I finally sifted through all our footage of Mammoth, and got some shots from our friends to supplement my phone pics, so if it looks like it was taken without an iPhone, and you haven’t seen it posted on the blog before, I didn’t take the photo. Thank goodness someone documented it, or else the entire video would be instagrams. I tried to compile the video where there’s a photo of the kid before they ski or snowboard. Greta is easy to pick out because she’s in the polka dot jacket and on skis, but the boys are both snowboarding. You can tell it’s Sawyer because he is snowboarding in class, and the video of Gunnar snowboarding is with us. If it’s someone who is snowboarding very fast and looks like he could possibly incur injury, then that’s Aaron. I love the music for this video. In case you are wondering it’s Avalanche City, ‘Love Love Love’, and Mat Kearney, ‘Hey Mama’.
Wow, these are from over a month ago. Slacking. Seriously Deborah. Greta took the dress code of red for the kindergartners quite seriously. In fact, when she woke up the morning of, she walked into my bedroom and told me “mama, I don’t want to look cute today, I want to look beautiful”. Oy vey. Here we go. The kids were all great, Sawyer and Greta were my only kids performing in this concert, and Gunnar’s grade will perform in the spring concert.
Romeo was quite taken with her.
1.after 3 fun weeks of winter break, the backpacks came out again 2.my mode of transportation for a few days, my feet 3.library volunteer 4.new fun blog/business cards 5.she finally outgrew some 4T clothes 6.found this eucalyptus she snipped from my dining room arrangement sitting in my good crystal on her window sill 7.my very appropriate reading material for the long wait at the post office 8.lady in black 9.aaron’s sprained ankle from snowboarding 10.school clothes 11.car detailing in prep for selling 12.making videos 13.business taxes complete, now on to personal taxes 14.yummy dinner of rainbow pasta, chicken sausage and fresh broccoli 15.vintage floral 16.picking out school clothes the night before 17.and wearing them 18.he’s pretty proud to be compost captain this week at school 19.torture 20.lunch with my grandparents 21.preparing my favorite black bean salsa 22.homemade pizza night 23.with toppings 24.somebody is a fan 25.the game of life 26.my pirate/fishing boots 27.a very empty keychain after selling our yukon 28.more yummy black bean salsa 29.fondue present(thanks peter and heather!) 30.new keys to replace old ones 31.more torture 32.snacks for golden globe watching
I limit myself to going to Target once month, for the sheer reason that it’s impossible to spend less than $150 at one time there. So I figure if I only go once, I know for sure what I will spend. That is until I decide to take my entire family with me to Target. Yeah, we didn’t come in on budget, but we did get a lot of fun new stuff. And we kind of needed a back to school trip just for fun. The kids were bummed about school starting again. In fact, I overheard the boys one night talking to each other and the conversation went something like this:
Boy 1: I don’t want to go back to school.
Boy 2: Me neither.
Boy 1: You know what would be so cool?!
Boy 2: What? If Armageddon came when we were on winter break!!!
Yeah, see the less than ecstatic state my boys were in to return to school? Anyways, here’s our loot from our recent Target shopping trip, I will spare you the toothpaste, floss, cleaners, detergent, toilet paper items and just get to the fun stuff.
let’s start with Greta since she made out like a bandit. lalaloopsy dolls have taken over my entire house. so it’s only fitting to get them a house of their own, since the treehouse just wasn’t big enough for all of them.
She also got these two hoodies from the Harajuku Mini line.
Sawyer was intent on getting a lego set from their new dino line. He decided on this one.
and this one
Gunnar was intent on this lego set, but after 2 targets and one toys r us visit, we realized we had to order it online.
We also picked up this game the week before. We love the vintage wood editions.
And then this trip we picked up this one. The kids played in Mammoth with the iPad version nonstop, but we all know my weakness for the vintage wooden board game.
I found some cute stuff myself. I love my J Brand skinny jeans in a multitude of colors. But for wearing to the kids school, or just in case I may be messy or on a photo shoot, I picked up this cheap pair of colored pants. They are out of stock online, and come in a half dozen colors, so if you find them at your local target, stock up! And if you come across the purple pair or the green in a size 3, I’ll pay you back.
I plan on alternating these two cardigans with my plethora of colored skinnys.
Aaron was pretty stoked the day before that his Apple Nano had come while we were away. We owned a first generation iPod that somehow we still stored in our desk drawer. We received a notice a few weeks ago that they had recalled the first generations and that we would be sent a replacement. So he was pretty happy that he received the stainless steel one. And instead of 1G, they sent him an 8G.
When he got that notice his wheels were turning, and sure enough on our recent Target run he found what he was looking for. The wristband is pretty cool, and the nano has about a half dozen choices for a watch face.
