Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gig Harbor

Washington in the summer is a beautiful place.

Allllmost beautiful enough to fool ya about the weather during the rest of the year ;) har, har.

I don't even know what to say other than we had the.best.time hanging with our Gig Harbor crew.  Getting these cousins together is pure magic I tell ya.  Lila is the sister Lucca is (more than likely) not gonna have.  And Lincoln and Jackson are just the perfect ying to those crazy girls yang.  Raising babies with my sister can't be beat.  I love every minute of getting our families together, I just wish it could happen every day.  Too much to ask?

Also, how great is it that the San Francisco people go all the way to Gig Harbor to give our kids their first trolley car ride?

Photo by Lila.  See her in my sunnies? :)

Bikes, trolleys, tidepools, parks, bunnies, bbqs, concerts...the good stuff summer is made of. 


Friday, August 23, 2013

{little adventurer baby shower}

My sister is having a baby!

My sister is having a baby!

And the baby is a boy!

And he will be a Little Adventurer, just like his Daddy and his big brother.  

We are EXCITED.  So we celebrated him.

And celebrated his Mommy, who just so happens to be the most gorgeous pregnant chick you ever did see.  I mean, gorg.  

Brunch in Karla's beautiful Gig Harbor backyard

{Adventure print from Etsy}

The {rad} vintage toolbox holding the flowers belonged to the baby's great, great grandfather. 

We used the vintage baby cradle for the gifts.  From Canada to South Dakota to San Francisco, this cradle (built by my grandfather) has been slept in by every baby in our family since 1976.


Sweet little girls

The baby's great grandmother

There are 20+ children belonging to the ladies below, including the newest little Mila sleeping in this photo!!   Can you believe that???

Such a perfect morning celebrating the little babe, who is set to arrive in just a few short weeks!!!  
Can't wait!!!!  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School!

How can it be that our sweet angel of a daughter starts PRE-K tomorrow?!?! My baby turned into a little girl and my little girl turned into a big girl this summer. She learned how to swim, ride a bike, pump her legs on the swing and no longer needs pushed, learned every trick there is to know on the monkey bars and a million more things. We are so very proud. My first memories are from when I was 4, in preschool. I know that Lucca will have some stand out moments this year that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. I am so excited for her.  
We went Back-to-School shopping for the first time yesterday and she might just be the fastest shopper there ever was. Picked out a bunch of things and called it good in five minutes. A bunch of "rainbow" colored things I should say. Yikes. "Mommy, I just like colors!" So colors she got.   She came home and gave Daddy and Jackson a fashion show and she {of course} has her 1st day of school outfit picked and ready to go tomorrow. 
Hoping and praying this is the best year for her. 


Monday, August 12, 2013

"Mommy, here's a picture for you to hang up at work.  It's my handprint."

And another favorite line this week...
"Mommy, I love you toooooo much.  Please don't die."