Friday, September 30, 2011

30 BLOWS!!

HAHA! ~ 
YEAH don't you LOVE this...
My cousin (actually she is my cousin-in-law; whatever...) Ally gave this to me for my upcoming birthday. She is SO sweet to me all the time. She also watched my kids while I cleaned the condo ~ I am just glad is turning 30 RIGHT after me... :)
Thanks for the 30 Blows, the card and the ADORABLE fridge note pad! LOVE YA GIRL! ~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Return With Honor ~

I have wanted a "RETURN WITH HONOR" 
sign for my house ever since I first saw these signs around.
My DEAR friends Lauren and Spencer Baker remembered me saying that and got me this...
 Perfect timing that it came just before my birthday! ~
And it has already found it's home and I LOVE IT! ~
Thank You Bakers... 
Now I have a visual reason to ALWAYS remember (AND LOVE) you! ~

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Urgent Care

So I was going to wear my new shoes to Church today...
Unfortunately I had a sick child to deal with...
LATE last night (3:24am to be exact) I awoke to Hailey calling me. I ran into her room because being half asleep makes me worry more. I sit by her bed and hear her breathing like crazy. I tell her to take a few breaths and calm down. Then I try other words that she might know Relax, Breath... I put my hand on her chest and her heart was beating SO fast. I grabbed her and went into our room and woke up Matt.
Now usually I would let Matt sleep; but sense he is the breathing expert I woke him up for his help. ( He has asthma, and knows what to look for) We did a breathing treatment and she was able to go back to sleep but upon waking up she was still breathing heavily.
SO I hit up my good old friend the Internet and Google "4 year old breathing problems" and "4 year old fast heartbeat" after being scared to death that my daughter might die, I decided to call a friend who has had the same problem with her children. After she calmed me down from my Internet search she recommended doing another breathing treatment and if things did not get better to hit up Urgent Care...
So we hit up Urgent Care. Waited SECONDS to be seen and had our fears relieved. (I guess telling them at the front desk that my daughter is having a hard time breathing they take that pretty seriously) The Dr. checked and her lungs are clear, her breathing is under control and her heartbeat is not too high to be really concerned. He said the Air Quality has been real bad and that we just need to watch her and make sure she is acting OK. He said he could treat the cough (oh, yeah she was coughing too; I forgot to mention that one) and just let everything else settle. BREATH... ahhhhhhhhhhh...
I have said this before and I will say it again... I would SO rather I be sick than my kids being sick!! It was heartbreaking watching her breath so crazy ~ glad it is over for now...
So church had started before we got home and we decided to just REST today! ~ This is me Resting...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cupcake Face ~

My kids LOVE to help cook when I let them.
I often her "Mommy Let's make a cake!" Or "Mommy Let's make Brownies!"
We were wanting to have something for dessert, so I asked the kids if they wanted to help me.
They decided we needed to make cupcakes... 
I let them each frost their own cupcake which was not too bad of a mess...
I LOVE doing fun activities with the kids! ~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Pixi ~

So my phone died...
And when I called Verizon about getting a new one and explained to them what I wanted they told me I could sign a new 2 year contract (AGAIN) and they would give me a $50.00 credit for whatever phone I wanted... So I went into the store to see the phones and I think I hear the person LAUGH when I pulled out my ghetto old school flip phone...
HEY! ~ No laughing... (Yes, those are teeth marks on the front)
 And when I OPEN the poor thing I can't see anything. I can't tell who I want to call, I can't even tell what the time is or the date...
So needless to say I need a new phone. However, I really did not want to sign a new 2 year contract OR get an ugly phone that was Free with my plan... Matt wanted me to upgrade to have unlimited texting so I asked Verizon if they hook up people who have been with them for a long time (10 PLUS years) and they pretty much told me they have the best service and so they have to charge a premium so no; no discount... So we went searching for my new phone. We hit up Cricket, AT&T, and a few other places that I can't remember. Matt decided to get online and do a little research. After a few days he found a phone and plan in my price range (cheaper than my previous plan with other options) he got the Verizon Palm Pixi and we are going to service it though PagePlus (I think) which uses Verizon Tower Service... so I am getting a WAY better phone on a way better plan for cheaper...
 I really only like phones for talking, but Matt got one that I can easily text with and surf the net with too... he also made sure my plan would have that as well; I think he thinks I want to carry my phone around with me all day like "normal people do". ~ Ugh, Hello Stay at Home Mother of TWO here... not going to happen...
Let's just see when I decide to learn how to use it... 
after I get my hot pink cover he promised I may be a happy camper again!! :)
CAUTION PEOPLE : Now, DON'T go getting ALL excited about getting in contact with me... I am still going to suck at remembering my phone and picking it up... remember who you are dealing with! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Funny thoughts...

