Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
How to play this game. Post these rules on your blog; List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.
1)My little girls' kisses and snuggles. I especially love "nose kisses".
2)WEEKENDS!!!!! Enough said.
3)My sweetiepie that puts up with all my really weird quirks (I'm talking bizarre!) and still loves me.
1)Not having enough time. Not enough time to finish raising my girls. Not enough time to build any kind of food storage. Not enough time to pay off my debt. Not enough time to go back to school. I need more time.
2)Cockroaches and spiders. I'm such a girl!
3)My kids growing up and hating me.
1)Build up my food storage! I've been really thinking about it for years, but we've never been in a place to really get it done.
2)Be a better, more understanding wife and mother.
3)BUY A HOUSE!!!
1)I'm obsessed with rearranging and redecorating my house. One room at least every month or so. And it's so pointless now with us moving in a few weeks, but I've actually rearranged the furniture in the living room. I think I have a problem....
2)Ok, I have a couple friends who sell Stampin' Up products. I used to go to all their parties and spend all my extra money on stamps, ink, paper, you name it. I have like 2-3 tubs full of it, but I haven't scrapbooked or anything since Jade was born. Yeah, I'm retarded.
3)I couldn't think of anything so I just asked David and he says I'm obsessed with getting my own way and having things done my way. Hahahaha! Apparently I even have my kids brainwashed. Cause whenever David does something different, both girls immediately pipe up with "But Mommy says......" and "Mommy does....." Oh well! =)
1)I remember the most useless facts forever, but have a hard time holding onto anything practical.
2)I've been doing dishes since I was 4.
3)I've always wanted to be an architect, chef, photographer, or concert pianist/violinist. But probably never will be. I'd still really like to take classes, though!
Now the fun part...tagging! Roma, Sara, Angie, Jasmine, Jacie
Friday, June 20, 2008
Amber always takes pictures from the weirdest angles...
This is Jade's sad face. I'm not sure why she's sad though.
It actually took about 10 pictures to get a normal looking one of Amber. She's so silly!
Jade loves to paint! She's happy here! =)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We sure love playing at the park! The rest of today passed without incident. Except that I kept thinking it was Friday. And every time I started to celebrate inside my head, I'd suddenly remember it's only Thursday. But tomorrow for sure is Friday! David has a late volleyball game tonight. It doesn't start until 8:30 so the girls and I are gonna have to miss it. Maybe next time... or maybe not. I got 3 loads of laundry done and some more stuff packed away. I'm so proud! Hahaha! Now if I can only figure out how to finish paying off a stupid loan and save up for closing costs.......
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I have my pictures as my screen saver and I was looking at them and was drawn back in time to when my girls were just little babies. A lot has changed since then... but their personalities are still mostly the same. Amber's always wanted to be the star and Jade has always been pretty mild. It's really amazing how much personality we're born with.
Yesterday was a really great day! We had to jump a few hurdles in the take-off, but once we cleared them...smooth sailing! The girls had a Primary Activity Day yesterday morning. They went on missions! Jade went to Mexico and Amber went to Japan. They both learned how to sew buttons onto a piece of cloth and all about what missionaries do all day. Jade learned how to say "Buenos Diaz!" and Amber practiced using chopsticks. She said there was sushi, but she told the teacher she doesn't eat that. What a wimp! They even got hot dogs, chips, and brownies for lunch! While they were there, I ran my normal errands. We had to rush a rescue David right after the activity because his Harley ran out of gas and he was stranded on the freeway. That was a pain! Almost started WW3! Hahahaha! When we all got home, David and I hadn't eaten yet, so we decided to take the girls to Chuck-E-Cheese's! The girls had a lot of fun and Jade won a ton of tickets from the lottery thingy. She pushed the button at just exactly the right time! Wow! I was impressed!
We also had the opportunity to watch an advanced screening of "Get Smart" for free! It was showing at the Pearl Harbor theater to the first 450 people there. We waited from just after 3 until 5 when they started issuing tickets. We ended up being 3rd in line and got great seats! There's a grassy field in front of the theater that was very pleasant to wait in. The girls had fun trying to fly their gliders they got at Chuck-E's, David had fun watching a movie on his laptop, and I just relaxed on the grass. The movie was totally worth the wait! It was sooo funny! I highly recomend watching it when it comes out. The girls, of course, fell asleep midway through it. I don't really blame them, they had way too much fun for a day without naps!
