She's so sparkly.

And she's two today.
Man I love this little thing!


Andrew is 1...

and we were so happy to celebrate with him. This kid is a maniac in the water!!! And his parents own every blow-up water toy imaginable. This little family is pretty special! Thanks for including us guys.


I love the way...

you make me laugh when I feel like I'm losing my mind.

I love the way you hold me after being gone.

I love the unconditional love you show our kiddos.

Happy Father's Day, Babe!!!


Rex turns three!

Enter Zone 3 at your own risk of course. Rex skipped right through the terrible twos and it appears he's not about to take a turn for the worse. We love this happy-go-lucky little man!!! Happy threes, Cousin Rex.

I am soooo behind on blogging. I know not one of you cares but this is my thing. It's my journal, my diary, my scrapbook and someday we are going to enjoy going back to the beginning of this blog and scrolling through the years. Unless of course, google suffers some unforseen and unfortunate demise and we lose it all. Someone please tell me this isn't possible!!! You faithful scrapbookers will be laughing then. :) Anyway, we're off to the beach this coming week so I'm up way past my bedtime scheduling posts instead of packing. And this has been the month for birthdays. So much fun we've been having!


and all is well...

In a valiant effort to defend his sis, Ryker got in a big boy's face at Andrew's birthday party this afternoon. "Don't throw that at her!" he scolded. "She's only one." And so all is well. :)

Header pic by www.blackduckphotos.wordpress.com, btw. Looove her! Anyone interested in digital negatives should check her out. She's one funky-stylin babe and we aren't going to be able to afford her for long. You all know what happens when word gets out... ;) Will post more of those later.


nap time today...

ryker and emerson collided and both are sporting ugly eggs on their noggins. they weren't feeling much love as i put them down to nap. ryker has been doing everything he can to avoid naps for some time now, but every once in a while it becomes clear that he needs to catch up. today was one of those times and because i'm determined to cuddle both my babies to sleep as long as they'll let me, nap time went something like this:

Mom! I've had it with Em's kicking.

Wyker take mine covers, Mom!

Had it, I said.

Wyker take mine covers nother one!

Did you hear me, Mom? H A D it! (Pulling on Em's blankie for spite)

No Wyker! Stop bugging her! (Stuffing every inch of her blankie beneath her)

How can I take your covers if you're not even under them, Em-er-son?!

That's m i n e blankie!

(Silence now and I hear Ryker sigh in defeat)

Mom, remember the good old days? he says. When it was just me, you and Dad?

for a moment my silent laughter shook the bed and then i was sobered by the realization that my eldest babe will soon be off to kinder. am i ever going to miss him!!!


walla walla...

it's so nice you have to say it twice. it's the place where our souls say ahhhhhhhh! it is heaven on earth in a very literal sense! and it doesn't seem possible that each year be sweeter than the last but then if it were possible, it wouldn't be a miracle would it?

i'm so thankful and would love love love to find a picture of the kids in my inbox. ;)