Sunday, March 29, 2009

Last but not least.....for my niece Rachel and my cousin Mary.

Ever since I've been ready about Rachel's love for horses, but not up close and personal, I have wanted to take pictures of this herd of horses. The problem is, they are on the east side of Bangeter Highway and I am always driving. I did it though, with Chrissy's assistance. For the horse lovers out there, this is just part of the horses I see almost on a daily basis.

Finally.....The Twins are THREE!!!!

Hanging out with dad, eating!A princess cake for me?Olivia was a little more excited then Sabrina!

The girls are three. Olivia is so grown up now. I swear she turned three and she is going on five! She is potty trained, counting, singing, talking really well, sharing things, I am so amazed. Sabrina is growing up fast too, just not as quickly as Olivia. I think too, since she's a little smaller then Olivia, she gets treated like the baby more. I don't know, but I love them and I am a little sad to see them grow up. I am looking forward to the bizarre and strange adventures that they will take us on!

The girls at Disney on Ice!

Sabrina intently watching....Mommy hating her picture taken when she doesn't know!!!!!!

Overly excited Olivia!

Sisters, Sisters....Why does mommy always ask us to pose like this?


They twins totally were star struck, watching Disney on Ice! It was amazing to see their favorite show, Little Mermaid come to life before their eyes. There jaws were dropped most of the performance. On the way out of the arena, I asked Olivia what her favorite part was. I wish I had the camera rolling, she stopped and did a fancy ice skating move in the midst of streams of people pouring out of the arena. It was precious! This was the move she was attempting to do on dry land:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The twins' and fun times.

The top pictures are from the twins first birthday the went for someone other then family. They went to a place called "Jungle Jim's". They had a blast and wore mommie and daddy out! The bottom two pictures are from our trip to the mall with Chrissy. They had a blast riding the merry-go-round!


This last couple of weeks was busy, busy, busy! I had kicked the flu, but being so sick for so long, left many unfinished products. Also Jonathan and I have decided to start selling stuff online on the side, so we've been a little busy with that.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Back for now!

I have no clue what I had, but I do not wish it on my worst enemy! I was miserable for over a week! Luckily I started feeling better this Saturday morning!

I have tons of pictures to upload, but it'll probably be toward the middle of the week, before I have a chance to do it. I have a lot of work to catch up.

Saturday we took the twins to a birthday party at Jungle Jim's. They loved going on ride after ride. I on the other hand, weak still from my flu bug, felt a wee bit nauseous...

Sunday the girls went and saw Disney on Ice. They loved it. I loved watching their reaction to the show.

I promise more later.............

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ear Aches, and it's not Sabrina!!!!!

My head is pounding, my body aches, my throat is on fire and my ear is throbbing. This has been going on since late afternoon on Friday. Saturday I saw a doctor who told me that I have a middle ear infection. I started my antibiotics and tried to take it easy Sunday. This morning I woke up from a restless night of sleep, with a temperature about 102 degrees. I felt the aches everywhere and definitely was not any better.

I have such a wonderful husband. He took the girls into the city for school/daycare, and then headed off to work. I went in to my doctor's only to be told I needed to go to the hospital to receive IV antibiotics. My loving husband came and picked me up and took me over to the hospital. He held my hand through the pokes and proddings.

I am home now, and he is picking the girls up. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.........

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Fumes and Feelings

So I was looking forward towards a birthday celebration with Andrew and Christina, however when planning these types of events between households, sometimes I don't get what I want.

I suppose I have grown some, because as much as I started out this post to vent on how selfish and other words I can use to describe my ex-husband, I no longer have the desire. I am so very thankful he is an ex, and he is so for good reasons.

Jonathan and I have been taking classes for a month now on Step-families, or Bi-Nuclear families every Thursday night. Last night was my favorite discussion. It was on strengthening our relationship. So many times when we have children, we forget about our significant other. We discussed the value of communicating exactly what we need, verses letting our spouses guess. How many times do we think, "If he'd only ......., then I'd know he really understands me." Have we told him? If we don't vocalize what our expectations are then we are only setting our spouse up to disappoint us.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Memory of Jenna's Exotic Taste....

