Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Emma!

My little princess turned 3 on Saturday April 11th. She has been asking to go to Disneyland for six months now so we decided to go their for her Birthday rather than have a party. Saying that we did acknowledge her Birthday on Tuesday with our park friends, Daddy had cupcakes sent to her Friday night, and she got a Birthday cake along with Catalina on Easter. To say the least.... lots of sugar lately and celebration. We left Stella with my Mom and as we were dropping her off they surprised us and gave us money to help us get in the park as well as getting a few presents for Emma and maybe one for Jaxon too. She choose princess Micky Mouse ears that she surprisingly wore most of the day and a Minnie Mouse stuffed animal as we were leaving. Jaxon chose a sword and of course a shirt and sweatshirt (so into his clothes) however they did not have his size so he got the sword. Anyway back to Disneyland....What a blast! I have never seen her laugh and have as much fun as her day at Disneyland.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will post some more pictures once we get the camera cord but for now here is our Christmas card. Pam took the pictures as well as designed the card. She is so creative and generous, we are extremely lucky!! The next picture was taken at the Christmas house on Sycamore. I was at work but I was told that Jaxon and Emma ran for their lives but Stella was just fine. I hope all of you have a fabulous day and pray for the many people who have lost their jobs, homes, and loved ones at this time. We are extremely thankful for our health, family, and friends and for the opportunities we have been given. May this next year bring everyone lots of laughter, happiness, and success!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mani/Pedi anyone?

Does anyone need a manicure or pedicure? If so I have a daughter who would love to help.....

Jaxon and Emma were upstairs taking a nap and I was doing what I do best feeding the baby on the couch. All of a sudden I heard something drop upstairs. I put the baby down and ran...Jaxon was sound asleep and Miss Emma was sitting in my bathroom "painting her nails" and the noise was the nail polish being dropped on the floor. It was on the cabinets, the floor, and all over Emmy. I put her in the bath and she said "Mom don't be mad it is so pretty. I painted my nails." I could not help but laugh and soon after my sister had arrived to help clean up the mess. We scrubbed and cleaned her but that darn nail polish took a week to finally come off. One minute she is painting her nails and brushing her hair and the next she is hanging upside down and playing bad guys. Check out the picture of Jacob giving her a pedicure a couple months ago.....awww

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Day at the Beach

Awwwww.....What a wonderful day we had on Saturday! Absolutely no work for me and just a stress free Saturday for all of us. We went to Zuma beach in Malibu and had an absolute blast! The kids played by the water with their buckets and spades, Jacob and Jaxon played football and frisbee which was hilarious in itself, and to top it off we saw dolphins. I got tar on my foot and hands and so did Emmy which was a real pleasure trying to get that off but other than the tar it was a great time. I realized that we spend so much time being caught up with work that it is truly important to have a good family day at least once a week. We have been trying to designate Saturdays so hopefully we can keep that up. After the beach we grabbed a bite at Chuys and went to Toys R Us t get the kids a toy each since they got some money from my Uncle Brian. Jaxon got some star wars guys and Emmy a doll (since they don't have enough) and we were sitting outside the shop when a song starting playing. It is the song that Tara added to the video of Great Grandma. We would not have put two and two together and for the second time since Grandma has passed, Jaxon turned to us and said "this is Great Grandma's song" and just stared at us for a minute or so with his sweet smile, kind of looking up and listening. We listened for a minute and realized what he was talking about. It brought tears to my eyes and it's just so amazing how a child so young can be so impacted by the events around him and hold onto those memories throughout their lives. We all miss you Great Grandma even the little ones!
On a lighter note, here are some pictures...look at the beach babe laying out


Sorry that I have not written in a while. I have been extremely busy with work and all the events going on. My sister graduated and as most of you know so did Pam, Congratulations to you both.My brother will graduate from high school this week too. My Uncle Brian and Aunt Maria were staying with my parents for a couple weeks. Brian is my Dads younger (not youngest) brother and it was a real pleasure spending time with them! The kids really enjoyed seeing them as well! I wanted to say Happy birthday to my brother Josh who turned 18, Russell, and Grandpa Russ if I haven't already. May this year bring you all the joys and happiness that you deserve.
I am 30 weeks now and Stella should be here early August. I am feeling okay however not as good as I felt with the other two. I have really bad hip and pelvic pain that literally brings me to my knees at times. I can't imagine living like this forever and I do have a deep sympathy for everyone who has physical pain everyday. I am trying to keep a positive outlook and trying to take everyday as it comes. I am no longer running around and playing soccer and football with the kids. It sure is hard trying to rest my body while having two little ones and a job. I am trying to be careful and just knowing that this will go away soon makes me happy. I have my next appointment on Monday the 16th in which I will have another ultrasound and start going back every one to two weeks for checkups. I have gained 17 pounds at this point and am a little deficient in iron. I heard liver and onions may help out a bit (thanks Maria) plus some iron pills. We will start painting the nursery in a couple weeks after my next ultrasound. I would hate for my Dad and Jacob to paint the room bright pink and find out its a boy. Jacob is doing very well. His job gets a bit stressful at times but he is extremely motivated and works so hard! I know he will make all his goals and feel extremely accomplished in a couple years. Jaxon graduates from Pre-K on Tuesday and will be attending Kindergarden at Atherwood in late August. He is ready to take some time off this summer he seems a little burnt out on school. Unfortunately he has a long way to go so hopefully he will be refreshed and ready after the summer. Emmy is doing great 86 her 2 year old temper tantrums and whining. She is my chatty Cathy and her vocabulary expands everyday. She is very loving and extremely helpful. Jaxon and her have their spats but for the most part they are good friends. They love and play together all the time and miss each other very much when the other is gone. I added a few pics of the the kids at the civics arts plaza when we took them to see the sesame street show. They were really excited! I am very blessed to have my family. I need to study for a renewal for my Real Estate exam but I just wanted to give an update.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Emmy's 2nd Birthday!

Today was bussssyyyy! We had to be at the field by 8 for Jaxon's last soccer game, came home got ready for Emmy's party, went to Jaxon's soccer party (he received his first trophy), picked up a cake and balloons, and got back just in time to do some last minute clean up and the party had started. I forgot how much work a party takes and how much you don't get to talk to your guests. Anyway, saying that, Emmy had a blast!! The theme was Elmo, she had a bouncy, lots of friends, and her Daddy's BBQ and even a Sesame Street cake. The party was a hit and everyone seemed to have fun!
During the past couple months we have been working on changing a few things but they all seem to come into effect this week. She got her big girl bed (which she loves and sleeps in like a princess) and we moved the crib out of her room , we threw out her bottles together and the transition has been fairly easy using strictly the sippy cup (although she does call that her baba now), and she is 99% potty trained. Lots of stuff going on over here but in the long run she has done extremely well. She is two now and I feel so blessed to have her as my daughter! She is smart, funny, caring, well mannered, sweet sister (idolizes her brother) and daughter, definitely has her opinions and is not scared to express them, loves to dance & sing, loves water(I think she is part fish), hates bugs, and loves soft blankets and Elmo. I am so blessed to have my whole family and I only hope my next daughter will have many of Emmy's characteristics . I have attached some picturess starting from this morning (you can see she is not really a morning person) until this evening. I also wanted to wish My Wee Clodagh a Happy Birthday! I have known her since preschool about 27 years. We grew up together and spent almost everyday together either at school or back and forth from her house to mine. She is in San Diego this weekend and I hope she is having a fabulous time because if anyone deserves to be celebrated it is Clodagh! Goodnight I am exhausted!