Wednesday, September 30, 2009
BUT, back to Taylor. Before her arrival at our house on Tuesday, I will fully admit that my nerves were in high gear. Hello, three kids! Was I crazy? How could I feed Taylor, while wrangling Keller, and still keep Vera happy. There needs to be some emphasis on Keller in that last sentence, because he is my needy momma's boy at the moment.
I am happy to report that I have completed three days, have my sanity, and am working some of the kinks out. There have been many moments, but my favorite to date is that I managed to take the three kiddos to the post office. You should see the looks I get when I start pulling the kids out of my Xb. Or, when I have Taylor in the sling and Keller swung over my hip. I am quite a sight.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I call my friend Deb, as we are both obssessed with the show, just for kicks to let her know and she is in...almost immediately. But, now between the two of us we have four kiddos that need lots of babysitting on a Tuesday. Did we do it? Of course we did! IT WAS AWESOME!!!
Much of our time was spent waiting in lines and peeing every couple of minutes. Our "tickets" weren't guaranteed. They say to arrive at 3:30pm, we got in line at 1:30 and were already number 68 and 69. Yep, we waiting in a line, by a bush for two hours before even making it in the gate. Once in the gate they send you to glorified extra long park benches for another hour or so. Finally, they start seating people and an hour later the show goes LIVE to the east coast. :) The peeing part comes into play, because as you are sitting on the benches, friendly staff keep reminding you that once the show goes live they don't want you to pee. Uhmmm...yeah, right. I totally went the bathroom during a commerical break! Telling me not to pee is like telling Vera not to whine. It is going to happen whether you want it to or not.
Tuesday featured the female stars dancing for the first time. As for the show...the judges are hilarious, the set much smaller than it looks on television, and I think Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are amazing. You have to watch, but the whole Kelly Osbourne section made me cry! If you look very carefully, you can see my shadowed face to the right of the stage (if you are looking at if from the audience view). The only other BIG bummer is that they don't let cameras in, so I have no lovely photos to post!
A big shout-out to CC for babysitting the two kiddos for the long haul and bringing a HUGE box, which = tons of fun.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
My favorite animal of the bunch. Gotta love her teeth!
This may not look like much, but is was big news in our world. Vera went up on the stage BY HERSELF, with just a little prompting from her parents. We are trying to get her out of her shell a bit and she rocked it.
Family photo, but why so grumpy brown horse?
AND, the best part of Vera's day...pony ride!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Seriously, could the setting have been more perfect.
Mamas that headed out for a little dancing fun! My wonderful friend Deb offered to be my DD for the evening and...it was an adventure. She has two kiddos at home and so she left their primary car with her hubby, which left us the surfmobile to drive to Santa Ynez and home again. The surfmobile being the hubby's little beater that is perfect for taking out with a bunch of boards and wetsuits in tow. Well, it made it to Santa Ynez and then decided that it was done with us. After much swearing and jumping, the car started...beeping the entire time we drove it home. Good times!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
BTW, that hair gel = yogurt. I need advice on how to keep my little man from smearing his food in his hair every meal.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Whoops! It is so something my mom would have done. I definitely thinned out the bottom too much and was then calling it Vera's 80's rock mullet. The day after I did it, I felt bad because I had to make a quick trip to Costco and we ran into a friend. I saw her glance at Vera and immediately blurted out, "I gave her a haircut!" She probably wasn't even thinking anything about Vera's hair and here I am giving my daughter a complex.
After all that, I am loving the bob!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
So not excited, but hello, he does have his mama's bottom lip.
It was a team effort, with Vera entertaining him with toys and my sis taking pics of his first cut.
McConnell's Ice Cream Store on De La Vina serves the biggest frozen yogurt in the entire world. Vera, Keller, and I are sharing a small...you can choose three different flavors. It is so big and gets so messy that I have started having them drop the whole into a bigger container to control it.
The picture, CC and V just look so darn cute with their hats on, it is so ladies that lunch (or in this case ice cream) together.