Better late than never...

So, I FINALLY got around to making a little slideshow of our Easter Pics...hope you like 'em!


the boy is strange

For as long as I can remember, Joshy has always preferred "mad faces" over "happy faces" when we are drawing pictures. Even when we go to Costco, and the receipt checker usually draws a happy face, Joshy always asks them to draw a mad face. One lady there knows now what to do because we've seen her so many times. She thinks it is hilarious...I just think it's weird! But...then again, Joshy does make a pretty rad mad face of his own...we like to call him our "mini Jack Black" -- what do you think? Here's Joshy with his very own "Mad Easter Egg" --- Enjoy.

p.s. Tax Season is officially OVER! Yay!!!!!


easter basket dreams...CRUSHED

Jakob: "I don't think this basket is mine."

Mom: "Why not? Isn't that your basket from the Easter Egg Hunt yesterday?"

Jakob: "Yeah, but I am SURE this one is not for me."

Mom: "Why are you SURE?"

Jakob: "Because it doesn't have a new Transformer in it!"

Mom: "Ohhhhh...."

Less than a minute later Jakob was chowing down on his chocolate bunny and coloring in his new Crayola Color Explosion notebook. :) The dissapointment faded fast.


I have loved reading all of your blogs and seeing your easter pics...so...check back soon for more of our Easter-time antics and happier pics in the next few days!!!


misc. stuff

After looking through some pictures from my March '09 file, I realized I never posted a pic from a St. Patrick's Day get together at Kristie's house of all the kiddos in their green clothes! So here are all the cuties -- and don't you love how Joshy is practically strangling Drew??

And here is a cute shot of Drew...I just love this boy! Lately he has been showing his stubborn side a bit more, but he is still SO mellow compared to the older boys. He's just acting his age...17 months!!!!!!

On another note, I completed my 5 days of training for the Census. Wow, was that tough being away from my kids! My perspective has definitely changed and I don't know how moms who work outside of the home can do it! The hardest part was just letting go and trusting others (friends and family) to take care of them for me. I hated not being home with them! But, luckily with my job it won't be that way. I will be address canvassing (for those of you who haven't heard) and so that means I will be assigned certain areas in my city to walk around and verify addresses and living quarters to update a huge address list and also to put a GPS spot on the map. We have these cool little handheld computers that we use. I have yet to hear from my Crew Leader, so I haven't actually started work yet...but it should probably be next week!

On Thursday I met my cousin down at this cool place on PCH called "Big Belly Deli" to take some maternity pics (you can see them here). Every time I drive by that place I think, "It would be so funny to take a pregnancy pic here!!!" so it was cool to have a willing (and VERY pregnant) participant! Well, last night we got an email from my mom saying that Kay had her baby! WOW that was fast! So it was perfect timing that we took the pics Thursday! Now I am so excited to go see her and their new little boy (don't know the name yet!) and take some cute newborn photos of him. I can't wait to find out what they named him! They already have the cutest little baby girl named Reese -- so I bet it will be an equally cute name! Congrats Matt and Kay!!!

Well I guess that's enough rambling from me for now... Happy Conference Weekend!


Spring Break - FREEBIE!

I love freebies. LOVE, love, love them. Especially when it's something fun I can do with my kids.

Well, since tomorrow is the first official day of Spring Break, I wanted to post this info about a fun freebie!

"Free First Saturdays: April Showers & Flowers" at the Children's Museum at La Habra.

(Click above for more details)

I've wanted to go to this museum for a while now, and getting in free for the first time will be even better.

Anyone else want to join us??


This is gonna be good!

*NOTE* Make sure you pause my playlist before you start the trailer...

Due out this October!! Can't wait!