Journal Entry No.35 | Klutch Photography| Vancouver family photographer

Sometimes when your kids become fucking dicks to each other, you need to lock shit down and just circle the wagons with some family time.

My two have been less than awesome with each other these past few days and so on this "WAY TO SOON IN THE SCHOOL SEASON" pro D day presented itself I dragged these two lazy broads outside for a nature walk.  They were not pleased by my persistence of leaving the house but because I'm the ruler of the world they had no choice, we took off to a nature park in Langley.

 The irony is that these two love to explore, jump and climb. They eat wild berries like there on fucking survivor. They fall in love with each other and like that dude on the commercial that was hangry and eats a Snickers bar and all normality is restored, well that whats what fucking nature does! Nature solves the "I hate you" sibling syndrome (for now).

Side note: They also got to experience some real life - a drug dealer on a bike, I hooker on a bike & an argument in the bush (by those two) and several police cars!  You think they would only see this good reality stuff in Value Village at 8:45 pm on a Friday night (It was only once that happen, they were fine! It always makes for great open door conversations)

VERY EXCITING day.  Yes children, stay in school and DON'T DO DRUGS! 

Journal Entry No.25 | Klutch Photography | Vancouver family photographer

So happy my parents came for the May long weekend girls soccer tournament, they were able to come for ONLY two full days and nights as their newly planted garden HAD to be attended to (lol, thats Portuguese retired people for ya).  My brother's family was in town as well, total fluke as they had a minute baseball tournament! We got to have dinner together and celebrate an upcoming grandpa birthday, perfection!

Che's team worked their ass's off this weekend playing 14-year-olds (their 11-12's), ya I said it 14-year-olds, these girls had BOOBS, taller than me (which is not a huge stretch!). They won two games, lost one and tied.  

Once the tournament ended on Monday we hit up the Cloverdale rodeo at about 11:30 am with some amazing neighbours of ours, a first for me on as I never grew up on the mainland. And wow, it was a hot mess but the kids loved every fucking insane ride, everyone of them.  I don't do rides for the most part, and those ones were a big fat FUCK no. So as the amazing parents we have we followed these kids around for HOURS in the sweltering heat, watching their joy. Lucky us!  By 4:45 pm I was taking back the Alfa female position, I'm not your puppet anymore kiddos, lets wrap this shit up.  I'M DONE. Momma needs some fresh clothing, a goddam sandwich and a STRONGBOW!

This weekend was full of family, friends laughter and sun. Total unplanned awesomeness!  








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Journal Entry No. 24 | Klutch Photography | Vancouver family photographer

Another year blinks by and now she's 9. 

So grateful to see another milestone happen for her (no more booster seat required!) She's officially a front seat passenger!

Amara got pretty much all the cute little girl things she wanted, and then some. So proud of this little lady. 

Happy Birthday my little muffin. Love you so much.

SIDE NOTE: A few years back I got really tired of the gluten over spending two-hour birthday parties and so I offered both girls an option...

Your welcome to have a friend birthday party OR I will give you a cheque for $200 instead to put inside of your personal bank accounts!

Both haven't had a kid party since. Lol, that comes from their dad's side.

They still get their birthday gifts, a dinner out with Nannie and grandpa, a cake they pick and decorate with candy (at home) and one friend can sleep over! But there are no more crazy money wasted two-hour parties. BEST IDEA I THINK I EVER HAD!   My kid's accounts keep growing and I'm no longer tired and stressed out on their special day!