Booyakasha!

Aug
5
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Has your little one ever liked a character or toy that you did not think was all that cute or cool? HA! If you answered "no never!" to that, then wow I salute you! So far, our (as in our little dude's) mini obsession has been with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). And let's admit it, most hardcore boy-toys are on the lower end of the cute spectrum. TMNT included.

Our Life Photographed: More of Summer

Aug
1
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This summer we've enjoyed a month of summer school (we tried a parent-participation program so I got to watch S interact with other people and explore the outdoors), we've done some crafting at home including our DIY puzzle, Kiwi Crate projects, flag-making for July 4th decorations and making our very own book. We've devoured a lot of summer fruits including berries, peaches and watermelon (S and his daddy's favorite!), and we even squeezed fresh OJ from oranges in our backyard.

Capturing Siblinghood

Jul
23
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Even though all siblings fight and most days involve parents wanting to pull their hair out because of all the screaming, pushing and none-sharing, these tender moments that reflect the unconditional love that only siblings share make it all worthwhile. I can't imagine my life without my little sister. She is and will always be the person I want to run to with gossip or for advice. I want to tell her everything all the time and all my favorite memories of childhood involve my little sister. Life is just better when you have that forever companionship.

Mama-On-The-Go!

Jul
14
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This summer has been super busy thus far with the summer classes, water play and park play-dates. I now understand the necessity of constant sun-block lotion application and I also know why most toddlers and kids become dark-skinned over the summer no matter how you try to avoid it. With all this outdoor play, this mama has realized that usual outfits don't really work and aren't very practical. There is mud, sand and dirt at the summer school, there is mud, sand and dirt at parks. Flats get so dirty and sandals mean I go home with dusty feet.

ChitterChatter: Watching TV Ain't All That Bad.

Jul
8
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I admit I was one of those moms who was very careful about my kid watching TV at a young age. But now that the little guy is four, all the careful rules are a lot more relaxed. And maybe because of where we are now, it makes me wonder if all those restrictions were necessary. I wonder if we did it all over again, I'd do things in exactly the same way. I know a lot of parents are a lot more relaxed when the second (third, fourth etc.) kid comes along.

Baking To The Rescue!

Jul
2
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Ok, is anyone else out there feeling like this summer break is going to be a long one already? It's been way too hot to play outside and we're running out of inside activities to do! Don't get me wrong, I love my little guy's company, but I feel so bad when he looks bored. We can only play hide and seek and whatever toys he has for so long. Most days we play, we read, we practice writing, we play some more, we watch some tv, we draw and then we wonder what else there is to do. It's time to create some magic in the kitchen! I love the idea of baking, key word being IDEA.

Party Backdrops

Jun
26
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It's always fun to create a photo area for some cute pictures at a party. Whether it's a backdrop for the delicious display of food or a background for snapping pictures of (or with) guests. Here are some lovely inspirations from around the web, maybe some of these will even inspire you pick a party theme or two.

Our Life Photographed: Beginning of Summer

Jun
24
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S's first year of preschool ended on a high note with his parents and aunt visiting from Japan. They picked him up from school and visited his classroom on his last day. And the week they were here, we were busy entertaining making trips to Brentwood, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Napa Valley. The little guy loves having guests in the house because every morning he wakes up and he has a house full of people to play with. He sure kept everyone very occupied! The house is so much quieter now, but we've had so much fun and we've done so much already we're appreciating the quiet time.

Summer Lovin'

Jun
12
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Summertime means spending a lot of time with loved ones and a lot of time outside! Here are some of my latest summer favorites. They can be just for fun, for throwing a summer backyard party or for a day at the beach. One more week of school before it's officially summer break for our little guy!

Feeling Fruity

Jun
9
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