Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last Legoland

We made a last trip to Legoland with a school friend and her mom.  We hit the water park and the aquarium and just a couple rides. Lots of fun to go with a friend!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Doll Reversible Sundress and Diapers

Sienna recently inherited a doll stroller (loves!) and a naked cabbage patch doll. So, the other day when I asked myself (outloud) what I could be doing to be productive, I found some free baby doll clothes patterns and I whipped up some clothes for it.

Reversible sun dress (free doll clothes pattern)

Doll diaper pattern (used previously)

Both patterns are super easy.

Cut 2 on fold. Sew right sides together.  Turn. Press. Top stitch. Add velcro. Done.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

1-2-3: Disney

We are back at Disneyland! I think these 1-2-3 pics say a lot about each of my kids.

Dinosaurs, Angry Birds and Disney... Maggie's favorite things all in one place.

Anyone who's ever met Dalton... particularly strangers.... know this behavior. He is beginning to go beyond friendly and adorable into annoying. We need to work on that.

This picture is hilarious. Sienna isn't the least bit afraid of the characters, even this fairly freaky-looking one. She does love the Monster's shows though.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Princess Beep

This girl loves a good crown.

Only 7

Maggie tried to save her popsicle. She claims she actually didn't know popsicles melted.  I guess she's only 7 after all. (picture was after we froze it again)

Happy Birthday, John!

With a boatride the weekend before and Disneyland passes the weekend after, we didn't do much on the day of to celebrate John's birthday.  He had a black and white birthday cookie, though!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kid-Free Adventures of Beep

With Margaret and Dalton at camp last week, Sienna had me all to herself! Here's what she did.

Took a 5 hour nap.

Played at the park with Mommy.

Her friend came over - twice - and discovered Maggie's allowance when he was supposed to be napping.

"Mom! Stop taking pictures and help me get blankies!"

Fought over sand buckets with her friend.


Got a "new" doll stroller and nakey baby.

Ran errands at Costco (and a bunch of other places - shopping with just one kid is not really that much easier when she is the one kid).

Tried the stroller out herself.

Got blankies stuck again.

DJ/Accountant/Nose Picker vibe.

That's better!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hair Donation

Had my hair cut off this week, 11 inches to donate. I won't mention how many selfies I sent to Rachel trying to figure out how to style short hair with layers, but I'm looking forward to a summer with short hair. It's a drastic change for a lot of people, but I don't feel strange at all.

Here's a better "after" picture from our boat ride.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

1-2-3: This Week

Maggie got a long-awaited hair cut.

Full-day gymnastics camp all week took it's toll on Dalton. Luckily, the coaches all think he's adorable.

I am happy to note that none of these cups ended up in the Pacific Ocean.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Newport Bay Boat Ride

For his birthday, John wanted to rent a boat and drive around Newport Bay. So that's what we did! It was a fun little 1 1/2 hour cruise. John prepared awesome snacks and some fun games for the kids, so they were well entertained.

Sienna spent half an hour taking pieces of ice out of the bucket, giving them a lick, then throwing them into the water.

I love this series of pictures showing how difficult driving a boat (and most everything else) is with Sienna around.