Finn’s Birthday Breakfast

September 16, 2016 in Birthdays, Finn - No Comments

Finn’s birthday happened to fall on the same day that I was teaching co-op preschool at our house. With all of Crew’s preschool buddies surrounding us, we had a donut cake and sang to Finn. It took him several attempts to blow out the flames on his two candles and…

Finn is Two

September 14, 2016 in Birthdays, Finn - 3 Comments

I’m coming back to the present for a minute because my baby turned two yesterday.  I broke all the rules with this one. He slept in my arms day and night as a newborn. He wasn’t on a schedule until well into babyhood. His crib still resides in our closet,…

No Naps and Newport

September 5, 2016 in Beach, Friends, Newport, Swimming - No Comments

Some days, you skip naps and spend the entire day by the sea. A week after our friends went home after the 4th of July weekend, they came right back for more. While half of their family took off for Alaska, the other half came to SoCal to go to…

Summer Swim Team

September 1, 2016 in Blake, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - 1 Comment

Blake started practicing with the swim team this summer after completing an intro program. It was his first chance to compete and he loved it.  I never liked putting my face in the water as a child (still don’t), so it genuinely impressed me to watch him race. He was…

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