Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cousin Maizey's FIRST birthday!

It's hard to believe that Maizey is already 1!!! Seems like just yesterday Jessica and I were leaving for Cancun and Jess specifically looked at Lana's belly and told little Maizey to WAIT until we got back to make her appearance...I guess from day one that little girl has had a mind of her own!! My kids adore her and so do I. I'm so lucky to have Lana (Maizey's mom) be not only of my my closest friends but also family!!
I missed Maizey's party but Jon took the kids and it looks like everyone had a blast!! Thank you Erika for always taking amazing photos!

Probably the bravest thing my kids tried at The Little Gym:

Cousins Harper & Maizey
Looks like Jack and D are really giving each other the eye...
Whatever D is looking at he's either really excited or really scared..

Can't find D in this photo? Look for the child who looks like they can't follow directions:
I think this is from Maizey's family party at home (I stole it from Erika's photos). This shot is great, I'm sensing a little road rage already

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Yay Me!

After a couple vacations and missing a couple weeks of weight watchers, I weighed in today and lost 7lbs!! for a total of 26.5!! whoo hooo!! I'm just a little excited! So I had an apple fritter for breakfast!! yummmeee...I started this new cardio work out this week and I guess its working, and I love it so that's good!! Anyhoo..just had to share my good news. My next is to CROSS the 30 lbs lost mark..so about 5 lbs and I'll be there...maybe I'll eat something fabulous like Doritos after that!!

A couple cute pics too:




Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tahuya

Last weekend we went up to Lana's cabin in Tahuya (Hood Canal) with Lana/Ryan/Maizey, Jess/Greg & Nick/Jill. We got so lucky with the weather we got to spend most of the weekend outside. We ate good and I ate excessively...paying for it this week in the work out dept. It was an all around great weekend. Here's some proof:

On the ferry ride over, cousin Maizey, sooo cute. This girl's smile is contagious...
Jon took the bike over so the kids and I met Lana and Jill on the ferry!
It wouldn't be a trip to Tahuya with out a stop at the Belfair Safeway, and of course some Uncle Greg & Tullys.
Jill made the best turkey lasagna Friday night..or as D calls it "pizza soup"
Pretty sunset shot taken by Greg, stolen by me...

If you look really really (really) close in the middle of this picture you'll see Jon out in the water...yes it was late & cold
The guys about to leave for golf on Saturday AM
I couldn't resist
Ari is in LOVE with this girl...
All the kids at the "dancing spot" (as Ari calls it)
I love this picture
and this one...

I gave Ari some cuticle remover stuff Saturday morning, so on our walk she kept telling me she just really needed to find a place to sit and do her nails...I like how her little legs are crossed but not because it's comfortable, I'm pretty sure it's because that's how she think you do your nails like big girl.



Nick & D out on the beach
"helping" Maizey get ready for her bath...
Auntie Jess reading D The Pout Pout Fish book...we have to read this every night before bed.
Handsome.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My little man

That's Noah...my little guy...He is the sweetest cutest best little baby ever! I had such a fun trip down to NM last week! Minus my trip home which I'll get to shortly. Noah is soooo cute and TEEENY TINY! Everything about him is little, little eyes, little nose....all perfect and adorable...he seriously looks like a little angel when he's sleeping (which I'm guessing Mama wishes he'd do a little more of). Can I just tell you he loved his auntie gg...I'm not just saying that! He really did! Sorry Grammy but the competition is on!! I fully plan on doing whatever it takes to be his favorite Auntie in the world!!
We didn't do much on while I was down there, which to a stay at home mom, is the best vacation ever!! I also got to have some NyQuil sleep. Now I'm not a drug addict, but before I had kids if i had a cold, NyQuil would give me the best deep sleep ever, (maybe occasionally if I didn't have a cold, c'mon!!) I don't like to take it now just in case i needed to wake up alert...unfortunately I woke up on my first day with a cold..i figured I'd try and make something positive about it! aaaaaah NyQuil..OK, this post really is about more than my love for doxylamine succinate ( I just googled that, I'm not that smart).
I didn't take as many photo's as I had hoped, spent too much time holding and singing to my bouncy boy. He loves to be in his room with the lights dimmed, and singing really quietly to him....he would just stare at me...uuugh, I'm in love!!

