Summer has started

I can hardly believe that Adelaide just finished 3rd grade but this sweet, sassy, independent and amazing little lady is officially a 4th grader.

The last day of school resulted in me picking her up early from after school care per her request and then getting begged by her friend to bring her home as well which gave me an excuse to get them Snow 2 Go (my guilty summer pleasure of the most delicious shaved ice I have ever had).

The first movie in the park (outdoors on a big screen with snacks and kids running around everywhere)  luckily it was Daphne’s favorite movie and where she was a little unsure at first she ended the night in all smiles, and stomping her foot to the music.

Today we surprised Rich with Deep Sea Fishing with a very early wake up at 4am then brunch at one of our favorite spots afterwards. 

Daphne didn’t like two of the guests on the boat but luckily fell asleep and missed he entire fishing experience and woke up moments before we docked.  Thankful she was happy for the boat ride and brunch!

I would have loved to have slept on that boat, rocking waves, the sounds of the waves and the cool salty air, yes please!  That girl was in heaven!

We did not catch any fish we could keep but Rich an Adelaide did both catch a couple Sculpin.  Did you know the fins are toxic if they hit you, as the skipper said not toxic like your going to die but it’s going to hurt really bad!

Everyone was tired except Daphne and took a nap when we got home. 

I hope all the dads out there had a great day!

Xoxo desiree

Figit Spinners

Kids out here are obsessed with these things, I hear it’s the new bottle slipping 🤦🏼‍♀️

How do these things catch on?

Well our friends 3D printed one since all the stores around us were sold out!

We now have a few but geesh they are so dumb.

The purpose behind them was for special needs kids and the founder of the product is not actually reaping the rewards so it’s sad.

It’s been awhile

I try to be so good about writing but we have been busy these past few weeks.

Little Miss Daphne was sick and has been sleeping with us for weeks off an on because of the illnesses, I am ok with that when she does not feel well so I can monitor her temp, her cough and oh yeah when she barfs in our bed 🤢
There was a nasty virus going around with a high temp lasting for days and that just piggy backed on her already wheezy cough which was being treated with albuterol.  She was a mess!  Thankful my mom was here, the night before my mom left however Daphne’s temp got up to 103.8 and she was on Tylenol, Motrin and just got out of a tepid bath so at that point I text our doc (by the way we are back with our fav doc, thank god!) and she had us up the dose to 5ml of each and that did the trick.  That was a big jump from what the charts say to dose her but you do what you gotta do.

Sleep training this girl after weeks of this have been very challenging 😴.

My girls have been so much fun in the past weeks and as I wrote down all the memories I wanted to share I thought that is too much for one post so I may trickle them out.

My mom bought Adelaide this Chillbo and it’s ridiculous, too big and the concept does not work.  Enjoy laughing at us.

I finally found the energy to finish the IRS filing for Daphne’s Lamp, it was a pain in the butt.  But I found a since of relief in the meaning of this necklace I wore on the day I mailed it. 

We finally had a warm couple weeks to open the water slide ​​​

We go to this place near us and it’s really great for kids and picky eaters.  They have these adorable little ice cream cones. Daphne does not like cold or ice cream, it was the cutest thing when she held her cone and ate it!

One of the weeks our babysitter was closed we had two college girls watch Daphne and she LOVED them, this was huge because if we get a babysitter it’s typically after she is in bed so to think about daytime with her, I was a nervous wreck.  I am lucky enough to work close to home so I stay to feed her breakfast, came home for lunch everyday and was home rather early each day just to make sure all was going well.  She watched her favorite movie Sing a few too many times that week but learned to Dance!

What baby doesn’t like to play in the Tupperware cabinet?!  Well Daphne had not been able to because of her mobility issues but this day she was able and boy did she make a mess and have a great time!

Adelaide has finished phase 1 of her braces and she is so excited to not have metal in her mouth, I am dreading a retainer with the absent minded professor because she went through 3 the first time she had a retainer 😕

XOXO Desiree

It’s a Family Affair

Adelaide had a school project to learn about a local City so the whole family went and helped.

Life is so busy that often we forget to explore all that we have around us.

It was so much fun taking the train to San Juan Capistrano, which only took 12 minutes versus driving which can be a crap shoot depending on traffic and accidents.  And little Daph was happier being held then in a car seat 🙃.

We spent a lot of time at the mission and learned that there are 21 missions in California, the Swallows that used to only nest in SJC now go to other places as well because they can and much more. 

This was Daphne’s 1st train ride!  Adelaide has taken the train to several sporting events and loves it, especially the cafe car!

xoxo desiree


How many of you are obsessed with Pinterest?

I used to be but rarely have the time for it lately.

I can always count on it being there for the last minute school project, gift wrapping or if I need dinner fast recipe.

I honestly don’t remember what I did before Pinterest.  I remember when my friend introduced it to me and I thought she was nuts and it was so time consuming and she was so proud of me when I started to “pin” things.  Now it’s like my down time.

Pinterest has given me the ability to be that mom for my oldest daughter.  Seriously though.  School is tough and challenging and all the moms are on Pinterest. A simple party or cookie doesn’t cut it anymore.  You gotta have it ALL together.  Most of what I make probably looks like a Pinterest fail but it’s the fun I have with my daughter when making the ridiculous crafts or recipes that I cherish.

OH and I told my daughter I better have a perfectly planned Pinterest party when I turn 40!  She has a few years yet, but she better step up, I don’t want any straight edges on my hearts or circle cutouts 🤣

XOXO “That Mom”