Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Yearly Q&A.

Every year on August 6th, give or take a day or two, we sit down with Atticus and Harper and ask them questions about their favorites. We love looking back and comparing their answers to years past. It's fun to read some of the silly answers and see how much has changed (or not) from year to year! 

Age: "9 but almost 10"


Book: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid. All of them"
Food: "pizza"
Candy:" twix"
Place to go to: "Knotts Berry Farm" 
Color: "red"
Movie: "Gaurdians of the Galaxy, it was so awesome"
TV Show: "Pokemon"
Thing to Play: "Minecraft"

What do you want to be when you grow up
"I want to be a Video game designer!" 



Book: "All of the Berenstain Bears books"
Food: "chicken enchiladas"
Candy: "all kinds of candy, but NOT licorice!!" 
Place to go to: "Disneyland!!!"
Color: "pink"
Movie: "Gaurdians of the Galaxy" (yes we took her to see it, stop judging me ;P) "Baby Groot is SOOOO cute!! Mulan is my next favorite" 
TV Show: "Littlest Pet Shops"
Thing to Play: "Disney Infinity"

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"A toy reviewer like, Bins Toy Bin on youtube" 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fathers Day...

Technically it's Fathers Day (it's 1:43 am here)! So, I am going to write one of those "my Dad and Husband are the best in the entire world" blog posts. To be fair (and I do love to be fair), they do have their faults , but we will save those for another day. I mean how can one be "the best in the entire world" while having flaws (hah ;P )? 
Growing up my dad was always a very hard worker, and even now in retirement (and after a couple of strokes) he is still a very hard worker. To be honest sometimes I want to be like, " hey! Relax! You are making the rest of us look bad!" Haha. But seriously dad take a break! :) If you know my Dad, then you know he loves anything and everything bicycles and even made a career out of it in the 90's! He taught all of us how to ride a bike as soon as we were able to walk! 
I think he took those long bike rides to keep sane in a house full of women! 

He even taught most if not all (who are old enough) of his grandchildren including my son Atticus to ride a bike (Harper is next)! Speaking of grandchildren, my dad is an amazing grandfather. Like so good, sometimes I am jealous! He is so willing to play with them, joke around with them and just be there when they need him. 

Missing two grandchildren who weren't born yet.

When he had his first stroke a few years ago, it really scared me. I couldn't imagine being in this world without him in it for myself, or my children (oh good, now I am teary at work). When they said he had lost sight in his left eye I thought, " how on earth is he going to ride his bike?" Well folks he still rides his bikes,motorcycles and drives a car (the last one is a little scary at times ;P). Nothing can get him down because, "it's all good" 

Atticus and Harper love their Grandpa Wilburn!!

A few things I learned/inherited from my dad:
-my love of list making
-that hard work really does pay off
- my knowledge of different types of bikes, bike parts and how to fix a flat tire
- the ability to turn bright red when I am either upset, emotional or embarrassed 
- and this last one is a toss up/combo from both of my parents. My fun sized height (they are both shorties)

Grandpa and his gang (missing a couple still)!

He really is amazing, even though he likes to scare everyone every so often with health issues or his crazy bike/motorcycle "adventures". He likes to keep everyone on their toes! My dad doesn't read my blog ( I think only my little sister and husband do), but I still want to wish him a Happy Father's Day here in the blog land. So, Happy Father's Day dad. I love you! 

I don't even know, where to begin with my husband! When we started dating, back when we were 18 years old, I knew that Keith was going to be an amazing dad! We would often babysit his little sisters, or his niece, or my nephews and nieces. He was SO good with all of them! And still is!

So much fun with Uncle Keith! 

When we found out that I was pregnant with Atticus he was so excited. I was in shock that we were going to be having a baby. Keith was there telling me that everything was going to be ok, and that I had nothing to worry about (I am a worry wart). When Atticus was born, Keith was so happy! Like the happiest I had ever seen him! Seeing him hold Atticus for the first time was the best thing ever. Then, getting to see him so happy and hold Harper for the first time was equally the best thing (and cue the teary eyes)! 

Lucky kids! 

My kids really scored in the dad department! Keith is always up for playing video games, watching movies, or taking all of us somewhere fun! I love that he jokes around with our kids and their friends,  "aren't you here to play with me?"  Haha! I am so eternally grateful that he is who he is. That he is my partner in this crazy thing called parenting. That Atticus and Harper get to grow up with a dad who unconditionally loves them and is always and will always be there for them! A dad who works hard so they can not only have what they need, but the fun things that they want too! 

