Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Well I'm TWO"

Today, I asked my sweet two-year-old if she would please, please stay two forever. She said yes! Hallelujah!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The best day

Not gonna lie, we live in a pret-ty spectacular part of the world.

On this winter sunny February day, we went hiking, planted flowers and even started planting my first herb & vegetable garden. Something I've been looking forward to doing for 5 years! Whoop.

Our hike was kid friendly, obviously, as we took the most awesome two year old who hiked all two miles by herself. The girl hasn't sat in a stroller since she was one, so it's no wonder she goes on 2-mile hikes. She was born for adventure, we realized that very early on...

And our big Stone had the best seat in the house on mama's back. That sweet boy loves being outside just as much as his big sis. Many, many more hikes in our future with these nature lovers.

Thanks to my parents help today, I am now a gardener. Okay that title might be a bit ambitious, but I did plant my very first flowers veggies & herbs. SO MUCH FUN going to the nursery and choosing my favorite things to plant. Hello ranunculus & snap dragons! Hello basil & mint! And beets & Brussels sprouts & arugula & cilantro & sugar snap peas & zucchini, and and and!

So excited, can you tell?

I love weekends, I love my family, I love California and I love being 30.

Sometimes being a grown up IS fun.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sister love

Lucca ADORES Jackson.

She can't keep her hands off of him. I kind of love it. Even if the following words come out of my mouth daily, sometimes hourly ..

"Lucca, stop kissing Jackson"

"Don't touch his eyeballs"

"Hug his belly, not his neck"

"Try not to tip him over"

"Don't pull his hair" (but mommyyyyyy it's so soft!)

She just has so much dang love for this dude she doesn't know what to do. It makes me super thankful for all the time they spend together these days. They really do have something special. And me and my big ol' mama heart just explode with happiness watching them.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Lulu

You were such a doll today. We just had an ordinary Thursday, without a set agenda, and it turned out to be the loveliest of days. We took a trip to Trader Joes, the park, had a lunch picnic in the backyard, jumped on the trampo, didn't nap (!) and took a slow & sunny walk to the country club down the street and watched the ducks swim in the pond.

Today filled my heart with love & laughter & a whole lotta pride for the beautiful, sweet and most fun girl that you are. And you really are the best big sister. Jackson just adores you.

And I do too.