We went to both family Christmas eve celebrations. Phillip was a Shepherd for both Nativity productions. I'm afraid he has been type-cast. We got to have two ham dinners, see Santa twice, and do the nativity twice. It was a lot of fun packed into one night.
We had a fun filled christmas season. We went on the "Polar Express" (aka Heaber Creaper). Phillip was really excited to get on the train. We also had work parties and family parties galore. I'm nervous for my next weigh-in.
It was fun decorating for Christmas in our house for the first time. I really liked our mantle of nativities, santas, and christmas cards. It looked like Christmas "threw up." We also had a new christmas tree. We went from a 4 ft to a 8 ft tree. Luckily my mom and pete's mom were getting rid of christmas decorations.
1) Remove Popcorn Ceiling 2) Rip up carpet 3) Get rid of the panelling 4) Sand down the glue from panelling 5) Paint (twice) I changed my mind on the paint color 6) Patch ceiling 7) Texture Ceiling 8) Paint Ceiling 9) Crown molding 10) Chair Rail 11) Re-Finish floors 12) New Windows 13) New can lighting 14) New light fixture
We still need to do some touch-ups and need to get more furniture for the room, but It looks ..grrrEEAAATT! Way to go PETE :-)
IT's a BIRD ... IT's a PLANE ... no it's SUPER MOM!!!
Well, it's easy to be super-mom when you can tag team. Becca and I stayed up until 1:30 AM decorating the train cakes. We got the idea from Coolest Birthday Cakes. It's a great site. Anywho, becca baked the pound cake and make the frosting ahead of time. We went to the grocery store and went a little crazy with the candy. The little rocks are made out of chocolate. It's GREAT! The kids loved the train cake. I'm sorry to say we still have the cake a week later. I don't have the heart to throw it out. But I guess I should, or else we'll get another cat coming in our house :-) (see entry below)
Phillip is 2 years old! Becca and I through a combined birthday for Phillip and Anthony. It was a great division of labor. Becca did a lot of the prep work (invitations, party supplies, food). Becca make some really good chicken salad. My focus was the cakes. (I need a seperate entry for those) :-)
Phillip loved the candy the best. He could hardly blow out the candles because he had his cheeks full of candy. It was a GREAT party with Family, Friends, and GOOD FOOD.
Well, we had a little scare Saturday morning. Pete had started taking out the storm windows and i guess there was a little crack open. We woke up to a cat meowing and saw that there was a cat inside our house outside our bedroom. Ga;ak!!!
It hid downstairs, and Pete chased it back upstairs. It found a hiding place in the floorboards. You can barely see it in the video b/c I was freaked out. We eventually chased it out of the house. Good Times!!
Well, Some more exciting pictures from our "Construction Site." We are down to the fridge, Po-ang chair and my african chair in the family room. (Had to move the couches downstairs b/c of the dust). You get a real feel for the dust with the picture of the comb. This was the dust that had settled around the comb that I left on the table. Pete has been hard at work. He finished ripping out the tile and cabinets. He finished most of the crown molding. Our brother-in-law has helped out a lot with the electrical. I love the new lighting. :-)
Phillip is enjoying the new dining room. His new train set is our only furniture in the room for now. I liked the picture of phillip rolling around in the dirt. I'm glad that we are doing this now, phillip doesn't really mind the mess. He likes to find little pieces of insulation or rubble and drop it between the floor boards.
The last picture is Pete taking a rest enjoying the fruits of his labor.
This was my first Bountiful Parade extravaganza. Pete's data announced the parade as usual. Phillip and I wore our matching tye-die outfits. :-)
Phillip LOVED the parade and every chance he could get he would run out in the middle of the street and wave his flags. He especially liked all of the cheerleader groups and dancing groups. Phillip started collecting his own candy and definately had a sugar high by the end of the night.
Well, It's been a while since I've updated this blog. We've been BUSY! We moved to Utah end of April. We were able to sell our house in California. Both Pete and I are working right now. So far so good! Hopefully we'll find a house soon. :-)
Phillip is getting bigger and talking a lot. He likes to waddle around and make duck sounds. He's getting to know his cousins better. He likes to point at their pictures and tries and say their names.
I attached some funny pictures. The first is Phillip playing with his favorite toy: his personal DVD player. :-) He also had fun playing Piano with Pete at grandma and grandpas house.
Pete wanted to show me some of the Redwoods. This is a park that is about 30 minutes outside downtown San Francisco. The trees were amazing. Most of them are over 700 years old. Good Pictures. Good Times. This is a great kid activity if you take the family to San Francisco. Phillip liked it a lot better than shopping in the city.
I got a good deal on a hotel by Union Square and we were able to be on the Concierge level (free snacks at night and free breakfast in the morning). Wahoo! Phillip didn't like San Fran as much as Monterey. Pete ended up taking Phillip to the hotel and I got to go shopping by myself for about 4 hours. I didn't buy much (one new outfit and a pair of pocka-dot shoes) but it was great to shop without any time limits. YAY!
It turned out we were there during the Chinese New Year. We went to a Chinese Restaurant on "Chinese New Years Eve" and it was really busy. In china town they had the regular junk shops, but there were a lot of tents set up for gambling and selling knock-offs. (I got some knock-off sunglasses).
On our way out of the city we got a shot of the family by the "Full House" park. "Whatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV ... ooooaaaaa"
Phillip LOVED the fishes. My favorite were the jelly fish. It was so cool to watch with the lights and the classical music. There was a cute little cave where you could crawl behind some fish displays. Pete got a good picture of Phillip starring at the fish. We also got someone to take our picture by the Panguin display. Phillip didn't like it how I ran away from him. Poor little guy.
Here is a cliff note version of my life:
I am married (to Pete), have 3 kids (Phillip, Lily, and Amelia) We have 7 chickens.
I enjoy cooking and random projects. The three kids are keeping me busy, so sorry if I don't update my blog as often :-)