Tuesday, June 23, 2015


ahh, summer. here are some bits and pieces. besides being hot and sunny, we've been enjoying the slowdown. a much needed slow pace after the crazy school year. less car and more time together is what i call good stuff. 
so we have a bit of a summer schedule. its rather loose, but enough to keep us on track. we have swim team in the mornings; work on math and reading; we venture somewhere fun on wednesdays (ie. art museum, library, splash pad); we have summer movie passes thursday mornings; and so far we have made it to one glorious swim meet. not my favorite in 115 degree weather with a baby and no way to cool off. 
soon we leave to the beach for the fourth and i can.not.wait.!!!
hopefully the tiny crabs decide to pack up and ship out of balboa by then, bc you know frances will be pulling out her tiny grill and cooking some up with a side of sand sauce. 

keeping it cool.
yeah summer!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

memorial day.

a nice long three day weekend was just right for some time together, making yummy food, slip n sliding out back (mom and dad included), bike riding, eating out side and a late night tent by twinkle lights. forever indebted to all the brave men and women who fight for us to keep us safe in the beautiful country we live in!

almost one.

our sweet little frances is nearly one!! how is our chubby little lady already up for her first birthday? unbelievable. she continues to bring constant joy and giggles to us everyday. not walking yet, but very stable. waving hello, making funny faces to show off her teeth, and exploring are top on her list, besides just being with mom and giving out slobbery kisses. franny froo we love you so! let summertime begin!