Ever sit back and have great thought cross your mind... here are a few of my DEEP THOUGHTS...
1. I think part of a best friends job should be deleting the history on your computer when you die...
2. I TOTALLY take back all those times I did not nap when I was younger. Can I have them back now??
3. There is a GREAT need for a "sarcasm font"... maybe I would over use it though...
4. Nothing sucks more then being in an argument with someone and realizing YOU are wrong.
5. Was learning cursive REALLY necessary? I mean who really uses it correctly? I know I don't!
6. MapQuest really needs to get their crap together and start on step like number 5. I am pretty sure I can find my way out of my neighborhood!
7. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes out after Blu Ray? I really don't want to start my movie collection over AGAIN...
8. I can't remember the last time I was not at least a LITTLE tired...
9. Bad decisions make for good stories. The good stories however do not lead to bad decisions...
10. I am always slightly horrified when I go to exit something on Microsoft Word and it asks me if I want to save my changes from the last time I was reading it... I know I did not make changes... what is going on...
11. "Do not Machine Wash or Tumble Dry" means NEVER WASH THIS ITEM EVER... IN FACT DON'T EVEN WASTE YOUR MONEY BUYING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE... I like I have time to "wash my non-washables" correctly!
12. I hate leaving my house ALL dressed up and cute for the day and then seeing NO ONE of importance the whole day. What a waste. Does Justin Timberlake not vacation in Clovis, CA. EVER??
13. I keep some peoples phone numbers saved in my phone JUST so I know not to answer when they call... this is a good tip huh??
14. I also wish MapQuest and Google Maps had an "avoid the ghetto" routing option. Just sayin'.
15. Sometimes, I watch a movie I had seen as a kid and realize I had NO idea what was going on when I first watched it... perfect example Dirty Dancing!
16. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in from grocery shopping than make two trips.
17. I have a real hard time deciphering between boredom and hunger...
18. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in line at the front. STAY STRONG my brothers and sisters!!
19. Is it just me or do High School kids get dumber and dumber every year??
20. There is no worse feeling in the pit of your stomach than the millisecond you realized you leaned back too far in your chair and are falling to what feels like your death.
21. Obituaries would be a whole lot more interesting if they told me how the person died.
22. My husband just got me a phone service where I can text, but I don't want to let anyone know because I don't like people relying on me to respond at the drop of a hat. I think if someone wants to ask me a question the least they can do is call and act like they care about me for a few minutes...
23. I have learned to stop trying to impress other people; they are usually more screwed up than you would think!
24. I hate when people say " I agree, BUT..." really? Do you REALLY agree???
25. I was making dinner the other night and only had one can of Spaghetti Sauce and needed two. So I grabbed two little 8 ounce cans of Tomato Sauce and totally had an anxiety attack when I put it all together... come to find out it tasted GREAT!!

I used to read Deep Thoughs by Jack Handey and I would laugh ALL THE TIME...
Just thought you might want a little laugh! ~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something New AND Blue...

