Thursday, June 28, 2007

Day 34 through 37 & *Blog Break*

Hey Everyone! It's been a while since my last post. Ooops. Been busy! But, I am giving a little update today. :) Then I will be taking another break from blogging. There is a lot going on here, not to mention... I still have 7 more scrapbook pages to finish in about 4 days! YIKES! Need to get busy! Today we went to In-N-Out for lunch!!!! I haven't been there in 2 years! Oh how I have forgotten how delish their burgers are!! Yum yum!! Yesterday we went to a store called *Cupcakes* and got the most {amazing} cupcakes there!! Take a look...

They are sickeningly sweet, but Angelina *loves* them!! :) Speaking of Angelina. Yesterday she and I got pedicures!! Yay! Much needed on my part. ;) She had the most fun! She felt very special being able to get a *pedi* with mama! Here are her 34-37 pics!

Zoe has been like a dream since we have been here in Arizona! Still sleeping totally through the night and taking great naps, even though she is not in her crib. She is in a pack n play. :) She will seriously sleep *well* anywhere!! It is VERY nice! Her Day 34 picture is above... with her big sis. :) Oh, and Zoe is really becoming mobile! She is starting to crawl forward more and more. And, she is sitting up better and better every day! :)

This Anthony and Jojo. :) I know I keep mentioning their names, so I figured I would post them on *the* blog. :) Aren't they cute? They are very nice people. We like them a lot!
Oh, and keeping with the theme, here are MORE cactus!! :) I took these the other day.

Off to scrapbook!!! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Arizona Real Estate & Day 33

So, we went around looking at some of the *amazing* houses here in Scottsdale. WOW! We found one we want to buy......

ha ha. That is if we had 5 Million Dollars!! LOL. This house is AMAZING, though!

We went to Mike's clients house yesterday, and Angelina played with his daughter's. The cutie on the left is Justice (or Justie/Justy) and the cutie on the right is Athena. And, of course the beauty in in the middle is MINE! :) This is her Day 32 picture. Angelina had a *blast* with Justice and Athena! We are going back tomorrow to play as well.

The below picture is of Jojo and Zoe. Jojo is Anthony's (Mike's Client) girlfriend. She is *so* wonderful! She and I have *really* hit it off big time! She *loves* my kids and wants to be with them all the time. :) Everyone is amazed how fantastic Zoe is! :) It's pretty funny to hear others say it, because she really is so low key, and super easy to take care of! Not to mention she is happy 99.9% of the time, and, that is *no* joke! She is the easiest baby I have ever known! :) Oh, and a *big* shout out to Jojo! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

And, here is another cactus!! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

So, I *couldn't* not post this...

Zoe is trying to crawl!!!! She goes reverse most of the time, but has gone forward a few times!! I took some pictures, but they are currently uploading, and, we are getting ready to go to someone's house to watch the UFC fight. I will update this post with a picture of Zoe doing her reverse crawl later tonight! I can not believe it! :) Proud Mama!

{edited} ..Pics added.. will count as day 32!

Friday, June 22, 2007

**Thirty One**

Well, it's day *31* already!! Can't really believe that! :) I am totally exhausted, so I am going to bed! Had a busy day! Went to US Egg for breakfast. Then went to Michael's to get the supplies that I need to finish up my 10 remaining pages. Went and got a massage from Mike's client. (Thank you Anthony). Went back to the house we are staying at, and then we all went to The Yardhouse and then to Starbucks. Came back to the house, played with Photoshop, and am now blogging and hanging with my hubby. :) Looking forward to a picture filled weekend! More later!


10 down -- 10 to go... :)

So, I am currently working on my 11th scrapbook layout, but am at a halt due to a lack of a few supplies. But, I am still getting it done, which is good! The girls and I are heading out in a bit to go get a protein pancake (for me) and silver dollar pancakes and eggs (for Angelina) at US Egg here in Arizona, then we will be going to Michael's to get a couple supplies, and then off to get me a massage!!! I have 1o more layouts to go, as well as writing a one page essay, and a list of the supplies I used. :) Not stressed yet... just need to finish at least 1 layout every day. :) Will continue to keep everyone posted! Pray I finish and win!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

.Land of *Hot* Weather, Cactus, Palm Trees and the Wealthy.

So, this is my 2nd full day in Arizona. Today has kind of been a lazy day, which is good, but can get *old* after a while. I am letting my children catch up on their rest, and just kinda go with the flow. I am getting ready to scrapbook, on the biggest table known to man, which is exciting, because I can spread out. :) It has been really extra hot here yesterday and today, which promotes the lazy... I don't want to go outside attitude in me. I mean, can you blame me? It's a scorching 115 degrees outside! Umm. Thanks anyway, I will enjoy my day in the 72 degree house. :) I don't want to be dragging my poor kids out in this either. Poor babies would melt. So, inside we stay. ha ha.
Until coming to Arizona for the 2nd time, I never realized just how many prickly plants really exist! So many different varieties of Cactus... it's amazing! Then again, there are hundreds of palm trees here too! I hadn't been in Arizona (before this trip) since I was about 12 or so. And, one can forget just how hot it gets. But, you know, I like this heat better than bad humidity. But, I still care not to be out in it. :) It is really nice here, though. All the people that Mike works with here are awesome, and super hospitable. So, they have made it enjoyable for us all. And, they all love with our kids, and love being around them, which is nice!!


