Thursday, April 29, 2010

My world is one big ball of crazy

Today I am a little nutty (yes, just today).

Between working in the city all week (for those of you out of state readers this would be San Francisco) and all the dang birthdays and baseball games. I am NUTTY!!

My reasons for being crazy are listed below:
  • We have had baseball every single night this week.
  • Today is Brannon's birthday and yes I did manage to swing by the mall for 2 minutes to grab the running shoes he wanted and also somehow managed to cook breakfast before work today for him (good wife award goes to me today). Tomorrow we will be celebrating his birthday with much needed drinks and a game of laser tage with friends.
  • Saturday it goes something like baseball, dance, baseball, baseball, maybe stop by a bday party then birthday dinner for mom (nope haven't gotten present yet....shit).
  • Then Sunday is Jaden's birthday party with about 20 boys and I have not planned it out much and for me this is odd because I am normally all over birthday parties. I did order cupcakes.........whooo hoo (oh and no present for him yet either)

So all of these things make me feel a little crazy at times but then again I think I would be crazy if I didn't have all these things. So my world is one big ball of crazy and I love every minute of it!

Oh and this is me if I was a cartoon character!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

It is earth day and what better way to spend it than outside. We headed to the lake after dinner to have a nice bike ride, eat dinner on a picnic table and of course play in the lake (to find rocks). Now I am not the best photographer in the world but I did capture some nature tonight (and some cute kids as well)
Here is our beloved lake!

Eating dinner outside.
Of course I had to snap a picture of each kid

and its off to find rocks

Tonight was a good night! We lost a flip flop in the stream (Jaden) but had some good laughs about it when Alec said "we can sell it at the garage sale" and I asked "who would buy one shoe" and he had a serious look on his face and said "someone with one foot". We laughed and laughed! The kids had a great time being outside and I had a great time capturing every moment of it. If you want to see more (come on you know you do) go to our website

Cheer tryouts....I feel old!

My sis and niece are trying out for cheerleading (well actually the dance team) but let me just say this makes me feel old. I was trying out 13 years ago (wow). This is what she looked like my senior year

As I helped them last night, it brought me back to the memories of when I was a cheerleader. I was so nervous at tryouts. I told them the story of how I peed my pants during a competition one time (yes peed) and they laughed at me! haha I even did some cheers for them and got the look of "you are way to old to be doing that". I can't believe it has been so long.

Senior year!

After a while Sienna wanted to practice because she is going to try out too (so she thinks). The sad part is, I am sure she will be there before we know it.

My sis said she found my old uniform and she said how they have changed so much since when I went to school. We laughed about me trying it on again but I am a little nervous to go there. haha

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Before I was a mom

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom

Monday, April 19, 2010

Night at the beach

I have been wanting to go to the beach for a while (inspired by a recent blogger, I have been following) and last night seemed like the perfect night to go. It was a nice day and I just felt the urge to just go. So we got to the beach around 5pm and had a perfect dinner on the wharf. The kids behaved and we all had a nice meal (rare when you have three little ones). We walked on the wharf to the overpriced candy shop and went to visit the sleeping sea otters. Sienna yelled at them to "Wake up" for about five minutes until she gave up and said "they are lazy". Then it was off to the beach where the kids found a huge hole some kids must have dug that day. They immediately got there shovels and started digging more.And because I am always the one behind the camera, I handed it off to Brannon for a while and got he got a great shot of me and the kiddos.
I love watching Sienna's face as the water comes toward her. She gets so excited but never lets the water hit her feet!

The boys ran off to play baseball and Sienna wanted to make a sand castle. She got so excited when the castle actually stood up (so did I)

Then it was off to run from the water again.........this time with mom.

The boys played baseball for a good hour.

Until I made them stop for a few pictures (which they claim they dont like to take pictures)

They found some adult friends (who I think drank a little to much but the kiddos had no idea)

Sienna just kept digging. She sure loves sand!
And Alec loves sand as well

Then we did a toast (also inspired by the same blogger) to happiness and family.

It was a perfect night!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My love for coffee & my office

First of all let me just say I have a special relationship with coffee. I love it more and more each day as my life gets crazier and crazier. I can't believe that I used to hate it. I defiantly was crazy then. I can't live without it now. I enjoy every sip of my morning coffee. Its used to be just a Starbucks thing, but now it has grown into any coffee I can get my hands on (as long its not toooo strong). This was my cup this morning and it was ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooo yummmmmmy!!! It may give me energy until about 2pm and then I will need something else. CAFFEINE is my new best friend (or as we call it at work, THE MOM DRUG

Ok so speaking of work. I cleaned my office the other day and was super proud of myself so i took a picture........It doesnt look like this anymore. But, I started to realize I need some pictures of something. It is boring loking and I spend 8 hours (sometimes more, sometimes less) a day here. I need to make it more......ummm me. Help. Give me ideas.

This is view from door

View from desk (my only picture)

View once in door. haha

I need something to make it pretty (I could start with cleaning it again). I swear once I clean it though I become less organized because I can't find anything. haha


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Party was fun, now onto the next

Alec's party was awesome (see pics below). Now time to start planning Jaden's (in 3 weeks ahhhh). Then after hers I get to party it up for mine and then plan Sienna's. Oh and let's not forget Brannon's that is in a few weeks. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Love it though!

Alec's 5th bday/camp

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