So We all know I LOVE TO SHOP! 
We also know I LOVE SHOES ~
So while shopping when I find shoes I LOVE I buy them!!!
(as long as they are in my price range)
What do you think??
 I got a new pair of Blue Shoes ~ 
They are my FIRST Paris Hilton pair. 
When I am shopping for shoes I wear them around the store to see if they are comfortable... 
so far so good!!
 I had a little fun playing with the colors on the computer  
Can you tell?
Now I just need to find the perfect dress to wear them with...
Now If I have a friend getting married with the same shoe size as me she can borrow my shoes 
AND get her Blue quota taken care of in one fail swoop ~ Any takers... I wear size 7.5 ~

Monday, September 19, 2011


I noticed this last week that IN FACT we are the ONLY family on the block that does our own yard work...
We have had two young families move onto the block in the last year ~
and both have OTHER people come and do their yard work.
I am not sure what I truly think about this...
I find it a little disturbing because as a kid, we worked together as a family on the yard. I learned how to work early on, and then had mowing the lawn as a chore I was responsible for. I think this was one of the many things my parents taught me to help form me into a better person. Which leads me to think the kids on this block are never going to get the good feeling I did in working to make our house a home...
I also find it a little liberating for those that take advantage of having someone else do it. I know how busy life can get, and paying someone else to do the yard work is just one less thing they have on their plate. Honestly, I don't think we would pay anyone else to do our yard work even if we had the money because I am SO old school that it is our job... PLUS let's be honest I am CHEAP!!
I am a little sad because my kids won't be able to make money like I did as a kid walking door to door and offering to mow the lawn... My older sister, Myself and a friend were mowing machines!! haha!
I am in NO way judging the people on my block. I am friends with most of them, it's just that I now realized Matt and I are behind the times doing our own yard work... not that I think it will change...
 How does it work in your neighborhood, and what are your thoughts??

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Last weekend we hit up the Cheesecake Factory for some YUMMMYYYY Dessert for Girls Night Out ~ 
We have not had one for a while, so I was really looking forward to going!
The food was AMAZING! I got the Hershey's Chocolate Cheesecake and I was not able to finish it!
 I had eaten a light dinner so I could take that sucker down; but it was just too much for me!!
Amy got the Reese's Cheesecake, Amber got the Oreo Cheesecake, and Megan got the Original Cheesecake with Strawberries. Amber was the only champ able to take the whole thing down! We hit up Charming Charlies after, and again; I was overwhelmed by all the Jewelry. I plan on going back REAL soon when I have a few hours to myself to pick out some good pieces! Watch out Charming Charlies...

Friday, September 16, 2011

N.H.S. Football ~

It is my brothers SENIOR year at Natomas High School ~
(he is growing up too fast if you ask me)
This was the first home game of the season. Matt and I like to hit up all the games we can. This game was the night before the boys were heading to see Fresno State play CAL in Candlestick park. So it was a perfect time for us to go early to see Preston Play ~ 
 Here he is #64 talking with one of the coaches before the game ~
 Here are some pictures I took from the game!! ~ 
 So needless to say... Hailey took these pictures and wanted me to put them on the blog too...
notice the nice floor and random people shots! LOL! My favorite is the shot of the wall where the announcers sit! My little photographer!!
 (I have to admit she is not too bad for a 4 year old!)
Grandma taught Landon to say "SIXTY FOUR!" 
He was proud to see He and Preston has matching shirts at the end of the game! 
We tried to get Hailey to take a picture with uncle Preston but she said 
"Uhm, I think Preston is dirty, he needs to take a shower." ~ haha!
Good Game Uncle Preston! ~ We are the BIGGEST FANS! ~
(Yes, that is a band-aid on my son's face. As we were packing for the visit he and Hailey were playing in the suitcases. He came over to me crying with this nice long scratch from his lips to under his chin. The only thing that made it better was the Toy Story Band-aid... no judging...)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


As I talked about in a previous post we took the kids to John's Incredible Pizza for Family Home Evening with our friends The Harden's. We really love this place because we can all sit and enjoy a meal without too much problem from the kids. It is a pizza buffet, and they have like 4 different themed rooms to eat in. We usually are in the Cartoon Room. I don't allow my kids to watch TV and eat, so they LOVE this because that is just what they are able to do!!
After eating we went to play a few games, and play in the FREE playground. Here are a few pictures of the kids playing. We got a free $10.00 game card so we let the kids play a few of the other games too!
 It was a good time had by all...
Except for this poor piece of Playground Equipment... 
Daddy Mike MAY or MAY NOT have given it a run for it's money!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

UPDATE ~ Random~ness !

