Friday, October 31, 2014

adventure: pescadero and san mateo memorial park, girls day edition





how cool is this redwood tree slide?  i think it gave me a sliver though.



dude, i make cute children







i love that even ollie made a ridiculous face!





Miss Liesl

Miss Sariah


Yes, I know, this is a lot of pictures.  But my friend Liesl is a photographing fanatic, and she has an incredible camera, so all  of her pictures turn out good.  During the summer Sariah, Liesl, Oliver and I have girl days to celebrate the fact they are out of school as they are teachers, (boo, I know you are back to school again.)  This day, we had incredible artichoke bread at Arcangeli's Market in Pescadero.  Seriously, the best bread I have ever  tasted!  Then we went on a little hike and redwood climbing expedition at San Mateo Memorial Park, complete with a song and dance performance at the stage by Oliver.  He is so talented.  It was a fantastic day!

(PS: Happy Halloween!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

inspiration: parties

i told you i have been on a party kick recently!  wouldn't a cowboy and indian party be cool?  or a camping/fishing party?  some day...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Humor: Potty Training

Although Ollie has willingly used his potty chair many times, we have always told him that he doesn't have to use it every time until he turns two.  Well, he just turned two...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Adventure: Muir Woods


I can't believe this dude it 2 now!
So, yes, these pictures are quite overdo...but, a few months ago we went to Muir Woods with our good friend Kristene.  Good food.  Beautiful hiking.  A little tree hugging.  Some bear wrestling and riding...it was a good day.

Friday, October 24, 2014

website i love: far and wide collective

this site has the coolest bowls, jewelry, and pillowcases.  and all the designs look like you traveled to some cool, exotic place to buy them.  check it out: far & wide collective

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

i love my boy. and my boy loves the zoo.


for awhile, whenever we would tell ollie to smile for the camera, he would just squint his eyes instead, thinking that was smiling.  silly dude.

Monday, October 20, 2014

blogs i love: dandee designs

dandee designs: this site has the cutest ideas for parties, decorations, and diy's.  i need to make the pine cone garland and log picture holder.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I love my boy(s)

Jason surprised me with these gorgeous flowers! 

Who doesn't eat popsicles wearing only a diaper and shoes?  And check out my dad's crazy expression and Ollie's chocolate mustache!

My lil' slugger

Friday, October 17, 2014

Adventure: Davenport


My friend Kristene and I tool Ollie out for a chill day at the beach in Davenport.  Holy cow, it was hot there!  It is never hot at the beach in Northern Cali!  It felt great!  We topped the day off with lunch and rhubarb pie at The Whale City Bakery

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Boy Clothes

So I know clothes are a lame excuse for a present for kids on their birthday, but how cute are these?  Usually I think girls clothes are far more attractive than boys, but these give the girl stuff some competition.
(All items from J Crew)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adventure: Camping at Mount Madonna. Again.

Every time we mention the Silva twins, Ollie says "cute babies."  I agree.

About a month ago we went camping with our friends and family to Mount Madonna near Watsonville, CA.  It was a quick trip, but it was great!  A little hiking and a lot of eating!

Monday, October 13, 2014

blogs i love: where did u get that

i have been loving the blog where did u get that.  she has some great clothes, but my favorite post is her scouring the local flea market for hippy finds.  so good.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ollie is almost 2...

Ollie turns two in just a couple of weeks!  It is crazy that my baby is a "terrible two" already!  Despite my denial that he is growing up so fast, it has been fun planning his little, family birthday party.  Here are some of my favorites.
(All items found on Shop Sweet Lulu)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Adventure: Butano




They are pretending to hold horse reins, as Jason gallops amidst the redwoods.  Crazy boys.



Awhile ago my Aunt Karen and Cousin Ali came to visit us from Utah.  We thought we would show them around by spending the day in the Pescadero, CA area.  Hiking and picnicing in Butano's redwoods, and exploring Pigeon Point Lighthouse.  I love this area!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

site i love: mother


mother is a cool new blog/website that showcases young mothers, old mothers, and pregnant mothers from around the world.  it is so inspiring seeing how these mothers live and their adorable babies and baby gear.  check it out.

Friday, October 3, 2014

ollie hearts super franks


holy crap.  i was just introduced to the vegas of toddlers.  super franks is a trip.  room after room is dedicated to little ones age 5 and under.  tampolines, playgrounds, blacklights, bubble machines, and as many ride on cars as ollie could fathom.  he was in heaven.  him and izzy had a great time, and he is already begging me to take him back.

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