Saturday, January 31, 2009
She than says to me, "oh that's old. Funny I saw that on the Disney Channel. Now its - Snap, crackle, pop (in a much better singing voice) rice crispies".
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Before I was your mother I was so much like you. A young lady growing up discovering the world. I too tried softball with Jenny (hated it), played Barbies with Kara, fought with Tami over sharing clothes, chased boys with Angie, played dress up with Leslie, tried to win a Guiness World record with Paula, took pictures of Alice, cut Tammy's hair, had Ruth teach me how to do make up, shared a common boyfriend (or two) with Chris and dreamed about the furture with Amy.
I would look in the mirror and deliver the best speech and then talk way too fast in front of a crowd. I would snowboard and feel free as I came down the mountain and then think about the wind that was in my hair as I laid down to sleep. I would secretly fantasize about the man I would marry and what I would name my children. Your name was picked long before you came into my arms.
On my 24th birthday I was planning a meal at Matta's. Having my family sing to me and overindulging in chips and salsa (nevermind the great ice cream cake to follow). But you had other plans. It was your day to come into this world.
I learned more about me that day. I could see my hopes and fears in your eyes, and was overwhelmed with the thought of being your mom. You are such a beautiful young lady, keep being true to you and kind to your sisters. Keep building relationships with righteous and true friends. These are the people who when you are a mom you will realize how much their influence affects how you raise your children.
Happy Birthday to you (and me) I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
2. While 2009 is Divine and the year of conception. Having a 20 year high school reunion is less of a commitment than conceiving (and require less change to your body).
3. Politics aside, West Coast Andrea and East Coast Andrea have more in common than their names (I am dying to do a quilt with the two of you)
4. Facebook status changes are a great way to find out what the person next to you is thinking
5. Sara is blog royalty (and Jessica's new best friend)
6. I would use all of these women as my lifeline on "Who wants to be a millionare"
7. Everyone's personalities matches their blogs
8. When taking a picture in front of the Disney castle, it should be done before you get wet and your hair looks like hell
9. Jenn Ann needs to frequent more parks
10. Next time we need 100% attendance (we missed you all!)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
This picture was taken on Thanksgiving 2008 at the fountain by my parents house. The fountain is the reason the kids love going to their grandparents house. They spend hours and hours there. Junping from rock to rock, running on the pier, and climbing the hill to the top of the water fall.
Side note: while it appears that Larissa is on her way in the water, it was Jessica who fell in shortly after this picture was taken.
352 Call from Deena, work crisis
416 In the car happy to be leaving only 16 minutes late
422 At mom's office to use fax machine
446 Get gas
500 On freeway realizing we are now in rush hour traffic
515 First "Are we there yet"
550 Child needs to pee
551 Second "Are we there yet"
625 Second child need to pee
628 Potty break at Rest Stop
645 Child who already pee'ed needs to poop
702 Potty break at Burger King
706 Twentieth "Are we there yet"
658 Discussing resolved crisis with Deena
701 Hang up (throw phone) and discuss driving with officer (no ticket issued)
712 Child who already pee'ed and pooped needs to pee
714 Child who already pee'ed and pooped crying because she cant wait
715 Potty Break on the side of the road
756 Text from child who already pee'ed and pooped and pee'ed
"Im sorry but i have to go agian"
812 Thirty third, "Are we there yet - combined with, I don't have room - with a little bit of my sister is bugging me"
827 Potty break at McDonalds
828 The entire car's luggage is reconfigured so that no child is sitting by each other
922 Stop for gas
939 Sixty second "Are we there yet"
1016 Children fall asleep
1035 Arrive safely in Pasadena
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Before I had a chance to write the tribute, I was clearing out old email and was distracted by the following:
TO: All his children and some close friends
SUBJECT LINE: Suggestions for Birthday Gift Certificate
The following link was the only thing in the body of the email
BTW Anyone over 350 pounds eats free..... All Day - Every Day Unlimited
The following limitations apply:
*Must weigh in with doctor or nurse before each burger
*No taking food to go
*No sharing with others
*Does NOT include beverages
Yeah, no one is funnier than my dad.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
According to the this great news story, Obama likes his blackberry, "because it keeps him connected to friends and family, as well as stay up on his email". During the election their are several pictures of him on the move with blackberry in hand.Obama also states, "I love my blackberry"Secret Service are concerned, "this little devices have GPS, even one innocent email sent could be a great American security risk"
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My criteria usually includes at least one of the following:
Not to tired to sleep on plane
Not too thirsty or hungry on plane(you don't want to be in the middle of a game and get interrupted with peanuts)
Clear brain so hand eye coordination is not affected
Less than 80 emails in your inbox
No need to shop skymall
No lotion on your hands
No crazy distracting child 2 seats over on the plane.
An old uninteresting airline specific magazine
Yesterday the universe was aligned . I played brick breaker. The last time the universe was aligned (about a year ago) my high score was 9160. Today my measly top score was 7480. Damn hand eye coordination. And instead of getting better with each game the score just kept deteriorating.
(this is where the post should change titles to something like - I am turning into my mother)
Sudoko. The universe alignment is even trickier on this one. Do I use the hard copy one in the boring airline specific magazine (which btw may have already been started by some other weary traveler) or do I slowly and deliberately press this icon on my phone. Do I pick easy, medium or hard.
So, I picked the medium phone sudoko. 11 min and 46 seconds later and I don't care about the hand eye coordination and I am thrilled that I am turning into my mother. Winning the electronic wizard this quickly is so much more satisfying then stopping your stopwatch (if you even took the time to time it) and looking at random numbers scratched and erased for completion of a written puzzle.
(wait maybe the name of this post should be: In case you don't know it I am incredibly competitive, and look how good I am mom at sudoko)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Last night Sydney had Vegetable Puffs (not bad tasting, a little salty) and Pin wheels (terrible tasted like corrugated cardboard) and squash (not warm enough, awful texture). I finally got her mother to try the Puffs and the squash.
The discussion at dinner was around trying baby food. Still not something she is going to buy into.
Fast forward to discussion after dinner. Apparently Sydney has been chewing on the blackberry cord. As a concern for her safety Kim decided to to bite into the cord. It gave her a slight buzz.
Jane: You will eat the cord but not the food
Kim: Well I am concerned for her safety
Jane: And you are not concerned about the safety of food going into her mouth?
Kim: Well I trust Gerber
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
No different than her book club, women follow her advice and I am sure there is a large (words used strategicall) group of women that wants to know what is Oprah's diet. I laughed so hard I cried when I saw this article in People. HOW WILL OPRAH LOSE WEIGHT IN 2009. Please do share, did eating healthy with your personal chef and working out with your personal trainer not work?