Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who thought of this?

I'll be the first to admit that I like certain things that most people consider nasty, like those orange circus peanuts and Necco Valentine's hearts (I don't like their new flavors).

The other night MIke brought a special "treat" home from work. HE just couldn't pass up the 75% off clearance price of a box of chocolate covered potato chips. (actually he admitted to me later that he bought them to see my reaction and don't worry I did not disappoint.) We had never eaten these before and I didn't know they existed.

Potato chips aren't really my thing as it is and adding chocolate to them only makes them grosser. These were horrible. So NASTY. Julia is the only one who ate more than one chip. All day she has been asking to eat "that nasty thing that you don't like". HA HA. At least they won't go to waste.

So if you are ever tempted to buy some chocolate covered potato chips please refrain. Oh and did I mention that there are 210 calories per 2.5 chips. How's that for sick.

Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day Fun

Unfortunately Mike had to work today but I wanted to do something with the kids to get them out of the house and to teach them a little something about our great nation. So off I went with 3 kids in tow to the Ronald Reagan Library which was hosting a President's Day Celebration. We didn't pay to go into the museum but the kids enjoying several free crafts, running around and seeing some presidents. Blake was amazed that George Washington was there.
Julia kept trying to convince us that the hats were really pirate hats NOT George Washington hats.

They had a ton of lincoln logs out for the kids to build Abe Lincoln's log house. We even got to hear a speech by President Lincoln and listen to a really loud band.

Going on an adventure by myself with these 3 always seems a little crazy but I know they enjoy it. :)
We are really very fortunate to live so close to a presidential library.
Happy President's Day

Saturday, February 19, 2011

These are Days

Motherhood is hard work. When I feel overwhelmed with the many tasks, duties and responsibilities that go into mothering young ones, one of my favorite songs often pops into my head. "These are days" by 10,000 maniacs reminds me of what I already know but sometimes forget, that these moments with my little ones are precious and to be enjoyed. They won't always stay little.

These are days, you'll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be as warm as this
And as you feel it, you'll know it's true
That you are blessed and lucky
It's true that you are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you
These are days, you'll remember
When May is rushing over you
To be part of the miracles you see in every hour
You'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!! Yesterday we made dozens and dozens of sugar cookies and the kids had fun sneaking dozens and dozens into their little mouths. Of course pink and purple frosting around the mouth is a dead give away.

Cole our little cookie monster especially enjoyed the cookie making extravaganza.

Could there be a better holiday for Julia than one that celebrates all things pink, red, hearts and sparkles???? I made her this little heart skirt for the big day but couldn't resist giving it to her a few days early and it's already seen the washer several times. :)
And finally, please read the Valentine that Blake gave me. I just died laughing. "Hope your Valentine's Day is a real GAS". Really??? WHo wrote this?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

100 Days

Yesterday when I volunteered in Blake's classroom they were celebrating the 100th day of school. It's hard to believe that 100 school days have already come and gone since this little guy started kindergarten. It was a fun day to be at school. Everything the kids did and made was related to 100 from necklaces to puppets to hats. They even got donut holes because they were shaped like zeros. Blake had to take 100 things to school for the big celebration and he decided to take 100 pinto beans. Hmmmmm he's a junior bean counter....maybe someday he will grow up to be an accountant like Daddy. :)
Happy Day 100

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Someone is 4

Julia turned 4 a few days ago. We have had a wonderful week full of festivities to celebrate this milestone.

First off, what could be better than having little Grandma and Big Grandpa in town. My kids adore their great grandparents who decided to take a road trip to escape the cold and come see us. Grandma even painted Julia's nails.

We enjoyed going on several outings with Grandma and Grandpa this weekend. We visited the Gardens of the World, introduced them to Pinkberry yogurt, went to Paramount Ranch Studios, and had dinner with Grandma's nephew.

We topped it all off with a little family party on Saturday night complete with balloons, dinner, a pink cake with lots of pink decorations compliments of my nieces, and pin the crown on the princess. (yes I have succumbed)

Happy Birthday my beautiful Julia who loves all things pretty and pink.
And a big thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for coming out to see us :)