Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First Day

So today was the official first day of kindergarten. It was so much fun. Logan was excited, but also really cool about everything. He didn't make a big deal of it at all. It was almost like he's done it before! That's why I would say preschool is SOOOO important he's a seasoned school boy already! We took lots of pictures. I think he was actually embarrassed that we were taking so many pictures. Kids are so funny. I already LOVE this school! I'm SO happy that we get to go to Mariposa. The people are so friendly and you get that small home town feeling. I also like that the parents are eager to help with the kids classes and that the principal was outside and shaking our hands before we got through the gates. It really was great! I'm really excited to begin this journey. For me I have a lot of great school memories and I feel like childhood really starts with school! Ok enough here are some pics...

Saturday, August 8, 2009


We just got back from Campland yesterday. The kids had a great time. My favorite thing to do is ride bikes and it's so much fun now that Logan likes to ride his big boy bike. This was our last trip before Logan starts school on Wednesday. It's bittersweet because no longer will we have the luxury to pick up and go as we please, but on the other hand I'm so excited for him to start school! Be on the watch because soon I will be posting his first day of school photos!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Some of my Favorite Summer Pics

Since I feel like I don't have much to update I'll just post a couple fun summer pics. Don't worry with Logan starting soccer again and Kindergarten in a couple of short weeks, there will be plenty more to post about!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Brooklyn is Potty Trained!

Woo hoo! I have to toot my own whistle a bit here. Brooklyn is now potty trained after only a few days! It was so easy, just like Logan. She was ready and that was that. I said no more diapers and got some underwear and it was simple as that. I think that since she understands the concept it makes things that much easier! YAY for no more diapers!

This next picture I just had to get in. Last week the kids were both sick with a strange fever. Logan wanted to be next to me while I worked out, so he climbed up on this step and feel asleep! Kids can fall asleep in the funniest places!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

{Our Vacation}

It was amazing and so beautiful. And the best part of it all was that we got to spend it with our best friends!

Friday, June 5, 2009

{PreSchool Graduation}

Today my little man graduated Preschool. It was really such an adorable ceremony. The kids sang a lot of cute songs. Then the pastor of the church presented each child with a little diploma like certificate. All the parents brought a few dozen cookies and such, there was a great selection of yummies after the presentation! I think Logan took 7 different cookies (he only ate one). Then we went out to the garden area where the parents took pictures and the kids ran around. We thought it was going to be a small little get together. I would say there were 75 people there in all, if not more! Here are a few pictures.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

{Logan & His Presents from GG}

I just wanted to post some pictures for my grandma, Logan's GG. She sent him these great gifts for his bday all the way from Ohio! And since she was not here to see him open, them this is the next best thing! Love you Grandma!

Friday, May 29, 2009

{Our Garden}

Over the last 3 days Rick and I have been working on a little garden project. Ok well like all things it ended up pretty hard but it was so worth it! I like to call it my little serenity garden or zen garden. I don't know if we'll get fish. I know the kids would love it but we have lots of animals in our neighborhood and I think they will eat the fish. The only thing we have to do now is build some shade over it. I don't know what exactly Rick has planned for that but I do know it will have a bamboo roof!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Now that Logan is 5 there is a whole new can of worms that has opened. Logan's dad wants to fly him up to San Francisco to visit. Maybe I'm taking this too far, but my heart is aching over this. And this is the only reason I didn't want Logan's 5Th bday to roll around. There have definitely been challenges with our "situation" but all and all things have been smooth and I feel pretty lucky. I cannot tell you the stress I have about putting my child on an airplane without me or anyone that I trust and know for that matter. To make things worse Logan is terrified of flying alone and no matter what I say, offer or do I cannot ease his fears. I keep picturing him on the airplane while it takes off alone and crying and it makes me cry! Am I wrong to think he is too young for this? Or that since he doesn't want to he shouldn't have too? His dad seems to think so and completely plans on making this happen. He says "Logan needs to get used to it" Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know, but this has been bothering me so much. I guess this is something that comes with the "territory" but I needed to sorta journal it to maybe feel better because at this point I'm scared and am thinking that when the times comes I will just buy a ticket and fly with him?

{Logan's 5th Birthday}

Thanks to everyone who helped make Logan's 5th birthday so fun ad memorable. He had such a great day. The night before Rick and I decorated the house so when he woke up he had a nice surprise. HE couldn't wait for his friends to get here and swim with him. The day went pretty smoothly considering Logan seemed to have his own little timeline. We BBQ'd, then Logan wanted to do his pinata. We let him go first and he tore that thing apart on the first try! Some of the other kids were disappointed they didn't get a turn. After that he opened his presents, had cake and ice cream, played some more then back in the pool! I was so tired at the end of the day. But it was a birthday success. I cannot believe my little boy is 5! WOW when I get the pictures off of the ig camera I'll post more later...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

{5 Year Old Questionnaire}

Logan is 5 today! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. It seems like yesterday he was a baby. Now he's a smart little boy! He's going to kindergarten this fall. He can recgonize several words and has read his first little book. He was so proud of himself! He loves Star Wars and is a great big brother to Brooklyn. He's a very sweet boy and I'm so thankful that he is so thoughtful and considerate to others. I'm so proud of the little boy he has become, so much imagination and energy. I love him so much and enjoy so much watching him grow everyday!

What is your favorite thing to do?
Drink soda

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite place?
home where I belong

What is your favorite food?
chicken nuggets

What is your favorite sport?
Baseball, football
FAvorite teams?
Chargers and Padres

Favorite movie?
Star Wars, Clone Wars

When are you the most happy?
I'm the happiest because I am 5 years old

What is your favorite time of the year?
Christmas and Easter

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Something special that I can't tell it's a secret. My favorite thing I want to do when I grow up is plant seeds

Who is your best friend?