So that post I did about my Dyson on Friday... yeah... my husband fixed it the very same day and I was able to FULLY clean house! MAN I am lucky I married an engineer. Not that all engineers can do everything ~ but MY man almost can...

I am SO excited because I am "babysitting" for my friend again. I watch a little boy near Landon's age, about two-three times a week. It helps her out because her son HATES the daycare she usually takes him too, AND my kids get so happy when I say "Ganny Goo Is coming over today to play!" (his name is Gannon) The money I make my husband lets me spend ANY WAY I PLEASE!! NICE! It makes me want to have more "girls trips" and such!!

Hailey is REALLY enjoying Pre-School and Ballet! We are into week THREE... and when I drop her off she walks right in ready to go, and when I picked her up today she was ready to go without any fits or crying... SUCCESS!!! She is a little emotional (many of you would think she gets this from me, but I am sure she gets it from daddy) so sometimes when I pick her up she cries just because she sees me. Then other times she is having a fit about wanting to take something home from that day, or that she does not want to leave. I think today may have been the first GOOD drop off and pick up thus far...

I watched that show John & Kate Plus 8, which turned into Kate Plus 8... Ugh YEAH, I know she looks REAL crazy; but to be completely honest I TOTALLY get why she is the way she is. I just love hearing all these people WITHOUT kids or with one or two kids judge her... HELLO she has TWINS and SEXTUPLETS... if someone followed you around with a camera you would look crazy psycho too!! In fact if someone followed me around now with just my two I would look like a nutcase on MANY an occasion. She is doing a dang good job.... yeah she should treat her friends and those who help her with a little more respect and love. And she was mean to her husband but are we all perfect wives all the time?? NO ~ Glad the reality show is over. I hope she is able to provide for the kids in another way...

Which leads me to something I have been thinking about for a while. Isn't it interesting that the "RUDE" people in our life are constantly complaining about EVERYONE else and not taking a step back to look at themselves in a mirror? I have to look myself in the mirror MORE often than I want and I am constantly telling myself that "You need to calm down your behavior; many people can't deal well with someone who is so "OUT THERE" and does not have a problem stating their opinions." I know I stick my foot in my mouth quite often, but I never truly say the things I say to hurt people (OK, maybe some people...) Anyways... what I mean is; do rude people really expect "US" to be nice to them all the time?? If all they are filtering out in the world is negativity... why would "WE" give them pats on the back and compassion? I know life is hard, and sometimes it sucks, but REALLY the world does not revolve around YOU... (YES that last rant is dedicated to certain people, and if you feel like it is dedicated to you... go look in the mirror... LOL)

So that CITI card I kept open because they refused to close it and offered to credit my account the annual fee... yeah, so I got the $85.00 annual fee credit, and I went to the grocery store and got myself an $85.00 gift card. When I called to close it today I spoke with Randy. I explained that two months ago I called to close the card because I am not using it, then the representative offered to credit my card the annual fee and said "You can take your husband and those sweet kids in the background out to eat on us, and as long as you close it before October you will not have to pay anything." Yeah, I continued to tell him I did not want to take money from the credit card company and I just really wanted to close my card. So when Randy heard the whole story he laughed and said "Well Mrs. Bird I hope you enjoyed your dinner out with the husband; your closing statement will come within a week." I was baffled, I told him, I actually got a grocery gift card and had not spent any of the money because I was worried it was not really mine... Randy assured me that it was mine and that the longer they keep "good customers cards open" the better. He was sorry to see us go, but understands we do not need the card. REALLY? So yeah... I have an $85.00 grocery card... Thanks Citi Card.... I guess...

