a San Diego weekend

A few weeks ago husband and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary.
We were able to get away for a very quick weekend to San Diego, with Lincoln in tow.  Here are a few pictures from our trip…

silly boy, ready for our mini-road trip

silly boy, ready for our mini-road trip

Lincoln's favorite part of the trip... a model train museum!

Lincoln’s favorite part of the trip… a model train museum!

of course, we had to stop and check out the train table...

of course, we had to stop and check out the train table…

shoulder rides with Dad in Balboa Park

shoulder rides with Dad in Balboa Park

Lincoln & Mama

Lincoln & Mama

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obviously, he had to wade in this giant fountain

Lincoln got his first taste of lemonade... I'm pretty sure he liked it...

Lincoln got his first taste of lemonade and I’m pretty sure he liked it…

Ocean!

Ocean!

so much fun getting wet and messy on the beach...

so much fun getting wet and messy on the beach…

sound asleep on the drive home... I think he had a good time :)

sound asleep on the drive home… I think he had a good time 🙂

 

another great trip

We had an amazing time in Bend last weekend.
Please enjoy some pictures of Lincoln 🙂

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running... luckily this happened before the game began

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running… luckily this happened before the game began

watching the game and swinging with Nani...

watching the game and swinging with Nani…

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband's playoff beard going strong)

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband’s playoff beard going strong)

and some group shots...

and some group shots… Lincoln’s face cracks me up

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cousin love

cousin love

abandoning the blog?

I have to confess I’ve been having trouble finding time to post lately. Clearly this is evident in the fact that it’s been about two weeks since I last wrote.

In that time, Lincoln has fully recovered from his stomach virus. Of course despite all of the hand washing, continuous laundry and other miscellaneous cleaning, husband and I both caught a bit of the bug. Luckily it was a much milder case for both of us– nothing at all like what Lincoln had.

Anyway, since then, we’ve been able to resume our usual outings to music class and ‘mommy & me’ meet ups. It’s also been extremely warm here, in the 80s everyday, so Lincoln and I have been spending a lot of time at the park.

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This is from last weekend when Dad joined us at the park 🙂

We are now off to Bend to visit family there. Our two nephews are playing t-ball this year and we are going down to see one of their games.

This does means another 6+ hour car ride with Lincoln. The good news is since we switched him into a convertible car seat, he seems to do much, much better in the car. He is still (obviously) rear-facing, but the new seat allows him to see out the windows and I think it’s just more comfortable. Hopefully I can distract him with snacks and books… and I am hoping for a nice long nap!

Of course I waited until this morning to frantically pack. While I got things together, Lincoln did this…

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(that’s an entire roll of toilet paper that has been unrolled in case you can’t tell)

So, I am not abandoning my blog, but as spring turns to summer and the nice weather continues, posts may become a bit more sporadic.

Have a nice weekend!

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on the road!

7th birthday weekend

It was a great weekend in Bend.  I cannot believe our little nephew is seven years old!  Yikes!  I am totally terrified that I am going to blink my eyes and little Lincoln is going to be seven years old.  Ugh.

For now, I’ll just try to slow down and enjoy each moment… especially the wonderful moments when our whole family is together…

we started the weekend celebrating our nephew's birthday with some bowling...

we started the weekend celebrating our nephew’s birthday with some bowling…

there was a small injury... a pinched finger... but a quick kiss and all was well

there was a small injury… a pinched finger… but a quick kiss and all was well

time for some presents and a sweet card...

time for some presents and a sweet card…

these boys are pretty cute...

these boys are pretty cute…

and of course there were some cupcakes...

and of course there were some cupcakes…

the next day, to husband's delight, we went to IHOP for breakfast

the next day, to husband’s delight, we went to IHOP for breakfast

Nani toted Lincoln around when he got sick of the high chair...

Nani toted Lincoln around when he got sick of the high chair…

Of course Lincoln decided to take a nice long nap during our nephew’s birthday party, but husband was there and took some pictures…

this just looks like mania

this just looks like mania…

the big entertainment at the party was the "reptile man" with all sorts of lizards and snakes...

the big entertainment at the party was the “reptile man” with all sorts of lizards and snakes…

it looks like Popi really enjoyed holding that snake...

it looks like Popi really enjoyed holding that snake…

And sadly, the weekend was over quickly.  I was very proud of Lincoln… six hours in the car each way and he did a great job…

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