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‘L’ turns 1!

What’s more delicious than the cheeks of a 1-year-old? Dressing those cheeks up in a tutu + a side of balloons! 

(And is it weird that I’m jealous of a 1-year-olds closet? Srsly, like, just supersize everything for me please!)

Walking, jibber jabbing and trying her best to keep up with her big brother, this one is growing up too fast! Happy ONE year, lil Miss ‘L’!


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Simon turns 8!

Seeing that I’ve decided to retire from DIY birthdays, Simon blew out his candles at SkyMania this year. It was well worth having a place for the kids to bounce off the walls that wasn’t my house! 

This kid is an active one. When he is not participating in Track, he’s playing Basketball or tearing it up in Running Club. The last 5K we ran as a family (let’s be real, I walked) he left us all in the dust!

simon8_0015simon8_0014Years ago when explaining to my boys about the different love languages, Simon was able to determine that one of the ways he felt most loved was ‘quality time’. This has proven to be true. This past year he is happiest when convincing one of us to play a board game or cuddling up together to read a book. His love of reading this year has blossomed and he often has 3 different books on the go.

This past year he has shown great resilience. New city, new school, new friends and for that I am so proud. Happy 8th Birthday!
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Simon took his questions very seriously this year…

What is your favorite food? Caesar salad + spaghetti + meatballs

Favorite restaurant? Red Robin

Favorite animal? Panda

Favorite school subject? Math

Favorite sport? Track + Basketball

Best friends? Caleb, Jay, Hunter + Gryffen

What do you want to be when you grow up? I keep learning about new things but right now I want to be a teacher

Where would be a cool place to vacation next? I want to do Edmonton again

Where would you like to live someday? Canada

What makes you happy? Playing board games mostly

What would you do with a million dollars? Xbox One, Wii + the latest 3DS

How do you know we love you? Lots of hugs + kisses

What is the best thing about being 8? Finally for a few months, Noah + I are 2 years apart again

He insisted that his dogs be included on his birthday post!simon8_0001simon8_0013

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‘I’ turns ONE!

This was an exciting year of firsts for this little munchkin {+ her parents}. We took this little busy body over to Pine Lake, chased her around, photographed her + chased her some more. Because turning one is kind of a big deal + the chasing has only begun!


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Noah hits the double digits

Noah’s love for animals has not diminished.  At 10 years old he is still trying to convince us we need to buy a teacup pig, a parakeet or another dog, just to name a few. Our web history is filled with ‘animals for sale’, ‘funny animal videos’, and ‘silly pet pictures’. He very much misses the animals from our spot in California but has turned his efforts into rescuing animals from the drainage pond by our house here in Washington.

He’s a romantic, wearing his heart on his sleeve. He’s bestowed flowers on many a teacher, auntie, grandma and…hold on…

This is going to sound like I’m making it up but no word of a lie, Noah is frantically yelling at me to find a tub. A duck was going into the road and he HAD to rescue it because it couldn’t fly. You’ll have to go excuse me while I go convince him to put the duck back and clean up the duck poo off my floor.

Where was I? Oh yes, flower picker. He loves to gift people with whatever is handy…stuffed animals, rocks, drawings, old candy. He really has the kindest, most empathic heart for anything living and breathing.

So much will change in the coming years. For instance, our web history will go from baby chicks to cute chicks and he’ll give flowers to different women but his love for animals and the human race makes up a large part of who he is and for that I am very proud.

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You recently moved to Seattle. What is your favorite thing so far? We are closer to family

Where should we move next? Canada. In the middle of both my grandparents. Or California

Your favorite subject in school? Art

What do you want to be when you grow up? Photographer + Animator

What is your favorite food? Lobster

Your favorite sport? Soccer + Football

Your favorite song? Crawl by Chris Brown (Someone got into some old playlists!)

How many crushes did you have this year? 5

What is the best thing about being 10? only 6 more years until I can drive!

Your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Hang out with friends or play video games.

What would you like to be your next pet? A red panda. You can ACTUALLY adopt one. I checked on WWF.

How would you spend a million dollars? Half on animals and half on technology

Where would you like to live someday? Alaska or the Amazon

What makes you happy? When I get spoiled by my Dad

How do you know we love you? You guys hug me and lay down with me at night


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The N family {maternity}

Oh what a sweet but oh so mischievous little face!  Whether he was running to me or away from me, he was ALWAYS running and not without a grin!   

This was such special session.  Not only were we celebrating handsome little Mr. G turning 4 but also anticipating his baby sister.  





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