Sunday, November 4, 2012

Skating Adventure

Today was little miss Taylor's birthday party.

I was really nervous about this party because it was a roller rink, and Ava has never really roller skated before. The entire time I was waiting for her or myself to fall and break something, ha. At least we have health insurance now!

This also was Ava's first "birthday/event" as a kindergartner. She was so excited it was adorable. Taylor is one of her best friends so she was extra excited.

Ava did okay for her first time on skates. The skate rental guy didn't lock her wheels so she was falling all over the place. I didn't know they could do that until another mom mentioned it to me. By then Ava was done skating because she was a little embarrassed that she couldn't skate like the other kids. I felt really bad because Ava gets a little overly emotional about things she was sitting there crying saying her foot hurt but I knew it was because she wasn't that great at skating. I kept trying to tell her that Mommy wasn't that great either and told her to watch the other kids falling but she was pretty much checked out of skating. All in all she had a really great time even though she wasn't that great at skating.

Gotta hold on to that wall! 

Ava skating

Ava and Taylor

And here is a lovely video of Ava "skating".

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Husband and I spent the afternoon at Red Hook Brewery. It's a rare occasion that we don't have the girls on the weekend so we decided to make the best of it. They have the most amazing pretzel and beer cheese and I also got one of their burgers which comes with Tim's Cascade chips, it's amazing. I also can't get enough of their "Copperhook" beer. The Husband tends to stay towards their nitro beers, he tried their winter seasonal "Winterhook" on nitro. 

After we had lunch we decided to go on their brew tour which is only a $1.00 and you get to try all their beers and get to keep your tasting glass. Pretty good deal if you ask me. 

If you're ever in the Woodinville, WA area you should definitely make a stop at Red Hook. You can't go wrong with awesome beer and awesome food. Plus they have an amazing porter ice cream brownie that is to die for! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


As much as I have been waiting for this day to happen it came way too fast. My baby is growing up way too fast. Before we know it she will be asking for the car keys and not wanting to be seen in public with me. At least when those moments happen I will still have her sister for a couple years before she does the same. 

I can't wait for her to get home and tell me about her day. As much as she drives me crazy the house is oddly quite with her at school... 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Moving Day

Well today is the day, the great four day trek to Seattle. It’s really sad to think that I won’t be living in our home anymore, that someone else will be moving in. Our first home we bought, the home that Reagan was brought home from the hospital to, where Eric and I started our lives together. The past few days seem to be just a blur of packing last minute things and cleaning the house for the renters.

It’s really hard to leave a place where you spent the last 12 years. Walking through our house one last time making sure we didn't leave anything I started to cry. So many memories in one place and we were leaving it behind. I am very excited to start new in Seattle and most importantly get away from this dang heat.  

We are taking four days to get up to Seattle. We broke up the drive into 8 hour days so that the girls aren’t in the car for that long, we could have just driven straight through but it would have been constant driving and plus we have things planned so that we all don’t go crazy.

Day One: Tucson to Las Vegas
Day Two: Las Vegas to Reno
Day Three: Reno to Bend, OR
Day Four: Bend to Seattle

I am looking forward to going to Vegas and Reno. I've never been to Reno and well I've never been to Bend either. Here’s to hoping the girls aren't grumpy the entire trip! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

A little update

I haven't updated this blog in months. I feel horrible for not sticking with it but my laptop took an unfortunate fall off the couch so I have lost all my documents and everything pretty much. My husband was nice enough to replace my laptop with an iPad. It's funny how anything I break of mine, I have broken at least 3 iPhones and now a laptop, he always seems to just laugh at me and then say he will take care of it. I'm pretty lucky but he did say if we ever divorce he is going got to sue me for everything that he has had to replace for me, ha ha.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years where all great. I am in the process of writing all back dated updates. It may take me a while since the girls are crazy and I can't even go to the bathroom without them trying to burn the house down, ha ha. They're ganging up on me I swear.

Reagan is getting more and more independent each day.  It's hard to realize that she's almost 18 months old. At 16 months she weighs in at a whopping 17lbs , we finally replaced her infant carseat with a convertible seat. She is still facing backwards because she hasn't reached 20lbs yet and I really would like to keep her backwards as long as possible but I don't think it will last much longer then her reaching 20lbs because she hates it.

Ava will soon be starting kindergarten, July 16th to be exact. I registered her for school earlier this month. She hopefully will be able to go to this school, it's the only all day kinder in our district. They will be pulling names in March so we will find out then. If she doesn't get picked she will be going to half day kinder. I am excited and sad for her to start school. I can't believe she is almost 5, it's insane.

I've been working on a few projects. I have a banner that I am making for a friend of mine for her bridal shower. I am in love with the paper that I bought, it's a gorgeous shade of light pink and of course glittery. I also started working on a shirt, I have the fabric for it but I may end up making a skirt instead we'll see. I also have plans to make the girls some more headbands and also making decorations for Ava's upcoming birthday party in April. I have limited time to work on Ava's stuff because in March we will be going to Hawaii for 9 days so that will be two weeks I will be losing time to work on it, not that I am complaining I am way excited to go to Hawaii because I have never been.

Until next time,

Monday, January 2, 2012

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

One of our family New Year resolutions is to spend more time outdoors doing family things. So to start it off we decided to go to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

 The girls really seemed to have a great time. Ava and Reagan both love animals and the prairie dogs were their favorite. I have always loved the Desert Museum, I think it's great to be able to see desert creatures in their natural habitats. 

Daddy being silly as always.

Ava digging for dinosaurs 

It was a great day. I love spending the day with the littles and it's even more great to spend time with the Mr. as well. This year is going to be a great one.