I'll post pictures from our trip and update more next year (teehee, tomorrow).
Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I spent the day (broken into 1000000000 segments) consolidating my sewing supplies to fit into the loft. I guess it's going to be the complete craft 'studio' once it's done. No telling when that may be, but I did get a good amount done today.
Declan IS going to school tomorrow, even if I have to amp him up on Motrin and Tylenol. He ought to be able to go,I think he just has a residual cough. He tells me that he is too sick to go, but seems to be okay otherwise. He's getting pretty smart. And it's a good thing he's so cute, because it keeps him safe.
I have another photoless post tonight, since I'm wearing the SAME thing in all of my photos. V thought is was funny I mentioned it in one of my last posts, but I'd be willing to guess that at least a few people had noticed. See! You did too!!
Alright, I'm headed back up to work in the room a little bit more before hitting the hay -
Friday, November 30, 2007
Maren went for her first physical therapy session yesterday. She has a mild case of torticollis (you can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torticollis ) and will go for physical therapy to loosen up the tight muscle's on the left side of her body. Judi, her therapist said she is a delight and she can come play anytime! Maren was a little trooper, and tolerated therapy for about 30 minutes.
I am *still* trying to move the things out of the guest room, so we can eventually move Teagan in there. Then Maren can move into the nursery (that's the plan Amy!). Just moving my scrap space into the loft proved to be a major job, and with 3 kids, things don't move so quickly. The job also required another trip to Ikea, of course. I got another Expedit bookcase to store my sewing things and fabric. Maybe I'll get to work on it today........
Today we are expecting the arrival of a very special guest! Santa has sent us our very own elf (http://www.elfontheshelf.com/) He'll begin working tomorrow, watching the kids and reporting back to Santa.
Well, off to start the day!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
It seems like when I lay down at night I lay there forever, unable to turn off my head. I'm listening for Maren, worrying that the second I fall asleep, she will wake up. Maybe it's hormonal, maybe I'm turning into a night owl (hehehe, nah), maybe I'm just getting old. Maybe, JUST maybe, it's that I want to actually complete something that I started.......
Anywhooooo....... this time last year I was working on setting up my scrap space in the 'guest room.' It used to look like this:
And then it looked like this:
Well, change is once again a brewin. We are going to move Teagan into the room formerly known as the 'guest room/scrap space.' In order to do this, we had to move my scrap space into the loft. Thank GOD we bought a house that was way to big for us 9 years ago, because we have since completely filled it up. The chairs from the loft had to go to the Living room and that is where the new bedtime routine comes into the picture.
My Mom had a great suggestion of rather than reading to each child separately, and then sitting with them, that we begin reading the kids their books together downstairs and then everyone just goes upstairs to bed. You know, like killing a few birds with 1 stone. The kids loved the idea and have been doing a really good job going to sleep after the books are done. So here I am, with my 3 pack, reading a few books before bedtime.
YES, I am aware that I am wearing the same thing in all of the photos of me lately, I swear I am washing it and taking showers. Promise. Honestly, since having Maren, I've been able to keep some of the baby weight on, and so not much of my old clothes fit. This is one of the few comfy things I have to knock around the house in.......
Alright, enough of my rambling. I should get off to bed, because Maren is waiting for me to fall asleep!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I think it turned out cute, Greg did the practical things like coach lights and door knobs - teehee!
Friday, November 23, 2007
|You Would Be a Pet Cat|
And as for other people, you can take them or leave them. You often don't care.
You live your life by your own rules. And you have deep motivations that no one truly understands.
Here is Greg's:
You Would Be a Pet Fish
Relaxed and laid back, you prefer to sit back and observe what's going on around you.
You are secretly very wise and intelligent, but few people take the time to learn about you.
You don't mind if the world doesn't understand you. You're having enough fun trying to understand the world.
Why you would make a great pet: You're peaceful and nice to be around, but not very demanding
Why you would make a bad pet: Let's face it... the only person you're truly interesting to is yourself
What you would love about being a fish: Swimming around aimlessly without a care in the world
What you would hate about being a fish: Being used as bait or food for bigger fish
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Maren wasn't quite as excited as the other two, but she sure was cute! Oh, and here is the double stroller we go rollin' in! teehee!
