Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We are back

We are back from our vacation and it was lots of fun. The airplane wasn't too much fun, but it all worked out and we are home! Hubby has my car today, with all my luggage in it, including my camera. So once I get that back I'll give more detailed posts of the fun we had!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Vacation Day 2

This morning we woke up and the kids were so excited to have kix for breakfast! We drove to Portland today (about an hour away) to visit my sister's best friend Rita who just had a baby and who also has a 2 year old daughter. The kids got to play at the park (YEAH) and feed ducks! They both fell asleep on the drive back (WOO HOO). After gathering a few things together from Debbie's house we drove out to the campground and ended up starting our camping trip a day early! The private park we are staying at is so beautiful! There's a huge field. A sandbox. A swingset. A river (down aways, so the kids wont just fall in). A huge firepit. Working plumbing if you know what I mean! Just a beautiful place and Nathalie is sooo excited to be here!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vacation--Day 1

This morning I woke up at 4 am to get ready to go the airport, I woke up Sam around 4:30 and we carried the kids down to the car and were out the door by 4:45 which was my goal (woo hoo). Southwest was fantastic and provided Sam with a pass so that he was actually able to help me all the way onto the plane with the kids! William fell asleep before we even took off; and Nathalie couldn't have been more excited! We touched down in San Jose (but did not have to get off the plane) and as we took back off William awoke (I'm guessing due to his ears) and was fussy. I tried everything to soothe him and he wouldn't even nurse! The flight attendent was amazing and helped me to get him calmed down. The rest of the flight went well. My sisterinlaw picked us up at the airport. We stopped to eat on the way back to her house (both the kids were asleep so we drove through and ate in the car). We took a trip to Walmart to get a few things and then stayed in the rest of that night, I made Spaghetti for his sister, nephew, brother, mom and dad.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Leaving on a Jet plane

Tomorrow Am (EARLY) the kids and I take off on an airplane, I'll update you w/ all of our adventrues when I return next week!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


So Sam's Family reunion is coming up next weekend (the 24th through 26th) in Oregon. We didn't attend last year as I had just had William and the year before we drove with Nathalie. It was an amazing trip...I found out I was pregnant with William during that trip, by peeing on a stick in a portapotty lol! Anyways, I digress... This year we bought plane tickets, figuring that with 2 kids it'll be so much easier to fly for 3 hours rather than drive for 20! 4 days ago we found out that Sam will not be going with us; long story short there isn't proper coverage at work and well he's the boss so he can't go. Nathalie is SOOOOO excited about getting on an airplane, the last time that she flew she was 4 months old and I am pretty sure that she doesn't really remember that. I am nervous to fly alone with two kids. I am nervous to camp with two kids sans hubby. I am excited to go see his family and to camp; but, I just wish he could go with us.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Listen is the theme this week over at mama says om. I find that I truly need to listen to my own needs more often.
Trying to keep up with the thoughts as they process in my mind. I am trying to follow the voice in my heart, and reflectively have made several recent changes in my life due to listening to myself. I met up with a great friend last night who I haven't seen since before William's birth, and it was fantastic, it was as if we had just seen each other yesterday. That's the way it should be with true friends I believe. After talking with her over dinner I realized that both she and I give ourselves to freely to others, letting them walk all over us without expecting anything in return. I feel that I allow myself to be taken for granted and I don't know why.

I feel that I listen to my children's needs quite frequently, but do I do it often enough? Sometimes (more often than I'd like) I do what I want in a day and maybe don't listen to my children's wants and needs as much as a I should. Its a challenge to be a mother.

I try my hardest to listen to my husband whenever he comes to me with anything whether it be related to us or his work; I should try harder to not conflict with him, and to be a true open listening ear.

If you listen to everyone thats important to you for even one conversation imagine the things you would learn! Most importantly take the time to listen to yourself and your own needs!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Today was such a good day and for no reason in particular, it was just good. The kids were good; no melt downs. We went to Play Town in El Cajon and they loved it. both of them. They had so much fun and it was a nice air conditioned alternative to the heat in this horrible heat. Then we had lunch at Rubio's which my daughter tells me is her favorite place to eat (me thinks it may be the churro in the kid's meal) lol. Anyways it was just a nice day with my kids, one of those days that makes me so grateful to be a mom.

Friday, August 10, 2007

William sleeps... and some random bits

william got the message (thanks for asking sara) and since has slept (well not without nursing in the middle of the night) but at least hasnt woken to play in the middle of the night and for that I am grateful.

Tonight my sister and her boyfriend Dan (who we've known since High School, which is a whole nother post in itself) came over for dinner. We bought the most delicious pollo asada from Trader Joe's (which is my favorite store by the way) and had burritos. It was a nice night in.

My birthday is next month (September) and I think/hope that I'm going to pull off a Temecula winery tour. We'll see.

Nathalie told me today that she loves me more than Ice cream and in my book thats pretty big.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

William, night time is for sleeping

My dear son;
Please realize that your mother needs sleep. I do love playing with you, but honestly 2 AM on Tuesday morning wasn't the best time for me. Neither was 3 Am this morning. I'm hoping that this message telapathically is communicated to you and that you sleep tonight for Mama.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

15 months

William is 15 months old today! Here is a picture of him at Nana's house playing with a purse and although he may kill me later in life for this picture I couldn't pass up the photo op. He is a wild,crazy, rambunctious little one who keeps us on our toes at all times! He is an imaginitive, playful guy who loves to do his own stunts and chase his big sister around. He loves climbing (mostly on things he shouldn't) and he loves his mom more than anyone. I can't believe he's already 15 months old!

Friday, August 03, 2007

new camera

I got a new camera this week :) so here is one shot each of the kids.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


William falls often, he is crazy and climbs on things he shouldn't I find myself chasing him to catch him moments from sever danger. Today I was sitting at the computer chair and he was in my lap. In what seemed like a millisecond he stood up and went over my shoulder to the ground, head first. This was around 4:45. At 5:15 he threw up for the first time (ever). At 5:45 he threw up again. At 6 o'clock daddy got home and I left the big girl with him to take the boy to Kaiser pediatric urgent care. The good news, its just a "mild concussion"; the bad news there is really nothing I can do for him. I put some arnica on the huge nasty bump on his head and gave him a little rescue remedy; he is now sleeping. I have to wake him up in a little bit to make sure he will (wake up). I'm just glad to be home and that its nothing to severe.