Sunday, June 24, 2012

indian summer

we thought it would be fun to have a little
indian summer themed cousin photo shoot
for father's day.

it was


good thing auntie sarah saved the day

with ring pops.

this child is almost 12.


i was 12 when i met paulie wally


we have 1 set of 5 year old girl cousins,

1 set of 2 year old boy cousins,

and 1 set of baby (5 mon. & 2 mon.) girl cousins.

fun fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

summer projects...

D & S & S & L room switch

we are trying to figure out a way to switch around the girls' rooms

on a budget.

these are some images that are swimming around in my head....

wish i had my gram's quilting talents....

 we are thinking something like this for S & L. their bunk beds are moving upstairs to get revamped and become D & S's "new" beds.

oh how i wish these restoration hardware bunks were in the budget. i don't know if i've ever seen more perfect beds.


my darling sis informed me that these beds look like they are from a run down mental psyche ward and did i really want my children feeling like they were institutionalized.
sweet. really sweet the way she sugar coats things.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

what we've been up to...

ice cream


resort birthday parties (oh yeah)


meeting the biggest cat we've ever seen, mr. pibb

more ice cream

more swimming

that's all folks.

living the summer dream.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

summer summer time

last day of school: hooray!!

crazy day, dress as a character day & wear your jammies to school day


free slurpies at 7eleven day!!!!

and the lazy days of summer are well on their way.

sleeping in. camps. movies. swimming.

here is what we've been up to thus far:

a little summer wedding in the makings.....

a quick camping trip.... in which daddy immediately listed the pop up on craigslist when we got home

homemade flax meal pancakes & organic blueberries. y.u.m. 

note the peonies in the back? trader joes.

 nothing beats a summer dinner club. 

the theme: no theme.

just grilled steaks, green beans & sweet potatoes

 and a chocolate cake of course.

this may be my favorite sight ever.

pdubs entering the car with sandwiches & sodas from my

FAV place EVA.

took the chillens to some delicious old fashioned ice cream...

baby R chillin in a vintage rocket toy.

L organizing all of her precious horses....

R wearing daddy's chelsea hat...
 uh oh... how did these two get in here??? don't they look like a cute old couple???