Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Levi's 1 year birthday & 12 month progression

It's about time, sheesh, almost a full month later, but we did have a special celebration for Levi's first birthday.  I mean of course we did, we do 1st birthday big, I mean it's a pretty big deal that we kept him alive for 12 months, especially in this family, so we really wanted to celebrate life!

Levi is my only official summer birthday (barely sneaking it in)  So of course we had to do the party a the pool!  We are fortunate enough to have a neighborhood pool we can use, and it makes for an easy an entertaining party, no games not hod podge, just got swim, eat food and eat cake, easy!

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Levi eating his cupcake was about as exciting as watching a person sit there, because that is exactly what he did. He just doesn't love sweets a ton
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Can't believe how fast you grew up buddy.  The first and the last photo amaze me.

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Levi, You warm my heart, make me smile, and help bring me joy each day. 
 I never ever knew I could love a little man so much.  
Thank you for hugging and loving me big every day!  
My little head banging, cat food eating, toilet boil playing, nose scrunching, mama loving, master destroyer.....I love you so much!DSC_0884 

and If you didn't see Levi's one year video here it is!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I can smell it

It's in the wind
and the smell outside
and it's in the slightest way the sun has changed

I enjoy the Fall season, but slightly cringe at the start of it, only because it means those hot summer days are over and those bone chilling days are around the corner.   I might say Fall is my favorite season if it didn't precede Winter, I just might.

This Fall is a very different season for me.  
The season of only having 2 kids at home most of the day.  A boy and a girl. 
 Seriously, who would have thought I would have that dynamic?  And now that I'm not being called by the school nurse daily I'm trying to enjoy these 2 littles and soaking up their moments and doing some special things with them.

We got to enjoy a  day at the Happy Apple Farm with some friends, it was like a vacation with only 2 kids, I mean seriously 2 kids, who would have ever thought I would consider that a vacation?!?

one of my favorite pics of Levi, ever, I mean those Overalls on a farm...... melting

My Friend Ashley is the best, she seriously treats and loves me kids like they are her own, she picks them up when they cry and comforts them when they are upset, love her.

There is so much great berry picking at the Apple Farm!
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It's probably a little more fun to actually be involved in the picking...

Sarah's BFF, they could both live off of berries and fruit.  One day I caught them sitting by each other with the fridge door wide open gorging berries together.
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Trust me, she loved it! 

my boy.... again melting

Check out the flying Apple

Sarah in a nutshell, "delightful" 

 Brother and sister. their relationship is so sweet , I love this photo bc it shows something I never pictured

To be honest the first time I went to the Happy Apple Farm I was unimpressed and just compared it to the magnificent Apple Hill in Northern California.  But this time..... I just really enjoyed it, it was beautiful, simple and perfect! I even want to go back!

If the pool was open, I'm pretty sure Fall would be my favorite season