Who is your favorite grown up besides me?

What do you do to help out around the house?
Clean and wash the floors

What is your favorite thing about your room?
Changing it

What is your favorite thing about your parents?
They buy me toys and stuff and take me camping

What do you plan to do this year that you are 5?
Be good

{My Mother's Day Disaster!}

Ok so to set things straight I want to say thank you for the card and money from my wonderful hubby and kiddos. Even though Logan wanted to see what would happen when he put the card in the gutter outside, I still am very happy with my gift. But I would like to share what this day has been like and it's only 3 p.m.! First I start the morning washing the cars. I like my car clean and this is just something Rick doesn't do, which is fine, but you know it's mother's day! After Rick leaves to work I see that he leaves his cell here. So the kids and I get in the car to take it to him at work. I get there and forgot the phone. Wasted trip. Then I decide that since I have not been feeling well for a week I need to have this bladder infection checked out before we go camping. Go to Urgent Care with two small kids and get medicine. It was actually only and hour ordeal. After that we went grocery shopping. I'm sure all mom's want to grocery shop on Mother's day right? :-) Get home start some laundry. Logan informs me there is some kind of poop on the guest bed. Check it out and decide it does look weird, but not like poop. Decide to take bedding off to wash it. While removing quilt giant LIZARD pops off the bed onto the floor! So gross, I know. Can you believe that? I trapped the thing and it got away. Call husband who informs me it is good to have a lizard in the house! Are you kidding me? I can deal with the bugs myself I do not need a lizard for that problem. So now I am pretty much scoping out the door waiting for the little sucker to come out. This has been, to say the least, a very interesting mother's day. If not funny too!

I saw this on my friends blog and thought it was so cute! Brooklyn didn't last long but some of Logan's answers are so cute!
{Mother's Day Questionnaire}

What makes your mom sad?
Logan: when I'm not listening
Brooklyn: TV

How does your mom make you laugh?
Logan: Tickle
Brooklyn: A book

What was your mom like when she was a kid?
Logan: Soccer
Brooklyn:A little girl

How old is your mom?
Logan: 29

How tall is your mom?
Logan: 22
Brooklyn: Big

What is your mom's favorite thing to do?
Logan: be a home person

What does your mom do when you are not around?
Logan: do girls night
Brooklyn: gone

What is your mom really good at?
Logan: working on the computer

What is your mom not really good at?
Logan: Working at Walgreens
Brooklyn: at this point she lost interest

What does your mom do for a job?
Logan: Cleaning up and stuff you have so many jobs

What is your mom's favorite food?
Logan: pasta

What makes you proud of your mom?
Logan: listening

If your mom was a cartoon, who would she be?
Logan: princess leia

What do you and your mom do together?
Logan: just go out by ourselves

How are you and your mom the same?
Logan: we are both like this (points to his arm)

How are you and your mom different?
Logan: we get old and new and stuff

How do you know that your mom loves you?
Logan: because I just know

What does your mom like best about your dad?
Logan: cause he lawn mowers and cuts down stuff and he does all kinds of stuff you like

Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Logan: Disneyland

Monday, April 27, 2009

{Wanna see where our next family vacation is going to be?}

Check it out. It's over 1 year away but I cannot wait to sleep in a treehouse, ride the zip lines, river raft, see the redwoods and caverns! Doesn't it look like fun!


Right around Christmas time I decided that I really do not love to sew! Patience has never been a virtue of mine and as most of you sewers know you have to have a lot of patience to finish a project! Well I pulled out the machine today to make a blanket for my mom's friend. Her baby's room is going to be a pirate theme (she got the stuff at Target and it's really cute) This is what I came up with. It makes me mad for a number of reasons, but at least those reasons are hidden on the inside of the blanket ;-)

And this is something Amelia helped me with right around Halloween when we visited...this was a lot more fun. I actually like making these!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


We had Easter at our house. This is my favorite holiday to host! This year we did a family breakfast complete with french toast casserole, breakfast burritos and mimosas! It was delicious and the start of a new tradition. The kids loved their baskets from the Easter bunny and really enjoyed the egg hunt in the yard.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


For our house that is! We've been going through some changes here over the last month. Our home has received a major facelift. We had the siding replaced, the whole house painted, added some new landscaping and of course I added some decorative touches. A new roof next year and this place is golden. It was really fun having a vision for the exterior and seeing it come together. I forgot to take after pictures, I'll have to find some from before, but if you've been here you know the difference!

{My Nephew}

Last week was a pretty exciting week here. I got to meet my nephew, Mylan, for the first time! The kids were so excited to play with their new cousin. He;s actually 7 months old now, but they live in Oregon, so we don't get to see them more than once or twice a year. We love and miss you o much Mylan!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

{I was featured on tip junkie}

I was featured for the circus themed baby shower I threw for my brother last year. Wow that was neat to see my pic on her blog! Thanks!

Monday, April 13, 2009

{It's my favorite time of the year!}

Yep that's right it's spring and I love it! I have to admit that there are a lot of times during the summer that I am hating living in the inland empire, but you can't beat spring here. The weather is wonderful, perfect and it smells amazing at my house thanks to the orange blossoms. But here's my favorite part, my men in blue are back! Yep that's right "It's time for Dodgers baseball!" Rick and Logan went to opening day today and I will say I was jealous I couldn't go, but they had a great time and that's all that matters.