Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A family photo

My friend was over and I looked outside and the sun was nice so, I asked her to take a few photos of us.

For the past 6 months I have been working with my friend Mel of Goodnickels Photography. I have assisted at weddings and worked a 1st birthday party on my own. Here are a few blog posts of my work. A wedding and birthday.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


One of our favorite family activities is a walk to our local library.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

how to cook an egg

Liesl has been really interested in cooking lately and here she is talking about how you cook an egg.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"did your son cut his hair?"

Says the checker to me at Trader Joe's. I was a little confused then realized that she was talking about Liesl, who was dressed is her favorite Sunday outfit.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I lost my crutches.

When your kids grow up and move out of the house they call it "empty nest". What is the term for when kids grow up and go to school full time? That is what I have.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Green Gnome and her Brother

Liesl was playing "catch the gnome"
They had a stick fight.
Liesl wanted some "alone time".

Monday, October 24, 2011

A fun cat toy

Greta likes the HEXBUG Nanos as much as the kids!

Zombie HEXBUG Nano

I am not a fan of zombies, zombie movies or anything having to do with them. I cried at the end of the movie 28 Days Later, it freaked me out. I stay away from anything zombie related now but, made an exception for these cute little zombie bugs. A few of Porter's classmates from school and some other friends came over to check out the zombie/glow in the dark version of the HEXBUG Nano and track.
Porter's "this is awesome" move.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

a lovely family

Saturday we went to check out the new exhibit at the Children's Museum with some friends.  They are expecting a new baby in a few weeks so, we did a little photo shoot while we were there.  Here are some of my favorites from the day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Saturday Walk

Saturday we went for a walk in our neighborhood.
Found a fun blue garage door to pose in front of
A fun house with a ton of homemade lawn art to look at
A yummy restaurant to eat at
and a fun park to play at
I love our city!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mickey's Halloween Party

Once again we were invited to visit Disneyland for the first night of Mickey's Halloween Party! I was just looking back at our visits from two and one year ago, the kids were so little. This years visit was a little less hectic and more enjoyable. We took the kids out of school early, drove up to LA and checked into the Disneyland Hotel, where Disney reserved a room for us. Our first stop was to relax and enjoy a drink at the tiki bar.

After, we went back to our room to get dressed up in our costumes. This year I decided to dress up too, couldn't convince Jason, maybe next year!

Liesl as Little Blue Ridding Hood, Porter a phantom, me a witch and Jason a Jason.
While Jason and Porter went on the rocket ride Liesl and I went to Space Mountain. It was always one of my favorite rides and I haven't been on it in years. Now that Liesl is tall enough to go I was really excited to take her.
Liesl left the ride crying because it was too scary and fast. Later she said that it was kind of fun and kind of scary. I forgot how fast the ride was and had so much fun, I wish I could have went twice. After Space Mtn. we went over to the Haunted Mansion, Liesl's favorite. We had fast passes so we didn't have to wait in line and went twice since Porter didn't want to go.
On our way to meet up with Jason and Porter, Liesl had a dance party in front of the castle.

We went through one Treat Trail that had 4 or 5 stations and at each one the kids got a handful of candy, so they were happy! We rode the Dumbo ride where Porter was old enough to ride alone, bought some popcorn and headed over to watch the fireworks.

Right after the fireworks we decided to head back to the hotel. I looked over and Liesl had passed out not a min after the fireworks ended.
Porter ran down Main Street, stopped ran back to me and gave me the biggest hug and said "thank you mommy for bringing me here, I had so much fun" I almost melted, he can be so sweet. So a big thank you to Disney for such a fun visit!

*sorry for the bad photo quality, they were taken with my iphone

DISCLAIMER: I was comped Mickey's Halloween Party tickets for me and my family and a room at the Disneyland Hotel. I received no monetary compensation for writing about our visit.