Monday, September 15, 2014

for a moment everything was


John was busy grilling our pizza.
We all ate at the table, TOGETHER.
Nellie ate her pizza with out picking it apart.
(with a little bribery of a lollipop after)
Then we went outside to the crisp autumn air and the kids chased some of the neighbor kids around.

As I walked around and watched my children screaming with Joy, and smiling and laughing I almost cried.
It was to perfect.
Those are the moments I live for, the times when my children are having so much fun and everything just feels perfect for a moment. 

Then we all had to go in and get ready for bed.

Which worked out rather well.
Except for Charlotte trying to punch and bite everyone, and then having a complete meltdown because I shut the bathroom door and kept her away from her "treasure coins".

Thursday, September 11, 2014

the truth about summer

Growing up summer was my favorite time of year.  All I could dream of was being at the beach, surfing, skimboarding, and enjoying the warmth on my skin. 
My dream was to pretty much be a beach bum and surf on the beach in Cali. 

As we can see, that did not happen.
And wont happen.
And I am ok with that.

Because now Fall is all I can dream about it.
The leaves, the crisp air, the first snow.
(Pretty much the best Holiday ever!)
Here in Virginia it is still HOT 
(although the crispness is starting to come)

so please fall, hurry and come. And stay for a long time.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rain Rain Rain

When in rains here it usually means there is a storm. 
The girls are usually begging me to go outside.
They love playing in the rain, until the thunder comes, then Charlotte is scared.
(which I don't mind because it usually means she snuggles close.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

The evergreens

Lately my heart has been aching for the Pacific North West. 
Particularly my home town.
The other day A friend of mine posted this video and I seriously cried.
like real tears..

(btw, we are NOT duck fans.. GO BEAVERS!!)

I have listened to it over and over and over again all day since.
Pretty sure I left my heart in Oregon.
Probably one of the best parts is the green all year around.

None of this dead ugly gray trees. 

And in case you forgot how beautiful it is..

One day Oregon, I will be back to stay.. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

a little reading nook

This is Char Chars favorite spot.
It always has a pillow and blankets.
A few naps have been taken here, and many books have been read. 

I can't imagine how awesome it is for someone so small.

Monday, August 25, 2014

I lost my cake

Every day Nellie comes into my room talking about how we need to go make her some cupcakes, or get her a cake.
No joke,

Yesterday morning it was
"oh dear mommy. I lost my cake, now we need to go find me a new one."
I told her we didn't have any butter
she responds with,
"well mommy, we better go to Trader Joes (her favorite store by the way) and get some butter. Come on mommy, lets go!"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Why oh why

Do children insist on drinking any water that they find?
My kids ALWAYS drink the water in the bath, in the pool, in this pool, pretty much where ever they can find it.
They are known to get some bowl from someplace, fill it with water and drink out of it like a dog...

Kids will be kids I guess..

It has been a pretty mild summer, but these last few days I think it has been rather sticky..  And I don't do sticky... It only takes an instant for it to make me the mean mom who drags her kids kicking and screaming from the park in rage.  Not sure why, maybe because I feel claustrophobic.
Nellie also has recently started to watch power rangers (which is possibly worse than the barbie movies..) she comes to my crying about how she wants to go into the TV and be with the Power Rangers...
I am currently trying to persuade her back to the land of My little pony.