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Dad Captures His Son’s First Year, One Second Per Day, and It’s Lovely

Sam Cornwell, a photographer from England, took a second of video a day and stitched into a video of his son Indigo’s first year on planet earth. It’s neato — and he’s got that song in the background that’s used in lots of movies lately to make you cry. When Indigo takes his first steps, I totally said “yes!” out loud. Well played, Cornwell.

It’s cool to watch Indigo’s transition from a high needs pet to a little boy. That’s not to knock on any part of a child’s development, but they get a lot more fun as time goes on, right? Well, at least cuter and more capable of staying alive. Good job, kiddo.

This is the cutest thing in the entire world. Worth watching the whole thing, for sure.

Jude’s friend received a butterfly garden for his birthday, and this morning we were invited to the park to watch them get released. Jude went nuts! It was pretty fun to see so I think we will eventually order one for ourselves.

Hope you’re all having a lovely Tuesday!

Sunday Sounds - Roadtrip to LA edition Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know”

Fashion Friday - It’s Ok Apparel

It’s Ok Apparel is a brand-spanking new company that launched at the beginning of this month. Katie is the mom behind the brand and started the line to help support her family. She has two beautiful littles at home and is pregnant with her third! The name came about because she noticed she was using the phrase “It’s OK” a lot with herself and others, so it made sense to translate that into the company. Tees run true to size, and are soft and durable.

Jude is wearing the “3trees” tee. I fell in love when I saw it on instagram because it reminded me of the PNW. We also have the “It’s OK” tee coming our way:

Check out Katie’s instagram to see more of the line. She also knits just about anything, and will customize hats, scarves, etc.

Previous Fashion Fridays-

MunkstownMason and the TambourinePRSPRMinette and MiloHello ApparelMini and Maximus, & Bambinos and Bunny

Mischievous fox is mischievous 

Jude is such a wonderful kid, but he has been a real handful lately. You guys weren’t kidding when you said three is tough age! I have to bring my A game, all day, every day to stay on top of this one. Love him to pieces, but thank goodness for coffee (and a little wine, too).

Mask by Opposite of Far

Life Lately

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We have been making a point to stay busy and our favorite way to do that is to play tourist. Things were so nuts around here for a couple of weeks with people visiting for Jude’s birthday, and after my dad flew out and Mark went on the road, I was feeling a little empty. Hence the staying busy. I also started running again!! I know it makes a big difference in my mental state, but I always forget how much of a difference it makes. Game changer.

My favorite day last week was when we decided to head down to Seaport Village on a whim (unplanned things always turn out the best). We are usually up in Washington this time of the year, so it was crazy overwhelming to see the plethora tourists. I got over it when I started picking up on all the second hand vacation vibes. Everyone was so happy down there! Jude got a balloon from a stranger and he was so jazzed he started interpretive dancing, which brought all the smiles. Judging from the crowd’s response, Jude will be making an appearance in some photo albums overseas.

More pictures and updates to come. Hope you’re all well!

Local Natives - Airplanes
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Sunday Sounds- this song always makes me emotional edition

I have never googled it, but I interpret this song to be about a son missing his mother. I was pregnant with Jude the first time I heard it…enough said.

Happy 4th!!

Happy 4th!!

I have a little spare time so I’m doing one more update while I can :). Auburn invited us for a beach morning on Tuesday. It was much needed after our busy weekend. SD has been really warm and humid lately. The clouds and the breeze made this northwest girl very happy. My dad came in from Seattle that afternoon, so we have been spending some quality time with him the last few days. Tuesday night my brother, mom, dad, and I went out for dinner. We can’t even remember the last time it was just the four of us! It was incredibly fun and relaxing and I am really thankful my parents have remained such good friends (they’ve been divorced for almost 10 years). Unfortunately, we were having such fun that none of us remembered to get a picture. 

I hope that you and your families have a fun and safe 4th, and I’m looking forward to catching up on all your feeds soon!! 

Jude’s Jurassic Birthday Bash!

He was one excited guy last Saturday. The kids came over and dug for fossils in the sand table, made their own fossils out of *play-dough, and played around in some dino masks. He is a loved little boy and that makes my heart happy.

*Here is the play dough recipe I used. It was less mess, edible (in case one of the kids got a crazy idea), and incredibly easy to make.

Hard to believe this guy will be three on Saturday!
I have been making a point to ensure that his birthday week is special. We spent the day at the zoo on Monday and he was in charge the whole time. After the zoo we took a quick ride on the Balboa Park Train, then took a nap together and stayed up late for our first family movie night. We watched Toy Story 3 (no, that movie makes you cry) and munched on some popcorn. He looked over at me and said, “I’m happy.” Heart melting. Yesterday was spent reading the same two books, over and over and over. One about dinosaurs and one about animals. Tedious for mama, but he was pumped. Then we watched a few episodes of Dinosaur Train and Wild Kratts that corresponded with the creatures in his books. Today we are heading to Seaport Village on the trolley and tomorrow I am planning a beach day. Friday I will probably be a maniac trying to get ready for his Jurassic Birthday Bash, but hopefully we can squeeze in a trip to the museum or something.
Party prepping is already in full swing, so I probably won’t be on here much over the next few days. Wish me luck in my attempt to organize this thing. Hope everybody has a great rest of the week!

Hard to believe this guy will be three on Saturday!

I have been making a point to ensure that his birthday week is special. We spent the day at the zoo on Monday and he was in charge the whole time. After the zoo we took a quick ride on the Balboa Park Train, then took a nap together and stayed up late for our first family movie night. We watched Toy Story 3 (no, that movie makes you cry) and munched on some popcorn. He looked over at me and said, “I’m happy.” Heart melting. Yesterday was spent reading the same two books, over and over and over. One about dinosaurs and one about animals. Tedious for mama, but he was pumped. Then we watched a few episodes of Dinosaur Train and Wild Kratts that corresponded with the creatures in his books. Today we are heading to Seaport Village on the trolley and tomorrow I am planning a beach day. Friday I will probably be a maniac trying to get ready for his Jurassic Birthday Bash, but hopefully we can squeeze in a trip to the museum or something.

Party prepping is already in full swing, so I probably won’t be on here much over the next few days. Wish me luck in my attempt to organize this thing. Hope everybody has a great rest of the week!

I hope in Jude’s lifetime a Seattle team can win a championship. #unlikely #lovethemanyway

I hope in Jude’s lifetime a Seattle team can win a championship. #unlikely #lovethemanyway

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
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rebirthofnewlife:

One of those days. <3

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take the breath that’s true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth

Sunday Sounds-
One of the songs Mark and I bonded over in college.

It’s Official!

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is going to score Mark’s documentary! Been sitting on this one for a bit, super happy to finally be able to share the news with you guys :). Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!!

Tried it Tuesday - 

I am slowly redecorating Jude’s room to turn it into more of a “big boy” space. I have been obsessively stalking my local IKEA for these $4 spice racks to use as bookshelves for his reading area, and they were finally restocked last week. Jude was so excited to help me put them together. He has been loving his new spot and I’m pretty happy with how the whole thing turned out, too!