Friday, June 28, 2013

A peek at our week

Happy Friday everyone!
Here's a peek at our week (well more like the past 2). 

This little guy...I just can't handle how cute he is

our garden has been booming! 

This is what we like to call the brother-go-round

swinging in the great outdoors


A visit to San Clemente = a necessary stop at one of our favorite places to eat.  
This time we went to my hubby's favorite La Tiendita.

Look who won the Bagels and Brew contest?!!

Wesley- "Mommy I just need to cuddle with you and Hudson right now"

The kids have been obsessed with The Land Before Time movies (all 20 of them) and their dinosaurs lately.

Dessert with friends is the best.
Actually dessert period is the best
but everything is better with friends. 

My Babe with our babes. 

stop it. seriously...he kills me with that smile

I've started to put the kids to work (with chores). 
They always fight over who gets to vacuum or sweep. 

We went swimming with our neighbors. 

Maddie really wanted Hudson to sleep in her bed. 

I'm still running 
and surprisingly not hating it. 
as much. 
And even though I'm not a morning person I love getting up early just to start the day off with some quiet. 
Ahhh the sweet sweet sound of quiet. 

pizza and park night with friends 

Some friends and I did a little canning

Look at how big our chickens are getting! 

They are Maddie's favorite! 
She may be scared of dogs and squirrels but she loves chickens! 

And her baby

Pretty toes :)
Details coming soon 

Snacking on a cucumber from our garden 

We saw The Croons at the dollar theater. 

We played at a near by splash pad with some friends. 

And then did a little sunbathing to dry off. 

I also found these pictures from a couple weeks ago so I thought I'd share them too. 

Date night with the hubby
and our cute third wheel. 

 First Angel's game!
It was so funny being out with just Aaron and Hudson. 
Everyone kept coming up to Hudson and ooohhing and ahhhing over him (because he is crazy cute) and then congratulating us on our first baby and telling us things like "Before you know it he will be walking..." :) 

 Bacon bagel
because everything is better with bacon

 feeding time

Happy Friday! 
Hope you guys have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wedding cake toppers

I just found this blog post I wrote a few weeks ago (before the wedding).
Apparently I forgot to post it...whoops! 
Oh well....better late than never. 

I can't believe my brother's getting married in a couple weeks!

His fiance wanted some wooden peg dolls to go on top of the wedding cake 
and since they were $60-$100 to buy them on Etsy I told her I would try to make some myself. 
So for $10 here's what I came up with.   

Not too shabby. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer fun list

I'm so glad we made a Summer bucket list. 
It has helped us be intentional about actually doing all the fun summer things we always want to do but don't always get around to doing 
and it has helped to give our week some direction. If we have a free day or start to get bored with our usual routine we pick something off our list to do. 
So easy and so much fun. 

Last week we checked off a couple new things...

We went fishing at the Santa Ana rivers. 
We caught a giant fish and just as we were reaching down to take it out of the water it got off the hook. Bummer!

Wesley made a new friend.
He had a blast playing with the worms 

and trying to catch the hundreds of chickens wandering around the place. 

Mackenzie on the other hand was really into fishing. 
She sat on that bench with the pole the entire time and keeps asking us when we can go back. 

The fish that got away. 

 We also got to check making fresh lemonade off our list. favorite! 

And we painted some rocks. 
I love how they all turned out. 
So cute and unique. 

We even had a couple peg people left over from the bride and groom (below) that I painted for my brothers wedding. 
Can you tell which is Mackenzie and which is Wesley's :)
Mackenzie made hers a flower girl and it turned out so cute! I was super impressed at her painting skills with a cheapie water color paint brush. 

(the ones I painted for my brother's wedding)

What have you guys been up to this summer?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Family photos Spring 2013

I'm a picture junkie.
My kids are growing up way too fast and documenting their little lives as they grow and our family during each season of life is super important to me.

A few weeks ago we had our family pictures taken by the amazingly talented Cami Jane.
Cami was so sweet and great to work with.
The kids loved her and despite Mackenzie's broken arm (which was totally NOT Cami's fault) the shoot went really smoothly.
I'm so thankful to have these pictures to remember this crazy chapter of the Sellars Chronicles...the beginning of our life as a family of 6.

Here's a peek at some of my favorites...  

This picture cracks me up. 
The kids were trying to make us smile as Cami was taking a few pictures of just Aaron and I. 

Mackenzie- age 5

Wesley- age 3 (almost 4)

Madelyn- age 2
(this picture perfectly captures her personality...sweet and silly)

Hudson- age 2.5 months 

What Madelyn was doing 80% of the shoot :)