Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Woohoo. Love this holiday. I loved dressing up and getting candy as a kid! As a adult I love dressing up my kids...and eating their candy. YUMMERS. I know I will have a bunch of photos later to post as well.
So far today I have dressed up a Ladybug, a Bumble Bee, and sent my oldest to school with a Rock Star Costume. She was so excited. Both girls have parties going on at school. FUN!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lazy Sunday afternoon

It has been a really fun weekend for the most part. I stayed out way too late with my pals Friday night. We saw a movie then had appetizers and drinks. You know, moms out on the town ha ha. Then Saturday I got to meet a online pal in real life. She was just as funny, sweet, and as pretty as she comes across in her blogs.
The downer of the weekend is my poor little guy is pretty sick. He has a nasty cold and sore throat. Thursday night, the first signs of this nastiness showed up and as I was rocking him to sleep I asked him what song I could sing for him. His reply was "Rock- A- Bye-Baby, On A Sweet Heart" It was so cute I almost laughed. So I sang it the way he thinks it goes...and probably will from now on , even if it makes no sense ha ha. So even with the fun grown up weekend we have had a little boy waking up with a nasty cough every few hours. I'm hoping he is on the mend, as his buddy is going to visit us for part of the day tomorrow.. Two 2 year old boys!! I'm sure to have some stories to write about tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lets read!

You know as a single woman I read ALL THE TIME. I guess I still do but its mostly children's books now. I read to my kids daily. I love to do it too. The sad part of that is I tend to put my own reading on the sidelines. One of my goals, as my kids get older and easier ( HA HA HA) is to start spending more time doing stuff for me. I mean I gave up a lot of time for them.. for good reason but a lot of my hobbies need some attention.. One of them is reading.

I got a book for my birthday and started it 6 days ago..I'm finished! about 300 pages and its done. No small feat for a mother of 3! I was sucked in to it..Easy read and really great story.

I'm addicted again, and am looking for my next book!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Let me start by saying I have very curly hair..most of the time. It can get pretty frizzy too. I have tried 3 million hair products and half of them work and half of then are crappy. My big problem is the fact that I have like 3 different textures in my hair, ringlets, waves and my all time love FRIZZ. So something that works on part of my hair makes the other part look bad....
SO I came across this texture shine pomade stuff by Pantene and I LOVE IT. I put it on my washed hair after a biy of gel has been applied. I swear it binds the frizz with the curls to make frizzless curls for the most part. IM IN HEAVEN!!!!!
I will spare you all a before ands after photo..Not quite that bold!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


So anyone who knows me knows I love to take pictures. Usually I'm emailing people pictures I have taken of their kids or sending family pictures of my own kids..only the good ones of course..My latest outtake roll...

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Well I haven't had to say that yet, but in my mind I have ha ha. O.k lets back up. I got a call from the class go to mom ( room helper) from R's school. She was telling me that there is a girl in R's class who "bugs" R and her daughter too. I was sad R had not told me other than saying she didn't want to have any play dates with this girl. So with my new knowledge I go ask R about this girl and what is happening. She tells me that the girl pokes and sometimes punches her in the chest on the playground. She told me she has told a teacher and that the teacher talks to the girl...but its still happening! Apparently the woman who called me ( class helper) talked to this girls mom because she was poking and bothering her daughter. The mom of the bully sounded surprised ( duh) and said she would talk to her daughter. My husband wants to teach R to fight??!! I mean that might work with a boy ( is that sexist?) but I really would rather she tried to settle this with no violence. Although if she really needed to protect herself I would hope she could. UGG the whole thing sucks. Seriously my first instinct is to get in the little kids face and tell her to keep her stinking hand off my kid...or else! HA

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Hmm so if my dog weighs about 45- 50 much do you think my cat weighs?? Funny thing is her first name is Piggy and she was named while only 7 weeks old. Then she was just a tiny scrawny kitten. She sure has lived up to her name...

Be afraid....very afraid...

In fact my son IS! Of his own costume. HA HA HA. We showed him how if you turn the lights off his bones glow. He isn't fond of that, and wont even look down during the night while in bed. He prefers to wear his jammies/ costume during the daytime now.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gorgeous gorgeous

Today was BEAUTIFUL! Its mid October in Seattle so really it should be raining or at least really really chilly. Today the sun was out and the fall leaves were so bright.
During my run today; while music was playing around my ears, I ran under this tree that was actively shedding leaves around me in the gentle breeze. It was amazing really.
IT was a t-shirt day for sure..just perfect.
This day was great since I had a few people over for a birthday party. My sweet girl was showered with lovely gifts from the family. All the kids were able to play outside almost the entire time, while the adults chatted and passed around my brand new nephew.
What kills me though, is the 2 days I spent cleaning my house when now it looks like a bomb went off. There is cake on the carpet, wrapping paper bits scattered everywhere. TONS of dishes and I don't even want to talk about the kids rooms...
It's o.k though. We had a nice time, laughed and ate. Its all worth it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Isnt he lovely?

baby boy, originally uploaded by pics of us.

Too bad he is evil and 2!!!
Long day..I have a funny story about facial hair and my daughter but it will have to wait until tomorrow..For now you can gaze at my sweet little guy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The day after...

Can I just say..a no napping toddler is like dealing with teeny tiny monster. You think the terrible two's is terrible? Try skipping his nap and see what you get. UGG I'm tired. No funny or witty stories today. Just me wishing I could have gotten to the gym to de-stress but settling for a nice cold beer instead. I'm sure they do the same thing for my ab muscles right?
Another bummer is my darn camera, one of my loves is acting funny. Something about it not able to format the card?? Advice anyone?
I still am hoping to practice my guitar, so that some day be that real hippie singing guitar playing woman I always hoped to be, ha ha ha. No for real.

Monday, October 8, 2007

It's my party....

Woot, its my birthday today. The day starts out with a sick kid, one who doesn't want to go to school, and one who is super grumpy..wait thats my husband ha ha ha.
Actually other than all my favorites being lost on my computer...its going well so far.
I received a gift certificate for shop i frequent and a lovely pair of earrings. My kids all made me beautiful sparkly cards too! I'm going to make a great day. One other reason, I'm going to go shopping!! Even if I have to take 2 out of 3 kids with me!...Will update later .....

LATER.. So while in Target V spies something on the top shelf.
V-"Hey mom can we have a Pina Colada at my birthday?" ( her birthday is in 2 days)
Me- "hmm, what are you talking about?" I look up at what she is pointing to.
Laughing I notice that other moms are spying my Pina Colada loving child and then realize she is actually talking about a Pinata!! DUH! ha ha
I had a good laugh as I corrected her. Next a mom comes up to me and goes " Thats my kind of party!"
Too funny.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

What did she say?

Pt 3 Wild girl, originally uploaded by pics of us.

Today is Sunday and I let "R" have a friend over for a play date. The child who came over is one whom is very sweet and was a classmate of R's last year.
So to my surprise I hear this come out of the child's mouth while watching a clip of some kids on Sesame Street..
" oooh brown skin :( "
Of course I turned to her my mouth dropping open from her negative toned comment. Before I can chime in R goes..
" Hey there is nothing wrong with brown skin, people have all different kinds of skin..maybe its just showing a world where all people are brown?"
O.K at least the beginning was good right? I'm very proud that I have instilled this kind of thinking in my children..and here I though all us parents in 2007 were..
My hope is that this little girl got this negative thought from another child and not her parents who I really like.
Now my predicament is whether to tell her mom or not.
What would you do?