There you have our Target run. And now you see the reason I normally do not take my family with me, but go alone. And also why I limit myself to once a month visits. Happy Target visits everyone! I actually have to go back there tomorrow, calm it down people, only to do a return. But I will check if they’ve restocked those pants fo’ sho. Also, I’ve been on the lookout for a Mrs. Meyers bar of soap, not the liquid pump style. Any idea where they sell the bars? It’s for a future DIY project.
Aren’t you proud I’ve been back to posting regularly? Phew. That was quite a break for me. So much to share. Oh, and did I mention we are car shopping too. Oy vey. Haven’t done this in 10 years. The last time we got a car I was preggo with Gunnar. But for the first time in our lives we decided on leasing instead of buying. After talking with a ton of people we have decided on the Honda Pilot. Now if only I could schedule my car detail around the exact day I will sell my car the world will be right again. You see, detailing my car and then having 3-6 little people in the car at any given moment kind of undoes the whole detailing effect. Fingers crossed people, fingers crossed.
1.aftermath of chili night, not bad 2. shoes i have been hiding from greta 3. she found them 4. beginning of our family playdate 5. miniature golfing 6. with Jane 7. go kart racing 8. korean market field trip 9. mini potatoes 10. crafting 11. korean dinner 12. wii dance 13. pedi 14. aaron came bearing gifts 15. muffins 16. blog post 17. lazy morning 18. popcorn for 6 kids 19. lentil soup 20. bath time 21. movie 22. i only went for toothpaste 23. dinner 24. greta’s hair 25. 9am greta face 26. sawyer/mama special date 27. he made a list 28. hot chocolate. check! 29. and bought his sister a present 30. babysitting 31. dinner 32. he enjoyed it immensely 33. new read aloud book for the boys 34. good morning 35. palisades 36. his and hers 37. fuse bead saturday night party 38. lots of fuse beads, i should be thankful it wasn’t a cross right? 39. Treasure Island 40. partying it up nye on the couch 41. lunch date 42. at The Lobster 43. with my parents 44. spiny lobster for this kid 45. Runyon Canyon 46. our brave hiking group 47. don’t let that smile fool you, hardest hike of my life 48. see that mountain ahead, yeah to get down you keep going on the other side of it 49. lots of rock climbing 50. some smiles at the top 51. still have to get down though 52. you don’t go to Sprinkles after your hikes?
Here’s the rest of the photos from the Ojai photo shoot they indulged me in back in November. This winter break has been extra fun. This morning Gunnar told me that this has been the best break ever. I kinda have to agree with him. Just the right balance of things to do and not do. Down time and fun time. We have been busy watching movies, so far we’ve seen Chipwrecked, Adventures of Tin Tin and We Bought a Zoo. We’ve been sleeping in and staying up late. We’ve had sleepovers and playdates. We’ve gone Go Kart racing and miniature golfing. We’ve seen our best friends extra. We’ve baked a lot. Entertained our friends with a chili and cornbread night. Played at the park. Visited the library. We’ve had our teeth cleaned. Had a couple days of winter camp at the rec center. Done lots of organizing and crafting. Shopped maybe just a little too much. And still on the agenda? 10 year check up. Ballet. Another playdate. Golf day with Papa. Special mama/Sawyer date. Straight hair for mama (seems long overdue if you ask me). And road trip!
While we were in Ojai we took advantage of the location and shot Romeo’s 10 month photos. Crazy that I was photographing Gunnar for his 10 year, and Romeo for his 10 month! And remember internet, I’m the younger sister! If you’d like to see more from Romeo’s photo shoot, head on over to my photo blog. While I’ve been on a break from this space I’ve been trying to update my photography site and get things current over there so head on over and take a peek of the rest of this boys’ adorableness.
I’m going to try to keep up with posting my Instagrams once a week while I take a break from this space. Instagram is like my little secret network. I absolutely love sharing my day with a small percentage compared with Facebook. When I do return to this space I have catching up to do. With things like homemade staff presents for our favorite people at the kids’ school, more Ojai photos, Romeo’s 10 month shoot, and other goodness. For now, my week in review.
1. 1.location for my last photo shoot 2. rainy day activity for a girly with a cold 3. he’s messy 4. dinner 5. new mousepad thanks to a school art fundraiser 6. thighs post pure barre 7. he was mesmerized at his cousin’s winter concert 8. party city line, what was i thinking?? 9. baking for one class party 10. and another 11. legos end up everywhere 12. decided to grow my bangs out 13. kindergarten gingerbread goodness 14. some lunch dates i need nothing else 15. last day of school celebration at yogurtland 16. snowflake crafting with the kids 17. decorating with our snowflakes 18. and some more 19. day one assembly handsomeness 20. modcloth dress ecstasy 21. day two handsomeness 22. family photo