Happy Birthday, Isabella!

Saturday we had three birthdays to attend to. Most people would choose to only attend one or maybe two, but we are crazy and thought we could handle it…or we’d at least try. We live a little dangerously! Ha!

Isabella’s party was the last of the three and right before we turned into the parking lot, Corbin passed out in his carseat. I don’t blame him one bit since he’d been going all day with no nap. It was inevitable! What to do!?! We put him in the stroller and he slept through the entire party even with all the kids screaming and adult chatter around him. Can I say, “Amen!” With one kid down, Luke and I could trade off with Benjamin and I could take some pictures of Isabella’s first birthday. We had a great time and especially enjoyed watching the kids go nuts for the pinantas. Happy 1st Birthday, Isabella!

Bumper Boats

Corbin had such a blast at the San Diego Fair this year. He didn’t just go once, but twice in one week, and each time he wanted to ride all the rides in the kiddie area. He had no fear! He wanted to ride the cars, the whale, the planes, the bumper boats and even the roller coasters. He amazed me! There is just something about seeming your kid laugh so hard and beam with delight that gives you a permanent smile that can’t be erased.

What a Life


Corbin wanted a bath, but settled for a pool party and lunch. How blessed we are to live in San Diego where the weather is 99% sunshine and that Corbin has a mommy who loves to spontaneously surprise her kid. Good times!

Corbin at 2 1/2 Years


Corbin is 2 1/2 years old. Amazing! He has given us so much joy and brought much laughter to our home. It feels like he’s been in our family forever. We just love everything about him. He is creative, laughs all the time, loves to be chased, enjoys playing with his puzzles, games and alphabet magnets, going for walks, talks non stop, give awesome hugs, thoroughly enjoys his morning cartoons (Sid the Science Kid, Sesame Street/Elmo, Special Agent Oso, Wow Wow Wubzy,The Backyardigans), cars, trains as well as tools (Thanks to, Handy Manny), finding bugs in the yard, exploring at the Zoo and parks and, of course, I can’t forget…he loves being an older brother.

Zoo in May


Our Zoo passes expired March 30th and we’ve been having withdrawals. Corbin has asked on several occasions to go, but it hasn’t been in the budget…till Friday when Luke surprised me with a new pass. Yeah! I told Corbin and he started walking toward the gate. Ha! I told him we couldn’t go that day because it was too late in the day, but that we’d try to go in the next couple of days. We ended up going Saturday and were expecting a huge crowd and instead it was the best day to go. Who would have thought! We arrived around 9:30am and the parking lot was fairly empty and a breeze to walk around the park. The Elephant Odyssey was wide open which is saying a lot if you’ve ever been. The walkways are so narrow in some places making it very difficult to walk around. Not this day! It was a great day to spent with my men.