Thursday, April 21, 2011


It is not official, as the birthday boy's birthday is next Monday 4/25... (but close enough)

This past weekend we celebrated Kingston's third birthday to avoid a congested Easter weekend.


I thought that this Pirate phase would have ended by now, but it continues to go on and on...

I don't mind it!

Actually I lOVE what his little mind creates with his pirate stories.

Love this little man!


We had a small group of boys gather together for a bit of Pirate sword making (robbie's creativness, made out of pvc pipe, spray paint and stickers) A game of pin the patch on the Pirate and an instant find of the treasure chest full of goodie bags. (I couldn't bring myself to finish the real treasure hunt planned)


We had a beautiful day

for a BBQ of Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Brats, fruit, pasta salad and CHIPS. (of course)


The Cake was a hit for the Birthday boy!

An edible Pirate ship cake?!

What a lucky boy!


Kingston is always seen with a sword, or two.

It was a great day, much love from family and friends who came to celebrate our little boy's third Birthday!

It is crazy to think how fast these three years have gone.

I remember expecting this little boy and feeling the ultimate excitement of having a little boy. I would have never expected that he would want to dress up in hero capes and pirate outfits, carry a gun or sword all day long.

I expected cars, army men and legos (which he loves these too)His mind is a world of creative wonders ready to burst!

Kingston loves to color/draw, he Lovves to dig (his birthday present, a sand box) Loves rocks and sticks and could play outside all day! He loves to say prayers, give kisses, hugs and cuddles.

He never wants to grow BIG, if someone says "oh you are such a big boy".. he scowls and starts whinning that "he never wants to grow up", "i'm not a big boy, I am little"!

Don't mess with the big/little stuff.

When he wakes up Robbie and I always look at each other and wonder if he will be grumpy or happy.

Lately he is grumpy alll the time with moments of sweetness.

We love him no matter what, even if he scowls and is a grumpy bum!

I could go on and on about our little boy, but I will save you all from the gushiness of mom.

We are so grateful for Kingston in our family and feel so blessed to be his parents!

Happy Birthday lit'l pirate boy! xoxoxox

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


First Soccer practice:

London has ventured into Soccer this season, and she loves it!

Recently she told her aunties and grandma that she runs fast like a "super hero".

I just have to chuckle, because she is experiencing a whole new game, a whole new adventure!

If you know my London she is very girly, but loves to play hard with the boys.

I decided to put her on an all girls team for that very reason..... a distraction of BOYS.

The first practice went well, although we caught her picking up the ball with her hands and running it to a spot where she would drop it and then kick it, but she did great.

It is fun to see these little people try new things, can I say it is slightly entertaining?!

London's first game is this Saturday and after several practices all the girls are getting the hang of soccer! It helps that they have a great coach!

We are looking forward to grabbing our lawn chairs, snacks and hanging out at the soccer fields on Saturday afternoons..YAY!


Set into action.... TOUNGE and all.......:)


Friday, March 11, 2011

The New Do.....

Sooo here's the thing, we have our little guy excited to get a hair cut!
We have a mailer, for Great Cuts a whooping deal of $2.99, he's excited and wants Spike hair
like dad's... we go, get the cut and ohhh how handsome he looks.
The next morning he wants the spikes to be gone and wants his old hair back!
This makes me sad, because I loved his hair too...."Justin Beberish". Oh well, we will stick with his
new hair til it grows out again, but what a difference.....
a cut can really change someones look!


Kingston had many faces,

one, he was making some on purpose in the mirror to himself and second, some of awkward

interest. This was his first hair cut in the salon.

My little stud and his Thomas the Train watch.. he is obsessed!
Don't mind his attire... he found a pair of my maternity compressed stockings and decided to run
around in them. Ohhh what a bliss of fun!
I guess I didn't mention we moved, did I?!!!!
That is another post, along with all of last fall I need to catch up on!
We bought our first home, here in Vegas..........
and we love it!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday Drives

car ride-1

Sunday drives are the BEST! Last Sunday our drive took us to the Hoover Dam. We were curious to how the progress of the bridge construction crossing over to Arizona was coming along..... the rumor has it, they are planning on opening it up in November.
London & Kingston LOVED it, they as usual were very curious... and wanted to know what was below. Many times they were picked up to look over the edge... I'm not afraid of heights, but for some reason the DAm always makes me a little uneasy. All went well

Dad and our Pirate!

Kingston is crazed about pirates, this is his everyday look. He has several swords he chooses from day to day... I'll ask him why he has a cut or bruise, his answer: " It was the Pirates mommy", "The pirates did it" or better yet, "London did it".

Without a doubt, he will be our pirate boy for halloween!

I saw-1 Lake Mead is the low, low, low!!!!
Our posers......
I Heart my yellow bigg'ems
Sunglass Mania
Tell our next SUNDAY adventure... (if I ever take the time to post it)

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Kingston's birthday was perfect...
perfect in the sense that is was low key.
I keep telling myself
that I need to post pictures, and I do!(need to post pictures)
I am just in a rut, you know those ruts......., say a home contractor gets in...
he has a home to remodel, his own home
well, he finds that all his time and energy is put into remodeling homes for others, not his own!
This is the predictament I am in,
however..... I am not a contractor, but a photographer
Yes... and
that means I have piles of files of pictures,
waiting to be loved in the blogging world.
Sorry Grandparents, you of all would just love to see them....
Thats another story!
Which brings me back to Kingston and his Birthday -------->
We have a shy one on us..... I like to say bashful, just sounds better.
The whole time we sang to him, he got so embarrassed and looked away, his face blossomed with rose colored checks. (too cute)
Totally the opposite of Loo!
I just can't get enough of this little man...
Awe... he is just a sweetie!
So sweet to London, even though she rarely shares anything with him,
he always shares with her.
I will be holding him, and he will randomly give me kisses (multiple times)
His hugs are nice and tight, he looooves to dance,
play with swords and loves to dress up in his super capes/Batman mask.
He is a stud!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too fat, Too thin ?!?