He has given them a love for all things Star Wars! 

A love for all theme parks everywhere! 

Daddy's girl! 

Ducks, dad and cake! 

Happy Father's Day Keith, I hope our kids grow up to be just like you!! I love you! 

See, a fun, sweet and loving Dad! 

**as always please excuse the many grammatical and general errors in this post. It is late, or early depending on when you went to bed. 


Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's late, let's chat...

So, my sister, my little sister (I thought I should clarify since I do have four of them) told me that my title "Its late, let's chat" sounded like a pick up line. Which made me laugh. It just so happens that I know a thing or two about cheesy pick up lines. In fact I know more then any one person should.
 At the end of my Jr year of high school I met a cool dude (who quickly became a best friend). He was the cheesy pick up line king. I am pretty sure this had to do with the fact that his favorite movie was, Night at the Roxbury or I assume since he would do the Emilio Estevez bit quite often. Anyway I digress, thinking back to those times makes me appreciate cheesy pick up lines in all of their cheesy glory. So bad, that they are so good, kind of like a pug (so ugly that they are cute). So, what's my point to all of this?  I remember trying to make up pick up lines, and let me tell you, I am NOT cut out to be in the pick up line business! But, 11 years (exactly yesterday) since I graduated high school and my skills are maybe finally coming in? Nope not yet. Check back in another 11 years. ;P

PS: Was your daddy a baker? 
Cause you've got some hot buns!

(Not my image, thank you google)

**These are my late night work ramblings. Please excuse the run ons, grammatical and all other errors! 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Oh my gosh I'm back again...

Yes, it's true I am back again ( not in a backstreet boys way, but in a lazy blogger way). Two posts in one weekend? Watch out! 

This summer we decided to make a "summer bucket list". We sat down and as a family decided on a long list of things we would like to do this summer. Some do require travel, but most are activities that can be done either around town, or at home. I feel like it has already gotten the kids super excited (myself and Keith too) about getting to pick exactly what they want to do this summer. And when we are feeling bored, we can take a gander at our list (conveniently on the fridge), pick something and hopefully keep the inevitable, "I'm bored" and "there is nothing to do" at bay a little longer. 

Here's to a fun summer with lots of sleeping in!! :)

It's late, let's chat...

Want to know what I think about at 1 in the AM? 

Well, that's just rude! 
Here is the deal, I will forget how rude you all were a minute ago and tell you anyway. 

As I sit here at work, the top 5 things I am thinking about are;

1. What didn't get done at home that day (technically the day before)
2. What fun things we are going to do throughout the week/weekend
3. Hope and pray my children sleep in tomorrow (technically today)
4. My bed and how much I miss said bed
5. Things that should be in my wardrobe that sadly are not (insert going to look on Pinterest and pin 10.5 million things)

Super riveting things I am currently thinking about right?! I knew everyone would agree! 
Hah!  ;P 

 Not my image (googled comfortable bed), but this is how I imagine my bed and husband while I am at work. Calm down people it's just a cake! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Harper's first day!

Harper has been waiting for "10 years" for Kindergarten to start, and the day finally arrived on August 21st. She was dying for the clock to hit 12:35 because that meant we could get in the car and head to school (PM kinder starts at 12:45). I did get teary eyed, and Keith made sure to make fun of me. Haha! But, I am a proud Mama. 

Harper had a great first day, and loves Kindergarten! She also already hates homework (darn). 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School Celebration

Every year we make a big deal about going back to school, but this year we had a celebration on the night before school started (August 13th). First I would like to say, I thought of this all on my own. every. single. detail. And Pinterest was not involved at all (if you believed the last couple of sentences, then you my friend have been duped). Seriously though in this day and age how can Pinterest not be involved?  I LOVED how everything turned out, but the best part was that the kids absolutely LOVED it (I smell a new tradition)!

Top left: free printable found here. Right pic: I just cut out squares and wrote school rocks, and hung up paper airplanes.
Bottom left: our table decor for the evening with our new family dinner questions jar found here.

Place settings for the kids going back to school! Please note: my nephew joined us. I do not have a child starting 12th grade and do not even want to think about my babies starting high school let alone being on their last year mmkaythanks. Also what the hey, said nephew will be 18 soon...wahhh?! 

 Two happy kiddos ready for School to start!