Hanley's 2nd Haircut via Hudson

Summer Vaca!

Crescent City was a blast! I loved all our vacations to the coast growing up so I’m really glad I get to take my children there.
We started the trip in Redding visiting the Sun Dial Bridge.
While there we were taking a shortcut to the restrooms and look who we found. Glad we saw it before it saw us.

The ride there wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I thought Hanley was going to puke the entire way because, well, that’s usually what she does. She was thoughtful and saved it for the windy part shortly before we arrived. When we got to our hotel turns out they cancelled our reservation. Yay. Do you know how hard it is to talk on the phone to 1. an automotive system and 2. a person from India or wherever with a strong accent….while it’s windy, cold, and you have semi-cranky/hyper children around you. But he did come to our rescue and put us in an even better hotel right across from the harbor which was cool

I think our favorite part was at the beach running from the waves and building sand castles.

We had some seal friends join us and the babies loved it…although honestly, I think I enjoyed them the most.

A close second was the aquarium. I mean, who doesn’t love being eaten by a shark? At the end of the tour you get an up close show with some seals and sea lions, we all loved it.

And third is probably playing at The Trees of Mystery. Outside is a gigantic Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox that has a whitty guy talking for him. We were cracking up…Hudson and Caleb couldn’t get enough of him.

BBQ’ing on the beach was a great idea and I even taught my children how to play with fire because I'm a responsible parent. There was a long pier that caused me some major anxiety seriously!!!!! It scared the living crud out of me having the babies run freely on that thing. I’m positive they would have fell overboard and been ate by a shark. And regardless of what I said above, no one likes being eaten by sharks.

It was a great trip!

Hanley's 1st Haircut

Happy 4th of July

I like that my children are getting older so I can do lots of fun things with them. It was kind of challenging last year as well as the year before. So this year we went to Susanville to have a BBQ and watch the races. Sadly Caleb was not there, hopefully next year. We all dressed up to celebrate (not in public of course, we changed, only the kids could pull that off) They sure did look cute though didn't they? Hudson had an okay time at the races...he was ready for something new a ways in to it. He got his way by 'needing' to go potty 800 times. However when it came time for the fireworks he was in awe. And Susanville always does a great job. At the fairgrounds we got a spot on the ground next to the grandstands and the fireworks came down right over us. Loved it! 

Hanley didn't participate in the fireworks but she sure did look cute. 

Huddie's 3rd Birthday

Can you believe he's three? I sure can't!  In this past year his vocabulary his quadrupled. He has so much to say, think, and ask. He's learned to ride a bike, made some new friends, and helped with a million projects. His personality is helpful. The other day he told me, "Mom, the house is messy, I will clean up my toys." And he did. If I have any project going on with a 'bammer' (or there is one within his sight) he is right there to participate. He observes, listens, and does. He likes to be apart of all things, he loves going on errands and drives. He's working on following directions still but in this last year he has done a great job. I'm so lucky to be his mom. I hope his birthday was everything he could ever hope for as a three year old. So on that note, let me tell you about it.

We kicked off the birthday week with some yummy yogart.

Went on many bike rides which completely wore him out.

Goofed off.

Played all day at the waterslides which again, wore him out.

Had a birthday party with some really yummy cake.

Face and body painting too...

And of course lots of playing and hanging out.

Even got a new truck before I did!!!!

Happy Birthday to my precious, handsome, amzing three year old.