A little on the skinny side.....

So really,

is it such a big deal that my children are on the slimmer side of the " weight chart".

This is nothing new,

London has always been "under weight",

and currently still is!

Kingston's 2 year check up brought this annoying .....gasp

of being under weight.

Gee whizz... I get such a talking to.

I swear I feed my children, actually we snack attack all the time!

We maybe eat a little too much sugar than we really should too(oops!)

Take that doctors!

When London was just a wee one, we freaked about her little eating,

the doctors would drill me on what I feed her.... I became a panic, over conscious mother who found myself pleading with my little appetite eater to eat, eat, eat!

My poor mother and mother in-law had to hear me complain.....

I soon realized after an appointment with a cute pediatrician, who we were booked with accidentally in the same office as our pediatrician gave me a peace of mind. She could sense the overwhelming feelings I felt as we discussed London's history, weight, growth etc..

This doctor came to my level and eased my worries with compassion, sensitivity and reality.

She personally shared that her girls(she had three) were under weight, they have always been little things and she would get the same treatment. She related with me and assured me that it was totally fine!

The reality of a child's growth is that they are growing, they are healthy and they are on their own growth chart, moving upward. It is a shame that expectations are forced upon a general chart for a proper growth. Yes, I agree we need to have some kind of idea where a normal child should be healthy..... but have we forgotten that we are each individuals and we are not always going to be "general", or "normal".... whatever normal is... LOL

My point is, I love my bitties plump or skinny!

The funny thing is that Kingston was a whopping 8lbs 4oz. when he was born

and with in 2 months he

weighed 15lbs.... no joking! He was a chunk.... loved it!

Now he is 25% in weight and he has a great little appetite!

I am a happy Mom, with healthy babies....

That's all that matters to me!

Friday, May 14, 2010


School ended for me YESTERDAY!!! I am thrilled within... more than words could describe!
Kingston turned the BIG 2 almost 3 weeks ago. I was in L.A. for the RAgnar relay and brought home a scrumptious cup cake for a birthday wish for my little man. London has been asking and asking when his Real birthday would be..... I guess her definition of a Birthday is a BIG Party celebration. My dinky cupcake was not quite the right touch... hmmmm???
The real truth is that I lOvE PArties and I love Birthdays... so I couldn't let my busy crazy school and running desires take away from a celebration of my sweet boy... even if it is 3 weeks later (Dugh)!
Tomorrow we will finally celebrate his 2 years of bliss in our family! Just a small get together with family.
I love this little squirt, he has so much personality. I just stare and watch his simple actions throughout the day. He is sweet, kissy sweet, with big cuddle hugs throughout the day... I feel his love for me! He is learning so much everyday and they are not always without a lesson from his big sister. On a daily basis, he wears his batman mask and carries a sword (his favorite thing for the moment) His second or maybe his first love is TOOLS, any tool! This boy has an eye for tools and the screwdriver to say the least. He has a gazillion tools, but that is not enough...right?!
( sounds like our Mr.Lueck)
I love having a little boy!
I love our little family!

So in preparation for tomorrow
London and I decided to make some
favor bags for the kids.
We made potato stamps with different super hero signs,
along with a K for Kingston.
We ventured with the idea of super hero's,
not that the party has a theme, just wanted to spice it up a bit.
Like I mention, Kingston wears his batman mask everyday, throughout the day!
I wanted to have a costume party,
but decided to wait a few years, where he could really enjoy... and remember it!
so till tomorrow... we are prepping and getting ready
to Party with our little man!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ragnar Las Vegas

Six months ago people.... six months ago
and finally
I put our Ragnar video together!
I have to appologize for those that were in the first van....
I don't have much coverage of them.
I tried digging up everything I could (sad face)

Well... Enjoy!

Plus an added little perk... it's a modivator,

for next weekend!

A group of us are heading off to L.A to run Ragnar again!


FYI- make sure before you start the video

go to the bottom of the blog and stop the music!!!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


I feel so disconnected from the blogging world (sad face)
but when I'm in school... well I don't exisit in the real world.
I am in a world of my own!
I am finding that I am disconnected from everyone, a loner one might define.
I have about six more weeks till the end of this semester...
I have goals of blogging and
making a record of our families adventures.
I have pictures piled up on my desk top of holidays and moments.
all to be shared... and I failed, at least these last eight months.
I am found, I have found the need to continue our family blog.......
so please don't give up on us, and check us out!
Stay connected!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


What a strange feeling....
It has been ages since I have posted and it feels foreign,
One to be doing something other than school &
Two, being on my blog, blogging (What a miracle this is!)
We are doing great!
(Just in case you were wondering)
Well, since we didn't get much up for the Holiday season (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
I thought Valentines day would be a great start to get this year rolling!

London loves to play Tea Party

sooo... for the past several months

I have been searching, finding, buying and cleaning up items

to make a tea party a reality for our little girl.

It was a success.......

Whew! (whipping my brow)

a lot of work, but so fun!

Here are a few highlights.......


London invited a few friends from her church class and Pre-school...

And of course, Grandma Lueck!

We learned princess manners, made candy necklaces and played Candyland


Pink Lemonade
Strawberries with Whip Cream
Mini sandwiches
Carrots (veggies of course)

Candy, and lots of candy...

a sugar fest!

Silly Faces