Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

racing heart.

her-"mommy.. you make my heart race.."
me-"what do you mean sweetie?'
her-"i just love you soo much, you make my heart race really really fast."
me- speechless and teary eyed...still

Monday, October 26, 2009

we love the beach... thiiiiis much..

today was one of our last beach days for this year.. (wipe, wipe, sniffle)
daylight savings is quickly approaching...
we went to the beach today after school..
i just snapped away...
it was heavenly...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

puppy love

we had a dog event at anthropologie tonight and i got to take pictures..
it was sooo cute!
it was adorable adorable and even more..adorable..

i have been playing with the idea of starting the negotiation with damian to get the girls a dog..

and... all these cutie pies made the urge, emerge a bit more..

a smaller mediumish dog, rescued of course...

this one was my favorite and she was dressed like tinkerbell..
love her..

Friday, October 23, 2009

the latest and greatest..

can you guess what makena is going to be for halloween?
here is a hint...

chloe loves to sit in the dirt..
in a tutu..
she stands up, shakes it all off and sits back down again..

we carved our pumpkin which was designed by makena...

this was her sketch...
i have never seen a pumpkin with square teeth on top and triangle on the bottom..
have you?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

dressing the part..

i want to wear my tallest boots and wrap a looooong luscious scarf around my neck..
but it is 80 degrees outside..
does this mean i can wear my sunny saffron yellow heels when it is pouring rain??
i am so confused..
i am ready for some brisk weather and to dust off my boots already..
i am sorry summer, but i am ready for some fall...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

hi-ho, hi-ho..

it's off to bath we go..
(these bath crayons send them running to the bath..)

hi-ho. hi-ho.. hi-ho...

pumpkin patch.

makena's 26 lb pick...
chloe's 6 oz pick...

$1 ticket each ride down the slide..


and again..

that is $34 spent at the pumpkin patch..
today, i saw in the paper..
buy one pumpkin $4.99..
get one free...
but those red faced, worn out smiles...
those are priceless!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


i am so in love with these two..

cowgirls and cupcakes

we went to a 4th birthday party for our sweet friend avery at a horse ranch..
i had horses growing up so this was like a party for me too..

here is their first reaction to a horse..
huddle and stare...

don't worry..

they warmed up quick..

all the kids were given small buckets with grains, carrots, hay and other food they could dump, throw or chuck at the animals..


here grace and makena are deciding who gets what and please..
no more for the ducks girls..

these are the ahhh-mazing chocolate cupcakes made from scratch by nikki..
soo good..
i had 2..
oops! sorry nikki...

here is the birthday girl feeding a horse..
he kept trying to stick his nose right into her bucket..

cherry on top..
a little trot around the arena..

final reaction..
smiles and smiles...
thanks for letting us celebrate your special day with you avery!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

camp out..

(sorry for the super dark picture, it was the only one with ALL of us)
lara surprised chris with a camp out weekend for his birthday..

the sunset from our campsite was gorgeous!

chris miller in glow sticks!! happy birthday friend!

the boys cooking smores..
sooo good, even at 30..ish..

me and my love...

lara and the birthday boy..

call me koo-koo, but i love this picture..
imperfections are beautiful alot of the time..
wine, candlelight, ocean, great friends and my love..
that makes a wonderful night..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We have officially started to Deck out the house!! Yay! I love this time of year, so many traditions being made, boots and scarves come out of hiding, lots of cooking, cinnamon flavored candles, arts and crafts, carnivals, pumpkin patch, christmas tree farm, apple cider, mash potatoes, elvis' white christmas on vinyl..
and on and on....
we still have decorating to do, this is only the beginning.
i go crazy in the house because it makes the holidays seem longer to me..
oct 1st halloween goes up and Day after thanksgiving christmas goes up..
chloe kept saying "party' when we were put this stuff up..

the witch that flew into the wall..

spiders, pumpkin garland and spider webs are everywhere!

the girls painted their little trader joes pumpkins..
pumpkin patch extravaganza is this weekend!!!

and just for fun.. let's see what the girls were up to LAST YEAR...

bumble bees..

having a hay day..

pumpkin hunting..
i remember she actually picked a pumpkin that had a "boo boo" so she could love it..

look at how little they are..
just 1 year ago...
sniffle, sniffle..