Friday, June 29, 2012

Pin Board

I fancied up my old buleton board from the office the other day. Not sure why I thought I needed to do a craft project on top of everything else going on in my life right now. I think I was looking at my fridg and thinking that it looked cluttered and if I only had a cute board to hang things on instead....
Anyway, it was pretty simple project. A little paint, fabric and hot glue- done.

I like it and it covers up one of those spots in the kitchen that I am always staring at and thinking that it looks dirty :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My little teddy bear

Jameson is the size of the boys teddy bears right now. I know the little stage doesn't last forever so I am trying my best to soak it up. Some days are harder than others but oh how I love the little tiny babies. When I pick him up after not holding him for a little while he feels as light as a teddy bear... but after holding him for hours, that 9 pounds feels pretty heavy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Blueberry picking

Today the boys and I drove to the U pick blueberry farm to meet up with friends and pick blueberries.  We did this last year and it was REALLY hot the day we went. Today however, was perfect! There was fog on the coast but sun at the farm and there was this perfect cool breeze as we picked and ate and ate and picked. I think we ate just as much as we picked, which makes it a really good deal in the end. After filling our little buckets we went back to the big oak tree for lunch and the boys played with their friends. We picked a few more blueberries after lunch (William ate all the blueberries in his bucket during lunch) and then checked out and went home. It was the perfect outing for a Wednesday afternoon.

This year & last year! Zachary has grown so much

William last year... He has gotten a lot taller!

Jameson enjoying the outing!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Morning hike

On Wednesday morning I got up at 6:30 to meet the group of girls from girls camp who were on their overnight away at Sage hill camp ground. They were going to hike the 3.5 mile Aliso loop trail and I came along as an extra adult. I fed Jameson at 6am and then got on my bike and rode to the camp ground. Of course there was girl drama, so the start  time for the hike was a little delayed. By the time we got to the half way point up on the top of the ridge it was already 8:10! So, I broke off and without running, went as fast as possible toward home. While speed walking, I picked some wild flowers and made a little bouquet on my way home. I made it in the door at 8:45 just in time for Billy to get out the door to work. Jameson was a little bummed that I wasn't home sooner, but he is officially a 9 pound er, so he can make it a little longer without food :) even if he doesn't think so.

I just love my backyard! The wild flowers are so beautiful right now... wish they were going to last.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Last week Zachary tripped and fell walking on the gravel road outside and scraped his nail and finger pretty good. Today I noticed that it was all red and swollen, infected and tender and Zachary kept crying about it. I put several hot compresses on it and attempted to prick it and drain it with no luck. Lots of crying and screaming from Zachary today.
Right after dinner, the boys and I went outside to talk to a neighbor and two of the new neighbor boys pulled up to play at the playground. William was giving Zachary a ride on the trike with the bench seat and all of a sudden I look over and one of the neighbor boys started to push them from behind. William didn't want him to push them, but instead of using his words he tried to stop the trike by dragging his feet. The main problem was that he was wearing flip flops! I ran over, but it was to late. Williams big toe was scraped up pretty good and half his nail gone. More blood, screaming and crying. Really?!
Why do these things always happen when Billy is not around? He left on a fire assignment Sunday morning. Thank goodness Billy's Mom and Grandma are here right now. I had a little moral support and some extra hands this time... but I know these times will come up again when I will be the only one around to juggle it all.  Oh boy.