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User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 21, 2017 2:07 AM (UTC)
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User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:02 AM (UTC)
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if you can translate that properly, you will see that sax is hitting up the tooth fairy for a cool hundred clams. he says its a joke but i dont think hes 100% kidding. this is our very first tooth (!!!!!) to put under the pillow - what are teeny weeny baby teeth going for these days? #toothfairy #whatdoesshedowithalltheteeth #itssoveryteenyandcute #saxonjames
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 16, 2017 4:41 PM (UTC)
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linc is rarely mentioned because he mostly refuses to be photographed. i could fill albums that show a blur of a boy getting out of the shot or the back of his head because he turns around or a foot as he runs out of the room. the other day i tried my best to get this shot because it was lincoln at my most favorite. humming along in the “way back” to johnny cash and tapping his toe while wearing his professor glasses (borrowed from mr potato head) and the expression to match. this lasted for a good 10 min. which for anyone who knows him knows thats a long time for him to be still or quiet or not kicking something (or someone) or asking 47484950422 questions about if an elephant seal is more elephant or more seal. he literally makes me want to crawl into bed directly after dinner because he is so much to handle but there is honestly no one else in the world like him and his oddball streak and his way with words and his determination to be himself makes him one of the very best knuckleheads ive ever met. #lincolnmessenger #momvansareawesome #ringoffire #fourisaninterestingage
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 16, 2017 3:51 AM (UTC)
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in the final stretch and so so bizarre to be making these “baby get outta there” walks with the original baby. saxon and lincoln were both so late that i took three sometimes four walks a day down this same stretch and its so very surreal to still be following the same exact path six and a half years later. this time involved way more butt jokes, arguments over good skipping rocks, sea glass conversations, chasing someone for a halfway decent photo and discussing if a certain kid will ever get his surfboard back or not (its been off limits for a looooong time for this delinquent). im totally ready to have this baby like right this second but desperately want to feel this moment forever. #saxonjames #thebeachisourhappyplace #getoutgetoutgetoutgetoutgetout
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 11, 2017 5:19 PM (UTC)
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when your kids sneak candy for breakfast, it calls for the early bird session at the trampoline place in your pajamas. blasting elmo singing on stereo and toddlers everywhere, i might lose my melon but at least they are working off some of the craziness. somehow though they always seem to have a backup supply. lets have nap time after this PLEASE. #rockinjump #waytooearlyforthis #willthismakethebabycomeout
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:54 PM (UTC)
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love this line up. little man didnt care that he was so small or that the park got so crowded, he was bobbing and weaving through the big kids and giggling when they said bad words and pausing with everyone else when one guy snapped his wrist (you could hear it...!). he gets easily frustrated and anxious about not being able to work the zipper on his freaking jacket but some how not when it comes to any kind of athletic activity, then he is as coooool as a cucumber. im always impressed, he was just made that way (def didnt get that from me...).#saxonjames #bigkidscussalot #kidsarmwasbentwearyourpads #volcompark
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:06 AM (UTC)
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i am not much of a party thrower but soon after i moved here ash turned thirty (so like last year...) and i think we might never top the GREAT MOUSTASHLEY. found these gems tonight while cleaning out the house - i spy some familiar neighborhood faces - faces i barely knew at the time that are now some of my nearest and dearest. these made me laugh so hard, see if you can spot someone you know!... #lovewhereyoulive #youngdumbandawesome #everyonelooksbetterwithastache #holyhairdo
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:09 AM (UTC)
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the world is a rough place these days. with all that is happening both close to home and across the country i am grateful for these quiet moments with my baby girl. i have a bajillion appts to see doctors (completely routine and only because of my AGE) and twice a week sit at hoag hospital and get hooked up to listen to my babys heartbeat and hear her dancing around. i sip on a cranberry spritzer and look out at the ocean with my feet up and read a book and feel at peace. the rhythm of her heartbeat is so soothing and reminds me that these are the last couple of weeks that i have her all to myself and the last time that i will experience the magic of knowing what its like to literally grow a small person inside my body. i am beyond grateful to get to do this again and while its been a long emotional final stretch i wouldnt trade it for the world. i only wish i could take this moment of peace and spread it around. #thentherewerefive #babymeditation #whyisthespritzersogoodhere
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 6, 2017 11:57 PM (UTC)
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eeeeek. doing all the washing up of baby stuff after an enlightening doctors appt. yes we have known for quite some time this person will be showing up but when you throw around words like dilated and effaced after having had a fairly large chai latte you drive home in a panic and start tearing the house apart realizing you havent done s$&t to prepare for that moment besides buy some very pint sized diapers. and these teeny weeny smallest thing you ever saw ever pair of overalls...i hate baby talk but thats all i hear in my head when i look at these things, they should be hung on a wall and framed. #swapmeetscore #thanksgivingwillbeinterestingthisyear #oshkoshbgosh
