Thursday, April 28, 2011

We love Spring!...

I just LOVE the ages my kids are at now...if I could stop time and keep them here forever, I would be one happy mommy! They are just so much fun! They are both learning so many things every single day. Chasey is reading now...actually READING on her own. She writes letters and cards to us almost daily. I have saved them all because the majority of the time things are spelled out as she hears them....instead of how they are actually spelled...but it is really the sweetest, coolest thing ever! I will post some of her letters soon!

Cash has grown up so much too! He is still my baby...but he has grown up so much! He talks a ton now...he mimicks everything we say! He will stand next to me, James or Chasey and literally copy every single word that comes out of our mouths....sometimes it's really annoying....but for the most part, I'm just SO thrilled that he is talking so much now! He is the coolest, most athletic, most coordinated little guy I've ever known! He can ride a bike like a pro and can hit baseballs over my head! He's THREE!!! and a half....but still...THREE!

For Easter....that crazy bunny brought the kids 2 really cool kites! Not the kind of kites we had when we were little...but cool....awesome...super huge kites! James put them together for us the other night and we took off to the park to try them out! The park was full of soccer we walked off into the trails by the lake. It was super fun and so cool to be a part of teaching the kids something that I loved as a kid myself!


DC Twinsies!...haha

Potty Training....when you gotta gotta go!

Many days I forget that I live down the street from such an amazing, beautiful lake, hiking trails and rolling hills! I've been here over 2 years and I am just now visiting the area almost on a weekly basis! Once again...another reason why I love the kids ages...we don't have to take a stroller everywhere we go...and the kids enjoy "finding treasures" (thanks Aunt Vicki for teaching Chasey about "treasure hunts") on our walks and they are enjoying all that nature has to offer! (of course being unemployed and trying to find "free" entertainment all over town helps too! Kind of makes you look at the whole world differently...for the better...for sure!)


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!?...or is it?

This isn't how it's supposed to be...I'm sitting here....on the computer...Easter baskets overflowing with goodies....but my kids aren't here to find the hidden eggs or squeal with excitement over the new Wii that is now hooked up for them (thanks to James who spoils them rotten). A new pink controller in Chasey's basket and a new black controller in Cash's! Just Dance 2 is SOOOO ready to be rocked! I don't even get to see my kids in their new Easter outfits that James and Chasey picked out together! (yes...he took her shopping at the mall for new shoes...and they ended up with new Easter outfits AND shoes! He melts my heart over and over with the little things that he does with the kids)

I'm a huge advocate for it's better to be alone than to be miserable when it comes to divorce....but Holidays can suck sometimes! At least I have James and great friends to spend the day with and we will be over at their house soon...but waking up without my munchkins here really does suck.

ps-I totally know that Easter Baskets and the Easter Bunny are not the true reason for's just the fun part when the kids are little and I'm not getting to enjoy it with them today.

Oh's a "Peep" show for a laugh...I needed a laugh and this just came through on my phone while I was typing this post.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

When the Cat's away...

Enjoyed a night out with James and a couple of friends last night in Los Angeles. We went to see his all time favorite band...Queens of the Stone Age...I was mostly there to people watch! and there is some AMAZING people watching to be done in LA I tell ya! I enjoy the live music, but I only knew one song...I'm more of a pop/country was a fun night out though!

My twin nieces babysat the kids for us last night and I let them use my computer. I was cracking up this morning when I got on and saw all the photo booth pics that they took. At least this explains why there were rabbit ears, heart sunglasses, mickey mouse ears and princess tiaras on the table when we got home! I love to see how much fun my kids have when I'm not home!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Cash paints his nails....

Warning-you will see a little boys butt...I don't know how to edit video! It's the cutest little butt though! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Break!!!

This is the first year that we actually have "Spring Break" around here. Now that Chasey is in school, we really enjoy the time that she is off and we get to sleep in (she does...Cash doesn't let me), go to the beach, park, whatever we feel like and we are not on a time schedule...
Love it!!

One of my best friends from high school and her family are staying in Newport Beach for the week so we went up and stayed a couple of days with them. She has 4 kids so my kids were in heaven with so many people to play with!

We spent the first day at the pool, made smores by the firepit at night and spent all day yesterday at the beach...and then the pool! Now THAT is a vacation! Even if it was only for 2 days!!
Were back's sprinkling and everyone is napping! It's a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm Pregnant, Getting Married...and I'm in Jail!

Some of my favorite Aprils Fools jokes to play on my mom....I don't do it anymore though because she would be so excited about the first 2 (she LOVES...LOVES James)...and the last one is just mean! Why are moms SO EASY to play April Fools jokes on?

Are you playing practical jokes on anyone today?

Happy Aprils Fools Day! Off to the gym! Ha...I WISH I was kidding about that!

Another gorgeous day in the "hood"! Happy Friday my friends!