Friday, November 30, 2012

Month Four - Piper

At four months I:
* Don't have any teeth.  The doctor said it was just a cyst on my gums
* Talk all the time
* Do this thing where I try to talk, but just blow air
* Roll over as a way of moving around the room
* Stare, with huge eyes, at people who are eating
* Eat all the time, making my mom eat all the time so we are both getting fatter
* Actually enjoy both of my brother's loud attention
* Love to watch music videos
* Enjoy it when people sing
* Pull my mom's hair
* Take shorter naps, but sleep during the night
* Still have no hair.  I have two, long, wispy strands of hair my mom adores on the
   top of my head
* Am in the 85% for height and weight
* Am super loved by my family

My three month photo.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


At least we can eat them if they are too much of a hassle.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Before It Rains

It is supposed to rain hard here for the next week.  I decided to take the kids to our local museum and zoo as a pre-rainy day activity.  The crowds are just too big when the rains do come. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Shopping

 How weird it feels to be sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  I was looking at for some inspiration and came across these awesome stocking stuffers.  Okay, the first one is too weird and scary for me, but the rest are fun.  Thirty more days to make/buy gifts!!!

Party Roulette Game

Me Want!  A gummie bear light on sale
for $20!
Bear Rug Coasters

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a bunch of turkeys around here.  We are thankful for so much and hope everyone stays far, far away from any retail store tomorrow.  Don't be the trampled one!

Palm Springs

We bumped around Palm Springs today to put ourselves in the thick of mid-century magnificence.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


I made fun of this place.  Now, I have to eat my words.  Sam's Family Spa Hot Spring Resort is the place to be.  Warm weather during the day and cool weather at night.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Goodnight Campland

We just tucked in the boys and Piper is playing around with a diaper on our bed.  We have completed our stay here and will head yonder tomorrow.  Campland was good to us, but it is quiet here and people and families tend to stick to themselves.  It is way more fun to camp with friends and family you know.  We are excited to meet up with Andrew's family tomorrow.  It will be Heaven to get some time away from the kids. 

::Blake's drawing is of, "Mommy and baby Piper."  That cracked me up since I always feel like I carry that baby everywhere.::

Friday, November 16, 2012


There are lots of things that I loved about today: floating around heated pools and spas with my chubby, half naked baby, those two seconds all three of my kids wer e clean after an RV shower, walks to Marinas when it is dark, Sea World fireworks we can see across the bay, sticky s'mores faces and hands, and clean sheets and laundry.

On top of all that, we got to drive to where my grandmother is buried.  It was very nice to introduce my kids to her and my grandfather (whom I never met).  Although they couldn't say hi back, I know they heard us because my kids' echoes sure reverberated around those mausoleum walls and rattled everyone's bones.

Oh, and I love my husband because he always makes sure we are plugged in so I get to watch Wheel Of Fortune.  I hope I get to purchase a box set of every episode someday.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Well, Legoland is under all five of our belts.  Tiring, but fun.  We are at Campland now.  We made our first campfire tonight and guess which camp mom forgot marshmallows and chocolate?  Hot cocoa and popcorn had to do.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Goodnight beach

We had a lazy beach day and threw in laundry and Japanese food.  Tomorrow will be take 2 of trying to get in at Legoland!  I love our rig and am getting more and more comfortable in it.  I still need to master the art of a 5 minute shower.

Guilty Adult

Oh no.  I woke up so excited and then Andrew showed me this.  Legoland is closed today.  He is a better man than I, for I am cowering in the back of the RV while he breaks the news to them.  We promised them a beach day and a trip to the RV pool.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012