Thursday, June 21, 2012


Gosh, I love him.
My Forrest is the sweetest little person on this earth. I am convinced of this fact. When I tell him I love him he always replies, "I love you too Mommy" and puts his arms around my legs. It makes me smile every time. His very favorite TV show is the Backyardigans. When I put him to bed he always says, "kissing hand". That means he wants me to kiss the palm of his hand. The second I finish he puts his hand on his cheek then says, "me give you kissing hand". It's the cutest. His favorite food is goldfish crackers. Just goldfish. Goldfish and cereal, pineapples and goldfish, eggs and goldfish. He'll eat anything with goldfish. He insists on dressing himself these days and dislikes it when I pick out his outfit for the day. I had 3 hours every day with just the two of us when Summer was in school. I miss that time. I can hardly believe in less than 5 weeks he will be starting school as a Kindergartener. Where is the time going? He's my buddy and it's the best. I love this boy of mine.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day

i have an amazing dad. really, i love him more than anything. my hope when i was young was that someday i would be able to find someone like my dad to marry. i wanted to give my children the gift that my dad was to me. well, it took a few years but when david and i met, not only did i fall in love, but i knew i had found someone like my dad.

the kids both love their daddy so much. their little eyes light up whenever he comes into the room. the sweetest thing to see is how his eyes light up just as much when he sees them. forrest completely loves his daddy. i think his favorite sound in the world is the garage door. this sound means daddy is home. whenever he hears it he lights up and starts running towards the garage door while screaming, "daddy is home!" his little legs can't get to him fast enough. summer has a serious crush on her daddy too. i sat her down last week and asked her a few questions about her daddy. here is how our conversation went... in summer's words.

how old is daddy? he is 37 years old
how much does daddy weigh? he weighs 130 pounds
what is daddy's favorite food? pizza
what does daddy smell like? a prince (i would have to agree on this one. he always smells so good.)
where do you like to go with daddy? library and honeybees (frozen yogurt place)
what is your favorite thing to do with daddy? play with him at the pool
how does daddy make you happy? he tickles me and flips me over
how much do you love daddy? so much the world
name a few of your favorite things about daddy:
he takes me biking around the neighborhood by myself
he loves me
he makes me feel happy
daddy gives the best hugs
he makes me happy when its morning time and cooks me cereal

happy father's day to the two most amazing fathers i know... my own father and to my david.
i love you both... so much the world.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Go Barracudas! ~Forrest~

Forrest is making huge waves this summer. In february he could hardly do a freestyle. Now he can master all four strokes. We really do have the best swim coaches. I am not sure what Forrest loves more - swimming or snacking. I think however that the first picture says it all. I love being able to go to all of their swim meets even though they are just plain chaos. This past Wednesday was their first swim meet so I made sure I had my camera. It was pretty much a crazy evening for me sitting on the tiny fold up chair by the pool with Summer wanting to do this and that, Forrest who constantly was complaining of being hungry only to completely devour the entire contents of the cooler just as they were calling them to get on the diving board and I must not forget the spilled family-size bag of veggie sticks in the broad daylight compliments of a Schultz kid who shall remain unnamed. To sum it up, we were a mess. With all the craziness however once the kids had their turns on the diving board they were in heaven. Both of them beamed. Sadly I did not get a photo of both of them together. I will have to try again at the next meet. Now you can see why I put up with all of the "crazy". It is totally worth it.

Go Barracudas! ~Summer~

Summer and Forrest love being in the water. It was a natural decision to put them on a swim team. Every afternoon for an hour they jump into the pool for swim practice. This is Summer's second year on the same swim team. I don't know what summer loves more, diving into the water or swimming to the finish. She takes great pride in her dives. Summer works very hard in the pool. I believe this will serve her well in life when she grows up. Summer has the best swim coaches. I love being able to sit and watch during practice and hearing to all they will be learning this summer and I kept thinking how grateful I am that she was put in this particular swim team. That's a big deal for us. I can now see why Summer hops in the car each day with a big smile on her face. That little face she is making in the first picture is such a "Summer face" with her crooked front tooth. I love it. A total keeper.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's coming...

Summertime is coming! We kicked off Memorial Day weekend and went sailing. It was a blast. Here's Forrest cruising the sailboat like he owns the lake. I have more pictures from my phone but am off to the kids' swim practice. This picture makes me want to be a kid again. Not a care in the world...

Sunday, June 3, 2012


David completed another triathlon race this weekend. He has always been an accomplished athlete; excelled in swimming and water polo in the Deaflympics, road biking, cross-country running and now his most recent passion, mountain biking.