Monday, June 28, 2010

All we need is Love

Valentines Day was great! Ryan and I went out and had a great evening. The best thing about this V-day was that Max had a secrete admirer. Max, Max, Max, my sweet little boy with a big heart, blue eyes, a crooked smile and a dimple on his left cheek. Max the kids who does his homework everyday at 5 without being told and could sleep until noon if you let him. To Max girls are like those extra buttons on a piece of high-tech machinery. You know they're there but you don't really know what they do and things work just fine without them so they go unnoticed and untouched. Well, one of those buttons got his attention. This is how it all went down. I picked the kids up from school and I asked the typical "How was your day at school?" question. Max's usual comment "fine" was tucked in his backpack for another day. Today he jumped into an out poor about a secret Valentine card that was literally thrown at his head with a picture of happy ducks in a pond on the front and an "I love you Max" scribbled on the inside. It led to a full fledged investigation that included interviewing girls and guys from all fourth grade classes. The interegations stopped when the recess bell rang with no luck of finding the mystery girl. I giggled at it all (because that's what girls do when there's talk about love) and gave him a bit of advice but evidently it wasn't good enough because this is what I found on my phone via text later that evening.

Max: Hey dad, it's me Max. I'm kind of freaking out right now. Something really strange happend to me at school today. I got a love note from a girl and I don't know what to do.
Ryan: stay cool bud, you're a Harris, that's just what Harris boys have to deal with. Ask your mommy, she sent me love notes all the time.
Max: Thanks dad.I love you.
Ryan: I love you too. When I get home we can talk more about it.

They went for a drive later that night to have a "man to man" talk.

Oh and Abby informed Max that it was her friend that wrote the note.

I totally remember crushing on my older brothers friends.
Good luck out there max!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Smarty Pants

Max was selected from his school to particpate in a San Diego county math competition. Umm. . . blonde hair blue eyes and loves math??? I'm not sure where he came from but we sure are proud of him.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Charlie Barlie

All Charlie wanted for her birthday was to visit the snowy mountains.
We drove for hours in search for them.
She was a good sport and settled on hot cocoa and pie in the foggy mountains.

Anyone who says you can't be a tiger at a birthday party is a party pooper.

We love you, our little happy Charlie!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Ryan had a deposition in Guatemala and asked me to join him.
Tough decision:)

How amazing would it look to have a wedding reception at some of these old churches.

Charlie kept asking when we were going to go to "Guacamole"
so Grammy could babysit.
We had a great time in Guacamole and the kids had a great time with Grammy.
Thank you Grammy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Ryan helped the kids make cookies

then he did the dishes!!

I was even able to have lunch with my brother and his girlfriend.

It was a great birthday!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Part 2


The happiest time of the year

at the happiest place on earth

Bringing in the New Year with
the Harris Annual New Year's Party

a little Rob and Derek Pearl Jam

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Christmas Bells Are Ringing

I caught Charlie whispering to the Elf what she wanted for Christmas.
It warmed my heart

Family arrived from all over the map to celebrate

Rockin around the Christmas tree

Adorable Scarlett

Warm homemade bread


Kelli and Jared's family

3 wise men, a lamb, an angel, Mary and a sweet baby Jesus

It's not even light outside!

The book title says it all

You can't beat Christmas in California

Scarlett agrees