Thursday, April 22, 2010

Slowing down

Sometimes I get so caught up in the go-go-go of life, I forget to slow down and enjoy small moments with the kids. This weekend, we happened to see a hot air balloon being blown up as we drove to the grocery store.


"Look!" I said to Finn. "They are blowing up a hot air balloon!" I stopped at a red light and Finn craned his neck around to try to catch a glimpse. Will was sleeping in the back, and so I thought....hey, why not just pull over for a couple of minutes and watch this.
I merged into the turn lane suddenly. "What are you doing, mama?" Finn asked, confused.

"Let's watch the balloon!" I said, pulling onto the side of the road.

Finn watched, wide eyed. We rolled down the windows and we listened to the roar of the fan blowing air into the balloon. The guys were running around, pulling ropes and doing some kind of well-choreographed dance as the balloon grew bigger and bigger.

My little budding photographer pulled out his camera and began snapping pictures....


...and admiring his work...


And as the balloon rose up in the air, I put the car in drive and said to Finn, "Let's get even closer!" I pulled up right behind the action and scooped Finn out of the car so we could get really close.

The flame was LOUD and he covered his ears, but he did it with a smile on his face.

Sometimes it pays to slow down.

Monday, April 19, 2010

We're Ready

To say that we are looking forward to summer is putting it mildly.


If there is any question as to where this kid's cheeks came from, you don't have to look too far...

Looking forward to a long summer of babywearing and outdoor fun

Saturday, April 17, 2010

All partied out

We have attended weekend after weekend of parties celebrating all of Finn's buddies turning 3. Today was the very last one, and our little cowpoke enjoyed this horse-themed party, celebrating his friend Averi.These kids are cupcake crazy!
Finn with his great buddies Gia, Ella and birthday girl Averi.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hello Bunny!

We had a great Easter weekend!

Finn showing off his egg dying skills

Digging into his basket with Mimi
Money!!

LOVE this mischievous look on Will's face!

Will's new Easter hat


Who is that BIG boy on my hip??

Friday, April 2, 2010