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 4, 2017 4:39 AM (UTC)
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i couldnt picture being a mom to boys when this turkey first showed up and six and a half years later i flippin love it. he is obsessed with all things sports, is always kicking something or throwing something or poking something or twisting and jumping and laughing and running. i know if i need to make him laugh all i have to yell is "butt!" real loud and he doesnt get why underwear on the living room floor makes me so mad. tonight watching him play at his best and enjoy himself so so much was such a great joy and made me love being a mom of this boy even more (even in the most difficult of moments). now we are about to have a tiny girl person and im thinking WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH HER???? hope she likes sweatpants and baseball and whispering the words "sweaty buttcheeks" at inappropriate times just for giggles. #saxonjames #twogirlsandthreedonkeys #loveourchargerteamandcoach
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 2, 2017 6:38 PM (UTC)
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i woke up to this guy sound asleep, snoring like a passed out tiny drunk person, with his hand on my belly. since sleep is a completely foreign concept at 36 weeks, being allowed to sleep in (because of course you can only fall into a deep sleep at 5 in the morning) AND wake up to a moment like this is enough to bring a very tired and emotional wreck of a mom to tears. AND the dishes were done AND the other loud tiny monkey off to school...what a fabulous morning!! thanks ashley. now lets go back to sleep... #lincolnmessenger #neverenoughsleep #hibernatingbear
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 2, 2017 4:13 AM (UTC)
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this poor guy basically sums up how this household feels tonight. #gododgers #thatdidntgoasplanned
User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 1, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC)
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User Image barretmckay Posted: Nov 1, 2017 4:27 AM (UTC)
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we survived! photo sums it up perfectly - one zombie dodger snuggling on dad, one dad who is desperate to be near a tv for the game, one mom yelling at someone about something and shoved into her high school cheerleading uniform that is barely staying on and one zombie dracula witch who wants nothing to do with the rest of these clowns. this year was one of my favorites because we all stuck together, we managed to keep track of friends, the dodgers won and we made it home before meltdowns got into the double digits - a true halloween miracle.
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 29, 2017 8:40 PM (UTC)
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solution no 1: make em clean all their bikes and toys. that will really show you two who the boss around here is and put you in your --- hey wait you guys are enjoying this. hey, this is punishment, hey stop having fun! but also please clean my bike too and then if its so fun the kitchen floor could use a little work as well. thanks, ill be on the couch in my sweats eating pringles. #saxonandlincolnnonstopparty #gonnafigurethisoutsomeday #reallynopointcleaningitsallcrapanyway
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:54 AM (UTC)
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i hope when we all think back about these days we remember the parts like this...two happy boys poking around squishy things in the tide pools with their dad in the bright beautiful sunshine. i hope the screaming and yelling and time outs on the beach blankets and surfboards taken away and the fierce fighting blurs out and becomes the background noise. because these days are so [email protected]&king hard and its tough to live in the moment when you feel like a bad parent or an asshole or you just want to give up and stay home forever instead of deal with this crap. because wow, these moments are so so precious and good and warm, especially in light of the giant change coming up for this family of four. i love these tiny loud tater tots but man...no one can make me crazier. or cry more. or more exhausted. so lets have another!!!!!!!!!! gulp. #saxonandlincolnnonstopparty #pleasebemellowbabygirl #twodonkeysandtheirdad
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 27, 2017 8:42 PM (UTC)
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when you realize you are on game night snack duty AND you have a giant surplus of googly eyes. #gochargers #yesboysthatsactuallyfruitinthere #saxonjames
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 26, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC)
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these photos sum up a sweaty dirty hot as hell trip to tanaka farms and that lincoln is very much my kid. obligatory photo with overheated smelly depressed goats and sheep, check. lets keep going. touching cute but smelly goat, check. lets keep going. making dumb jokes about passing out from heatstroke in the corn maze, check. keep moving. grab the first three pumpkins we see because we realized we have to carry them out ourselves and its way too ridiculously hot out, check. now lets get in the car and go get milkshakes and go home and take a nap. as poppa says "theres a time to show and a time to go"...and occasionally that means leaving 20 min after you have arrived. #lincolnmessenger #solidsidekick #whyisitsoflaminghotstill
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 25, 2017 5:13 AM (UTC)
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lincolns new happy place - in a little boys dream of a loft with night vision goggles and a crossbow. one of us is going to end up in therapy because of this newfound joy. such a fun and relaxing night at the camachos...sorry we can never come back. #zoominonthegrin #lincolnmessenger #hesanutjobandilovehim
User Image barretmckay Posted: Oct 22, 2017 2:55 AM (UTC)
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"hey sax. whats with the zip lock bag?" "oh. i taped it there so that when i find stuff that is shiny or glittery thats where i can put it." "of course. thats what i figured. go get in the shower." KIDS ARE FUNNY. #saxonjames #makesperfectsensetome