Thursday, June 30, 2011

One last playdate

Yesterday we went to the zoo. The kids, me, my Godson and my BFF.

Tomorrow they go back to Washington and Layla is bummed. She asked twice today if we could go get them and then tried to compromise that she'd go next week and I had to explain they wouldn't be there next week.

And, rightly so, she is pissed because he is her new BFF and she misses him.

And I can relate because I am already missing his mother. I have started my countdown until they come back. Maybe next time will be sooner and Ani will finally let someone hold her...


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The First Ingredient

Scene: I am in the kitchen gathering ingredients for dinner prep.

*the putter patter of bare feet running on tile*

Layla: Mommy, what's going on here?

Me: I'm making a lasagna for Daddy for dinner.

Layla: Why?

Me: Because I love him.

Layla: I love him, I'll help you, ok?

Me: Ok, get your brown chair to stand on.

*toddler drags chair practically on top of my feet*

Layla: What's the first step, mom?

~flashback~ 6 years old in Grandma Gerty's kitchen~

Me: What's the first ingredient in Grandpa's soup, Grandma?

Gerty: It's love sugar, lean over this pot and give me a big ole kiss.

*I lean over and kiss her*

Gerty (looking in empty pot): oh yes, I reckon that's just enough to get started.

~end flashback~

Me: It's love baby, lean over this pan and give me a big kiss.

*Layla raises one eyebrow then grins and leans over to give me a big kiss*

Me (looking in pan) Oh yes, that looks just about perfect.

End scene.

Scene 2/Breakfast prep 30 minutes later: Anyah screaming at my feet while I make waffles. Layla waiting at the kitchen table.

Me: Fine Ani, come up here and help just stop yelling for God's sake.

Layla yells from table: Don't forget the love Mom.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Their Dad

I couldn't have picked a better daddy for my children if I had tried.

Happy Daddy's Day, Jon!

We love you!!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer List 2011

Inspired by both last years list and my friend Christine (who just made a list with her kids... I have decided to make a list of some fun things we're going to try to do this summer.

This list is bigger stuff to squeeze in-between days spent eating too much ice cream, running in the sprinklers and having BBQ with our favorite friends and family.

- swimming lessons for Layla
- Anyah's first S'mores
- water park with friends
- go to the zoo
- visit the county fair to ride carnival rides, eat junk and pet farm animals
- take an over night trip to the ocean to see the tide pools, visit the aquarium and play on the beach
- watch fireworks and play with sparklers
- play at the lake and go fishing
- attend a minor league baseball game
- picnic and feed ducks at the park
- ride a horse at Pa's ranch
- play mini golf

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Week w/ Curvatude

My week tends to start on Thursday since I always have Tuesday & Wednesday off now. Thursday's are my clean start, speaking of which... Jon cleaned out the jungle back yard.

Friday morning I get home from work just before 7 and the girls are usually climbing out of bed and making noise. I do the usual breakfast routine but then they get dressed and head off to the Farmer's Market. This last week was bring your stuffed animal to the EMC healthy clinic... and we picked up our produce and ordered some cookies to pick up for a party next week while Anyah scored a $20 alpaca by giving it snotty kisses which forced me to purchase it.

I come home and sleep and wake up for crazy kid time and dinner and bedtime rolls around and I take a nap so I can wake up refreshed for my night shift.

As with everywhere else Friday leads to Saturday and then Sunday in a strange cycle of errands, bath times, bed times and chores.

And before I know it it's Monday at work, the day we're all there which means getting stuff done, having birthday potlucks, and wondering where my week went.

Tuesday is my first night off. So after getting home in the morning I sleep a bit and then the girls and I do something fun. This week Daddy was off too so we made dinner and George and Devon came to eat, play with their god daughters and then after the girls went to bed we played a little Munchkin.

Wednesday is always fun around here. My only full day off will overflow with awesome if I get my way... This week that meant play dates with family friends down to visit from Washington.

And after naptime, some dinner at Lulu's and ice cream...

And then a much needed rinse off on a hot day...

Then Thursday happened to be my payday so while Daddy slept in, Layla played blocks and Anyah taught herself how to climb long enough for me to pay bills.

Eventually we got out of our jammies and went to get supplies for the next week and all the fun it has planned in it:

-Farmer's Market (Fri)
-Brandy's Bridal Shower (Sat)
-Father's Day (Sun)
-Slumber Party w/ the Displaced Californian & my Godson & a healthy dose of water play (Tue)
-Zoo playdate (Wed)

Good times are here and summer is well under way.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Learning About Mom Time

Most of the time I am all about work, kids, family time, and keeping up the steady flow of clean house and 3 kid meals a day. So yesterday meeting with the pastor and squeezing a pedicure between a doctors appointment and that appointment with the pastor was a big deal. A couple hours of mom doing something mom needs and wants to do kid free can really change your perspective.

Of course that was yesterday and today is back to the kids and errands balanced between meals, naps, and locating lost baby earring backs.

But at least I have a little proof it happened...

French tipped proof even.

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sick n Tired

I've got sick babies, one of which only sleeps while being held. So life goes but blogging goes on hold.

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