Monday, August 31, 2009

Scooter's Jungle

This year Makayla had her birthday party at Scooter's Jungle. All the kids had so much fun! I think it's safe to say everyone went home and slept so well. I am all about having birthday parties at a venue so I don't have to worry about a thing! I can't believe she is 7! She is way to big now and way more mature than I am!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Little Spoiled

This weekend has been a lot of fun so far! My parents came out from Utah to help celebrate Makayla's birthday. They brought her cousin and best friend, Autumn, with them. Saturday morning we got up and headed to Zoomars, which is now my favorite thing to do with the kids. They had so much fun! Bentley is afraid of any small animals. She loved looking at the bunnies and guineas pigs but would not go near them, but she had no problem running full speed towards the horses when it was her turn for a pony ride. The kids all got a basket of food to feed the animals which the goats seemed to love the most. They all got to go on pony rides and Bentley and Perry rode the train twice! Bentley's favorite was definitely the train. She giggled and waved the whole time, while most kids looked like they were going to die of boredom.
My dad is so in love with all of his grandkids. I love how they just melt his heart. My dad can act like quite an old man and complain of every ache and pain but when he is around his grandkids he quickly becomes one of the kids, just oversized.

These two girls, laughed and giggled all weekend! I loved having Autumn out here to play. She gave us daily performances on her violin, and was so well behaved. I am so happy that these two are such good friends.

After Perry and Bentley laid down for a nap my mom and I stole the girls away from the house for some pampering. We all went and got manicures and pedicures. It was my Autumns and my mothers first mani and pedi. The girls sat at one end of the salon and my mom and I at the other. Autumn looked like she was about to fall asleep, she was so relaxed and Makayla told the little asian girl the worst jokes for about an hour while we were there. My mom and I could not stop laughing. Afterwards we went and got a slice of pizza and a soda. We all had the best afternoon together. Autumn told me several times that we spoiled her rotten and that I am the best aunt ever!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Makayla

I can not begin to tell you how much I love this little girl! She has become much more than just a daughter this past year. She has truly become one of my best friends. She is so stunningly beautiful and mature for her age, she is quite the entertainer, so caring for others, and helpful. She is always so concerned about others feelings. I have learned so much from my daughter by her great example to me. I strive to be more like her everyday. I love spending time with her and enjoy our mommy daughter dates. This little girl and I have traveled a very long road together and I am so happy that we have found our road to a happily ever after.

Happy Birthday Makattack!
This family would not be complete without you and we are all so thankful that you are a part of it. We love you so much, and could not ask for a better daughter or big sister. I can't believe you are 7! Time is flying by before my eyes.
We Love You!
Mom, Dad, Bug, Monster, and Bean

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Turn

Hey everyone, I don't often get a chance to write a blog because I am not the designated "blogger" of the family. The DB is off with the girls tonight eating pizza and pizzookies. I thought I should take this opportunity of utter and complete calmness in our noisy busy house to write about how amazing our family's DB really is. She is the absolute love of my life. All of my happiness comes through or is associated with her love, kindness, support, friendship, and beauty. I don't do a great job of telling her how much I love her. But I do more than anything. She has done more me in the time that I have known her, than what I thought possible for one human to do for another. These are some of the few of my many favorite memories of her. Everyone can tell by our blog how great of a mother she is so I decided to just focus on her for tonight.She almost does everything right. One thing she is not so great at is knowing when I am taking a video of her. Most of the time she poses until she realizes that there has been no flash. It usually takes 10 seconds.

This picture completely confirms my theory that someone surely had to bribe this beautiful woman to marry a knock kneed goofball and become my bride for all eternity.

She is never afraid to try anything, especially if you say she can't do it. Yes she is in this picture.

Unless she is pregnant she always looks like this. Happy, cheerful and always the life of the party. If she doesn't look like this then she will tell you why. She is not afraid to tell people how she feels, both good and bad, which is something that I respect more than she will ever know.

All I can say is that you are beautiful and I am the most blessed, lucky, and karma receiving lover of Jobin in the world.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Give me a Break!

The trouble maker, Roman.

These are going to be a very long last two months of my pregnancy. The other day I had heart burn and my sciatic nerve was pinched. After some Tylenol and Tums I hit the hay. Only it took forever to fall asleep. About 30 minutes after falling asleep I was restless and wide awake! Hoping I wouldn't wake my sleeping beauty I took a tub in the dark (he hasn't fixed the bathroom door). After about 5 minutes in the tub I couldn't take the heat from it with my heartburn so I just wrapped up in a towel and headed upstairs. I ate half a bottle of Tums and took more Tylenol plopped down on the couch and watched tv hoping that the awful infomercials played at that hour would bore me to sleep. Maybe 20 minutes after I'd started to doze on the couch I could hear Roman banging around in his crate! Oh brother! So , still in my towel, I opened the garage door and let him out of his crate to got to the bathroom. He went out piddled then took off running down the rode like a bat out of hell! I took off behind him screaming in my towel that doesn't quite cover my 7 months pregnant tummy. I caught his tale and he turned around and took off the other way ran straight into the house where I proceeded to chase him through the kitchen! I eventually got him into his crate with the help of my sleeping beauty who was no longer asleep after all the screaming at 3am. With the heartburn gone and my back feeling better Mike whisked me off to bed! Sigh....sleep.....or not! The stupid neighbors dog started barking, and woke me up again! At this point I burst out in tears and started crying! I was exhausted, frustrated, and humiliated. I mine as well have been streaking.
My neighbors are so kind and haven't said anything. Either their super nice or luckily I didn't wake them.... okay, they are just super nice. Hopefully tonight will be better. Why didn't I just close the garage and let the dog go? It was clearly a bad judgment call I made while sleep deprived and pregnant. Next time he'll be homeless and left to fend for himself.