Thursday, August 26, 2010

Off to School

Thursday was the first day of First Grade! Brooklyn was more than excited to go and meet all her new friends! As ready as I was to send them back to school, I am missing my little helper.
She picked out her own outfit and her hair-do... I'm mourning the loss of the days where she would let me choose her outfit and do a cute little hair-do. I feel lucky if I can get her out of here wearing a headband, without a Hannah Montana t-shirt !! I'm learning to pick my battles and send a happy little girl off to school. She is SIX.... I can't even imagine what the mornings will be like when I'm trying to get her out the door for HS!
Outside SchoolMs. Estradas Class
With next door neighbor and best friend Cole

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

bathing beauty

talie rae @ 15 weeks
this is how we have bathed each baby. in the bumbo, in the kitchen sink... they have all seemed to love it...i think i have a picture of each and everyone of them this way, so precious!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

sunday traditions

every sunday we eat and nap and take a bike ride. our ride usually includes a loop around city park and a stop at the old "boat" playground... many memories are made and fun is had by all!

bryn now rides alone, boss tags along with dad and mom pulls the babies, we get lots of "wow! are those all your kids?"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer 2010

So far SUMMER 2010 might be one of the craziest summers ever... Isn't it funny how every time you add another kid the previous 1 or 2 or 3 seemed SOOOO much easier and you realize how calm your life was before? From the second that we found out that #4 was on the way we knew that this summer was going to be a challenge, I remember thinking if i can make it through this summer, I can do anything!! ( i would now like to retract that, i made it through the summer but still can't do everything!) Talie was born a week before the kids got out of school for the summer and now we have a 12 week old baby and are a just a few days away from b & b going back to school! Wow, time flies when you're having fun! Here are our summer highlights 2010!
impromptu family pictures
playing with brothers
playing outside
lots of family hikes
a few gondola rides
alpine slides
steamboat hot springs
lots of water fun
a birthday party
our first visit from the tooth fairy
playing on the beach in newport
best buddies
growing up
balboa island
strenuous workouts
bugs life 3D movie
toy story ride