I taught the 8-9 year old class in church this last week for a friend. I love those kids. At this age they are fun to tease yet they totally listen to you! The boys were told if they talk out of turn I am going to kiss them on the hand for the first offense, on the cheek for the second... and because I was a married woman on the third offence I was going to get their mother to kiss them on the lips... needless to say there was NO kissing and NO talking out from the boys... and they listened to the lesson...success!!

We went to JIP (John's Incredible Pizza) last night for FHE with our friends the Hardens. We love this place because the kids sit and eat pizza quietly while watching cartoons and the adults get to enjoy a night out without whiny kids... that is until you go to play games and we tell them we are done and it is time to leave. We usually eat, play, then get dessert and go home... Hailey did pretty well through all of this until we go to the door to leave. They have balloons RIGHT before you leave to buy for $1.00. and almost EVERY TIME one of the kids NEEDS a balloon. Well Hailey NEEDED a balloon... so she threw a fit when we went to the car and went back and sat by the side of the building. Well, being the AMAZING mother I am; I decided she needed a little reality check. As she sat there pouting and telling me she was not getting in the car I said FINE. I got in the car and DROVE OFF... (Matt had his car there too, AND he was around the corner hiding to help with this reality check) the look on her face was priceless. As I pulled out of the parking space She stood up. As I started going forward her mouth dropped. As I turned the corner tears filled her eyes and she began to RUN in the direction I had left in which was also headed to the area Matt was hiding watching her from. She ran SO fast ~ Obviously I stopped as I turned the corner and waited for her. Poor thing... she got the picture for sure. I was feeling bad about giving her the reality check until today when I was going to take her to Pre-School she was taking her sweet time and I said "BYE I am leaving"... she was in the car quicker than I could get in the car... PROGRESS!!

Landon is starting to say prayers. "Tank fir day. Bess food. Bess daddy at work, mommy home. Jesus Christ. Amen" It is a work in progress...

Thanks... you are a true friend if you read all this none-sense... LOVE YA!~

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ironic ~

Isn't almost everything Ironic??
I am at a point in my life where it feels like things are ironic YET they are SO what you would expect to happen...
I have learned that in my teenage years... I was RETARDED!! Almost literally because you do not have the brain power to even begin to understand the results of your actions during the teenage years.
I have also learned that when I was 21 and newly married... I was just figuring out REAL life. I thought High School had prepared me for my "future" but getting married and leaving 'the nest' for good is what really started preparing me for my future.
And the things I have learned in the last few years have been astonishingly... Ugh NICE. I learned about being prepared and being humbled by the loss of my husbands job... twice. I learned that being a stay at home mother was truly harder than any other job I have ever had. I learned that real friends care about you and what is going on and do not put you down for being YOU...
ALL these HARD life lessons that I have learned recently have brought me to my knees, but not because it is too much; because I am grateful for the things I have.
I find myself in a constant state of contentment.
No I do not have everything I have ever wanted...
NO my life is not perfect, but I do not sit back and expect it to be perfect anymore.
I expect there to be bumps in the road. And now when I hit them I try not to cry; rather learn from what that "experimental bump" is trying to teach me. Oh Yeah, I am STILL going to cry over things. I am still going to blame things on something irrelevant like so many of us do... but at least now after I get over my "poor me pity party" I am going to try to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I think I used to sit and wait for someone to pull me close enough to the end of that tunnel...
I am glad I am learning and letting go. Glad that my mistakes are MINE, and I can and will learn from them. Glad that I have the wonderful family and friends that love me for who I am and what I bring to the table. I am not perfect and I don't plan on ever being perfect... that would be boring ~ I am glad I have my life! Ironic that a stay at home mother of two could be so happy and content ~ Right? :) What is your irony??

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We NEED always remember...

