father's day // gram's birthday.

This little blog here of mine is the space where I like to record and share all the little things that make life pretty special. Since my babyboy, Jace, this space has become a little "scrapbook" if you will, of our life as a family of three. And yes I'm well aware that my posts tend to fall back a few months from when I'm actually posting, but that's life! I do make sure however to post them in a timeline order so that they make sense when I'm looking back on it in the years to come. So if you see a post here about the 4th of July in September...well you get the point ;)

Back in June we went to my Grandpa Bob's home to celebrate Father's Day and Jace made the sweetest little hand print for his dad. I think it's pretty awesome!

A week later we celebrated my mom's birthday! We all had a nice dinner out and then Grams took Jace for a ride on the choo-choooo! They were so cute riding in that little train. Leave it to my mom to do something fun for Jace on her birthday. But I'm pretty sure she loved it too ;)


jace turns 2!

Jace's birthday was June 6th and we celebrated him turning 
TWO by doing a few of his favorite things throughout the day! 

That night I blew up and hung some balloons along his doorway 
for a fun little morning birthday surprise!
 He loved it!! And they stayed up for about a month....haha
Then we made some mickey mouse pancakes for breakfast, got ready, 
then headed out to meet some friends at the park
 for some morning play.
After our fun playdate we headed back home for lunch and naptime.

Then daddy came come and we went for a swim!
Grams came by for a visit to see the birthday boy!
His new pal, GUMBY.
We sang our little man "happy birthday"

And he enjoyed himself some raspberry sorbet!
We sent out invites for his Mickey Mouse birthday party which
was a blast and will be sharing some photos very soon.


downtown san diego // flashback friday.

for today's flashback friday here's part ii of our trip down to san diego last august. 

we explored around downtown, listening to mariachi bands, taking in all the lovely smells at the coffee shop, indulging in fresh baked churros, roaming the farmers market, and enjoying all the shops of cute and pretty things. it was a lovely sunny day spent with 2 of my favorite people.


memorial day.

our memorial day was pretty nice. we started our day with breakfast at Jerry's Coffee Shop and a visit to the park to run around and get the sillies out of our crazy energetic boy before nap time. later that evening we met up with family at a local park that had a concert going on. lots of dancing, exploring, and climbing went on for this little guy. after i treated my boys to some cold stones, raspberry sorbet for jace, milkshake for the hubs, and half chocolate ice cream // half cherry yogurt // topped with almonds. half the guilt for me, hah ;)

random note :: our side of town had a power outage for about an hour the other night, which was kinda thrilling in a silly way. everyone walking around outside with their flashlights. felt like one of those times i went camping as a kid and we all went on a night walk, roaming around in nature. 

even though we are well stocked on flashlights last night also fueled a target run to stock up on battery operated lanterns. our emergency duffel bag is legit. especially since ryan won an earthquake kit that's filled with everything you could possibly think of. now let's just hope we never have to use it for anything serious. BUT cheers to being on top of our game!


san diego wild animal park // flashback friday.

i thought it would be fun to introduce a new theme for fridays on my blog: "flashback friday!"

as i'm scrolling through my iphoto of millions+millions+millions of photos i'm seeing all these wonderful photos that hold special memories that i'd love to document and share!

august 2013 my son and i took a mini road trip (2+ hours) to visit our bestie ms. fox in san diego so of course we made plans to visit the nearby wild animal park! i believe the last time i had been was when i was 2 years old and have this photo of me: this chunky babygirl sitting on these log steps. for some reason it's a favorite of mine. so i loved that i got to take my babyboy.

it was hotttttt. i'm not going to lie. BUT we had a good time. thanks to my friend here for capturing in the photos my boy and i. she is the sweetest friend and even spoiled me with a gorilla stuffed animal and jace with a lion stuffed animal! love her and am so happy we made a trip out. another trip this summer is in the works for a visit :)