Oh, and I keep forgetting to post a couple pictures I took on Father's Day. So, these pictures will include day 29 and 30. :)

Happy Father's Day to Daddy. Message written entirely by Angelina. :)
Pictures of my girls feet together. :)

For Father's Day, we took my dad and mom to The Melting Pot. This is the 2nd time Mike and I had been there, and we love it!! If you haven't been, then GO!!! Angelina *loved* the entire meal!! All of it! Her favorite? Lobster! ha ha! We also found out that Zoe *LOVES* chocolate! :) I let her try some off of my finger. She raised up her eyebrows, smacked her lips and smiled a VERY big smile. :) It was very cute!! There are many pictures below!

Princess Zoe was crowned at The Melting Pot with Angelina's headband. :)

While we ate, Zoe slept...

More later! I am off to scrapbook!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quick Post

We are now in Arizona!! :) We flew most of the day yesterday, and frankly, I was too exhausted to post anything last night. :) Zoe flew like a champ! She didn't cry at all!! I was quite amazed! She was her usual *very* happy self! She also slept quite well too. :) Angelina had a little harder time. Her ears hurt really bad on the descents, and she threw up as we were getting off the plane when we landed in Arizona, which was quite chaotic, but, thank you God that she threw up as everyone was getting off the plane, and not in the beginning or middle of the flight! :) There were some other chaotic things, like the *huge* misunderstandings that happened, which lead to ALL of Zoe's bottles being packed in the suitcase... which was under the plane! Can I just say that I have the BEST mom in the world? I call my mom crying, because I am so freaked out, and what does she do? With less than 1 hour before our flight takes off, she manages to drive to Target, literally run in grab 2 bottles, run out, and drive to the airport. ALL of this happening in less than 1 hour... 20 minutes to be exact. And, my parents live at least 30 minutes from the airport and that is not including a trip to Target! The Lord truly blessed me yesterday with practically flying my mom's car to the airport. MOM, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!

Meanwhile, here is are day 28 pictures {yesterday}. And today's pictures will come later. :)

And, here is Angelina playing her Nintendo DS. :)

This proves that she will sleep anywhere. Including on a blanket on the airport floor. :)

This is Zeus. He stays in the house that we are staying at here in Arizona.
He is ONLY the *cutest* cat on the planet!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

{EIGHT} months old *yesterday*

Dear Zoe.

Eight months old already?! Wow! I can not believe it! You are growing up too fast! You amaze me daily with the new skills you are learning and perfecting. :)
To this date, you are continuing to sleep through the night. *happy* about this. :) Sometimes you even sleep until 10am or so too, which is amazing! It's funny to watch you laying on the floor because you'll start off laying on your back watching the ceiling fan, and when you get bored of that, you roll on your belly, and then on your back and then on your belly, and so on and so on... I will walk away for 2 minutes and come back, and you will have rolled completely across the room. It is quite funny!! You are "talking" a lot too, which is *so* cute! You actually giggle really wildly when you are being tickled, which of course, makes everyone around you laugh hysterically! You have been sitting on your own for 5-10 minutes at a time, which is quite awesome! Zoe, you are even pushing yourself up off the ground in a crawling motion, which is *incredible*!! You continue to love every baby food I have given you, which reassures me that you will like everything, like your sissy does. Here are the list of baby foods you have eaten...
Bananas, Peas, Green Beans, Mango, Blueberry Apple, Peach Banana Granola, Strawberry Apple, Pears, Apple Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Beef & Vegetable, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Noodle, Blueberry Banana, and I am sure there is more, but I can not recall any. :) Oh, you have eaten Rice Cereal and Oatmeal too (you love both of them) and you love the Gerber juices. You are also holding your bottle by yourself a lot lately, which is my favorite part of you growing up, because that means mommy will have a little more time to do the dishes or whatever I need to get done. It also means you are growing up, but let's face it, that part is inevitable, so I might as well embrace it, right? Something new this month... you have been quite "grabby" lately. :) You try and grab *everything* within reach. It is really cool, because it shows that you are being more and more interested in everything around you. Looks like we are going to have to get you some touch and feel books like your sister used to have! Speaking of sister, your love for her continues to grow all the time. It is absolutely adorable to see you track her every move, and smile at anything she says. If you hear her voice, you won't stop looking around until you see her. You love to grab her and sometimes that includes pulling her hair, which she doesn't like so much, but, you don't know any better. :) You can't go a day without holding your feet, sucking your thumb, smiling and giggling! It's very adorable! You have spoiled your Mama BIG time!! You rarely ever cry! Which amazes me, since your sister (when she was a baby), and most other babies I know cry quite a bit... whether they want food, diaper change, are tired, etc. or because they are colicky. Thank you GOD for such an amazing baby! :)
Tomorrow you are going on your *first* plane ride to Arizona!! How awesome! Then we are going to California at the end of July and to Arkansas in September. You are soon going to be my "world traveler". :)

Seeing you with your daddy is incredible! You have definitely formed a bond with him. Not quite as strong as the one you and have, but it's still quite a strong bond anyway. :) Daddy has fallen in love with you Zoe! Everyday I see the love he has for you grow bigger and stronger! Daddy loves being with you and your sister. I must say that the Lord blessed us with this amazing man! He is very involved in yours and sissy's life, and I love that about him! He hates being away from us, but we all know and understand he does all he does for us. And, we love him tremendously for it!! I love seeing you and your sister crawling all over him everyday. It's adorable! Thank you babe for being sweet today, and for being such a wonderful family man!! You ROCK!
You are *one* reason I love being a Mother! I don't ever want to imagine life without such an amazing little baby! :) You complete our family! We all love you very much!


Sunday, June 17, 2007

:) Happy *Father's* Day!!!

Hope everyone is having a great Father's Day!! :) Not writing much, because we are getting busy. But, just wanted to send a shout out to 2 dad's in particular that to me are the BEST dads/papas on the planet! Oh, and included are day 27 pictures!

Happy Father's Day Michael and Dad!!!