Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009! We hope that this year brings good health and prosperity to all of you special people that have entered our lives! We will be spending the evening in with out lovely little rugrats all comfy in our PJ's.
Quick update on us, Ava has been sick since Saturday with no signs of getting better. Andy spent the night in San Diego last night and attended the Holiday Bowl. Go Ducks! Of course that was the night that both kids went nuts! Ava was up every 20-30 minutes and Zach woke up once again with night terrors. He really freaks me out when he tells the man in the corner no! I wish I knew what was going on in his little mind. My friends with older kids tell me this is normal at this age. I think it is just because they are becoming increasingly more aware of their surroundings and feelings at this age. We really have to be careful what we expose him to and what we say! He is a little sponge right now and can repeat just about any word/phrase. Lately he has been telling me to shut up! I am sooooooooooo sorry that I said that and wish I could take it back. He actually says it in multiple ways depending on his mood. Sometimes it is said very firmly and directly and other times it is said with love while giving me a hug! He is so funny and crazy!
I hope you are all enjoying your evening and if you are doing something fun, please leave me a comment and tell me all about it! I can live vicariously through you!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Keep forgetting!

In each of my layouts below I used the Cookie Swap Collection from and/or Holly McCaig's Jinglebells (a freebie collection at )

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning!

We had a wonderful morning! Ava had a great first Christmas complete with her big brother opening all of her presents for her! Santa was very good to both of them. They are just a little spoiled. We opened the ton of presents we got, had breakfast and watched Kung Fu Panda (super cute movie!) now we are making our Christmas Dinner :) We've been snacking all day so I hope I have room!

Cookies for Santa!

I am trying to scrap as much of the holidays as I can! I have this new found digital hobby and it just brings so much to my pictures. It makes my blogging go a bit slower as I want to scrap all of the pictures before posting them though :)

Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve was wonderful! We went to church with some friends and the kids loved it! Both of them were almost perfect little angels! Ava loved the music and would dance right along. When every one would clap at the end she thought they were clapping for her so she would start to wave to everyone and then clap right along! It was so comical that I almost peed! We had dinner with Joe, Jessica and Jessica's mom. They made a wonderful carne asada (only in So. Cal do you eat that for Christmas!) and we all ate too many cookies! These are some pictures from the night.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

3 nights!

Well, it lasted 3 whole nights. She slept until 4 or 5 straight through the night, but that ended last night. She was up at 1 am again, then 4:30. Someday it will stick! Now I am off to a voluntary day of work. Zave (the dog) is very sick and they wanted to keep him overnight at the vet to the tune of $450 dollars. I convinced them to let me take care of him at home and they sent him home with fluids and antibiotic shots. He is still not eating, but he didn't throw up last night. I am working today just in case he has to go back for more tests and treatment. Poor guy!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Zach's Dentist Visit!

Zach had his first dentist visit this week! He was such a good boy and the hygienist was very impressed with his good behavior. He let her clean his teeth and now he loves to floss! His dentist is also one of my best friends so he knows her very well and opened up wide for her. She said his teeth look great so fingers are crossed that he won't be a dental nightmare like I was as a child. I always had a ton of cavities.

Story Peeps!

Christmas Lights Scrapbook Page

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday Night Lights!

We went to see the lights at Mission Inn last night with Sophia and her family. The babies all enjoyed the lights, but were super scared of the crazy little "carolers" that were displayed everywhere. Us adults were a little spooked by their creepiness too. Sophia is at the age where she is totally scared of Santa so we spent much of the night blocking him from her sight, LOL! Zach is doing OK with Santa this year, but I'm sure next year will be Ava's turn to freak out! Oh, the joys of the holiday season!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Movers!

My friend told me about how her parents used to ask Santa to move Christmas for their family when they were young. They would write to Santa and ask him to please move it to another day just for their special family. He would write back and say that he could do that just for them! This year we didn't have to ask formally, but we decided to move Christmas to when the grandparents would be here. The kids got their big gifts from Nannie and Papa and were able to open a few little things before the big "official" day! We sure plan to use the Christmas movers in the future though! I was wondering how we would be able to travel for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Waving and Pat-a-Cake!

Ava is 8 months old today! We had a wonderful time with Nannie and Papa over the last week and Ava seems to have mastered some new skills. She has been waving and clapping a little for a few weeks now, but now she does it on her own and when requested! I think I would consider it mastered now :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Santa Pix, hahahahaha!

Well, at least they didn't cry!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I love that I get excited to see my parents! They just flew in today from New Hampshire and we are all so happy to see them! We are going to Sea World again on Friday, woo hoo! Forgive me if I am not post happy this week, but I may be otherwise occupied :)
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