Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just another SoCal Saturday

Yes, I'm going to be obnoxious....
We just don't have a whole lot going on, which has been so nice.
After naptime today, we headed to the beach and stayed until the sun set on another beautiful Saturday.


Sunday, January 22, 2012


Thank you God for creating beauty all around us.

Or maybe I was just so excited to be out of the house.
Either way, our little hike this morning was gorgeous.

Friday, January 20, 2012

You can't stay in PJ's forever

Back in December, I was wishing for lazy days.  Now we are trying our best to soak them up...and still kick this cold being passed around our house.

The kids have pretty much recovered, but now Andy and I are on the tail end of it.
Today was one of those days when I had no intention of getting out of my pajamas.

And neither did they.  They love these days, but we're all getting a little stir crazy around here.

So Andy called around noon and asked what we were doing.
I contemplated telling a little white lie but confessed that we were being extremely lazy.
Like we were on the second Disney movie of the morning.....and I had read about 20 posts in my new favorite blog The Momastery.
Well I didn't tell him all the lazy details, just the part about still being in our pajamas.

He asked if we wanted to meet him at a little Taco joint for lunch.
I contemplated the effort it would take to get all three of us out of our pajamas and to turn off Toy Story for about 3 seconds before deciding that yes, we needed to get out of the house.

This little taco joint had a pretty nice view.  

 and on a side note, if you look closely, you'll see that G is eating Chick Fil A instead of Bull Taco.
This would be from my haul made the other night when the closest Chick Fil A to us (20 minutes away) sent out a text that if we got there before 7pm, everything was by 1, get 1 free.

I'm sure it was intended to bring in families for dinner, but I took full advantage of no fine print of a limit and ordered $50 in chicken nuggets.  After I paid my $25, I then went home and put them in bags of 10 to freeze for later dates.
One of my finer moments in deal finding, if you ask me.

 Back to our lunch date.

 Doesn't he look thrilled?
I'll take what I can get to get a picture of myself with my kid(s).

 So needless to say, around here, it's been about the perfect Friday.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All smiles....finally!

We are going on DAY 8 of housebound cabin fever.  
We finally got a break yesterday ...not when Graham was diagnosed with Bronchitis, but with the antibiotic that came with it.
Fever is gone, sweet personality is back...except for the fact that he is currently screaming in his room refusing to nap.
But earlier at least, he was finally all smiles.

 and this girl is in a better mood too. 

 But oh goodness, you would not have wanted to be around her a couple of nights ago.
Andy kept saying at the time we needed to get the video camera because her antics were one for the record books.
It all started because Andy told her to get out of the shower.
The nerve...

You know when your words come back to haunt you later?

She was crying like crazy, and Andy told her to get which she responded...


Then he headed downstairs for dinner...without holding her hand.
She stayed at the top of the stairs for a good 25 minutes yelling for him.
Then we heard....

"DADDY!"  "I"ve told you a thousand times....HOLD MY HAND."

Needless to say, he did not hold her hand and little miss took a nice long time out in her room.

But today, we were finally back to smiling around here.
 and venturing outside to play

feeding fish...

and working on getting back to the land of the living.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunset date

Has sickness hit your house yet?
If you've got anyone under the age of ....oh, what does it matter.....I'm sure you've been hit in some way or another.  It's that time of year.
I had been cautiously optimistic that our house had evaded it.
Then Wednesday came.  Addison dropped first and Graham was about two days behind her.
So we have been house bound and house crazy ever since.

When you can't go, the gym, MOPS, church, ....I even felt rebellious heading to Target get the crazies.

By 4:30 today I needed out.
What can I get at the store?
Oh!  I most definitely need to get out for green onions!
Yup, that's it.  I took Graham (1 kid less makes all the difference) and headed out to the fruit stand.
On the way home, I noticed that the sun was on it's way down...and it was gorgeous!

So G and I headed to the beach to get a closer look.

 My cute date!

 So Andy' and my date night might of gotten canceled tonight due to the crud,
but my impromptu beach date almost made up for it.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An in Adventureland.

Today I did something I've been meaning to do for a while, but was too scared to.
I took the kids to Disneyland ...wait for it..... 

We started with a healthy McDonalds.

Does it bother anyone else that McDonalds sells 20 McNuggets for $4.99?
That's less than the 10 pack, by the way.
Well it's disturbing, and I have slight mommy guilt because of it.

After lunch, I crossed the first hurdle of parking, and riding the shuttle with double stroller and cute 3 & 2 year old.
So far, so good.

We headed to California Adventure and the ride Addison had been talking about all morning was onto some obstacle course.

 Then it was onto Bugs Land to ride Flyk's Flyers.  Addison was excited.

Until she wasn't.

 Muppet Vision 3D was next.

 Followed by the carousel.....we tried to knock out all the rides that Andy detests.

 And then onto the Tea Cups....
looking brave...
 Addison took over the wheel...
 and Graham was no longer brave.
 A few more rides to go!
 We stopped by to see Rosetta & Tinkerbell before heading out.
All in all, the day went much better than expected!
The kids were WORN out and slept the whole way home.
Nicely done, Disney, nicely done.