Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday Curations- Disney Edition!



We went to Disneyland!  And California Adventure!  We made a trip of it and booked two nights in a nearby hotel with friends.  It was awesome and tiring and fun and exhausting and magical and memory-making and a bunch of other things.  Enjoy the photo dump... (surprise!  I'm actually in some of these photos)



























Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunday Curations... on Wednesday Again

...and yikes, two weeks worth!  We've had a crazy past few weeks.  My cousin came for a visit with her three littles- and it was my kids' first time meeting 'family' that was the same age.  So we touristed (new word!) around San Diego with them.  Beach, Legoland, San Diego Bay, to name a few.  Oh and have I mentioned that we're getting our house ready to sell?  So packing, cleaning, yard work, house projects... busy, busy, busy!

1. But first, a Leo update!


(as I type, I hear things crashing in the other room- Leo is officially crawling- everywhere!- and getting into everything!)  He's 7 months old!  Still a happy, smiley little guy.  He loves his big brother and his doggie.  He loooooves food.  Good sleeper, hates dirty diapers, would really like to eat dead leaves and computer cords.  Can handle long days out and about without complaining.  Continues to convince me that he's teething but with no teeth yet.


eating is exhausting


Perhaps because of his nack for getting into everything, he is super dirty.  I go through so many outfit changes with this little guy that usually by 3 pm, he's down to just a diaper and I'm done changing onesies.  I think its part of his master plan to be as close to naked as possible!

2. Cousins!  Well, actually they are Corbin and Leo's third cousins (second cousins once removed?  I never know how to figure that all out...) (and as an aside, when I was about 12, I became obsessed with figuring out all the relations between me and my mom's side of the family.  The one that finally stumped me was my mom's cousin to me.  I felt like, because of the age, she should have been some sort of 'second aunt' but I guess there is no such term.) 

Anyway, Corbin LOVED having older cousins to play with and follow around.  I loved watching the interactions.  


Corbin (age 2.5) and Emery (age 3.5) (do you think they're related?!)


Corbin and Britton (age 6)




just noticed that the babies don't look too happy here...



Leo and Lucie (6 weeks apart)


hugs goodbye

3. Recent Fun Stuff:


itty bitty beach bum


slightly bigger beach bum



Sir Leo with Lego Lancelot




we haven't bought legos yet because I'm afraid this is what my house will look like.



Captain Corbin-o




enjoying summer-like weather



Fun concert at church from Jumpstart 3
4. Everyday life:


lemon curd cupcakes- lemon curd taught to me by my Sottish friend Wanda



Leo enjoying the green grass



We celebrated our 8 year anniversary...that sounds really long/old.  
So we went to see the Lego Movie in 3D- ha!  Take that 8 years! 


potty time in my parent's cute bathroom... with a book of course


little boys vs the roomba!
Who wants to guess who wins?

5. Glamour Photo Shoot: For a friend's two year old photos... I loved how they came out!

www.christmastreeface.com to book a session or contact me for more information 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday Curations

...on Monday...again...

Some recent activities, excursions, and enjoyments:

1. Corbin-o has gradually become more and more perceptive to all things in the background of life.  Like songs on the radio, faces in a crowd, conversations overheard.  Songs on the radio has been a favorite while conversations overheard has been a little more annoying.  Its not uncommon for the Bean to quip from the backseat of the car, "That's my favorite song!" And then begin to do his 'car dance.'  A recent favorite- the Happy Song from Despicable Me.  Here we are rocking out:



2. Random rant/conundrum of the day: Pharrell Williams... love him or hate him?  Like I said above, we love the Happy Song, the music video is adorable, its great.  But I hate his other two big hits.  I immediately change the radio when they come on and would gladly inform anyone willing to listen why I think "Blurred Lines" is the worst message to be sending to teenagers-or anyone- ever.  Normally I would avoid supporting an artist (i.e. liking his other music) because of his horrible message from his previous work.  But here I am, letting my two year old dance around the house to Happy. Maybe this is a phenomenon unique to our world today- you can present one public message and simultaneously do the exact opposite.  Or at least appeal to people from two completely different sectors without losing one side... or do people spurn Pharrell regardless of his Happy Song because of his other songs and I'm just unaware of it all?  I would also think our society and its craving for authenticity would reject such an artist...

ok, rant over...

4. We have a great Farmer's Market on Saturdays.  The Bean and I went this weekend.  This is his 'farmer's hat.'



3. Spring is here!



Although we barely had a winter this year.  Maybe rain this weekend?

4. The Olympics is over.  We watched the figure skating, snowboarding, and a little skiing and short track.  Probably like most Americans.  I loved these old photos of winter Olympics past though!

5. Mr. Incredible and I took a right/left brain quiz this week.  I suspected that he would be all left (logic, systems, order) and I'd be all right (creativity, arts, chaos) but we actually both came out 50/50! (at least according to this quiz) Take it for yourself and see what results you get!