Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 at 09:00PM Final stop of the night! I know it will come as a shock, but we went to #redrobin! #wearealwayshere #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 03:05PM Happy birthday to you! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ #blowoutthecandles #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 02:34PM It's not s birthday without a cupcake! πŸŽ‚ #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 10:47AM My family is too dang cute! #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 10:45AM Next up? Bowling! 🎳 #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 10:09AM For breakfast he wanted to go to the hospital cafeteria for a cinnamon roll and chocolate milk. #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 10:07AM First things first! Presents! He got some birthday cards from his siblings and they read them to him... #notimpressed πŸ˜‚ He got a superman jacket, blanket, pillow, booster seat, wind up mummy and then #exactlywhathewanted #jakeandtheneverlandpirates #oliversdayoffun



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September 22, 2014 at 09:29AM Time to start #oliversdayoffun! This kid turns 4 tomorrow, so today he is in charge! #heavenhelpus



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Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014 at 01:50PM Oliver. You are bossy, hilarious, scary, cute, cuddly, violent, gross and my best little friend. You rarely leave my side and are always up for a tickle fight or a cuddle contest. I'm so glad you evened out our family. I love you Olidoodle.



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May 11, 2014 at 01:47PM Porter. My little shy mischief maker! You are a quiet, but born leader. People are drawn to you...and with your crazy hair brained ideas, that can be a bad thing sometimes! You are my little thrill junkie, and I love all of our little conversations about all the adventures you want to take. You are always there for me with a compliment and to let me know how to accessorize for the day. I love you Portatort!



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May 11, 2014 at 01:42PM Christopher. Most of my gray hairs are caused by you. You have scared me in ways I never knew I could be scared and some days I feel like you're going to drive me to drink with your sensitivities and agendas. But my sweet little boy, you are always there to give me a hug and a smile through it all. You love me through my shortcomings, and I really couldn't love you any more than I do. I love you Toph stuff.



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May 11, 2014 at 01:38PM Rebekah. I love you because you're the kindest person I know. You love animals as much as people, and your capacity for love seems to have no bounds. You are helpful, funny, and beautiful inside and out. Thank you for making me a mama. I love you darling. πŸ’œ



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Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 at 10:23PM This is what 5 straight days of amusement parks does to 4 crazy kids. #twoblockstothehotel #longestblocksever #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 07:20PM Finally got some of the kids to like one good ride by the end of the week! #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 05:47PM This is happening. #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 01:12PM Oh oh it's magic! #hewlettcali2014 #mickeymouse



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May 01, 2014 at 10:25AM The view from the caboose. #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 10:08AM Toads wild ride was too wild for my "brave" littles. Literally tears from all 4. ?!!?! #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 09:44AM We'll never be royals...#hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 09:42AM I've seen a rubber band...I've seen a peanut stand and now I've seen everything! #hewlettcali2014



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May 01, 2014 at 08:59AM Waiting for the rope drop. Last day in the park! #hewlettcali2014



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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 at 06:08PM Cleaner fish in action. #seaworld #hewlettcali2014 #cleanerfish #weird



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April 30, 2014 at 06:06PM Thinking about grabbing a couple of these for my front yard. #flamingos #seaworld #hewlettcali2014



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April 30, 2014 at 06:04PM This was porters favorite part. The touch pools. Especially the cleaner fish. #weird #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 06:01PM Highlight. These are such amazing and smart creatures, loved seeing them up close. #seaworld #hewlettcali2014



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April 30, 2014 at 05:59PM Won some prizes...rode some rides...fried some cheeks. #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:57PM My little hatchlings. They LOVED seeing the penguins play and swim. #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:55PM Meeting Shamu. Found out that shamu is now a family name for the whales, and that there is no individual whale named that now...except this guy. #seaworld #hewlettcali2014



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April 30, 2014 at 05:53PM Feeding the seals and sea lions...anyone know the difference? We do now! #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:51PM Best day ever for this little miss. She loved animals so much and had a perms grin on her face all day. #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:49PM Going on some rides with these monkeys is always hilarious. #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:48PM Petting the rays. #hewlettcali2014 #seaworld



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April 30, 2014 at 05:44PM This was a fun day. #seaworld #hewlettcali2014



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Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014 at 06:20PM Had a super fun day today at #universalstudios! πŸ’œ Tomorrow we're back in Disney! #hewlettcali2014



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April 28, 2014 at 12:59PM You know, just hanging with Bumblebee. #typicalmonday #hewlettcali2014



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April 28, 2014 at 11:16AM Chilling with our buds #shaggyandscooby #universalstudios #mysterymachine



