Saturday, April 26, 2008

so simple

Brian was away today in Bellingham on a mountain bike trip so Breanna and I had a "mother-daughter" day. It was so great! The weather couldn't have been any better either...finally! This weekend was Art Walk in downtown Olympia. We weren't too interested in looking at the art per se, we were more interested in "people watching". I have to tell you, Bree is becoming quite the trooper! She walked with me around the entire Capitol Lake! We did stop to "smell the flowers" at the park for a few minutes though. This is when I begun to realize what a gift I have and what a gift I have brought to this world. I think I took a million pictures of her picking these flowers...I just couldn't stop. I always imagine what is going through her head at such a young age. No worries, no fears. Just complete wonder, curiosity, imagination. So simple isn't it? These are deiniftely the days that I will cherrish for the rest of my life. And hopefully, when she is old enough to understand, I hope she feels the same way. Here are some snapshots I took today...

Friday, April 25, 2008

hair and eyes?

So I just have to share with all of you girls...I have FINALLY found the absolutely positively BEST mascara there is! I tried to take a picture of my eye with it on, but as you can see I am not the greatest on self-portraits. I think I actually took a dozen pictures of my eye in the bathroom, and I decided I better settle on one I had taken already before I go blind by the flash.

The trick to this is you must curl your eyelashes BEFORE and AFTER you put the mascara on, some of you may say this is old news, but I have just learned this trick. I used to just curl them BEFORE, but it makes such a difference if you curl them AFTER as well.

This is the mascara...

2nd new haircut!

I actually have had this hair "cut" since January, but the bangs are new. I haven't had bangs since I think the 8th grade! They are so hard to get used to. It took me a long time this morning to do them...I forgot how! Hopefully it looks okay? What do you all think?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

funny girl I am, not knowing earlier today what to "blog" about. And suddenly, I am reminded of the funny little things that my sweet little girl does. Just thought I'd share 2 of them with you. One. She is DEFINITELY MY daughter. I have turned her into a Starbucks junkie at the very young age of 26 months!

No, she doesn't drink latte's...but she does know that Starbucks sign! Whenever we drive by Starbucks, she shouts out "mommy! Cookies!" She knows this place has does she know that?

Two. Another little funny.

I caught her reading to the dogs from inside the house. The dogs were in trouble and had to stay outside because they ate a few of her chicken nuggets!

Oh, the cute things they do.

Not so exciting

So my friends have been bugging me to update my blog...but I told them that nothing exciting has really been happening lately. Just going day to day with the normal stuff. We are looking forward though to our upcoming trip to California...Brian will be staying behind...first time we have had to pay full price for a plane ticket for Breanna! I have flown alone with her to Tahoe and back and she did excellent...hopefully this trip will be the same!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

is spring REALLY here?

Can you believe the weather today? We spent as much time as we could outdoors, just incase the forecast is correct for tomorrow (rain). Here are a few pics of what we did...

first, it was granny's b-day, so we met her for breakfast and had "cake-cakes" (pancakes)

Then we came home and picked up dad to go play on the very busy playground at Preist Point Park.

Swang on the swings

Took a hike down the trail to the beach

hiked up the hill with dad

Dad taught Bree how to write her name in the sand

Okay, well maybe we wrote it for her.

and the funnest part was, getting to eat mac n' cheese at the picnic table outside!

Hope you all took advantage of the warm weather today like we did!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

rain? what rain?

You know, sometimes you just have to say "oh, well!" Today we went to the Olympia Farmer's Market.

It was the first open weekend of the year. And...yes, you guessed it, it was raining. We still made the most of it though. We listened to the yodelling band, which Bree was so glued to.

We ate the usual "market lunch". Soba noodles, egg roll, chicken, and rice...Bree really seemed to take a liking to it this year!

And then, we finished it off with a gingerbread "princess".

Hope you all had a nice rainy Sunday!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Day 4

This is day 4 of breanna sick. I thought this was just going to be a small cold, or whatever it is. I have had to miss 2 days of work, Brian staying home yesterday. But I love being able to be there for her and take care of her rather than having to send her off to daycare...which I wouldn't do anyway. One, because you aren't allowed to bring your child there if they are sick, which I am so thankful for that rule...and Two, I want to take care of her, not anyone else...well, besides her dad of course. : )

This is what happens I guess when you are sick.

you get to eat "co-corn" (popcorn) for breakfast
(don't forget to have your phone nearby either!)


You get "poksicle" (popsicles) for lunch! have the exciting opportunity to watch "Fox" (Fox and the Hound 2) as many times as you want...oh yipee!

I love these says, but I pray for her to feel better soon!

Hope you are all feeling good.