Monday, March 18, 2013

my kids: photo series 2 of 12

February 2013 photos of my kids. Rich thrown in for extra credit. (B - for his eyes being closed.)

Alice, 15 months old.
Charlie, 4 years old.
Rich, 35 years old.

Kids, February 2013

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With Charlie, I always had plenty of extra clothes for him at the babysitter's house. Actually, there was a blue basket with his name spelled out in stickers.

With Alice, there's a crinkly plastic grocery bag with one sock, a size 6 - 9 months onesie and an old blue bib of Charlie's. Poor second baby.

I picked her up from the babysitter's a few weeks ago looking like this. Marina gave me a disapproving look and said "She is completely out of extra clothes and peed through her pants. She is wearing Charlie's shirt and underwear. Please change her when you get home." (She added that last little dig because she was pretty sure I'd let Alice run around all night wearing this. And she was right.)

no pants Alice

no pants Alice

no pants Alice

no pants Alice

monkey see, monkey do

One month ago this week, I traveled to Chicago on business and brought Alice and Chazzy with me.

Which means they stayed with Auntie Robin and Uncle Jason while I attended to my bid-ness.

Which also means that older cousin Will taught younger cousin Alice how to properly wear a dog bowl.

dog bowl hat


hey cousin, put this on your head

 ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Monday, March 4, 2013

Digital Playdate: February

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Sharing my friends' kids in one spot, once a month. View all past playdate posts here.

Month #2.

My high school friend, Kim's daughter. Maddie, 23 months old.

"Getting so big! From her daycare."

Maddie, February 2013

My childhood friend Lynn's daughters. Ella, 8 years old. Abby, 5 years old and Lynn's niece Mia, 9 years old.

"My sister Lisa and her husband Dave have been gone the bulk of the weekends this month so my niece Mia has been with us. We went to the gym to warm up in the hot tub after single digits outside."

Lynn Feb kids

My post-college / pre-California friend, Crystal's sons. Jack, 4 years old. Ryan, 2 years old.

"A Disney World trip with return to snow."

Jack and Ryan, February 2013

My sister-in-law Misty's daughter, Kayle. 12 years old.

Kayle May, February 2013


My college friend, Lesley's daughter. Isla, 3 years old. 
"This is my pick for this month because I am thrilled that this actually happened. I have had in my head for years to have Isla, 3, in a photo shoot in my wedding dress to surprise her with when she is engaged. It has been a back burner, low priority, wish list item. I recently have been feeling like my days of little kids are fleeting, so I FINALLY had this done. Photo by"
Isla, February 2013  

My sister-in-law Robin's sons. Aidan, 4 years old. Will, 16 months old.
"Deep thinkers."
Will and Aidan, February 2013  

My high school friend, Jen's (Kitchka) son. Own, 6 1/2 years old. 

Owen, February 2013


My high school friend, Jen's (Lundgren) daughter Autumn, 5 months old.

Autumn, February 2013

My son and daughter. Charlie, 4 years old. Alice, 15 months old.

"This isn't the best photo I've taken. But it's one of my best memories of my children. They are in a stage right now of love and affection for each other. I had dreamed of this and it happens daily in front of my eyes."

Seriously, more of this. *This* is my Valentine's Day.

Friday, March 1, 2013

February in pictures. And a few words.

Long month for us considering it was a short month for the calendar.

Alice spent most of the month refusing to sleep anywhere but on my chest. She's also attempting more words and her hair is growing all curly and wild.

Charlie has been my little man / big helper. He has stopped fighting us as much as he used to on rules and bedtimes and seems to go with the flow.

Rich's job situation has changed so our day to day life situation has changed. And everything has surprising turned out well.

We've all been sick with this cold. The funk. The "please God go away" virus that seems to have finally run its course in my house.

I traveled to San Diego, downtown L.A., a Lakers game and Chicago. The last trip with two kids in tow to visit my sis-in-law, Robin.

Oh yeah, and I turned 36 this month. That will be an entire separate post.

But for now, photos of our month. Most of them snapped on my iPhone.

Happy Spring, everyone.

February in photos

1. jail bird., 2. a perfect Sunday morning, 3. he's scared of this bear, 4. my Valentine, 5. coffee lover, 6. couch potatoes, 7. San Diego Convention Center, 8. LinkedIn photos, 9. my other Valentine, 10. Chi-ca-go, 11. I heart hearts, 12. sunny skies in a SoCal winter, 13. from ORD to SNA, 14. curls, 15. Super Bowl Sunday, 16. on the edge