Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Goodbye old girl...

Yes...it's true folks. She's gone forever. Let's face it...(although it's a pretty dang cool car) it had to go. Bret bought it when he was 18. He put A LOT of work into it, made her very pretty. But for a long time now she's just been sitting in the garage collecting dust and clutter. Other than sentimental value...the car just wasn't worth much, and as much as I hate to say it, a little bit of a waste of space.
So was just her time....

But wait!...This sad story isn't so sad after all!
Please meet the newest member of our family...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ellen (yes...again!!)

Oh yes friends...it's that time of year again. And it gets more fun every year! This year it was my mom, Melanie, Tamina and myself. We flew to Long Beach on Tuesday Jan 31, went to the Ellen Show on Wednesday. Thursday we spend the day just hanging out. Went to the beach and some shopping. And came home Friday Feb 3. It was so much fun. We stayed in Anaheim right next to Disneyland.
I didnt do a fantastic job of taking pictures...but at least I got some! Last year I completely forgot my camera.
Getting ready to leave at the airport...

Our hotel was pretty cool. My favorite that we've stayed at on our Ellen trips so far.

Spent a day at Newport Beach.

Waiting for the show.

They gave away watches on the show! Score!! I wouldn't have cared if they gave away paper clips...just so much fun to get SOMETHING!!

I'm sure I'm gonna be in trouble for posting this picture. But for some reason it's one of my favorites.

So much fun! Can't wait til next year!

Monday, January 23, 2012

3 year well check.

River had his 3 year check up with the pediatrician last week. He has grown a TON! Don't ask me how he did it, the kid eats absolute NOTHING!
Guess chocolate milk does the body good.

Here are his stats:

Weight - 36 lbs (90 %)
Height - 37 1/5 inches.(90%)
And still one big noggin! (Love it!...reminds me of a cute little cartoon character)

He's perfectly right on schedule with everything. In fact he's pretty smart for his age...I always thought he was so mature. Kinda like a little man...a mini Bret. However, he has zero interest in potty training. About 5 months ago we bought him some underpants and put him in them and took him to the potty every so often during the day. He actually had a few days with no accidents! And Then one day he decided that he wanted nothing to do it. We Couldn't even get a pair of underpants on him...and you can just forget about letting him run around with no diaper at all (which was gonna be plan b). He HAD to have his diaper on. He event tried to put one on himself. (now that was funny). Seriously stubborn. Yeah yeah yeah...we all have stubborn kids right? Well take your most stubborn kid, multiply it by a billion...and you have River. The dr assured us that this is so normal. That boys are much more difficult to train than girls (we all knew this anyway right?) He told us not to push it, and the more we try and force it...the longer it will take.
Okie Dokie dr. You're the boss! BUT if I'm still changing diapers when he's 10, then I want my money back!!
I always take pictures at these appointments. Of course I forgot my camera this time...So my phone had to do.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

3 years old!

Can't believe this little goofball is 3 years old!

Yup...my little pirate is now officially out of the two's (Notice I didn't say "terrible two's"...we may still have a little of that going on!)
All he wanted for his birthday was a birthday party hat, and a pirate cake. Come on...how can you say no to that. Such cute little requests.

Of course I had my friend, Audrey, make another cake for him. I've known Audrey for a long time (way back in my primary days). She is so sweet and talented. How darling is this cake?? River LOVED it!! It's always such a shame to have to cut into a cake like this...

(love the look on his face..)

Oh this kid...he can be a stinker. But he is also the sweetest little boy I know. He's so loving and always tells me he loves me "big much!" He watches me get ready for the day and tells me I'm so "handsome". Never goes to bed without giving a big kiss to Bret and myself, then says "goodnight and sweet dreams". Seriously?...could he be any cuter?

Happy birthday, River. We love you big much!!

**I know I know, it's a little late to STILL have our Christmas tree up. I just hate taking it down so bad! I love walking into my living room and see it standing there in all it's massive glory. Just makes me happy. So I told Bret just to leave it up a little longer. (Don't worry, we took it down the day after River's birthday)

Monday, December 26, 2011


Somebody must've been a good boy this year! I blame Bret for the gift overload. (yes, these are all River's presents...ridiculous, I know)

One of these stockings is for our 4 legged child (I blame Bret for this one too)...

Oh yes...THE "shootgun" that River has been so patiently waiting for. Every single time you ask River what he wanted Santa to bring him, his answer was always a "shootgun".

Tell me that's not the cutest helmet you've ever seen!...

Goes perfectly with his new set of wheels...

And last, but not least...the coolest pirate ship you've ever seen.

Last night we were playing with some of River's new toys, and just out of the blue he says "Santa Claus really likes me!".
Yup, he sure does kiddo!
Merry Christmas!!