Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Maja!

Maja really knows how to throw a party. And what better place to celebrate than on the beach in Maui. From birthday cakes made out of sand to boogie boarding at sunset, we celebrated our beloved Maja in style. Maja you are pure magic! We all love you so much and feel so honored to share life with you! Thanks for the memories!

Monday, October 4, 2010

State Fair 2010

With my little people loaded in our trusty red wagon, we headed to the State Fair. Maja, the fabulous director of all things fun, was our fearless leader. Along with Aunt Lolly & Addie who decided to join the madness and entourage. Livestock, big yellow slide, slow roasted corn, rides, edible fried wonders, the mini farm and so much more. After all these years, it never gets old, especially when you have a system. Seek, eat & get dirty. Rinse & repeat.

One of the highlights, a curious goat taking a bite out of E-claire's cowgirl hat. Legendary! Another grand adventure for the books. My wild hooligans had a great time and we had the dirty bath water to prove it.

The Goldfish Effect

I love my little man. He is dynamite in footie pajamas! When I snuggle him, he smells like maple syrup and puppies. He thinks I can cure anything with hugs & kisses. He isn't afraid to hold my hand in public. He's always up for a dance party and wrestling match. And when it comes to adventures, he is my little wingman.

My point is this... I don't want him to grow up. I want to freeze him at this stage. But since sub zero temperatures won't do the trick, I have decided to go with the "Goldfish Effect". I once heard that a goldfish will only grow to the size of it's bowl, which got me thinking... If I keep him in a small bed, he won't get any bigger. It's worth a try right? Right. Although tonight when I checked on him, I don't quite know if my theory is working. You be the judge.

*Note the sweet crib. It was my great grandmother's crib, but R kindly refers to it as a World War II contraption. B-rock loves it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Taking Our Show On The Road

This past weekend, we took our show on the road. We packed up the little people with gear o' plenty and headed to the great wild west... West Yellowstone & Jackson Hole to be exact.

For the most part,
our passengers were cooperative as long as the fruit snacks were flowin' and the dvd player was glowin'. We drove through spectacular country and observed all kinds of wild life (our backseat included). E-claire still stands by her story of spotting a squirrel with a fish in it's mouth and G-bean still believes her. Will wonders never cease?! Driving through the Park with the crisp fall air was magical! Speaking of magic, I am still under the spell of a life changing bacon bleu cheese burger. Thanks Cheeseburger Factory in Alpine- HMMMM! Our adventure was truly a buffet for all 5 senses.

The final destination was Hebgen Lake for my brother's wedding. It was an amazing weekend full of family, friends, and more family. Sleeping in bunk beds, dining with the masses, doing the wedding hustle, and partying with our favorite people was a wild chaotic sublime good time. What more could we have asked for? (Well maybe a masseuse would have been nice considering this old gray mare hasn't slept in a bunk bed or worn heels for quite some time). The girls were delighted to make their highly anticipated debut as flower girls. Too bad E-claire went rogue half way down the aisle. No bribe or threat could have brought her back. B-rock waged a losing battle with his bowtie...the bowtie won, but he rocked it! The bride & groom couldn't have been more in love and the wedding captured it all! It was truly enchanting! From the robot cake toppers and bride's dress to carmeled apples and the Buttros (their boxer dog) wearing a bowtie, the event was beyond perfection!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Oh hello morning, it's you again. I bet you are wondering why I am greeting you in dark glasses and a bathrobe?

How do you look when you start your morning being body slammed by 3 small people with super human strength? Chase that with extracting the little man from the dishwasher twice, watching him happily slather himself in his breakfast smoothie and redirecting him from dropping paper clips down the floor vent... might you feel a little overwhelmed? Then try eating breakfast next to a child wearing insect glasses with the morning hair of Heath Ledger who insists wearing a bikini to Costco. Top it off with a 6 year old who is in a dither concerning what to wear and is in dire need of batteries for some toy that you know will produce way too much noise.

I'd say by 10 am and you'd feel like the jig is up too!

Friday, August 13, 2010

How To Beat A Case Of The Mondays

Just another manic Monday...