Future prom date! 😍

5hrs post allergy test.

Allergy test today. That was not fun. Results: major reaction to dustmites, dander, pollen, ragweed. What have you done to treat your allergies? Anyone done allergy shots? How important is it that I don’t snuggle my dogs anymore?! Everything says I’m not supposed to, but I’m not willing to accept that. First step in plan—start migraine medication to see if that helps with the frequent headaches and as a side effect reduces allergies.

My son is charming me today. First thing this morning he hugged me and told me “You’re my universe.” Just now he snuggled up to play a game on TV and said “you’re my lucky charm.” #wjlacour

Honus, hotels, and hula. #thisis8 #clevercolette

7 years later and still putting herself in boxes. #clevercolette

Found a gem in Kaanapali! @slappycakesmaui yummy breakfast and make your own pancakes. @cleverdevil nailed Pikachu on his first pancake art attempt. #cleverfamily

And then it started raining…not many people get rained out of a luau! All was better the next day with a day spent at the pool with our island friends! #clevercolette #wjlacour #cleverfamily

Candy leis, lunch time fun, luau experience. Making memories 😍 #cleverfamily #clevercolette #wjlacour

Still mastering this vacation thing. #clevercolette #wjlacour

Vacation game is strong with this one. #cleverfamily #clevercolette

Snuggliest Puggliest. 😍💞

Ready for our last concert of 2018. Global music genre performed by true musicians. @pinkmartini

Couldn’t fall asleep last night bc I had this Handel’s Messiah song in my head! 🎶 and his name shall be call-ed 🎶 #westminstermessiahalum

Christmas Eve traditions. #wjlacour leaning into our Chinese food dinner. Christmas Eve service ending with candlelight singing of joy to the world in front of @riviera_church. Christmas Eve pajamas with a Redondo Beach theme this year. And of course the reading of The Night Before Christmas. #cleverlacours #clevercolette I love doing life with @cleverdevil

I picked up these happy guys from my mom yesterday. They always have so much fun with Mimi and Big Dog. I’m glad they were actually happy to see us this time :) #cleverdogs

Here we come ATL! #cleverfamily #elfontheplane

Nelson snuggles 💞

Colette and William nailed their parts today! So proud of them for doing their best. Colette played fairy, Lydia, and mermaid, Allanna. William played the littlest lost boy Slightly Soiled. They both had a few lines and delivered them with confidence and motivation. #clevercolette #wjlacour

Sometimes I like to be ridiculous :) @cleverdevil loves this part of me….

WTF is this thing??? Teenage Mutants Ninja Cockroach?!

Grateful for moments like this. Peaceful. One of the best feelings for me is having my Nelson snuggled up on my belly.

This sweet soul. Latergram of #wjlacour watching a movie with me and captivated by the satisfying closure of the movie. Today as we watched Ralph Breaks the Internet, William did as he always does. He hides his eyes and wants to close his ears when there is conflict, or when people break the rules. He said “this part is too intense for me,” as he snuggled up. Another time he snuggled in with tears in his eyes, “This is the part for crying, right Mama?” Yes, buddy. Cry away. Never lose that. There is no mask to live in. Be strong. Be brave. Be sensitive. Be empathetic.

Movie magic @elcapitanthtre We May have had to cancel our national parks road trip, but we can still have a local adventure or two. #cleverfamily #wjlacour #clevercolette