Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Bath

Do all babies just love the water? I feel like every new parent states, "My child is such a water baby!" Well, this little bitty is following the trend and was thrilled during his first experience. He kept wanting to drink the water and cried when we made him get out.

Saturday, August 27, 2011



The Dude is doing remarkably well with his little brother. He loves to kiss and hold him, but his favorite thing to do is blow raspberries on his stomach. I am sure that at some point August will find that amusing.

The best part, we are only seeing minor bouts of jealousy. All-in-all, I would have to say that everything is going smoothly.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

! The realization of what starting kindergarten means has hit this family. No longer will we be able to take the extended weekend vacations to the Bay Area, our alarm clock is being used after years of the kiddos having exclusive rights to that job, and a rude awakening to the fact that many hours of my life will be spent shuffling the crew to and from school. Most of all, I miss my little girl and can't believe this is the start of her school years.

There was no crying today, but it felt a little lonely at home. August, Keller, and I filled our morning with random things to do.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I have to say, I love having a newborn in the house (minus the lack of sleep). There is a comfort zone that I didn't feel after the other two kiddos' births. Don't get me wrong, I still have anxiety about whether or not he is too cold, too hot, or breathing. Still, believe it or not, I do have more confidence.

I also have to say, I am enjoying the sleeps-a-lot during the day phase. Seeing August's little body curled up next to mine as he sleeps makes me one happy mama.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Oh how I love them, but oh how much they exhaust me!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Lifesaver


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August James

August James was born on August 9, 2011 at 8:54am. At 9 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches, he is another BIG one. For me, this was the first time that the baby came out and was directly handed to me. Both Keller and Vera had meconium and were given to the nurses to make sure that they were okay. It also marked the first time that J got to cut the umbilical cord (same reason).

Wow, it was such a wild sensation to have him inside me one second and screaming his little baby roar lying on my stomach the next.

Proud Daddy!

First glimpse of the baby!

A family of 5 looks really big. :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fiesta Parade - Viva la Fiesta!!

The munchkins first time in a parade and they loved it!

Keller would have been on the scooter the entire time, he grudgingly gave it up for sister to have a turn at the very end of the parade.

That, that is a HUGE belly! I don't think wearing a dress helps the situation.

My girl!

A view to really capture the entire fiesta outfit.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love Her

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Rough day here, being 9 months pregnant has turned me into an emotional wreck, then I saw this picture again. Ahhh...I can handle another one, right? :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Viva la Fiesta!

It is that time again in Santa Barbara, Fiesta is here and we are ready! Fiesta officially opens Wednesday night at the Mission at 8pm, in the dark. you may know, the kiddos in this family make it to about 7:30 before there eyes start to get red and their heads began to nod, not to mention drastic changes in their temperaments. That and the fact that two kids running around in the dark at an event in opposite directions is one of my worst nightmares, means that we haven't seen the ceremony since either was born.

But, when a friend emailed that they were going to watch the Fiesta rehearsal on Tuesday and that it started at 5pm...we were so there. It ended up being a little later than that, but with no announcers and the event flowing from one dance straight into the next, it was very kid friendly.

Plus, lots of room for the boys to run and play.

Once the dancing started, all kiddos were enthralled.


Of course, both girls (and Keller) now want to be Fiesta Flower Girls and Vera gave J a flamenco performance when we got home.

I'd like S'more please!

Huge Marshmallows + Hershey Bar + Graham Crackers = Yummy Delicious