Thursday, August 27, 2009

" Children laugh an average of three hundred or more times a day; adults laugh an average of five times a day. We have a lot of catching up to do."
Heather King, CRIB NOTES

So we did it, we made it through our first babysitter, "TAPE" as Zoe calls her or Tate as her known name is. Hannah cried for about 15 minutes she said and then things went great. All Zoe did after she left was ask for "TAPE" to come over and play!!! Great, thats the reassurance a mom needs in this situation!!! Well off for another busy day, to the mall and a girls night tonight. Comedy night at Jokers, maybe a little dancing and maybe a little girl talk! A much needed date after three weeks of a routineless life! Good luck to dad while Im gone due to Hannahs lack of sleeping nights!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seashells by the seashore

Where to begin...
It has been a busy busy summer, we just got back from the Ocean, Noskowin (I think) about 10 miles from Lincoln city. We went with my mom and Grandma and step dad. We got this great beach house right on the beach, there was a golf course a little bike path and little store. It was pretty good weather, we had a fire place and that just made it for me. I realized that living by the sea is just right for me, I could live in my uggs and a great cozy sweater, sit by the fire place with all the doors and windows open, drinking hot chocolate and listening to the waves....what a life. We left at about 50 degrees and came home to about 90- what a difference. With that cool weather Ive been itching for fall, I think I even saw some reddish orange leaves on our travels, even more itches for my boots to come out and my great sweaters- out with the shorts and give me my good old jeans!
We had a great time but are so glad to be home, I have been gone with the girls from home for about three weeks, to Wenatchee and the Ocean so many travels but wow how being gone has caused alot of bumbs in our schedules and routines. Hannah is not sleeping AT ALL- getting up in the middle of night, not going down at the right bedtime and waking up at 600 and no later. Zoe on the other hand is finally sleeping in her big girl bed with no troubles: THANK GOODNESS. Life is pretty great right now and Im enjoying and taking it all in before the preschool season starts and we are off to more routines.
I just signed on a babysitter, yep a real babysitter, not Beth not Rachel or Amy or Melanie or whoever else Ive forgotten. Thanks to Melanie Ive finally got a number and made the call. First time is tomorrow so we will see.
We are starting to embark on some new adventures I guess and I cant wait to see how the rest of the year goes, as for now Im just trying to look forward to a new year with my husband, 6 years on August 30th!
Heres to new beginnings and a great new season, filled with lots of laughter and love and happiness and red leaves, and pumpkins and apple pie ( Ive decided Im going to try and make one this year) and to smiles and smiles and more smiles.........

Monday, August 17, 2009

sooo much and so little space!

I wasnt sure where to start so I think I went by latest event then back!! It has been a long month, good bad, interesting, a learning experience, and so much more.
Let me just start off with these couple of pictures. Miss Hannah decided chalk was not for writing but for eating, I can teach my kids how to draw and color till Im blue in the face, but for some reason with this one things always are better in the mouth!

And here is the other child, who decided to pack up her school bag and go and dig in her garden, it out of all the other flowers we have is exploding and doing so well, her grape vines are climbing and she has had mulitply strawberries.

Zach suprised us on Thursday by coming up to Wenatchee, we took the girls to the river and enjoyed a little wind!

Okay, here are some shots of Hannahs bday. The big 1. We had lots of family and friends come and the weather was much nicer and more pleasent than i had thought. Zoes 1 year bday was like 1,000 degrees, this time it was enjoyable!

The famous watermelon, by Grandma Jeanne

Alec and Zoe, I had a lot of great shots of these two, but if I put too many on I may jinx the pre-arranged marriage Ive got going on!!

Aunt Sarah and Zoe

The aftermath

Measuring. She is already taller and weighs more than Zoe did at 1 1/2

Okay, so here is a short version of the chain of events of the past two weeks. The girls and I headed to Wenatchee, the week of my birthday. We met up with a gal who took some family photos of us. We went swimming at Beths moms and enjoyed some girltime. Mary also did a great princess photo shoot down at the river with tons of little girls, lots of sugar and some little perosauls (sp). Anyway, the next week after Hannahs bday party we headed back up to Wenatchee so I could work at my friends coffee shop- THANKS JENNI!! I forgot how much I miss it all, the smell, the people, the "having to be somewhere at a certain time" etc. It was fab and I cant wait to do it again, I dont know if she will let me considering out of my three shifts I had to leave early on my closing duty due to the stomach flu. OH YES, Hannah had it Tuesday
so after dealing with that Zoe and I got it Thursday night, WOW not fun. Im not sure what is worse, throwing up, your little girl throwing up or holding her and having to put her down so you can mee the porcaline gods again?
Anyway, long week but so glad to be home. The girls had lots of one on one time with grandmas, aunts, uncles, zachs cousins and so much more. We are preparing to head to the ocean this week with my family and cant wait to get there, we leave Wed. and are totally ready!
Hope you enjoy the pics

The moms

The princesses

great shot of Clara and Hannah

here we are swimming

Clara and Zoe


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


just thought I would make a note of the holiday today- my birthday, its been great! I think Ive gotten more phone calls today then ever in my life!
Anyway, yeah 28 (I think)

When it pores:)

So here I am visiting the great town of wenatchee- great friends good family and two children! A two year old and a 6 week old. Never have I traveled this far ( 2 1/2 hours) by myself with them and the trip there- fantastic!! Well on the way home I was stopped by a road crew blowing up rocks- 20 minute delay- okay, so we wait the twenty minutes. We pass the flagger and of course it has been 2 hours since I fed the newborn so its time to eat she screams- we make it to the rest stop and POW its closed, so we pull over! Then in the middle of feeding my two year old yells POTTY MOMMY, POTTY MOMMY- great- I say. So I give her the option to go outside- NO WAY so I say " lets put on your sisters diaper and just this one time you can go in a diaper" NO WAY aaaaaaaaaaaa- what do I do...well, there is a fruit stand up the road! So we hop in the car, get to the fruit stand and I plead my case- YES they say, you can use the toilet!!!
okay, I think we are good to go...but of course we get behind three truckers!!!
So long story short our 2 1/2 hour trip ends up taking us almost four and we make it home to a loving husband and father and a batch of peanut butter cookies from the neighbor!
I guess there is always a rainbow at the end of a rainstorm- HUH?