Friday, March 28, 2008

I LIVE to shop!

Yesterday was such a fun day! My friend Kamaile and I took the kids (her 6 month old Marcus along with Ally and Max) to the North Bend Outlet Mall. We got to shop for the kids (of course) as well as look at some things for ourselves. Ok, so maybe I only bought something for the kids, but I thought of looking for me, but shopping for them is SO much more fun!! Kamaile found a couple of good deals for herself though.

Anyways, so on the way home the babies (who were sitting next to each other in the car) were "talking" to one another, back and forth, it was too cute. They make similar sounds strangely enough. Then all of a sudden it got quiet and we turned to see them both sacked out. Kamaile said she needed to take some pictures. Thankfully she brings her camera places, what a good mommy she is. I would love to always remember my camera, but I feel lucky to remember to brink each child, the camera would be a bonus. (Doesn't Max look like he is pretending to sleep, he looks so stiff.) So all in all, it was a fun trip and hopefully we will get to do it again soon. Ally LOVED playign with another baby. She wanted Marcus and Kamaile to come stay at our hosue, so sweet!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New 'do!

So, yesterday Spencer worked from home so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make a haircut in the late afternoon since he could watch the kids. I have been trying to make an appointment for a WHILE now, so I was in desperate need of a cut. So I got to go to my stylist at Gene Juarez and now I have bangs again. I decided to take pics in the dressing room after I was done because I can never style it or do it the same way they do. (Although with this cut I MAY be able to, but it is never as sleek and soft.) Please excuse the pics as they are on my cell and I have never taken a pic of myself (which is quite hard to do) and my brows need to be done and I don't have much makeup on.

Now I think I need to be more adventurous and actually color my hair. Just some highlights and lowlights I think, but I have NEVER colored my hair.....well, I take that back. I did a henna in high school that turned the from of my hair Ronald McDonald orange (had to use mascara to cover it until it could be fixed) and the other time in Hawaii when my hair was getting quite red/orangisg from the sun and my mom told me to get a dark brown to cover it. I ended up with BLACK hair, I looked like Snow White. The ends held the color the longest so I ended up "trimming" it (almost to my shoulders) which was the start of many more short cuts.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

The kids love Easter so much that it is hard to not get excited too. I love that they know the reason for the holiday is to celebrate The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is so sweet when they tell us that. The kids got to wake up, and me too (all too early), and get some goodies and then spend the afternoon at church learning more about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us. Overall it was a good day. I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday!!

I know Max needs a haircut badly, but I am waiting until we get closer to his 1 year birthday and his pictures!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

High Five to Me (and Max)!!!

Just had to tell someone that Max slept from 8:00pm last night until 5:45am this morning! WOO HOO!!!!!! Although after I fed him he wouldn't go back to sleep so we have been up since then, but hooray for continuous hours of sleep!!!! Normally he wakes up about 2 times for me to feed him but not last night. What a sweet boy!

BTW, Colin's obvious green worked yesterday, NO pinches for him!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patty's Day Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! This is actually one of those "holidays" that I always hated as a kid because no matter how much green you wore there was always a kid that would pinch you saying they couldn't see it, or that's not green, or what have you. Yeah, you're supposed to be able to sock 'em if you do have green but that never happened. So I would come home at the end of the day having eaten some food colored green and full of irritated pinched skin.

All that being said, I love celebrating (and by celebrating I mean just wearing green) it with my kids. They get so excited to wear green. But I tried to make sure Colin's green was VERY obvious today, just in case there were kids in his school like ones I had in mine. Since this is Max's first St. Pat's Day, he too wore green. But truth be told, he has been sportin' some green of his own for days in the way of 2 slimy slugs coming out of his nose. Poor boy can'r catch a break with all the colds and such going around. And because he gives such great kisses (you know the full on the mouth, open wide, wet ones) I too have my own green which I hope no one will see. It is ok for a baby, but not for mom!!

Anyways, wanted to share these cute pics of Max wearing his green shirt which has a pirate that says "ARGH!" on it. I think this is his first time in kelly green and I think it is a good color on him if I do say so myself (I'm not biased or anything).

Friday, March 14, 2008

Martha Stewart look out!

So a few weeks ago I realized after reading a few of my old Martha Stewart Kids magazines that I should subscribe to the magazine again because they have the BEST ideas in there for fun quick crafts and other good things, only to find out they no longer produce the magazine any more. (Super long sentence I know.) So ever since I have been on the hunt for all the issues I am missing, determined to have them all. I called the back issue department and was able to purchase most of them there. The rest I found through ebay (along with the MS Baby too, only missing Fall 2001).

Anyways what this has done has made me want to be crafty! But not the long project type of crafty, but the it-only-takes-a-few-minutes-to-do crafty. I have three kids you know, it can't be TOO time consuming. So I have made a felt food donut rattle (with sprinkles) for Max and homemade stickers. Super fun! I want to make more felt food because they are so cute. I am making chocolate chip cookies with crinkle paper next, yum! If any one knows of some good patterns let me know.

I was also at the best fabric store this week with my mom and she got the cutest pattern to make Max a fabric giraffe. When I get it I will show you all, but that makes me want to go back and find more patterns to make things with all the great fabric I have. I tend to buy a lot of things like fabric and scrapbook paper and all the other getup with the intentions of making things, but I seldom do. I think now may be the time, but again, it has to be something easy. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

How time flies!

Sorry (again) that it has been a while. We have been SO busy trying to get the house ready to list. It is official now though, the house is on the market. The sign was delievered yesterday and it looks so weird to have it in our front yard. I guess we'll just see what happens.

Other than that, things around here are the same. The kids seem to grow an inch each day and Max is getting quite fast crawling and cruising the furniture. I can't keep up with him. I just want to hit pause on him because I want him to be my baby forever, they grow up too fast!!

Also speaking of time flying, I recently signed up on facebook and have found some old friends I have been searching for forever. Like my college roommate Jen (Hi Peabody, so glad to be in touch again)!! I am so excited to have sites like this that let me reconnect with such great friends that have been lost over time, but like true treasure, discovered again!!!!