October 10, 2017

hello, little life (again).

this blog seems to have a recurring theme in my life. it seems to emerge when i am feeling a bit overwhelmed at keeping up with life or feeling like i need a creative outlet. i always have regrets for not keeping up with it - mainly because this is my soul means of documenting life for my family. so let's give this a whirl again shall we!

mr. kiwi
he is enjoying his work as a clinical director and also loves having his own practice. he is always trying to "give up soda" and amazes me with his ability to get up at 4:45 and go to the gym most mornings. my favorite thing is watching him as a dad, especially with our daughter. his relationship with our little guy is funny and strong to say the least. but watching his gentleness and tenderness with her often leaves me a little teary. it is so important for a girl to have a good relationship with her father and i love watching their's.

little miss
she is strong. competitive. smart. kind. thoughtful. careful. wise. she remembers everything. she wants to learn everything and excel at everything. i admire her so much. she is creative and loves art. she loves to give her brother a hard time but is lost without him. she is playing soccer again this year and taking hula lessons. she still plays the piano almost daily and loves to sing. her favorite thing right now is the old movie, "the sound of music." if it is not playing in the background somewhere than she is humming or singing it. pretty cute. she loves to hear stories about them "when they were babies" even though to me they are still my babies. she has really become a daddy's girl and thinks he hung the moon.

little guy
he is loving, tender-hearted, emotional, fiercely loyal, a jokester, a lover not a fighter, and hard worker. things don't come as easily for him as they do for his sister, as far as school and sports, but he keeps plugging away and eventually gets there. he loves math and is really good at it! he is enjoying reading books and cheering for his sister at her soccer gams. he is also taking hula and loves it. he is excited to play football and do cross-fit. he likes to tell us how he is going to run in the olympics one day and then runs around the house turbo speed. his favorite thing is his sister. that boy adores her. and lets her boss him around and usually smiles while he does whatever she says. he loves to talk - like a lot. sometimes i have to freeze him in the car to give my ears a break! he is always willing to give a hug and kind word to anyone in need. he says he is a "mommy's boy even though he loves both of us but daddy just likes to annoy him." he has a cute relationship with daddy too. it's fun to see those two in action.

the kiddos are both well into 2nd grade and thriving. they are in the same class, take their (vegan) lunches every day, have a special fist bump they do with daddy when he drops them off in the morning, and have really sweet friends. i get to be their room mom this year and am looking forward to that.

my life.
they are my life. i live and breathe my family. it's so fun watching them grow and bloom into the people they are. more about me later. i really just wanted to document a little about them.

May 25, 2017

the goings on.

 i feel so behind documenting life. my brain thinks in list form when it feels cramped and full. so here's a little list of all the things on my brain this morning.

  • today is the kiddos last full day of school - FIRST GRADE. whaaaa?!!! 
  • tomorrow they go to school for an hour and a half. seriously? not sure the purpose of that. 
  • bella pee'd on the floor in my office last night. interesting that she didn't pee anywhere we got the carpets cleaned - just right next to it, which is the best scenario. found this cheap powder at wal-mart that someone recommended. worked great! always surprised when the cheaper versions work better than the expensive ones. 
  • i'm so ready for summer. everyone is. mostly because of no bedtimes or wakeup times... and lots of swimming. 
  • my sisters C+A are here in their airstream up at Heber for at least 2 months! ahhhhhhh! too happy about that. i wish they could stay forever. 
  • bought a new battery for my car last week. the mechanic was surprised it lasted so long. my car is almost 19 years old and has 137,000 miles on it. and the best part - i still LOVE it. i just need it to hang on another year... pretty please. 
  • we started to grow some veggies from seeds - thanks to aunty anga. we did so well, and then i killed them because i put them on the porch and forgot. they died of heatstroke. bummer. 
  • the kiddos first hula recital is coming up soon. they both love hula now which makes it nice since i will never let them quit. haha. 
  • kiddos just finished piano lessons till fall. 
  • our two dogs - bella and marley - follow me everywhere. 
  • marley thinks my bed is hers and she will not share it with eugene. 
  • the little miss also still thinks my bed is hers too. poor daddy. 
  • i must say i am enjoying the no snoring zone since he has been banished to the guest room. 
  • our therapy private practice office is thriving... heavenly blessings. 
  • i am nearing 6 months of starting my own business, clove + fig, which i love. 
  • the kiddos are growing so fast that sometimes i blink and find myself staring at them trying to soak in every part of them because they are changing and growing every day.
  • i am serving in the stake young women's presidency. what a blessing that has been to my life. 
  • the sisters i serve with are absolutely amazing. love each and every single one of them. 

September 7, 2016

ame'lia turns 7 | happy birthday.

our sweet daughter turned 7 last week.  S E V E N - hold on while i fill a river with my tears - lol. that time thing again. running faster than i can grasp. we decorated her bedroom door while she slept and made our customary birthday sign - all about her. she was super excited for school and to have me come and share with her class her favorite things. she chose to pass out fruit by the foot for her treat to all her classmates. she is such a little artist so we had a family night at color me mine. i'm not sure who had more fun - daddy or ame'. we ended the night with a birthday cupcake from The Sweet Tooth Fairy and lots of kisses and cuddles.

my dear sweet may-may, 
you are incredible, amazing, adorable, kind, lovable, smart, wonderful, divine, selective, sensitive, strong, oh so funny, courageous, tenderhearted, brave, and perfectly beautiful just the way you are.

oh how we love you.

6-year-old accomplishments: 
very first haircut (i know, ridiculous. blame daddy). completed first year of soccer. finished kindergarten. started all-day first grade. won first place in a foot race. rode rides at the fair with nana. first car show with papa (2nd place).

7-year-old wishes:  
learn to roller skate. go on a disney cruise.
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