Sunday, June 29, 2008

PreK "Gradulation"

A few weeks ago I picked up Robert from school and he comes out so excited and says, "Mom! I'm going to have a gradulation!"

This last Wednesday he had his "gradulation". His little graduating class sang a couple of songs before they actually graduated. The first one was "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. The second one was "On Broadway" by George Benson. I cried during the first one and in the second one Robert got to do a little break dancing for the crowd. And honestly, he wasn't bad.
After their little program Robert actually graduated with cap and gown and all. It was way too cute. Of course, when it was my sons turn to recieve his diploma and then face the crowd he stood there for over his alloted time to soak it all in. His teacher had to tell him a couple of times to move on. Mike and I both cracked up.
Afterwards we ate at Daphne's Greek Cafe and had Cold Stone Ice Cream for dessert. It was a great way to end one of many milestones in our boy's life.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Carly went poops on the potty today!!! We are so proud of her! She just calmly came into my bedroom to let me know that she needed to go potty. I said "ok lets go" and took her into the bathroom to help her do her business. After I got her situated she told me to go (lately she's been wanting me to leave her alone so that she can wipe herself) so I went. She then called me back into the bathroom and informed me of her huge accomplishment. I was shocked and so excited for her. I gave her big hugs and kisses and she finally got to play with the pack of dishes she picked out just for the occassion. She was thrilled and so was I! Yeah!!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lazy Day

I think that some times it's okay to just not doing anything in a day. I mean literally not do anything. Today was one of those days. The kids and I basically laid around (in our jammies) until noon. Finally, after about the 15th time Carly told me she was hungry I got up and made her lunch. After getting up I realized what a mess the house was and how pathetic it was to have just laid around for 5 hours. After all, things did need to get done. But I really truly did not care. How wrong is that? Finally at about 3p and after putting Carly down for her nap (which was about 3 hours late) I finally got up and began cleaning up the place. And to my amazement I was able to clean the kitchen, mop the floor, vacuum, clean the bathrooms, my bedroom and the kids AND start dinner. While dinner was cooking I cleaned the guinea pigs' cage. Anyone who knows me knows that this was quite the feat especially on one of my lazy days. But, you know, I believe we all needed a day of doing nothing. We have been non-stop for what seems a few weeks now and my body just refused to do anything today. Of course, I can only take a mess for so long before my OCD kicks in, but, nonetheless it was a good lazy day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Our trip to UT (Devon's Back!)

Man, I can't believe how long it's been since my last post! Of course, so much has happened, but I won't bore you all with the details. However, there are two main events that can't be ignored. First of all, Devon returned home from his mission last Friday evening. The kids and I (and little Jack) went up to St. George to see him. We got real lucky because he was supposed to arrive at 4:20p but missed a connecting flight somewhere along the way and ended up arriving at 6:30. We would have missed his arrival at 4:30, but made the 6:30 arrival. We drove right up to the St. George airport just after he got off the plane. I was so glad we were there for his initial introduction back into the real world. He looks the exact same. However, is a little more wiser. He's going to be living in St. George and hopefully be heading up to BYU-I in the winter. Anyway, we spent all day Saturday up there and headed back to Simi early early Sunday morning so as not to miss out on Father's Day. Mike unfortunately couldn't make the trip with us so we had to leave early to get back to spend Father's Day with him so we left at precisely 4am. I loved it because there was absolutely no traffic. We didn't have to stop clear until Barstow. I loved it!

On Saturday I tried to help Milo dye his hair back to a normal color or at least one that didn't make him look like the living dead. Brother. That kid. He died his hair a black color that had like a green under tone to it which made him look all washed out with black circles under his eyes. He truly looked sickly. So I tried to get a better color going for him and I think because of all the processing he had already done to his hair it turned a dark red color. Although it didn't make him look dead it wasn't what he wanted. I don't blame him. I don't know what the final result was. I'm sure he dyed it again, but I haven't heard.

Secondly, we got our puppy last weekend and he is so good and so cute! We love him to death. We had to take up to Utah with us because he's too little to leave with the big dogs. He did so well! He rode up front with me and slept pretty much the whole way. I didn't even have to stop for him at all. I do love a low maintenance dog.

