Another Roundup

Is it me or did August slip by while I wasn’t looking?! It’s just too quick for September to be here, so I’m going to stay in summer while the world moves on to fall, thankyouverymuch. 😉

However, I didn’t let the month escape without a barrage of photos of the kids, of course. What would I be without a camera (re iPhone) to shove in their face whenever they are being cute (re all.the.time). 😉

Here’s the latest roundup. Just a sweet pic of the Ash-man on my way to the lake with the kids while Jesse was at a volleyball tournament (he joined us after):

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Our finally-blooming plumeria grown from a Molokai plumeria cutting – this is super exciting since its been basically a stick for a year!!

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On our way to the lake, we picked up Grandma to come with us. Selah’s one lucky girl – Grandma had been to a garage sale and finagled a box of “dress-up” clothes for Selah to play with at her house. She dug right into that and came up with Super Mermaid. It was better in person, but here’s an action shot of the show:

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Lucky us – there were also enough ensembles in the new box to outfit Mommy, Crasher, Grandma, & Grandpa!

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So much fun at the lake again. Saturday Daddy joined us and Sunday more friends came up who have kids, so it was fun for everyone. Here’s Selah and I swimming around the boat – my favorite!

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A Mommy & Selah selfie:

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Grandma & Crasher:

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With sweet friends:

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My little boy & me:

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Crasher is now officially 6 months old as of a few days ago as well! My sweet little smiley boy – man do I love this kid!

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Nothing like a little spam to start solid foods off with! (Just joking of course. Do not try this at home – he is a trained professional!):

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And finally, Selah convinced me to take her to a ballet class. My little ballerina has been flitting and fluttering around our house ever since:

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What fun these kiddos are. I’m SO blessed! Have a great holiday weekend, all!

Phone Pic Recap

I have so many random pics sitting on my phone that I thought I needed a “roundup” post to just capture the moments that accompanied them!

I wasn’t here for this – it’s from Hannah – but it pretty much made my heart burst:

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Another gem from Hannah – how lucky are we to have her?! – she painted Selah’s face before taking her & Asher down to the Ventura fair:

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Finally some I was here for 🙂
These are taken at the beach after dinner with Hannah and her mom – a rare opportunity to capture all four of us in one pic! Love these:

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My little bundled up man that night:

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An after-work walk with my two sweet babies:

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Jesse & I on our way to a wedding – probably our first “date” in quite awhile:

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Two from Hannah again that I love – Selah at the zoo with the turtles:

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My two littlest loves (again):

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My little swimmer swimming on up to her lessons:

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A few of my happy guy:

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Our shenanigans last night included Selah “surfing” on our wood floors on her new boogie board, complete with streaked face paint from preschool earlier that day. Pics of what fun we had:

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Love these kids and I hurry home every day from work to get to them! I’m blessed to spend every moment I can with those babes.

At the lake

Those who know me know that my absolute favorite spot in the world is the lake. Most specifically, our lake at my parents’ lake house. We took Selah pretty early on as a baby, and Asher we’ve procrastinated a little and just took him a few weekends ago on my mom’s birthday.

Selah was a champ and swam until her little heart was content (& arm & legs were raw from the life jacket, unfortunately). She literally has to have swam a half mile back and forth from the shore to the boat. It was SO sweet for me to enjoy watching her enjoy my favorite memory of childhood.

I’ve posted a lot of the pics on Instagram, but for those who don’t follow, here are the highlights off my phone (OK, more than a few, but I loved too many to choose):

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Asher’s July!

I’m on a roll, so why stop now?! Here’s a few favorites from July, Asher’s 5th month of life.

Cannot express how much I love this sweet boy. He’s so happy and just has this sweet little joyful heart. And those blue eyes? How in the world did we end up with TWO big blue-eyed babies? But I’ll take it! 🙂 Enjoy:

My cutie pie
My cutie pie
What?!
What?!
Future Ag
Future Ag
My little Aggie
My little Aggie

Independence Day, Belated!

Finally. Our 4th of July pics. What a fun time at Grandma’s and at Auntie Andrea’s. Such cutie pies, playing together. It’s so fun to have kiddos the same age as my oldest best friend. What a blessing for us – always dreamed of raising kids together, and God sure provided. Selah and Eva are 11 months apart, and Asher and Elijah are 3 weeks apart.

Now if we can just figure out some arranged marriages… 😉

Here’s the pics of the day:

The Big Sisters and Little Brothers
The Big Sisters and Little Brothers
Daddy & Crash Crash
Daddy & Crash Crash
Best Buds Already
Best Buds Already
Sharing each other's hands.  Mmmm, tasty
Sharing each other’s hands. Mmmm, tasty
These girls love their brothers.
These girls love their brothers.
Sweet smiley girls
Sweet smiley girls
BFFs
BFFs
A sparkler makes the 4th complete!
A sparkler makes the 4th complete!
Wheeler 4th of July
Wheeler 4th of July

June Wrap-up

Yes, I still haven’t posted all my pictures that I like from June. Or July. Or now August. BUT…I won’t fail you, family! Here is the June wrap-up with short commentary:

Drawing an Angel on the Window
Drawing an Angel on the Window
My Little Artist
My Little Artist
Mr. Mom and My Littlest Man
Mr. Mom and My Littlest Man
Sibling Love <3
Sibling Love ❤
My Blue Eyed Baby Boy
Joy
Joy
He Loves His Mommy
He Loves His Mommy
BIG Rainbow!
BIG Rainbow!
This Smile.  THIS Smile.
This Smile. THIS Smile.
Daddy & Selah both "working"
Daddy & Selah both “working”
First Sibling Bath
First Sibling Bath
Selah's Beloved Hannah
Selah’s Beloved Hannah
Sweet Friends.  So Blessed to Have Hannah!
Sweet Friends. So Blessed to Have Hannah!

Proud Mama Status

Seriously, people. This kid! Killing me with proudness last night at swim lessons. The video is a little pixelated and a little shaky (and there was a guy in front of us for a little bit in it – basically, warning about bad videography ahead!), but you’ll get the picture. So proud of our little swimming Selah! My mermaid:
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