Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Friday I came across chatbooks while reading Momfessionals blog.  Have you heard of it? Not me. But, I am so glad I came across that post. Chatbooks is an app on Iphone that uploads your instagram pics and turns them into books.  AND it's only $6! You get 60 pages per book plus free shipping!  I ended up printing all my pictures (deleted food and workout pics).  I don't print pictures nearly as much as I should and now I have an easy way to document memories with my family and friends!

It ships in 7-10 days and I can't wait!! to for mine to come!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

LBI 2014

A week later and I am finally posting about our yearly trip to LBI.  This is one of my favorite vacation places.
One of my favorite parts of the trip is doing family pictures!  I choose colors based on the outfit I pick out for Max and Claire.  This year our colors were royal blue and yellow and I loved how they turned out!
A few of my favorites:

Probably my absolute favorite! I could look at this all day, every day!

Not so easy to hold both of them anymore!

This summer, Max wanted to be in the water the whole time we were on the beach.  He was a machine! We introduced both of them to the boogie board.  Loved it!

Loved getting ice cream treats from the Ice cream truck!

Learning how to fly a kite with Grandpa and Daddy!

So happy to have kids that love the beach as much as we do!  One more beach trip scheduled before school starts!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Yellow or Green

It's that time of year again... beach pictures!  I bought Max and Claire's outfit at Gap a few months back.  Royal Blue is our main color, now I'm trying to decide between yellow or green as an accent.

The yellow really pops, but I like the green too!

Last year's family beach pic

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


We had an overcast and rainy few days last week.  We took the opportunity to go see Planes 3D.  This was only the second movie Max and Claire have been to, the first one being Frozen.  I was little unsure about them wearing the 3D glasses.  Max did great and wore them the whole time, sat still and really enjoyed the movie.  Claire did well, but got restless at time and fell asleep the last 20 minutes.
Ugh..went to upload some cute pics of them in their glasses, but it's not in my photo stream? It's in my album.  This is the second time I've started a post and not had the picture to go with it.  :(
So here are two of my favorite that are on there!

Little mommy with her twins!

All boy! Loves his cars!

Monday, July 21, 2014


So, it's been a while since I posted.  Just enjoying the days of summer!  Last week we went to a splash park.  The kids loved it and the best part was that it was free!  It's nice to change things up.  Hopefully we can go back this week.

We went to my Aunt's pool this weekend.  Max and Claire were in the pool for over two hours!  They basically had the pool to themselves and loved every minute.  Max even went off the diving board multiple times.  I would catch him, then he would swim to the side!  After the first few he started doing air ninja kicks!

They ate up all the attention this weekend.  All of my mom's sisters were in town and showered them with attention.  Claire hung with all the women.  There's something about being the first grandkids!

Claire has started to play hair dresser.  She loves to fix my hair then take pics of it!

OH... They have finally started going to bed without me laying down with them.  This is HUGE!  There were some nights I would lay down with them for an hour before they fell asleep.  All thanks to my Mother-in-law for getting it started and giving me the push I needed!

They each have a folder and in the morning they put a sticker if they slept by themselves!  Stickers are gone and folder is full!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lucky 7

7 is a lucky number in the Fredrick house!  39 years ago, Justin, my best friend, my hubs, my baby daddy, my everything was born! 07.07.75.  We were married seven years ago on 07.07.07!

We celebrated this past week in Riveria Maya, Mexico - the same resort we went to on our honeymoon (just realized the room we stayed in ended in 7!)  This trip we shared with two other couples - the same two we went to Mexico with last summer!  Our four full days were amazing and so relaxing!  We were so lucky.  We had reserved a swim up suite at the main resort, but were upgraded to the casita suites.  This is exactly where we were on our honeymoon.  We pretty much spent our time at our swim up pool bar, the beach, eating and drinking.  The food there is AMAZING! Everything there is AMAZING!  I haven't uploaded pics from the big camera, but here are some from my phone.

Just arrived to Cancun!

relaxing by the pool

We did a 5k on July 4th!

The girls!

Our typical picture


Last day :(
I highly recommend El Dorado Royale!

7 years ago

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Toes in the Sand

Two weeks ago we went to Holden Beach for the weekend to celebrate Father's Day and birthdays.
Max and Claire were so excited to play in the sand and they loved the waves!

Max has been getting the worst rashes when he plays at the beach.  We ended up putting his pj shorts on, hoping less sand would get in.
My neighbor gave me a tip yesterday.  She puts diaper cream that has a lot of zinc on her son's inner thighs.  Says it works like a charm! Any other tips?

They also got to try sparklers for the first time! Thanks, Aunt Darcy!