Friday, February 27, 2009

Popcicle Yummyness

Mommy According to the 3 Year Old

1. What is something I always say to you?
go to nap

2. What makes me happy?
being good obeyers

3. What makes me sad?
when i hit Joshua

4. How do I make you laugh?
when you tickle me

5. What do you think I was like as a child?
you played toys

6. How old am I?
i don't know

7. How tall am I?
big, big, big, big

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
play toys

9. What do I do when you're not around?
look for me

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
i don't know

11. What am I really good at?
play toys

12. What am I not really good at?
go away

13. What is my job?
go to the laundry and put the clothes in

14. What is my favorite food?
chicken nuggets and macaroni

15. What makes you proud of me?
because you are here

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
a mommy

17. What do you and I do together?
go outside and play

18. How are we the same?
we both have faces

19. How are you and I different?
You're a mommy and I'm a Zachary

20. How do you know that I love you?
because you're my mommy

21. Where is my favorite place to go?
McDonalds to have a playdate with Hammy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Like a Man

Today, Zack, Josh and I were outside, playing at a neighbor's house. Another little girl was there too. She's not new to the neighborhood, but she hadn't played with us or our neighbor before. Our neighbor had an opened beach chair in their garage. This little girl was sitting in it and her babysitter says to her:

"Are you taking a rest?"

She says something that I couldn't make out. Then I heard her say:

"I'm just like a man"

I looked up and I saw her sprawled out, all over the beach chair. We all started to laugh.

I wonder how much help her Daddy is around the house.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mt. Baldy Update

Here are some photos of our Valentine's Weekend in Mt. Baldy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dinner Tonight

I copied this picture from The Pioneer Woman. Don't know if mine will look like this when it comes out of the oven, but this is what I made for dinner (homemade Mexican rice and all)...and I'd agree with Ryan, the rice is completely delicious all by itself! Even Josh gobbled up the left-overs.

Now, only to wait 45 minutes till Hubby comes home so we can eat it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Weekend in the Mountains

We're packing up today and heading off to Mt. Baldy tomorrow after church. We'll be there through Monday since Dave and Gabby have the day off. We're taking the trailer and it will really be put to the test. We've not been in that kind of weather so I'm really hoping the heater works well! The kids are excited to wear their snow clothes and boots. We'll be sure to take lots of pictures and post them when we get back. Have a happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

From 4 Wheels to 2

Today, she did it. She just picked up a friends bike and started riding it. I looked up and there she was across the street, on 2 wheels instead of 4. She was grinning ear to ear and so proud of herself. She didn't make a big deal of it but I knew she was thrilled. And of course, when Daddy came home, we were out in the street showing off her new moves.

Pretty soon, she'll be back to 4 wheels...driving the car.

A New Favorite Website

All Things Cupcake

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Soul Searching

In the last few days, I've been realizing how lonely I am. Now don't get me husband, kids, family are great. We check up on each other almost daily. But after spending the weekend with my best friend of over 15 years who now lives out of state, I realized (or maybe just let myself admit) that I'm one lonely girl. There's something to be said for a friend who you can say anything to, about anything and understands...even if what you say really sounds bad. She gets it...can almost read your mind. I miss that.

I've been finding disappointment in alot of areas of my life and it's hard to come to grips with. When you take a step back and look at the goings on and find that things have gotten out of control, out of perspective and no where near where they should be, it can be hard to take. I've found myself longing for quiet to reflect and to find rest for my brain and my soul.

There are still many things that I need to come to decisions about. But one thing I've decided...I'm tired of brushing my loneliness under the carpet. I'm tired of telling myself to "suck it up". I'm tired of putting on the face of "everything is fine". I am not an island. I cannot do this "Mommy thing" by myself. I can't be the Mommy I need to be without having the soulful rest I'm in desperate need of.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


If you're looking for a super cute Valentine without breaking the bank, download one of these!

Love is all you need
Candy Hearts
Zebra Valentine

We printed these out and we're going to use them as gift tags on bags of heart shaped crayons for the kids in Gabby's kindergarten class.

Super cute! Super free!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Allergy Testing

Tomorrow is the big day for Zack (little does he know). We'll find out if Gabby's peanut and tree nut allergy made it's way to her brother too. Gabby's allergy is very severe and because of that, our pediatrician and the allergist suggested that we keep both the boys from nuts of any kind until they could be tested. Testing of this sort is good to do at about 3.

Testing takes between 2 and 3 hours so it's going to be a long afternoon. ShaSha is coming to watch Gabby and Josh while Zack and I spend the afternoon with Dr. Berger. Oh, he's SO not going to be happy with me...and it's going to be a LONG afternoon.

Update: He's not allergic! To anything! There was no screaming, throwing a fit or even 1 tear. He was a trooper and as a treat on the way home, we stopped for Icees and Peanut M&Ms. He thought he was big stuff eating nuts.