Monday, June 30, 2008

Luke loves T-ball

Luke has been biting at the bit and counting down the days for 5 weeks. Why? T-ball.

He is doing so well and really, really loves playing. Dave simply couldn't be happier.

He insists on wearing his baseball hats everywhere, he loves when a Cub's game is on TV, and he and his Dad went to his first Angels game 2 weeks ago. He watched intensly and wanted to stay the entire game. (I don't know who is happier about this, Mom or Dad. I am now released from baseball obligations.)

Its been so fun to watch him hit and throw. We are still working on the catching part. The biggest surprise is the little bit of competitive edge he's started showing. He runs so hard in warm-up's, pumping his little arms as fast as they will propel him. And when someone hits he will run in the direction of the ball and literally throw himself on top of it. I was just waiting for him to make contact with some poor victim. He was using his size the best he could and actually got the ball most of the time. I have never been so surprised. Maybe his size will be beneficial (he's the tallest kid on the team... and pretty much everywhere)

Here's to the first of, I'm sure, many ball games. I'm in Lukie.

Target? Now that's impressive!

I was floored to see my Husbands name pop up at Of all places!!!!! 
Here is the link, check it out. Its pretty cool. Not to mention that on all of the places you can find the Journal online "David Wirthlin" is listed first.

Pretty cool honey. I'm proud of you. And don't mind my biased rating and review. I had to leave it for obvious reasons.

Next step... your Novel. Finally, after some of the press issues, due out late Fall. 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Day out with Daddy

He was sticking out his tummy... pretty impressive Daddy

me and my Daddy. I love pregnancy only because my face gets fat... mine is so narrow that I love the extra roundness. Strange? probably.

I love taking pictures with him because I actually look like someone!!! Im usually the odd man out in my family pictures.

I love these people sooooo  much. I only wished Ky and Char were there.

We celebrated a belated Fathers Day last week with my Dad. It was the most fun I have had in the longest time. It was just me, my Dad, my Brother and my Sister, something we have never done before. 
There is something about spending time with just your immediate family. It brought out sides of us that we don't get to see all that often. And it was nice to just be with Megan too! She always has to fight for our attention and tme what with us all being married and chasing around our kids whenever we're together!
I have the best Family and we have so much fun together. I laughed so hard I cried. 
We'll have to do it again. right before my due date because Im sure all our laughing could put me into labor!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I can walk again

Forgive the intrusion, but the blog's been lonely with Jill at girls camp.

So I've been walking around with a foreign object in the ball of my foot for almost a week, and it's been quite painful.
The pain kept getting worse, so today I went to work on digging it out.
I had been using a poor set of tweezers in previous attempts, which is why they've all be unsuccessful, so today I mixed it up a little and used my Gerber multi-functional tool.
I started using the tip of the blade to lift the skin a little.
Once the skin was loose, and I had some room to work, I popped open the tweezers and started digging.
It took a little time, and there was plenty of blood and pus, but eventually I pulled the culprit out.
This nice little shard of glass worked itself a little deeper with every step I took over the last 6 days. I'm either very tough for walking around with this sucker or very stupid, but not both, and definitely not tough.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beat the heat

Daddy and Ella. When we were back in the car she kept saying, "Daddy, the waves were a little bit scary for me."

Daddy and Luke 
He loved being in the Ocean with Dave

Checking out the break

Lukie is my hero

She just wanted her Brother to hold her hand... they love each other so much

Bell and cutie pie Kate Muelleck

Dave heading to the Pier

Being that we are in the middle of record-breaking heat out here we were thrilled when our friends, The Muellecks, invited us to the beach. It was just what we needed. 
I love going to the beach. Although its a totally different type of ordeal then it once was. My time is now spent on the sand rather than the shore. Each time I am there I can't help but be flooded with memories of past Summers spent. 
Jr. Lifeguards was one of my favorite childhood memories. An entire Summer filled with swimming, running, being social and getting tan. Its what I was about back then. I remember the fear within me as I barely made it around the pier the first Summer. And the thrill of running past all the boys on our long Jetty run's. I still get a rush when I contemplate those years.
As we prepare to leave the Coast I cant help but to be reminiscent. I am so lucky to have grown up here and am thrilled that we will always have Family here to visit, especially in the Summers. I know our kids will have many, many beach memories just like me and their Daddy. (who is back there now surfing.... again!)

No words needed

No words needed... part 2

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Just a sidenote... this black shirt is definitely slimming. I really am bigger then this.

This is the first time in a pregnancy where I am totally happy to say I still have 3 1/2 months to go. I am not praying for this baby to come early. I am not counting down the days. 

