Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
It was supposed to be $5.00 music class day, but once we drove out there (in the rain) we discovered that Lisa had to cancel since the school didn't have space for her class today (weird). So with a pretty upset guy in the backseat asking for "art class" (he's got his classes a bit mixed up lately!) I told him we'd do something "special".
Special turned into a really sugary iced snowman cookie for him and a yummy gingerbread latte for me followed by storytime at Borders. Surrounded by a million books with airplanes, cars, fire engines, and pirates he lasted through 2 books and 3songs and we were out of there!
Home just in time for a nap! Did I mention he no longer will sleep in his crib? Big boy bed arriving this weekend hopefully!
Tonight we went to the Capitol to see the tree lighting (ok I really wanted to see Arnold since I've decided after 4 years I can admit he's our governor) We got there just in time to hear him say "People of Calefornea" and walk off the stage. A few songs, a little talkity talk by Leza Gibbons the Holywood production of turning the lights on ended and our fun began. We let Ian run around the water fountain, watch the lights, and smell the roses all dangerously close to his bedtime!
Topped off with a little pepperment mocha (cause it's the season) and our day was cmoplete. (have I mentioned I'm currently addicted to Starbucks again? after so long with not wanting it now I NEED it! ahhhh)
Happy 4th of December :)
Monday, December 03, 2007
The bus from Costco (and at every MyGym and Bounce Place we've gone too)
Spent the entire day putting ornaments back on the tree after Ian removed them! In a few days there will be nothing three feet and under on our tree. Then I really have to worry since today he discovered he can carry his little chair into the kitchen and reach the counter top.
Updated Christmas list for those of you who care (Mom?!)
I finished our Christmas card today, but if I post it the surprise will be gone! You'll just have to wait for the postman to deliver!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
We were able to see Justin in 4 different locations today. What fun! Loaded everyone (all 6 of us) into the van raced from spot to spot with the map in hand. It was great to see the look on his face when we turned up somewhere unexpectedly. And he PR'd! Congrats :)
We decorated the tree tonight -- in rounds.
Shea, Ian and I.
Ian and I.
Justin and Ian
Justin, Ian and I
Now it's quiet, tree is partially decorated and I'm sleepy. Pictures tomorrow...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I tried to do the "corny" around the table what are you thankful for thing at our preThanksgiving Thanksgiving/Mom's Birthday dinner with my parents on Sunday. It broke down completely and I just kept thinking "I'm thankful I don't have a sharp object to fling at them right now!"
Even though no one else really wanted to play but my mom, hers was worth it. She said she was thankful for being here since earlier this year she didn't think she would be.
I guess too much feeling for my silly family to handle! I'm thankful she's here too...
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I left (early) because Ian was done. The kind of done where he is curling up in a corner crying, signing and saying done over and over.
What did I learn?
1. That little girls don't share well and have little (ok big) emotional outbursts prompted by their own silliness.
2. Girls are possessive (even when they have lost interest in something it is theirs for infinity)
3. I am glad Ian is a boy.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
So this year I plan on giving him card board boxes, books, and maybe an unpainted wooden block or two!
Now if they would just recall all the boxes stacked in our garage!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Oh...and because I won't be able to call tomorrow to say it...My mom is amazing! Not only did she send me a superb birthday present that so exactly fit me, she gave me the most touching card I've ever received. It meant more than she probably knows :)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
refused to wear pants
stuffed newly washed blanket into toilet
while unrolling all toilet paper
took cd's out of the cabinet
inserted said cd into computer and was found listening to Christmas music
broke a yard stick into 2 pieces and ran around the house with the sharp pointy piece
pooped 3 times before 10am
broke just about everything he could get his hands on
climbed onto his bench in his bedroom to get closer to the ABC's
he's outside with Dad...I needed a break!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
He wanted to put his blanket in...and there is no way he'll part with it! With his dirty little face it probably would have been a better idea to crawl into the washing machine!
I'm in for lots more boy shenanigans aren't I?!
Friday, September 28, 2007
I showed this video to Ian and now he asks for "drums" and "Bono"! Oh what a good boy!
How strange that his "classic rock" will be U2. And to think one day I will tell him the story of how I heard the announcement about this and was just about a 40 minute drive away...oh how I wish I'd gone!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
And digging out older pictures...thisMy poor child...and husband...and neglected dirty house...
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Just a few things from the last 2 weeks that need to be remembered though!
Shea went to get Ian out of bed one morning and I heard from his room, "I found you Daddy."
Sometime in the last two weeks Ian has discovered both the words I and you...and is using them correctly! Amazing!
Without prodding he looked at me and said "thank you momma"
Everytime he gets a little frustrated or mad lately he throws whatever he has in his hands down and says (so innocently) "I dropped it" ....right
This morning (Saturday) he looked at us and said "School!" When we told him he wasn't going to go to school today he sat on the ground and cried. Of course yesterday when we took him to "school" he sat on the ground and cried!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Funny how I miss Ian and Shea when I so often need a break when I'm around them!
Maybe it's the fact that I'm in San Bernardino and that my veggie burger was served on a hot dog bun and tv means nothing since I've not had one in my house in 5 years....
But I think I just miss them! Glad I'm going home tomorrow!
Off to find the Discovery Channel...maybe Deadliest Catch is on! (thanks Mom for showing me that!)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Ian amazes me again! He is now almost 3 weeks bottle free and doesn't even ask for it anymore. Naps and bedtime are back to normal. And yes, the best gift is he's completely sleeping through the night...in his own bed! (in fact he's there right now!) You'd think my house would be clean and my laundry done!