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April 28, 2014 at 01:09AM Chad is such a bone head, Pluto had to take a bite. #seewhatididthere #hewlettcali2014



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April 28, 2014 at 01:07AM Chip was adorable with the kids, but perhaps the best part of the night was the people behind him. They were chipmunk obsessed! They pulled out all sorts of chip and dale stuff, they squealed, they hugged, they took like 100 pics and even gave them gifts. No kids, just grown adults FREAKING out over these characters. #hysterical #hewlettcali2014 #chipIknowwhereyousleep #yousmelllikedreamsdale



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April 28, 2014 at 01:02AM Dale made some great desserts for us. #hewlettcali2014



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April 28, 2014 at 01:01AM First time we have ever met Alice. :) #hewlettcali2014



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April 28, 2014 at 12:59AM Princess Jasmine graced is with her lovely presence. #hewlettcali2014



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Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 27, 2014 at 08:23PM Eating with the characters has been so worth it! #pluto #disneyland #hewlettcali2014



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April 27, 2014 at 07:00PM Meeting with chef. #goofy #hewlettdisney2014



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April 27, 2014 at 06:59PM Time to eat with Goofy! #hewlettcali2014



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April 27, 2014 at 06:58PM Rock climbing for badges. #hewlettcali2014



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April 27, 2014 at 05:56PM Earning their badges. #hewlettcali2014 #californiaadventure



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April 27, 2014 at 04:24PM This smile has barely left his face. #hewlettdisney2014 #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 04:22PM Snagged some great seats for the parade. #happyaccident #hewlettdisney2014 #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 01:32PM My little nerds waiting to go into captain eo. #hewlettcali2014 #disneyland #photooverload



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April 27, 2014 at 01:20PM Pineapple dole whip float...why I come to Disneyland. #wellallthefood #hewlettcali2014 #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 01:20PM Pineapple dole whip float...why I come to Disneyland. #wellallthefood #hewlettcali2014 #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 10:47AM Oliver wants their autographs, but he doesn't want to get too close. #hewlettcali2014 #minniemouse #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 09:52AM Hands down my kids fave character. #minniemouse #hewlettcali2014 #disneyland



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April 27, 2014 at 09:44AM Meeting Pluto. #hewlettcali2014 #disneyland



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Understandable

One of my favorite milestones is when my babies start understanding what I am saying. 
The other day I was talking to Chad on the phone when he was leaving school, I told Porter that Daddy was on his way home.
He quickly crawled over to the couch, and climbed up to the window.
Porter is my daddy's boy. 
They just have a special bond, and have had one, since I brought Porter home from the hospital.
Chad has been going to school now for just over a week and Porter has been an even bigger stinker than usual, and just clings to Chad when he comes home.
He sat there and waited and waited and pounded on the window saying dad dad dad.
It was so cute, I had to take some pictures.
It's understandable why he loves and misses his daddy so much-he is pretty fantastic.
I just love that he understands me now, it is fun to see his face light up when I talk to him about things.

One other thing he understands is Albertsons Bakery. 
It is rather funny, but obnoxious, every time we go in, he gets all excited and starts grunting like a caveman and pointing in the direction of the bakery. 
I take the kids over and the older ones ask politely for a cookie, and this little cute monster baby sticks out his hand-yells "COOOOOOKKKKIE!!!!" and then yells "arrrrrrrrr" until the baker hands him one. 
Then he smiles sweetly and stuffs his face.

The lady thinks he's so adorable...he is...but I am trying to teach him to not scream for things and to say please and thank you (which he can-he just chooses to scream instead).
Understandable-he gets his way a lot quicker with everyone but me, by screaming his desires.
See I told you he understands.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March 06, 2014 at 06:58PM



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March 4, 2014


Dental cleaning day! 3/4 had no cavities, can you guess who does? It's Christopher, it's always Christopher! That kid HATES brushing and flossing. Major fights, wailing and gnashing of dirty teeth have occurred over this kid and his dental hygiene. Grrrr.

March 3, 2014

Christopher made a robot arm for art today out of things found in the recycle bin...and a maraca. Because he needed a muscle. :)

March 2, 2014


After church play dough time with quiet naughty and noisy naughty! These two make church...interesting.
It's pretty fantastic when your kids genuinely like each other! These two never fight and always are planning something. Their latest idea has been planning a restaurant. Love them!

“Like it? Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?” I totally Tom Sawyered all my kids into painting the doors for the craft room. They couldn't get enough!

March 1, 2014


Red robin time! Starting off Christopher's birthday week at our favorite (family) restaurant!


Embarrassed but loving the attention of the pretty waitresses singing happy birthday.