Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twin Pics

Just thought I would share some pics taken today and recently. I've got the twins to myself for the weekend while Tyler is away at Legoland with Dad. From what I've heard, Tyler is having lots of fun. The "toddlers" (I'm trying to get myself used to not calling them "babies" anymore) and I are going to do a little early Christmas shopping with Wendy today. Hoping to get that done early this year as it looks like I will be moving at some point in December/early January (more on that later.....). Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Hi Everyone. Again...It's been a while since I've been on here. I've got lots of pictures from Halloween. I've already posted several in an album on facebook, so instead of trying to load a bunch on here.....here is the link to the album: Halloween Album We had a great time trick-or-treating last night. Our group included Myself, Jim, Aiden, Ashley, and Tyler, Dave and Wendy and their son Christopher, and Jan with Seth and James. Aiden and Ashley were very excited about trick-or-treating once they figured out that walking up to a door meant getting candy. I had a difficult time getting Aiden away from the door once he got his candy :-). We also went to the annual "Zoo Boo" on Thursday at the Charles Paddock Zoo. Lots of fun was had this year!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Crazy Day

Ever just have "one of those days?" Well, that was my day today. Not that anything really bad or wrong happened....just a crazy day in the life of being a Mom. Woke up to tons of ants in the kitchen because I didn't do dishes last night(they've been coming and going all week and ant spray does not seem to deter them!)....they hung out in the kitchen until the babies afternoon nap when I finally had a chance to get to the dishes. Tyler managed to clog the toilet, which is still clogged because I don't have a plunger (hopefully I will get to that tomorrow). Grandma called today and I couldn't talk to her at first because two grumpy, just-woke-up babies were screaming in the background, fighting over an empty water bottle. I got my car cleaned, carpets and all today, and within a half hour of getting it home Aiden managed to dump an entire box of Altoids on the floor in front of the car seats (powdery residue and all). One of the kids also managed to break a candle in a glass container in my bedroom (thankfully I found it before any little bare feet attempted to walk around it). Ashley found a red marker hidden amongst the tinker toys that were spread out all over the living room floor...and, well...let's just say she is quite the artist. She practiced the skill of tattooing (should have gotten a picture before I cleaned her up) and also fine furniture detailing(see photo below). Thank you crayola for making "washable" markers! Right now the house is an atrocious mess......and I'm sitting on the computer avoiding having to deal with it. I have to laugh because I'm remembering the nice clean house photos I posted here a little while ago......ha ha! Despite all the silly little messes that happened today, there were, of course some fun and wonderful things, too. I got some quiet time to read with Tyler once the babies were in bed. We went to Templeton park for "music in the park" which takes place every Wednesday during the summer. Tonight administrators from Tyler's school district fed all the kids ice cream. All three kids had so much fun playing. I even ran into a friend I haden't seen since college. She just moved to Templeton three weeks ago. I got listings to begin house hunting (for buying), and had fun looking at those. And, of course, I still got lots of smiles, hugs, and kisses all day from my three angels, which makes any of the challenges so worth it! O.K. Enough stalling....off to my house duties!

Day without kids

Day with kids (ha ha)

My little artist

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Kindergartner!

Tyler is officially a kindergartner today :-). He was so excited and had a wonderful first day. His favorite things were playing on the playground and learning about the classroom "mascot," Mr. Bear. He was also excited that he had the same snack as his teacher today (a banana) and they also got to have a popsicle. Tyler got to bring a stuffed animal to share. He chose to bring his wylee coyote that was given to him by his Great Grandpa Ernie when he was a baby. He looks forward to learning about math and doing lots of "projects."

Excited young man

Proud Mommy

Proud Daddy

With his teacher, Mrs. Wishon

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Big Bubba

I can't believe how quickly Aiden is growing and changing. Time is going by too quickly as the twins' second birthday grows closer. It's hard to believe that 20 months ago my little chunky monkey was spending time in the NICU because he was an inefficient eater. I remember the first things I noticed about him were his big cheeks and red hair. Today, he still wears both gloriously. He is now spending much of his time tackling his brother and sister, throwing a ball, and running back and forth between the playroom and the living room with toys (hmmmm....do I see a football player in the future?). He loves his snacks, loves the water (bath and pool-time alike), and loves to be outdoors. I look forward to hearing his giggly voice every morning he is with me.....he is usually the first to wake and does it with incredible enthusiasm (well, maybe some mornings I would rather hear his enthusiasm at 8 rather than 6:30, but I guess I'm getting payback for the early-riser I was with my parents :-).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ravine Waterpark

This morning the babies headed for Grandma and Grandpa's house in Fremont, leaving Tyler and I to have some one-on-one time for a few days. Today we decided to hit Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles and brought along Tyler's friend Emily. The kids had a blast, swimming for almost four hours straight between the wave pool and the kiddy slide area. It was a nice way to cool off on a hot day, and I even got some time to lounge by the pool and relax in the sun. The kids weren't brave enough to attempt any of the larger waterslides, but I got "flushed" one time. We all got a bit of color being in the sun for most of the day, despite 50 sunblock. I probably should have re-applied several times. All-in-all a very fun day :-).