Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Just call me Martha (not)

I made this doorway puppet theater for the kids for Christmas. I saw one in a catalog and thought it would be easy. I just measured a doorway and sewed curtains to about double the length. I bought an adjustable curtain rod and voila'! It can be taken down and stored when not in use. Speaking of Martha, I found this site, which I love!

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

I guess I should write something...

We went to Fresno yesterday and had a great day with the Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. I forgot my camera battery, so no picutres!! Today we will just hang out and tonight is the big night!! We (I mean Santa) will be putting together bikes and train sets and getting ready for tomorrow! I hope you all are enjoying your holidays...I can't seem to get the link to work, so here is a small version of it...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


More ornaments and pigtails...

Here are a few more ornaments. I haven't posting them every day because they are on Scott's computer and I have been working on laptop that is fixed, finally! Here is a pictail picture for Donna's challenge. This was taken in September and I love it. She has come along way from the shaved head baby we first met!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Totally busted!!

Tonight, Scott took the kids down for bed and I started on some wrapping. I waited about an hour the get the kids stuff out, I thought for sure they were asleep. So there I am with toys and packages all around me,and I hear "Mommy, what are you doing?". It scared the You-know-what out of me, I didn't even hear him come up the stairs! I was so startled I kind of yelled "what are you doing up? GO back to bed!" Then he starts to cry. (Good one, Mom!) So then I took him down and apologized and said that I was just wrapping some of his presents and that he surprised me. I think all is well, now...

Early Morning bike ride...

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

too busy to blog...

We have one week until Christmas,people! One week! I have been busy making 32 of these,making homemade peppermint bark for the mail carrier and Garbage collectors,Does anyone else do this? I get strange looks from people when I tell them this.(Give presents to my mail carrier and Garbage collector) And attending various Christmas parties. I will finish my shopping tomorrow and be able to relax! I owe some Christmas ornament pictures,but they will have to wait. I need sleep.

Friday, December 15, 2006

This makes me smile...

Cameron got a "Dance Revolution" CD in a kids Meal and he wants to hear it all the time. THen he wanted to dance to it. It is hilarious! I might need to get him the game for Christmas...
BTW-This is a great workout!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

I've hit a Christmas Wall...

I love Christmas. I had my tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. I listen to Christmas Carols the whole month (which drives Scott crazy). But lately, I am just not feeling it. I realize that suddenly I have 50% more work to do on top of the work I already do. The cards, the wrapping, the baking. And the budget, Let's not even talk about that. Then Scott comes home with not one, but two cards from the giving tree at work. And he signed up to bring all the drinks for a party tomorrow night. (thanks honey).It just seems overwhelming. Whew, I feel better just writing it down! Now back to our regularly scheduled holiday cheer...

I love this one, we got these in China.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I think I am a couple behind...

So here are two!
This is one of Scott's from when he was young. His parents bought him a new ornament every year and we have continued this tradition.

Made by Gracie last year.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ornament #9 and silly PJ picture!

Last year was the "Year of Batman" at our house! This is a silly Pajama picture for Donna's Friday Foto Challenge. Gracie plays guitar and Cameron dances!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ornament # 8

Bought When we went to Lake Tahoe for Thanksgiving 2 years ago. When you pull his string, he arms and legs move up and down...I am tired today. We went to one of Scott's work christmas parties last night, where he was congratualted by all on making partner of his firm. (did I forget to mention that? GO Scott!) Note to self-do not wear shoes that you cannot stand up in for more than 5 minutes..

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ornament # 7

Since I have been talking about Buster, I will post his ornament!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Someone asked if I could post a photo of our dog. This is Buster. He is a good dog, just loud! he barks when we get home. he barks when we leave. he barks when he is happy. he barks when he is not. He barks a lot. But we love him. He is not really that into the kids, so we are considering getting a more family type dog soon, since our Lab died last year. (We'll keep Buster, too, of course!) Here is the ornament for today.

Scott's not so happy with our labels...

He doesn't like that he is bald in the picture. I said "but honey, you shave your head, that kind of makes you bald". He says I should have just given him hair in the picture. Sorry, they don't have one with "just a little hair"
I got these from Mandy's Moon.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ornament # 5

With love from Texas. We lived in Houston for 5 years while Scott went to Law school and have very fond memories of it, and lots of friends!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Gettin' Crafty

I saw this little guy at a craft show this weekend and thought it would be perfect to make for my kids at school for Christmas. If only I had a sewing machine! So My sister gave me this, an early christmas present (which I saw on Nino's site and had to have. yes, I copy everything from her!)So I set about making it. It is a candy holder, isn't he cute? I am very proud of myself!

#4 Mother and duaghter

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Girl's night out!

We had a fun night out with some blogger friends on Saturday. We went to a yummy restaraunt called "Habana". It was me, Michelle,Shelley,Joannah and kristin. Kristin did not want her picture shown, sorry! (leave her alone, you mean people!) I love meeting new friends...

