Thursday, April 30, 2009

Josie's First Trip To Disneyland

Maria and I took Kayla and Josie to Disneyland. Josie slept almost the whole day and Kayla threw those famous 3yo tantrums. But it was still fun. Although we were there all day we only rode about 4 rides. At this rate Im going to be able to go to Disneyland a few times a month and never finish all the rides in the year I have to go, thats one way to never get bored!

I chose this picture to post because Cinderella is my favorite princess so I snuck in the picture (Josie was a convenient excuse). This picture is also important because we managed to survive that line, even though Kayla had melt down after melt down in it-I managed not to lose my mind!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I got my tax return and immediately took the girls shopping (oh and I got one pair of capris, lol). We had a blast picking out clothes for both of them. Im satisfied with their wardrobe for a while now :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Kayla picks up the camera at least once a day to photograph what is going on around her, and snap a shot or two of herself. Im glad that I have a hardy camera cause I enjoy letting her be creative with it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sea World

Hilda and I went to Sea World together, just us grown ups. We had a blast! We each even got to touch a dolphin! It was Hilda's first time at Sea World (insane, really!) so we squeezed in every show and every thing there was to look at, including the Sky Tower and the Sky Ride neither of which I had done before. I'm glad a took a day for just the two of us, I miss Hilda, 'cause we dont see each other much anymore.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lia Bi Jou

My favorite brand of flip flops ever!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Nina Diaper Bag

I decided I need a diaper bag of my own. Maria lives out of hers and so its bursting at the seams and nothing I wanna carry everywhere I go. I looked and looked trying to find one I liked. After going to about 4 stores I gave up and had some time with Melissa. She suggested that I look at Ross which never crossed my mind.

Later that day I ended up at a TJ Maxx and found this Liz Claiborne purse that was exactly what I was looking for in a diaper bag, including being pink and brown. Even better I paid $14 and the tag said it was originally $48, I love a bargain!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photography By Kayla

Today's featured photo was taken by Kayla. She wants to pick up the camera at some point each day and snap pictures. She's getting a lot better, lately the subject of her picture is actually in it, lol. This time it was her mom.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kayla's New Toy???

I bought Josie a play gym this evening. Kayla of course couldnt be left out so she took her turn playing with it. Now I just have to convince her she isnt supposed to walk on it...grrr

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Roxie & Josie

Josie is old enough that I think she needs tummy time regularly. When I put her on the floor Roxie felt the need to watch over her. It was very cute, though I couldnt walk away from Josie at all because of Roxie's big paws. So far she has done very well walking around the baby, but she likes to put one paw on whoever (whomever?) is laying on the floor so I worry she might try that with the baby.

Josie is adorable as always...and I love having a guard dog!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's Supposed to Be Spring!

81degrees at almost 10pm!! Geez I wanna go back to WA!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Brain Stimulation

If you were to ask Maria how many times I have said that Josie needs her 'brain stimulated' she would probably just roll her eyes. I think kids should be kids, but that as adults we should provide them with stimulation to help them grow in a healthy way. At two months old, Josie's stimulation is being talked/sang to, looking at her toys, and bouncing away in the bouncer to make her toys dance.

She is so happy when she is being stimulated...even happier than when she is being held.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Josie and I hung out at Brandon's together with Kim. Apparently we are a boring group because no matter what we did Josie would not stay awake.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Probably Not What They Had In Mind

We had a play date for Matthew and Kayla today because Kayla has been dying to see Matthew. Poor kid misses him so much. I asked her if she would rather see Matthew or go to Disneyland for the day and she picked Matthew. Corrina hung out there with me while my mom went to a meeting. By the end of our time there we were literally climbing the toys!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Squeezes for Daddy

Today Randal left to stay in Oklahoma for a while. We took some shots to them together before he left. He had a really hard time leave, but Kayla really didnt know what was going on. She wont know until she asks to see him and she cant.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


5 Things I've learned about bottles, and bottles with Josie.
1. Sterilizing them is my least favorite thing to do. It's the only thing I hate about keeping her overnight.
2. For some reason she can get the milk outta the larger bottles faster (very important at 4am, lol) Im sure its something to do with physics, Im just glad I figured it out.
3. If I have to use a small bottle, make sure the lid is barely tight, that helps her get the milk out too (otherwise one feeding can take 45 minutes)
4. Playtex/Nuk bottles only come in 2 styles for girls-very annoying
5. If you get the water hot in the microwave before you warm the bottle it warms fast! There isnt enough time to change a diaper before its too hot.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Newest Craze

I joined Twitter. Im trying to get everyone I know to do the same. Basically its allows you to keep up with your friends all the time. Through texting you can update your status, comment on your friends status and more. Way easier than logging on to the 'net through your phone.

