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December 31, 2014

Having Fun with My Cousins

(dictated to Kim) Hi - this is Emma. I'm at Auntie Kimmies staying with Olive. We bowled for a long time today and had lunch at mck (um…CPK). And then we painted at Color Me Mine (will post pictures soon). Auntie is the best auntie in the whole wide world.  I love her so much.

December 30, 2014

Happy Birthday August!

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Molly and Tim's son Auggie's 1st birthday. I love watching my friends become new moms/dads and seeing their babies grow up.  I still can't believe this little guy is a year old already!  Where does the time go?

December 27, 2014

Christmas Tree Lane

Right before Christmas we got the kids in the car and headed to Christmas Tree Lane. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to drive around looking for lights! I thought it would be far more exciting than it was. Olive and Buster could have cared less about the mile of trees lit up by bright lights. None of the pictures were that great so I posted the above one because I thought it was pretty cool looking.

vine of the week

December 24, 2014

American Apparel

A few weeks ago, Olive had a holiday photo shoot for American Apparel. Although everyone encourages me to take her on castings and auditions - I just don't know if I want that lifestyle for my little baby. They contacted me a few months ago to have Olive come in for a few fittings, and I figured we should try it and see…..

Looks like she liked it!

December 23, 2014

Christmas Guide for Mommy

Let me start out by saying that I DO NOT NEED ONE THING. I have so much already that I don't expect any Christmas presents from anyone. All I really want is a picture from Olive. She has been drawing like crazy lately - so I'd love one of my very own.
Shop these items: 1. Adina Reyter heart necklace 2. Gianvito Rossi Patent Pumps 3. Essie nail polish 4. Vince slip ons 5. Nikon D610 camera

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

The last couple of years we haven't had much luck with our Christmas trees. After about a week, they  are usually in bad shape. This years our was so dead - the ornaments were starting to drop off! We decided to recycle it and get a fresh one. Thankfully I absolutely love the holidays so decorating the tree again was just as much fun as the first time! 

December 22, 2014

Olive's X-Mas Show

A few days ago Olive had her Christmas party at school. All the little ones were so excited to sing the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells'. I know I say this all the time - but I just can't believe how big she is getting. It won't be long before she's in high school….

December 20, 2014

Brentwood Focus: Holidays

The new issue of Brentwood Focus is out.  Click here to read the article on my favorite holiday activities with the kids.

December 18, 2014

Bathtub Lament

A very, very, very, very long time ago - baths were pretty much my favorite thing. I could lounge in the scalding hot water for hours. Ok…maybe not HOURS, but pretty close. There was always some new product I couldn't wait to use or hair mask to try. Now - I'm lucky if I get 5 minutes of alone time in the tub. And if I do, there are seven thousand small little toys littered everywhere. Not exactly the relaxing awesomeness of before. Most of the time I've got Olive in with me and she begs to play My Little Ponies. Or even better - both kids want to get in and I've got 2 little ones to entertain, wash, shampoo, and get out. I know that in a few years - I will look back on this time with fondness. But man…sometimes I just wish I could have 15 minutes of pampering.

December 17, 2014

December 14, 2014

Christmas Guide for Olive

Shop these items: 1. Playskool Digital Camera and Projector 2. International Playthings Microphone 3. Land of Nod Bean Bag Toss 4. Leap Reader Reading and Writing 5. Mendini Drums

December 13, 2014

The Amazing Buster Cahn

Here is the thing about Buster - he's always been a little bit of a "higher maintenance" kid. He's a little sensitive, head strong, and crazy smart. I haven't always had an easy time with him. However, for the last couple of weeks he has been so much fun. He can actually tell us what he wants - and he is so much happier for it.

December 11, 2014

Gingerbread House

Olive's Gingerbread House, 2014