Friday, December 9, 2011

1st Annual Beach Trip

Harlow and I were lucky enough to be invited to go to the beach with our best friends for a few days and had the time of our lives! Britt and Court and the kids came down to California for Harlow's birthday party and FYI, Britt and Harlow have the same birthday...which is the day after mine, so it was the perfect time to celebrate! It was the first time with just us girls and the kids, so needless to say it was crazy...but I wouldn't change a thing! I love each of these kiddos and the little personalities they individually have. Harlow was in heaven playing all day long.

For awhile now, Harlow has not been a fan of the sand. I don't blame her...it gets all over! Pierce was so cute with her and lead her down to the water. After that...she couldn't get enough of the beach and still loves it! Thank you Pierce!!!

What a stud!


Sweet Tinley and Quinn! Loves those girlies!



The babes just so happen to all own the same swimsuits, so we attempted a photoshoot. Didn't work out too well but they're adorable!







Harlow and I at Cafe Rio for my birthday dinner. The girls had Eric meet up with us and surprise me...best present ever!


Harlow had so much fun that at the end of the day she was exhausted, but was impossible to put to sleep! She hates missing out on any fun.

Our daily walks to the pier. Poor Tinley got put in our makeshift "double stroller" and didn't complain a bit! It worked out perfectly so Pierce didn't have to walk.


Banana Pancakes for the birthday girl's breakfast!

Here is a little snapshot of our crazy kiddos and poor Britt and Court trying to keep them from running directly into the freezing ocean.
Britt and Court: How did we not get any pics together?!?!? So sad!
We had so much fun with you guys and can't wait until our 2nd annual girls (and kiddos) trip!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Harlow!

Harlow's "Tutus and Ties" 2nd birthday party was just about 2 months ago, but I figured it's better late than never to show some pics from the parties:)

We had one party here in California and one in Tucson. My mother in law is a saint and helped out with so much for the party, she's the BEST! I could've never done it without her and all of her cute ideas and hard work!

I can't believe my sweet babe is getting so old! Although, I do feel like she went from being 1 to 5 years old:) She is hysterical and getting pretty dramatic nowadays:) We just love her to death and can't get over the fact that she is developing such an amazing personality. Just the other day while I was playing with her, out of the blue, she hugged me and said, "best friends mommy!!!"
Ummm...I just about passed out from her cuteness at that moment!
We love being Harlow's parents and couldn't have asked for a more sweet, hilarious, obedient, determined, happy little girl in our lives.
Happy birthday doll! We love you to the moon and back.
Mom and Dad




















Thursday, July 28, 2011

our summer through the lens of an iphone...

Lately I have been HORRIBLE at taking pictures. I don't know what my problem is, but it KILLS me to think that I'm not capturing a lot of our life on camera. At least I have my handy dandy iphone by my side to take spur of moment (in junky quality) pictures.

Harlow is getting so big and has such an adorable personality forming. She is quite the comedian and I try so hard to keep a straight face when she is doing something she shouldn't be but I can't help it! She reminds me a lot of myself...always trying to get a laugh out of someone. We've been all over the place this summer. Down to mexico, to Arizona. Over to Lake Powell. Home in California for a bit then back to Arizona for a long weekend. Needless to say we are lucky that she is such a good sport in those LONG car trips. Here are a few pics to sum up our summer thus far:

Cracking up as she watches herself on the phone:


She has been fighting naps so much lately...or in other words...I have been fighting the fact that she is most likely done with naps. I just haven't come to terms with it. This is a day that the lack of sleep finally caught up to her.


She is obsessed with these glasses lately! I don't know what it is! They seem like they would hurt or be uncomfortable because everytime the glasses come off, she has a enormous red mark on the bridge of her nose.


Just cooking in the kitchen with her accessories. And those boots! She makes me put them on her every. single. day. It's so hot outside but she is extremely insistent.


Speaking of the heat, Harlow is currently obsessed with "jackets" and makes me put them on her all of the time. It's so hot!!! I don't get it! She prefers her warm fleece winter jackets, which I had to hide so we've met in the middle with sweaters:)


Bringing strawberries to friends!


Dancing in the front yard!


Having a fun outing with dad...and making him wear her minnie mouse hat out in public.


Insisting on dressing herself. accessories and all. I thought that didn't happen until kids were at least 4 or 5!!!


Movies with the cousins! They were so cute sitting on their own chairs like big kids.


Getting a hold of my phone yet again! I swear that girl probably knows how to use my phone better than I do!


Riding a horse with uncle Jer...she is enamored with Jer! I think because she knows he will do whatever she wants him to:)


Riding pretend horses too! She like to pretend like she's my sister, Julie with her riding helmet. It's so cute!


Long car rides. She usually never falls asleep on our car trips. Even when they take 9 hours!!! She rarely takes a nap so I had to document the 30 minute peace and quiet in the car:) This just shows how hard she fights it, she didn't even let go of the book she was holding to fall asleep!


Sleeping on mommy and Lake Powell. She was so exhausted but wouldn't take a nap unless I was laying with her, so I got a few books read while we were there:)


At the park, we haven't been going as often as I'd like, but it's just too hot! I am definitely looking forward to fall.


I left Harlow in her room for a few minutes and when I came to check on her this is what I saw. She went in my closet, got my soccer cleats, put a headband on and was kicking around a ball in her room. She's hysterical.


Harlow's new teddy! My brother, Jer got it for her. Like I said, he will get ANYTHING for her. I'm surprised we don't have a puppy yet! She has lovingly named this giant beast "Jer" which he LOVES!!!


Another rare car napping moment.


This pic cracks me up. She looks like a bored teenager!! Hahaha!!!


Trips to the zoo!

video


We have been having a blast this summer and we can't believe Harlow babe will be 2 in just 2 short months! I can't handle it! Some of her latest phrases and obsessions are:

-If someone sneezes she stops what she's doing to say, "beesh you!"
-If I am in her way and she needs to pass me she says, "que me!!!"
-As the pictures have shown, she is obsessed with her purse, jewelry, sunglasses, jackets and shoes. I have learned to let her pick out her shoes first, so that I can match her outfit to them:)
-There are a few people that we know that are pregnant, and she has recently figured out that their bellies are so big because there is a baby inside. She can't get over it, it's hysterical! She will just stare at their cute bellies, then talk about it all day!

Right now I am working on her 2nd birthday, so get ready for some birthday fun coming soon!!!