You should try it out (and if you do, leave me your twitter name so I can follow you!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

To Smile or Not To Smile

First smile caught on camera

Friday, April 10, 2009

Just Like Nina

I got to see my girlies today-first time in almost a week! One of the first thing Kayla does is ask me "can I see my room?" . LOL I told her that it was her room and she can see it whenever she wants. When I went in there a bit later to check on her this was how I found her. So funny to see her like that cause thats how I always sat in my room as a kid. On my bed with a book. Definitely some nurture involved in her life choices. Gotta love it!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Strep Throat...

What the heck is is about CA that I get strep throat here? I swear I only had strep throat once (if at all) while I lived in ID/WA. Ive only been in CA a few months and I already have it again?! I used to get it at least once a year when I lived here, I really cant stand to go back to that again.

Im glad I finally decided to go to the doctor. I wasnt going to go cause I figured it was just a cold but today was so horrible with me coughing until I gagged that I thought I would go and at least get some cough medicine with codeine. When I got they took my vitals (my BP is down even more yay!) and then the doctor told me to say 'ah' before he even flashed the light in my my mouth he said "you have strep throat". Oh joy! I dont know why I didnt think to have my mom look at my throat when I saw her yesterday cause she could have told me then, she is used to looking for me since I get it so often.

Hopefully this coughing will end soon....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I cant figure out whats wrong with my plant. This plant was always so hardy in WA. Nothing I did to it seemed to phase it. Now that Im in sunny CA its dying on me! I dont know if Im not watering it enough for the heat here or what but its making me nuts, I love this plant...or I did when it wasnt half brown, lol.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Giving In

Ive been sick for a few days now, progressively getting worse. Today I finally gave in and took cough meds. Too bad it made me extremely exhausted, I barely made it through my hours. I feel so bad going there sick but I have no choice, I really have to finish those hours now!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Tomatoes are one of my favorite snacks. I hate when Im busy and they go to waste :(

Sunday, April 5, 2009

First Time For Everything

I sat down today and looked at the maps for Disneyland and Disney's California. I'm so obsessed with organization that I brought maps home so that I can mark off the rides and activities we have participated in. I will have to photograph the map as it progresses.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Maria and I took Kayla and her cousin Natalie to Disneyland today. The day started off a bit rough with Kayla in one of her whiny moods but thank goodness she snapped out of it cause it was pretty bad. While there I updated mine and Kayla's tickets to annual passes. They arent the best ones, we can only go on weekdays but they also didnt cost an arm and a leg.

I'm looking forward to going just Kayla and I so that I can see how thats going to go. Maria gets to use her ticket one more time between now and 5/4 so we will be going together again then, and then after that I should get a day with just the two of us alone. It's been a while since I have had a day with just Kayla.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Today I re-established my eharmony contract (stupid bank issues). I'm crossing my fingers that Mr. Right is on there and that he will find me soon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tummy Time

Josie does love her tummy time. I know all about SIDS and kids not sleeping on their tummies but sometimes when babies wont sleep there is nothing else that can be done. Josie was fussy and so I put her next to me on the couch on her tummy, and she slept for a while. Later she ended up on my lap in the tummy position too, she really needed her tummy time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Without thinking I bought a Godiva candy bar today at B&N. I was just having a rough day and outta habit picked one up. I realized after I bought it that I wasnt supposed to be eating chocolate. But decided that I should try and see what happened if I did. I was SO proud of myself that eating one square of that candy bar was plenty. Later I ate one more, but the other half of that candy bar will be staying in the 'fridge for a while.