Sunday, January 25, 2015

Family Portrait

Here is Lydia's family portrait, created with bathtub crayons.  We are all in there!  The circles above us are toys.  Megan


Lydia started soccer today!!! My soccer mom dreams are coming true. The only girl on her team.  Megan

Friday, January 23, 2015

Being Flexible

Jack is going through the often difficult transition from two to one nap a day.  I'm trying my best to be flexible, something I struggled with when Lydia went through similar changes.  So yesterday when Jack started crying, instead of napping, I threw everyone in the car and headed a hour out of town to Bates Nut Farm.  We made a pleasant day out of a frustrating situation.  Jack took a little cat nap in the car.  Both kids enjoyed feeding the animals.  We spent almost three hours outside enjoying the day.  Megan

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jack's Photo Shoot

Here's one of my favorite photos of Jack, captured today while tinkering with camera.  I love that he has his dad's chin dimple.  Megan

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Good Day

I haven't posted much in the past week because it has been a bit of a rough one.  Painful teething and difficulty napping plagued Jack.  Everything Lydia was able to do that he could not angered him.  My mantra was "just keep going."  And it seems like we are now turning a corner.  Today was a gorgeous seventy degree day.  Both kids were a pleasure to be around and they enjoyed each other.  Today was a much needed and loved "good day."  Megan

Friday, January 9, 2015


The My Little Pony hair was found hiding under sofa.  I am greatly relieved to not have to make another ER trip.  Jack is relieved to not undergo his first enema. Megan


Alright, so I'm going to be positive about San Diego in this post.  Instead of lemonade stands, a child in my neighborhood sells bags of citrus that grow in her backyard.  Now that is cute!  Here are the tangelos and blood oranges we purchased today for $5.  As far as my three fruit trees?  After a fruitful first harvest, my favorite lemon tree sadly died.  I have no idea why.  My clementine tree took awhile to get going, but had a delicious first harvest just a few months ago.  My guava tree is going great guns with its second harvest now.  However, I still have no idea how to cook/eat guavas.  Megan