ABC's tagged by Robin

A. Attached or single? Happily attached.

B. Best friend? Lisa, Ellen, Susan

C. Cake or pie? Cake-chocolate or carrot, actually I'll eat anything sweet

D. Day of the week? Everyday.

E. Essential item? Iced tea, planner, nap

F. Favorite color? clothing-black, accessories-red

G. Gummi worms or bears? Aren't they the same thing? I'll take either.

H. Hometown? Cypress, Ca.

I. Favorite Indulgence? Coca Cola, donut, chocolate chip pancakes

J. January or July? July-summer vacation, 4th of July

K. Kids? 2 girls-twins

L. Life isn't complete without? Family, lots and lots of family

M. Marriage date? June 30

N. Number of siblings? Six! Four sisters, two brothers

O. Oranges or apples? Watermelon

P. Phobias? Car wreck, choking, drowning, death of family member

Q. Quotes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matt. 6:26-27

R. Reasons to smile? family, nature, rest, Jack Black

S. Season of choice? Summer

T. Tag one person. Nyla

U. Unknown fact about me? I don't know. If you've spent any time with me, I've probably told you everything!

V. Vultures or parakeets? (I made this one up, because there was no "V".) Parakeets

W. Worst habit? Anxiety

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? X-ray.

Y. Favorite food? (Why is this the question for "y?") Meat and potatoes and dessert. No I'm not an organic vegetarian. I wish...

Z. Zodiac sign? Pass.


After Sneezing...

"Mom, I think Cutie gave me her bless-yous."

After second sneeze...
"Mom, I just had a messy bless-you."


You can wear a tutu

wherever you want when you are four years old.


Three Tinks

My friend made these Tinkerbell costumes for Cutie and Sweetie and her daughter.
Mine will probably be wearing theirs tomorrow and the next day...


These girlie-girls got their first manicure/pedicure

The women at the salon gave them the royal treatment and even painted a little heart on their big toenail, just for fun.
Oh, they felt so pretty. They didn't want to wash their hands or bathe that night, for fear that the nail polish would come off.


Okay, I got it.

Last night I was helping the girls clean up their bath toys. Together, we gathered up soggy letters and duckies and bottles and put them into the mesh bag.

I looked down into my hand at one point and saw that I was holding three letters. They spelled G-Y-M.

Yeah, I know. I need to get back into my exercise routine. Especially because the skirt I put on yesterday was just a little too snug to wear.

It's time.


Happy Tuesday

Today we woke up slowly and lazed around a bit. We took our time eating breakfast and getting dressed. At about 11:00, I could see the girls were restless. They really wanted to go somewhere. I was up for a little adventure, but where to go? I had a few ideas, but I was having trouble making a decision-beach, Irvine park pony rides, zoo....

So I just packed up our lunches, and we hit the road. They kept asking where we were going, and I just told them it was a surprise. In reality, I really wasn't totally sure myself.

We ended up at the Discovery Science Museum. And we even got in half price! I've never been there before and had no idea what to expect. I wasn't sure if they would be too young to appreciate it, but we all really loved it. The exhibits are so interactive and interesting.

Their favorite was this chair on a pulley system. They sat in the chair and pulled a rope to raise themself up about 15 feet in the air. They felt so strong and brave. I think they did it five times.

Happy Tuesday, Friends. What were you up to today?


Winnie the *&#@

Sweetie: (Running out of her bedroom) MOOOOOOOM! Cutie said a BAD word.

Me: Really?

Sweetie: Yes! She said a POTTY word!

Me: Oh, What did she say?

Sweetie: A REALLY BAD potty word!!!

Cutie: (Running out of her bedroom)I said, "Winnie the POOH!"

Me and Matt: (Laughing) It's okay to say Poo when you're talking about Winnie.


Happy Fourth of July

I know, it's the tenth of July. But it's summer, so if I'm less than a week behind schedule, then I'm still on schedule.

So, Happy Independence Day!

Here are some pictures of our Little Cutie Pies gazing at fireworks for the FIRST time. I think I was watching them more than the show.

Isn't it sweet to experience things through the eyes of children?


Who Needs Clothes Anyway?

We haven't gone anywhere today.

Not the hardware store, or the grocery store, or the library like I planned. Not our friend's house for lunch either.

We haven't left the house because Little Sweetie doesn't want to wear clothes. She got dressed, but she didn't stay dressed because she didn't like the way her clothes felt.

We go through this every morning, but this morning was particularly intense. Lots of crying and writhing in pain. She didn't like the way the seams felt in her underarms or the buttons on the back of her neck. She just wanted to wear her undies.

So we stayed home. We played hide and seek, made homemade strawberry ice cream, and I cleaned, all while being undressed. Well, two of us were dressed, the other not.

It was good to stay home. I think we all needed a day to just be home and be mellow and hang out in our undies.