My beach birthday!

July 5, 2015

NIt looks like we have a new tradition!  When I was a little girl we often went to the river or lake around my birthday.  My birthday falls very near the 4th of July so it makes total sense to spend the day on the water.  Last year we took Liam to the beach for the first time and he wasn't a huge all!  Last year it was 93 and the hottest day of the year!

We decided to go in the morning so it wouldn't be so hot and it was a great idea!

This year we went to the Puget Sound on my birthday and Liam loved the water!  We had fun digging with sea shells we found on the beach, we waded in the sound a bit, we chased the crows and the seagulls, and we splashed in a little stream.  It's so much fun to watch his little eyes discover something new!  

I was pretty sore on my birthday from a bit of an RA flare but we still had a lovely time going to the beach, having some yummy pizza, a bit of shopping, a much needed nap, and our most frequented Mexican restaurant.

Family Vacation!

July 5, 2015

On our way to the airport, healthy lunch in tow

He's not thrilled about being in his car seat while on the plane

After nearly an hour of trying to calm him down he finally fell asleep, we were both in was a miserable flight!

And then he slept through the Las Vegas airport

When putting the pacifier in your mouth keeps him from crying, you put the paci in your mouth

I don't have a perfect body, but this little boy doesn't care one bit!

He had a great time swimming while on vacation

He was so excited to 'jump' in the water, so trusting that we were going to catch him

That was the face we saw when he 'jumped'

Our excursion while on vacation, it was 10am and already nearly 90.  Our trusty Tula kept us moving though

Hanging out with Daddy since it was starting to get hot

Talking to 'grandpa'

He's not nearly as thrilled as I am about the Children's museum

My oldest nephew wearing the youngest's too cute!

'Swimming' on his tummy

Playing with his cousin who is just 3 months older than him.

Just a little family photo

Children's museum

More fun in the pool

A little nap on Daddy

Getting ready to go hom

Our trusty Tula kept my little bug nice and close in a very busy airport

Our flight from Vegas to home was much much better than our flight to Vegas.      

Every other year my parents take all of us on vacation.  This year we went to Utah.  Utah is pretty much a desert and in the month of's really hot!  We had a lovely time, even if our little bug didn't sleep much.  Here are some photos of our trip!

Facebook no more

July 3, 2015

I decided to give up Facebook.  I've been part of Facebook for 8 years and it's become a time vampire for me.  I can't seem to put my phone down nor can I go very long without checking Facebook...not to mention the buy/sell/trade boards for baby wearing are ridiculously addicting.  So I traded my last wrap for Liam and got through the transaction and then I deactivated my account.

It's time to go back to living my life in person rather than at a distance.  It's been 2 days since I gave up Facebook and the time I would've spent on Facebook I've been spending playing with Liam, picking up, cleaning, and actually reading a real live book.

So for now...goodbye Facebook!  Thanks for the community, but it's time to have a community of people that I can actually meet face to face :)

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