Thursday, June 30, 2016


So yah. Being a stay at home mom is undoubtedly harder work than going to work but being a mom on staycation might just be the best thing ever.

I am relaxed and I have no idea what is going on at my work and I don't care at all. I am sure it helps that it's the summer and it's slow(er) at my work.

Anyway this morning we played with bubbles in the yard.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Check up

Buddy selfie 

Here are your 1 year stats:

32 1/2 inches
27.8 pounds

Six year old:

46 inches
47.4 pounds 

As a side note, I have their vaccine cards in an envelope that has some of Buddy's old numbers on it.

When Sash was 2, she was:

35 1/2 inches 
27.2 pounds 

Hahahaha that means my Joze weighs nearly as much as the two year old Sash. 

Both girls checked out healthy and I am so grateful.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Sixth Birthday to my Best Friend Buddy

The Sash is six!

She is a mighty six year old. Able to cartwheel 3 times in a row without stopping! Missing six teeth but still able to slay pizza and strawberries with ease.

She is funny and strong and sometimes a little bit shy.

She and her dad are bee eff effs and when I look back at this pic it makes me a little teary:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekend pics

Princess Buddy lost another tooth this weekend. I am thankful her grown up teeth are already growing in or else she would be on a liquid diet.

Babe was gone all weekend because Alfred tied the knot! Thankfully my sister came up.

Buddy is going backward here on the balance beam.

Hey, girl.


That's my ride girl.


We took a trip to Oxnard on Saturday so that was a nice break!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Haiku Friday

Missed you today, guys!
Cuz I had nonstop meetings.
All of them were fine.

Staycation next week.
Spending time with the wee girls.
Should be a good time.

Buddy's six beeday,
A visit from portlanders,
Not too many plans.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good morning & sisters/tbt


this morning, me and Joze were playing like we do every morning on the ground in the living room, while I drink my coffee. Buddy came out like she does a little while later and lays down. Little Joze crawled over and kissed her on the face. The end. 

Me and my sisters in maybe 1980? This is a great picture. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when i'm feeling bad

  1. The author CD Reiss and the way she writes about Los Angeles. The author Rainbow Rowell and the way she writes about first love.
  2. Sauvignon Blanc in the summertime and the Bottlerock happy hour right next door to my work.
  3. Pasta with kale, sausage and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Reading about Donald Trump in the NY Times because it seems like he is crashing and burning. 
  5. Looking at pictures of my two little ones while I am at work and showing every single person I meet both of my kids within seconds of meeting them. 
What are yours? 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


You could hear a pin drop at my work! And it will probably be like this for the next ten weeks. Half of the people who work here are on vacation and it will be like that until after labor day.

It's technically not true that you could hear a pin drop, though. Here's what you can hear - the construction noise of 15 skyscrapers being raised outside my window. Seriously. Here are some pictures, if you don't believe me.

Okay maybe not fifteen, but that's like eight. And it doesn't take into account the 3 or 4 that are all the way to the left. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer has begun weekend pics

I didn't do much this weekend. We hung out in the backyard, watched the girls splash. Josie and I stayed home all day yesterday while Babe and Buddy went to a birthday party. I got to do a lot of chores and drink corona in the backyard and make good food so I have zero complaints. Zero!

We celebrated Father's Day too! I made Babe French toast and we grilled. All around a casual summer weekend.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day

Do you know me? Then you probably know my dad. 

He is one of the kindest people I know. I love how his eyes crinkle when he smiles and I love how much he loves the Joze.

Happy Father's Day to my pops!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Haiku Friday

I got a best friend
Her name is Sasha and she's
At my work today.

Starbucks trip is done.
Coloring pages printed
Now it's time to work.

When I was a kid
I was always at my dad's 
work. It was so nice.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Buddy kindergarten graduation

That is Sash on the first day of school!

And here is my best friend on the last!

They had a little class party with yearbook signing.

Her bee eff eff
Lining up!

Hugging her teacher 

Singing a few songs

Hugging her wonderful teacher.

Sash was great at kindergarten. 

She got straight As on her report card (they don't call them that) can read and do math. She is polite and friendly and smart and funny. I am a huge fan of her teacher and her school and I am excited about first grade.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Going on six

the sash is almost six! in just two weeks!

she's killing me these days. i can't get enough of her. i want to put her in my big ol purse and carry her around with me.

it might be that she is missing her two front teeth.

it might be that she can read and she wants to read me everything.

i cant get over her little expressions or the way she talks. this morning baby joze was being a howler monkey and sash said to her: relax josie, she's not going anywhere.


i remember when sash turned four and for the first time she was kind of a stinker, man. she turned into a crybaby and i didnt like it one bit. she'd never been a terrible two or three. but when she turned four everything made her cry.

i guess she grew out of that, and i dont remember her doing it really. but now she rarely cries. almost never. unless her feelers get hurt or she is really tired.

she can't get enough of her sissy. she always says LET ME SEE THAT BABY and just squishes her and kisses her all sloppy and opened mouth. poor little joze, but i think i'll take that over her trying to hurt her. ha!

she is so athletic and strong. she can do a perfect cartwheel. she is starting swimming again on monday so that will be good. she definitely takes after her dad.

she's trying all new foods now, even though she still loves mac n cheese and cucumber and candy the best.

she's done with kindergarten tomorrow and is such a big girl. i cant stand it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Late weekend pics!!

I'm so in love with Josie's first birthday party. I want to do it again and again.