Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the "Maquarium"

This field trip was an experience; it was just one more stress in a stress-filled day. Aniston must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed because she had a lot of naughty episodes through out the field trip, and at one time we were at the exit in time-out. Other than a few melt-downs we left the "Maquarium" with a smile(at least Aniston did).You would never know from that big smile, that there was an even bigger frown AND attitude that comes with the package.

this is her attitude in full swing

After that adventure, I left to start training at my new place of employment! No more nights for me!!!!!!!!!!!!! New jobs are stressful, but I'm loving everyone and everything about mine!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

{27 years}

I've been around for awhile now, a whole 27 years to be exact. Aniston and Grammy hosted a fantastic party for me with great food and some awesome gifts!

{February Fun}

Shelbi, Elsi and Scott came to visit. We did a bunch, ate a bunch, laughed a bunch, talked a bunch, and enjoyed every second...
I was doing this with Aniston and Shelbi was feeling left out, so I gave her a turn!
Elsi loves her bananas!!
Elsi and Aniston love love love each other!! Aniston had so much fun playing with Elsi, and Elsi loved when Aniston was around.

Foto Fly was quite the outing. Poor Elsi didn't like our flamboyant photographer(neither did the rest of us really), but he did get some great shots of the girls...

Grammy is the very best, especially when the girls are all tuckered out from lots and lots of photo taking.

Tucson, AZ

Chris went to help at Competitive Cyclist's team training camp as part of the "pit crew"/marketing team. He got to enjoy a week with no girls to boss him around, nice 70 degree weather, lots and lots of bikes, and a fast car!

the fast car
the team

Saturday, February 18, 2012

star student

{February 15th 2012}

Aniston was WAY excited to be the star student in preschool. Her teacher gave us the poster for Aniston to fill out a few weeks in advance, and although she had a great time coloring it, it was torture to wait so long for her special day! She did all the coloring and writing, and she picked out gold fish and Capri Suns/"juice drinks" as her snack for the day. Her teacher had each of the kids make Aniston a Birthday card, since it was her half Birthday(close enough), she got to be the leader all day, and her teacher spoiled her with a bunch of her favorite things in a princess bag! As you can tell by her sweet little face, she was super happy to be the star student!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


{February 10th, 2012}
We celebrated Chris' 29th Birthday. He chose dinner and I made his favorite cupcakes-rainbow chip. Aniston and I couldn't ask for a better 29 year old!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

fun w/out the sun

{February 8th, 2012}

I chose a great day to have a picnic and play at the park. It was so great that we sat in the car and ate lunch(because it was to cold at the picnic table). We kept warm sliding down the slides. Aniston did some screaming and yelled "somebody help me" the first few times I made her go down the bigger slides with me. We had a great time, and I got "you're the best mom ever!" the rest of the day!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

super yummy super bowl

{February 5th, 2012}

I enjoyed the excuse to eat and eat and eat, and make lots and lots and lots of SUPER yummy food. I'm not sure I really know who won this year; Grammy and I were sitting at the table with 2 pans of cinnamon twists in front of us. We were distracted. We all had a good time, even if Chris was the only one who actually watched the game.

Aniston documented some of the party on my phone:

happy birthday to you

{January 30th, 2012}

We had fun celebrating Grammy on her Birthday this year! She came and watched Aniston dance, and then we spent the rest of the day with her. She is extra special to each of us and we love her to pieces!