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How can it be? This kid is 8 years old already!? I cant believe how much he has changed in such a short amount of time. This witty, creative, sensitive boy is growing up so fast and I love seeing his interests change and grow. He is an amazing big brother who is, at times, patient and kind to his sisters. He teaches them so many things and loves sharing what he knows with them. I am excited to see what this 8th year brings! #birthday #celebrating #8yearsold

Did you know it is National Love Your Pet Day? Neither did I until I saw a post from my friend. This little lady has been in our lives since November and is the latest edition to our little zoo. We also have a 13 year old coonhound, 2 chickens, a turtle, a hermit crab, and a chinchilla. They are all awesome in their own way! And I love how we can show the kids how to care for them. Do you have pets? Which are your favorite? #nationalloveyourpetday #pets #boglenterrier

Today was party day. My son will be 8 on Wednesday and I am excited to see where 8 takes him. Surrounded by friends old and new, he shared laughs, fun, and cake. The party ended with an epic nerf battle and each child went home with their own pocket nerf. Thankful for these wonderful kids and clearance aisles. What is your favorite paet of birthday parties? Mine is singing "Happy Birthday" and the pinata. #happybirthday #party🎉 #nerf

She's an onion ring monster. Destroyer of all onion rings. And she took full advantage of the rainy day @burgerlounge special - 1/2 off all burgers! Perfect weekend lunch. Now we are heading over to the park across the street and checking out some books at the library. Grateful the rain held off today. What are you doing on this beautiful Saturday? #sandiego #burgerlounge #toddlerlife

We need to slap on clear coat to seal it but the Adirondack chairs for Kindergarten are almost done! If you look closely you can see the butterflies, bees, caterpillars and flowers made by the kids. How cute are they? The husband did such a good job! #schoolauction #woodworking #kindergarten

Even on the most cloudy days, San Diego is still one of the most beautiful cities. We ventured over to La Jolla last weekend after test driving a @kiamotorsusa Niro and loved seeing and watching the wildlife in their natural element. We plan on bringing the kids with us next time theres a negative low tide so we can explore the tidepools and creatures living in our own back yard. Such a great place to learn and observe. #sandiego #lajolla #sealions

Before heading to grandma's yesterday, we stopped and grabbed a coffee. Being that we were 1-2 blocks from the beach I asked this little one if she wanted to stop by the beach first.Immediately she asked if we had a bucket and shovel. Sadly we did not. Plus it was high tide. With promises of coming back at low tide to explore the tidepools she finally was convinced that it was time to head over to grandma's. Now to check out the low tide schedule! #oceanbeach #toddlerlife #sandiego!

My son's valentines have been made for like two weeks. But my daughter. Oy... she is so my child.
She finished her "craft" this weekend (she loves to practice sewing!) but waited until tonight to let me know what she actually wanted to do with them. I kind of love them but wish I could have shared how to make them earlier.
Think it'd be weird if I posted a valentine tutorial ON Valentine's Day? For next year, of course! #valentinesday #crafts #diyvalentines

Can you guess what these are going to be? We are building them for our kids school auction. The kinders are going to decorate them this week once the husband adds the final touches. I cant wait to show off his handiwork this week!
The best part about a crafty husband is his willingness to help out when it cones to the kids. I asked him if he would make another pair for us and he gave me "the look" so i guess I'll be bidding on these. #diyweekend #diyprojects #woodworking

Kicking off day 2 of @dad2summit ready for more learning, networking, and fun. Enjoying a weekend soaking up the stories of fellow bloggers and dads in San Diego. Its the first conference my husband has come to and I am enjoying the time spent together. Its crazy different from the conferences I normally attend but in a good way and networking with the bloggers is giving a different view and glimpse into another side of storytelling. But the common theme of parenting, being real, and sharing is so refreshing. Looking forward to connecting more today! #dad2summit #sandiego #conference

I am always amazed at the foods this girl tries without even questioning it. We checked out @GetCrackShacked's latest restaurant in Encinitas on Tuesday and she tried everything they offered us. And then she asked for more deviled chicken. Um... what? Yeah, I found out that deviled chicken was the deviled eggs with candied bacon and french toast crumble she tried earlier. She already had two. Sadly they were all out so she enjoyed another chicken oyster. Mmmm! Check out the new location opening Monday 2/13 at 9am #TheCrackShack #getcrackshacked #sandiegorestaurants

When my husband and I started dating I would send him a @cookiesbydesign cookie bouquet every year for Valentine's Day. It was my little way of showing him how much I care. Now that we have kids, I'm still sending him a cookie bouquet but the size has gotten a little bigger. Because, of course, he now has to share his delicious goodies with the hungry, pleading eyes of our children. How do you show love on Valentine's Day? Any traditions? #cookiesbydesign #ValentinesDay #cookies AD