Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Day at the Zoo...

Saturday we spent a very lovely morning at the zoo. The temperature outside was pleasant, the kids were in good spirits...and the animals were enjoyable! Christopher seemed to enjoy the elephants the most (surprise, surprise), while Ella was more into the monkeys and making monkey sounds. After a few hours, lots of site seeing and some lunch, everyone was exhausted! I wish every weekend was this nice!
When I was a kid I said to my Father one afternoon, "Will you take me to the zoo?" He answered, "If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you." - Jerry Lewis

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What a Beutiful Mess...


Who could resist a face like this??? Really...



"I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several." Rilke, Rainer Maria

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dancing Fools...

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"You got to sing like you don't need the money...Love like you'll never get hurt...You got to dance like nobody's watchin'...It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work"

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,May you never take one single breath for granted,GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.I hope you dance....I hope you dance.I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,Never settle for the path of least resistance,Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.I hope you dance....I hope you dance.I hope you dance....I hope you dance.(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.Dance....I hope you dance.I hope you dance....I hope you dance.I hope you dance....I hope you dance..(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)" ~ Lee Ann Womack, I Hope You Dance

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thing 1 and Thing 2...



Spent the evening with Thing 1 and Thing 2...and boy did they wear me out! They did some playing, some singing and dancing, some reading, wathced some t.v. in their chairs, some pee-ing on the potty-ing...and when all was said and done, even they needed a rest!


"A persons a person, no matter how small." ~ Dr Seuss

Jazzercise...


"Let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, let's get into physicalLet me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk" ~ Olivia Newton-John

Glamor Shots...

Well...not quite...however, Christopher does love the camera! The other night he brought it to me and said "cheese" until I took a few pictures of him. I think we may be making his head a little big with all the pictures we are taking...because he actually started posing :O


Thinking about what poses to do...



Trying to give his "tough guy" look, but he kept laughing...

Smiling for the camera

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others." ~ William Lyon Phelps

Weekend Getaway...

A few weekends ago, we decided we all needed to get away! Life was just getting to crazy and we all needed a break. So, we packed up the car and headed to good ol' Indy. We spent the weekend swimming (which Chris LOVED), visiting the Children's museum and eating at yummy resturaunts. It was such a good time that we can't wait to do it again!

The day we left, as we were walking past the pool on the way out...even Chris became teary-eyed to have to return home. Luckily, we have wonderful memories and a new weekend vacation spot!


Swimming like a fish! Naying like a horse! Driving his 1st car ; )
"Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer." ~ Unknown

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bathroom Break...

Everyday I come home and watch the Ellen Show that I DVR'd. Chris usually runs around playing and laughing...and even gets up to dance when Ellen dances after her monolog.
Today on the show, Ellen asked for video's of people singing in the bathroom...as she has recently had to duo Ren On The Rocks (check youtube.com for the videos) on her show.
So, tonight, while using the bathroom before bedtime, Chris and I did a little singing of our own! Now...it would have gone better if he had not been so distracted by the toliet paper roll (or lack there of since he wouldn't stop tearing it up)!
So...relax...sit back...and enjoy the show!

(and ps...pay attention if you are watching Ellen ever...you may see our budding star!)

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"Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it." ~ Lou Rawls

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What a Slacker...

Today I realized that I have completely neglected my blog. Not really sure the reason why? At first I thought it was because I was working again...but then I remembered I started this blog when I was working...makes no sense. Then, I thought, maybe I just don't have enough time lately. However, it is the winter...and time is all I have. Could be because I spend less time on the internet...but lets face it, we all know that is a lie!

Whatever the reason if/was...I have realized the error of my ways and I am back in the blogging buisness. There will hopefully be no more long breaks.

Since I last wrote on here a lot has happened. I obviously started a new job. Not a job I am fond of, but a new job none-the-less.

We bought new furniture, but unfortunately the store we bought it from decided to send us something other then what we bought. Hopefully, this will be corrected tomorrow.

My grandma's sister passed away. This made me more sad then I thought it would. We were not extremly close, however, close enough. I think the thought of losing someone close to my grandma just brought up emotions that I am still not ready to deal with a year and a half later.


On the bright side of things...Chris pee'd on the potty! That is very exciting! Every night before his bath or before his pajama's we sit him on his potty, so that he can get comfortable sitting on it. Last week though...he went the extra mile...and actually used the potty! I was actually in the process of taking this picture when I heard it :) I couldn't resist a naked potty shot of my baby...so I was lucky enough to catch it on camera!

Other then that...I guess things are pretty much the same. Life is moving...not sure in which direction...but as long as it is moving...I guess I can't complain!
"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried." ~ Unknown