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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Whale lovers

This post was from a year ago :0

By doing a solid insta creep 6 or so months ago, I found this girls account that I was immediately drawn to. She has four kids, two are twins and are just a month younger than Sawyer (I can't imagine having twins). She lives in Canada, her name is Jenna and she takes the dreamiest photos. I instantly hit that follow button. A week later she started following me back. We commented back and forth on one anothers photos and then I saw her post a photo of a beach I hang out at regularly. My instagram crush was in my town! She private messaged me and offered to take pictures of my babes, ummm yes please!!

The day of the eve we were supposed to meet up was a gongshow. So randomly busy and my kids were just getting over colds. Little did I know we were all on the verge of getting the flu. So naturally all of our vibes were just off. I debated cancelling but thought, my kids LOVE the beach and instantly light up as soon as their little toes touch the sand. So off we went to meet Jenna. 

Isn't it crazy how we can have internet "friends" who we haven't even met before but feel like we know everything about them? Kind of weird, but I like it. She was exactly how I thought she would be. Soft spoken, adorable, personable and so darn sweet. I just wanted to scoop her up and put her in my pocket. My kids, were not so sweet. After being on the beach for 20 minutes, meltdowns started happening so fast. I kept doing that nervous laughter, repeating "they are never like this",  so typical. But I really do have the happiest babes and they are the happiest at the beach. What the heck kids, get it together. 

Jenna snapped hundreds of pics in those first fifteen minutes and they all turned out so great! She is a master. Even when Willow was having her meltdown she got the sweetest shots. She sent me 98 pictures and it's so hard to narrow down my faves but here are a handful...

ps check out Jennas instagram accounts. So dreamy J_hobbs & hobbs_photo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dear Sawyer, (9 months)

Dear Sawyer,

We didn't do too many things out of the ordinary this past month. You are getting so quick at crawling that you can almost keep up with Jack...almost. 

- you have four teeth and and are sprouting a fifth.

- you wear anything from 12-18month to 2t clothing

- size four diapers

- you have developed quite the personality this past month. You laugh and fake laugh at everything.

- your sister and your mom are HILARIOUS

- you love books

- you are so charming and know how to put it on

- your newest party trick is to stick your tongue out. 

- you love dancing as much as your sister

- you are such a boy. You are always smashing & destroying everything that comes your way

- you give big sloppy open mouthed kisses 

- you are pretty proud when you clap or high five. 

- you loooove cuddling. Biggest snuggle bug ever.

- you pull yourself up on everything. You try so hard to walk and keep up with your sis but you fall flat on your face.

- when you nurse laying down you use me as a jungle gym

Photo By Hobbs Photography 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dear Sawyer (8 Months)

Dear Sawyer,

Whoops, I guess we missed your 7 months post, you are already 8 months! We have been spending this gorgeous summer outside nearly everyday and I just haven't had the time to write a post. I just started looking after your buddy Jack a few times a week and you guys are hilarious to watch, you look like crazy little Italian men. It will be so fun to watch you two grow up together.

At eight months

- you are in size 4 diapers

- 12m - 12-18m clothes

- I don't know how much you weigh but at 6 months you weighed 21lbs and you have grown even more, such a big dude

- you have four teeth

- you give big open mouth kisses

- you love to play pat-a-cake and clap your hands

- you are crawling

- you are so snuggly

- you growl all of the time. When the dogs do their play fighting you laugh so hard and start growling like them

- your sister is still your number one fan and she is yours

- you were sleeping through the night for a week or so and now that has gone out of the window. You are too stoked to try out all of your new tricks you have been learning and now have no interest in sleeping.

- you are either super smily and happy or you make the most ridiculous frown and look like you hate life haha  (your frown makes you look just like your dad)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Willow Is Three

We celebrated Willow in true Ukee fashion...

She requested daddies famous crepes

Hiked the Wild Pacific Trail

When we came home a life-sized princess by Sharkys Balloons was waiting to play with her

We went to the Howlers for presents, bowling and dinner

That cake by Zoes Bakery was out of this world

We snuck off to the beach to say goodnight to the sun

Dear Willow,

You are three whole years old! I can't even believe how much joy you have brought us in your short little life thus far.

 You are wild, energetic, brave, compassionate, smart, adventurous, curious, hilarious, beautiful, kind, stubborn, polite, loving, fun, inquisitive, charming, whiny, sweet, I mean I really could go on forever.

You have been the absolute best big sis to your little bro. You are so patient with him. He will grab a huge chunk of those curly locks and you will just painfully grimace and wait for him to let go and then laugh afterwards.

You are such a performer, someone get this kid an agent. You sing and dance all day long. Shaking your hips and shoulders are your signature

You are boy crazy, your current love is a boy named Finn

You don't like to be called a baby. You are a BIG KID.

You are so good at entertaining yourself

You want to go to school so badly

You love the park

Your favourite food is raw carrots

You love talking about bears

You need your afternoon naps, otherwise we are all miserable

Books are your thing, you love a good book

You can only wear things that match, such a fashionista

Your favourite colours are pink and purple

You are super sassy

You love mermaids

You have a wild imagination. You have an imaginary purple house and a puppy named Koala

You like talking about poop (which we are trying to stop, thanks Papa)

You love gardening

Daddy is the only one that can sing you goodnight songs

Your best friends are Emmett, Finn, Isla, Hali, & Averie

You love playing with sea creatures and slugs

Your favourite treat is chocolate pop bears from Zoes

You tried dance and soccer camp this summer and you definitely loved dance more

You love "working out" and do it every morning. Situps, pushups, yoga and runs

You love the beach and going for walks. You can hike a good long while on a good day.