I was researching different people speaking out about the Tragedy of 9/11/2001. I knew I wanted to make a blog post about this topic, but was not sure where I wanted to go with it. Being recently there at ground zero on my trip to NYC; my heart has been full. Full of sadness for what the nation has gone through, full of heartache for those who lost loved ones, but also full of gratitude for the men and women that have been there everyday since the twin towers fell. Standing there and watching the workers do their job on rebuilding OUR horror was somehow comforting. NYC is a huge place full of people getting where they need to be in a hurry, and doing what they need to do fast. At this place there was no rushing. There was Calm. A Calm I never thought could have existed in such a busy part of the world. 

I watched the 9-11 Specials on the History Channel and on TLC. The stories of the workers are SO touching. Many lost family and friends and are rebuilding to honor them. The people are working on the 9-11 Memorial pools, the Memorial Museum, and the new WTC Buildings.

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man made waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

THE MISSION of the Memorial Museum, located at the World Trade Center site, is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.

In doing my research I also came across this... It helped me remember WHY we are here and WHAT we should be doing...

The calamity of September 11th, 2001 has cast a long shadow. Ten years later, many of us are still haunted by its terrible tragedy of lost lives and broken hearts. It is an episode of anguish that has become a defining moment in the history of the American nation and the world. This week, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, along with Tom Brokaw, will pay its own homage to the unforgettable events of September 11, 2001.

There was, as many have noted, a remarkable surge of faith following the tragedy. People across the United States rediscovered the need for God and turned to Him for solace and understanding. Comfortable times were shattered. We felt the great unsteadiness of life and reached for the great steadiness of our Father in Heaven. And, as ever, we found it. Americans of all faiths came together in a remarkable way.

Sadly, it seems that much of that renewal of faith has waned in the years that have followed. Healing has come with time, but so has indifference. We forget how vulnerable and sorrowful we felt. Our sorrow moved us to remember the deep purposes of our lives. The darkness of our despair brought us a moment of enlightenment. But we are forgetful. When the depth of grief has passed, its lessons often pass from our minds and hearts as well.

Our Father’s commitment to us, His children, is unwavering. Indeed He softens the winters of our lives, but He also brightens our summers. Whether it is the best of times or the worst, He is with us. He has promised us that this will never change.

But we are less faithful than He is. By nature we are vain, frail, and foolish. We sometimes neglect God. Sometimes we fail to keep the commandments that He gives us to make us happy. Sometimes we fail to commune with Him in prayer. Sometimes we forget to succor the poor and the downtrodden who are also His children. And our forgetfulness is very much to our detriment.
If there is a spiritual lesson to be learned from our experience of that fateful day, it may be that we owe to God the same faithfulness that He gives to us. We should strive for steadiness, and for a commitment to God that does not ebb and flow with the years or the crises of our lives. It should not require tragedy for us to remember Him, and we should not be compelled to humility before giving Him our faith and trust. We too should be with Him in every season.
The way to be with God in every season is to strive to be near Him every week and each day. We truly “need Him every hour,” not just in hours of devastation. We must speak to Him, listen to Him, and serve Him. If we wish to serve Him, we should serve our fellow men. We will mourn the lives we lose, but we should also fix the lives that can be mended and heal the hearts that may yet be healed.
It is constancy that God would have from us. Tragedies are not merely opportunities to give Him a fleeting thought, or for momentary insight to His plan for our happiness. Destruction allows us to rebuild our lives in the way He teaches us, and to become something different than we were. We can make Him the center of our thoughts and His Son, Jesus Christ, the pattern for our behavior. We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.
Thomas S. Monson is president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I am thankful for a prophet that leads us and guides us with love in these perilous times. I hope this has been as much as a comfort to you as it has been to me. I will always remember the loss and the rebuilding that has become a purpose for Unity in America.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Conversations with a 4 year old...

Today after making cookies; and licking the utensils clean...
Me: "Oh dear, you better go wash you face Hailey Bailey!"
H: "What mommy? NO way." on her way to the bathroom.
Returning from the bathroom... "I cleaned my face, and my hands, and I picked my nose and wiped the boogies on the paper just for you mommy!"
Me: "Uh Thanks, I guess."