Pacific Grove last weekend was excellent! It was a beautiful day to share with so many people. Shea and I completed our races (a little slowly) and then went to Big Kahuna 1/2 Ironman on Sunday to watch my brother. I'm so inspired by his talent and dedication even if he is a gassy smart aleck! I cried went he crossed the finish line (but he'd say I cry at everything!) Pictures to come...after I sort through 3ooo of them!
And then to Christmas...
All of this sleep has me planning!
So I'm working on lists so there will be no family complaints that I didn't do them! So watch for an ever changing post that I'll update with wants needs and pure fantasy!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We had a 330-430am meltdown of sorts with everybody up trying to console a very unhappy little guy. Thankfully Mary Poppins, Pirate's Booty and a little water almost did the trick. We finally had to be the slightly bad parents I worry we are becoming and left him in his room to cry. I'm not sure how long he cried since I was out of it within a few seconds...bad mom!
Since our friends Terri and Lisa didn't have child care today he spent the entire day (from the moment I woke him and carried him to the car) playing with Jonah. The distraction was great!
He's sleeping now...and so should I...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
So against his will I asked him a few questions:
1. Most memorable moments -- Ian's birth, our wedding, finishing our first marathon together,
2. The days you could repeat over and over again -- the day in Puerta Vallarta and the day in Hawaii where we sat and had tuna on the beach
3. How is our marriage different today than you imagined it being -- I don't know because I don't know that I imagined how it would be
4. What did you learn about me over last 12 years -- to know when NOT to talk to you
5. Favorite gift received over the last 12 years -- watching movies all day long with me when I was sick on my birthday
6. What was the worst thing I made for you -- that orange cake thing you made for me -- that was terrible (with not a moments hesitation in his answer)
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
We spent the entire weekend at Rancho Seco Park for the Tri For Fun/Tri For Real only coming home long enough to sleep, repack, and head out for the next day! Ian had a great time playing in the water, cheering everyone on and getting a lot of attention from his "friends". By Sunday he was done! He fell asleep in the car about 2 minutes after we put him in his seat!
Uncle Justin did really well at his first triathlon ever! He had a little crash at the beginning of the bike which required some patching of both his body and his bike. (poor bike...they don't heal as easily)
Off to Santa Cruz this week for more swimming and biking and then Vineman 1/2 Ironman in Napa on Sunday! It is definitely tri season!
Friday, July 13, 2007
On Monday we took Ian on his first weekly city bus excursion. He LOVED it. We rode downtown and walked around, ending up in Old Sacramento. He loved watching the horses and just being outside. He had "rice and beans" for lunch, his FAVORITE meal. He has started saying "rice and beans" at about every meal. He cracks me up with how he says it with such enthusiasm. Shea is working on the video (he is still trying to figure out his new toy :) )
He was a tired little guy by the time we came home (after his typical nap time). Poor little guy didn't understand why we had to let 3 buses pass before we could get on one. By three he'll be a city bus pro!
I really can't remember what we did the rest of the week...I can remember yesterday some still though!
Last night we all went to the Tri workout and he (once again) cracked me up! He started out by passing gu to EVERYONE! He was sooo proud of himself. After the workout he passed out cups to everyone (again proud of himself).
The next couple of weeks are packed with activities...I will take pictures!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
...and they all tried to drink the water!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Ian and Lainie picked flowers
Shea had a birthday! Poor Shea...it was almost forgotten. But being the good sport he is it worked out okay. Mumzy coming home from the hospital was a great gift. When we got home we found out that Shea now also shares his birthday with Raj and Colleen's new little guy! (don't you love baby toes?)
Saturday, May 26, 2007
This is also a really good shot of his chipped teeth!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
As soon as we pulled into the parking lot I think he new something special was happening. He squealed with delight just with my opening the van door...and the fun hadn't even begun!
The plan had been to meet Charleen and Leo and ride the bus from the parking lot to the train together. But...when Ian saw the first bus leave without him on it he broke into tears! I couldn't bear to see him watch another bus pass so we hopped on. He oohed and ahhed and said bus about 50 times. He sat in the seat on his own and didn't even attempt a wiggle.
the bus ride
We met up with Charleen and Leo and got to see Thomas in the station and then climbed on board for the ride. (must add they really didn't understand the standing in the long line to wait to get on...but I don't either so...) I just have to say the bus ride was his highlight! He liked the train and the entertainment and the company, but he LOVED the bus. We hung around after the train ride and stamped, played with trains, got a tattoo, played in the sandbox and the really dirty water fishing game. BUT the bus was where it was at!
I'm taking more $1.25 city bus trips with him!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
For the last two years I've had an amazing group of women in my life who have helped provide perspective, advice, confidence, and friendship. I am a better mother because of you all and certainly couldn't have made it through some tough times without your patience and support! Ian will appreciate it someday! I made this silly little video for Valentine's Day and had a bit of an issue getting it to you all! So...here it finally is! Enjoy = ) And thank you for being my friends!
(and thank you Mom...all of the above applies to you too)
(and thank you Sarah for all the trips to Selland with and without child)
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
But NOOOO I can't even clicky click on the link to read it. So today I'm exploring del.icio.us, my new favorite way to avoid doing anything productive and I find and read this...
I certainly hope we aren't too late...
Next time I will read Charleen's links!
BTW I'm KatrinaKennedy over there if you want to join my network...more like a phone with no charge than a network though!