Monday, August 27, 2012

Vera's Happy Place

Last Sunday was our annual trip to the SB Dog Show = good times! Kettle corn for mama and all the dogs you could possibly want to view for Vera is just about a perfect day. We also got a visit from TaTa, Uncle Dan, and our smallest cousin to keep us company as we sat watching dogs for over 3 hours. I may have browsed the internet on my phone once or twice. Come on, there is only so much dog watching I could do.

1st Day of 1st Grade

Vera's first day in her words:

"On the first day, we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and made our own palm tress with our name falling out. We had to draw a picture of ourselves on the first day. I made mine in a turquoise dress. We started a book called "All About Me." We went on a tour of the school. We got to sit where the big kids sit at lunch. Oh, and I found a grasshopper in the bathroom and I picked it up and it was dead. It was such a good first day."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aka Part II... Gus looks the other 25% of the time.

Aka... Gus looks 75% of the time.


Meet the Teacher

1st grade starts tomorrow! Waaaaaah!!


Bath Time

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gus - 1 Year Appointment

Oh Gus! Seriously, where did the year go? I feel like I just had him yesterday and now he is almost walking and just starting to talk. He said his official first word today (after Mama and Dada)...BIRD!

  • Balls
  • Pineapple and banana
  • Carrots 
  • Anything and everything protein
  • Dancing 
  • Being thrown into the air
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Being away from Mama

Height - 30.5 inches (72.13%)
Weight - 21 lbs 7 oz (51.20%)

No need to write it officially, but his head is following the trend of our other children and measuring over 100%. Big head = big brains.

For Comparison

Height - 31 inches
Weight - 20 lbs 12 oz

Height - 31.5 inches
Weight - 22 lbs 14 oz

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Keller Skating

Vera at Sk8 Skool

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rose Garden Dinner - Also, Check August's Mad Cup Skillz

Dinosaur Camp

The difference between my first and second children is pretty clear and they both have amazing strengths. Keller's came into play last week. Vera has done camps in the past, but she will only do a camp if she has a friend or friends that will also be in it. Keller's first camp EVER started last Monday and he knew no one.

He walked cool as day up to the Natural History Museum, refused to take a photo, and entered the classroom with no hesitation. I made him give me a kiss after putting away his backpack and he was off. He walked over to the group of kids playing on the rug and integrated himself into the class dynamic. He didn't even look up as his family exited the room.

The other difference, Vera after pick-up will give me every detail that happened during the day and recite all the facts that she learned. Keller focused on one favorite activity of the day and that was about all I could get out of him. When prompted, I could squeeze out some information, but for the most part I just let him be. He said he liked it and is looking forward to doing another museum camp next summer.

On Monday, the kids will be in skateboarding camp together...wish us luck!!!

Fabulous Girls' Tea Party

There was a cheer for Fabulous Girls, cookies, and ice tea. Fun, fun, fun!

Keller's Birthday - The Girls

A friend emailed this to me, makes me so thankful for good/life long friends. I love all these girls + I love their mamas too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Babe in pjs = adorable!


At a year, I think Gus and Vera look alike.


Gussers and J at the company bbq. Good times.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gus' Birthday

It took a bit for the birthday boy to warm up to the idea of his cake, but once he tasted it, it was on! That said, I had serious thoughts that the Little Bubba was going to be sick, he ate so much cake.

Cleaning up the birthday boy was a job!

As soon as the guests left, Gus went kaput!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge

It was my brainstorm for this trip that our family + Opa would take an amazing walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. However, I forgot to factor in a few things. These would include the fog, lack of warm clothing for my children, and my anxiety about having my three children on a bridge where they could plummet to their death. 

One of my favorite photo opportunities. There are pictures in one of our photo albums of my sister and our foreign exchange student sitting in this same pose. 

The Bridge is celebrating its 75th birthday! Because of that, there are cool displays with hands on activities. Vera got a big kick out of the tower height in comparison to weight distribution display. 

This is about where I realized that vertigo is a real thing and that Keller has no concern for his safety when it comes to falling from high heights. We didn't make it to the first tower before I flipped a u-turn on the bridge.

J and I love the hat!