Ornament # 3

I love the homemade ones the best!! Made by Cameron age 4.
Also, Connie changed my blog for me, thanks, Connie! I have been wanting a header forever! I love it!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gracie's first Christmas ornament

I love this one! Well, I am actually down in Orange County visiting my sis. So far I have read half of a book (not a literary masterpiece, but still!0 and slept until 9:00!! Now off for a day of shopping and then a bloggy friends gett together! I miss you, Scott, Camerron and Grace,

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ornament # 2

Ornament # 1

My Mom. I don't think I need to explain why this one is special to me.

Monday, November 27, 2006

A new challenge...

I have a new challenge for everyone...I love to see other people's Christmas trees and decorations, so Starting Friday the 1st, I am going to post a picture a day of one of our ornaments. I totally stole this from Ninotchka, by the way (HI!)So start taking pictures of those ornaments! We'll call it the "25 days of Christmas!". You don't have to do it every day, even once a week is fine...If you don't celebrate Christmas, just show us your decorations that you do put up....

Christmas tree at night

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmas tree

I haven't been able to take a photo of our Christmas tree for family foto Friday challenge, so here is the Union Square Christmas tree, instead!

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

A great weekend so far!

Thanksgiving was pretty mellow, with just the 4 of us for dinner. In the morning we went hiking in the Marin Headlands. It was such a beautiful clear day. We hiked and then played at the beach. Today we went Hiking on Mount Tamalpais. We hiked about 4 miles total and the kids were such troopers! From the top we could see the ocean, the golden gate bridge and San Francisco. I haven't gotten my disposable camera developed, yet, so no pictures. But trust me when i say it was spectacular! Just when I think we are crazy to live here, that we can't afford it, we drive 30 minutes from our house and do that. And it makes it all worth it. Now we are working on the Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #8. I'll have my pictures up as soon as I get my camera back on Monday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

happy Thanksgiving!

You guys know that last post was a joke, right? I don't get depressed about such trivial things!(or at least, I try!) I have so much to be thankful for...I hope you have a great day...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Crisis

I left my Camera at work. (sorry if I scared you!) That means a 4 day holiday weekend with no pictures... This is serious! (I can't help but think of the wonder pets when I say that). No pictures of our Thanksgiving day hike, no pictures of the Christmas decorations going up. I am depressed. Also, the neighbor beat me with the Christmas lights, his are up already! The nerve!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I changed things around...

I can't decide if I like it, but I was so sick of dots. I switched to Beta and It is supposed to be easier, but I can't even seem to get my bloglines in...I am lame and I don't have time to work on it right now, I have a meeting...I'll try to fix it tomorrow. any help???

Christmas picture success...

We headed out to Crissy field with the camera and tripod and with the Golden Gate in the background, we proceeded to take our Christmas picture. They turned out pretty well! Here is a cute one of the kids I got, you will just have to wait for the one we used on the card...

Saturday, November 18, 2006


I have already posted most of these pictures, but I love autumn. It seems everyone does. Next to Christmas, it is my favorite time of year. This is for Donna's Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #7

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nobody told me I'd spend this much time in the bathroom....

When you think about having kids, you think about the diapers.There will be lots of diapers. You are prepared for this. No one tells you how much time you will spend in the bathroom once the diapers are gone. I mean, really, it has to be a least 2 hours a day, between the two kids. And a lot of these are public restrooms, and God knows you don't want to spend any more time in there than you have to. We must know where the bathroom is at all times. Between the cries of "I have to go peep pee" and "can you wipe me?" (really, when should a child do this alone??), that is a lot of time in the bathroom. Then there is the time that you would normally spend in the bathroom and the times I go in there just to be alone and lock the door. With all the time I spend in there, I think I will re decorate...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cry baby

For Donna's contest. (a little late) Ahhh, the 3 year old tantrum!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

An impromtu visit to the beach

It was a beautiful day, so we decided to go to the beach. We didn't have bathing suits or sand toys or snacks. But it didn't matter, we had a great time anyway! And we found a starfish on the rocks! A fun day...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Did you vote?

I hope so. you will never guess who called me at home last night. Clint Eastwood! To tell me to vote! Am I lucky or what?? I have decided to join the Peace and Freedom party. Just because I like the name. I have no idea what they stand for, but it must be good, with a name like that. We just got back from voting and Gracie did really well until the end when she began to scream "ME WANT A BOAT!" Apparently, she thought we were going to get a "boat" instead of vote. She was disappointed.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy 75th(!) Birthday, Dad!

Cameron wrote this himself (which is huge) Happy Birthday Papa!
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Overheard this morning...

Cameron in Grace's room at five this morning. "I'll cut your hair, and then you cut mine". I have never gotten out of bed so fast! Then at 6:30, I hear them come up the stairs as I pretend to be alseep and Cameron says "Why is Mommy still alseep?" and Grace Responds "Sometimes Mommy have tired." LOL LOL! That is my new mantra. Sometimes Mommy have tired...

And the Answer is...

A bunch of matches! Right there on the floor where my child could have gotten them and burnt the place down (And don't think he wouldn't have). To Kristin, I wish! To Michelle, gross! get your mind out of the gutter!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Let's play a game...

Try and guess what I found on floor at Chuck E. Cheese. Just Guess...