Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
God Asked the Feline Spirit
God asked the feline spirit "Are you ready to come home?"
— Author Unknown
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So this is how Maren chooses to get around (second to being carried of course!). I've been trying to get video of her whistling too, because this girl is not a 1 trick pony (*phews!*). Guess I don't need to worry about her burning the knees out of her pants, it will be the tootie! She's pretty proud of herself though, and that is all that matters!
Today was the big field trip to the pumpkin patch on the school bus day. Bless these little kids hearts, they were so excited. Declan couldn't go to sleep last night, he was up until 10:45! I went to take pictures of them getting on the bus. Once they were all sitting I got on the bus to take pictures and you couldn't even see them sitting in the seats, their little heads were below the seat backs!
Here they are lining up to get in. Declan is holding hands with his buddy Ian, and the little dude in the striped shirt behind them is another friend Mateo. Declan and Ian got on the bus together, but were separated once on the bus... I'm guessing they were a danger of getting wild. Hmmmmmm.
Here is the fence down the side of the house. We're going to put pavers down and bring the garbage cans out instead of in our back yard. Aren't we thoughtful, conscientious neighbors?? =)
We've got a shed coming for the side yard, which needs leveled and pavers too. Then who knows what is next. The lights look really nice at night, and it's cool the kids can play out in the driveway after dark, because now they can see!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Maren was pretty interested to meet another of her brethren (I joke that the kids are billy goats - everything goes in their mouths). She thought she saw some resemblance...
The girls with their pumpkins.
Declan and Teagan are going to "Boo" a few neighborhood friends, so we made a few little bags with Halloween goodies in them to put on their front door. Declan *loved* putting them together and is so excited to give them out. I think we'll take a walk this evening and do it. I took a pictures of the bags...
We went to the Dollar Store last night to get things for the Boo bags, and swung by Taco Bell for a good nutritious dinner. Once Maren got ahold of the cup, there was no getting it away from her.
This is what a baby enjoying root beer looks like:
This is said baby after someone finally got the cup back.
Now, I know what many of you are thinking. Your appalled that we are giving the baby soda. Let me be the first to say none of the others got soda this young. Your thinking her teeth are going to rot before she even get them. But it hasn't ruined any of our teeth!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Today is Billy's birthday, so HAPPY BIRHTDAY, I love you!
We went to a Health and Wellness fair in Folsom that same weekend. Maren was adorable in her chocolate brown dress from Nana. They all enjoyed a ring pop.... including the baby. Infact, whoever said that something was as easy as taking candy from a baby, has obviously never tried to take something away from this baby.
There was a bounce house for the kids and a little train to ride, and free admission into the zoo. We enjoyed being outside in the beautiful weather. Unlike this past weekend....
This past week I was doing my best to initiate some playtime for Declan with his little friends from school. I've been feeling badly for him lately. He wants to go play at a friends house, and we just recently discovered that 2 kids in his class live on our street. I invited the kids here to play in hopes of Declan being invited to theirs as well.
In a 24 hour period I had 4 different kids here to play. Somehow they all still had energy, I could not hang. I was exhausted. It paid off though, on Friday he spent the afternoon at one friends house. On Saturday the other little friend came over to invite Declan to get ice cream, and they ended up taking Teagan too! It was silent in our house for about 2 1/2 hours. It was wonderful.
But now the ball is back in my court, and I'm still trying to recover from having all those kids here. Oh boy.
With the weather turning cooler, Teagan needs fall clothes, so we got a few new pairs of jeans for her. She overheard me telling my girlfriend Venessa how there were 4 different styles, I told Teagan to pick 2, and she came home with 3. She had to hurry and model a pair for me to take her picture to send to Venessa. Venessa always take pictures of the kids with her phone, so Teagan must rememeber and relate the two.
Here is her first pick of jeans, a straight leg, dark wash, with bling in all the right places.
This girl likes to shop, I mean if all I had to do was put something in the cart and it magically comes home with me, I'd probably like it as much as she does too!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
She likes it best if the saucer is half off the rug, then it 'feels' more dangerous. She actually rocks all the way to the TV, which is really great, because there are buttons on the TV. Most everyone knows that the Loop kids are all professional button pushers right?
