Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy FIRST Birthday to Maya!

My little Maya Papaya turns 1 today. I can't believe it, it truly goes so fast. I can totally see how people just keep having babies. Good thing Wendi is having another one, because this mama is maxed out at 3 :) We already celebrated Maya's birthday and baptism a couple weeks ago and I will post those pictures soon. Having 4 birthdays (Ellie 7/20, Silas 8/21, Jack 8/23 and Maya 8/27) is crazy!! The birthday parties have been fun, but so much work. I know the kids love them. They all received too many presents. I've also been looking for ideas of how or what to do with so many gifts. For Ellie, I kept her presents in our bedroom for several weeks and let her play with a toy every couple days. This was fun, but she still has too many! Opening presents for Jack and Silas was overwhelming, even for them. Jack tried to escape in the middle of opening his presents. It was pretty funny. I will post pictures from that party too! Stay tuned :)
loves tofu
screams for ice cream
giggles uncontrollably on the swing
has 7 teeth and more rumbling under those sensitive gums
spends her days in pajamas
has crazy hair
longest eyelashes and
the bluest eyes
likes to eat on her own
crawls so fast
and is a snuggler

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ellie turns 5!

I can't believe my little Ellie is 5 years old already! We celebrated her birthday on July 19th, the day before her real birth - day. Lots of family and friend and lots of fun. This year, I wasn't pregnant, so I was able to host and plan all of the festivities. I think Ellie had a lot of fun and loved being center of attention. She got WAY too many gifts. We are still going through and opening them - a month later. It's kinda cool to enjoy them slowly rather than use them all at once. Lots of Frozen and Hello Kitty stuff. Of course she wanted a "Frozen" birthday party, so that is what we did! It's actually pretty hard to find Frozen decorations. It's so popular now and will probably be again during winter and come Christmas.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Crazy pictures

I post a lot of pictures on Facebook, just because it's easy. Here are some funny ones from lately.
 Jack is saying "CHEEEEESE" and trying to smile at me, while Nick pushes them. Ellie of course is wearing her headband and necklace. This by the way is after their bath and they have their pj's one. Ellie likes to look fashionable on our walks. I learned another thing last night from Ellie. Her favorite color is now purple and pink, because blue is a boy color. I was kinda sad to hear this :(

Here are some pictures from my parents house. In the picture below, I was trying to take a picture of me and Maya. I knew Ellie was trying to squeeze in, but I had no idea Jack was in it, until after I looked. Too funny!

Ellie driving the lawn mower with my dad. So fun!

Jack sitting on a 3 wheeler - it belongs to a neighbor kid.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Maya Papaya

This is my Maya Papaya. She is sweet, giggly, cuddley, smiley, squishy and fiesty. I'm not sure if fiesty does justice, especially at 12 and 4am. She might be a night owl. Now, we've had conversations about this, but I think I still need to sway her. I'm not sure if she just wants to hang out in the middle of the night or if she is growing and really needs 2 additional bottles in the middle of the night. This mama is tired. Starbucks has been working thus far, but it's getting expensive and the bags under my eyes are getting bigger. But it's all worth it, because she is the sweetest baby ever. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her. I want more like her. Isn't her tongue silly?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter is coming!

We've already celebrated with an Easter Egg Hunt at Rani's, but we are doing another egg hunt at our house this weekend. I'm super excited. We are also taking the kids (minus Maya) to an indoor waterpark for the night. They are super excited and Ellie has already packed her bags.


HI! It's been too long. I miss blogging. I miss looking at blogs everyday. I'm not longer addicted to reading blogs as I'm just too busy. Sad I know. But I'm not throwing in the towel just yet. I'm going to make it a goal to at least update once a week. I think if I put it on my calendar as a task, I'll do it.

I've been busy with work and the kids. I think same as everyone else out there.

I'm also still recovering. Most of February and March I was super sick. It started with the cold and flu and progressed into a rash/eczema breakout. ALL over my body. I had to go to urgent care and everything. It must have been because my immune system was so low and it didn't help that I started a detox. My body kinda flipped out. I'm better now. I've also been using essential oils and I think that is why I haven't been sick since. Usually this time a year, I get super sick, especially because baby Maya doesn't let me sleep a whole lot at night. She's silly. The oils have really helped me and the kids and Nick.  I use it on the kids for relaxation and viruses. Nick has used it for when he's getting sick. Oregano oil just zaps it. He was skeptical, but not anymore. It only takes once for someone to benefit from it to know that it is the best. I use it for my skin - I make a couple different 'lotions', lemon oil in my water, stress, headaches, germs and viruses. Seriously the list goes on. Everyone knows how I'm a germaphob and if you've read anything about anti-bacterial, you know it's BS and doesn't work. Although I'm a distrubuter, I don't sell them. I use them for myself and family and because they work. I've been able to cut out a lot of chemicals and medicine out our lives. My sister does have a website and sells them because so many people have asked her about them. Here's her website: If you are interested you should contact Wendi. There's a lot a lot of information on Pinterest.
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I have some exciting news! My sister and her husband bought a house! Really close to our house. Actually so close, I think we can ride our bikes!! They move in at the end of May. It's move in ready, but they are going to be doing some remodeling of the kitchen cabinets and put hardwood floors in.

How's everyone doing? I miss my blog world!