Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let the laughter begin!

Just a video of Baby girl, and her giggles.

Friday, May 28, 2010


It's been a longtime coming (November to be exact)... several months, many times I scraped paint off and started over again... and now I can say that I think I am done. ;) I was going to write the back story here, but have decided against it because if it is not written correctly, it will sound really lame, and my brain is not opperating at normal capacity (nor my patience) and it means a lot to me, so I will just give a brief explanation of my painting and the girl in it, and keep this run-on sentence going, as long as I can. I had a dream one night that was just awesome and she is from that dream. It was kind of a Cinderella story. The first sketch is what I did when I first had the dream (she is Dutch), before the sick man came. I was originally going to paint her more like that, with her hat, common clothes... reflecting on what could be, but as I started the painting, I ended up with her later. She's all dolled up and is now reflecting what has been. The only thing I'm not in love with is her nose. But as Preston said, he likes her and no one has a perfect nose. It was fun trying a new type of painting like this, although it is not true classical style, her nose would be perfect if it was.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I made some cakes recenlty that I thought I would share. This is a cake for a little girl who turned 6. I have to say that this one was so easy to do and I think it turned out sooo cute! This next one is one Pres and I built together to celebrate the LOST season finale. If you know the show, you will understand it better. The well has Desmond trapped in it, there is the large foot statue made from rice crispies, the yellow gumdrops are the dharma village houses, the graham crackers are the temple and in the middle, is the cave/ tunnel with the golden light. Of course I couldn't leave out the smoke monster. This cake doubled for the Lost party, and our friend Jason's birthday cake. We did not have candles, so we lit smokey on fire. This turned out to be a bad idea because he was made of cotton swabs, and when you blow on them, it makes the fire stronger.... that and it stunk, but it was still pretty funny.

Bathing Suit for Baby Girl

Yeah, you know it's the cutest thing ever!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

3 Months!

Baby girl is 3 months today! I can't believe how fast time is going. She is still as sweet as can be and only gets angry when Mommy takes her time getting to her when she's super hungry. At her 2 month check up she was 12 lbs 24 inches in the 97th and 90th percentile. I'm pretty sure she's packed on a few more pounds since then! She has a nighttime routine of snuggles, snack, snuggles, playtime, one more snack and then passes out around 9:30- 10 and sleeps all the way to around 7am. It's been so nice! She is still in her bassinet, but I think she might be getting too long for it now. She has been RIGHT by my bed this whole time, but last week I moved the bed to the other side of the room. It was a hard move, Prob because I know she's my last baby, so I am holding on to her as long as possible. Soon she will have to take the journey into her own room. I'm hoping I can be ready for that! Sheeesh! She's a talker and a super smiley baby and we could not love her more. She's brings a much needed calming spirit into our home (I needed a calm baby!). We'll see how long that lasts! Here is a video of her. She's a dancing queen, just proves why 90% of the pictures I take of her are blurry!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today it was planned that I would sleep in... and as it always works out the way I want, I woke up before 7am and could not go back to sleep!!! Such is the life of a Mother! Today I will just say that I just absolutely love being a Mommy. Definitely not the easiest job, but has the best benefits! Each of my kiddos is so different, each with their own personality and I couldn't love them more. 3 reasons why I love being a Mom are right here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wish I were Kickin' it like Old School

When I was 14, I started Karate and became addicted. I absolutely loved it and continued it until I left for College. I will be modest and say that I was actually really good at it and could kick some serious ace. I earned the nickname of 'Rubberlady' because of the way my limbs would move when I fought and how I could bounce back up when I got knocked down. Thus explaining my email address (which people often mistake it for something dirty, it's not!!) Good times. I would here and again get back into home training, but never really took off. I started teaching after I got married and then stopped when I got pregnant. My GI, my pads went into retirement and my muscles formed a nice cushion. That is, until this past week. I started a Kick boxing class and man, is it kicking my butt!! it is so fun and I am starting to feel something awaken in me. Could be my inner tiger, could be the arthritis, could be both. One thing I have learned though, is I am not 17 anymore!! I will say this though: I can still do a mean jump kick, and I managed to knock over one of the punching bags with one of my kicks. Granted, it was a smaller one that needed more water, but lets ignore that fact. Yeah baby! Rubberlady is making a comeback! Here is a picture of me prior to wrinkles and children. I was actually in good shape... and I had no stretch marks. ahhh... I wasn't 30. The second is me and my sister being idiots.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yay for Joseph!

So Hurray for Joseph! He was selected in the lottery for the Dual Language program! This means that he will be in a bilingual program where he will be learning spanish. They start in kindergarten and continue on to the 6th grade. He is so excited and we found out that 3 of his buddies were also selected. To give you the odds there are 24 kids total 12 spainish native speakers and 12 english native speakers (6 boys/ 6 girls in each category). There is a 7 year commitment and if you do not get on the waiting list the first year, you pretty much don't get in so we are super happy for him. We've been speaking little phrases here and there so he can learn some and we have checked out bilingual books from the library. It's a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!