Monday, September 29, 2008

I know I am slacking on the blogging.

Honestly, right now it just seems like 1 more thing that I need to do. It's been kinda low on the list, obviously.

Today is Billy's birthday, so HAPPY BIRHTDAY, I love you!

The past few weeks seem to have flown by. I'm confident we are the first house in the entire neighborhood to already have our Halloween decorations out. We did them the weekend before last.

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

Maren Rocks the Saucer.

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

Can we go there again please.....

It's currently my favorite temperature out: 77 degrees.
Shouldn't I be driving this????