Dont get me wrong, I am so excited to meet this new member of our family. There is nothing more that I look forward to than the day I will get to hold this amazing little girl in my arms. And whats almost as exciting, the day she will meet her incredible brother and sister. But I am perfectly content with my life right now.

2 kids is really nice. And a 2 1/2 year old and a 4 year old is prefect. One boy one girl. Perfect. Kids who sleep soundly through the night. Kids who are on a great schedule, one naped 3 1/2 hours today. Perfect. Kids who swim for hours in their floaties and vests all by themselves? Who are happy to splash and play in Papa's pool while I lay on the near by chair relaxing? Perfect. And kids who sit through movies at the theatre, can tell me what they want and need? My life is simple and perfect. Dare I even say easy? Well easier now than it's ever been, even with just one.

So I am happy to be pregnant. Sign me up for a few more months while I enjoy the Summer at the pool and the beach. I am loving life  for now. 

Dont worry "Baby Olivia" Im sure soon there will be a post all about how I cant imagine life without you in it. For now Im enjoying my recent version of perfect.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

My poor husband. Today should be his day. I should be preparing a wonderful breakfast and have lots of plans for the day ahead. Rather I am sick today. And on top of that he is speaking in Church.
I was also scheduled to speak. Stressed about it all week, lost sleep over it even. Now there will be no church for me. Im going to miss Luke singing and im going to miss Dave giving his great talk, he always does such a good job. And whats worse is im sure they'll ask me to speak again and I'll have to go through all the stress and planning all over again with a new topic.
Enough about poor me. This is not about me. This is about my Husband and how bad I feel that his day is not going to be anywhere near what it should be.
Dave is the best Dad I have ever known. That' s just a fact. He can do anything I can do with the kids, often better. He never hesitates to jump in when there is something that needs to be done. He is practically Mr. Mom! And I really mean it when I say there is not many Dad's out there that compare to Dave.
I wrote this for my talk but since I can barely speak at all with this sore throat I will leave it here for him. Remember... Dave is the writer in our family.

When I chose you I knew lots of things off the bat
you were kind you were wise you were smart
I saw greatness and nobility in your eyes
These things were all clear from the start

But there were little surprises all tucked away
Thing that came out the day our Son came
How the best parts of you were still hiding inside
After that march day you were never the same.

I learned that you could hold a baby just right
to calm him from all of his fears
You got up everytime that he made just a peep
and you'd sing to him while drying his tears

You looked like a fool as you made our boy laugh
there was about nothing that you wouldn't do
you'd snarl, you'd jump, dance around and sneak up
Im sure neighbors thought that our house was a zoo

As he crawled and he walked you went to great lengths
to protect him from dangers and scares
you did dishes and bottles and diapers and baths
you did bedtimes with stories and prayers

You could fix all the toys and push swings to great heights
you kissed boo-boo's and played make-believe
You were always the one who he'd come to each morn
and yet still you had tricks up your sleeve

When our new daughter came on that cold winters day
I saw more that you still had not shown
She could melt you in ways nobody could till that time
your eyes sparkled with a new look I'd yet known

Time proved that this girl had a way with my man
It was surly a really bad case
She could get you to do just about anything
you'd play dress up with shoes. bows and lace.

Now the more we're together how clearly I see
what very good fortune I've had
For the Husband I love... the man that I chose
also turned out to be the best Dad!

I love you sweetie. Thanks for making our kids just about
the happiest and luckiest kids in the entire world!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My little fishies

Swimming at Nana and Papa's house is part of each Grandkids favorite pastimes and memories. I have pictures of even the oldest, McKenna, swimming with her Papa when she was about 3... she's a teenager now. I have loved watching my own kids make the same memories. 
We are sure going to miss this little pool and our free swimming lessons come late July. But I know there will be many, many more pool pictures of the Wirthlin Family... including those not even arrived yet!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Our little Angel

Our little Luke boy has such big dreams, I can't wait to see where they bring him. I know his future is going to be bigger and better than any of us can imagine.
O' and I think (my biased opinion) that he is one of the most handsome little boys there is.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My cute Sis-in-law

Carrie having a cool treat!

Her tummy is so pretty.. thanks for letting me post these Carrie, you look amazing!

Cute Carrie

She hearts her baby boy

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thought this sounded fun!

This is a post I got off of someones, while blog-stalking, weblog. Thought it sounded fun. Its on the following link. the post is called " you're invited... dont forget to RSVP"

Baby Olivia

Baby Olivia
bright eyes

My funny Ella

My funny Ella

My handsome Luke

My handsome Luke