Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It's hard being Mommy sometimes...

It's been a rough start of the school year emotionally for this momma...Harrison has commented that he feels lonely at school (one bus buddy moved to Everett and the other switched schools). So he is solo on the bus. He said he often walks around the play ground alone in the mornings. I asked if other kids from another bus are unloading at the same time and maybe he could play with them. He also mentioned “I know I have red hair and I’m different”. Harrison attends karate after school on Monday and Wednesday (WKA picks him up from school and then I get him from karate after his class). Harrison mentioned that no one wants to be his friend (I think at karate). I paused, choked back tears and said he was funny and had the best imagination I have ever seen and the other kids are missing out! 

Maybe this is first month/getting used to life as a second grader...regardless I’m so Blessed that he is telling me and opening up!

It’s hard to be a mommy sometimes! Yesterday I cried big tears because of Lewis still being sick and how much I hate when either are in pain...Harrison rubbed my back and said it’s going to be okay and then made me a picture.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I hate diaper rashes!

It has been a very emotional day! The doctor thought lewis’ butt rash wasn’t too bad and it wasn’t bleeding at the office. She said the flu is going around and he got the diarrhoea side of it. God Bless him! After preschool we went to Fred Meyer for ham (he wanted ham for lunch), looked at the toys (bought 2 mini Cars surprise packs), filled up on cream, wipes, clothe diaper supplies (those will be taken back...). After a screaming/crying diaper change at FM we went back to the toy section (flip racer car was bought) and different cream because the above cream lead Lewis to the worst scream/cry :-(

We were late getting Harrison from school so we were late to the doctors office...Lewis dropped his 20oz bottle of Sprite on the office floor....momma tears poured out. I hate seeing Harrison or Lewis in pain. Oh and I haven’t eaten since breakfast!, salad and gelato has been ordered...while the boys sleep Bill and I will eat and continue watching Homeland!

Praying for healing 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

First day of school!

Harrison was up before 4am this morning..wowzers! 
Harrison wanted to make sure Lewis was up before he left for school so Lewis could learn the morning routine :)
He says this is his mad face...hmm I don't think he's too mad.
Off to second grade!
Lewis and his (brothers) tie-fighter before leaving for preschool (pre-3's class)
A very happy boy after his first day! 
Running energy out before going home for lunch and nap! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

...half way home...

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Ready to go home 🏡

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cutie in Mumbai

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 22nd H, L and A

So much fun going to McDonalds, Starbucks then a wonderful indoor play area, Plabo! I loved how Harrison and Aditya were able pick up where they left off two years ago. Harrison introduced Minecraft to Aditya and of course their endless imagination! Including little brother into the mix was a smooth process too!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We went swimming this morning!

I HATE swimming...being in a bath suiting (especially when it's wet and I'm instantly freezing) is NOT my favorite thing at all! However Harrison and Lewis LOVE to swim so I put my suit on and away we went...guess what?! It was fun to see them laughing and full of joy to be in the pool. Overcoming my insercurity felt AMAZING!!!

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We made it to Hyderabad yesterday morning, Monday 21st!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Soooo sleepy!!!

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Almost there...

We are waiting to board our plane to Hyderabad. 9 hour flight from Seattle to London was smooth (after the hour long check in process and hustling it to our gate in time! Woohoo we always have adventures! Heathrow airport is AMAZING for an 8 hour layover with the Mr. Adventure play area. Boys are sleepy and we are ready for the next 9 hour flight.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kayak Point camping trip 2017

A perfect hideout spot!

Cold but oh so fun beach!

Ready for the Sunday rain...
but first some serious s'mores!
Sunday morning=ready to go home

God is so good and our family is Blessed to call this our church home group...minus Martin family...hopefully next summer!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Seafair 2017

Love watching Bill holding Harrison and Lewis' hands...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Lewis Happenings

Sunday, July 30th marks sleeping on the bottom bunk, bye bye toddler bed 
Thursday, August 3rd first swim lesson...

Mommy loves these snuggle moments!
Friday, August 4th first experience of the diving board!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Finally the London/Barcelona adventure

Well all survived the 9 hour flight from Seattle to Heathrow...Lewis is recharging himself with a sip (or three) of a latte 
Those who know me best, know that I know where to find the nearest toilet, ha!

What big brother does, little brother does

We stubbled on this park and the boys had a blast! A great way to finish our first day in London. Harrison was off walking the rope bridges
The London Eye...pretty amazing to be so high over the city while inside a small dome


Big Ben was by far Harrison's FAVORITE part of our trip to London

Fascinated with the water below 

Tower of London was my favorite spot when Bill and I came here 12 years ago for our honeymoon...still a favorite though a lot more crowded but neat to show Harrison and Lewis
Tower bridge

First morning in Barcelona and our little artist made a Big Ben picture...
and a London bus picture.
Meet our Dawkins boys....Jude, Asher and Silas
Jude came along with us for a city tour on a double decker bus!
View from above of Barcelona

Boys and a castle adventures...

Amazing architecture by Gaudi,

Monestir de Pedralbes

Back to London and Harrison's request to walk around to explore more of the city!

Westminister Abbey...maybe not Harrison's favorite...

Sherlock homes museum...huge hit! 

A trip with kids involves a trip to the was so fun!

A day trip to Bath, a must! This was another one of my favorite places to visit while Bill and I were on our honeymoon. 

When in Bath, visit the Royal Crescent

Local newspaper turned into light sabers!

What a wonderful trip to London and Barcelona. Lots of memories were created and I think 85% awesome vacation with two boys and 15% wow what were we thinking! Not to bad if I say so myself! Next adventure is to Hyderabad and Kochi (August 19-September 1st)...this will be a 9 hour flight to London, short layover then 9 hours to Hyderabad. Bill will be working the first week while Harrison, Lewis and I visit dear friends. Anxiety is high as I prepare for this trip but I know with deep breathes and prayers it will be smooth...and if not it will be an adventure no matter what!