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1. January 2nd was spent at the beach. Elias and JT actually swam, but make no mistake, the water was frigid!
2. Maura, beach dirty-- the best kind of dirty.
3. Rowan roasts marshmallows after a day on Balboa.
4. Rowan, wearing Emeline's hand-me-downs, at the beach.
5. Disneyland! E and the Queen of Hearts. (We don't normally pose with characters, but no one else was around, so he asked.)
6. Rowan, accessorized to the max, at Downtown Disney.
7. The kids and Mrs. Claus-- apparently Santa and the Mrs. vacation in So Cal after the Christmas Holiday. We got to see all of his reindeer too...
8. Maura rides a carousel.
9. CA Adventure, at night.
10. This is what happens, every time, on the way home from Disney.
11. Rowan turns 5! We made cupcakes for her little school class.
12. Her Nonna sent her a new pair of keens. She digs 'em.
13. In lieu of a party, she got to pick a friend and Build-A-Bear. We had a fun girls-day-out.
14. Birthday lunch at the Cheesecake Factory!
15. Row & Maura. Love the glow-in-the-dark glasses!
16. Sunset at Balboa.
17. Daddy taught seminary one morning (substitute), and Maura waited and waited for his return.
18. Rowan, flamenco dancer complete with fan.
19. Cartoons are on downstairs, and Maura's reading a book. *love her!*
20. Molly routinely strikes puppy yoga poses.
21. Rowan tries to imitate the puppy yoga.
22. Sunrise-- this is my view most mornings when I leave to exercise.
23. Mr. Bean before school-- we don't normally have 3 extra boys, but I had to do something to keep them entertained before classes started!
24. E & R make shrinky dinks on a rainy afternoon.
25. Maura- the grocery helper. Or destroyer. Whichever way you choose to look at it...
26. Dad & kids watching LOL cats after dinner. You should've heard the laughter!
27. Happy January to me!! I got a new bike! Is there a tri in my future?
28. Maura helps JT put together the new trailer.
29. Maura, purple shirt.
30. Perhaps the most exciting thing last month-- we hired a wonderful woman and her son to help clean. This, dear friends, is an extraordinarily clean kitchen. I'm already looking forward to her return in 12 days.
31. Elias has become an expert hoola-hooper. Truly, I've never seen it done this good, or this many ways.
32. Maura, purple tutu.
33. Rowan made her own bed, then asked me to take her photo.
Jan2012iPhonecollage.jpg

1. January 2nd was spent at the beach. Elias and JT actually swam, but make no mistake, the water was frigid!
2. Maura, beach dirty-- the best kind of dirty.
3. Rowan roasts marshmallows after a day on Balboa.
4. Rowan, wearing Emeline's hand-me-downs, at the beach.
5. Disneyland! E and the Queen of Hearts. (We don't normally pose with characters, but no one else was around, so he asked.)
6. Rowan, accessorized to the max, at Downtown Disney.
7. The kids and Mrs. Claus-- apparently Santa and the Mrs. vacation in So Cal after the Christmas Holiday. We got to see all of his reindeer too...
8. Maura rides a carousel.
9. CA Adventure, at night.
10. This is what happens, every time, on the way home from Disney.
11. Rowan turns 5! We made cupcakes for her little school class.
12. Her Nonna sent her a new pair of keens. She digs 'em.
13. In lieu of a party, she got to pick a friend and Build-A-Bear. We had a fun girls-day-out.
14. Birthday lunch at the Cheesecake Factory!
15. Row & Maura. Love the glow-in-the-dark glasses!
16. Sunset at Balboa.
17. Daddy taught seminary one morning (substitute), and Maura waited and waited for his return.
18. Rowan, flamenco dancer complete with fan.
19. Cartoons are on downstairs, and Maura's reading a book. *love her!*
20. Molly routinely strikes puppy yoga poses.
21. Rowan tries to imitate the puppy yoga.
22. Sunrise-- this is my view most mornings when I leave to exercise.
23. Mr. Bean before school-- we don't normally have 3 extra boys, but I had to do something to keep them entertained before classes started!
24. E & R make shrinky dinks on a rainy afternoon.
25. Maura- the grocery helper. Or destroyer. Whichever way you choose to look at it...
26. Dad & kids watching LOL cats after dinner. You should've heard the laughter!
27. Happy January to me!! I got a new bike! Is there a tri in my future?
28. Maura helps JT put together the new trailer.
29. Maura, purple shirt.
30. Perhaps the most exciting thing last month-- we hired a wonderful woman and her son to help clean. This, dear friends, is an extraordinarily clean kitchen. I'm already looking forward to her return in 12 days.
31. Elias has become an expert hoola-hooper. Truly, I've never seen it done this good, or this many ways.
32. Maura, purple tutu.
33. Rowan made her own bed, then asked me to take her photo.


Comments
Stace says:

Number 17 needs to be framed. Stunning.

(02.06.12 @ 09:13 PM)
Jen says:

Yay! Love the January recap! So fun to see what you guys are up to. Dang I need an iPhone. Like now.

(02.06.12 @ 10:54 PM)
Kristie says:

Love the glimpse into life in January! So fun! I HEART you guys so much! So much!

(02.07.12 @ 09:24 PM)