Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Tomorrow is getting me excited already. Hugh is holding a local fundraiser for DAP (Desert Aids Project) called Dining Out For Life. It's going to be at one of our favorite hotels in Palm Springs, The Ace Hotel - fun!
Also, before all that exciting stuff, I'm going to a prenatal OB appointment with a Mama in the morning. I'm always excited about seeing my JeniMom mama's :) At a prenatal appointment it's a time for the Dr. to meet me, see the support that the mom will have during Labor. Sometimes, there are a lot that goes on during an appointment so it's nice for the mother to have a doula (me) there to help support her then too.

Anyways, i'll have to post pictures tomorrow after our day,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My first ADITL post :)

Today was fun, normal.. nothing really exciting-

I have to say, it was fun trying to capture photos throughout the day. It made me feel like I don't take enough pictures in general. It felt kinda funny snapping so many today.

My day started with Linc and Ryann being the first to rise-which isnt normal, Reagan usually is the one.
Here is a pic of my morning smiles.
How cute, both of them don't even have their eyes all the way open yet.

And then here is a rare, sleeping-in Reagan :)

Ok, ok-i'm up!.. time to make some bfast....

I made some eggs on 2 toasts (or egg sandwich??) and some apples. I'm not a cook...but the kids ate it up, so I was happy :)

...and then it was time to pick up...and do a couple loads of laundry.

The kids helped me fold and put away their loads of clothes.

When the laundry was done, I went to go get ready...(ya so what if it was (ehhh) after 10am? I'm happy sometimes if its before noon :p )
While I got ready the kids were being silly in my room.
Then the girls played games on the laptop...

It was cute because when I started doing my hair- I found Ryann in the playroom doing her doll's hair too <3 (...and our doggy Boo was hanging out with Ry-awe)

And then naptime came a little early today for Linc ( well, he was one of the first to wake today)

And then we finally made it our for the day
- we stopped for some gas-((UGH-))
So freaking expensive:( my debit card actually stopped @ $50- it gave me 3/4 of a tank, so i left it like that. I didn't want to have to re-swipe my card again....

After gas we went for a car wash. (here are the girls waiting for our car to be done.. does anyone else hate how everyplace these days have isles FILLED with candy when you are checking annoying!

After the car bath we went for a quick trip to ((only because my kids begged me and they haven't been there in oh about a burning off some energy sounded like a good idea...) to chuck-e-cheese.

-hey, at least it's not flu season.....
oops-no pic

I quickly stopped into my fav yummy addiction to Cold Fusion and got a "magic brownie" SO GOOOD! -thanks Julie :)
..and since I had overheard of the awesome sale going on at old navy, I decided to stop by on our way home for a quick peak.
**I got 3 tanks for Reagan and a cute button up white shirt for Ryann as well as as 2 new tanks....
PLUS two new headbands for them, for about $23.
Good deal :)

..Linc fell asleep on the way back....

So once we got home I did a quick change of clothes and left to go meet with a new client-a great end to my day! I asked Reagan to take a pic of me.

Hugh had just pulled up (it was 6:45p) and I was on my way to Jadabugs!

...The meeting went great :)

I came home and sat down with a glass of wine and my HH made me a grilled cheese-with avacado, tomatoe and onion..YUM

Well, that was my day- a day in the life of me .
-Now I'm ready for my bed....
This was fun- I'll have to post this again soon!



Monday, April 25, 2011

STAY TUNED! ADITL-coming up :)

I read a blog recently that had a ADITL blog title and thought that it was a fun idea.... so i have to prepare for it-like get my camera charged :)
so stay tuned for my next post.....a day in the life...coming up :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A proud MAMA

- I forgot to mention that my Lincoln has been potty trained for a few weeks now.
Not many people would find that amusing-but hey i'm proud of my lil'guy. He did it just a couple days after his 2nd bday.
I am a firm believer in letting kids be "self-led" - things like breastfeeding, sleeping through the night, starting solids, co-sleeping, and now potty training! He showed interest in it-and i was there to help him learn. It so rewarding as a mother, to see little cues in my kids life and watch them take their own babysteps in the learning process of it....

Busy birthday weekend-Happy Birthday to my honey :)

My HH turned 30 on the 13th! We had such a great time celebrating this past week..yup about a week. He loves his birthday, and we love him <3
On Tuesday night, Hugh got a great deal at the Newport Hyatt. We picked up the kids from school and headed to Orange County-we had no traffic!
We checked into the room and Ryann and Reagan picked their bed and got settled. It was so cute-they put their shoes in the closet and unpacked some of their things. We got freshened up and headed out to Laguna for the night...
We stopped by Trader Jo's and got some snacks, wine and fruit.. (the necessities :) )

Hugh took us to a really cool secluded beach in Laguna just as the sun was setting- the tide was coming in, and we had fun chasing waves, finding shells and walking around the tide pools. We left just after dark with sandy feet-Reagan was upset about that-ah funny girl...

We were hoping to get to downtown in time to grab a yummy cupcake from Casey's before dinner-but they had closed. We walked around and decided to grab some dinner at B.J's and it was already 8:30 p.m., we were all starving!
The kids were SILENT and ate so much! Hugh and I got a really yummy pine nut pasta and feta and veggie salad. It was so good!
We went back to the hotel and gave the kids a bathe, and they went out like a light.
Hugh and I sat outside at a table and we got to enjoy some wine right outside our room-the air was crisp and the wine was yummy.
The next morning we were checked out in record time-It was Hugh's bday!! We got up, and got ready, and were on our way to have bfast at La Brea bakery and go spend the day at Disneyland.
Bfast was amazing and so was the coffee!!
We had a great time at the park, and we met up with some of our best friends and their kiddies. It was such a fun time- when we headed over to Ca Adventure, we went to a few fun shows, got some bday tortillas and ate some yummy soup in a bread-bowl. We left about 10 p.m.- longer than we wanted-but doesn't that always happen? HAHA
On thursday- we got up and started getting the house stocked and ready for COACHELLA. We slept about 15 people and had a funfunfun weekend. The kids love having people over. The pool was heated, the weather was warm and it made for some great times.

Next week is spring break......still not set on what is going on but I think we are going to definitely have a 2day beach trip and then some fun in-between :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Break!

I am so excited for the girls to be on a break! I was talking to my HH (Handsome hubby) last night about how I want to make this a fun-filled/memorable week for them. And I'm not talking about filling our days up with theme parks, getting ice-cream or going to the movies- those are fun things...but I'm wanting something more creative...

Ideas that I have so far:
Having a camp-out in the back yard
Vsiting Salvation Mountain (its has been a while)
Going to the beach (o.k- maybe not that creative but going to with sand toys and getting some sun sounds great!)
Baking for friends and then dropping the goods off
Hosting a tea party

ok, I guess thats a start... I need some more ideas.. I want to have it planned so that I wont forget anything.