Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekend Fun..

Yesterday I took Reagan with me to the Farmers Market by our house to get some goodies..

She had so much fun getting samples and helping me pick everything out. We picked up some Corn, Carrots, Zucchini, Squash, Grapes, Nectarines, Cantaloupe and Strawberries :) Right when we got into the car, she was asking for strawberries. Luckily I had some water, so I rinsed two off and gave them to her. Before we got out of the mall parking lot, she had already devoured them and was asking for more.. lol Last night I made some of the zucchini and squash that I got, oh my goodness it was so yummy! The kids loved it too.

This weather today is crazy, but I love it!! I am so ready for fall and cooler weather. Instead of going out and enjoying it, I deep cleaned half the house. It needed to be done. I have a lot of stuff to toss out and get ready for our new furniture. Tomorrow I will be cleaning our carpets tackling the kids room. They have way too many toys and only play with 1/4 of them. I will probably do that when they are in school... sneaky momma!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Peanut Girl...

Today Reagan had her 3 year check up!


Weight: 29lbs
Height: 36in

She is finally gaining!! She also had a finger poke and her chicken pox vax. This tough girl didn't even flinch!

Have a great day!!!

p.s. I have updated my weight loss blog.. :)


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Buzz Buzz...

1. What’s your sign?
I am a Virgo :)
2. Is your style more modern or traditional?
I would probably consider myself more modern, But I love being traditional too!

3. What's your favorite game to play?
One of my favorite board games is Life... For the Wii, it has to be Just Dance 2 :)

4. What’s your favorite book?
What do you do all day & The Lauren Conrad Series.. Hush, no judging! haha

5. Name one celebrity you would love to be friends with.
Probably Pink or Jenny McCarthy! Thats a hard question!

6. What brand of makeup do you own most of?
I would have to say its a tie between Mac and SmashBox.. Love makeup!

7. Do you like reality shows?
Me, Like Reality Shows?!? Oh Jeeze, I love them!! I get sucked into all of them!
8. What’s your favorite flavor of kool-aid?
NONE! I can not stand Kool-aid.. My husband on the other hand, loves it.. {gag}

9. What’s your favorite type of gum?
Probably Juicy Fruit and the Cinnamon one!

10. Do you prefer an A-line, Empire, Mermaid, or Princess style gown?
I love the Mermaid look, I just wish I could pull it off!!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Down with the Sickness...

I have been feeling cruddy for the past week with a head cold and now the lingering cough that wont go away... The head cold is finally going away but this cough is driving me absolutely crazy...

The other night I had chicken thawed but had no idea what to make with it. I was looking in my cupboards and found some sliced pineapple. So here is what I whipped up and it came out so delish!!!


3 chicken breasts
1 can sliced pineapples
1/4 cup brown sugar

1. Pour the juice in the bottom of a oven safe bowl or pyrex. I used my DeMarle Large Round Mold.
2. Lay the chicken in the bowl.
3. Place the sliced pineapple ontop of the chicken.

4. Bake chicken for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
5. After 40 minutes, Sprinkle the brown sugar on the chicken and bake till done.

6. Enjoy!!!


101 things to do with your kids!

These look like a lot of fun!! I want to do every single one of these with the kids!!!

