Monday, September 9, 2013

Digital Playdate: August

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

Month #8.

My high school friend, Kim's daughter. Maddie, 2 years old. 

Kim August 2013

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

Lynn's kids August 2013

My post-college / pre-California friend, Crystal's sons. Jack, 5 years old and Ryan, 3 years old. 

Crys Aug kids collage

My sister-in-law Misty's daughter, Kayle, 13 years old. (She's the one tucked into the back of the shirt of her friend, Abby.)  

Misty kid Aug 2013

My college friend, Lesley's son Harper, 6 years old and daughter Isla, 4 years old.  

Lesley kids, August 2013


My sister-in-law Robin's sons. Aidan, 5 years old. Will, 23 months old. 

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Robin Kids_August 2013_playdate

My high school friend, Jen's (Kitchka) daughter Lily, 5 years old. 

Kristen and Cody's wedding


My high school friend, Jen's (Lundgren) son Jameson, 3 years old and her daughter Autumn, 11 months old. 

Jen L Aug kids

Jen L Aug kids

My son Charlie, 4.5 years old and daughter, Alice, 20 months old.

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August life in photos

Most of this month was spent in Michigan with our families but the last bit was spent here, in hot Los Angeles.

So grateful for our little pool. It's been hot, the water is cool and these kids like to jump. 
Phee Life in photos

Phee Life in photos

Chazzy started his first day of his last year of preschool. Next up: college. 
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I don't know why we don't bust out the sidewalk chalk more often. 
Phee Life in photos

Ama was a pretty pretty princess. And thanks Pinterest for this idea.  
Phee Life in photos

It's that time of year again. 
Phee Life in photos

Had to tame the mane. 
Phee Life in photos

Cook gave us a scare the Friday of Labor Day weekend. She started vomiting and became unable to walk. We took her to the vet and he wasn't sure if she was possibly bitten by something (or maybe something worse). She was given all sorts of meds and we were told to feed her chicken and rice all weekend. It was a "wait and see" weekend. Fortunately, "wait and see" + chicken and rice worked out in her favor. Well, in our favor. Cook seems to be back to her usual self. 
Phee Life in photos

Goonies. Need I say more? Best way to beat the heat. 
Phee Life in photos

Ottoman parking lot. 
Phee Life in photos

When I make a bed, she messes it up like it's her job.  
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September is shaping up to be just as hot and just as nice.

100 degree weather + a maternity photo shoot

This past weekend saw scorching 100 degree temperatures again. Not a normal thing for Southern California. Not a fun thing for this mama-to-be who asked me to take her maternity photos.

Sunitha and Corey are about to welcome their first child in a few short weeks.







This never gets old for me.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

my kids: photo series 8 of 12

August 2013 photos of my kids. The entire series is viewable here.

Our Michigan trip brought out a new side of Charlie. He was helpful and brave. He jumped on a trampoline even though he was scared.


He played in the lake even though he was hesitant.

In the lake.

He sat and pet Aunt Janet's barn cat even though he's not the animal lover in the family.

cat lover.

Alice had a harder time adjusting the travel. My wild and free child needs more routine that I thought.

Alice, Michigan. August 2013. 20 Months Old.

She really likes the outdoors, though.


And spent the entire raspberry picking event sitting right here eating everyone's bounty.

Raspberry Picking. 20 Months Old. Michigan.