Tuesday, August 26, 2008


some of our summer vaca-bliss was an awesome trip to pismo with kirby's side-o-the family. kirby's mom treated us and kirby's brother and his wife to a long weekend at a beach house. it was pretty great. we discovered that there is no stopping hero's ability to get completely filthy. we also discovered it is pretty difficult to sleep all of us in a king sized bed... this makes for aggravating middle of the night moments, but really funny following morning moments.

here is an example.
one night after a good hour and a half of hero crying because i was feeding mary but she wanted to snuggle me, i finally settled down with her to cuddle and as i was scratching her back, i reached me hand into the top of diaper to scratch her lower back and put my finger in a poo. a moment like this provides lots of good reasons to freak out... 1) it was 4:30 in the morning and 2) i just put my hand in poop...in a pitch black room, in a bed full of people, at 4:30 in the morning 3) my daughter hasn't pooped in the middle of the night since she was a month old. whats wrong with her!? i get out of bed to wash off, kirby flips on the lights to change her. hero laughs. mary wakes up. mary cries. we all cry... almost.

pretty funny the next morning, not really funny then. well, kinda funny then.

anyway, we had such a great time with each other. lots of new memories were made and lots of good stuff happened.

and lots of sweet stuff happened... like this "i'm going to show you the world, my little one" moment.

mary has started the finger-suck. pretty cutie if you ask her momma.

hero kept stretching out over the expanse of her sand holes. as if to say, "this here is my sand hole, no on else is allowed inside."

of course, brilliant mom didn't think that central coast beaches get cold. this was the best we could do one evening. she thought it was pretty awesome, though.

sandy baby.

she sat perched in a sand hole most of the time. good vantage point, i guess.

wet jeans + sand hole= most sandy butt ever.

sweet baby girl with g-ma fike.

at avila beach for the farmers market...

this is kirby's cracking up face. i love when this happens. i just had to put it up cause i think its so cute.



  1. Nice to see some updates and awesome photos to match! You are an amazing blogger! Also, Kirby's cracking up face rules. I can't believe how grown up the girls look!

  2. you went to pismo we are so close by. your kids are so cute by the way.

  3. Fun fun fun. I hope you went to Splash (that fish and chips place) like I told you to!


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