Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

I am so blessed to have a wonderful father. He is such a generous and kind dad and I love him so much. He loves my kids and spoils them. It was fun to be able to see him this year so close to fathers day.

I am also lucky to be married to an amazing man. Most of the time I don't think I deserve him. He is an amazing husband and father and I love him so much.

Girls trip

Last year we started the tradition of having a annual Glen Ivy trip with our friends around mothers day. We figure it is a great mothers day gift to ourselves. This year not as many people could make it but we still had just as much fun. It is amazing how a day filled with laying by the pool, doing mudd treatments, reading gossip magazines, and talking can go by so fast. It is a much needed day and gets us rejuvenated to go bad to the grind of motherhood....but this year we decided that instead of once a year maybe we should do it twice a year.

Jen, Amber and Stephanie
Jen, Amber, Stephanie, and Me getting our mudd on

Friday, July 16, 2010

Picking Strawberries in Carlsbad

One fun thing we have done this summer is to pick strawberries in the Carlsbad fields. The kids loved it...running about the patch barefoot eating as many strawberries they put in the bucket

Toy Story

We were so excited to take the boys to see Toy Story 3 at the "Big Movie" as the kids say. They are die hard toy story fans. I bet they watch it on average 4 to 5 times a week (yes I am a good mother and park my kids in front of the TV to get some peace and quite) They boys dressed up in there Halloween costumes for the big event..they loved every minute of it. At the end of the movie Caden started crying, not because it was sad but he wanted to watch it again.

Big Brothers

I was a little nervous how the boys would be around Olivia. My boys are a little crazy and I thought it could be a little scary...but they have been so cute with her. Jake always wants to hold her and sometimes he just sits next to her and stares at her. Caden always asks if he can pet baby olivia. It is so fun to see how the interact with her...they are good big brothers.

Olivia Frances Sim

I am so lucky to have an awesome talented friend that took some pictures of Olivia. This is the first time that I have had professional pictures taken of any of my kids. I love how they turned out. Here are a few of the pictures.

Out Numbered

So in May kids have finally outnumbered adults in our household. On May 20th we had our precious baby girl Olivia. She weighed 8 lbs 8oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. It was a scheduled c-section so no surprises. Everything went great with the delivery and we were so excited to finally get our girl.

Here I am getting ready to go into the hospital for my c-section. I was a little sad that I wasn't going into "Hotel Hoag" with the famous spritzers, but this hospital in Encinitas had some pretty good perks. Every night they had a lady that went around and gave foot massages which were to die for, because it is a baby friendly hospital we didn't get the typical diaper bag gift but they sent us home with an awesome spa gift set with a plush robe and body wash.
Here we are just after the c-section
I am so excited to finally have my little girl here to spoil.
Here is the boys visiting mom and baby at the hospital. Baby Olivia gave the boys some new presents that they were so excited about.
My little angel....I love this girl