Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Little Pumpkins

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Two and Four

It is hard to believe that four years has come and gone since we brought Cookie home.

It is even harder to believe that our sweet precious Moo is now two.

It is amazing to watch their bond as sisters grow. I guess they have figured out that together their evil forces are much stronger together!

Happy Birthday to our sweet precious kiddos!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Can You Repeat That?

For the past couple of nights I have been away and while I was away, The Hubs has been holding down the fort. Just a Daddy and his girls.

Last night during our conversation he stated that every dad should be tasked with caring for the kids overnight at least twice a month Mom less. Yep, you read it correctly a DAD should be Mom Less and Overnight in the same sentence!!

You know what? I AGREE!

Every Mom should have a Mom Pass that has no expiration date and is limitless! Guess what? Now you can have one too. Just click, print and hand it over to your partner and let the Mom night begin.

Okay I know, I know, Dad's should have their special something too.

To all the wonderful Dad's, partners and husbands out there here you go....

Who say's life isn't fair?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Florida or Bust

This week has been a whirlwind. From Houston to Fresno, one economics test, one house to clean and a trip to prepare for this girl has been busy.

And After all the running around, I think I only burned one of the many margaritas I am about to have while on vacation. But that is okay, though my intentions were good, to loose 10 pounds prior to the trip, I can always rely on my Mom Suit.

Okay so enough about my week and my intentions to fit into a bikini that appeared to be my size in the store. Let's get to the fun stuff that will have you saying, "oh no they didn't" at the end of this post.

Prior to leaving for Fresno I tasked myself with two things, cleaning and packing the girls. Everything was organized and ready for the hubs to pack in the car. The Hubs task was to get the hitch installed on my minivan. Yes, I am not only a mini-van driving mama, I am now an official member of the mini-van haulers club.

In addition to the hitch, the hubs felt he wouldn't be cool unless we had one of these...

Now here is the best part. The hubby had the bright idea that we could save a little space by making this our suitcase and strap it to the back of the van.

Yep, you guessed it....I was not only stressed about how the kiddos were going to do in the car but I now wondered if ALL of our clothes were going to be roadkill somewhere along I-10.

Good news is that we made it and it appears that Tupperware is the new "it" luggage when traveling with two kids under four and a husband with a bright idea.

Now back to this...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy's Day Off

It may appear at times that this is all that we do...

But long after the tears are gone, the fun begins...

Happy Father's day to the worlds greatest Captain, Diaper Changing, Beer Drinking, Obsessive Floor Cleaning, Laundry Champ, Sock's with Crocs wearing,92 Truck Loving, Whataburger Eating, Boat Loving, Super Duper Fantastic DAD!

This guy...

Wishing all the dad's of a world a safe and wonderful DADDY day off!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Julie Hearts Peter

Instead of that two shot double latte why not donate your money to help a girl named Julie who is love with a boy named Peter.

Julie is a wife and mom of two great kids, with our 3rd on his way! Kai was born in 11/08 and Lilah in 3/10 and Peter 2/20. How do I know the due date of our newest bundle of joy? Because he is a four year old boy that lives on the other side of the world, just waiting for his Forever Family to come for him. He doesn't know it yet, but he will soon. I love advocating and educating to anyone who will listen about Down syndrome. And desperately trying to figure out how to be a mom to a girly-girl who thinks she is a bulldozer. Who would have ever thought having a child with DS would finally lead me to my passion in life? And that one little girl could baffle me so? Surely not me.

My favorite Julie quote, "I never knew I wanted a child with Down syndrome until I was given one!"

Here is where you can help. The Kehm family is having a laptop giveaway for our final push to get Peter home. $10 = 1 entry.

Help bring Peter home, you will be glad you did!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I Just Wanna Dance

Our little Cookie participated in her first dance recital this past weekend and she did great! I am pleased to announce that after a year of dance lessons she learned how to put on sunglasses and shake what her Mama gave her (well sorta). Thankfully we did not experience any unexpected somersaults. Somersaults are Cookie's signature move, you never know when she might "bust" one out.

Now, for your viewing pleasure and my proud moment, I am pleased to share with you Cookie's stage debut. She is the last little dancer on the far right.

We had such a good day,I didn't have the heart to tell her that she has inheritied her Mama's dancing skillz.

As for Moo, she has a fun filled day perfecting her teeth brushing. Her dentist would be proud.

Just look at those pearly whites...