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.

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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˜‰

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Happy Halloween!

 

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

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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

… and a happy new year!

But first a little Christmas recap…

So, everyone chose to gather here in California for Christmas… I guess the sunshine, warm weather and sandy beaches won out over snowy, cold mountains this year…Β  I am once again so thankful that despite yet another relocation, we were able to spend Christmas together with Nani, Popi, my brother and sister-in-law and the kids (“Ca” and “Eee” as Lincoln calls them).

We had our big dinner on Christmas Eve, and Lincoln dressed accordingly for our oh so fancy evening…

I was pretty obsessed with his little bowtie...

I was pretty obsessed with his little bow tie…

squinty eyes are a signature feature of the Lincoln smile...

squinty eyes are a signature feature of the Lincoln smile…

rarely captured on camera! Mom, Dad and child...

rarely captured on camera! Mom, Dad and child…

Nani, Popi, and three silly boys

Nani, Popi, and three silly boys

Of course Lincoln chose to sleep in on Christmas morning… The poor guy has five teeth coming in simultaneously and has had quite a few rough nights lately, which often lead to late awakenings…

But as soon as he was up, the present opening began (his two cousins waited very patiently for him to get up- not an easy task for a 6 and 7 year old!)

reading up on our new city…

After presents, we hopped in the car and drove down to Malibu to play at the beach.Β  It took Lincoln awhile, but once he warmed up to playing in/near the ocean, I could hardly tear him away.

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And now we begin a new year… {and a new look for the blog… I’m still tinkering with it…}
I imagine that by the end of this year, my little Lincoln will be a walking, talking, running, jumping little boy, without a trace of baby in sight… Lately he has just been picking up new words and left and right.Β  Although many of them are currently only decipherable by me (and sometimes husband), he is desperately trying to say everything.Β  It is quite amazing to witness.

I am also hoping to do some serious exploring in this new city we are calling home…Β  I’ve got the local parks down and we’ve seen a few sights (Santa Monica Pier and the promenade, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Disneyland- although Lincoln only lasted a few hours before a nap was a serious necessity), but I know there is A LOT more to see.

Happy 2014!

Easter weekend

We had a lovely Easter weekend. It was so nice for Nani & Popi to visit and spend time with Lincoln. Every morning we came downstairs, he was just delighted to see someone waiting to say hello.

A few pictures from the weekend…

I was obsessed with this outfit... thanks again to my cousin Natalie for the adorable onesie!

I was obsessed with this outfit… thanks again to my cousin Natalie for the adorable onesie!

Lincoln is officially in love with Nani

Lincoln is officially in love with Nani

after brunch and an outfit change, it was time to check out some Easter gifts...

after brunch and an outfit change, it was time to check out some Easter gifts…

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of course the tissue paper was a big hit... possibly more exciting than the actual gifts

of course the tissue paper was a big hit… possibly more exciting than the actual gifts

sweet little boy

and I have to include this cute picture of Riley dog... he was exhausted after the weekend

and I have to include this cute picture of Riley dog…