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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Watch Play Game!

This little guy just cracks me up some times. My stepson has been off track the last couple of weeks and we've had him at our house a little more than normal so he's been able to spend a lot of time with my little guy. One of their favorite things to do is play video games on the big screen. As my little guy so fondly calls it, "Watch play game, Mommy!" If you notice he has his own little game controls which are actually broken, but he doesn't need to know that. Just look how happy he is! He will sit there for extended periods of time pushing all the buttons and moving the levers just as if he were really playing. He even yells at the screen. I wonder where he got that from.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Playin' on the "junga gym"


To all my friends in Sac and surrounding areas that I really really miss a ton ... I would have liked to visit with all of you but you know how it goes ... so many visits, so little time! I promise the next trip will be longer and the visiting will be intense!!!

We Need A House In Tahoe!

Who's with me? If we all pool our money together we can do it! We had such a wonderful time even though we were there for just a few short days. Okay, so the first and last legs of the trip weren't all that great (who invented layovers for a flight that takes less than an hour and a half!?!) but the inbetween was, you know what I'm gonna say so say it with me ... HEAVEN ON EARTH!!! We took my nephew up with us as our "manny" and I think that was the best idea I ever had! My little guy absolutely loved being with him and I think the feeling was mutual. They had such a great time together and I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be able to have time with just my DH and me. When we took my nephew home on our way back to the airport my little guy kept saying "Come on, Peter, come on!" and when Peter didn't, he started to cry. And I couldn't convince anyone to let Peter come live with me. What's up with that? Anyway, as you can see in my slideshow we spent a wonderful day on the lake. Can you believe boat gas is $6/gal!?! If it weren't for that I think we'd still be out there. That night my DH and I had a wonderful dinner at the marina where we had our wedding reception. We sat out on the patio and just enjoyed each other and the beautiful evening! It wasn't too cold and it certainly wasn't too hot, just the perfect in between. Then we drove around the marina neighborhood picking out houses we wanted to live in and watched the sun set from a pier on the beach. After that we went to see Dark Knight. I know, kinda weird to go to a movie on vacation but we rarely get to do it at home so it was a real treat! The next day was golf day. I rode along in the cart with my DH and had a fabulous time. The course runs along the lake and there's tons of small wildlife and pine trees which makes it smell soooooooooo good and clean! After the grueling 4 1/2 hours of golf (LOL) my DH and I came back and went to the spa next door for a couples massage. Mmmmmmmmm ... nothin' like feeling all jello-y. That evening all of us went out to dinner at The Hard Rock Cafe. Always good and always fun. Then it was on our way home in the morning. We dropped off my nephew and then on to the airport where we came close to missing our flight. Which would have been fine except for all those dumb adult obligations at home. Now we're back in to our daily routine and counting down the days to our next trip to Tahoe!

Never Wanna Leave!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Because I missed a spot, Mommy

I missed it the first time, much like the poop fiasco. Not only had my little guy tried to put on a clown face but he also COLORED ON THE CARPET! In permanent marker. Tried getting it out with Resolve but no luck. (On the carpet, not his face!) In the meantime, thinking I had removed the temptation, I went back to cleaning the bathroom downstairs. I am so delusional. Nothing is ever completely safe from a two-year-old. When you think you're smarter than a two-year-old is when it's time to let someone else take over because you're clearly not fit for the job. This is what I saw when my little guy came downstairs looking for me. I need a drink.

On closer inspection ...

Double EWWWWWW! I went back in to my little guy's room to put something away and happened to glance at his bed again. Good thing I did. There was poop on the guard rail and a little bit on his bedspread. Although on the bedspread it might have been just chocolate from the ice cream bar he snuck out of the freezer Sunday morning. Let me point out that I had left my little guy home with daddy while I went to church because he was sick and the ice cream bar heist occurred after I was gone. Apparently not as sick as he would have us think.

I know this pic is a little fuzzy but it's good enough for our purposes here today. Yes friends and neighbors, that is permanent marker on his lower lip. He's calling daddy to tell him about it. And it's probably still going to be there when we go on our trip in a few days. But on the bright side, I'm sure he had fun coloring.

Another poop story

I'll sure be glad when my little guy is potty trained. I've put him on the potty a couple of times but nothing has happened so we'll have to keep trying. However, this morning, bright and early as usual, my little guy came in to my room but instead of his usual, "Good morning, mommy!" I get a hand in my face along with the word, "Sticky!" My first thought is chocolate of course but I know that all of the chocolate is out of his reach and none of the cupboard/pantry/frig doors are open. So, I grabbed his hand and took a big whiff and EWWWWWWWW! You guessed it ... poop. Nice huh? We marched to the sink and washed up then to the changing table for a clean diaper and next an inspection of the bed. Fortunately he only got poop on the little blanket he used to try to wipe off his hand. I don't know what possessed my little guy to stick his hands down his pants in the first place. It must be a guy thing.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I can't get a break!

