Friday, January 23, 2009

It's Friday

We are so glad when it's Friday. That means Mike won't have to work for 2 days. Okay, he'll have to work, just not at the office. We are going to look at wood for a mantle tommorow. The fun never ends around here.

Here's Tyler and Austin after school. Don't our neighbors have great steps?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Splish Splash

they were taking a bath. They love to get into my bathtub. They also like to fight over who gets to sit by the faucet and the toys. However, after the fighting they do enjoy this time together. I enjoy this time because it means it's almost bedtime!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sea World

Tyler had the day off of school, and our household was all feeling good so we decided to join some friends at Sea World for the day. Tyler had a great time because there were cool friends to play with. Austin got a frozen lemonade and cotton candy, so he was happy. Mom got to spend an easy day with friends. The weather was perfect and Sea World was almost empty. I love living in San Diego!

Tyler with his buddy and neighbor Ethan.
Tyler is counting the teeth on a shark skeleton (see it was an educational day as well)

My neighbor Trisha decided to take Austin and Reagan (who are 3 days apart) on the teacups. As soon as they started going, both kids fell over and they had to stop the ride. They all ended up sitting squished together. Austin didn't cry- so it was a success!

Austin lookin at the whales.

Brothers lookin at the whales.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Silhouette dos

We are going to have to try this at the beach. I keep getting junk in the background. This was bribed with candy, and Austin still moved. Luckily, there was a dog at the park for the kids to play with when this was done. Do you think the color is too much?

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I saw a picture with just half a face and loved the look. I don't know if this works, but I kind of like it. Just trying to branch out and ignore Tyler while he throws a tantrum!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday's POTD

Try #2 at the same shot in my kitchen. I think I like this one better.
I took Austin to the pet store to look at dogs today. I've never seen him happier. Makes me feel bad that I want nothing to do with a dog right now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I've wanted to do a silhouette shot for awhile. This evening we went to a park that I thought would have a good vantage point for the sunset. The sun did not set where I thought it would so I got all the lovely houses and fences in the background. I have a new spot for next time. It will be better next time (fingers crossed). Another challenge is getting Austin to stay where I position him. He likes to move!

Monday, January 12, 2009

82 degrees

That is what my car thermometer said. Days like today are the reason I love California so much. It feels like summer, and I couldn't miss winter any less than I do!

Here's Tyler after school hating having his picture taken

Little Austin took a spill this weekend that worried his parents. He fell off of a ladder at the park. He screamed more than he's ever screamed over an injury and had a hurt hip that made it hard for him to walk. Mike took him to the Dr. who pronounced Austin just fine. We are so grateful he's okay!

Austin's fave toy

Friday, January 9, 2009

Growing in my backyard

is an orange tree so we can have fresh orange juice.

These two boys are also growing. They ran down the hill in our backyard over and over again today.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Labor of love

I've been wanting a chandelier in our front entry for awhile. The problem was is that it needed to be giant- meaning it would be a lot of dinero. We were driving past a cool lighting store the other day, and I asked Mike to stop so we could peek in. We walked in and saw how much the chandeliers were, and Mike wanted to walk right out. I walked around really quick, and this chandelier caught my eye. It said 80 percent off. We checked with the worker, and he verified that it was indeed 80 percent off. That made it affordable. It was perfect, a big gaudy fixture for my entry.
I was in Utah for the weekend (no kids) and Mike surprised me by putting this ginormous puppy up- no small feat! Thanks Mike- I love it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009 resolution

My first picture of the day

My friend Tammy posted a challenge on her blog to take a picture of your life every day to document 2009. I've been wanting to do this anyway. I want to become a better photographer, and so this was the perfect kick in the pants for me. I'm going to try really hard. I promise I will try and vary my subject matter away from my two adorable kids. It's just so hard when they are so cute! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Me and Austin get to hang out all day

Lovin this little guy...

It feels so nice to be at the park on a January day!

Christmas was great at our house. Mike had two weeks off, Tommy, Jenni and my Mom came to visit and we ate a TON. I didn't really take many pictures, and I am bummed about that. Next year I will take more.

I wanted some cute pictures of the kids

Nice gum in Tyler's mouth

we went to a few parks

We went to Sea World multiple times. Here's Tyler's favorite ride. Note that no adult will go on this with him.

The kids all had fun with Tommy

Tyler opening loot on Christmas morning (this is one of the only pictures I have and it's terrible)

Hope you all had a great Holiday!