Pony Rides

by Kayte

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Sk8er Boi

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Birthday Splash

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We celebrated Cousin Booker’s 4th birthday on Sunday at an amazing little wading pool in Glendale. The pool was about a half foot deep which made it perfect for little ones to swim and splash. Water balloons + family + cake = a perfect day!

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Mardi Gras

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Carney’s

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Max & Lola at lunch on a train today! As if that weren’t exciting enough, a company of firemen were there at the same time and we got to go look at the fire engines afterward.

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Oink

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Routine MRI

by Kayte

Lola went in for a routine brain MRI today. We won’t get the results for another two weeks when we meet with the neurosurgeon. She has been doing great this past year so we aren’t expecting any surprises.


Fryman Canyon

by Kayte

Max & Lola asked to go for a hike today so they could use their new binoculars. We went to Fryman Canyon which is another loop in the Tree People park: a much longer and much steeper one. Brody and I ended up carrying both the binoculars and the kids for most of hike, but we got a good workout.

   
   


Zoo Zoo

by Kayte

Brody is on hiatus for the next couple weeks and the kids don’t start school until August so we’re making the most of our summer days together. Today we walked around the zoo and looked at some of our favorite animals: the gorillas, elephants, red apes, tigers, hippo and, of course, the giraffes.

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Leo Carillo Camping

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We took the kids on their very first camping trip this weekend! Brody and I used to do a lot of camping before we had kids, but we hadn’t been able to muster up the courage to do it with two little ones in tow; until now. I’m glad we waited because it was a lot of work, even with our friend Marc there to lend us an extra pair of hands/eyes.

Max & Lola loved it. They were busy the entire time getting dirty, exploring, playing with their new binoculars & headlamps, eating their first s’mores. We just went for the one night as a kind of trial run, but the kids are ready for s’more!

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Cool Messy Fun

by Kayte

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Babylog

by Kayte

I recently noticed that Max & Lola had outgrown the old Babylog theme for the blog so I decided to update it to a more kid-appropriate theme. I tried a bunch of brand-new themes but realized that I’d grown attached to a lot of the functionality of the old theme, so I’ll just be making some small modifications instead.

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Home of the Brave

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Summer Cuts

by Kayte

Everybody got haircuts this week. Shorter cut for Max, bang trim hack for Lola and summer cut for Sudlow. Not quite sure how a request for “eyebrow length” was translated into Lola’s current ‘do, but…hair grows.

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Swim Lessons

by Kayte

Max and Lola started swim lessons this week. My big goal this summer is to get them water safe, or at least water aware. It’s so stressful being at friends’ houses without pool fences. Not that we’ll let our guard down for a second even after the lessons, but my hope is that we are at least able to enjoy the water more while we are in it.

There are so many different classes in LA I was a bit overwhelmed by all the options (private, group, home, 10-day intensive, water whisperer, etc.) but I finally settled on parent-and-me classes at our local community college. It seems like a good start since Lola doesn’t seem totally ready for an intensive course yet, and this way Brody and I will also be learning how to work with them in the pool so we can practice at home. The first day we practiced blowing bubbles underwater and walking down the steps. So far so good.

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