Before I get to my photos let me tell you about my trip home. I was using a Buddy Pass from Southwest. Basically means I'm flying on standby, so I can go on any flight, just as long as there's one extra seat, seams pretty easy, my mom and sis have both done it no problem, and I flew down to NM with one. The only flight the told me I could for sure get one was an early morning flight from NM to Denver, then to Seattle. Bill and I got up at 3:30 to go to the Airport, my first flight to Denver was late b/c the pilot & co-pilot overslept in their hotel down the road (random?). I got to Denver 45 min before my flight home and found out it was overbooked, as in oversold "real" tickets, they bump people for these but not for people like me on standby, so I didn't make it on that flight. I did however meet a lady named Jenn who was on that flight going home to Seattle but offered to get bumped for a free ticket. We both got a flight from Denver to Sacramento later that day. In line to board that plane and it had mechanical prob. After about and hour in line, they decided it couldn't be fixed, so we got a new plan in a new terminal....in line again, (finally) they announce this plan was originally going back east and now has too much fuel so they are bringing a fuel truck to empty some....sit down.....OK, back in line again, I'm really gonna board now...nope. They couldn't get enough fuel out...we have to wait for a new plane, and we get another new terminal. Moving on, I got on a flight w/ my new bff Jenn from Denver to La.. Other than the fact that we both thought we were going to crash when landing because it felt like a roller coaster, that flight was easy. Until I tried to get on the LA-SEA flight..nope...sold out..Jenn offered to get bumped and let me have her seat, but they don't do that for stand by passengers which was a bummer, but how nice is that?? I'm so happy I met someone so nice to spend the day with!! I bid her farewell and finally found out there was another flight leaving that evening to Seattle, there were two open seats, but if they happen to get them sold at the last minute I would be out, soooo reluctantly, I had to purchase one of the tickets, and my standby ticket was no longer good...can I tell you how much i HATE spending money like that, but it was a gamble either way, with my luck if I didn't purchase the ticket I know the plane would have been overbooked. (just an FYI, there was an open seat at the end, grrr). I don't need to go into the detail of food/booze/passing out that happened while I was waiting for my FINAL flight at LA...Sorry for the long story, I had to get that out!

I love this picture, even though he is not thrilled about his bath...sooo cute..

I'm pretty sure those eyes are saying " I love you auntie"

My voice is super annoying in this video, and it's kinda long, but I pretty much think he's the cutest thing ever!!
video
ooops, I just got a new computer, and my sis had sent me all the pics that she took while I was there of Noah and I together, and they are already on my old computer...I'm on a roll though and need to get this post done while I can...I'll post them next time.

I have a few pics from Ari's birthday party this year too that I never posted. This year she opted for a family/friend party together and wanted a Pizza Party at Alfy's...
I took her to Safeway to pick out ANY cake she wanted out of the book, and instead she just chose the biggest chocolate cake she could fine with no decorations!
Tatum was her only friend that could make it, which devastated me, all I could think of was her little feelings being hurt, but Ari adores Tatum and was sooo sooo excited that she was coming she didn't seem to care about anything else, thank goodness!! We def. need to get these girls together more often...

YaYa and baby Jack..Tatum's little brother, and another possible future Seahawk?
I love this picture of Great Grandpa showing Ari the pics he got!
And this is just funny..
I'm pretty sure D thinks this one was for him
soo many gifts! We let Ari open her gifts on the pool table, I just realized that my Aunt Roxy is in the back of every shot ready to catch Ari if she falls off...she is sooo my mom's sister...lol

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm In LOVE

How stinkin' cute is he!! In case you haven't heard I get to go see him tomorrow!! Thanks dad/pappy for getting me down there!!
I'll be sure and post lots of pics on here while I'm visiting!