Another Year on the Books

Yet another birthday has come and gone *sad face. Kloey turned 5 on May 31 and Kayden turned 7 on June 6. I’d ask where the time went, but no one alive has come to find the answer that age old question. Each year that the girls have a birthday I find myself wanting another baby. When I was in the thick of a baby and a toddler, I told myself ‘NEVER AGAIN, TIFFANY!’ It’s surprisingly hard to truly remember those feelings. Anyway, my babies are growing up and I can do NOTHING to change that. I would climb the highest moutain, fight the biggest lion, run faster than the fastest car (see, I know nothing about cars!), just to freeze time now. My only peace in their defiance of growing up is knowing that the best is yet to come for both of them. They have so many cool things on the horizon; so while they are by definition ‘getting older’ they will always be my babies (a concept they find hilarious because, “we aren’t babies MOOOOOM!!”).

So let’s talk birthdays. Kloey’s birthday is 6 days before Kayden, so we literally have a week of celebrating! For Kloey’s birthday we booked a night at the Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton. The weather was pretty crumby, but we made the best of it! We explored, we bon-fired, we ate s’mores, we made new friends, and we went to bed sandy!! We had so much fun that we found ourselves back there a few days later. We also hit up Sea World on our way home… well, we went home and showered off the sand and borfire smell first, of course!!

Here are some highlights from Kloey’s big #5 bash:

31-May-2017 18:44
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01-Jun-2017 09:21
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Because we had so much fun celebrating Kloey at Del Mar beach, we decided to bring some friends back with us and do it all over again for Kayden! We planned a night away with the Sargent Family and repeated all of the same fun beach activities. All of the kids had an absolutely amazing time!!

07-Jun-2017 14:16
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Each year the weekend falls between both birthdays, obviously because they are six days apart! I try to do their party the week before it all begins, but that’s always Memorial Day weekend and most likely people are out of town. So, per usual, we celebrated their birthday with friends the Sunday between both birthDAYs. The theme was ice cream social and everything went perfectly! We had a water slide bounce house, spa (to warm up, because the coast does NOT get the memo that it’s Spring/Summer until WAY late!), and some other fun things for the kids to do. We had fun!

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Now that all is said and done, I am THRILLED to be done celebrating anyone for any reason! Here’s to a fun summer just relaxing and enjoying our time with family and friends!!

…. please forgive this SUPER late post due to technical issues uploading pictures. #LoveTechnology

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