Today is Father's Day and Amber and David are still sleeping (it's 8:30am!). We are cleaning out the backyard today. Gotta pull up the posts from Milo's yard, scrub the walls and get as many muddy pawprints off as we can, mow the grass, scoop the poop, and set out the sprinkler. Then I have to clean out the playroom so I can have two jobs done and out of the way to move out. And the missionaries are eating with us again. Cinnamon Rolls!!! Yea! Happy Father's Day! =)
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Since I devoted my last blog to Amber, I'm now turning my attention to Jade. Jade has got to be the sweetest little thing in the world! She's always ready to snuggle, give hugs and kisses, or just sing and dance for you. If there's a song playing, she's trying to sing it and chances are she's dancing along, too. I asked her what lessons she wants to take in Arizona, and she said, "Ballet, Mommy!" She's such an easy child to get along with. She does her jobs each day with a smile and skip. She's so bouncy and cheerful in the morning and it doesn't take much to make her happy. I noticed yesterday at the park that she figured out how to swing herself. She got her body and legs pumping the right way and kept herself up pretty high! We sure love this little one!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Earlier today, I sent Amber to her room for quiet time while the daycare kids were taking naps. I snuck in there and took a couple snaps of her concentrating on her artwork. Amber is such a talented artist. She'll draw, color, and paint for hours and hours. And her specialty is of course... horses! She draws them in many different poses: running, eating, wind blowing, getting bathed, jumping, riding, etc. I especially love the ones with the wind blowing her horse's tail around.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Amber learned how to braid! And she braids pretty well...for a 6yr old! She was so proud to show me Jackson's tail. Amber put the rubber band in and everything all by herself. I think she braids better than Daddy! She wanted me to send a picture to Grandma right away. So hopefully, Mom, you check my blog every now and then and you can see how big your oldest grandaughter is getting.
The girls got these little carry-ons for the move. Jade's is Disney Princess and Amber's is Tinkerbell. They both came with a sleepingbag, pillow, and nightlight. Jade dragged hers around the house for 2 days straight before I finally took it away and put it in a closet. She kept going to "school" and wanted to know why she couldn't drag it to the park or around the front yard. I'm kinda wondering when the urge to try and keep things new and nice looking will start to kick in....
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I've been losing my weekends lately. The past 2 weeks I've had an extra kid along and this weekend will be no different. *sigh* Someday I'll be able to sleep in past 6:30. 5 1/2 weeks...5 1/2 weeks....
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
To try and save my ipod from certain death, I invested in a couple Disney Mix Max Players for my girls. So they can now listen to their own kid-friendly music, watch a couple Disney movies, or look at pictures on their own MP3 players. My kids are so spoiled! Amber is into Hannah Montana like nobody's business. That and horses is all I ever hear about! "Mom, did you know there's horses in Montana?" So she has a Hannah Montana audio clip in her player. Jade has a mixed Disney movie songs clip in hers, and she loves to sing along with her favorites! They're so funny! I catch Amber trying to sing along but there's a lot of filler "words" cause she doesn't know the songs yet. So cute! They get limited access to them now; I'm trying to keep them "new" for the move. Give them something to do on the flight and also while we house hunt. We've done some practice house hunting here, and it seems that they're more agreeable when they have snacks, drinks, and tunes along for the ride. Anything to get us through - right?
On a side note...isn't Amber's hair getting long??? I keep meaning to get it cut, but I'll probably wait till right before school starts in the fall. New house, new school, new friends, new haircut. Makes sense. Besides, everytime I even mention taking her to get it trimmed, she freaks out and begs not to go. *sigh* Sorry Amber, but eventually it's gonna get cut.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Here's to you, Mom, for all the times you fixed my hair for church and school. It really does get to be a pain to fix two heads of hair every single day! Sometimes fun, mostly mundane. Today I had fun crimping Jade's hair. I'm glad crimps are in style (sorta) again. Jade's hair gets pretty big...just like mine used to do!
Here's some more pictures that Amber took. She's so funny!