Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sea World! The "real" happiest place on earth...

From visiting Disneyland for the first time with all of us together (josh, jessica and riley) we learned that although it was fun and riley loved looking at everything, we weren't so in love to turn our one day passes into a season pass...what we really learned is that we just aren't "disney land people" some families go there and just LOVE it and want to spend as much of their free time there as they can. We just didnt' get that much out of it. SOOO i decided i wanted to try Sea World. (they have the great deal right now, buy one day and get the rest of 2009 for free) i took riley to an aquariam when she was 9 months old and she had SUCH a good time, i thought she would love sea world....boy oh boy was i right! My mom came with us and we had such a great day. The weather was perfect and there is so much fun stuff there! There was so much for Riley to do and run around by that she literaly fell asleep in her carseat before i backed out of my spot!
They had this AMAZING play area for kids of all ages-this was riley's favorite. this section just for little ones. Basically a tarp covered area of foam so it was a little bouncy, mostly squishy and it was filled with fun blocks to move around and climb on.
Waiting for the water to shoot up-we were cracking up thinking oh man it's going to get her right in the face but, this one was broken, luckily for her!

Not sure how i got so lucky on her pose in this one!
If you ask riley this was the best thing yet in the entire park :)
This is my mom with riley at the shamu show-a little dissapointed because we went to get seats too late so we were too far away for riley to see..shamu is underwater mostly and she is too little to understand what was going on...she did like the music though!this is her groovin to the music
Looking at a walwrus i think, she just kept running from window to window
During the dolphin show-her FAVORITE! she loved it, we sat in the "soak" zone and got a little splashed, it was so fun!
GOT MILK? Random

In conclusion we are just most definetly Sea World People!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pay It Forward - via some funky surprise!

***Making handcrafted items is a dying art, but they are so fun to make & get! So, here's a little game to encourage the handcrafting to live & thrive!! The first 5 people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, a super-duper handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!The catch is that you must participate as well. So before you leave your comment here, write up (or copy & paste as I did!) a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then come back, let me know you're going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift!Remember that only the first FIVE comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick!This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! But I will try my best to make sure you do.
2. It will be done this year (hopefully sooner than later).
3. You will have no clue what it is going to be.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Okay, Okay, Okay i didn't fool anyone...

It's officially out there...I'M PREGNANT! i hope i didn't offend anyone that i did lie straight out to, but for the record, if you read back on the "double jogger" blog i only said that i was NOT 3 months pregnant, and i wasn't! and also for the record, we bought the double jogger before we knew i was pregnant. Josh and i don't like to tell anyone the prenancy knews until we atleast hear a heart beat, and that i did yesterday! So exciting, can't get in for an ultra sound til around the end of next month! It's going to kill me to wait, i'm so excited! here are the stats (not too many) by all the "numbers" and "dates" I'm supposedly 13.5 weeks along. but i really doubt it, i think i'm somewhere between 10-12 weeks. I hope the dr is right but that's why they scheduled the ultra sound to find out, so no due date yet, but it should be the end of september or early october :) I'm going to call like everyday to see if their were any cancelations to get me in for an earlier ultra sound, they are just so fun! I found out i was pregnant on February 5th but i didn't tell josh until his birthday 8 days later! it was so hard to keep it a secret but i had to take advantage of his birthday. We went to D-land and i had the pregnancy test all wrapped up in a box with some little weights in it to keep him guessing. Walking around all day i couldn't figure out a cool way to do it, i almost unwrapped it and held it up while he took riley on dumbo, but i didn't really want to wave that around haha. So i ended up having him stand infront of the wishing well next to the castle. No significance there, it will just be a memorable spot. Now to tell you about this baby or "the beast" -which is the nickname i quickly gave it. I started to get "morning" all day sickness the day i told josh i was pregnant. It is a weird kind though ( i do feel i have KAMI BARLOW to blame for jinxing me) if i don't eat i would get so sick to my stomach, although nothing sounded good and i would wake up at midnight starving and nauseas, 3am, 5am. etc, i can't keep up with this baby...hence "the beast" so all day i'm trying to eat things that "i" can get down while all along "the beast" is shouting "more or everything comes up!" I'm so glad to report that this last week it has gotten a lot better, i'd say 99.9% gone :) so glad. I also struggled with being so incredibly tired. Josh said i was this tired while pregnant with riley but i don't remember it...that is why my house is dirty and a disaster, all i want to do is sleep sleep SLEEP! it also is starting to get a little better, i have some energy back and i actually stayed up until 9pm last night! (the past few weeks i've been dozing off around 7:30. YIKES! OH and i actually have a pregnancy craving with this one...the beast is always wanting glazed doughnuts, like fresh from the doughnut shop-i know this is the beast and not me because i would want a chocolate one :) AND i feel like i'm starting to show already...i was hoping in a way that at my frist dr appointment they would hear two heart beats and twins would be the reason i feel like my stomach is popping out but they just heard one...so that just re-affirms that i made a good nickname for the baby. I really feel like i can tell it's personality already...it's going to come booming into this world! Anyway, josh and i are thrilled to be blessed enough to be bringing another baby into this world.
unwrapping the surprise and totally clueless
He was so happy he looked up and said "REALLY?!" he was too shy to hold it up a bunch so this is the best picture i got.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We're expecting...

