Monday, March 23, 2009


Just a quickie post to share a couple of pictures from this weekend.
Ella is now 9 months old and is starting to scoot/crawl and pull herself up. It's lots of fun....until she's actually quick! :)
Here are our girls. Malia is 5 years and 5 months.....Ella 9 months.

(okay, not sure why those are going into blogger sideways......hmmmm. )
And here's a little video clip of Miss Ella:
It's Spring Break for us, but nothing big planned. Hope you are enjoying your week.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday ALEX!!

Today is our Alex's 3rd Birthday!!!
Here are a few pictures from his birthday party this weekend. He is loving Spiderman right now, so he had his very own Spiderman cake!! Lots of yummy red and blue frosting.......the kind that stains your lips and tongue. :)
Poor guy is exhausted today after 3 days of birthday fun with all kinds of family and sets of grandparents. He's a little grumpy, okay, A LOT grumpy and needs to nap. Not sure if that will happen today. Birthday boy has hit the wall.
That's all for now.............
Enjoy YOUR day!
:) Linda

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Big Day for Little Alex

Today was Alex's first day of preschool!!!!

He has been wanting to go to school for so long and loves it when we take Malia to pre-k, so I decided now that he's just days away from being 3, we would finish off the school year in the Tues/Thurs program. It seems like a great way to ease him into preschool before we go to 3 days a week next fall. And.........I think it's fun for the kids to be at the same school for a little while.

Alex was so excited today! Yesterday we went to Target and he picked out a new back pack for the big day. He did have an Elmo back pack from a couple of years ago, but it seemed too young for my big boy! He is loving Spiderman right now, so It was no surprise that was the one he wanted. As he walked in the door to his class he turned to each teacher when they said hello and showed them his back pack. I'm not even sure if he spoke. I'm hoping he does okay in the class. He seems so young.....but he's loving it!

Here are a couple of quick pictures we took today before school. It was a hectic morning due to my Jeep having some big issues, and it needing to be towed this a.m. to a shop. The quote is $1100-$1200. Great. So, please cross your fingers that we win something in Oregon's St. Patrick's Day raffle next week. ;) It would make me feel a lot better.
Here is Alex finding his coat/backpack hook. :)

Well, I have clothes to fold.
Nighty night.
Here is one quick picture of Ella from the other night. She is coming up with new facial expressions. I love this kooky one! Reminds me of the time when I worked at Taco Time in high school, and someone thought I was Asian. I guess my ponytail must have been too tight under the required uniform cap!! :O)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Blog Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone.

Hope you all had a great week! We had a sick little boy this past week, so I'm hoping this week will be better. I think I have a major car problem that **must** be fixed, so I'm pretty bummed about that. It's always something! Geesh.

On the brighter side......I stumbled across a new-to-me blog, "ScrappingLori" and she is having a fun giveaway of these goodies:

You can enter by visiting her blog here: SCRAPPINGLORI and leaving a comment or posting a link to her blog on your blog if you have one. :) don't have to have a blog to enter! Yippee!! Thanks Lori.
Oh how I would love to win and get this new "Porcelain" paper pad from Basic Grey. Yum!!
Okay, I'm outta here for now. I was gone this afternoon and came home to a clean house.........loving it, but at the same time I'm a little worried about where it all went????!!!!
Have a great night. I can't wait for The Amazing Race & Celebrity Apprentice. When did I turn into a reality t.v. junkie???

Monday, March 02, 2009

Don't Judge Me

I'll admit it...............I watch it!

Tonight is the "Final Rose" ceremony.......he chooses either Molly or Melissa. Or does he? Hmmmmmmmmm. I have heard lots of rumors that this is the "most dramatic rose ceremony ever" (ha ha - they say that every week!). But seriously, something happens this time. Either he picks one, then realizes he made a mistake or picks no one. Tomorrow there is a special episode - where both of the final girls show up to dish the dirt. Hmmmmm again. Makes me think they are not chosen, or one was, then dumped.

Who does Jason end up with? Does he take back DeAnna? Does he realize he should have chosen Jillian (I hope!) or Stephanie (I heard this rumor)..........or did he fall in love with someone on the Crew of The Bachelor show? I have also heard that rumor.
OMG! My head is spinning from all the possibilities. (okay, just kidding). But I am excited to watch the show tonight. It is a guilty pleasure that I enjoy. Crossing my fingers my little guy can fall asleep in under 2 hours. The last 2 Mondays he has not been able to sleep. Some conspiracy or sign that I shouldn't be watching this show???? Could be.

Well, I will go now. I'm hoping I don't fall asleep during the last 5 minutes of the Bachelor and wake up to the local news. Ugh. I hate it when that happens. I may need to power nap today just to get ready...........LOL!
Have a great Monday.