The Kirklands

Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Thursday, September 22, 2016

JIMMY at 18 Months

I seriously can't get enough of this kid!
His faces kill me! 
So Jimmy turned 18 months in July so I am a little behind. This kid is so much fun! He is starting to get a little sassy/determined side but it's ok because he is so cute. I definitely see more of myself in Jimmy. He is not as outgoing and talkative as Chase was at that age. He is more sensitive, shy and cuddly. But he has a feisty side too. 

Some Jimmy Stats:
-Height: 32 inches (15%)
-Weight: 27 lbs (77%)
-Head Circumference: 19 inches (86%)
-Doesn't talk much, says: Dada, Mama, Ball, thank you, Water, a variation of Buzz Lightyear,  No and lately says "why" because I always say that when he does something wrong. haha. 
-Loves to wrestle Chase and Dad
-Loves to take baths and thinks he can swim
-Way more brave of a swimmer than Chase was (this is not a good thing right now)
-Got his helmet off a few weeks ago!
-Likes to eat berries, all carbs, bacon, avocado, yogurt and apple sauce
-Favorite Movie: Minions and Toy Story
-Crawls up and down stairs, like to run away from me
-Sucks on his two middle fingers to go to sleep 
-Takes one nap usually from 1230/1-4pm
-Sleeps all night 730pm-730am
-Loves being in Nursery at Church with his big brother. He steals everyones food during snack time because he can't sit still in his own seat. haha. 

We love our Jimbo!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

a week of Ventura and Santa Barbara

So from when I was 12-22 years old my parents owned a beach condo in Ventura with our cousins. Right after I got married, due to financial reasons they had to sell it back to our cousins. Well just a few months ago they got another one! And it's just two floors above the old one. They remodeled basically the whole thing and it is beautiful!

Our tradition was to go to the Ventura County Fair every summer and we finally made it back!
We packed a weeks worth of stuff and Casey just figured he could work from there. One day he had a meeting in LA which is actually more accessible from Ventura then Orange County. 
We left at 830pm on a Thursday night and it only took us 2 hours to get there! 
I feel like it is a healthy distance for a little getaway.
I can't even tell you how happy I was to be back in Ventura. We had the best time! And my Mom and Dad were pretty excited about it too!

At the fair they have concerts almost every night and they are free with your fair admission. Oh and the best part is that you can walk up the boardwalk from the condo and the fair is right there!
Casey and I went surfing a few times with my Dad. We had perfect little waves, my favorite. 
And Third Eye Blind played one night so that was probably my highlight of the trip. 

One day we decided to go up to Santa Barbara and visit the zoo. It's only a 20 minute drive up the coast. Jimmy got to feed a giraffe and Chase was too scared. We had McConnell's ice cream a few times when were were there. It is seriously my favorite ice cream ever. Their sea salt cream and cookies it to die for. I'm craving a trip up there again so I can eat this haha. 

We are pretty happy about having Ventura in our lives again and can't wait to go back soon!

 Jimmy the Savage

 Me on a wave! I think Casey took this while he was working from the balcony:)

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