Also, while in Utah, I had my niece put together a playlist for me. I had to edit it a little at the request of my husband, but other than that what do you think?

All in all the trip to Utah wasn't bad although anyone who knows me knows what a sacrafice it is for me to go there. I figure as long as I keep the stay short I can manage the agony much easier. However, it was definately good seeing my sister and her family and absolutely a joy to be there for Devon to get him started into the real world (although I wish I could have been there a LITTLE longer for him). Although, it is so good to be home!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Run In

I took the dogs on their daily roller blading run yesterday but this time I took the kids in their double stroller with us. (It's so much easier roller blading with a double wide stroller to hang on to!) We roller bladed through our neighborhood then headed over to the gated neighborhood behind us. We started skating through that neighborhood when who should I run in to???? Remember the girl who opened the gate to the dog park and I had to go chasing my dogs throughout the neighborhood on my roller blades? Yep. Her. The one and only. I shall never forget her face. Fortunately, I had decided to forgo the dog park and just make the loop around the neighborhood. However, as our paths crossed I thought, "Oh. There's that stupid girl." and waited for her to look our way. But she didn't. I was a little surprised, because I was totally expecting her to look our way but instead she just continued walking concentrating on her dog as if it was once again going to cause problems as it had before. Honestly, I was like what's up with that? Not even looking up business? I mean she had obviously noticed us from down the road and let's face it, how could she forget our little incident together? And I'm sure she recognized us right away. Hmmm...... So I continued skating right passed her.
This morning as I was running I realized that the poor girl may have been embarrassed and probably truly was concentrating on her dog so it wouldn't cause any more problems and that I should have said something to break the ice. Although I was looking at her waiting for her to look our way, but she never did. I felt kinda bad about it. After all, she was really nice. She's just kind of a dope is all.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Princess Schmincess

Okay. I took the quiz. You know the one. Which Princess are you? The first time I took it I was Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). I didn't like that one because it said I was sheltered so I took it again and then it said I was Snow White. That was better, but still I wasn't satisfied so I took it again. The third time around it said I was Cinderella. I had to laugh at that one too. Afterall, I do not believe I'm at all patient (just ask my kids). So which is it? Maybe I've got multiple personalities???

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What A Week!

This last week has been crazy!

First of all, Memorial Weekend is what I'd like to call Single Mother Weekend because Mike is gone the entire weekend. He helps out at the Cajun Festival and we usually don't see him from Friday 'til Monday afternoon sometime. So the kids and I make the best of it. However, this year Robert was part of the Puma Karate Demo Team and performed at the Cajun Festival both Saturday and Sunday. He was so cute and did such a great job! We were very proud of him! Thanks to Grandma Sandy we were able to get his performance on her camera so I could share it. Here it is....

Tuesday the kids and I went up to Lancaster and picked out our puppy. Robert knew immediately which one we should get. Me? I had to think about it for a couple of days. They were both so cute and loving and.... oh man! I wanted them both. However, I was leaning towards the whiter one of the two. So, I asked if I could think about it for a couple of days. I have to say that the breeder has been so patient and accomodating with me which I am very greatful for. Sorry no pics of him yet.

Wednesday and Thursday we went to Disneyland. Mike took Wed off and we went down early early that morning. The kids, G. Sandy and I stayed in the Disneyland Hotel overnight so we could get up early the next morning to hit California Adventure and more of Disneyland. It was probably the funnest 2 days I think we've had in a long time. The kids were just bouncing off the walls both days and I loved every minute of it! Sandy and I just couldn't get over how we too felt like kids all over again. We were laughing at all the grown men wearing the goofy hats because we knew there was no way they would be caught dead wearing those things outside of the park amongst their co-workers. Yet we totally understood. Robert cried when we had to leave. I totally got that. I didn't want it to end either. It was the most perfect 2 days ever!

Grandma Sandy left on Friday. We were all very sad. Carly kept asking where Grandma Sandy was and would adamantly deny that she was actually gone. When it finally sunk in that Grandma Sandy wasn't coming back she cried.

Finally, I picked our puppy today. I met the breeder in Sylmar and took a final look at our new dog. Robert was right. It's the darker of the two (he's the one on the right in the pic). His name will be Santiago Joaquin. But we'll call him Jack.