Tuesday, May 7, 2013


These two are loving each other more and more as they spend their days together doing what kids do best--playing.

Speaking of playing, over the weekend Sierra and I spent the day and night in Temecula. We celebrated our birthdays (34 & 36)--we have birthdays three days apart and the kids are four days apart (plus years). We had so much fun wine tasting and a leisurely lunch at Ponte Winery, dinner at the Temecula Creek Inn (where we stayed) and an amazing Cinco de Mayo breakfast at Baja Cactus. Seriously we want to go back for that food...and wine at Ponte because we are now members. Ha! Thank you Auntie Autumn and Uncle Marco for taking care of the littles! It was a well needed and anticipated day as just two.

This place was delicious. We might drive back just for the food!

Ah...no kids!

Ponte Winery--we decided to join. 

Came home with 12 bottles and a membership. 

Jackson and Riley love chasing each other, playing hide and seek, reading together, and playing in their kitchen. Yesterday Riley had her well baby check up: 22 lbs., 30" (50th percentiles) and 18.5" head (85th%). Dr. Upton said we had another advanced child and complemented us on our parenting. Riley is ahead in her motor skills and has 15 words that she uses on special occasions. For example, last night at dinner we were talking about the bunny that has been in our yard over the last two months. It has been a joy watching him grow bigger by the treats we leave for him. I spotted him and Sierra and Jackson asked, "Where?" Riley pointed out the window and said in a loud and clear voice, "There it is!" Her newest words are: duck, bubble, and Jackson. She didn't like getting her finger pricked for the lead and hemoglobin tests. Or maybe it was the plain band aid the nurse put on her finger that bothered her--she enjoyed the three sparkly ones on her legs from shots. No more check ups until 2! Wow!

Watching Jack play soccer.

LJ Shores--water temperature wasn't too bad!

Celebrating National Brother and Sister Day--Jackson took her hand without prompting. LOVE.

Spent part of my birthday with these two at the park.

Daddy ran the LJ Half Marathon on his birthday with a great time considering he only trained for two weeks!

Brunch with friends for Daddy's birthday.

Jackson didn't cry at his 4 year check up--last shots until 10! Dr. Upton  couldn't contain his smile listening to Jackson answer all of his questions. He was impressed by his vocabulary, eagerness to learn, and his outgoing attitude. Jackson weighed in at 38 lbs. and is 38.5 inches. 50th and 3rd percentile. Our little guy with big brains!

His ears DO work! Diagnosis: Ignoring Mama


1 comment:

  1. Cutest kiddos and your birthday trip looks so relaxing!