Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Merry Christmas!

Some of you might remember me writing about my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary weekend...Well, while we were there we hired a photographer to take a pictures of each family then a picture of our entire family. They turned out really good. But then again when your family is as good looking as ours it's hard to get a bad picture. Haha... J/K. But I will say that my grandparents definitely gave us all some really good genes to work with :)

My amazing husband and I.
My gorgeous girls and their most awesome parents.
Again in all our cuteness.
My handsome brother and I.
I hope my girls have this same type of love. :)
My brother, his beautiful fiance and their little peanut (due any day now) in her belly.
My immediate family.
My entire family on my mom's side.
Grandparents, their six kids and down the line.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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Black Friday

While most of you were out spending your cold hard cash on the spirit of gift giving we were spending ours on Shamu.

Since the girls had had such a great time their first trip to Sea World this summer we decided to head on back for round two.

It was a gorgeous day. The weather was beautiful. And the girls had a blast.

Sea World here we come!!
Yes we were that close. We sat in the splash zone.
Addee was in awe.Hello again.
They think they are so cool.
Lazy lady Charlee hitches a ride.Just before the 4D show which was so cool.
We missed this last time we came.
Photo op.My two cuties excitedly waiting for the Shamu at night show.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Snow Day

By the end of the day we had well over a foot of snow at our house.
We had three trips out into the snow for snowball fights and snow angel making contests.
And three warming up sessions with hot cocoa.

That is the sidewalk in front of our house and the street.
That poor mound of snow in the upper right corner is our palm tree.
You can see how much snow piled up on our furniture.

The snow is still hanging around.
The grass is still well covered and the sidewalks are starting to peak out from under the snow.
The streets are pretty clear which is nice.
Driving around the valley is a beautiful sight.
We are still enjoying the beauty that Mother Nature graced us with.

Just Us Girls

The girls and I try and have a mommy and me breakfast every couple of weeks, just us girls.
We always go to Panera Bread and get Cinnamon Crunch bagels (YUMMY!!) and a fruit cup.
I am pretty sure the girls enjoy it as much as me.
They are always smiling and seem to attract even more attention than usual.
I'm sure it has nothing to do with their super silly cream cheese extended smiles.
As our breakfast was coming to an end Charlotte looks over at me and says "Mommy your my nicest mommy" and smiles the BEST smile and then lays her sweet head on my shoulder.
Can I just tell you how much this girl melts my heart?
Cuz she does.
Almost daily but every so often she catches me with one that brings tears to my eyes.
I heart my girls ridiculously.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Snow Day!!!

We woke up this morning to a blanket of beautiful snow covering our world.

It has been snowing since about 7 am this morning and the roads are officially covered in snow.

It is pretty rare that we get snow in our neck of the woods but every few years we get a snow day treat.

This is the first time the girls have seen snow in person.

They did know exactly what it was and what they wanted to do in it.

Making snowmen and snow angels were their top priority.

Trying to keep warm in what usually is sunny Southern California :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Is anyone hungry?

Hungry for a delicious sandwich?

We have just the right sandwich in mind.

The Charlee and Addee Bean sandwich.

295 laughter calories

190 grams of silly fat

2 grams of crazy protein

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Here comes Santa Claus

And my girls weren't even scared of him.
They were very excited to tell Santa they wanted a trampoline but only after they were told they would get a candy cane after wards.

They were all smiles on Santa's lap.
Everyone gathered around as the girls smiled away and cheesed it up.
Unfortunately the Santa picture people didn't manage to get a good picture of both girls smiling but it's not awful.

Christmas is almost here!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flying High

First off I am so bummed I missed Wordful Wednesday.
I know you all love to see what silly antics my peanuts are up to :)

Next week we will be back for sure...

This weekend we have the most beautiful weather.
Not much wind for kite flying but we made it work.
They girls had to run, and run, and run to keep their kites up in the sky but they didn't complain.
And they took a great nap after wards.
Which didn't have mommy and daddy complaining either.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

I am totally biased this I know.
But my kids are so stinkin' cute.
Like crazy adorable.
And sweet.
Super duper smart.
And fun.
Did I mention they were cute?
Cuz they totally are.And I am so in love with every little piece of them.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

We have put off potty training for a while now even though Addison has shown quite a few tells that she is ready.
There are a few reasons I haven't been excited about diaperless babies...I know some of you are shaking your head in disbelief :)
Selfishly I feel that once they are in big girl panties they will not be my babies anymore...sob sob.
And I am also not really looking forward to 20 bathroom visits on my quick in & out trips to the grocery store.
As much as I would like to save the obscene amount of money we spend on diapers times two every month I am not really in any hurry.
This may drop me down yet again in the super mommy scale but whatever.
I think I bumped up a few notches when I took the girls out after a 10 hour work day just to buy a lolli pop just because.

