a traveler. a photographer. a wife. a mother. a muser. a lover of northern california. a child of southern california. a beer connoisseur. a scuba diver. a roller coaster enthusiast. a renowned chef in her own kitchen. there is no rhyme or reason in this tumblr. and my name is kim. all images and content © kim ebbets unless otherwise stated. all rights reserved.
we drove to l.a. for a weekend to enjoy a wedding. i really wanted to keep photo taking to a minimum but when you find awesome light, sometimes you just have to take pictures. like at a denny’s parking lot off the 5 freeway.
the husband and i partied at the wedding sans lil’ one but of course we wanted to take family pictures. someone has changed a bit since the last time i sported this dress.
i asked her to smell the flowers. so she posed but not until she fixed her glasses.
happy national donut day…(and no donuts were harmed in this)
pure golden sun at our local barn…
with some glitter fun…
and when an old lens breaks, don’t throw it away. use the glass for a different perspective…
and a deer for us to observe. all went well with our amazing impromptu golden sun session…
until i was lowering my camera (mark ii with a 50 1.4 lens is really heavy) down and whacked the lil’ one at full speed in the head.
at least mama cuddles has healing properties.
i’m in this local mom swap group that sells used items to other moms so it feels safer than craigslist to sell/buy our stuff. every once in awhile i am fast enough (some items can get pretty brutal) to get a great deal, like a crate and barrel trundle bed for two hundred dollars (we weren’t even in the market yet for a twin bed but for that price, was not going to pass it by). sadly it means that the lil’ one is officially out of the crib.
seeing her in that bed reminds me of how tiny she was the first time that we put her in the crib.
and now she’s helping papa to break down her own crib. and just cause, some photos of us playing outside today and i love that she still has some toddler rolls.
also, she prefers to climb the slide and nope, i was not the one who taught her this. i do need adult supervision.
when will i learn that when it’s past her nap wake up time of three p.m. and it’s still really quiet, some lil’ one is up to no good?
i entered her room to this: an open bottle of vaseline, a huge glob on her finger and this look of guilt.
and yes, it is all over her face and hair. she is so proud of herself.
we took the lil’ one to musee mechanique in san francisco and probably could have spent the whole day there playing with all the old games, music boxes and toys. the lil’ one was entranced.
i told the lil’ one that i loved her. she replied “i love you mom”. then i asked her who else she loved. she told me “pizza. and fries.” you me and both lil’ one, you and me both. happy mother’s day to all you wonderful moms!
so i may or may not have done this today. and i may or may not have been patient enough to wait for the lil’ one to climb up the stairs to do the slide…
so i may or may not have placed the lil’ one up to the fort so she could slide her way down. she may or may not have inched down the slide instead into the water…
so i may or may not have hosed the slide down to repeat the process of the sliding. and the lil’ one may or may not have gone down the slide a bit too fast therefore almost bypassing the pool. but she may or may not have landed nicely into the pool, half in/half out. there is definitely not photos of video or photos of that because i may or may not have had to drop the camera to catch her after this possible occurrence. apparently, i may or may not need adult supervision. *no toddler was injured in this possible occurrence but she may be avoiding this set up for a few days.
our new hot tub…
and the way she eats her chips?
like a boss…
i learned something quite important today.
if you stick a lil’ one on a step stool with nothing around her to support herself down, she will be stuck there. this made making dinner much easier.