Growing up, although we lived far away from my "Hancock" cousins, I like to think that we were fairly close. Jenna always seemed to be the up to date cousin, after all she was from California.

The year I am thinking about we went to a family reunion held at Clear Lake. The lake was so clear, you couldn't see it. My sister Abra tells this part better in her rendition of this story.

My version is similar but differs slightly. I remember we watched as they pulled out this huge chunk of meat. I am not very found of meat, and this was HUGE! I was pretty naive at age thirteen and not aware that you could even purchase meat the size of what I had seen. We asked them what it was, and we were told Buffalo meat.

Having seen Buffalo herds, I believed the elders and decided that I wasn't going to eat meat that night. My cousin Jenna, who was about twelve bragged about her "exotic tastes" and she was going to eat it.

(We found out later that it was a side of beef that we had seen. I personally wonder if our elders know what an impact their taunting had on a couple of young teens & preteens....)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dedicated to my Uncle Bruce, The First Part Anyways!

I wanted to post yesterday, but work and life did not permit. Yesterday was a Math lovers special day. It was square root day. 3-3-09. The next one won't be until 4-4-16. I actually considered waiting to get married until yesterday, but Tuesdays are just hard days....

I almost lost Olivia, again. I think the most scariest thing for a mother to do is allow her kids to grow up. Olivia is almost three and wants Independence. I don't know why, but she is very insistent on this. She loves to walk in front of me. The other night Jonathan and I took Olivia shopping with us. She wanted to walk, and since I had just the one child with me and two adults, I figured, why not? She would run a ways up ahead, but always stopped when I said stop. She'd wait until I said go and take off again. She was listening so well.

When we shop we usually have two carts, one for each girl and parent. We play hide and seek in between the aisles. It actually quite fun, especially in a place like Walmart. This trip we were playing it, but Olivia was next to me the whole time. We "found" missing daddy, and I reached up to grab some frozen veggies, thinking she was with the new "found" daddy. I turned back to the cart, and he was there, but no Olivia.

We split in opposite directions and started looking in aisles. Through each break in the aisle, we could each see the panicked face. I was getting more frantic by the second. My search took to a cashier. I explained that my two-year old was missing. She said there was nothing she could do! I started walking to the other side of the store, where customer service was. I think you could actually see my heart pounding out of my chest. I finally spotted an employee with a walkie-talkie and told her my situation. She immediately issued a code "Adam" and sent two employees to man the exits. Nobody was to leave the store with a two-year old child.

My arms were covered in goose bumps, I couldn't swallow, tears were rolling down my cheeks. I lost my basket somewhere, and I just stood there. I didn't know where to go, where to look, I myself was lost. I just kept praying that she was okay and that she would be found.

While all this was going on I lost Jonathan. After a couple of minutes, which seemed like hours, Jonathan came toward me holding Olivia. The tears of relief and joy ran down my face. I could finally breathe.

Olivia had been so caught up in our game of hide and seek, she wandered into the back stocking room. I have no clue how she got past all the employees there, but I am so grateful she was safe and sound. I think I'll keep her in the cart a little longer...........

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Morning

So Olivia has taken to potty training!!! Yeah, I mean she hardly has accidents at all. We are so proud of her! All it took was princess underwear, and my little pony underwear, and Elmo underwear.....Who knew? She like to tease us though. In the car ride to daycare in the morning, she says "I need to go potty." I ask her if she can wait and she nods her head yes. Then she lifts up her legs, as if she ready to give birth and makes a pisssss noise. She thinks she pretty do we, although we try not to show it.

Sabrina still has no desire to go potty in the potty, but she loves to try and wear underwear over her diaper. I think we'll try again in a couple of weeks.

This Weekend Chrissy came up and hung out. We took the twins shopping at the mall for over three hours! Believe it or not, they were so could. Sabrina even fell asleep in the stroller. Olivia went potty three times! The were so good I let them ride the carousal at the mall. I have pictures, but left the adapter at home.

Andrew's birthday was on Sunday. He is now nine years old! Happy Birthday to him. We are celebrating next weekend, since he was at his dad's this weekend.