Declan and Teagan each got their own little hot chocolate drink. Seriously, does Starbucks have their act together or what?! Greg and I split a Pumpkin something yummy latte. DeLISH!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The kids and I made a lemon cake with lemon frosting to celebrate. The kids decided to put 5 candles on the cake, instead of 41......
Oh, and when we sang Happy Birthday, we did the 'cha cha cha' version!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Okay, click to enlarge this picture of Teagan. Look at the huge BLING ring on her finger!!! She is a girly girl after all! She wears her "pretties" all day (and a few nights too). This ring in particular lights up. It's about 85 carats.
Declan's preschool had a Halloween party, and they got to dress up. It was a good thing Declan had 2 costumes to choose from. He was a firefighter for the school party. I went in to help, and handed out treats for the kids when they trick or treated in class. Declan thought it was pretty cool that his Mom was there (although I think he thought I was there to pick him up when he first saw me - he didn't want to miss the fun!)
That night was the real deal. Teagan was a fairy, Declan was Spiderman and Maren was the peapod that has become a tradition at this house. Notice the "spooky" glowing eyes inside?!
Okay, Blogger won't let me add anymore pictures, so I'll have to break this post into 2...
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Notice Teagan's cute UGGS! Every girl should have a pair of pink UGGS!
And here are some Maren photos for those of you needing a baby fix!
Sleeping in the car is actually a rare thing, it's the only time she really cries.
I'm telling you, this baby is seriously the sweetest thing in the world. I am so enjoying having a baby around the house again! I can't believe she is almost 2 months old already. She is growing up too fast already.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Anyhoooo, so off I go to the Scrapbook store with all 3 kids in tow *blood pressure rising*. Declan announces that he will wait in the car while I go into the 'boring' store and he wants Teagan to stay in the car to keep him company. He also let's me know I can bring Maren in with me.... Turns out that is dangerous and against the law, so we ALL go into the store. I'll bet they were glad to see us coming.
As I left I heard a woman tell the cashier how brave I was. Umm hmmm.
We survived it.
Then headed to get Greg for lunch. Chipotle. Yum.
Declan has decided that he is the best pumpkin picker and that we should go get pumpkins NOW. We'll see after night night.
It was a good mail day, as I got these ADORABLE crochet flowers. If you are jealous, you can get them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=56332 . I can NOT wait to use them on some pages. I wish I could crochet.
I forgot to mention that we finally got a new sofa. It's the Ektorp from IKEA. I love it, but more importantly, Otis loves it. Maybe I'll get to sit on it someday.
Since I had the camera out taking these pictures of the sofa and sofa weight, Declan wanted to take a picture of me..... so I reluctantly let him. I think he did a pretty good job, for a 4 yr old!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
My Mom's group gets together once a month to scrapbook. My local Scrapjazz friends get together at Scrapbook Station in Folsom every once in awhile. I've attended a few crops by myself too. I would LOVE to get together with my friends much, much more often to scrap. Until Maren is older, I just don't see going to much...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Okay, I know it's been awhile since I posted. I've been laying around, snoozing until noon, having countless massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and private Pilates lessons....
Oh... wait.... that is in my dreams. Where I'm driving that cute convertable.
As if the flooring wasn't enough of a project, we decided to get a swingset for the backyard. This *sounds* like a simple enough of a thing right? Well, it turns out that we had to remove an entire planter bed so it would fit and have like 100000 cubic yards of bark chips delivered. It took an entire weekend, but hey, nothing but the best for our kiddos, right?
Here are a few pictures of the yahoo's playing on the set.
Yesterday we decided to paint paper mache pumpkins for the "Harvest" season. That must be the politically correct term they are using at Declan's preschool. The kids had a great time, and I got some cool photos.
And last, but certainly not least, the littlest Loop.
I absentmindedly erased some really cute photos from the camera before uploading (or is it downloading?) to the computer =( Declan and Teagan talking to Maren and she was smiling at them. Yep. I suck.