Saturday, July 19, 2014


Silly guy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vacation Mode

Our annual Riedel Tahoe trip is almost here and we could not be more excited. My brain has been on vacation mode for about a week now and work is really getting in the way! This is the trip we look forward to all year and we are super excited to have Hunter along for the ride. 
We'll probably skip boozing down the Truckee River and swap it for kiddie time and reading by the pool/lake, which is fine by me.
Cheers to a week at the lake!
Pictures from 2012, as I was busy having a baby during last years trip ;)

Sneak Peak

from this weekend...

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Last weekend we went camping for the day with the Andersen's. Hunter loved his personal sized bath. Was a beautiful day!

Eleven Months!

As of this weekend, we have finally hit the stranger anxiety phase. I was hoping Hunter would kindly skip this milestone, but he graced us with his moodiness this weekend. I've been told it lasts for a couple months and I hope that it's not longer because it makes socializing awkward and frustrating. 
Weight: guessing around 22lbs
Teeth: 7
Milestones: pulling up on everything, cruising, talking up a storm (finally says mama!), threw his first tantrum, stranger anxiety, mindful playing with toys, peekaboo, mimicing certain things (blowing bubbles, choochoo, clapping). 
Biggest change? He is showing a more difficult side of his personality. This is very new so I am not sure how bad it is going to get but I am dreading losing my happy and easy Hunter. Let's hope it passes quickly :)
Hard to believe this guy will be ONE in a few weeks! 

Fourth of July 2014

Happy 4th of July! We had a nice weekend with the families and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Spent a day at Carmel beach with some friends for Hunter's very first beach day. He wasn't 100% sold on sand but seemed to enjoy himself otherwise!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Spring Cleaning, Straw Cups, and Ice Cream

This weekend was full. We did a huge spring (summer) clean-out and donated bags of stuff to Goodwill, bought a new tv/entertainment stand from IKEA for the family room, shopped at Nordy's, Costco, Target, etc. Hunter loves riding in the cart while shopping and even got a little gutsy at Target by riding backwards - yikes. 
Lastly, we packed up Hunter's bottles and he is exclusively drinking from his Zoli Bot straw cup that we introduced at six months. We won't miss the bottle washing, that's for sure!