We had a family photo session the other day with my amazing photographer friend, Gena. (Seriously, check out her work here.) I was so worried about the fog, but I actually like how it made the photos look wintry and nordic. If only I could live near the black forest or somewhere Scandinavian... And I absolutely love Pipsqueak's outfit; it was mine when I was her age. Who can resist a baby in lederhosen?! (More photos of our Golden Gate Bridge session to come soon.)
December 5, 2013
December 4, 2013
Ohhhhhh, how I love Thanksgiving! I can't think of anything more American than eating until you're sick, and then eating some more. You might think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not. I really do love that. (BTW, someone needs to invent a punctuation mark or font that implies sarcasm. It would save me from looking a fool many a time.) Anyway, we spent the weekend up in Yuba City with my extended family and had the greatest time. I don't know, guys, that city is looking pretty tempting to settle down in.
^^ Classic sourdough bread from Boudin was our contribution to the spread. I'm already a proud San Franciscan, if you can't tell. ^^
^^ What holiday is complete without a little mishap, right? I am happy to say this one surprisingly had nothing to do with my children. ^^
^^ Munchkin's Friday School friends ^^
November 20, 2013
Okay, okay! Look who's the star of this motherhood post...Pipsqueak! She's learning from the best, so she really can't help herself.
^^ Another close call for the love fern! In her defense, I had it on the floor that day to make room for something else. ^^
^^ I will never learn. Never. ^^
^^ Munchkin is playing puzzles on the only safe place she knows of, but poor Pipsqueak just wants to play. Those may as well be prison bars. ^^
^^ Ten minutes before church, she dumped the whole bowl of cereal on her. I found a Reese's Puff stuck to her head while in church. I think I might have let Munchkin eat it. ^^
^^ My sacred lemon tree! Aaaaaah! At least she didn't hand me a lemon, like Munchkin did a while ago. ^^
^^ Nope, this photo doesn't even tell the tenth of the damage. Every. Single. Wall. And let me tell you, people, crayon is not an easy scrub. ^^
^^ I really liked my outfit, and Pipsqueak's, too; so naturally, she pooped all over them. ^^
^^ We have a lock on the fridge (yes, we have to intensely childproof our house. Have you met our kids?) and it occasionally gets left unlocked. And if that is the case, no food is safe, including this block of cheese. I feel like I got off easy on this one, though. ^^
November 17, 2013
Why, oh why did I not go sooner to visit my family in Yuba City?! All the mammas and papas made our girls feel like superstars, and Munchkin and Pipsqueak made some new besties. Maybe it was the orchards and open space, or good stories and lots of laughs, but they can't keep us away now!
November 12, 2013
Yesterday we visited the San Francisco National Cemetery with its beautiful rows of white memorials for our country's soldiers. Thanks for the outing, ladies!
^^ Someone needs to teach Munchkin how to smile. ^^
November 5, 2013
I love Christmas music and I love jazz, so combine the two, and you've got the classiest holiday party you ever did see. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a happy whole holiday season, because it's never too early to start listening to Christmas music!
November 4, 2013
So Halloween in San Francisco is the bomb. It has been voted the No.1 place in America to trick-or-treat, and it's totally true. Not only did our kids get goodies like stuffed animals, princess wands, and kingsize candy bars, but we parents were offered wine, cheese, and adult apple cider. Are you kidding me?! Who are these amazing people?!
^^ We started the day with a kids' parade along Chestnut where they trick-or-treated at all the shops. ^^
^^ Then we stopped by Johnny's school for lunch. His row dressed up as 80s prom. ^^
^^ This neighborhood on Arguello was amazing. I mean, come on, we look like we are leaving the capitol building. So jealous. ^^
^^ At our ward party ^^