Monday, March 28, 2011

Banana Splits

The kids were so excited! We went to the store for all the things we would need to make banana splits, ice cream, chocolate syrup, cherries, nuts, and whip cream. They were practically beside themselves. It was so much fun letting them just be kids. Not saying it wasn't messy- but it sure was worth it! I know I sound like a broken record- but I love being a mom. Its times like this I will cherish and look back on with joy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Watch out! You might get Pinched!

Are you wearing any green today?? I made the mistake of telling my son that if you don't wear green on St. pattys day you might get pinched. Well for the past 4 days he's thought it was St. Pattys day...and I haven't been wearing any green lately:) My kids defintly keep me entertained. I love their sense of humor. Kyle and I took them a few days ago to the St. Patricks Day parade in Old Town, Sacramento. They enjoyed watching all the colorful floats and all the people dressed up playing bag-pipes and playing music. They really enjoyed getting candy from the candy shop:)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oh, how they grow!

I love to capture my kids at different stages in their lives, I want to be able to look back and remember every little detail about how they grew up. How long her hair was when she was a certain age or how tall they were compared to one another. Most of all I want pictures to show them when they are adults. I wouldn't be surprised if I had over 50,000 pics of them so far. Some may say that is ridiculous I say its just me being a mom! In today's era with digital files, I am so thankful I can take 100s of pics of them a day if I want. Thank goodness for external hard drives!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The saying "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," holds very true. I think in great part due to the fact that you literally can't remember what you did. At least that was the case for me. From the moment we boarded the plane, until the night we arrived back home- things were in a whirlwind. I don't think I have ever drank so many mixed drinks in my life. But, I was in Vegas, with my boyfriend, the first "adult" trip I had ever been since I had my children, without being with family and just feeling free! So, I lived it up- excepted drinks from the waitresses at 8 in the morning, barely slept, gambled and just hung out with Kyle. We had such a great time- I felt like the trip brought us closer together because we had an experience we shared together-away from our normal lives-away from it all just being us. At the end of the trip we were spent. Tired, hung over and just plain out of it but I am so glad I left my ambitions and normal way of thinking behind-just for those few days I let go and let myself just enjoy life, and that in itself made the trip so memorable. I can look back and remember the fun I had and had no regrets about what I wish I would've done.