Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Aden

Happy Birthday Aden!!! I have watched you grow these last three years and it has been everything plus more and more! You are such a joy in our life and it feels like you've been here the whole time! :) We kicked off his birthday with balloons and happy birthdays when he woke up and Adie climbed in Aden's bed giving him all the birthday kisses. Headed to our favorite donut shop so we could get chocolate frosted donuts and the nicest guy bought our donuts and chocolate milk! Lucky us!!! :) We kept singing happy birthday and Aden kept blowing out his breakfast birthday candle! He was so excited that everyone was coming to his shark party and he was going to eat cake, all of it. He has been non-stop talking about his party since he decided he wanted a shark party and the way he would get excited telling people about it  ... was worth every party planning second! Every day with Aden is a new adventure that we look forward to most days but really he is the sweetest, funniest, snackiest little guy I know! We did whatever he wanted to because he's the birthday boy and who wouldn't want to celebrate all day anyway. 

A few things I love about Aden ...

He still loves his cars ... the fast ones! The way he says NSX is the best.
Chocolate is still his go to for anything (just like Mama)
It's the best listening to him yell at me to get him in the mornings, "get me out!"
He still takes Teddy everywhere and we always seem to find him when he's lost.
When he rides his scooter ... he knows exactly what he's doing.
He is non-stop from the minute when he wakes up and I wish I had that energy!
His sun-kissed skin with his light hair and not to mention his dark chocolate eyes
His "I wuv you's!" get me every time! 
He knows the words to his favorite book: Old McDonald had a Truck
He's a total boy who gives Adie shit most days and laughs
He knows exactly what to do to get exactly what he wants.
He is so full of life and gets so excited over helicopters 
He still loves to snuggle and it's the sweetest
He is obsessed with cookies and always tells me he'll get them out
His love for the beach will always be our thing :)
I love that he's ours ... every day!!!!

We love you Aden and everything you bring to our every day! You are exactly what we need, want and have to have!!! Celebrating you has been my favorite thing so far this summer!!! XO

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Currently Reading

Hey guys! It's been awhile, we have been busy and I haven't felt like writing about anything! Just really have been soaking up time with my two little people! I feel like the days are over so quick now that Adie is in school and she only goes half a day! But since she started school I have been trying to get her to read for her twenty-minute a day homework and we're still working on that! :) Aden on the other hand loves books which I so love! My Twin bought Adie and Aden the best books; one, because they are hardcover books which is perfect with little people and two we haven't read them before and they are so fun! Which Adie has been nonstop reading today so hoping this helps with her homework. New books are my favorite ... I am currently reading Chasing Slow and I am obsessed! Been ready it here and there and every time I laugh, I can relate and sometimes I feel exactly the way she's feeling! Love it and so far I totally recommend it because all of us could probably slow down just a bit and realize what we do have is, well more! I have the Magnolia Story on my nightstand I borrowed from my Twin to read. Which I always say I don't have time but really I have like a ton of it! It's just how I have been choosing to use my time that makes it feel like I don't have it. But its there, you just have to want it. 

I wanted to share a few of our favorite books since national read a book day ... obviously! I never knew how cute the Little Blue Truck is ... like so cute. With honks, croaks and beeps its so perfect for my little car obsessed boy. The pictures are my favorite because honestly its all about the pictures. Dragons Love Tacos is another favorite of Aden's and it is so fun to read it to him and then he reads it ... we all end up laughing and I ordered Dragons Love Tacos 2 from Adie's Scholastic book club and cannot wait to read it to Aden. Aden is obsessed with anything that has wheels and can move ... which totally off subject but just in time for the upcoming festivities, I found the perfect Halloween costume for Aden and you can see it here. Like literally dying! He will always go for Where the Wild Things Are which he calls, "Whild Thins!" which is one of my favorite things to watch when Eric reads it to him!

Adie loves anything super girly and I cannot blame her because I was swooning over the Anthropologie House & Home/ Fall catalog that came in the mail today! The coffee table on the front cover needs to be in my house, preferably now! ;) its beautiful! Which reminds me of a picture I saw once, it said, "I have to be successful, because I love expensive shit" #seriously Since starting kindergarten, Adie has been learning site words and I have never been so blown away, she rocks at it. So when we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She like can seriously read it. I was so smiling big sitting on the couch with Aden while she read us the story before bed. Which I still have this book caddy sitting in my online shopping cart :) because they are stylish and I could make it work with our decor ... making our spaces kid friendly! The Baby Lit books are always a favorite and perfect for before bedtime when you are so bloody tired you cannot make it through the long version of Sleeping Beauty. A Midsummer's Night Dream is the hardest one to get through ... it's not English! :) + how do you get your little people to read?! Adie is so not interested after school, but could read every book we own right before bed. #gofigure I have tried a few things, I set the timer, give her popcorn and a cold beverage with her book. Make her super comfy and that never lasts for more than a day so I need all of your advice!!! She is supposed to read twenty-minutes a day and we are to log it. Kindergarten is so much work, ha!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trending for (little) Her

