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May’s Milestones

The month of May brought many, many milestones for my girls. I can not believe how much they are growing and every day they learn something new.

Samantha lost her 4th tooth this month! She also learned to swing on a swing set and learned to tie her shoes. I am very proud of her. In school she has learned all of the letters and the sounds they make and is now putting each sound together to read words. I am excited to see how she does when she starts kindergarten in the fall.

We have also started Sam in piano. She has had three lessons already and is doing great. We just need to work on her paying attention to her teacher. It seems she wants to be the teacher instead of the teach-ee. She received her first recital book and although I have no idea about keys and notes I am trying my best to read the book and show her what to do. It really is a lot of fun though!

Here is a picture that Samantha painted earlier this week. (sorry about the quality, I took it with my camera phone)

Today Sarah is 2 years and 6 months old. I can not believe my baby is two and a half now. Time is flying by. She is learning her colors, she knows pink. She likes to point to every color and every other color to her is green or pink, so when she points I say the color, she then moves to her letters and ever letter is “A” to her. So she points and says “A” and I say the right letter to her. She really wants to learn. She thinks she is 5. Yesterday I noticed that when I asked her what her name was she finally said “Sarah” although it sounds more like “I sawwwwaaaaahhh” She then points to everyone else and starts saying who they are. “momma” “mam-ma (grandma)” She calls Samantha “Sammy” She has also started giving us little devilish smiles and cocks her head to the side when she knows she is doing something she shouldn’t be doing.

I have one last update on Sarah, some of you might jump on me for this, but I am one of those moms who thinks that babies should have their bottle for as long as they want. Well….. I mean, I don’t think they should have them past 3 that’s for sure. Anyways, so today is day #2 with no bottle and she did great. I am so happy to have that thing GONE! She is turning into such a big girl!

oh…. as for potty training, she is doing great on that. She tells me when she has to go potty, she does much better when she wears pulls ups. I CAN NOT wait for her to be potty trained! Lets see, it’s been 5.5 years that I have been changing diapers, yeah I am tired and would LOVE a break before the next baby.

Tuesday night was my mother in law’s open house at school and there was about 5 babies there. Boy did my biological clock start ticking (HAHA I know I have PLENTY of time to have more) But I sure did want another one, and I still do. But I just am not there yet. I am hoping by the fall. I always told myself that the fall Sam started kindergarten we would start TTC. Who knows though.

Sammy update

Well, her lips went down a lot, they are not as red or puffy. They are still a little puffy, so we will see how they are this afternoon.

She didn’t eat anything out of the ordinary yesterday so we can only guess that it is either a spider bite or she bite her lip hard.

thanks for all the concerns everyone, I appreciate it.

My Poor Girl *tear*

we might take Sam to the ER tonight, we are waiting until 1am (giving one more hour) and seeing how she is. It seems she might have gotten bitten by a spider or something, both her lips are so swollen, we have never seen anything like it before. I feel so bad for her, she seems to be in pain and uncomfortable. Her throat has been hurting since Friday, so I do not know if that has anything to do with each other. Her little lips are very swollen and I feel so bad for her.

I’ll keep everyone updated. HUGS, and HUGE HUGS to my little Sam!

The Story of Us!

How did you meet:
I met Patrick my junior year of high school. Well technically I met him my freshman year when my friend Megan had a crush on him and she dragged me to him one day just so she could say hi. I then saw him again at my friend Carran’s 16th birthday party. I thought he was cute but I had just broken up with my ex so I wasn’t really looking to date anyone, nor finding guys very interesting since I was still hung up on my high school crush. About five months after Carran’s party, after school started, Megan convinced me to do The Singing Christmas Tree with her. It was our Church Choir’s Christmas Pageant. I agreed and to my surprise Patrick also was in the Choir. A few weeks after the Tree practices started I was waiting around for Megan to get out of Cheer leading practice, and Patrick showed up. We started talking and then Meg walked over and said “oh Pat is taking us home” I was like “Cool!” Megan and I used to fight over who got to sit in the front seat of his car. I also remember when when we went out to pizza and I threw ice cubes at him and accidentally spit my sprite out onto my pizza. After that Pat and I started hanging out more and more. We both had boyfriend/girlfriends. I wasn’t really interested in getting serious, I was still pretty hurt over breaking up with my ex earlier that spring. But by December of that year I realized I was starting to have feeling for Pat. In fact I broke up with my boyfriend at the time just so I could be with him. I told him that I was falling for him and he told me he had feelings for me too. I never thought he would ever like me.. and here we are 8 years later LOL.

Who eats more:
he does… A LOT MORE

Who said I love you first:
I did, that night we became a couple I told him “Patrick I am starting to fall in love with you”

Who is taller:
He’s taller by a few inches, I’m 5’4.5″.

Who sings better:
he does, if you have heard him sing you’d fall in love with him, I’m just kidding. But he does have a beautiful voice.

Who is Smarter:
We are both very smart. Patrick just knows more about world issues.

