Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday! Hope you have some fun plans for this beautiful weekend. I'm heading over the eastern WA for a bachelorette weekend which I've been looking forward to for months. It will be my first nights away from Mylo though so wish me luck!

Here are some links to kick us off:

Amazing airstream remodel.

10 ways to use liqueurs in summer desserts and a delicious looking bourbon slush punch.

Would you consider giving your child the mother's last name?

Cute and practical, I need to get some of this before Mylo grows even taller!

5 ways to raise kind children, love this article.

This looks like an awesome date night.

Well done Kristin Bell!

Seriously? Ice creme sandwich donuts (!) and the cutest fruit macaroons (image to the left).

Interesting article about modern parenting.

Dreaming of far off places and beautiful design: an eclectic London flat, a Brazilian rainforest escape, a modern German boathouse, and a colorful Australian beach home.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Would you teach your baby sign language?

For the past few weeks Myles has been driving us all a little bonkers with his fairly constant whining. He has this little sound that he makes all day that's like a high pitched "eh" noise. He hasn't started saying any words yet so this is his best attempt to communicate with us every thing from "I'm hungry, where's my breakfast?" to "I'm bored, let's go outside." Honestly I can't blame the little guy for trying to talk with us the only way he knows how.

Patrick and I are both eager to help Myles to communicate with us but there are only so many times you can try to get him to say "mama." So I'm thinking of trying to teach him some sign language. I've heard it can be fairly easy to teach babies a few words of ASL so that they are able to communicate before they have verbal language skills.

This website is awesome with basic videos on how to get started. Has anyone out there tried baby sign language? Any tips or success stories to get us started?

PS. 12 basic sign language words (love the one for cat!)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Smile

Have you seen this amazing video of a charming old man throwing down his canes and bustin' a move on the dance floor?? It made my day. Hope you're having a great week!

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Wedding Wednesday: Raj & Shweta, part 2

One of my favorite things about the Indian weddings we've shot, is that it typically involves a long break after the ceremony where not only do the bride and groom go and change into new outfits, often a lot of the guests will too! Here are shots of Raj & Shweta in their second outfits, just before their reception began.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Motivation

I'm realizing that we've passed the middle of July and I haven't enjoyed the summer half as much as I'd like... It's time to start making plans to enjoy the rest of the lovely days ahead. 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday! Today is Mandela Day, in honor of what would have been Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday. It's been a not so great week for our world, definitely a time when everyone could benefit from looking to Mandela's message of hope, peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. (Loving Google's doodle today.)

Wherever you are, I hope you have great weekend, surrounded by friends and family. We'll be celebrating Mylo's first birthday! And now, here are some stories of happiness from around the web...

If you have an furry friend and have ever tried to do yoga at home...

Apps for suntanning. Really.

Childhood drawings reimagined

Perfect summer song, by one of my favorite people!

Sweet story of a kid turned into a pop star, just because.

Life hacks, I plan on trying #39 later today.

I'm not a fan of the original, but Weird Al's version of this song is AMAZING and educational too!

I bought Oliver the cat one of these for his birthday this week.

Pretty braids- aka a classy way to get your hair off of your sweaty neck.

Photo by Zoe Rain

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Summer So Far

We are having a great summer so far. Loving this warm weather and having a "big boy" who can participate in some of the fun summer activities like swimming and playing outside. Now just keeping my finger's crossed for no rain on Sunday for his birthday!  Here are some pics of our summer baby.

Look who finally has a tooth! After waiting for 11 months Mylo has sprouted to little teeth.

Summer swim baby 

Cousins on the 4th 

Patrick and Kenedee having a laugh on the 4th

Crawling around at Gas Works Park

 Never want to forget those rolls!!

Family Selfie at Golden Gardens

Mama and Mylo at Golden Gardens

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