Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a few pictures

In the crazy rain this week, and since I feel like I'm getting more and more tired everyday! We have been vegging out allot lately.

Today I took Riley to work for a bit, he wanted to see the Police Cars, I was disappointed that none of the officers were there to show him the lights and sirens, but maybe next time. :)

The day it rained and rained and rained.. Riley wanted to play outside!! Of course! He hasnt wanted to go in his treehouse for months, But, he had a nice time :) & our backyard is HORRIBLE! What a mess it is! I wanted to have people over for marshmellows and hotdogs, but I think I will have to wait until the backyard is cleaned up a bit. Maybe if I'm feeling better next week :)

This is a pic of me and Riley today.. Doesnt he just look Thrilled! Lol, the light was in our eyes, so he has a funny look on his face :) lol

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The story of a Lion

Once upon a time there was a little stuffed lion that lived at Burlington Coat factory in the Baby Depot. One day a little boy named Riley came into the store, he saw the lion and grabbed him up without a second thought. saying " I have to get this Lion for baby Brady" Riley's mommy thought the lion was cute, but didnt want to spend the 12.99 on a stuffed animal when the money could go to better things. The little boy insisted! He carried the lion all thru the store. Riley found other things he really wanted, like a spiderman baseketball & hoop set, and a train with remote control. His mommy said he could get either thing, but he had to put the lion back in order to get them, Riley refused, saying "but mom I have to get this for baby Brady, so I will not get the other things" He finally found something his mommy was sure he would trade for. Lightning Mcqueen and friends decals for his bedroom wall! His mommy knew he had wanted them for a long time. They made their way up to the register. & Riley had a choice to make. His mommy asked him to put the lion back so he could get the wall decals, Riley cried, really heartfelt tears as he snuggled the little lion tightly. He said one last time "no mom, I'll just have to get the lightning mcqueen stickers next time, I have to get this lion for baby Brady"
The cashier and several people around looked at his as if he was throwing a fit, but what they didnt understand was.. this 3 1/2 year old little boy, gave up several things he really wanted in order to get a gift for his yet to be born baby brother.
Riley's mommy was so very proud, and she would have paid $50 for this silly lion, because it was filled already with so much love! & she knew right then, that she had done her job as a mommy, & that her son was becoming the little man, she had raised him to be :)
I dont know many 3 years olds that would have done that. & I couldnt be more proud of him.

oodles of Noodles!!
Riley made a noodle necklace in school today! :) Its so cute, and he gave it to me.
after he took a bite of one of the noodles of course :0 you have to try it out first right? :) I think it does look good enough to eat!
He is loving school, and making new friends! & this is the whistle he got today out of the treasure box for doing so well!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Penguin Awareness Day!

Yeah, this post has nothing to do with Penguin's, but I thought it was an interesting fact :) I dont suppose I think about Penguin's everyday, or even most days for that matter. But they are super Cute! and one of my favorite animals. and these days, I do resemble one :) walking anyways :)

Riley having fun with a towel :) I think he was playing a ghost, since he tried so hard to scare me, but near the end he looked more like mother theresa with his angel face and the towel wrapped around him.

Riley's first art project at school :) He did a great job, I am very proud of him :)
I'm so glad he loves school, and I hope he is doing a good job, its hard to tell when your not there, but I trust him, he is a good kid... Plus.. he always tells me when he did something wrong, :) I like that, very honest :) so far.

I was woddling in the kitchen the other day.. noticed "yuck" I need to mop the kitchen! so I whined about it for a min looking down at the floor, or, well. looking around since I can no longer see the floor directly below me, nor my feet.
Riley said. I'll mop mom, Someone had to do it! he did a great job! :) & I gave him his bi-weekly allowance for the ice cream man, who seems to no longer come around the nieghborhood.

I like his super hero underwear, they are cute :)

I got Riley Hungry Hungry Hippo for Christmas, because it was one of my favorite games when I was younger, and we like to play games together. $10 I thought great deal. WRONG, they dont make anything like they used to, its made horribly. all the necks get stuck, the marbles are plastic and the whole thing is SO Cheap! we cant even play the game right, because the necks get stuck and we have to stop everytime.
:P Toy makers!! Stop being so Dang Cheap! $10 is my take home pay an hour! Oh well,

Tonight we went to Mike's dads house for dinner and dessert! :) It was a great time! We dont see them enough, Life gets in the way allot, but it was a nice visit :) Riley had a great time, running around with the dog, and he got christmas presents from pop Pop and Grandma Jenny. He LOVED them!

