Monday, June 29, 2015

May: San Ramon Kite Festival & Mount Diablo

This is my annoyed face after Ollie had a little tantrum at the Kite Festival

Hiking at Mount Diablo



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Zoo day with the Spencers


Allright, so these pictures kind of suck, but basically, my son adores Liam and Emma.  He calls them the friends that hold his hands. And refers to their mother Sarah as the lady who drives the van and is named after the dinosaur Sarah on The Land Before Time.  We love the Spencers!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

The other day I told Oliver that I was going to take a bath.  
He looked up at me with his big green eyes and very sincerely said, "Yeah Mommy!  I am proud of you."  
Maybe I need to bathe more often.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

San Francisco Adventure


Getting custom fortune cookies made!



Ollie loved the Cable Car museum

I love it when my friends ditch work to play!  Liesl, Ollie and I went to San Francisco to enjoy yummy pork buns in Chinatown and macaroons in Union Square.  All of my adventures revolve around good food!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Girls Trip: Santa Cruz

Oliver loved Brazilian food


Ollie watching the butterflies

Monarch butterfly migration at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz



Holy Crap!  There must have been 50 dolphins swimming so close to the shore!  They were putting on a show for us!



These pictures are from way back in November!  We had a great day with the girls ditching work so we could eat yummy Brazilian food, watch the dolphins and butterflies, and delicious ice cream! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

St. Patricks Day!

Ready for the parade!  The coolest thing about Dublin, CA!


Notice the green cinnamon rolls too!

He thought it was SO cool to high five the whole baseball team!

"Rubbies"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Girls Day: Oakdale


I love it when my friends ditch work to play!  Sariah, Liesl, Oliver and I spent the day hiking around the Knight's Ferry Bridge and eating incredible food at the Oakdale Cheese Factory and Suzy Belen's.  It was so nice and peaceful!

Monday, June 15, 2015

if i had a million dollars...


i love this hippie dress.  i would live in this thing.
such a cool piece of feather art.  this would look great in my living room.
beautiful turquoise and gold ring set.
lemonade would taste even better served in this ikat pitcher
aren't these leaf placemats so cool?
rough, pebbled drinking glasses.  this is what i would make if i decided to stick with my ceramics degree.
simple, lovely sandals.
i love this leaf hairpiece.  i would wear it all the time to hide the fact that i don't know how to do my hair.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

Oliver likes to read his Book of Mormon on his little homemade chair.  The "scriptures" he reads and not always in English, and often contain Cookie Monster or Papa.

The other day we were spending time at Papa and Granny's house, and Papa needed help from Oliver in the backyard.  He asked Oliver if he had ever used a shovel before.  Oliver promptly replied, "Yeah, back when I was a kid I used a shovel." 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Boys Night

John enjoying his dessert pizza

Ollie's first time mini golfing at our Ward activity

Ollie and Ian rocking out in Rock Band

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

Things Ollie Says...

-"Someday think we buy a Maserati?"
-The other day he threw off his shoes and stated proudly "I've dreamed about this my whole life!"
-"C is for Sunbeams.  Jesus is good for me.  Nanana."  He sometimes gets Cookie Monster's "C is for Cookie" song mixed with "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ollie's first time bowling!


For Family Home Evening a few weeks ago, we went bowling with our friends Ian, Liesl, Alicia & Ernie.  Oliver loved bowling using the dinosaur helper they have for kids!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

my heavy drinker
The other day I was nagging Ollie about putting away his toys as we were running late for something.  He stopped what he was doing, put his hands on his waist and said "Picky, picky Mommy."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Time With Friends

Welsh pasties on our Grass Valley girls day!

Ollie trying to wake up Liesl & Sariah
I'm pretty sure Oliver thinks he is just one of the guys.  No age difference at all.  Or maturity :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Wishlist

Things I am in love with right now...
My black sandals have seen better days.  These ones would be a nice substitute.
I have been looking for a Mexican dress for a long time!  I would freaking live in this dress!
My makeup bag is nasty and old and decrepit.  This one is awesome.

Idaho Trip: Part 5: Island Park