Either way we have introduced big girl panties into the equation. For some reason they have not grasped the concept of under garments.
We will work on that next week.

We love our new Tinker Bell panties. Thanks Grandma.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Mommy I need you

Addee: I need to go potty Mommy

Me: Ok let's go.

Addee: I need you to get me a book.

Me: A book? Why?

Addee: I need to read while I poopy.

Me: Laughing all way to bookshelf and back.

Sister wanted to join in on the fun too.

All in all it's a good thing.

Pooping in the potty, good.
Reading, good.
Getting sister to wanna use the potty, good.
Win win for Mommy, good.

Tagged again...

So here is the Tag:

The rules? Answer the following questions in one word and then pass it on to seven others.

Where is your cell phone? desk
Where is your significant other? motocross
Your hair color? dyed
Your mother? cita
Your father? retired
Your favorite thing? twins
Your dream last night? work
Your dream/goal? Italy
The room you’re in? Smallville
Your hobby? river
Your fear? loss
Where do you want to be in 6 years? healthy
Where were you last night? home
What you’re not? rich
One of your wish-list items? necklace
Where you grew up? California
Last thing you did? eat
What are you wearing? shoes
Your TV? smallville
Your pet? hairy
Your computer? macbook
Your mood? monday
Missing someone? always
Your car? runs
Something you’re not wearing? lipstick
Favorite store? anthropologie
Your summer? amazing
Love someone? forever
Your favorite color? Green
When is the last time you laughed? angela
Last time you cried? tv

Ok...There ya go. Super exciting I know. Had you on the edge of your seats. But I have been feeling less than inspired lately to blog so this is the best your getting :) Maybe this week will provide more inspiration.

Feel free to play along.
Consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

This is what happens when you send your kids on a play date with daddy's supervising.

Those are stamps covering her arms.

She did not do the stamping to herself. It was the work of a nameless friend.

Not only did she get it on the top, but underneath and the sides as well. Thankfully it washed off within 2 days :)

I can't imagine how long she sat there while this was happening.

She looks like she is in trouble, however she did not get in trouble. We actually got quite a laugh out of it.

I love all the mischief my girls can get themselves into.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fun with Food Contest

5 minutes for mom is hosting
a contest...

Win $500 for Groceries in our Prego FUN with FOOD Photo Contest

So I figure what the heck. Who couldn't use $500 in grocery money?

One way or another she was gonna use her fork.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

I think someone might be...

little too big for the johnny jumper.
Specially if you are big enough to climb in yourself or rather halfway in yourself and then
scream for mommy to help you till after she takes your picture cuz this is such a good bloggy post.

I know, I know another mommy of the year moment.
The funny thing is that now my girls don't even whine that they must wait for mommy to take their picture.

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Wordful Wednesday's.

Tag I'm It...again.

Jaime over at The Heiner Clan tagged me on this one.

Here we go
*I often prejudge a person based on their foot wear. As I talked about in a previous post I am obsessed with shoes and not only mine.

*I really, really dislike any children's apparel or toys with characters on it.
I know at some point I will have to cave on this but I can almost promise you that I will never buy Dora shoes or clothes.

*My house needs to be in order before I can relax. We never go to bed with toys laying around.

*I have a secret addiction to The Hills tv shows. Well I guess it's not so secret now.

*I have to have some type of coverage when I am sleeping. Even if it is hot I must have at least a sheet covering a part of my body.

*I have a salt tooth. Or more so I do not have a sweet tooth. I would so much rather have a pretzel than a piece of chocolate.

*I do not the Ocean, or the beach really. I don't like the fact I cannot see the creatures that are lurking beneath the surface, the salt water or the way the sand sticks to you. I am totally a lake girl.

I am not gonna tag anyone sorry.
But feel free to play along.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

We went with a theme this year. We figured this will most likely be the last year we can get away with choosing the girls costumes. I just know next year I am going to have to give into some awful Dora the Explorer outfit times two. So since we had a Halloween party to go to with the girls we made it a family affair.


Mommy as Dorothy

Daddy as the Tin Man

Addison as the Scarecrow


Charlotte as the Cowardly Lion

Ready to go out and get some candy!!My lil' scarecrowTrick or treat.And my lil' lion.

I really wish I would have got better pictures of the entire night but that seems to be a rare occurrence these days. You get the idea.
Lots of candy was received and lots of laughs were had.

Ohhh and by the way we won the costume contest at the party.