{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: First Day of School!

On Monday, Shane went to school for the first time ever!

Shane's First Day of Preschool 2013

He’s been very excited all summer- well at least, since we visited his school & he discovered his classroom would have toys & that there was a playground! All summer he’s been telling people that after he turned 4, he’d get to go to school. So naturally, since turning 4 two weeks ago he’s been asking nonstop about it. Monday was finally the big day!

Shane and Lilly First Day of School 2013

He has a couple of friends from outside of school that are in his class so he’s really happy about that. One of them is my friend’s adorable daughter Lilly! Shane told me he sat next to her at school on Monday, but that he also made “all the friends that were there”.

Picking Shane up from his first day of school

When we picked him up, he hopped into the car & couldn’t stop gushing about his first day! He told us that he had a snack- “They were the crackers from my Lunchables, but they had sugar on them & they tasted different” {I’m assuming he means salt}, he was SO excited that they played “bridge game” since he fell in love with it at orientation Friday, and he told us that he only had a few minutes to play & then it was “teaching time”. He seemed to really understand everything, and I was able to clearly picture his whole day. &He couldn’t WAIT to go back today!

Shane and Lilly hugging first day of school

I hope your kiddos have {or had} a great first day of school!

{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: Fashion Crimes

Growing up, I was never exactly stylish. There were times that I thought I was, but in retrospect, I was not even close. {&I’m still not. Unless living in your pj’s is in style this season.} Let’s take a look at some of my more memorable choices:


Floral: Yeah, yeah, it’s coming back- but I’m of the opinion that it was never “in” to begin with.


Neon: Because duh, 1992.

little shelly

Lace Bib Dresses: Haunting children of the 80’s & 90’s for decades to come.


Blue tongue: The three-year-old’s first foray into cosmetics. {Or the result of delicious Push-Up pops. Whichever.}


The hat phase: I totally had a beanie phase. My sister even mentioned it in my wedding toast- “I don’t think we saw the top of her head for a year!” There’s a really good chance that’s true. &I lived in Vegas, where beanies should really never be a thing except for like two weeks in January.


The athletic look: For a few months I was pretty sure I was Sporty Spice. Despite not being any good at any sport. Ever. {RIP Grandpa, I love you!}


Punk: I was super cool in junior high & wore zippers, plaid & studs on everything. For like two months. Then I realized listening to Green Day didn’t actually make you punk. Though my outfit in this picture is still far more stylish than my brother’s {though less adorable}.


Eyeliner: My goodness, the amount of eyeliner I used in high school & college. I’m surprised I didn’t single handedly cause a shortage. I still wear it but not quite like before. {I do miss that hat though.}


Pajamas all day: Oh, wait. Yeah. I still do this.

What was your worst fashion crime growing up?

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{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: Haircut!

Shane getting a haircut

{This is the “before” pic- I didn’t take an “after” but suffice it to say, it’s shorter.}

We took Shane to get a haircut this weekend- I’m so excited that he’s over his fear of the salon. He had such a massive freak out the first couple of times {when he was barely a year old} that we’ve been cutting his hair ourselves ever since- until his last haircut, when he decided he wanted to go to the place that has cars to sit in.

The only problem? He waited so long, he’s almost too big to fit in the cars! This was his second haircut at a real salon since he decided he wasn’t scared anymore & he did great. I’m sure getting to watch Curious George & getting a lollipop at the end helped a bit.

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{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: June Recap!

Since I used last week’s Wordless Wednesday to announce the addition to our family, I totally missed doing my June recap! So without further ado:

Road Trip- San Diego Bridge

We spent the first week of the month enjoying our family honeymoon! We drove to San Diego- we drove in on Monday & left Thursday night. It was so much fun!

Shane posing on giant rhino statue at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

We went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where Shane insisted on posing with every statue he found.

Shane posing on foot massager at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

…even the ones that weren’t actually statues.

Shane at Legoland California

The next day, we went to Legoland, where Shane decided that he wanted to ride every ride {even roller coasters!}. There were only two that he wasn’t big/old enough for that we saw so he hit almost every ride.

Seaworld San Diego- One Ocean

The last day, we went to SeaWorld San Diego, which was fun until Shane decided he didn’t like getting splashed by the whales. Unfortunately, we were in the splash zone & got drenched. Lesson learned.

Bella and the Helicopter

A couple of days after we came home, our AC broke. Just in time for a giant heat wave that included temperatures anywhere from 105 {normal here} to 117+. It was over 90 degrees in our house, even at night, so we had to spend two weeks at my in-laws’ house while we waited for them to replace our AC unit.

We brought Bella with us, who met her arch nemesis- the remote controlled helicopter.

Bounce House

My cousin graduated from high school this year and turned 18 so we went to his party to celebrate with him! It was nice seeing a lot of my family that I haven’t seen in awhile.

Soccer shirt Gymboree

Shane started soccer again after having taken one 9-week session off.


He was also finally brave enough to actually go somewhere to get his hair cut! Justin’s been cutting it for at least 2 years because Shane was too scared &panicked every time. Now he prefers the kid salon so that makes it easier for all of us!

That’s about all we did- the first week of the month was jam-packed but I have had really bad morning sickness since the weekend after that so I haven’t really done much. It’s starting to get a little better though, so hopefully July will be a blast!

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Wordless Wednesday: First Comes Love…

First Comes Love Pregnancy Reveal Announcement

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