Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

In the past few weeks I haven't been able to get a good picture of DS. He is always on the go and busy concentrating on something. So yesterday while DD was sleeping I asked him if he wanted to earn some chocolate. (yes, I did!) He immediately answered yes, of course. I asked him to stand in front of our house so I could take some pictures of him. He stood there but wouldn't smile or look at the camera (I guess I should have been more specific). I finally gave up getting a good picture and gave him his piece of chocolate. As I was going through the pictures I took on the camera I heard him giggling and laughing. As you know, chocolate makes him really happy! I quickly pointed my camera from where I was and got this shot. I love it! It captures him perfectly - HUGE smile and chocolate smeared on his face. Doesn't get any better then this Thanksgiving blessing.

Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone. Gobble Gobble!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not sure about everyone ...

But certainly at the top of my list ... along with DS and DH!

So, who are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trick mirror

DD was playing with blocks in front of her mirror closets yesterday. She looked up, got a glimpse of herself in the mirror, got a HUGE smile, reached out and said, "DaDa". I don't blame her for the confusion, she looks just like him. :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still a favorite

Remember this post? It has become a favorite with DD too!

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Purple Craze

Yesterday I was overly engaged with watching two young girls in front of me purchase a pair of shoes at a department store. First off, I noticed them because they were so pretty. No make-up, sweat pants, flip flops, hair in pony tails. They were so plain and simple yet they looked incredibly beautiful. Oh, how I longed for those good ol' days when looking presentable required little effort. Secondly, I continued to watch them because I was completely entertained with the following conversation they had with the salesgirl:

Girl A looked at Girl B and said, "I love them because they are the same shoes everyone has right now but everyone else has black."

Girl B responded, "well, then get them if you like them.". Girl A was obviously still debating whether this was a good choice.

Girl A then turns to the cashier and asks, "do you think they're cute?".

The young (& also pretty) cashier responds, "well ... I think they're cute because they are purple and purple is sooo in right now ... but ... I am not sure how long purple will be in?".

Girl A quickly turns to Girl B and says, "see, I told you, I am definitely getting them now.".

Oh, how I got such a giggle out of this. In fact, I think I even giggled out loud because Girl B turned around and looked directly at me (& I know it wasn't to admire my outfit even though I actually tried yesterday).

I am not sure what I found funny. Was it the fact that she focused on how so in they were and not a care in the world that it may go out of fashion quickly with hardly a chance to wear them? Or did I find this conversation so amusing because I once was there - right there, at the cash register, debating an overly trendy item, that I almost always decided to buy, just to later give away after only wearing once because it was no longer sooo in? Nope, I think I know why I found this conversation so amusing. It is because I am there. Right. Now. Yes, I too have been bitten by the purple craze. And guess what?! I am not young like these pretty girls.

In fact just last night I was debating the purchase of this dress.

And I already own a look alike to this sweater from J Crew.

And I want one of these (in purple).

And I bought something similar to this from The Limited.

Oh, and for the record, unlike the young girls above I will be wearing my purple far too long and into the next trend because that is what we do at our age ... plus I find this purple craze far too pretty to let go too quickly. I guess we do mature with age, right?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I love you, always forever

you've got, the most unbelievable

blue eyes, I have ever seen

Do you ever hear a song on the radio and for the rest of the day you can't get it out of your head?! Today it was this one. I thought of her eyes when I heard the above lyrics that played over and over in my head the rest of the day.

And pretty pretty please, link to the song here. I don't want to be the only one humming that song for the next 24 hours! :-)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Guest Blog

Tiny Oranges, a blog about local children's activities and ideas recently highlighted my review on the Phil & Ted's metoo chair. Link here to read what I had to say. It is great timing for all the upcoming holiday travel. While you're there be sure to bookmark Tiny Oranges so you can check back in for more ideas, giveaways and more! (and who knows, you may just see my thoughts pop up again! :-)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Do you see what I see?

Yep, spotted her again. This time with out her trailer. I had a chat with the mail carrier yesterday. I wanted to know where our mail carrier was and her special delivery mobile. She said she was off for the day and the mail carrier yesterday wasn't tenured enough to ride it. She didn't seem pleased that she doesn't get to ride it too (or that I asked). OH ... makes it even more fun, doesn't it?! :-)

BTW, DS wanted to know why I pulled over to the side of the road to take a picture of the bicyclist. I replied, "get used to it, just something Mommy does. I don't really know wwwwhhyyy?!".

Pretty butterflies

Although not quite as pretty as this one on Halloween:

However, it is still worth the trip to the newly remodeled ENC in Newport Beach, CA to see the beautiful butterflies in their Native Butterfly House (among other things). If you are in the area, the ENC is worth the trip .... it is a 3.5 acre "sanctuary from life's pressures" tucked in between homes and Newport Harbor High School.

In the Butterfly House:

Looking up between the oak and redwood trees: