Thursday, March 22, 2012

dottie hits the slopes

from our trip up to tahoe with Grandma and Grandpa Mortimore

check out the little unprompted pose at the end... :-)

off to the mountain with G & G Mortimore

Last week Chuck's parents came out for their annual trip to the mountains to get a little skiing/snowboarding in. We spent some time in SF and drove up to Tahoe for 3 nights. We had an absolutely lovely time with them and even ended up getting a little snow in Tahoe (that melted within hours falling).

To see more pictures from their visit, click HERE.

Highlights of their visit...

Grandpa Bill took swim class with Esther
Swimming with grandpa

Who could drive up to Tahoe and not stop at In-n-Out burger (no buns for Grandma and Grandpa!)
in-n-out burger
in-n-out burger

hitting the slopes with Grandpa
on the lift with grandpa

A post bath snuggle

and making delicious cookies with Grandma
Cookies with grandma!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


A quick trip to Target last week was made much more pleasant because of this super duper cart that kept the kiddies strapped in... Last time we went, Esther was all over the place and wanted nothing to do with the normal cart!




Monday, March 19, 2012

puddle jumping

the rain has finally come to san francisco and the girls have been having a ton of fun with it


Puddle jumping

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Chuck and I have been in San Francisco for almost 12 years and I am pretty sure this is the most gorgeous winter we have had. This past weekend we ventured up Highway 1 to Bolinas with the Svane's for some lunch and playtime on the beach. The weather was so perfect that the girls, including Esther (who LOVED it all!), actually got in and stayed in the water looking for shells. It was a perfect early March day.

to see the picture set from Bolinas, CLICK HERE.

Esther doing a funny little pose on 1 knee...
Esther posing





Monday, March 5, 2012

roary the lion

Dottie has her well loved "old piggy" that she can't live without (unless she forgets him at Lowe's or the supermarket.) and we have been wondering if Esther will become attached to anything and it has finally happened! Sweet "Roary the lion" has made his was into her heart. She snuggles up to him when she is sleeping (he's the little one in the picture). We can also hear her ROARING at him when she wakes in the morning or is tired and can't fall asleep right away at night.

Esther and roary the lion