Monday, June 29, 2015

Birthday 32

i had a great birthday

breakfast with family
enjoyed a child-free hair cut + style from jade
took photos at the farm for a wedding shower
cleaned up the home
family photo session with jayme anne
kevin made fajitas for dinner
we headed to Boundary Bay to spend the evening with the Crowles


Erin needed to make a trip home so i tagged along in the kiddie bike trailer
the last time i was pulled in one of these was by my dad when we used to do big family Sea Wall bikerides when i was probably Moses' age.  it was a sweltering day, but by 8pm it was perfect.






the Crowles borrowed a friend's boat and James took the boys out to check their crab trap


father + son


mother + daughter


my little bear is losing all her baby-ness




6 years and my first year spending my birthday with this amazing woman


the sunset was disappointing... so so disappointing





Mae wanted a ride in the boat.  I also joined.


printing this for the house


so disappointing...






we stayed out until the sun went down
absolutely perfect birthday

xo




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#FANSETTE

we were not 100% sure that we would be attending the #fansette wedding.  mostly because i was not sure i was going to have enough energy after 6 hours of Sports Day, cleaning the house for 2 hours while Malcolm slept and Chloe had a playdate, and a panicked hour of cooking food to bring to Chloe's pre-school Graduation ceremony/concert.  I misread the email that said the kids needed to arrive by 5:45pm.  it meant if you were helping to set up chairs and tables, otherwise 6:15pm would be fine for the concert starting at 6:30pm.  i arrived in my usual flustered and sweaty state at 6pm with all three kids, Moses still wearing his soccer shin guards with the socks pulled over up to his knees and me in my sports day attire of wide loose top and pre-ripped jeans.  how times have changed, not being the mom all nicely dressed with hair and face cleaned and washed and presentable.  

the concert was short and sweet.  the post-concert potluck provided our dinner (and dessert) and kevin and i stepped outside to discuss whether or not we would attend.

basically we both wanted to attend but not stay late.  we share many friends with josette and it would definitely be great to see people we haven't seen in years.  and i guess josette and fane were worth celebrating…

so we jammed the kids in the car, raced home, got dressed and zoomed all the way to East Vancouver at 7:30pm.  


Jenice + Kyme
high school friends turned mom friends, we all cheersed and took the opportunity to indulge


dear wide angle lens: THANK YOU



Avery + Malcolm sitting in a tree
i spent many many classes alphabetically attached to Miss Pamela Chiu


and Chris P whom i have known since i was 4
he began torturing me on the playground when he was in Kindergarten and i would accompany my mom who was always doing Lunch Hour supervision on Fridays.  


the happy beautiful couple Josette + Fane



reason #25 why Drunkle Jenice loves Fane
"MY husband's name is ZANE!  Our husbands' names RHYME!!!"


i learned that Crown Royale is a Jorge family tradition
this was confirmed as Mr Jorge called his youngest daughter a bitch in front of all the guests





an incredible multi-person performance of Josette/Fane's favourite songs including
Aladdin's "A Whole New World"



i am guilty of playing "A Whole New World" on the piano at least once a month when I have a few minutes so I would say I was pretty damn into this performance


first dances





photobooth action



many of the mamas left but my Natalie-Anne showed up






Moses tried to hide and cover the chocolate stains on his shirt.  i laughed.
i was surprised he wasn't tearing up the dance floor, but he was probably zonked from Sports Day


i might print this photo


Kristin Fung in all her Asianic glory


birthday buddy Vince made my night, complimenting me all night long
i'm considering hiring him to just hang out with me everyday to up my confidence


"…those were the BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE…"
poor Malcolm passed out in spite of the blaring tunes


gathering the troops to go home at 11:00pm


the day Malcolm is old enough to be on his own for a night
and i am done breastfeeding
and my boobs shrink
and i can zip up my jeans
you will find me partying my face off

i had so much fun having not been out for so long i forgot how much i miss going out