1. Color
2. Blow Bubbles
3. Play Hide-and-Seek
4. Peek-a-Boo
5. Play Chase
6. Do Finger-plays
7. Sing a song
8. Collect rocks in a basket
9. Make an obstacle course out of cushions and/or furniture
10. Make a fort out of cushions and sheets
11. Go for a Walk
12. Make a Car out of a Box
13. Read a book
14. Go to the park
15. Finger-paint
16. Play with Play-Dough
17. Toss Bean bags into a Bucket
18. Play the shell and pea game
19. Dance to music
20. Download games for toddlers from the Internet
21. Practice putting things in and taking things out of boxes and bags
22. Make a temporary slide out of a table leaf and your couch
23. Roll a ball back and forth on the floor
24. Scoop dirt or sand into a child's bucket (or use a serving spoon and bowl)
25. Practice climbing by stacking boxes on top of each other (only with adult supervision)
26. Put on a puppet show
27. Go fishing with a yard stick and yarn
28. Make a Horseshoe game
29. Make a Shape Puzzle
30. Play paper basketball
31. Run through a Sprinkler
32. Play with a bucket of water and a sponge (PLEASE WATCH CHILD AT ALL TIMES!)
33. Make a Drum out of an oatmeal box
34. Play with a kazoo
35. Wash windows together
36. Bang on Pots and Pans with a spoon
37. Brush each other's teeth
38. Play dress-up with stuffed animals and your child's clothes
39. Stack canned or boxed food on top of each other
40. Let child stack mixing bowls inside each other
41. Make a playhouse out of a large box
42. Let child play with a sticker sheet (make sure your child doesn't eat them!)
43. Put stickers on fingers for finger puppets
44. Play a musical instrument together- i.e.recorder, piano, etc.
45. Go on a Smelling Hunt
46. Frost Cookies
47. Plant a flower or vegetable plant together
48. Roll a tennis ball into an empty trash can or bucket
49. Draw on a mirror with dry-erase markers
50. Play hide and seek together- trying to find a stuffed animal or other object
51. Have a splash party together in the bathtub
52. Put a leash on a stuffed animal and walk around the house
53. Record each other on a tape recorder (great for scrapbooks or journals!)
54. Make and try on paper hats
55. Give a piggy-back ride
56. Play "Horsey"
57. Talk into an electric fan (it distorts your voice)
58. Play tug-of-war with a blanket
59. Collect flowers (felt, artificial, real...)
60. Make a camera and go on a Safari
61. Play games with frozen juice lids
62. Disconnect your phone and pretend to make phone calls to relatives
63. Leave your phone connected and really make phone calls to relatives- let your child talk too
64. String large beads onto or along a shoelace
65. Squirt each other with squirt bottles
66. Glue shapes onto paper
67. Make sock puppets
68. Make paper puppets
69. Fill an old purse with toys
70. Use a paper towel tube as a megaphone
71. Make binoculars and go "Bird Watching" or "Stuffed Animal Watching"
72. Put snacks in different fun containers (paper sacks, empty canisters, etc.)
73. Act out a story from a book
74. Walk on a balance beam- use a 2x4 placed on the ground
75. Draw with chalk on the sidewalk
76. Sketch an outline of your child on the sidewalk or paper with chalk
77. Paint child's palms with tempura paint and blot on paper. Makes a great card for loved ones!
78. Put lipstick on child and kiss a mirror
79. Make a puddle on cement and splash barefoot in it
80. Let child decorate and eat an open peanut butter sandwich
81. Make a toilet paper barricade for child to go under, over, or through
82. Do the Hokey Pokey
83. Make a super-hero costume out of household items
84. Do Knee-Bouncing Rhymes
85. Play "Red Light, Green Light" saying "Go" and "Stop"
86. Make a shoe-box train for stuffed animals
87. Make a pillow pile to jump on (keep it clear from any hard surfaces, including walls!)
88. Make an easy puzzle with felt and Velcro
89. Make bracelets or collars for stuffed animals out of pipe cleaners and jingle bells
90. Learn numbers from a deck of cards
91. Play the matching game with a deck of cards
92. Make a domino chain
93. Have a picnic in the park, backyard, or living room!
94. Play dress up in Mommy or Daddy's clothes
95. Make a tin cup telephone and talk to each other in it
96. Make a nature collage
97. Mirror each other
98. Make a "Mummy Mommy" with toilet paper
99. Make a tape recording of short music selections and instructions to move in different ways
100. Make and walk along a toilet paper trail
101. TAKE A NAP!



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forgotten..

Do YOU Remember where you were on 9/11?

I was getting ready for my 2nd week of my senior year in high school. I was getting ready at home and my dad called me and told me to turn on the TV. He said that if I wanted to stay home I could. When I was at school, Every single TV was on, In every classroom.

It was such a sad day. There were students and teachers crying because they had family in New York and couldnt get ahold of them. No one did any work that day, everyone was just glued to the TV.
10 months later, My sister and I took a road trip with our Gramma and flew to Tennessee and we drove from her house in Tennessee to each state on the northern east coast. We stopped in NYC and saw Ground Zero. It was amazing at how much they had done and how big the area was. It was so sad to actually be standing where it had all went down just 10 short months prior...

Where were YOU were on 9/11??

Last night I was watching all of the documentaries and reliving 10 years ago.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
- Deuteronomy 31:6


30 day mom challenge...

I will be starting a 30 day mom challenge soon!!!

I will keep you posted!!

So be on the look out!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pinterest Love...

Talk about Addiction...

I am on Pinterest a few times a day.. Mostly when the kids are napping or at school :)

Here are some of the things I will be doing within the next few weeks!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Buzz..

1. Have you ever quit a bad habit?
Yes! I quit smoking! When I found out I was pregnant, I quit cold turkey and never went back! I am very proud of myself and I am trying to get my husband to stop too. He smokes at work but not at home. Drives me crazy!

2. What is the most unique or exotic animal you have owned?
I have only owned Cats & Dogs. My ex had a Ball Python Snake and I absolutely hated it!

3. What kind of computer do you use?
We have a Acer Computer. We are planning on getting our own laptops within a few months.

