three months! and four months!

Months three and four have flown by!

three months!

three months!

Blog 1

Blog 2

happy little guy

and... happy four months!

and… happy four months!

loves gnawing on his toes

loves gnawing on his toes

so, I took the pictures while Lincoln was at school... He came home and insisted that we take a few more so that he could be in them too :)

so, I took the pictures while Lincoln was at school… He came home and insisted that we take a few more so that he could be in them too πŸ™‚

I’m three!

Lincoln had a big birthday a few weeks ago- three years old!
It’s hard to believe my “baby” is already 3.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

I have clearly done a terrible job of sharing any recent photos/stories…
I blame pregnancy πŸ™‚

But, here are some pictures from the last few months.
(And soon, I will have pictures to share of baby #2!)

Going all the way back to Easter...

Going all the way back to Easter…

He was pretty excited to see Snoopy, the Easter Beagle

He was pretty excited to see Snoopy, the Easter Beagle

Another weekend, we took a tour of a local farm... where I fell in love with these baby pigs...

Another weekend, we took a tour of a local farm… where I fell in love with these baby pigs…

They were SO cute.

They were SO cute.

We visited a fire station, which Lincoln LOVED.

We visited a fire station, which Lincoln LOVED.

A random day, cooking with me at home...

A random day, cooking with me at home…

From the big birthday celebration!

From the big birthday celebration!

Lincoln and his cousins on a train ride at the party

Lincoln and his cousins on a train ride at the party

We also went to a Dodgers game and had amazing seats in a box... I loved how Lincoln just dove right in and helped himself to some snacks :)

We also went to a Dodgers game and had amazing seats in a box… I loved how Lincoln just dove right in and helped himself to some snacks πŸ™‚

Watching the action...

Watching the pregame action…

Lincoln & Dad :)

Lincoln & Dad πŸ™‚

Happy Halloween!

Lincoln has requested to dress up as a buffalo for Halloween this year
(so random) and somehow I have pulled together a costume.
I promise to share some pictures of our creation next week.

Until then, here’s Lincoln checking out our jack o’lantern. He kept whispering to the pumpkin, “I wish you had a bed to sleep in, pumpkin.” My silly boy…

Lincoln's 1st carved pumpkin... created with some assistance by mama πŸ˜‰

Lincoln’s 1st carved pumpkin… created with some assistance by mama πŸ˜‰

image

Happy Halloween!

 

Yes, we are still here!

Oh, hello there!Β  So, the blog was unintentionally on a 3 month hiatus.Β  Nothing big and crazy has been happening here… I guess I just fell out of the habit of posting.

I’ve continued to share pictures and snippets of our life on Instagram.Β  It’s just so easy to snap a quick photo, write a few sentences and post.Β  But, I’ve been wanting to get back to writing here, maybe sharing some recipes and goodies I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen and more on our adventures around Los Angeles.

Over the weekend we went to the pumpkin patch.Β  It was fun being back again.Β  The pumpkin patch was one of our first excursions when we arrived here last fall.

I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as I did last time, but here are a few.
(side note: I mentioned last year that there was a paparazzi pen at this pumpkin patch- apparently it’s where all the celebs go.Β  Today, I stumbled upon this article- Only in L.A. Sadly, we did not spot J.Lo, Jessica Alba or any other noteworthy celebrities during our visit- although to be honest, I was too busy chasing around a 2 year old to do much people watching πŸ˜‰ )

This was Lincoln's face after waiting for about 30 minutes for a pony ride...

This was Lincoln’s face after waiting for about 30 minutes for a pony ride…

At last!  A ride on Tucker the pony!

At last! A ride on Tucker the pony.

Lincoln & Dad

Lincoln & Dad

And after the pumpkin patch, Lincoln ran around in a nearby park

And after the pumpkin patch, Lincoln ran around in a nearby park

birthday celebration, round two

We spent the long weekend in Bend celebrating Lincoln’s birthday- and husband’s birthday!

