Monday, March 28, 2011

A Little Local Flavor

On Saturday after all the ballet performances were over, we had a FREE day. We didn't really now what to do. Michael even had the day off!! We were too tired to go to San Diego, plus it was freezing cold there. So, Gramma wanted to do what the locals do. Boy was she in for a treat!!! Since we don't drink or drive ATV's our options were narrowed done. After searching the Internet we decided to do a little hike and visit a nearby lake. Logan's favorite word is now hoking (hiking). The kids actually had so much fun and Gramma loved being surrounded by the beauty. (ha ha ha)
We found this huge tree and put Logan up in it. He started yelling "fall" while crying!
Jillian climbed right up it!
This tree branched was asking for all the kids to sit on it. When Mallory got up she almost pushed Jillian off, making her cry. Then Logan immediately started crying when Michael put him up. It was pretty funny!!!

After our big hike, we went to see the Lake. Logan loved seeing all the canoes and boats. Then we took my mom to a yummy burger joint. It is super yummy...onion rings, and fried pickles!!! A pregnant persons dream...Right???
After lunch we decided to brave the flea market. We have never been, and it is practically in our backyard. We found lots of funny knick knacks to buy! We had a fun day just hanging out.

Jillian's New Dress

While my mom was here we did some shopping. I found Jillian this cute dress. She is super picky about the dresses she wears. She loved it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mallory the Sneetch

We have been practicing since January for the big Dr. Seuss ballet here...Ballet de Seuss! Mallory had to audition for this role. She was excited when she learned she would be a Sneetch...we DID have to google what it was. I'm not too familiar will all the Dr. Seuss books, but I certainly am now!!! Then she was chosen to be a star-bellied Sneetch, which made her so happy. She did so awesome. There were long Saturday practices that she never complained about. My mom came for the performances which was fun! She also had to miss 2 days of school for 2 of the performances. Jillian was a little bit jealous.
Here she is getting ready. She looks super cute!

More backstage getting ready!

The performance pictures never come out too well.
She is on the end.

The Ballet was so good and they all did a great job. It was a fun weekend fun of Sneetchiness!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Festivites

St. Patrick's Day is a favorite holiday around our house thanks to our corned beef dinner we always make. The kids and husband LOVE it!! It was even better this year because my mom was here visiting...she makes better food than I do. Mallory's Ballet de Seuss performance was this weekend, so she came to watch Mallory be a little Sneetch.
I made this plate from the big charger that I found at the Goodwill. I think it turned out super cute. I wish I had bought all 6 of them. They were gone when I checked back for them. My girls got into the spirit of things...a little too much. They tried to have a competition to see who could put on the most green...that is why Mallory has wings on! My Nana sent these silly hats with Gramma. They had so much fun with them.

We made a green sherbet drink to go with our party. It actually was good, really sweet but good!
We ended up with these awesome sugar cookies from Kneaders.
This picture cracks me up..especially Jillian!!
Michael was so excited for his dinner!
...and Irish Soda Bread
Gramma even made the girls dollies a cute top!
During dinner we told each other St.Patrick's Day jokes (that I found on the Internet). They were funny! Then we played LUCKY bingo afterwards. We also played find the lucky shamrock and Irish Hot Potato. The girls had the most fun playing all the silly games. Logan just ate all the See's Candy chocolate coins and leprechauns that Gramma brought!

Sweet and Sour Sauce

I never can find this recipe when I need it...

1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 T corn starch
2 TB soy sauce
mix all together until hot and thick.

This sauce is good on anything!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thrift Shopping

I've been meaning to get to some thrift stores for quite awhile. I need things to craft! We had a little bit of time today, so Logan and I went to 3. I found these cute Martha Stewart plates. I've needed some for our Tea Parties!
Then these random plates...I am excited to do something with.

I'm gonna try spray painting cheap plates and vinyling them up!!!

This plate was a quarter!!! I'm gonna glue it on to a candlestick thing of some sort and make it into a platter...will be cute for a Tea Party!

I bought 2 sets of Jenga...not to play but to use the wood blocks. Surely something will come up in YW.

This is my favorite random find! Mallory needs a display box for her vinylmations. Hopefully we can make it cute!
I thought this little vase would be cute to paint and vinyl!

Better get painting!!! Hopefully I'll get something cute out of all this!

It's 91 Degrees!!!

It turned summer here all of the sudden, SO we busted out the swim suits and headed to the trampoline! Logan loved playing with the hose. I think he was too little last year to join in on the fun! We need a new sprinkler head to put under.

Shoes, Purses, and Sunglasses...

are about the only thing that I have fun shopping for these days (I hate maternity clothes that I now have to wear). I got a big Macy's box in the mail! Fun! Fun!!! I have to post this purse because I think it is so cute and Springy!!! It is huge though. When I ordered it I thought it was half this size.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Where Do I Live????

I guess all the jokes about this dang city have really come back to haunt me...they ARE TRUE!!! I really should stop making fun of it here. So, my appointment was a FLOP! The Doctor was NOT able to tell what the baby is going to be...Really I am 5 months along. Plus he only spent about 2 seconds trying to look. I was ready to have a fun activity for the kids to figure it out too. I was so deflated afterwards, and I still am. I have made another appointment with a different doctor...I am ditching my current one. Today made me REALLY mad!!!

So, now I don't think I really want to know what I am going to have. (I was so excited to start baby shopping though. So for now, I ordered a really cute Fossil purse that should come any day. That will be exciting!!!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BOY or GIRL????? tomorrow is my ultrasound appointment where maybe the doctor and technology can be good enough to see what is floating around in me! Any guesses???

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Disney

We finally made it to the Toy Story Mania ride this trip. It was closed last time and the time before the line was always 1 hour. It is so fun and Logan loved it. We could have gone on it all day. Since the Disney geniuses lay out most of the rides to dump you out into a store, Logan attached himself to the Toy Story figurines. He sat and played with them forever, while the others rode the roller coaster. It was quite cute!
Papa got Jillian Cotton Candy, while the big kids were doing big kid rides!
Logan loved seeing Lightening. The tires were his favorite!
We pooped out early the day we went to CA Adv. We left before they closed...unheard of, I know! Since it is freezing in CA this time of year we didn't let the kids ride the grizzly river ride. Mallory begged all day, so once we decided we were done we let them ride and get soaking wet. We walked straight to the hotel after, and had a pizza party in the room. The kids were crazy!

Back at Disneyland, Logan and I hung out in Fantasy land, since I can't do many other rides, nor can he. We had tons of fun hanging out together. He is such my little sweetie!!
Whacha doing???
We went to the Tiki room and had the yummy pineapple whippies. They are SO good. I need one right now!!
Disneyland already had gorgeous spring flowers up...we don't have anything close to this here! I miss all the prettiness of spring.

We snapped some quick pics before we all had to leave to drive home. Vacations always go too quickly. We love meeting my family at Disneyland. It is such a fun place to play! We will be saving up for new passes!!

Logan pretty much sums up our trip to Disneyland in this one picture!!! Being pregnant at Disneyland certainly kicked my butt. I can usually keep going all day. I was so soar everyday..What a wimp I am!
We ran to Downtown Disney on our way to the car. Logan was thirsty, holding his favorite gun Gramma got him and Papa slipped him some dollars...which I used for him. I bought him a cool Buzz car. He looked so funny.