We are getting into the swing of our new schedule. The kids love going to school, in fact, Teagan is sad on the days she doesn't go. After I drop the kids off I try to get Maren down for a nap. I have great plans for what I'll get done in that 2 3/4 hours.... but I must be getting old and slow, because I never get as much done as I think I will. It works out that I pick Declan up before Teagan, and he loves going to the preschool room he went to last year to get her. Her little face is always so happy when she comes out too, she is loving every second of it.
The weather is finally starting to cool off. We've got several outside projects we'd like to start working on. Since we've got the pop up in our garage, Greg has been parking the car in the driveway. This freaks us out, as we realize it's only a matter of time until someone does something to it. We'd like to put a shed down the side yard to make some room to *hopefully* park in the garage. I'd also like to plant flowers this fall, it's been a couple of years since the house looked pretty.
I also got sad news that the scrapbook store that had been hosting 'Scrap Camp' is closing their doors. This means no scrap camp =( I totally thought that was going to be a part of my life forever. A couple girlfriends and I are going to rent a house in Tahoe and try to continue the tradition. And speaking of scrapping, I am trying to actually finish the close to 2" stack of layouts that needed something done to them.
I feel like I'm beginning to come out of this hazy fog I've been in for the past year. I haven't completed anything I've started in over a year and it's been driving me nuts.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
And I didn't even get cotton candy.
Here are some more fun photos:
Teagan walking Peppermint Patty, the super cute horse!
Playing the in the corn.
Don't be fooled by this sweet face, she is a total complete horser. She takes after her brother and sister, in a family of horsers.
There was a petting zoo (my favorite part!) and they had 2 kangaroos!!! They are as soft as a rabbit, totally cute too. Bambi tried to eat Teagan's shirt, but I skeered it off. There were also newborn pygmy goats - talk about sweet.
Another cool feature was the Bats, Cats and Rats exhibit. We missed the bats, I was disappointed, but they had a sweet Himalayan (thought of snagging it for you V) and a tiny little Sphinx (bald) kitty. So this morning, Declan and Teagan did a 'Ants & Spiders" exhibit in the living room. They drew pictures and set them around and Declan (the curator) gave the tour. I'll upload the video - there is a lot to learn about 'poisonous hornet spiders' It's a hoot!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Are you all waiting to see if Maren is standing in front of this tree in 2 years?! LOL, this school is going to know the Loop's. Anywhoooo, Teagan will go 3 afternoons a week, while Declan is in kindergarten. You know what that means, right? 1 kid. ONE CHILD people. So now I can finally crack out that box of Bon Bons, and kick the feet up.... =)
Monday, August 18, 2008
She was the most "experienced" of the kids when it came to eating cake on their first birthday.
Some of the loot.
Then we got Declan ready for his first day of kindergarten. He was so confident and brave... Mommy was brave until he was in is classroom.... I cried all the way to the car. And after I got home. Greg said he should get a picture of that, but I wouldn't let him, I'm not a 'pretty' crier.
Look at that little DUDE!
Look at the thumbs up! He was so excited.
Well, Blogger has been giving me fits doing this post, taking me over an hour to upload these photos, so I'm going to hit the hay and try to do more tomorrow.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Had the hitch installed while we got the walk through at the dealer. Yep, now my van really is Mommy Bling with her accessories and all! I was thinking of all the options to get to cover that hitch plug when the hitch is gone. I'm feeling something rhinestone.
YIPES. Do I look as scared as I was? I'll go take some pictures of it in the garage. It's large.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Running on the 'candle'
waiting... patiently... look at how cute all these kiddos are!
YUM, nuf said...
Guess who graduated to the inflatable duck tub?
We're busy trying to finish up the garage so we can put the pop up in there. I should get out there to take some pictures of that too, since Greg has practically killed himself over the past few days installing overhead storage. You know what amazes me though... is that I drive through the neighborhood and some people have NOTHING in their garage. How is that? Maybe we could keep some of our stuff there?