Washington Week

This last Monday we flew out to Seattle for the week to visit my Sister Lynsi, her husband, and their five sweet kids. I was having too much fun to pull out the big camera but I was able to snap this picture of Lola and her new favorite cousin and best friend, Ben. My girls fell in love with their little cousins and woke up asking if we could go back to Washington the first day home. Thanks for the fun-filled week Wilson family, we love you guys!


Lola James, two.

Geoff snapped this picture of Lola sometime in the middle of the Summer and I've probably looked at it 20x since we got it developed. It somehow makes me want to smile, laugh, and cry, all at the same time. This girl is hilarious and has no shortage of personality. We have strangers stop to tell us how funny her sassy little walk is or how cute her mannerisms are, and we have to agree. There's something about Lola that makes you want to watch her all day, she's a riot.

Since she's settled into her two year old self, we've noticed some minor differences in her temperment. Everything seems to be just a little bit louder, a little bit bigger, and a little bit more dramatic. She still dances every single time she hears a beat, loves to be outside, sports a swimming suit 90% of the time, wants to be doing everything her big sis is doing, and can throw down a donut in record time. She usually sports a smile, but if she's not, steer clear. She's taken on a real passion for using the phrase, "I don't WANT to!" with much gusto, and insists on doing absolutely everything by herself.

She kisses my tummy every night before bed and if I shut the door before she can say "G'night Mama, I yuv you!" at least 3-4 times she throws a fit. She's as stubborn as they come but the first to empathize with someone who is hurt or sad. She's obsessed with her Dad and if she wakes up before he has to leave for work and actually witnesses him drive away, I can kiss the morning goodbye. She cries for a solid 20 minutes and asks to go "to Dada's office" at least 20 more times throughout the day. She also loves her grammies and papas and asks for them whenever she's mad at me. Often times I catch her "calling" her Grammy on her fake cell phone and making grand plans with her for the afternoon.

She's got her Sister wrapped around her finger and sweet Ivy has grown to be incredibly patient with her demands (most the time). They love to cause mischief together, and rule-follower Ivy loves to have a little scapegoat like Lola to test the waters with. They're the best of friends, they're the worst of friends, and watching them interact and take care of each other has been the highlight of being their Mama so far. I can't wait to throw another little girl in the mix in a few months and see this girl have her turn as big sister! Keep being our best little two year old, Lola James. We love you!


catch up.

A little Instagram catch up to prove I'm still alive (barely!). October has been jam-packed with work and fun but unfortunately we've had our fair share of colds, croup, laryngitis, strep throats, and ear infections to top it off. (I swear we wash our hands!) Despite all the sick days and many sleepless nights, we've been able to squeeze some fun and smiles in there somewhere. We're ready for you, November!

*All pictures snapped from my trusty iPhone and uploaded to my Instagram, because I've somehow just recently discovered the beauty and simplicity of Chatbooks. Why didn't someone tell me about these sooner!? So user-friendly, so cheap, and no more guilt for never getting my behind to the Costco photo center to print phone pictures. I can't wait to fill my bookshelves with these cute little books, you could say I'm a lifer.


it's a... girl!

We're so excited to be bringing home another sweet girl from the hospital in just a few months. We may be biased, but we just love girls. Can't wait for a house full of 'em!


Preschool II

This little fireball started her second year of preschool today and we all couldn't be more excited. (Except maybe Lola, she's a little bummed.) I asked her a few very important questions before she started her big day (and before she made 20 wardrobe changes), and she answered accordingly:

Favorite color: "Pink!"
Favorite candy: "M&Ms."
What do you want to be when you grow up?: "A Mermaid."
Favorite soda: "Ewww, disgusting!"
Favorite place to go: "Disneyland, the library, and Rosas."
Favorite thing to learn about: "What elephants eat."
Favorite animal: "Probably just mouses and unicorns."

Go get 'em Tiny.


Lang, party of five.

I've been kind of the worst at blogging lately. Summer vacations, Lolas 2nd birthday, and much more has come and gone, however the most exciting news is that these two little crazies are going to be big sisters come February. We all cannot wait! Wish us luck. :)


Fathers Day 2014

Happy Fathers Day to the funnest, sweetest, most energetic, thoughtful, hard-working, and dance-iest Dad out there. (So proves all these random clips I strung together from my phone from the last 3+ years.) We love you so so much Geoff!



I always dread Summer because the days are so long, the heat advisories, etc, but this Summer so far has been nothing short of amazing. I'm really loving all the swimming and sun and lack of any sort of schedule we got going on around here. My girls fall asleep the second their exhausted heads hit the pillow and they always wake up and jump right back in their swimsuits ready for more. They're getting tiny little tan lines on their booties and they always have that faint smell of sunscreen on them at all times. After some summer grilling tonight they got out the last of their wiggles on the soapy trampoline with the hose and indulged in some mint ice-cream cones. I couldn't help but snap some pictures of them being so sweet and happy together. Can't wait for more pool time with friends, trips to the beach, and late nights with these girls this Summer, it's gonna be a good one.


so you've turned 4, huh?

It wouldn't be a birthday without our annual birthday interviews now, would it? A few answers differ from when we asked at ages two or three, but luckily for us, she still remains just as wild.