some great comments on these pictures, becuase there is a LOT of them and two hilarious, quicky, videos :) HA, got you all. Everyone is sooooooo sure i'm pregnant i just thought i'd make you all jump off your chairs and say "seee i told you!" only to sit down and say "oh." I am in the mind set, "it will happen when it happens" and i feel good about that.
I haven't blogged anything in quite some time. Working just two days a week has proven to really throw me off. My house is a disaster, not only unorganized but getting so gross and dirty by the minute and i just don't feel like cleaning it-i know-not like me at all! It's getting to the point where i'm going to wake up one night soon and start cleaning! I love my job, it's been nice making a little extra money, i do miss riley a lot most days, but it's nice and i know she is in good hands. Working makes me so tired, i'm lucky it's only on monday's and wednesdays so i have a day inbetween to re-coop and then a long weekend, but even still i have just not found the desire to clean although this house is driving me nuts! Riley and i go on adventures instead, often to my mother in law's, we bring her pool and let her play if the weather allows. Today i took her to a near by park with a pond and lots of ducks to feed before her dr's appointment (dumb cough won't let up!) Nothing extraordinary has happened in awhile but i have some great pictures of our life from the past few weeks. Hope you enjoy! Oh just a mini riley update, she is finally starting to talk (17months) if we tell her to say "hi" she waves, but if we tell her to say "Hi" really annunciating the H she says it, same with "bye-bye" she does say "bite" "boots" and "shoes" and a few others, although josh and i are having a blast since we found out she will try to say anything we tell her too :)
My friend Rachel sent these awesome rain boots to riley. She totally loves them even though she could barely walk in them at first!
She would put them on, take them off, put them on take them off....

BEST DOLLAR EVER SPENT. riley is infatuated with chalk-walmart has this mini tub for a dollar right now in the toy section on the end cap. She is always pointing to go play outside with her "ch-aw-t"




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Okay so the first video -pretty funny, i wanted to capture riley's face going down this huge run we made and played on in big bear for a few days. She loved it but would just sit and lick her jacket, which was always in her face, then at the
bottom she would do the sign for "more" or again. It was pretty fast and bumpy too! Since i got more of my face than hers i asked my step-dad if he would sit on a sled in front of us, put his feet on our sled so we'd be stuck together and he could get a better video that way. well, my mom was supposed to tell him if he was going to hit a tree or not, haha he didn't, but going backwards, fast, trying to video tape and hold on...well just watch and see!

My stepdad Monte and i ran into this tree because of our err weight, we went a lot faster!


of course i did this backwards! but my mom, riley and i went on this boogie board looking sled, mom in front, me on back and riley STANDING in the middle so she could see. SO FUNNY!











starting off at the top, riley looking over my mom's shoulder me holding on for dear life and trying to hold riley between my knees!





Riley having a grumpy day, it's hard to stand in the snow. BUT she did love to eat it so she was constantly licking her boots and gloves :)








i had an idea to sit on this sled with my mom, we started side ways trying to get our butts on it and hold up our feet but just as soon as we started to go it spun me to the front! guess we know who weighs more...









Yoga time, riley tried to mimick all the moves except she thought "down dog" was "peek-a-boo" time




















First bubble bath! Sometimes when riley is bored and i don't feel like "playing" i stick her in the bath because she loves them. i decided to do bubbles even though you aren't really supposed to with girls, and she LOVED it!!!





For josh's birthday in february he wanted to go to disneyland and i surprised him with medeival times tickets, he's never been and has always wanted to. We had such a blast there, our knight even tried to throw me a flower but it fell right in front of me and someone else got it and the knight looked and me and shrugged his shoulders as if to say "sorry, sweet lady, i tried" so he got my heart all the same :)






muscles!





so hard to take a pictre on a ride!











My good good friend Rachel, from college came to visit all the way from Bosoton. It was rainy the whole time sadly, but we made it to in and out! you simply can't come to california and not make and in and out stop.





This one is pretty posed but we needed an updated picture of the two of us and the "regular" poses weren't cuttin' it!





Riley's new rain jacket-thanks caitlin!