One train he had been wanting for a long time. Merdoch, and the passenger car Flora, he also got Percy's day at the Farm,which in less then 15 mins after we got home, he had it all put together and ready to play!

This is a cute pic, when Riley opened this, he said "oh its just a picture for mommy" :( Heck Yeah! I am very excited! Its another digital picture frame!! Woohoo, this one plays music and video's! and I got a memory card so I can use it now! :) Im so excited, Just trying to figure out where to put them, after I upload my pics :) as you can tell, I love pictures! I have a horrible memory, and pictures are the only way to remember things for me :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My little Man is growing up! Pre-School

Today was Riley's first day of Preschool!, I cried, of course I cried! I cry at a everything but this was a special cry :)

I was nervous, and nearly shaking, but Riley was calm, and happy to go. I said I was a bit nervous and he said "Not Me" lets go moommy!

At first he was a little defiant, and he didnt want to share or talk to the other kids. But he caught on to the rules and how things work about 45 mins in.

I even told him I was going to leave and come back after school and he said ok.

Mrs. Lisa is his teacher, she is great! and very patient! THe kids had a great time,. and Riley when he got in the car asked if he could go to school again. He is excited to keep going.. and I think its going to be great for both of us!

Maybe I can get more things done, be more motivated for a oouple of hours at day.. Or!!! I could SLEEP! :) That would be great!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

To much TV!

I am so glad my shows are coming back!! :)

I know I feel like a nerd watching so much tv, but I am a multi-tasker and always are doing something else while I watch my shows, laundry, blogging, homework, dishes, blowdrying and curling my hair! :)

I Love Chuck!! :) I would marry him, :)

This is a great show, and I am not quite sure why, I just look forward to it every week!

The biggest Loser! Watching it right now, it always makes me Cry! & then Cheer, & then Cry again.. & I always seem to be eating something during it! :)

I see myself in so many of these people, and know that I have allot of work to do after I have this lit"l bundle of joy.. This show is inspiring, and motivating!

Desperate housewives.. I know I know, sleezy crap.. But Mike and I LOVE it! Its one of our favorite shows!

The Secret Life of an American teenager, and Make it or Break it on ABC, started last night! :) I love these shows too, along with Greek, and I know I'm a bit old for them, but, unfortunatly allot of the storylines matched my life last year.. It actually hurt to watch them, but it helped a bit too :) I am excited that I am past that now and just enjoying every min of life! :)

Ugly Betty and Grey's are 2 of my very favorite shows! :) I actually get up early the day after they are on so I can watch them!.

The bachelor...

Mike and I like this one allot. People are NUTS! and Women are CRAZY! I didnt know how crazy until recently, My favorite so far is Ali, Mike says she is just like me :) She even tripped and ripped her dress the first night! :) I cant wait to see some of those Wack-o's kicked off the show, and the One girl, appears to want to stab everyone else! I hope she leaves soon, she freaks me out! I cant believe he kept her after she cried because she hadnt gotten to talk to him yet, because she was IN lOVE already.. she had only said 4 words to the man! But I have to admit! He is a Keeper! :)

There is my TV update, and just one silly thing I am looking forward to in the next few months! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Disneyland & Happy New year!!

We went to Disneyland for New years!! Who's dumb idea was that!?.. Lol, I wasnt aware that New years eve was the busiest day of the year! I love this pic of Riley, he looks like a little elf :) so cute

Tuesday after mike got off work we drove to Cali. We got in the hotel about 11pm. The Hilton Gardens. The lobby was beautiful, they had a cozy fireplace, with a giant tv and a couch to sit. a small resturant area, and free coffe and hot chocolate 24 hrs a day.