4. What was/will be the color scheme at your wedding?
We didn't have one, We had a shotgun wedding in South Lake Tahoe when I was 37 weeks pregnant. I am planning our big wedding and the colors are oranges, greens, yellows.. Our anniversary is in may, so I want a spring feel.

5. What was the last song you heard today?
Can it be a kids song? If so, Dinosaur Train.. My kids are home sick today and we are watching PBS Kids :)

6. What is the city/town you live in most famous for?
Well, I live about 30 minutes from the California State Capitol.

7. What kind of person were you in high school?
I was friends with everyone. If I could, I would totally do high school all over again!

8. What is your lucky number?
My lucky number is 8

9. If you had to go 30 days eating only one thing, what would you choose to eat?
Probably watermelon or Zucchini... Yum!

10. What is your favorite Bath & Body Works scent?
Ummm.. I would have to say Tangerine or the Sweet Pea. I have not been into a B&BW in a loooong time.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Eight Months, Allen!

How is it my baby is 8 months old already?!?!? Time is surely flying by!

I love you sweetie pie!!!
{pictures will be later}

Baby Stats
We need to talk about this, Little Man.
You have regressed back to a 1 month old.. You have been waking up ever few hours wanting a bottle or just want to get up and play.. This is making for rough nights and days for momma.. Also, 5:30 wake up screeches are not acceptable.. ;) You used to sleep so well, can we please go back to that?!?

Daily Routine
Since your brother and sister are back in school, I am trying to get our routine set. But we all know that will probably not happen.. After dropping bro & sis off, we come home and eat, play, have a few diaper changes and then its already time for pick up. When we get back home you will all nap and momma cleans the house. We need to get our routine back, hopefully within the next few weeks it will fall back into place :)

You absolutely love food and will eat almost anything! You will even find crumbs left from your bro and sis.. Grosses me out.. Your faves are:

Apricot w/ Apples
Strawberry Banana
Macaroni w/ Beef & Veggies {gag}
Sweet Potatoes
Mum Mum's
Eggs {We are slowly introducing :) }

Birth: 7lbs 7oz
2 weeks: 8lbs 3oz {50th Percentile}
1 month: 9lbs 6oz {45th Percentile}Home Scale.
2 months: 11lbs 4oz {50th Percentile}
3 months: 13lbs 7oz {35th Percentile}
4 months: 14lbs 8oz {25th Percentile}
5 months: 16lbs 2oz {30th Percentile} Home Scale.
6 months: 17lbs 4oz {30th Percentile} Home Scale.
7 months: 20lbs 8oz {40th Percentile} Home Scale.
8 months: 19lbs 14oz {40th Percentile}

Birth: 20 inches
2 weeks: 21 1/4 inches {90th Percentile}
1 month: 22 inches {70th Percentile}
2 months: 24 inches {95th Percentile}
3 months: 25 3/4 inches {95th Percentile}
4 months: 26 1/4 inches {95th Percentile}
5 months: 28 inches {95th Percentile}
6 months: 28 1/2 inches {95th Percentile}
7 months: 28 3/4 inches {95th Percentile}
8 months: 29 1/4 inches {100th Percentile}

I bought some of the Huggies Slip-On Diapers for you and so far they are great. Daddy doesn't really like them because you try and escape.. hahaha He just doesn't know the secret technique yet... Still in size 3's :)

You are comfortably wearing 9/12 month clothes for just about everything. Your length has a lot to do with it. You are such a long child and definitely get it from daddy. You are also in between size 3/4 for shoes.. Chunky Feet!

Hair Color
Birth: Lots of Black Hair...
Currently: Blonde Hair w/ brown low lights ;)

Eye Color
Birth: Steel Grey
Currently: Blue..

This big little boy took 2 steps the other day at papa's house.. I swear I just about had a heart attack! I guess he thinks that since he is the youngest, he has to do everything earlier that his bro & sis... Well, momma and sister started walking at 8 months, so I guess he has to too.. Lord help me!

Favorite Toys
Teething Keys
Anything that makes noise
Anything he can get his hands on!

♥ Happy Eight Months, Allen!! ♥


Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Wow... 27 years old!

Time to BBQ some Tri-Tip and have a great day with Family!



Friday, September 2, 2011

Company Party...

Last weekend was Dave's Company Appreciation Party! They rented out Strikes Bowling Alley!! They had all of the games on free play and/or had buckets of tokens, Face Painting, Caricature Drawings, Food, Alcohol and All of the bowling you wanted to do!

As you can see in these pictures, we had a blast!

 Miss. Butterfly Fairy

 Mr. Spiderman

 Reagan wanted Mommy to have the same face..
I'm glad I can make her happy!