Surfing Sunday 01.28

Sports have officially taken over my life. Annabel has softball practice twice a week, pitching lessons once a week, and James starts Little League this week. When games start next month, we’ll have sports five days a week. I know lots of you with older kids are like, “welcome to the club!” So please, give…

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On Her Eighth Birthday, She Chose

For those of you who have been around a while, you may recall a post I wrote 10 years ago. In it, I wrote about how Mike and I had jokingly decided that our children would have to choose their favorite baseball team on their eighth birthdays. Mike and I put out the full-court press…

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Eight Is Great

After Annabel’s sleepover for her birthday last year, I figured she’d want something different for her birthday this year. Despite briefly toying with having a party at a trampoline place, she was very certain she wanted another sleepover. Yay? Don’t get me wrong, you all know I love planning and hosting parties. But all I…

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When I’m Eight

Annabel turned eight yesterday! She’s hilarious and creative, caring and loyal, and all around fantastic. Just like when she turned five, six, and seven, I’ve been writing down all the things she’s said will happen when she turns eight. She kills me!  When I’m eight, I can go on more rides at Disneyland. I’ll be even…

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Surfing Sunday 01.21

Annabel had a sleepover last night with some friends from school and well…it’s a miracle I’m still standing. Frankly, it’s a miracle my house is still standing. But it was a total blast and every single kid should take a nice long nap today. I know I’m going to sleep HARD tonight. I’m so tired. I’m…

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