Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Perfect Day

Let today be remembered as Ember's perfect day!
Today my cute little town held a fundraiser for the local
Fire Department and teamed up with Baskin Robin's and
Joe's Pizza.

PIZZA and ICE CREAM for 31 cents each!!!

Can my day get any better?

I've already made two trips ( it's only 400 steps away)
but the night is still young.

Sam came home from work and I walked over and picked up
his dinner (5 slices of pizza) for $1.55!!!

I think we'll make an ice cream run just before they close!

PIZZA and ICE CREAM.....ahhhhhh

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happiness is NOT sharing

A few days ago I gave Jace a snack with instructions to go share with
his siblings. He willingly agreed and disappeared.

Minuets later I found him ploped down in the middle of the hall enjoying the entirety of the
snack by himself.

“Jace, I’m really sad you choose not to share like I asked you to.”

“I’m not!” He retorted with a pleasent smile. “I’m really Happy!”

First I walked away, then I laughed.

Jace got a shaving kit for his birthday. Turning four brings Big Boy responsibilities!
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Has Been..

Ten years does a lot to a family. Sam and I stood on the sidelines of a soccer field this weekend and watched our kids play soccer. Both of us having similar thoughts without sharing them at that moment.

"This is IT! This is what a “Family” is like."

Although I feel very young, I am entering the “Has Been” age group.

I remember being a child playing soccer. I remember running so hard my lungs felt like they were on fire. I remember the orange slices we would eat at half time. And I remember realizing I was FAST.

I DON’T remember my parents on the sidelines screaming at me to run faster, stand here, run there, or ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!

So, I had a bad parenting moment on the sidelines this weekend. I was that parent that got WAY too involved in the game.

Sometimes it’s hard to grow up.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jace's Birthday!

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Today is Jace’s 4th birthday!

This morning I pulled out 3 grey hairs!! Who is aging here?
I can honestly say Jace isn’t the cause of my proof of aging. He is such a good kid.
I love his little voice, his silly personality, and his patience. Waking up to his daily request of
“Strawberry Oatmore” puts a smile on my face. He is so easy to please.

I can’t believe he is already four!
I admit I do too much for him. He is my baby and that fact alone is keeping him young. I guarantee I wasn’t carrying Jarom or Jennica around when they were 4! I need another baby. My how time flies.

Yesterday was his special day. We had an animal party outside. The weather was beautiful.
He seemed to enjoy himself.

Being 4 is the perfect age. Time doesn’t exist. It’s play time all the time. You get to play with your older brothers stuff while he’s at school. You can plop over any time or anywhere and take a nap. And you can dress up like Peter Pan, Buzz Lightyear, or Dash and go to the Park and be totally convinced that you are really them.

I love viewing life through Jace’s eyes. It’s such a beautiful world.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

more disney

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Toes and fingers!

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Princess Treatment


Auntie Jess introduced Jennica to the world of Pampering!
We treated our feet to pedicures.
Jen didn't have flip-flops so our first stop was to the shoe store.

Jennica is funny with her feet. she won't let me get near them.

If I try to clip her nails, or even rub her feet she gets all crazy on me.

I was curious to see how she would respond to a pedicure, and once again she
proved my theory that "anyone but mom can do it" was on target.

They say it takes a Village to raise a child. Well, I'm ready to tap into the Village network already!

Auntie Jess helped today. Thanks Jess.
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Disney Pics




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Jedi Jarom in Training


This was so fun to watch because it is right up Jarom's alley! I was the crazy mom on the sidelines completely beside myself when they picked Jarom to be trained! My heart was pounding and my hands were shaking. I wore the Perma-grin with pride.
Jarom got to fight Darth Vador! Can you imagine what that must be like for a kid? It moments like this that I live for as a mom!
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Buzz Lightyear

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Grandma Trena gets the Award for best Grandma of the year! She stayed behind with Jace while the rest of the family went on the Star Wars ride, and while we were gone she ran into Buzz Lightyear!
Jace LOVES Buzz Lightyear. At home he is always dressed up as Buzz or Dash.
Grandma was suppose to be getting our fast pass tickets for a different ride but decided to stand in line to meet Buzz.
By the time I found her after my ride Jace was the next one in line. I made it just in time to take pictures.

Jace was so excited. The first thing he did was point to his shirt and say: "This is you Buzz!"
He wore his Buzz shirt both days at Disneyland, just in case he saw him.

I LOVE Buzz too, because he made my 3 year olds day at Disneyland!

Thank You Grandma for making it happen!!!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The Hobi Hobbit is sending us to Disneyland for 3 days!!

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Hobbit sends Grandma Trena!





The Hobi Hobbit pulled a fast one and emailed a second message Sunday evening.(read below)
We were totally shocked to see Grandma Trena standing at the door! She said a "magic car" drove her from Utah too! She had instructions in a letter to pack for 3 days.
She was just as excited to see us. She thought we were still in Connecticut!

You have another visitor coming your way.

This one I’m sending to you to stay.

Go take a bath and get some good rest

For tomorrow I will reveal the very BEST!

It’s Aunt Jessica’s Birthday and I do like her too

So take her and your visitor along with you.

Remember I hear it when you fight

Be kind to each other and stay in bed at night!

Tomorrow I’ll send you magic you’ll always remember

a camera you’ll need- be sure to tell Ember.
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