Tuesday, January 30, 2018


So I was on Ellen's Game of Games. I taped in June and it just aired in mid-January. It was the best experience. Ellen is so kind and it was such an honor to be on. Everyone who works for her is absolutely the best. Wouldn't that be awesome to be surrounded by happy, positive, energetic people all the time? Sign me up! I played Dizzy Dash and Know or Go. I was proud of not humiliating myself. Not many people knew the answer to the question I got out on, so that made me feel much better.
Jackson is my little buddy. He always repeats that we are best friends. He literally is so easy and mostly goes with the flow. He's talking a lot more these days and he is easy to run errands with. I feel sooo lucky to be enjoying  him so much in this stage. He wants to be just like his big brothers in every way and they are good at including him.

Quinn is the best! She facetimes with us occasionally and she's soooo precious. We love her and hope to see her again soon!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great Grandpa and Austin

Cute pic from Ryan and Chloes baby shower! 

And a pic of the crew from Katie's shower in Nebraska. 

Jackson with Grandpa Bob and Kari

Loved celebrating Jackson's birthday in Poway. We'll get a pic with Grammy and Papa next visit, but here's a good one with Grandpa Bob and Kari.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Cast and the Fourth

Fourth of July was super fun. We went to Westlake Village in the morning and missed the parade but ended up walking to a festival at the park. It was very fun but the kids got their face painted so that was a win. Then we did Chick Fil A and later went to a friends house to swim and eat pizza. They have an oven outside and it's awesome. So delish. They kids even watched a movie from the pool via projector once it got dark. So much fun for everyone! 

Last week Austin fell at the park. He fell on top of his elbow and immediately I could tell this was a different fall. But I did all the normal tests (he could bend it, no bones sticking out, etc...) and I thought maybe he just bruised it. I talked to a nurse on the phone and she said wait it out a few days and see if things improve. by Monday he was much better, but not 100% so we took him in for an xray. Sure enough, fracture. So he got a massive splint and sling and then got a cool blue cast on Wednesday. I was elated to hear it'd only be on 10 days! Whoo hoo! They'll take it off this Friday and re-xray it to see if it's healed. He thinks it's kind of fun and he loves having people sign it! 

Austin has amazing pencil grip. He's a natural. And Jackson loves to have Parker read to him! Win Win. 

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.