Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer's Over, Kinda

16 months and getting bigger and smarter everyday. It's crazy….I mean CRAZY how fast time has gone. So many people I know have recently had babies and as soon as you hold them, you realize how big your little guy really is. I will say that the first year is amazing but everyday it gets more fun than the next. Sawyer is so busy discovering everything, he literally gasps in excitement about the simplest things. A train passing by, a plane overhead, the dog across the street or the duck in the parking lot. (Yeah our Ralph's has a local flock, its super cute) Being able to stay at home with him, gives me the chance to really get out and explore our area. Parks, Libraries, Beaches. There really is so much to do, and a lot that is FREE. That's the best part. We do have a yearly pass to the Botanical Gardens. One of Sawyer's Favorite places. (check pic below) It offers so much from story time to fall festivals it really is the perfect toddler spot. Sawyer has put some miles on his belt and a stamp in his passport, we traveled to Cabo and Lake Tahoe for weddings. He also visited with lots of his little friends and got quality time with his family. The Summer of 2014 was good to us. Now we have started music class and continue to explore. Till next time.  xoxo 

Botanical Gardens- a regular hang out spot for us

Concerts in the park

Jamming with Grandpa

All the fun sometimes ends with a bruises and bumps

Hanging with Auntie Chirstine

Zoomars Petting Zoo

First Lollipop! 

Children's Discovery Museum in La Quinta

Cousin Justin out for a visit

Happy Birthday Lily! 

He took right too it! Imagine that

A little one on one time with his girl Maci

Taylor and Sawyer at the waterfront park in Downtown San Diego


These moments don't happen as often as they used too. Cherish them

Activity boxes

Story time at the Library

Lake Tahoe

Dana point Baby Beach with Theo

Del Mar Beach with Addy and Elle

Auntie Hil and Maci beach day in San Clemente

You can always find a way to stay connected. FaceTime with Uncle Lucas

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Everyday Inspiration

After searching Pinterest for the Umteenth time I came upon a post that led me to, and that they did. The post reminded me that some of the best photographs come from the simple, every day pleasures of life. So today I picked up my camera and snapped away during playtime! Capturing these moments make me remember why I love to take photos and inspire me for the next shoot.

xo jenn

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Where have you been? Don't ask, I have a TODDLER.

So I fell off the radar if you didn't notice. Been busy chasing after this thing I now call a TODDLER.
What is that? Everyone always said that the adventure began when they started walking, and boy were they right. This kid is definitely giving me a run for my money. From the living room, down the hallway, into the bedroom and back we go. Then outside to the water table, in the car, and loop around the neighborhood, then it's time to eat and then so on and so on and so on. Kinda missing my baby right about now… but in case your wondering, there are no plans for number 2 anytime soon. I will say though that this stage is a whole lot of fun. Beyond the back and fourth, Sawyer is a bowl full of laughs and smiles. Trying to communicate like crazy and pointing to everything humanly possible. He understands exactly what we are saying and is starting to talk more. Boat, Dog, Duck, Ball and of course Mama and Dada. It's so amazing to watch him think about it and then try and say things. From Aquariums to pools, the safari park and splash pads, parties, family in town and more we have definitely kept busy. Here are a few moments captured from our adventures.

         Just call him Mr. Pointer, this was from his first visit to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.

                                 Pool days are a must, with all these hot days. He loves it.
                                                        Doing his best Tai Chi move!
                                           Hanging with Dino at the Botanical Gardens
                        Fists bumps to his buddy Quinn! Will miss ya buddy. Have fun in LA.
                                                                       Yup he's mine.
             First time in a bouncy house and the day he decided that crawling was a thing of the past.
                                                   Learning to eat with a Fork!
                                                          Drums with Grandma!
                               His new backpack that Daddy brought home from Vietnam!

                                                                     Beach Days
                                         Auntie Shannon and Sawyer are the best of buds!
                                         Pretty much how he wakes up every morning!
                       So much fun with Grandma at the Safari Park.

                                                First time at the San Diego County Fair was awesome!

 Who ever came up with the idea of a splash pad is a genius. So much fun.

                      Nakie time!

                        Love these moments. I'll take them while he still is willing to give them.
 So many 1st birthday Parties, so little time.
 Now 13 months Sawyer finally went to his 1 year wellness check and he is healthy as can be, minus the bug bites you might notice on his face. Thankfully they have since gone down.
He has tripled his weight since he was born. Weighing almost 22lbs and is 31 inches long.

Till the next post