Who does the Laundry:
I do

Who does the dishes:
the dishwasher does

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed:
Depends on how you look at it. From the point of view of laying in the bed it’s him.

Who pays the bills:
I normally do, although sometimes we do it together.

Who mows the Lawn:
we don’t have a lawn

Who cooks dinner:
I mostly do. I try and make him dinner every night. Sometimes on his days off he will cook. I just feel bad because he cooks ALL day, so why would he want to come home and cook? (he is a sushi chef)

Who drives when you are together:
He does. Now he has no excuses for me not driving since I drive everywhere every other day LOL

Who is more stubborn:
him. I give in easily.

Who kissed who first:
HAHA that’s funny! It happened the same night I told him how I felt. We were sitting on my aunt’s couch at 3 am looking at photo albums, (my aunt stayed up with us until about 2 am) and I laid my head on his chest purposely looking up at him, yes he got the hint LOL

Who proposed:
He did. on September 21st, 01. It was my 18th birthday and we were planning on going to Disneyland for the weekend. On the way to my house to pick up my stuff he stopped in front of our “sign” It’s a double arrow sign at the end of the street I grew up on. It is the same place he stopped at when I told him how I felt about him and where I said ” I am starting to fall in love with you”. He got out of the car and motioned for me to follow. He gave me a hug and turned to me, he said “this is where you gave me your heart, and this is where I give you mine” He then got down on one knee and said “Will you marry me?” I started to cry, and said yes. The picture to the left is the one my Aunt took about an hour later. She told Patrick to bring me by her work so she could see me, (she also wanted to give us some money for Disneyland LOL) I am thankful she got this picture.

Who is more sensitive:
oh me by FAR!!!

Who has more siblings:
I do. I have two sisters and two brothers, plus a half brother and sister. He has one brother and a half brother.

Who wears the pants:
I’d like to say I do. but I think we both do.. I think LOL



Got my hair done!

The last time I had my hair done was before I had Samantha. Weird I know, I have dyed it brown a few times at home but this year I was ready to do something new and get ready for summer time. So I finally went, and boy am I glad I did. I feel so much better about myself just by having some high lights and a new cut.
It’s kinda hard to tell because of the wind, and we had spent all day on the boat (like my sun burn. oww) but I like it. I had it done about two weeks ago. next time I plan on getting more blonde.


Here is a picture of Samantha who lost her FOURTH tooth yesterday (5/9/08)

So my “High Five” is that she already has a FIFTH Loose tooth!!!

May 10th 2008

My Sam with her prizes she got from the tooth fairy (three webkinz)

I wanted to share her other pictures as well

First Tooth August 16th, 2007

Second Tooth January 25th 2008

Third tooth lost February 13th, 2008

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Sarah’s new thing is asking me “why” after I tell her no.

Samantha learned how to write “quit” if I ask her how to spell it she says “Q-U-I-T” I asked her where she learned it ans she said her KoTaKu mouse game! How cool!

2008 Blogging Goals Recap!

I started my 2008 Blogging Goals on December 19th 2007.

This is what I said December 19th 2007:

*Technorati top 10,000 blogs. Rank is 317,977
*I would also like to get 50 RSS/feed-blitz subscribers.
*I would also like to have 50,000 page visits. I am around 10,200

As of today April 7th 2008, not even four months later this is where I stand:

*My Technorati is Rank: 16,329
*20 subscribers
* My page views are 39,059


Easter Pictures

I wanted to share some pictures from Easter (when we went to the Village)

Sam posing.. like usual. silly girl

The new Sushi Bar
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behind the scenes with the Easter Bunny
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My Girls!
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my little family

I love my little family


I took the girls swimming yesterday and took some pictures. I also have a video of Sam jumping in backwards. The girls had a blast. Now when Sarah wakes up the first thing she puts on is her swimsuit!

Click on the pcitures to make them larger.






Photo Hunters


PhotoHunt 100: Different

Silly Girls

This is different for me, normally it takes me forever to get a good picture of the girls together, I can never get them both smiling, seems they always want to be the main focus in the picture (especially Sam, she can be such a diva and it bugs me)

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Sarah’s conversation with me.. this happens daily

Sarah: “mom.. nilk”
Me: “hold on Sarah”
Sarah: “mom.. nilk”
Me: “hold on Sarah”
Sarah: “mom.. nilk”
Me: “just a sec Sarah”
Me: “OK Sarah”

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Sarah has started telling me when she is tired, she says “mama me nie-nie”

It’s Official

Yesterday I spent some time paying the bills and getting caught up on everything. 4,000 dollars later… we have officially paid off three of our credit cards! Two have been closed and one is our emergency card for the car. We now only have two cards left and our car payment (oh and hubby’s motorcycle) Once we get the other two paid off it will be great! Hopefully we can get those paid off by summertime. I was able to put a large chunk of money at the Discover card. I am hoping in 2008 we can get out of debt, or at least a big portion of it!