Here are some of my favorite pictures from the month of November. Starting of course with the coolest princess birthday party we have ever been to.
Followed up with a shot of me on the job…
However, nothing out-does these next pictures. The next few pictures capture some of those moments that make this whole parenting gig worthwhile.
Somebody is pulling up. Just before his 7 month birthday. You are a rock star Mr. Man.
We got a membership to the zoo this year! It has been a few years now since we have had a membership…so our first day back we took it slow and enjoyed a only few exhibits. The best part about having a pass is not feeling the need to “fit it all in”. We only spent a couple hours there today…but watching the kids explore and wonder at the animals was perfect. We can’t wait to come back more in 2015!
Daniel and I have had a hankering to go out hiking more with our kids. Some perfectly sunny days this week and last week led to two very fun little adventures.
To the water tower behind our house:
Around Poway Lake:
(some random bananas we found on the trail)
The kids did so great on both! I hope we have more hikes in our future!
You will never guess who became a Daisy Girl Scout this year.
Ironing patches on a vest….gave me plenty of flashbacks.
I just hope she loves Girl Scouts as much as I did!
We officially call you that now, Bash, and you seem to like it. But it is hard to say with you because you are such an easy-going little guy.
Bash, you are 3 today. You never hit your terrible 2’s. (Although you DID refuse to wear your Halloween costume this year). For the most part you are easy-going. You are hilariously funny, silly and goofy, generous, thoughtful, sweet, and just a ball of fun. You bring so much joy into our family. I often think about how many tears fell while we waited for you, how many prayers were said asking for you. Now knowing you and having you in our family, well Sebastian, I would do it all again to get you. You are a joy and a delight and you bring the perfect balance of everything to our family. We are so glad you are here. We are so glad you are 3.
You have all sorts of funny sayings that keep us laughing all day long. I keep asking you to stop growing and you look at me seriously and say, “NO. Me grow UP.”
One of my favorite sayings you have is “Oh yeah.” For example yesterday we walked by kale in the grocery store and you said, “Mama, what that?” “Kale”, I said. You laugh out loud with a little giggle and say, “Oh….yeah.” It is too cute. Even a stranger in the store laughed out loud when she heard you say it.
You do all sorts of things like that, but I think your best trait is that you are just the happiest little person I have ever met. I pray to have joy for life like you have….you have joy about EVERYTHING. It is beautiful, it is contagious, it is a gift, and I pray you never loose that joy Sebastian.
We celebrated you twice this year…once at Grandma’s with your cousins and once at home with our neighbors on your actual birthday. You love people and so you were more than happy to celebrate it twice.
Happy 3rd Birthday Bash! We love you so much!