Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Alayna!

Alayna turned five this week. I can't beleive how quickly this past year flew by with her.  Last weekend we took her to Pretend City in Irvine to celebrate her birthday, and then out to dinner.  She chose BJ's because somehow that has become their special occasion place :)  She loved Pretend City and had a fun day.

I made her homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast and she was so excited that I put fresh rose on the table just for her :)

On her actual birthday she had school, so she got to bring cupcakes.  I picked her up along with her friend Taelyn and we went to Chick fil et for lunch.  Matt met up with us as well. 

Later that evening we had a little party for her at the park.  Her cousins came and two of her little friends. We kept it simple, just had pizza and played and enjoyed the amazing rainbow cake that Jolene had brought out earlier that day. She was so cute, she looked up at me during her party and told me it had been the best birthday ever.  Thanks to everyone who made her feel special! Oh how I love my one and only girly!

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a few pictures with my little babe in the golden light :)

Everett kept trying to grab Jerrod's beard, lol

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Beach Bums

The kids' school had an in-service the day after Labor Day, which meant we got a four day weekend.  Matt took the day off and we headed to the beach.  It was such a wonderful day.  All the crowds were gone and the weather was perfect.  It could not have been better!  I wish we could do this every week!!

Due to the recent storms there were more shells than we've ever seen before.  We even found some huge sand dollars.

 We like to leave the beach about 5:00 and go to dinner somewhere.  That way by the time we leave traffic is clear. We went to one of our favorite places down there, Newport Beach Brewing Company.  Ethan was giving me snuggles.... as he often does :)  He promises me that when he's a big man he'll still snuggle me.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Around the house

Just a few cute pictures from around the house, and of course Everett is in all of them.  It's safe to say he's the main subject of my camera lately :)

Watching the race with dad

It seems hes' a fan....

Brothers. The big kids love posing for pictures with Everett :)

Matt has a pile of boys and his girly by his side :)


 Family night at ACA. Everett goes to bed by 6:30 or 7:00, so poor guy was pooped.

 Baking cookies with my girlie in our matching aprons that Jolene made us.
 This was an exercise is will power. Chocolate chip cookies are a weakness for me, which is why I have not baked them since starting Weight Watchers.  I am happy to report I only had two one day and two the next :)
I am so happy to have Tuesdays and Thursdays with Alayna. We went to the park this week and she was having a blast climbing these huge Live Oak Trees.  She told me she wanted to stay in them all day :)
 That same day we went up to Oak Glen after I picked up Ethan from school.  We went to Snowline and had apple cider, apple cider donuts and then picked raspberries for the first time ever.  It was quite labor intensive but they were very yummy!  I think Alayna ate more than she picked, lol.

Mommy-kid selfie :) I sure am blessed to be a mom to these three!

Everett chillin' in the baby carrier

 Finished! That was hard work!

Alayna painting a pine-cone she found