It’s never too early to get your children excited about reading. Not that my boys need any help. They read everyday and have tons of books. It also helps that their dad is a life long bookworm.




We headed down to San Diego to celebrate Gavin’s 4th birthday with the Loera clan.



To celebrate Gavin’s birthday, the family and I went to see the Dodgers play. It was Jackie Robinson Day at the ballpark so that is why all the players were wearing number 42. After the game, Gavin got to go on the field and run the bases with hundreds of other little fans. The boys were exhausted by the time we started driving home but it was a day to remember.


The 4 years my little ‘bub’ has been around have really flown by. Still, I can’t even remember what life was like without him. I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Connor liked the candles but wasn’t a big fan of the cake.



Gavin really loved his long, beautiful hair. He was sure he would never cut it. Then he took a few walks in the Bakersfield heat. After realizing that long hair and heat don’t mix he decided it was time for a haircut.


Gavin and I decided to plant a garden this year. We planted cherry tomatoes, beef steak tomatoes, tomatillos, and 3 types of peppers. I hope the vegetables like the heat more than we did.


The family and I took a stroll along the waterfront in Long Beach while we were waiting for the rest of the Loera Clan. We were all meeting up in Long Beach to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific.


We spent the 4th of July holiday weekend in San Diego. The boys both discovered they loved chocolate chip Eggo waffles.



They boys have been sick with colds all weekend long. Not exactly how I would have chosen to spend a long weekend. They decided to sit in a basket together… not sure why. Maybe the fever made them insane?