Prayer after seeing my cousin Josh for the night. We were outside and found frogs in our backyard...
"Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for this day. Help me be a good girl and sleep. Bless Josh Smith to get home safe. Bless our little froggies. Oh yeah, better get some froggie food. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

After Pre-School she was upset about getting a new letter "B" and wanted her "A" back...
Me: "Hailey, we have to learn all the letters in the Alphabet. You are so lucky because now you get to learn "B" Did you know BIRD starts with "B"?"
H: "No Mommy, I want my yellow "A" back!"
Me: "Why sister, we get a new letter every week. Let's go look for things that start with "B"."
H: "No Mommy, I just want to say AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaa."
Me: "Sheesh. You can still say it without the letter." as I walk out of the door.

Getting out of the car...
H: "Uhm Mommy, I think your back hurts."
Me: "Oh really, what are we going to do about that?"
H: "Maybe I can rub it for you." she starts rubbing my back while I get Landon out of his seat.
Me: "That feels so nice sister!"
H: "Ok, you are SOOOOOO much better now." and walks away after a 10 second back rub!

About getting a toy down from a high shelf...
H: "Mommy I am too small, are you bigger?"
Me: "I don't know Hailey, am I big or small?"
H: "You are too small, but HEY, where is that daddy? He is bigger he can do it!"

Gotta LOVE it! ~

Dyson ~

Many of you know that I have the DYSON BALL vacuum cleaner...

Many of you also know that I use it ALMOST on a daily basis. If not daily at least twice a week!
I have had it for three years now, and I am sad to announce that it has had it's FIRST problem...
It still turns on, and sucks, but the wires that turn on the brushes on are not connected. So when it is running it sounds the same, however the brushes not moving means there is nothing being picked up, thus meaning my poor dirty floors are still... GULP... dirty.
After some research Matt was able to find that this is a common problem that occurs after lots of use. (I think three years of almost daily use would be considered "lots of use".)
To be honest I thought I would have killed this thing earlier. The three previous vacuum's I had lasted a little over a year and then would die. It was usually just cheaper to buy a new one than repair the current problem on the vacuum I had grown to HATE!
So my poor baby (that I am missing every day) is currently being taken apart and fixed by my dear husband. The reason for this post is that today is Friday; my cleaning day, and without this baby my house is not fully cleaned...
I consider myself completely lucky that my husband is able to figure out a fix problems that arise with our things. I guess marrying an engineer makes life a little bit easier...
I hope to be reunited with my baby in working order VERY soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


So I upgraded to the NEW Blogger Profile thing... my posts might be retarded for a little while... I am still getting the hang of all the new stuff... :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bulldog Pride ~

We (and when I say "WE" I mean MATT)
have gone to EVERY HOME GAME that Fresno State Football has had while we have lived here...
AND when we did not live here, Matt would still travel down for a few games.
So needless to say we are
So when we heard Fresno State was getting a new TURF field we were STOKED!!
Here are some pictures of us seeing the new turf for the first time...
The kids loved being on the field.
They ran all over, pretended to play football, played with daddy, hugged each other, and Hailey even KISSED the Bulldog's Tail...
We had the kids sit on the Number for their AGE so they can always remember this EPIC time in Bulldog History.
Did you notice I spelled BIRD with letters from the stadium... yeah... I'm pretty AMAZING!!
(~ I saved this post for the Season Opener Game Day... Fresno State Bulldogs Vs. California Bears. Matt is at the game today with 14 other Friends and Family held at Candlestick Park...
 I hope to have a GOOD announcement about the outcome of this game in a future post :))

Thursday, September 1, 2011

We have a WINNER ~

Pre-School is a HIT!
Hailey went to school without any problems and said "I LOVE Mrs. Lori!"
And this is what she made today...
It looks JUST like her huh?
This mom is REALLY looking forward to filling up my fridge with fun stuff like this! :)