Saturday, August 29, 2009


So after the girls had a bath tonight, I decided to braid McKenzie's very wild, very unruley hair. It's pretty short normally because it's in such tight ringlets. This sheds a whole new light on her noggin. She actually has some pretty long hair when it's forced down. She is cute and the biggest stinker I know.

This is also the new bed we have been so lucky to aquire. The house we are in now is much smaller with tiny rooms. I call it the doll house. With our expanding family, we are trying to think of space savers since the new baby won't exactly have a room to call home. So this bed is great and adorable. The only problem is that Hailey wanted us to close the drawer with poor little sleeping McKenzie in it.

Otherwise, life is pretty good, I still look forward to one day being able to be a stay at home mom again. Everytime I have a day off and I play with my girls or read books to them, I rememeber how great I had it when I wasn't required to work.
After Labor day Shon will go back to working days and I will go back to nights. We will still be two ships passing in the night, but at least Shon won't be up all night at work, then up with kids in the morning. (me working nights doesn't require me to be gone all night) So I am expecting a less grumpy husband who gets all of Hailey's homework done etc!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Made it.

So we survived our first week of Kindergarten around here. Luckily Hailey LOVES school and can't wait to go back everyday. She was kinda bummed out today is Fri. and she can't go to school tomorrow. I love it, and I get so excited to hear all about her day and the things she is learning. I think she has a leg up and will learn to read pretty soon! She already knew and recognized the whole alphabet going in and now it's amazing to me the things she comes home and knows. I have to admit, I am relieved to not have to run her to school and make lunch for the weekend though! Being a working mom is tough! I don't know how you all do it. I have been working almost year now and while the time flew by, I am dreading another holiday season in retail!!!

On a lighter note, most of you already know this tidbit, but for those of you who don't, I am manufacturing a small human inside me right now, which is adding to the stress and workload. Haven't been too sick at all, but sooo tired. Here is the little maniac below.
This was a big unexpected surprise, and we are warming up to the idea of starting OVER with the bottles and diapers. (I think Shon and I are too old for this.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Oh my goodness! Hailey had her first day of Kindergarten today and she was so excited it was unbelievable! She was ready to go with her backpack on, by the front door 2 hours before school started. She did so well and acted like she has been going to school for years. Said goodbye and when I picked her up, she said I wish I could go back there tomorrow. I said I have great news, you will be going back there for a very long time! I sure hope this enthusiasm for learning and school stick!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

All things Random

First of all this enormous black widow spider was hanging out in the girls playhouse outside last week and thought it would creep you all out as much as it did me!
Second of all, I don't know where this place is, but I wish I was there right now and for the next 2 weeks! I was so spoiled up until a few years ago. I used to go to Hawaii every year and take vacations and be carefree. I miss it. That is all.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nothing New . . .

So I have no earth shattering news, but I did have today off and was doing some much needed net surfing, so I thought I would blog a bit. I spent last weeks days off sick, so today, I took Hailey over to her new Elementary School. She starts Kindergarten on the 18th and I am freaking out. She is so excited and doesn't understand why she can't go right now. We toured her new classroom, and the playground and the library. It was neat.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not easily excited or shaken or emotional for that matter. Nothing really bothers me at all. But surprisingly, Hailey starting Kindergarten bothers me! I just don't feel ready. I hate not knowing what her little brain is being filled with every second of the day and not being that "filter" for her. She is such a smart little sponge and I no longer get to dictate what she is told and taught. I guess it's a control thing. I am sure she will do great as she embarks on this new chapter in her life. On the other hand, McKenzie got a little jealous and decided she too wants to go to school. She has been doing great peeing in the toilet, but she has yet to go number 2. Which as you can imagine, having an accident like that in underwear is a nightmare! She remains in pull ups. I told her when she masters that, she can go to school! She is a joy and the funniest kid I know.

I am starving, and my husband leaves for work before 4 everyday, so I never get dinner anymore. Cereal and I have been best friends lately. Peace Out.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer Days

I know, we are spoiled by living about 1 hour from the beaches of California, but I think my girls are finally bored of the beach. We have gone 3 times in the last 12 days. They are no longer impressed. But today at the beach, we did have a break through!! Hailey finally went down to the water. I couldn't believe it. She has always been scared to do it, and today we went down a few times to get wet. She is so brave! She also escaped without a sunburn, which is crazy. She is the fairest of them all!