Monday, May 23, 2011

New Week

I'm happy this marks the start of a new week. Last week was a rough one for me health wise. Being a mom of 3 little ones and also being sick is rough. I'm feeling better today and am so grateful. I think my family is too!
The sunlight in our home this morning was so pretty.
The flowers on our kitchen counter made me instantly feel better and then there's my Lily. How cute is she? Gosh, I love her. Her name suits her so well, doesn't it? I have countless photos of her on our front porch but truthfully that is her favorite place to be. She would stand there all day if I let her. I think it gives her a sense of freedom. Oh, and have I mentioned her very favorite thing to say? It's, "mama". She sounds like a broken record all day but I still love it.
Lily, you're adorable.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Palos Verdes will always be "home" for me. Growing up there, I took its beauty for granted. I never realized what a unique and amazing place it was to live until I left for college. Since we don't live too far from there now, it is always so fun for me to take Jon and my girls with me and to show them all of my favorite spots. Elle was so cute and as she was looking out over the cliffs she said, "Mama, I love it here because this is where you were a little girl." I couldn't have said it better myself.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

She's a Keeper

I went in to the backyard to find Gwen just like this. She was very serious. I asked her what she was doing. I had to ask her 3 times before she heard me or even realized I was standing in front of her. She looked at me and said, "mom. i am watching barbie mermaid. shhh."
I have movies on my phone and her #1 favorite is the Barbie one. Why the swim cap and goggles on dry land, you ask? I asked too.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Her reply, "mom. how else can I see underwater?"
Apparently she was not watching Mermaid Barbie. She WAS Mermaid Barbie.