Here is a boatload of pictures…

He loves Nani... and that lawn mower!

He loves Nani… and that lawn mower!

Blog 2

starting his hockey training early

starting his hockey training early

Lincoln was delighted to open more presents!

Lincoln was delighted to open more presents!

a new puzzle

a new puzzle

attempting to spray Popi with the water hose

attempting to spray Popi with the water hose

we spent an afternoon at the local pool...

we spent an afternoon at the local pool…

then, more cupcake and singing, "Happy Birthday!"

then, more cupcakes and singing, “Happy Birthday!”

husband got a cupcake too...

husband got a cupcake too…

a beautiful hike by the river

a beautiful hike by the river

piggy-back rides with his cousins...

piggy-back rides with his cousins…

Lincoln & Connor

Lincoln & Connor

Lincoln and Connor and Andrew... so sweet seeing these boys together

Lincoln and Connor and Andrew… so sweet seeing these boys together

two years old!

Well, my sweet baby boy is officially two years old.

We had a low key celebration at home on his birthday Monday, with a few presents, cupcakes and balloons.

Tomorrow we are heading to Oregon to celebrate with the rest of our family.Β  Here are just a few pictures from his special day.

the birthday boy!

the birthday boy!

Blog 3

Someone could not wait for his cupcakes...

Someone could not wait for his cupcakes…

Presents!

Presents!

a pants-less reenactment of blowing out the candles

a pants-less reenactment of blowing out the candles

Happy Birthday Lincoln!

my chatty toddler

I know I have been seriously neglecting this blog.Β  I truly do not know how all of those mommy bloggers out there have time to write daily posts… or how they maintain lives that are interesting enough to write about that often πŸ™‚Β  Lincoln and I are always on the go, but it’s typically to Whole Foods, the post office or the dry cleaner.Β  I don’t think those day-to-day errands warrant any blog entries.

So, while I don’t have any fabulous recent adventures to tell you about, I can share some funny things Lincoln has said recently.Β  He is very verbal these days, and I love hearing all of his thoughts…

– On the airplane back from a recent trip to Bend, OR, the flight attendant asked Lincoln if he would like anything to drink.
He asked for a La Croix. (Apparently, my obsession has rubbed off.)

– Instead of wishing me a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, Lincoln said, “Happy Easter Day!”

-One day while Lincoln was napping, I was sitting in the room with him, snacking on a bag of cashews.Β  Upon waking up, Lincoln saw the bag and very quietly, but very eagerly whispered, “Nuts… Cashews… Yes!”

-Reciting the words to “Looby Loo” (very similar to the “Hokey Pokey”)… Instead of saying, “I give my hand a shake, shake, shake,” quickly, Lincoln very slowly says, “I give my hand a shake, a shake, a shake…”

-We’ve been doing some counting recently, and Lincoln’s 1-10 usually goes like this, “One, two, three, four, nine, ten!”

-Every time we talk about walking outside or are about to go out, he always reminds me, “Do not step on any bees!”

DSC_5229

My silly (almost 2 year old!!) boy

 

Easter Hunt!

Last weekend, Lincoln went to his first two Easter egg hunts.
He called them “Easter Hunts” – no eggs mentioned… it was pretty adorable, and he had a great time.

the 1st hunt was at Knott's Berry Farm...

the 1st hunt was at Knott’s Berry Farm…

Checking out Charlie Brown & Snoopy… from a safe distance

Blog 3

Lincoln in a lovely Easter bonnet at another Easter Egg Hunt...

Lincoln in a lovely Easter bonnet at another Easter Egg Hunt…

Lincoln and the lovely hostess on a wagon ride...

Lincoln and the sweet hostess on a wagon ride…

before the Easter Egg Hunt began, Lincoln spent some time mowing the lawn

before the Easter Egg Hunt began, Lincoln spent some time mowing the lawn

All in all, a very successful Easter weekend

All in all, a very successful Easter weekend