Saturday, August 29, 2009

so close we could smell the grass

when bp was offered 2nd row seats with only 3 hours til game time (and already in seattle for work) he accepted graciously, headed home, picked me up, and drove back up to seattle.



M's win, 6-3. BP wins, my heart forever.

Friday, August 21, 2009

be spontaneous

otherwise, i never get to my crafting desires...
this morning i was organizing my drawers and i just decided to modpodge some scrapbook papers to the inside of one of them. i was just sick of my lace snagging on the wood bottom.
so there you have it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

it's my cheek

does it look swollen to you? isla's salvatory gland is at it again...my poor baby.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

by your side, beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea

grandview beach, encinitas

i am not kidding, it was the best part of our trip!




beach legwear




Good Mother: LESSON 1





sometimes i feel that i'm not doing a very good job at my job. it's frusterating. it can be overwhelming. when i have moments of feeling like i am not the best mom i can be i try to think of my grandmother, raquel.

Raquel Peterson Lesson 1: embrace your children
once when i was a teenager, i was in trouble with my parents. at that time our new house was almost finished and for a few days we were living with my grandparents. i remember feeling guilty after getting a big eye lecture from my dad and when i walked into my grandmother's house she embraced me and told me she was happy i was there. it felt so good. to be loved...

today i spent as much time as i could embracing each of my children. isla was a dream child and the boys were happy together. macrae even played peakaboo with rhett. they were all happy and content just playing together.

macrae learned to swim on his own in his lifejacket. he loves the freedom in the pool. tonight he wanted to do animal puzzles instead of read a book before bed (which is weird since his favorite word lately has been "book"). then he laid in bed practicing all his new words: gog-go, fwog, etc...

isla was spending the night with ganna but called to come home at 10pm. i was enjoying the freedom of having one less child. but i rescued her and hugged her. then i told her i was happy she came home because i missed her.
i took 50 pictures of them yesterday on my 35mm camera. i'm trying to take more pictures. i am trying to enjoy my children more. i spend so much time just getting my job done that sometimes i forget the meaning of my work.

Monday, August 17, 2009

minnie mouse, where is your house?

a ladylike curtsey
yes, we had a wardrobe change. that ball gown was HOT!

teacups, her favorite ride

the peter pan ride was "creepy" and we didn't even get on pirates.

but the teacups...they were a hit.

although she was scared at first...we got her on the ride and she loved it!


i see you aunt lexi
aunt mare is so gorgeous!





Sunday, August 16, 2009

first stop, disney

make that, princess land!

an hour and a half in line calls for some sugar!

her favorite princess

wait, THIS is her favorite princess. this was all serious talk about dingle-hoppers and prince erik.


oh, and we definately looked for flying carpets on our plane ride home.

this is where princesses get married

happy anniversary andrew and alexis!



happy anniversary ADyers

true love never dies.
i love you.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

a girls' trip

isla and i went to visit uncle andrew and aunt lexi in california...alone. she was so excited to fly in a plane, she wanted to have her lunch looking at the tarmac.

is that my plane?
what a jetsetter.... her carry-on matches her dress! when we got on the plane she got a little scared and asked if we were going to go upside down.

more to come...


Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

morning on the lake

this is my namesake, annabella. wouldn't you know it, she's the first one in!

all these dyer girls kneeboard and wakeboard! but their favorite thing to do is body surf.


and they each took a turn tricking each other, holding on while the others let go. veeery trickery!


the man behind the man behind the boat behind the lake trip.

dyer's rule!