Friday, May 30, 2008

...the kind of stats a girl wants...

So the other day we went for Avi's 18 month check up.  The doctor asked me how her eating habits were & as you can see from the picture she is like me & DrEaMs about food.  She can eat twice as much as Becks.  Luckily for her, so far, she has her dads metabolism.  She was in the 25th percentile for height & the -15th for weight.  Yes that is a negative sign.  When the doctor told me to start bringing her in monthly for weight checks I thought to myself..."are you kidding me?!?  I would KILL to have those stats!"  Never the less, we have to take her in every month now to make sure she isn't loosing weight.  

18 month stats...

 weight- 18 lb. 6 oz.
length- 31"
OFC (head)- 46.1 cm

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


As you have all seen on my blog-my parents are totally renovating there house.  Well, this is what happens when brothers try to throw there little sisters broken pieces of wood.  Ouch!!!  She was only hysterical for a short while!  She loves having her cheeks rubbed with vitamin E oil though.

Monday, May 26, 2008

...bob & the tide pools...

We went to the Discovery Museum the 2nd day that we were in Cali.  When we got there, Becks saw huge signs everywhere announcing a new Bob the Builder exhibit.  Unfortunately it didn't open until 3 days later.  So, we promised Becks that we could go back to see Bob.  If you can't tell by now...Beckham loves Bob the Builder!  He was having a lot of fun & after we got there we found out the Bob was actually going to be there later.  It was almost as exciting to him as meeting Mickey Mouse.  

{Becks & Bob}
{Becks & Rollie}
After the Museum we met up with T & N who took us to the Tide Pools.  It was so much fun!  Besides being a little chilly, the kids loved looking at all the shells and rocks that had gotten caught in the tide pools.  Quinn & Tyler even found a fish bone that Becks was very excited to give me as a present.

{the ocean is AMAZING!}
{don't let the waves get me}
{our dear friends T & N}

{ta da... it's a fish bone--do you love it?}

{not reliable life guards!}

{what a beautiful place!}

Sunday, May 25, 2008

...disney day 2...

The second day at Disneyland was super fun for first 4 hours!  First we went to California Adventure & saw "Playhouse Disney Live on Stage".  It was very cute & both of the kids loved it!  It had all the characters from their favorite shows.  After that we went back to Disneyland & of course went on Peter Pan... again!!  Unfortunately after that it started to rain--not just rain, POUR!!!  We tried to wait it out, but it just wouldn't let up.  After about 30 minutes of watching the local elementary school band- & hearing Beckham go on & on about wanting a saxophone- we finally decided to call it a day.  Avi had fallen asleep in Quinn & a sweet lady was so nice and GAVE us 2 ponchos that she had gotten.  When I offered to pay her she just smiled and said the price was "free".  It just goes to show that Disney really does bring out the good in people.

Friday, May 23, 2008

...disneyland numero uno...

The first day at Disneyland was so fun!  We started with the breakfast with the characters.  Becks was super excited to meet Mickey Mouse!  Unfortuntly he wasn't there, so we had to wait in line to see him.  But it was very worth it!  It was so much fun taking the kids, seeing the looks on there faces.  I was very surprised as to Beckham's favorite ride... any guessed?... the Peter Pan ride.  We rode it many times!  He also loved the Carousel.  He didn't however like the Snow White ride.  Here are some of the pictures from day 1.  I will post day 2 later. 

Monday, May 19, 2008

...we're definitely not in Utah anymore...

After all of the work these last few weeks, we decided to pack up and head out to Cali for visit a few friends!  We are definitely not in Utah anymore!  It has been so fun to just hang out with T & N, not working & be by the water!  Today was Becks & Avi's first time seeing the ocean and the pictures tell all!  Becks totally loved it...everything about it!  Avi on the other hand, didn't like the sand or the surf.  What can I say, she is a towel baby!  

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

...what a MESS!!!!...

Let's just say that there is not a lot of playing at grammy & grandpa's house at the moment!  If you can't gather from the pics my parents house is in the middle of some serious demolition!!!  & is a complete & utter disaster!!!  I thought that it would be kind of fun to blog a little before & after.  Unfortunately the after won't be for a little while... but I will keep you posted through the progress.  Just be glad you don't have to live in this!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 of the day...

For anyone who might not know-- I do have a REAL job!!!  I hate it when people say that, as if being a mom isn't a REAL job, but anyway-my hunny & I own a flower shop.  We have had it now for 6 year & sometimes love it more than others.  This time of year it is really hard to love it!  1 of the few downfalls of owning a flower shop, or even working at one for that matter, is that any holiday that other people enjoy (for example V-day, Mother's Day, or even Christmas time) you sort of  HATE!!!  This weekend is like pure HE- double toothpicks for me!!!  

On that note I will proceed with the call of the day...
This afternoon a lady calls to check on an order.  Pretty normal~for some odd reason if people don't hear from there loved ones that they send flowers to it is never because the recipient is busy or has just forgotten to call, it is because the flower shop has OBVIOUSLY screwed something up.  Anyway, the lady calls.  I ask her a little info about who they were going to, the date of the order, her name & so on.  I put her on hold a couple of times & can not find any info about this order anywhere.  Did I mention that this lady is a TOTAL BEAST!  She was!!!  So I keep asking more questions & she was getting ruder & ruder by the second.  Treating me like I am a complete IDIOT... which I am not I would just like to add.  After 10 minutes of so of her yelling & belittling me I told her that I was the only one at the shop the morning she placed the order & that she hadn't talked to me.  She then replied... "well isn't this P***** Floral?"  
I said- "NO- this is B******* gift & floral."  She then didn't even apologize & just hung up.  Needless to say, I was grumpy for a good while after that... till I got another diet Pepsi!
Gotta love your job!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

... a FuNnY from the FiEsTa...

so last night was our annual fiesta. we had great food, amazing company & a whole heck of a lot of FUN! but nothing tops the comment made by my mother-in-law.

my little bro brock is getting married next weekend & my hubby called his mom to get some addresses. after a little while on the phone he told his her that he "had to go because we were having a party for Cinco de Mayo." to that she remarked... "oh, is that the name of the girl that brock is marrying?" after the laughter he sweetly explained to her that Cinco de Mayo is actually a holiday. needless to say--my soon to be sister-in-law will always be know as Cinco de Mayo.

Thank mom for a good laugh! we love you!

Monday, May 5, 2008

... in honor of...

Cinco de Mayo-- have a fiesta! I have just posted a few of my favorite recipes for the occasion on my recipe blog. Make sure to check it out before your festivities begin!
**link on the right

Saturday, May 3, 2008

...camping in the city...

The other night we went out to dinner down town.  It was super fun--good food, great company & a fun 3d art show at Mode Boutique.  Because of the show, Mode had put marshmallows and skewers by the outdoor fire pit thingy(what would you call it?)  Anyway, Becks thought it was so cool to do that marshmallow thing not in the mountains!  I do feel like we need to reinforce with him now, that we don't normally eat things that are just left outside!  That could be really bad!  Of course like alway the camera is in the car & I got these great shots.  & can I just say... My boys are super handsome!!!!