Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm actually posting an update can you believe it! There really isn't too much to report, which is always good I suppose. We've been chuggin' along enjoying this crazy wonderful weather! The kids love it because we can get back to the park and I love it, well actually I really just love that the new season of TV has started! I'm lame, I know.. but being a stay at home mom who spends 100% of my time busy with the kids, it's my one thing I love! Jessica asked me the other day what shows I couldn't miss, and when I typed out my response it was a little embarrassing...OK, enough about me, I know ya'll just care about my cutie patootie kids!
D finally out-weighs Ari! I know he's always been so big, but somehow she has still always weighed more than him until now. He's about 35lbs of pure love and Ari's around 33. I'm trying so hard to get her up to 35...so hard when she just wants to survive on bread & butter (literally). So far they have been healthy, unlike myself who got a bad case of the flu last week! I'm nervous as always for winter and just want to get it over with..She was so sick last year I can't imagine doing that again...but I will as I always do!

Jon's keeping busy with side jobs & work and I'm always busy and all is good around here!

I just wrote a whole lot about nothing...so here's the good stuff:

Enjoying a fire, maybe the last of the year??
D thought this was maybe the coolest game ever...
Getting into the pillowcase with the big pillow..that's a game right?
I love this pic! From a while back when Jess & Lana came over for dinner..Classic Jess with all the kiddo's having fun!
Our neighbors took Jon and I to the Packers/Hawks' game a couple weeks ago. They are from WI, Jon is emotional about the hawks. Let's just say it was interesting...

Me, Stacy, Wayde & Jon
We had a great time! Even if we did loose, bad..very very bad. At least Jon didn't try to beat up any old ladies, or his cousin, or me this time!!
The kids at Ya Ya & Grampa's house for Auntie Sarah's jewelry party. They loved this friend of Vicki's! It was so cute! It takes someone pretty fun for Ari to not be stuck to my side during a party!!
Notice D's ears...wearing Grammy's fancy earrings..
Ari and I got to my moms BFF Jodi's birthday party last week! We had so much good food I wish my mom's friends could cater all my parties!
My mom and Jodi:
Ari and the ladies:
My friend Nichole had her little teeny tiny baby a couple weeks ago, early! right before her shower at Jessica's house. Lucky for us we not only got to have the baby shower, but also see the baby! She is so tiny and perfect! I think her mommy has decided it was more of a "first week birthday party" rather then a baby shower...Lana also brought Maizey and I didn't have my kids there so I got to play with her a bit which will always just make you happy!
I love this pic of Maizey because she has black beans on her face! lol
Worlds best auntie/nanny/friend
Kids getting ready to head to the pumpkin patch last weekend.

Believe it or not, D was having much more fun in the wheelbarrow than Ari...Apparently I didn't capture that!

OK, this was hilarious..maybe a little inappropriate but oh well...

We had a Little sex-ed lesson at the pumpkin farm as well. They have a little animal farm there...this pigs were, well, feeling frisky...D kept yelling out: "he get up there, he get up there". Scroll to the next picture...lol

Friday, October 10, 2008

When daddy's gone...

Jon's been back east for the past week. The kids and I were all pretty pooped out after Disneyland, so we layed low this week and just hung out. It was very nice & it doesn't happen very often that we have no plans! Of course with my little ones there was still some picture worthy moments during our quiet week!

He really really wanted to put it on! Sorry Jon!

Auntie Jennie got Ari a new baby on wed. She looves her. She changes her diaper & has a diaper bag..pretty cute.
Not to worry, he's still a pirate at heart! I love this photo ( & this kid)
Auntie Jennie came over last night too & did Ari's hair and makeup! Lookin' good...
We were dancing around in the kitchen yesterday and she wanted me to take a picture of her "shakin' her booty"

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's A......

!!! B O Y !!!

There was a little disappointment in the room when the ultrasound technician confirmed that it is indeed NOT a Shih Tzu puppy.

HE is however a healthy bouncing (very bouncy) baby boy!! Oh boy my sister is in for it now!! If he's half the lover dover that my big D is, then you guys will be the happiest people in the world in a couple months! I know I joke about how crazy D is a lot, and boys in general...well that is true (very, very VERY true), he is also the worlds biggest mama's boy, snuggler & friendliest tot around!

Here are a couple of GEORGE'S latest pics..(j/k about the name btw)


Isn't he handsome already?
Baby toes.

