Author Archives: loraraeccoon

Septober

September and October, in one post. It’s November now, and I have never been happier to welcome November. I’m exhausted. Between summer, birthday season, and everything school and activities, it’s been an exhausting few months. Juggling five kiddos probably has

Septober

September and October, in one post. It’s November now, and I have never been happier to welcome November. I’m exhausted. Between summer, birthday season, and everything school and activities, it’s been an exhausting few months. Juggling five kiddos probably has

Two!

Number five is two! The Toddler, as we call her. She was SO excited it was finally her turn. All the kiddos had birthdays the past few months, and all Maive wanted was her birthday. Or, “Birf-day, me?” She kept

Two!

Number five is two! The Toddler, as we call her. She was SO excited it was finally her turn. All the kiddos had birthdays the past few months, and all Maive wanted was her birthday. Or, “Birf-day, me?” She kept

Six!

So long, five! Baby is six! And yet she’s still Baby. The nickname we never intended on having and yet it’s weird to call her anything else. Now that she’s started kindergarten, she’s starting to go by Vaile. Which is

Six!

So long, five! Baby is six! And yet she’s still Baby. The nickname we never intended on having and yet it’s weird to call her anything else. Now that she’s started kindergarten, she’s starting to go by Vaile. Which is

Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations

Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations

Seven!

The Pie is seven! Also known as Saige. When she was a baby, somehow we turned Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie into Saigey Paigey Pudding Pie. And so she was Pudding Pie for a while; it’s since been shortened to just

Seven!

The Pie is seven! Also known as Saige. When she was a baby, somehow we turned Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie into Saigey Paigey Pudding Pie. And so she was Pudding Pie for a while; it’s since been shortened to just

Eleven!

The oldest is 11! Which means he’ll be 22 by what will feel like next week. Man, time flies. And the memories blur. I remember so many things about his 11 years but the memories are sporadic. I don’t recall

Eleven!

The oldest is 11! Which means he’ll be 22 by what will feel like next week. Man, time flies. And the memories blur. I remember so many things about his 11 years but the memories are sporadic. I don’t recall

Summer 2021

There are no words to express how much I love summer. And by love, I mean hate. It’s just that hate is a bad word around here and I avoid using the sucker. It’s such a harsh word, packed with

Summer 2021

There are no words to express how much I love summer. And by love, I mean hate. It’s just that hate is a bad word around here and I avoid using the sucker. It’s such a harsh word, packed with

May 2021

This was forever ago. I made this post back in June but never went back and did anything with the sucker. That said, here’s May. Months later. Museum of Flight Blaise date! Blaise is all about WW2 so Brian took

May 2021

This was forever ago. I made this post back in June but never went back and did anything with the sucker. That said, here’s May. Months later. Museum of Flight Blaise date! Blaise is all about WW2 so Brian took

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip