Having a startlingly good time . . .

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XOXO.

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Naomi in Oz
14 years ago

Glad you’re enjoying yourself. That photo of Riley missing the ball looks soooo much like JB.

clarabella
14 years ago

Gah, that little baby looks like you. (I think I say this at least once a week.) Also that picture of Riley with the blurry ball with the wee belt and the wee watch and all that glee–makes my heart pitter-patter for when my own son will be that big one day.

Meagan
14 years ago

Not startling, the Oregon Coast is superfantasico. My parents are there this weekend, so if you see a woman who looks like me (not that you know what I look like) and a short cartoony man with red glasses, say hi.

banana
14 years ago

It is amazing how much Dylan looks like JB.

sooboo
sooboo
14 years ago

Man, that was really beautiful. I could really see the love on everyones faces. What a blessed, great life you have. Man…

anna
anna
14 years ago

Skinny arms Linda! Sheesh…go Turbo Jam!

Shana
Shana
14 years ago

Aww I love your Mei Tai. Go you! It even has a minky lining!

Lauren
14 years ago

Love the one of Riley missing the ball. Priceless

Julie
14 years ago

Glad you’re having a good time. That picture of Riley with the grandparents walking towards the water is cool. Dylan’s got some great cheeks on him!

Sara
Sara
14 years ago

I have the same mei tai (without the minky lining)! Did Holly from mei tai carrier make it?

You look like you’re having a good time; you all look so happy and I adore that your in-laws will take off their shoes and get down with Riley.

Who stole Dylan? I SWEAR he was *just* born. What happened!?

ELC
ELC
14 years ago

It does look like a good time indeed! After reading the post about catching @ parentdish, I am in awe of how perfectly you described Riley’s attempts to catch and how fabulous you are with a camera! What I can’t believe is that you actually have time to DO all this fun stuff (and all the not-so-fun stuff that comes with parenting), and go to the gym, and so cleverly record it all in words and pictures and that you have a dull moment to miss TiVo!

K
K
14 years ago

I love the one of you blowing the bubbles and Riley screeching in the background. I can almost hear the, “Mommy! Why are you doing that?!”

Jenny
Jenny
14 years ago

Gorgeous mei tai!

All Adither
14 years ago

That looks like good, sunny, almost relaxing fun.

samantha jo campen
14 years ago

So happy for you! Great pics. And also? Can I have your weather? We’re supposed to get SNOW today!

Rebecca
14 years ago

Alright. Now I have to find out what the heck a Mei Tai is.
(Please tell me I’m not the only one)

As usual the kids and photography subjects are gorgeous! But I have to disagree with Naomi in Oz and Clarabella. Riley looks more like you and Dylan looks like JB.
It’s funny how people see the DNA contributions in offspring. I include my own offspring in this.

H
H
14 years ago

I, too, have to go google Mei Tai now. Also, pleeeeeeeease send that weather eastward. I did not expect to see you people in short sleeves and barefoot.

Eric's Mommy
Eric's Mommy
14 years ago

Looks like you are having a great time, and the weather is wonderful!
We had a very nice day yesterday (when it wasn’t raining) and finally got to go kayaking.

I am also dying over that picture of Riley catching the ball!!

liz
liz
14 years ago

looks like a wonderful time–great shots.

also, i love dylan’s carrier. i’m in the market for one, can you share what brand it is?

Jen
Jen
14 years ago

The weather is SO GORGEOUS right now- Perfect for the beach!!

Question: What IS that thing that you have Dylan in in the first picture?? I saw a lady with one the other day, only she was carrying her little girl on her back! It looks NIFTY!

Victoria
14 years ago

Um, Riley? That is exactly how I catch a ball. You’re in good company my friend.

Paige
14 years ago

Great photos! So green and happy. And Dylan is the cutest thing ever. His fuzzy little hairline is adorable.

Sara
Sara
14 years ago

I know I am not Linda – but here’s where I got my meitai and I LOOOVE it. I can put my 1 year old on my back and bake/cook/do dishes/clean toilets or just keep him from being killed by his 2.5 year old brother. Life. Never uninteresting.

http://www.meitaicarrier.com/

What I love about Holly’s carriers are:
a) you’re supporting a WAHM. I love that.
b) she is hip. you can choose you own fabrics, have it reversible, add pockets, add key clips, and you even choose the colors for the straps.

so – go buy from Holly! That is what I say.

Kathleen
Kathleen
14 years ago

That last photo is gorgeous. What lucky boys you have!

Kirsten
14 years ago

I too have the same fabric on my Mei Tai. Rockin. So glad you are enjoying our rainy state. But wasn’t Saturday like spending a day in heaven?

tracing
14 years ago

It looks lovely! Glad you are startled… as in glad you’re having a good time that you didn’t expect.

hollylynne
14 years ago

That second to last picture is quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

Chris
14 years ago

I’m sure you know this already, but, man…you are so lucky to have such in-laws. JB is blessed to know that he can leave you and the boys for an extended visit knowing you won’t go apeshit crazy and that he will come home to a well-rested (at least you certainly LOOK well-rested) wife.

These pictures are such a great testament of a happy family!

ang
ang
14 years ago

Seriously, to echo everyone else’s sentiment: you have a beautiful family. I’m glad you’re having a good time while JB’s out of town. My husband travels infrequently with work and I have only one rug rat to contend with. I empathize.

jules
jules
14 years ago

Oh my goodness…do mine eyes deceive me?? Is that little Dylan looking SUSPICIOUS??

jonniker
14 years ago

Awww! This is darling, really it is. You all look so happy, and Riley and Dylan are so lucky to have grandparents who want to be so involved.

I love this.

warcrygirl
14 years ago

You guys do look like you’re having a blast. Blow some bubbles for me!

janehatesdick
14 years ago

That is hands down the coolest baby carrier fabric I have ever seen.

moo
moo
14 years ago

LOVE your armband tat!

Zoot
14 years ago

Glad I’m not the only one lucky enough to be enjoying some Spring weather! I feel guilty that my grass is green and the creeks are warm enough to play in.

Plus – you’re looking fantastic!

megan
megan
14 years ago

Wow, it looks like you are having such a relaxing time!! Beautiful weather, great scenery and grandparents who are happy to free up an arm or two!

Dylan looks so much like you in that close up shot! And you look great too!