something so peaceful about the beach. And it's nice because the kids mostly just want to play in the sand. Towards the latter part, Austin and Parker will go chase the waves and get their feet wet, but we don't have to stress about ocean swimmers yet! Plus, the water is pretty cold so not that inviting.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cute kids

Parker loves his friends at school. It's easy for kids to bond over playground sports and he jumped right in. Adan (Parker helped him to discover he was good at soccer) and Colden who is a great athlete but it also prone to knocking kids over. He doesn't quite realize his own strength!

Mrs. Jaquez. Isn't she gorgeous? She's been so supportive of Parker and she's been a great teacher for him this second half of the year. I just got word yesterday that Austin's transfer into La Mariposa next year has been granted, so I'll have two Tigers next year. They are excited to be at the same school for the first time!

Austin likes to be home and is happiest playing independently. But he was invited to a birthday party for a girl in his class and he wanted to go. That being said, he was ready to leave after 15 minutes. haha. But he stayed and had a pretty good time. Cutie pie jumping!

The boys do all kinds of things on the trampoline. Jumping, soccer, forts, animal wrestling, etc..And now Jackson loves joining in. And now that we moved the tramp on the grass, I'm not as worried about Jackson using the ladder to get in and out.

Love lunch dates with my sweet buddy. He's actually a really picky eater and doesn't eat most of what we give him. His go-to's are: cereal, popsicles, strawberries and cream, oranges, and sometimes broccoli.

Jackson is really into holding hands lately. He likes to cuddle in the mornings and he'll hold my hand. He also holds my hand to lead me places. When I go to get him in the morning, he immediately demands to eat something. But if Pete gets him and brings him to me, he'll cuddle with me for a good 20 minutes. It's the sweetest part of my day. And then he resumes dumping out things and leaving a trail everywhere he goes! BAAAHHHH!!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


These boys are so cute! Jackson is right at our side all the time and is loving doing everything his big brothers are doing.

Parker has grown up so much. His favorite meal is hot wings where I just bake the wings then toss them in buffalo sauce. As you can see, he goes through quite a few of them.

And here's a bunch of pics that never made it that are kind of old now...

Disneyland in December!

Last day of preschool for Austin in San Diego.

Sea World!

A sweet moment when Austin didn't want to go to his new church class, so Pete took time to teach him his own lesson. So sweet.

Parker with his amazing Tierra Bonita teacher, Mrs. Stowe.

Thanksgiving Feast
The boys LOVE the trampoline. Best purchase ever!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We're still alive!

Thought I would put some pics up to document that we're enjoying life and in fact so busy enjoying life to really stop and update the blog.

My handsome sailor.

Jackson didn't really get the whole Easter egg hunt thing. He went for one egg and just stuck with that one. He didn't even eat the candy, which is really unlike him.

I took the big boys to an Earth Day festival in Thousand Oaks. It was so fun. WE can home with a lot of free giveaways (aka... canvas bags) and they are always game for getting their face painted. Good day!

And my friend Brooke sang there, so we got to see her perform. Since moving up here we've become really good friends and had an instant connection. It's been such a joy getting to know her and her family, not to mention she has one of my favorite voices ever!

If we don't put Jackson directly in his carseat, he books it to the back of the car to hop in Austin's booster. Of course we don't let him stay there, but he tries his best to convince us with a sweet smile EVERY SINGLE TIME! It's cute and annoying.

During Spring Break, we spent several days in San Diego. It was awesome. The boys loved playing with their buddy Ella next door. They had an art store and went through lots of paper making drawings and calling their team "The Tricksters."

And of course we do Egg dying!

We also got to go to Legoland with the cousins. It was so fun and so crowded. Love spending time with these sweet girls.

We also got to celebrate my Grandaddy's 84th birthday. He's amazed us all with his stamina and look forward to many more years of tuna fish sandwiches and country music recommendations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Odds and ends

Love living driving distance from my family!

Parker's in a soccer academy and it's been a great experience. The coach approached me and recommended he try out for the competitive team. Love my little soccer player.

We love our house and driveway. The kids love riding bikes and doing laps! And occasionally they do it in costume.

And then there's the horse in sunglasses... no words!

Playing at the mall play area.

First lollipop

Cutie patoottie!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trampoline action

Jackson just started walking a week before he turned 18 months. Since then it's been about 2 weeks and he's now regularly kicking a soccer ball down the hallway, shooting baskets, and jumping on the trampoline. It was in him all along!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Christmas break!

We went to Legoland on Christmas Eve with the Dahlquists. It was so much fun, except many of us were sick. In fact I didn't make it to the dinner with the fam, because I went home to sleep. So sad to miss out. Parker went on a bigger roller coaster and Austin even tried a rollercoaster for the first time with Uncle Dan. They had so much fun together.

Christmas morning with the fam. Love them so much!

Star Wars masks were such a hit!

Should have gotten Melanie the Chewbacca mask! Next year!

My little candy cane!

Pop the Pig is an awesome game!

Headed to Camarillo. Finally!

Oh and we went to Disneyland one last time with my dad. It was less crowded than many of the other times we have been, so it was amazing. Loved the Jingle Cruise and the holiday Small World ride. So magical. Love that my dad was willing to go repeatedly with us this year. He loves it as much as we do!