staycation. that's like the word of the week! i can't tell you how many times that word and i have done that awkward bump-into-each-other-and-try-to-move-out-of-the-way-by-going-the-exact-same-place-so-we-bump-into-each-other-again-and-again-and-again thing.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
a new term was coined this summer. staycation. it's where you vacation in your home. yes, that's right. and yes, it really is as exciting and exotic as it seems. this is what my family decided to do this year because we are really as exciting and exotic as we seem. and i loved it. i loved that i didn't have to pay for anything, i didn't have to pack anything, i didn't have to deal with cranky children. other than the fact that i was still in charge of keeping my own house clean, it was a perfect vacation (i mean, staycation) spot.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
thse are my in-laws, the whole of them. these are the people ryan came from and this is us in mammoth. it is hard taking pictures of a big group like this. there were so many people! and they didn't know where where to stand or what to wear and they all had different ideas and places they wanted to go. sometimes it was just the lot of us, standing on the side of the road. some of us were holding children, some of us chairs, some of us sunglasses and sweaters and blankets and some us very small princess dresses. and we all stood there and talked about the photoshoot at the top of our lungs until one of us would stand a little taller and shout, "ENOUGH! we're going _______ and we're doing ______!!" and then all would be quiet and we'd move over to where the loudest family member had told us to move.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
i mentioned my thing with babies, and of course, after seeing this baby, i was fighting my urge the entire time. do you see those eyes? DO YOU SEE THOSE EYES?? good heavens. those eyes. and, actually, his hair. and his cheekss! oh! his cheeks! delicious baby.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
brand new baby is the best. i say that like it's something you can buy in a store and eat after a long day and your children are finally in bed and then you can climb into bed with your blankee and an episode of arrested development and a spoon and just savor it all. . . but that would be ice cream. or dibs. have you tried dibs? try them. brand new babies are to humans what dibs are to ice cream.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
there's been an awful lot of lazy mothering going on around here lately. i'm really excited for this next week because it is the week i wrestle all of those bad habits into submission.
Monday, August 17, 2009
so, congratulations to me for getting this far with a weekly habit. and here's my 100th picture, a moment i captured in mammoth. this is my brother-in-law, justin and my little niece, davis. justin is one of the most doting fathers i've ever seen. he also has an amazing ability to soothe any child he touches. just moments after i shot this, davis was fast asleep, her daddy curled around her little finger.
Friday, August 14, 2009
a day in mammoth was spent taking family pictures. this was the "men" shot and of course, my happy little baby who is almost a year old is in it. and he's smiling this sweet sort of ryan smile that makes me feel like if i don't squish him, i'll explode.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
ladies and gentlemen, i'm sorry to report that for me, the mammoth trip was cut short. well, me and ava and seth. you can only hear your 3-year-old beg to go home so many times before you just give in and pack it on up. then, of course, there's the time the 3-year-old takes your bed and you end up sleeping on the floor and then she falls out and right on to you.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
this little girl speaks in paragraphs. and i could write paragraphs about her (and i will).
this little girl makes me laugh. she wears a piece of her blankee around her neck at all times and when i told her about going to disneyland and how we were going to see the princesses and talk to them, she merely gave me a stern and disbelieving look before asking very doubtfully, "they are real?"
Monday, August 3, 2009
this is the week i go on vacation. pretty excited! it should be lots of fun, lots of food and lots of family.