This happened while I was brushing my teeth. It seems that I'm going to have to give up any kind of personal hygiene or sleeping or potty breaks ...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

No, I'M Aurora

Click on the link at the bottom to find out which Disney Princess you are. Come on, I know you wanna! What I found interesting is that there were several princesses that I scored the same but the quiz chose Aurora as my "main" princess. One of those I scored the same was Megara from Hercules who I think fits me better. But that's just my humble opinion. You be the judge.

You Are Aurora! (A.K.A. Sleeping Beauty.)
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Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking News

AP: Monday, August 4 9:23 p.m. - We interrupt this program for a breaking news report. It has just been confirmed that the California Dream has awakened from the life threatening coma induced by a surprise attack a few weeks ago. While still in critical condition the Dream will most likely be upgraded to stable condition in the not too distant future. However, it is apparent that the Dream is not quite the same as it was before the attack occurred. Though some may disagree, the change isn't for the worse by any stretch of the imagination, just different. Some might even call it compromise, which turns out to be extremely acceptable to all involved. As our insider has informed us, the New York guys are reaching their tentacles all the way to the southern Pacific Coast. Once the Mountain West has been tamed and all replacement players are in position, the entrepreneurial wagon train will be heading West, young man!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program ...

We Reap What We Sow

Nice, huh? This is what I get for putting locks on the doors to the outside. Next I'll have to start putting locks on the inside doors. Way to redirect, little guy. Notice the WHOLE bag of uncooked angel hair pasta in the lower right hand corner. And the rest of the Easter candy I thought I had thrown away. Thank Heavens he didn't pull out the Easter basket grass and play ticker tape parade with it. All this being done before mommy and daddy woke up this morning. He's like a little stealth bomber! We call him our little "shock and awe".

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Bought the new Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, yesterday. Finished it. Loved it. Everyone dies at the end.

All in a day

Everyone will be glad to know that we finally got a lock on our sliding glass door. We had to get some drill bits that would drill through metal, which we did, and now my little guy cannot escape and fill the wading pool with water and sit in it while still in his pajamas. At the crack of dawn. Boy howdy did he get upset when he realized he couldn't unlock the door. Threw a little bit of a fit even. Fine by me because now I have a little peace of mind. Notice how I said "little". Mostly because the majority of my mind is practically lost and the rest will still worry about him pulling the sharp knives out of the dishwasher and smearing toothpaste all over the bathroom.

It happened today ... I became one of the mothers that people chuckle about and shake their head at, including me. It's probably been going on for quite some time behind my back but today, our bishop no less, told my husband he had to chuckle while watching me in the back of the cultural hall during Sacrament Meeting. We've all seen it before, the frazzled mother chasing after the toddler who cannot sit still to save his life. My little guy was, of course, laughing that "come get me" laugh as he ran out the nearest exit. I was just glad he wasn't screaming like he's done so many times in the past. This was a good sign because then after Sacrament Meeting was over he went to nursery without a hitch so my DH and I could attend our other meetings in peace. So all in all, today was a banner day!

And here are a few little cute anecdotes ... My little guy has taken to answering me with "Yes sir!" How funny is that? I have absolutely no idea where he picked that up but I get a chuckle out of it every time. Maybe I'll teach him how to salute. Then this morning I had the "Preschool on TV" channel playing while my little guy was eating his breakfast. In between each show they have 5-8 mins of preschool type things like learning to count, matching, finding the object that is different, etc. Along with a lot of these little segments they have singing as well and sometimes my little guy will sing under his breath, which is really just him whispering the words along with the characters. But this morning he actually sang out loud. The words were just "la la la" but he had the tune and the tempo down pat, starting and ending right along with the song. He's even getting good at copying the dance moves. Simon Cowell (American Idol) better look out!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

My brush with fame ...

Tonight my DH, my little guy and I had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (NOT the one in California boo hoo) and guess who was sitting just two tables away? Guess!! Give up? It was Donny Osmond! He was with what looked like a few of his sons and their families for a birthday gathering. Of course the servers brought out some kind of birthday dessert and a sorrier rendition of "Happy Birthday To You" I have never heard! I mean really now, considering who was seated at that table, you've got to be kidding me! Sorry I didn't have enough nerve to take a pic with my cell phone so you're just gonna have to take it on faith that this all really happened.