Monday, October 6, 2008


We're home!! We had the best time in Disneyland this weekend, it was the BEST TRIP ever!! The kids did so good, considering it is a little hectic and crazy at times! Ari got to go to a "royal coronation" ceremony and became a "real" princess, she danced next to Ariel and got to meet a bunch of princesses too! Her favorite ride was for sure the tea cups, but she also enjoyed the car ride and of course the carousel! D loved most anything we did! He went on a lot more rides than Ari b/c after a terrifying ride on Pirates of the Caribbean, she was scared to death of most of the rides!!
They had a blast shopping & eating also! Thanks to great grandma/grampa & YaYa/Grampa for giving them each their own cash to get whatever they wanted! Trust me, they did!! A couple days before we left they also got a card in the mail from all the Disney princesses! It had a McDonald's gift card in it for each of them! Someone (aunt Roxy) knows the way to little Ari's heart!!
We had the "park hopper" pass so we went to both Disney & California Adventure, both were pretty cool. We just had so much fun I could go on and on about it, but I'll just tell the story through our pics!! We got some good ones, and a lot of them, so this may be a LOOOONG post!!
Our trip in pictures:

Breakfast at the airport, showing off her matching nails/ring/shirt
Best shirts ever!!
first half of the flight:
2nd half:
First half:
2nd half:
First night heading to downtown disney
Never thought I would be a parent who would use one of these "leash" things, but man, what a lifesaver for a wild man like D!

Starting to look like a real pirate!!
D: End of day 1
2nd day! Finally inside Disneyland! Classic shot...
Train ride around the park

Kids getting a little restless waiting in a long line for Ari to meet the princesses...
I'd say it was worth it!!
She was so excited to meet Ariel!
She never knew Minnie was a princess until now! She was quite thrilled to hear that news! "I just can't believe Minnie is a princess too??" she kept telling me!
After becoming a real princess, she needed some princess gear, she was so happy at this moment! Seeing her so happy & worry free is what made this trip so fun for me. I wish everyone could have seen her right here..
Little bit obsessed with pirates, what a cool face panting huh??

So happy, she's doing what I call her "cute walk"
I'm sure this picture will gross out most of my friends who if they do eat meat, DO NOT eat it off a bone...but I'm always proud to watch her eat like this!!
D loved any ride we took him on!!
Can't go here and not get a huge sucker..they still haven't made a dent in them

Teacups = Happiness
Driving the cars: Grammy & D
Ari & Mommy

D: End of day 2
Late night snack back at the hotel & checking out all her new stuff!!
Jamba Juice, a nice change from McDonald's every morning!
Meeting Mickey, D was scared of all the characters
Meeting Minnie again, not as a princess this time...so confusing..

I think both Ari's like self portraits
Auntie & D on the rocket ride!!
New fancy shoes
The toy story ride was soo fun! It's more of a game so while D got to see Buzz my mom & I competed, I won, of course!

D: Middle of day 3
Unicorn Face painting!
We got to see the Pixar Play Parade in California Adventure. It was sooo amazing. D had so much fun. This was one of the only things I wanted to be able to do with him. He absolutely loves Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc., ect. He got to shake hands with a ton of the people & was so excited the whole time!

Tow Mater of course!! His favorite!!
About an hour after that parade we headed back to Disneyland for the Princess Parade, which was equally cool! They do such a good job on these things. Ari got to wave at all the princesses some even blew kisses back a her!
Ari met a new friend earlier in the day and we ran into her right before the parade so she got to sit with us! I asked her what her name was.."belle" of course..duh Georgia
Tell me why D is scared of Mickey Mouse, but not this animal from Lion King?

Makin' sure she's still cute...yup.
She told me she thought she looked like a movie star princess!
D: end of day 3
Being tired & silly on our last night
This is how she lays like a "movie star". Her words, not mine..

Headed back to the airport, looking like a walking Disney advertisment
Keeping occupied on the plane

Before we left the ground. Talk about easy flying!
The pool at our hotel was so cool, it had this whole kids area that the kids loved! The waterslides were easy enough that D could even go alone!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this trip special! Auntie Jess let us borrow her headphones & stuff for my DVD player..which helped occupy at least an hour on the plane each way!! And Auntie Jennie took us to & from the airport. The kids were so tired when we landed in Seattle, and knowing she was outside waiting for them was a lifesaver! They love her just a little bit!!