Tuesday, October 25, 2016

the chonmage: it's his signature look

Just the facts:
favorite color: orange
favorite way to wear a shirt: collar popped
favorite hairstyle: samurai ponytail
favorite mode of transportation: school bus
Loves kinder? Yes!
For school picture day, this was the outfit he picked out. When we got the pictures back, they had put down his collar (he has always worn it popped since he was a baby and did it himself) and his signature ponytail (seriously, everyone knows him by this ponytail look and some of the other kids have started wearing it) was cut out of the picture. I was bummed that he had put so much thought into it and they changed it, so I figured we'd recreate it. And, voilĂ ! Here's his official kinder photo.

And now for my most favorite part that I've been waiting 5 1/2 years for...my kinder family pics are complete!

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Winston has been doing so well in school. He gets a daily behavior chart mark. A couple of times a week, he gets a "wow!" which means he's gone above and beyond for the day. I told him that once he earned his 10th one, he'd get a special gift from our favorite toy store. He picked out this cool Angry Birds bow and arrow set.

Ski goggles and Momma's gloves. Now he's official.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

great unexpectations

Before I was a parent, I could only guess about what it would truly be like. 
One aspect I never really thought about? 
The hours and hours AND HOURS I'd spend standing in lines so my kids can have their faces painted. 
Have they ever asked me to do it at home? I would! 
But, nope.
Having a face painted at a festival is apparently the only way to do it.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Birdie, like a bird.

Before Birdie started kindergarten, I taught her to explain her name by saying, "Birdie, like a bird." She talks in such a soft little voice and some people think it's "Bertie," so I offered that as a solution to help people understand what she was saying. 
Following that explanation, Winston (who was 3 at the time), called her "Birdielikeabird" for about a year. 

Here's Birdie's first big art assignment from her fancy art class she's taking. She promptly mailed it off to Big Daddy and Bebe. At least she let me take a picture of it first.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's a beautiful day.

Don't let it get away.

Monday, October 3, 2016

we could ride the surf together

Just another afternoon of playing in the ocean and "surfing" together.