Back to kindergarten, back from Arizona and back from the dentist which I cried, twice! and once when I got home. Summer literally was like a week long and it's getting cooler here in So'Cali which I am thrilled about! The nights and mornings are the best and sometimes in the morning it smells just like we are at the beach ... a total favorite. Spending more time outside is what I dream of with two little people which means a little shift in their wardrobe! I love back-to-school because it's usually the first drop of our favorite store's Fall collection and I am always swooning over everything! I will always love pink for every season but for Fall a little darker pink is a total must. Closed toe shoes with high socks are what I cannot wait for, hoping Adie still wants to. Anything that twirls is a win for us and that mustard yellow is perfect for fall with boots, sneakers or your favorite dress shoes. Hoping Adie will want to wear beanies, scarves and stinking cute sweaters because next to little people in swimsuits with their little tan lines showing, little people all bundled up are freaking the cutest. :) check below to see a few of our favorites!

I love dresses and wish I could keep Adie in them all of the time. Peek Kids has always been a favorite and the pink embroidered dress is perfect for the upcoming season. I would pair them with these boots that I have been loving for years. Adie still tries to squeeze her feet into her old ballet flats :) so I know she would twirl for days in them. Probably the perfect pair to teach her how to tie her own shoes #milestone The black oh so cheek backpack is darling and so affordable I could just die. Who doesn't need two? Perfect for Fall walks to school, its not overly too big for your little kindergartner so I think we will have to skip to school with this bag. Anything from Alice and Ames is perfect and it sure gets delivered stinking fast here in Cali. We have a few of them over the years and we just got this one because Adie loves flowers and perfect for the playground, library and snack time at the local cupcake place. I am a true believer that every season buy your little people a good solid pair of shoes and they will last ... we bought our Adie hunter boots when she was two (I think) and she wore them everywhere and jumped in every puddle and they still look new. So I plan on getting her a pair, Aden + me too because why not?! I want to explore a little more this Fall and these boots are perfect to slide on and get out the door to our adventures. I am hoping this romper will be a favorite of hers because I can see it dressed so many ways! This sweater from Zara is so ideal, paired with her hunter boots or those ones I linked further up. I would want to adventure out just to snap pictures of my two favorites being little people at the beach or even the mountains. I need to find a fun place to picnic and have a scavenger hunt like we did here and my babies were so little and squishy! Can't wait for crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice bundt cake and homemade soups!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Papa John's Picnic

It is no secret that I don't like to cook, like I dread the five o'clock hour! With Eric's work schedule and feeding two little people dinner is always for the most part thrown together unless it's pizza night! Whenever the doorbell rings at our house Aden goes running to the door screaming pizza! I've always loved Papa John's and with their new gluten-free crust pizza it's still little people approved, just don't forget the ranch.

They delivered, introducing the all-new ancient grains gluten free crust now available at Papa John’s! Crafted from never-frozen dough and ancient grains, including Sorghum, Teff, Amaranth, and Quinoa, their new gluten-free crust with ancient grains is thin and crispy with a uniquely delicious flavor. Order yours here and use coupon code GLTN2T and wait by the door ... ours took less than 25 minutes which with two little people at dinner time is perfect, enough time to make a picnic on the floor for easy clean up! Let us know what you guys think #PJGlutenFreeCrust

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Shopping with PushAuto

Ten years, marriage + two kids later ... shopping for our family car has never been more convenient with PushAuto and its so easy! My Mazda (zoom zoom) has taken us to the beach, specifically one trip to San Diego when we got engaged in 2009. I brought both of my babies home in this car and watched them grow up from the rear view mirror. Its been in two accidents + I have always said this is Adie's first car when she turns sixteen. #classic We packed up our family and moved to California and the Mazda has had license plates from three different states. But my little family is growing up and we are running out of room! I managed to get a 5x8 rug + my two babies in the back seat home from Santa Monica because I didn't want to pay shipping. I am cheap when it comes to shipping. With car seats, booster seats plus the entire house the kids bring with them we run out of room fast. Searching for my dream family car has never been easier than with PushAuto. Hanging outside with Aden I can enter all my car demands, get better prices and rates. You can shop multiple dealers and lenders all at the push of a button. Usually within 24 hours dealers are contacting you and you are closer to driving your dream car. Mine has always been the Range Rover (evoque) white with tinted windows obviously :) and take it a step further the Mercedes G-class for 150 thousand! Like every time we see one my two little people yell, "mom's car!" ha! Cannot wait to drive around in something new which Eric is trying to convince me that the new Honda Civic type R is it. Plus I refuse to get anything other than leather because my light colored cloth seats are well used ;) and I never know where the stains come from. #momlife maybe but PushAuto is my go to, on the go for finding that car.

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