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August 28, 2018

Guest Blogger - Yosemite 2018

hey guys. its olive. i'm the guest blogger today. a few months ago we went to yosemite with my grandma and grandpa. and my aunt, uncle and cousins. I went on 2 hikes - one small and one big. the mountain was so big that I wanted someone to carry me the whole time. at least i got big and strong. i loved spending time with emma and aubrey. and once me and emma saw 2 frogs in the pool. we carried them out of the pool to safety because we didn't want them to drink that water and die.

August 27, 2018

Kids Update

I know I say this all the time.....but.....time is going by way too fast. I can't believe my baby is in kindergarten and my first born is in 2nd grade. I feel like I'm going to blink and they will be teenagers. I'm trying to enjoy this time as much as I can. 

- Excels in math. It's clear that mathematics come easy for him. 
- Already has a new best friend - Adler.
- The first week of school he sat with the cutest little girl named Lola at lunchtime. He keeps denying that she's his girlfriend. 
- Sleeping downstairs in his own room. He has Olive's old bunk bed and LOVES it.
- Slowly learning to read. He gets frustrated but thankfully never gives up.
- Excited to take Chess and a Lego after school class.
- CPK is his favorite restaurant. He loves the spring pasta with edamame. Literally orders it EVERY time.
- Obsessed with these new spinning top toys called BeyBlades.
- Wants his back rubbed every night before bed. Truthfully its my favorite time of day.
- Loves school. Loves his teacher. Loves his class.

- Got the exact teacher she wanted for 2nd grade. One of her good friends Lucy is in her class so I know she is having fun!
- Completely afraid of bees and dragonflies. It's becoming a real problem.
- Still lets me pick out her clothes before school.
- Learned how to ride a bike over the summer!
- Still loves art more than anything.
- Is fascinated by catastrophe stories. She told me the other day that she read about the Titanic and the San Francisco Earthquake. 
- Is too "big" to watch cartoons - she's moved on to live action tv shows now.
- Can do a front flip into the pool.
- Anajak is her favorite restaurant. It's a delicious thai place down the street from us. She loves the chicken satay and the kratong tongs.
- Growing so fast that I can barely keep clothes and shoes that fit!

August 19, 2018

Officially a Kindergartener

I can hardly believe that Buster is in Kindergarten now!! I was lucky enough to volunteer on his very first day and was impressed with how well behaved he was in class. The best part is that we only have one drop off and pick up now!

August 15, 2018

Mali + Lili

A few months ago I shot the current season of Mali+Lili handbags. We shot in downtown Los Angeles and I loved every second of it. There are so many cool buildings with interesting textures. Perfect for photos! You can see the current pics up on the Nordstrom site - here and here and here.

August 4, 2018


Over a month ago I took the kids to a place called Candytopia in Santa Monica. It's basically art and interactive things for the kids. The best part is that everything is made out of candy! Well, most of it anyway. The kids LOVED it. They keep begging me to go back. My favorite part was spinning on the rainbow wheel while confetti was dropped on us.