Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Last week's share day included the letter K. Guess what starts with K, people?


It was a big day. We passed on the UHaul to transfer every one of her kitties, kitty-themed pieces of clothing, kitty books and such......and filled a bag instead. I'm all about subtly, you know. She's holding Jelly Cat here and Mistletoe Kitty, too. Lots more inside.

Jack brought a train "kit". Impressive.

I took the kids to the beach Friday night to watch the sunset. Beautiful weather & and beautiful night.

Love this kid.

This one, too. Oh, hell, I love all 3 of them.

This one is the craziest, though. By far.

Smoochin' on Jack. My hair looks red!

We ended the evening with Laine pulling a "Tessie Mayes" and going a-naturale. Time to go!

The princess party was a hit. Preschool friends and awesome cake. It was very "bippity boppity boo!", so Lainey arrived in princess gear and Jack, as a prince.

Know what's pretty cool about a party in California? We picked oranges from their citrus trees on the way out. They were delicious!

Holly and I took the kids to La Jolla for the day on Monday. We split picnic preparations. Here is what my part of the contributions looks like. PB&J for 7!

We love the Birch Aquarium. It's just small enough to get in and out within about an hour.

Hold it right there, Laine. Nicholas had a poopy diaper, but it wasn't that bad. Yes, we kept him in it to (successfully, I might add) clear a path for the kids to walk freely, but it wasn't reason enough to jump.

What's cuter about this picture? Sweet Austin looking at the sea star or Ainsley's chubbo baby leg?

6 of the crew!

It's a small miracle we didn't get kicked out.

When I told Mae Mae we were going, she said, "I'd see you guys coming and run in the other direction." Hmmmm......


After the aquarium, we ventured down to La Jolla Cove.

So pretty.

Holly + her 4 kiddos.

Me + my 3. What? You don't usually have a 3 year old strapped to you while holding your 4 year old?

Holly's oldest is 5 and youngest is 5 months. She's a busy mama.

Lovely La Jolla.

Punks on the beach. Trying for a Valentine shot since they were all in gear. FAIL.

Football playing punkin'.

Back to Holly's for dinner. Love their view.

Another glorious sunset!

This week's agenda:

*Possible Dr.'s visit. Bronchitis may be back. I'm functioning, but sound like a seal.

*Thank you notes. (I can't find Carter's school pictures to include! I'm looking!!!!)

*Studio downtown. (I'm working for a photographer here in San Diego. From home, about 10 hours a week. Writing newsletters, client relations, special events, etc. Loving it!)

*Disneyland on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Visit with Pa.

*Basketball game.

*Kids overnight with Pa while Blake and I go on a date. Awesome.


shannon said...

Poor Carter. Or maybe I'm just projecting.

starnes family said...

Explain, snarky Shannon.

Dee Stephens said...

Wowzers! Your friend Holly must have been prego for nearly 5 years straight!?
Love that picture of Lainey running with her mouth open. cuteness.
Jealous of Disney :(

Vincent Family said...

These pictures make me want to trade in this midwest snow that is falling. I would much rather be on the beach!

And I second Dee Stephens - WAY jealous of Disney.

Shannon said...

So many little ones for a big kid to deal with at one time.

Heather said...

jealous. that you live in lovely California. gorgeous weather. so jealous.

I was wondering what your job was!! genius! I bet you are great at that! Did you give them your blog as a reference! :) sounds fun!

kids are precious as ever!

The Lenzers said...

can i come live with you for a week, at least your outings are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

donatelli98 said...

Cute stuff Casey. Did Jann tell you we are coming to Disneyland in March? Imagine it - 8 kids 7 and under (my neighbors are coming too) When is your kids' spring break?

starnes family said...

Spring break isn't until April. But, we can go on Monday or Tuesday with yall if you want to make your Disneyland trip even crazier! I'd love to have you all out to our house for dinner, too.....if you have time! I can't wait.

Nate, Abbey, Noah, Blaire and Tatum said...

I'm so jealous of your warm weather!

Pam Bowers said...

As always, you are very busy. Love the shots of La Jolla. So beautiful.

The Rand's said...

Wish I was in La Jolla! Looks so beautiful!!!!

Did I tell you that I love Carter's haircut? Well, I do. He looks like a teenager!!!!

Lainey and Jack are precious as always. Love the show and tell things that they choose. We do the same thing in our preschool class.

Let's chat soon!!!!

Impulsive Addict said...

I just got really tired after seeing all of your festivities. That's a lot of childrens.

Btw, there were 8 sandwiches and not 7. I'm a math teacher which means I'm a numbers kinda girl.

Were you at a topless beach?

Lindsay @ whimsy.girl said...

I want an orange tree, how cool is that!! Love Lainey's knot dress, too cute.

FROGGITY! said...

great times! i am loving the oranges. yum. have an awesome time at disney!!!! do y'all have ca resident passes? we're thinking of buying passes next year to 'the world.' lol

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Oooh, the craziest kid? That one's my favorite.

Coco said...

Please quit carrying those kids around in a baby bjorn. It looks like there is something wrong with her.

And your hair totally looks red!!

Jodee said...

What a fun outing! La Jolla looks fabulous! So glad things are going well for you and the punks.

Allyson and Dave said...

7 are a brave one. You all look like have so much fun on your little outings.

Kristen said...

A date?!? Hot stuff...
and I am thrilled that Mr. Toe (aka Mistletoe Kitty) made it in the first pic.
I love all of your adventures...

Monica said...

I want to jump into your beach photos!

donatelli98 said...

Would love to Casey - I'll work with Jann and we'll figure out the plan!

Merry Mack said...

You guys make me tired and in need of an anxiety pill. I am glad you are braver than I. They do all look cute. I am glad you are enjoying your new gig. Sounds fun. I am jealous of all your Disney trips too.