Thursday, December 29, 2011
In other Holiday news we got to have Christmas with our Nana last night. Today we had many little friends over to make ornaments. They really didn't turn out like I hoped but it was nice to see our friends. It was a little tight with four adults and nine childern but it worked.. Paige tried to hang with the big boys and play catch while Owie stuck close to his mama...
I'm starting to get comfortable with this stay-at-home thing, but only 4 more days till I'm a working gal again. I'm just fortunate that I not only have the best job in the world, Mommy to Paige and Owen, but I also love being a school social worker.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
He has started to carry books to us wanting us to read to him. He gets a little frustrated when it's a big one and it's difficult to carry. I have to confess that today I hid "brown bear, brown bear', because after two days of it I just couldn't take it anymore. He quickly returned to his two other favorite's 'Here comes Halloween' and 'Star War Heros'.
Paige also likes to be read but she would rather climb over something or play with her blocks. Several times a day she will come and try to take away the book that I'm reading to Owen. I think it's her way of saying "enough with him mom, come play with me".
We had a wonderful Christmas in Carlsbad at our Aunt Julie's house. We had to head there a day early to beat the snow and good thing we did. It snowed for two days straight! The babies loved that they could actually touch Aunt Julie's tree and got out in the snow for the first time. Owen also loved Jalie's cat Pixie... He followed her around and would pet (hit) her any chance he got. Paige loved playing in Jalie's American Girl Doll sleigh, so much so we finally moved it into the living room so she could crawl in and out as much as her little heart desired. I'm loving my long break and spending all this extra time with my sweet little babies! Now it's time for New Years... I can't wait to see the changes it brings with Paige and Owen.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
After texting, emailing, and talking to 4 car dealers, we took the plunge and bought a mini van. That's right. We're cool! It was a little stressful because I mostly handled it on my own. It was a nice little test of independence but no real need to 'go independent all over your daddy's ass'.. let's see if I can remember why that is so funny ten years from now.. we r headed to carlsbad now and so far I really dig it.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I'm at the airport now getting ready to head to denver to spend some time with my ver best buddy alicia.. since she moved to germany its been email and skype..but in the next 1.5 days we plan on packing in all the fun stuff we love to do together..
Monday, December 5, 2011
I think if daddy had his way we would have done this weeks ago. I was having a hard time thinking of cutting his hair because I knew it would make him look more like a little boy and not a baby.. nana was gonna cut it but while she was getting her hair cut her hair dresser offered to do it.. I took him in and he got a very cute cut while sitting in his nanas lap.. he did great.. I think being snuggled up to his nana made it easy..
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Must mention that Owie has been a picky eater lately. He has gotten to where things that must be chewed get pushed out with his tounge. Tonight however, he shoveled in the sweet potatoes like he has never eaten. He looked like a little chipmunk hoarding nuts in his cheeks.. Paige has been doing great at eating and pretty much eats anything we put in front of her.. She is just like her mama..
Monday, November 28, 2011
Some highlights of the week. Kickball, a little windy but fun! Nana's sweet potatoes, so delicious I've ate them everyday since. Eating at El Sombero with Jon and the boys, Nana, Jenni, Sharon B.,her niece and daughter, Sharon P., Todd and Conner, and of course my babies and Dan! Two trips to High Desert for beers with good friends and family.
Paige and Owen highlights included Owen signing "more".. Paige doing a little jig while listening to country music with the family... Paige running interception anytime Owen headed toward someone. She had to make sure she got there first.
Now to get ready for Christmas.. Oh man..
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The fridge is like a magical place for them. When they see it open they rush over and frantically try to grab anything they can. On this day I left it open a little longer and let them explore. Free entertainment right at my finger tips...
She also likes to crawl around on mommy and daddy and find a cozy place to sit. Somtimes she tries to sit on our heads if we are laying on the floor with them. She has also discovered how to sit on pooh plane and tries to scoot on it.
Favorite word is DA-DA... Gonna have to work on this..
Friday, November 18, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Also thankful today for our veterans especially my daddy.. Happy Veterans day!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Owen continued to reject his Aunt Julie which did not make her happy. He did however snuggle up to his Granny and even chose her over his mama one time.. No-wee! The time change made for a very early morning waking up in Carlsbad and the ride home was rough one but we made it.
In baby walking news.. Both Paige and Owen are walking, Paige a little more confident than O.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here is the Monkey cake that was a near flop until Granny came along and saved the day by thinkening up the frosting. We also made some really cute monkey cupcakes for the guests..
Little Owie playing in his tent and tunnel during the party..
Paige taking a moment to reflect on the last year.
Cousin Jalie would take you home if she could.
Here we are getting ready to open presents. I have got to say you babies raked it in. A little piece of me wants to pull a mommy dearest and give some of it to charity but I will refrain and just hope that we can teach you it's not the amount of toys or things your recieve that is important but the people and love you share.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In other cute news. Paige got a little plush baby doll for her birthday from my friend and co-worker Cosette. She holds the baby close to her chest, pats it and says awwww.. Couldn't be any sweeter.
Monday, October 31, 2011
It's 8:30 and these little owls are wide awake. It's Halloween so I guess it's time for a celebrating. They are enjoying a little play time on the floor with Nana and daddy. We had little monkey costumes but they never made it on. They did however wear their skeleton jammies to daycare and to dinner so that was their dress up. After dinner we had a few trick or treaters and the babies liked looking at the little kids. Next year I'm sure will be more exciting with candy and costumes. Oh and don't forget the pumpkin carving, that is a must next year.
Tomorrow is a big day. They move into the 1 year old room. I said goodbye to the ladies in the baby room today and cried a little. They were a little dramatic at times but they were very good at taking care of my babies and I always felt safe with them in their care. I've been told the ladies in the next room are great as well. It's just change and that is always a bit hard for this mommy...
Friday, October 28, 2011
This time last year I'm pretty sure I had just enjoyed a very large dinner of Penne Con Sugo with meatballs from Lorenzos after being starved all day as they tried to induce me. You guys were in no hurry and almost 48 hours after they tried every trick in the book the doc decided it was time to meet you. Less than an hour later your daddy was helping give you your first bath while I recovered. That was the first night of the rest of our lives as a family of four.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Daycare called saying owen woke up from his nap with both eye matted shut after a not. So quick trip to the doc we now have antibiotics that go directly into his eyes to clear it up. I should have asked for a sedative cause he fought the first dose like a professional wrestle
Luckily daddy will be here for the second dose.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Today at work I was gazing at my beautiful babies pictures. One is from when they were four months. I tried hard to remember that exact moment or what it was like when they were that old. It's hard to recall the details, but I get a flood of emotion when I think of them or any part of my life in the last 11 months.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Current interest include Piper's water bowl, the remote control, the toilet, the computer, mommies phone, and swinging any door straight into each others faces.. Time to time they will actually play with a toy. So much to look forward to in the next month. More milestones, bithday parties, and so many hugs, kisses and cuddles that not even a care bear could stand it!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Currently enjoying a pedi and thinking about my babies. Its Friday so daddy is picking them up and I get to enjoy a little time alone. Owen has had a feve rfor the past 4 nights (most likely teething related) and I'm hoping tonight will be the night he kicks it and he will back to his happy little self. This weekend is the in a few that its just us. Got a bday party and a to-do list for the house. Lokking forward to it:)