Friday, August 29, 2014

i love my boy

swimming with daddy at grandma and grandpa greco's

for some reason, when you tell ollie to smile for pictures, he just squints his eyes.  i think he is a little confused.

awhile ago we went to our friend kevin's 29th birthday party.  i love that they are both making the same bored expression.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Family

Playing in the pebbles at Del Valle with Kristine

Nap Time

Washing the car with Papa

Monday, August 25, 2014

What I Would Wear Today

TGIF!  I get so excited for Friday at 5:00 p.m. because I know my husband is home for the weekend and it is now party time!  This would be a great, comfy date outfit out with my two boys for a Friday night!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Adventure: Anniversary Trip

In June my parents watched Oliver for the night while Jason and I went to Santa Cruz to celebrate our third year of marriage.  We stayed at the gorgeous Cliff Crest Inn, had the best dinner ever at Shadow Brook, and partied all day at the Boardwalk.  Such a fun weekend with my husband!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspiration: Textiles

I know I have already mentioned this site, but I am literally in love with their textiles.  They are so cool and different.  Don't you think I need a new bedspread with blue forest animals?  Or a cool black and white hammock to hang up who knows where as our balcony is pathetically small?  Check out L'aviva Home.  You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Adventure: Ardenwood with Ollie's best friend

Yes, that is a skunk.  Cute little guy, but we definitely walked around him with care not to disturb him.

Kaitie, Emily & Izzy

Happiest baby in the world!

This is the Oliver I know: Goofy laugh.  Treat in hand.  Messed up hair.  Running around like a crazy man.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Inspiration: Party Time

I do not have a daughter, nor are we in any rush to have one, but how cute are little girl things, including party decorations?  I keep looking at websites and magazines for boy stuff for my Ollie, but really the girl decor is usually so much cuter.  I couldn't resist.
(All items found at Shop Sweet Lulu)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rodeo Time

Our friends: Emma, Sarah & Liam

So I grew up in Livermore, California, which is famous for rodeos.  However, I was not raised country at all.  I am not redneck nor hick.  And I am ashamed to admit that up until this year I have never been to a rodeo in California.  We checked out the family day this year though, and it was a lot of fun, albeit a little boring.  But Ollie liked all the horses and tractors, and the hot dogs were delicious and cheap, so I would call that a win!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Adventure: Oakland Zoo

My little tree hugger.  I couldn't be more proud of him!

One big, smelly mama

Even with all the great animals, I think this was Ollie's favorite part.  Running around like a savage, screaming, and climbing on the insect statues.  That is a toddler for you.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What I Would Wear Today

When you are a stay at home mom, you don't want to look frumpy and wear yoga pants all day, but you also have to be comfortable enough playing in the sand at the park, crawling around the ground so your cowboy can ride a horse, dancing to all the ridiculous songs on Elmo, etc. 
This is a great stay at home mom outfit.  I want to wear this today.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Graduation!

Our faces say it all: Ollie is exhausted and miserable.  I'm annoyed at Jason taking pictures of me while it is so freaking hot!

A few weeks ago we celebrated my mother in laws graduation for Cal State East Bay!  We are so proud of her!  Four years of college with a bunch of punk 20 somethings is not an easy task!  I am so glad we went, but good golly it was a long graduation ceremony, and it was so dang hot.  We did celebrate with a little Buffalo Bills Brewery after, which helped us recuperate from the sun!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

If I Had A Million Dollars: Beach Edition

When we got married we took an incredible cruise to the Bahamas for our Honeymoon. The ocean felt like I was swimming in a bath.  The waves were bright blue and lovely.  The sand was warm and soft.  Good golly I am craving round two of that vacation.  It doesn't even have to be in the Bahamas, just somewhere warm and sunny.  
(All items from J.Crew)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Family Night: Shadow Cliffs

Last year for Christmas my in-laws bought us a East Bay Regional Park Pass, and we have loved it!  Almost weekly we bring dinner to Shadow Cliff Lake for a picnic and swimming.  Ollie loves laughing at the geese and making "honk" noises while touching his nose.  He is convinced that is what geese say, and he thinks it is hilarious!

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Wishlist

I am in love with this adorable fox cookie cutter.  And if I buy it then I have to justify making cookies...mmm...
This is such a gorgeous bedspread!  It's called a Moroccan Wedding Quilt, which makes it even cooler.
What a cool, personalized photo box, to hold all your loose pictures in.
Such a great pattern on this ethnic rug.  It's just the splash of color our boring all white bathroom needs.
I know a comb is a boring thing to want, but isn't this tortoise one beautiful?
A squirrel holding tape.  In all my years as a Park Ranger, I never saw this in the wild. 


Picnics during Jason's meetings While the boys are at the Father & Son campout