Saturday, February 20, 2010

Build A Bear

Last Monday Aubrey and I went to Build A Bear to help Aubrey's friend, Savannah, celebrate her birthday.

This is Savannah, Reghan and Aubrey with their animals before they stuffed them.

What a cute group of girls!!!

Aubrey and her puppy, Biscuit. She really likes her. She sleeps with her every night.

You may have noticed in the first picture Aubrey had a kitty cat. Aubrey changed her mind about 45 times and this adorable little puppy is what she finally decided on, with some help from Mommy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm so excited!

Conrad and I are going to Lake Tahoe on Friday to celebrate our anniversary. I still cannot believe we have been married for 5 years. I can't wait to revisit the place where it all began. We haven't been there since we got married. I'm looking forward to spending time with Conrad, eating out, the snow, sleeping in, and using my camera. We are leaving Friday morning and coming back Monday. It's a real getaway!

I have lots to do tomorrow:

homework that I need to finish
clean house up
get Aubrey things in order
and PACK

Sunday, February 14, 2010

♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥

I got my new camera awhile ago and I really want to learn how to use all the fun settings.
I took Aubrey outside and just started snapping away. I got some really cute ones of her. I sent some out as Valentine's. It was so much fun. I did not really use any new setting... good ol' automatic. So here they are!

♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥

She can always make us smile!

Funny girl

Our Sweetheart

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Tomorrow Conrad and I celebrate our 5th anniversary.

I can't believe it 5 years.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aubrey's day bed

My little Aubrey is growing up.

Just this week she crawled out of her crib. Actually Conrad and I think she crawled
and then fell out. So it was time to convert her crib into a daybed. I went
to Babies R Us (I ♥ that place!)



Aubrey LOVES her new big girl bed

Good Night!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thinking about having kids??

Thinking of Having Kids?
Do This 10 Step Program First

Lesson 1
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline
2. Lack of patience
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels
4. Allowing their children to run wild
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 2
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5pm to 10pm carrying a wet bag weighing approx. 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly.
2. At 10pm, put the bag down gently, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at midnight and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1am.
4. Set alarm for 3am.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2am and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45.
7. Get up at 3am when alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4am.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive.)
Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 3
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them on the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 4
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus in the bag so that none of the arms hang out.
Time allowed for this- all morning.

Lesson 5
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle Cheerios all over the floor, them smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 6
Go to the grocery store. Take the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goats eat or destroy. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 7
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.
You are now ready to feed a 9 month-old baby.

Lesson 8
Learn the names of every character from all shows on PBS, the Disney Channel and Noggin. Watch nothing else on TV but shows from these channels for at least 5 years. (I know, you're thinking "what is Noggin?") Exactly the point.

Lesson 9
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 10
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from lesson 9 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

I thought this was too funny not to pass along.