Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Monday, June 22, 2009

I was searching all over the house trying to find Rob the other night. This is what I stumbled across in Beckham's room. Rob is such a sweet daddy. One of my favorite things to do is to listen to Rob and Gracey's adorable conversations as he is putting her to bed. We love you Rob. Happy Father's Day!

Highlights of our week:
Beach day with all the cousins in Encinitas
Went on a date with Rob on Tuesday to our fav Nordstroms Rack.
Celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Harney Sushi on thursday.
Gracey went to Frozen Yogurt and Target with Garrett and Whitney.
Date night with some friends on friday- dinner and a movie
BBQ on Fathers Day at the Shupe home

Harmony and Tiffany brought the kids over last week to spend the morning with my dad before he flew back out to Nigeria. We had a breakfast burrito bar and monkey bread with my dad and then spent the rest of the day chasing the kids around at the park and in the sprinklers.

The best part was come 230, all the kids were asleep and we watched Ellen and drank some cold root beer together and had some good sister time without kids!

Saturday, June 13, 2009



Tuesday, June 09, 2009

6 Weeks

This was my solution to speeding up bed time tonight. Combine desert and bath time=no mess!
Who doesn't want bubbles on their Popsicle. Don't judge me.

Gracey is loving bath time with brother

Gracey just had her 2 year check up. She weighs 24 lbs but is 75% for height. She loves the beach and the park. Gracey is easily excited (and upset) and likes playing mom to her two baby dolls, both named Tina. (the name of my childhood baby doll) She has an amzaing appetite. This girl can down an entire slice of costco pizza. She eats curry, sushi, name it. She loves to color and build animals out of her blocks and never stops talking. I love listening to "Gracey's interpretation on life"

6 weeks old

9 1/2 lbs.
22 inches
has a cute little dimple on his left cheek
sleeps from 11-4 during the day
is now only waking up once at night. YAAAA!
when awake he wants to be held.
grunts when he is awake
eyes are still blue
will need a hair cut in the coming month
and everyday he reminds me more and more of Gracey, big eyes, hates the car and loves to wiggle!

Beckham's Blessing Day

Grammy and Papa-proud grandparents of 5

We enjoyed Beckham's blessing at home with all my family,Garrett and Whitney and some close friends. It was such a fun day. Big Chris Catering did a fabulous job putting on the dinner. It was so nice to be able to enjoy all of our company and not worry about cooking. Plus, the food was to die for.

Aunt Whitney and Uncle Garrett spoil my kids rotten. They are always stopping by with little surprises that make Gracey's day and have been known to whisk her away for an evening of frozen yogurt and an overload of attention. Love you both!

Love these pictures of Gracey at the park in Avila Beach while visiting my mom. This girl keeps us thoroughly entertained with her hilarious thoughts and never ending energy.

I have been managing pretty well with 2 kids. I try to keep my commitments to a minimum and just enjoy being a mom to Gracey and Beckham. I am loving being back at jazzercise after being off for a few weeks and going on runs again.

Rob came home from Indo, had a few days off and started preparing for trial. He is on day #2 of trial, we hope he dominates:) He has been extremely busy with work but, we did get a chance to take Gracey to the movie Up this weekend and grabbed a
blizzard from DQ on Friday night.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

This is what Gracey told everyone during the 2 weeks Rob was gone.

"Daddy is on a boat, with Ryan, in Indonesia, looking for waves, going surfing"

Here is a glimpse of what they found in the Mentawais. They brought along a professional photographer to capture their trip. The surf was incredible and we are glad he is home safe.