Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Disneyland 2010

Disneyland started off great! Then while waiting for The World of Color to start it started to rain. Of course I forgot my beanie at home and I had to wear my husbands jacket because it had a hood. My poor husband stood in the rain for 2 hrs soaking wet.....he was a trooper. The World of Color was awesome and well worth the wait. We were so ready to go home after the show. I was already 10pm and past my bedtime..haha.

Adam and Sam


Sam and Daddy

Sam the Birthday Girl

Sam's 8th Bday!!!!

My little baby turned 8! I can't believe how much she has grown from a little 5lb preemie to a big girl. Since her birthday was right after Thanksgiving, we decided to have a little cake. We were burned out on sweets from pumpkin pie and cheesecake. We had plans to take the kids to Disneyland on her birthday so we celebrated the day before. I had bought her the American Girl doll Lanie. She was so excited when she opened her gift.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

End of Summer BBQ


My mom and brother...(my mom would kill me if she knew I posted this)..haha

Sam and her cousin Kyleigh


Since it was in the 100's at the end of September, my cousin had an end of the summer BBQ. She just bought a house down the street from me so it has been really nice having her pool close by.

Back To Work

I know I have not blogged in months. I've had major changes in my life and I finally found time to share them. As some of you may know I was doing daycare in my home for about 4 years. Last November (2009) I started having some painful symptoms that were sometimes unbearable. After a few MRI's and CT scans I got a diagnoses of Trigeminal Neuralgia. At the time this was happening I was taking care of 6 children including 1 specific little boy who screamed allllllll dayyyyyy. I got him when he was 6 months old and he was never weaned off the breast and never given a bottle. I could not get this child to drink a bottle to save my life. Long story short I ended up giving almost all my daycare parents a notice because the Neurologist suggested this all came from stress and I should change my profession. After starting medication (Tegretol for seizures) I have been in remission and have relapsed twice. I decided to go back in the medical field since I have 18 years experience.

I started working for a doctor 4 weeks ago and it has been really hard to get back in the work force. I was hired out of 90 applicants and was offered a management/assistant position. I love getting out of the house and conversing with adults again. On the other hand I had to put my little one in an after school daycare and I work late some nights. I would post a pic but I do NOT look good in scrubs!...haha!

Friday, July 23, 2010


This little guy is Jaden my daycare child. I have had him since he was 7 weeks old and he is now 2. Out of 6 daycare kids he is the only one left. I had to filter out my daycare due to stress that was caused by idiot parents who don't pay on time and show up late then proceed to sit on the couch and think you want to have a conversation with them when what you really want is for them to take there child home. I know that was a long sentence...I could have gone on and on...haha. Once I got rid of two parents another parent was laid off work....and I lost 2 more..a brother and sister. Now all I have is Jaden. He is just part of our family and we love him like our own. Actually, he looks more like me than my own kids...lol.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: My oldest baby Krystal

Krystal and Chad in San Diego

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

(not so) Wordless Wednesday: Baby Bib Giveaway

Today I am doing a baby bib giveaway. I hand made these bibs and you have a chance to win one of them. The boys bib is dk blue with red lobsters. The girls is yellow with red cherries.....both are very cute. They both have a terry cloth backing to absorb moisture. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Become a follower
2. Leave me a comment on which one you like.

Thats it......winner will be announced on Friday 7/9/10.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July 2010

We had a great time on the 4th with family and friends. My cousin Stacy just bought a house around the corner from us and just had a pool built. The kids and Randy had a great time swimming. We came back home for fireworks. Our street has a small block party so I made smores and enjoyed the fireworks.

My twin cousins Christy and Stacy

My brother Alan and I

My Aunt Rose, mom, and Aunt Cheryl

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baseball Closing Ceremonies

Its that time of year again when our baseball season ends....BUT WAIT!!!.....Adam made the Allstar team!!! We had no idea he was going to make the team. Since he took a year off from baseball he was considered the "new player" on the team. He did a great job this year and I am very proud of him. He is on a great team this year. They placed 3rd in the City Tournament and played 5 days straight until they lost to the team who were tall and had mustaches. My husband said they looked way older than 12....and I agree....they had mustaches! They were the only remaining team from his league. He recieved two medals this year and the honors of being drafted to the Allstar team.

Sam looking lost in the crowd

Adam and his teammate Jacob

FCLL Major Allstar Team 2010

So proud of my baby boy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sam and Shelby

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: New Look For Summer

Crazy Girl

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Haircut Time

Sam has been begging me for a while to cut her hair short again. I gave in it came out really cute. I always forget how cute she looks with short hair until I see pictures of her from a couple of years ago. It is perfect for the heat and easy to take care of.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend 2010

This Memorial Day weekend we did nothing....nada.....zilch....zero. We had a very relaxing weekend..except for the part when I scrubed tile grout with a brush. Anyway, Saturday afternoon we had mexican food for lunch..I know not very Memorialish but it was easy and we BBQ'd later that evening.

Sam jumping off her luxury diving board into her Olympic size pool.

Notice Sam eating her quesadilla and drinking out of her Halloween cup...HA!

Sam and Daddy having lunch

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sam's Dance Recital... The Beatles (I FEEL FINE)

Sam is to the far right

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sam's Dance Recital

We had Sam's dance recital on Saturday. This is her 3rd year in dance and she just loves it. My good friend Trisha teaches the dance class and puts together a great show. She designs and choreographs everything herself.....she is amazing!!! Every year the girls learn 3 dances. I am always impressed that my little Sam can remember 3 different dances. This years theme was Back to the Future with the Power of Love. The girls did dances to songs from the 1920's through the 1990's. This is the third year I have helped backstage with costumes. I have not yet sat and watched the recital but I love being backstage. Getting to see all the costumes come together and all the little girls dressed up. Randy records the recital and I watch it as soon as we get home. All the girls get all gussied up with makeup and curled hair. All except my Sam....she did not want to curl her hair...ugh!!!! Oh well, she did let me put a little makeup on. Sam dressed for "Don't go breakin' my heart" by Elton John....her favorite costume Sam, Malia and Moira Sam and Malia dressed for "I feel fine" by the Beatles...I think my niece Shalay will like this Sam and her best friend Malia Group shot for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Sam dressed for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"