The Sainsbury Family
What is your favorite family tradition?
We like to celebrate birthdays big in our family and try to make everyone feel special whether its making their favorite meal or playing their favorite game. We also like hiking and going on walks when on vacation and exploring new places.
Tell us about your favorite family story.
When we found out we were pregnant last year, we were trying to figure out a way to tell the boys. for Labor Day weekend we went to Wallowa Lake in Oregon. We went with the grandparents and rented a cabin and the boys were getting suspicious of my growing 4 1/2 month belly. When we told everyone, they were ecstatic and overjoyed with the news. Oliver was born this February and is an 'ours' baby in our blended family :)
What is your family's motto?
'Go big or go home!' is what we tell the boys whenever they are working hard on something whether its sports, school or anything in life.
Share Your Parenting Wisdom
What's your number one tip for new parents?
Relax and don't stress. Parenting is a gift and it will never be perfect. Also, don't compare yourself to other parents or other families. Your family is unique and special just the way it is because its yours.
What has been the most surprising thing you've learned as a parent?
The boys don't care that I just had a baby and feel insecure about wearing a swimsuit, they don't care that the kitchen is a mess after we've made their favorite meal, and they don't care the the laundry isn't folded after we've washed their favorite sweatshirt. They care about the memories that are made together to talk about and remember for years to come.
Tell us about your funniest parenting story (we all have them!)
So we went to Disneyland for Thanksgiving last year and for 2 of the 3 days it was pouring rain. On the last day when it was raining, we rode Splash Mountain over and over again so we were soaked from the rain and the ride. Every time we went on, we decided to do different poses when the ride took a photo at the drop. We were laughing so hard at all the different photos until our abs were sore! They boys still talk about it to this day.