Our room was huge.. I love when we get the handicapped rooms :) it had everything we needed. I love this pic, Riley has his shirt tucked into his underwear! :) Silly boys,

We went to bed, and got up a bit to early. ran down to have the free breakfast.. Hmmm.. there was no food, hmm.. so we had to wait, they brought a bit more, it sucked, but what can you expect from free breakfast. Then we got our shuttle passes and headed outside.. it was raining, but the clouds appeared to be moving fast so we thought it would blow over soon. We didnt have an umbrella, or ponchos, or even hooded coats, we were not prepared for rain.

we had to wait for the 3rd shuttle, we got on, wet and cold. waited in lines to pick up our tickets, and get in to disneyland for over an hour.. it was still raining. Our spirits were high.
We got in, grabbed a map, and headed toward the Matterhorn ride, it was raining, we waited in line, and finally got on.

I thought Riley would love it! since he love Rollercoasters.. But this one had a dark tunnel, Freaked him out! He didnt like anyride with dark tunnels. he cried near the end, he was scared. after that we headed toward its a small world..

it stopped raining!!!!.. for about 35 mins..
Riley loved this ride! :) when I asked his favorite part, He said. "I love the cave with all the beautiful things"

The park was packed! There were people everywhere, and so many different languages.
It was raining again, we headed to the run away train and got a speed pass, then waited in line at the pirates of the caribbean for about an hour.

It was raining, we were soaked, and now I was starting to feel it in my feet, and our spirits were falling a bit. after pirates, we ran back to the train ride, and Riley was scared because it had a dark cave. we walked to go get something to eat, I heard about a place in critter country that wasnt usually busy, the hungry bear or something,. we went. there was a line, it was still raining, I ordered quickly something I wasnt suppose to have, cold turkey :P, and fries, riley had a kids meal and mike had a meal. it was $40!! we tried to find a place to sit, but all the tables under cover were taken, people everywhere trying to stay out of the rain.

we walked past the employee area and found a small path, where there was no people, we sad there, on the short rock wall, while water dripped threw on us and ate. Mine and Mikes pants where soaked up to our knees! we were soo very cold, tired, and sore.

we decided to head back to the hotel for the day, It was only 3pm, but we couldnt take much more. I took a few more pics as we headed out, and the rain stopped a bit, but the wind picked up.

we got back to the hotel and crashed! didnt wake up till after 7pm. Our poor little peanut .. Pooped out! as he would put it.

and decided to go for dinner! :) We put on dry clothes, and went driving around to find a place to eat., We came across a little place just across the street from california adventures called, tiff's resturant.

It was good, we could barely understand our waitress, but dinner was good and she made the Best Banana Split! :) Riley didnt want a single bite of it, but he ate all my Broccoli!

We saw the fireworks behind the trees, I was kinda sad since I wanted to be there, but it was still drizzling outside.
After taking Ernie out and about..

we decided to get good sleep and try again tomorrow! :)

Day 2.
What a Beautiful day! :) No Rain!! It was a but hot actually, but nice, we took all our jackets and a blanket just in case! we stopped at Jack in the Box before heading to the park, this time we took our own veh! I like the buttons in the elevators for the parking garage :) cute idea!

Oh yeah! we decided not to take the shuttle because the shuttle on the way back was so full! So we had to stand, I was pressed up against the door holding everything and trying to hold riley falling over, Mike was holding the stroller and not one of the 10 adults with no kids and no luggage would get up so a prego and her toddler could sit down, It was sad. I wouldnt hesitate to let someone else sit if I was able. People are so Rude.
Ok done venting moving on :)
Dont I look tired!. and Mike is a nerd :p ready for a long day!

we took the tram, and headed in, along with a million other people! there were so many people, it was hard to walk threw everyone, we went on the jungle boat ride,

got a snack, Riley was soo excited to get strawberries, and of course I got a giant pickle! we went to Splash Mountain and waited nearly 2 hours in line!!

and of course 3/4 of the way thru waiting Riley had to pee. It was so much fun though, I understand the wait! :) Even the kid loved it!

we headed thru the crowds back to tomorrowland, I like the 3d movie with Honey I shrunk the Audience, It was fun.. Oh yeah!! Before we got there, Riley had a freak out melt down!! We got a buzz lightyear toy near critter country, and I wanted those little mouse ears that clip on. so riley also wanted a mickey hat. I let him get it. When I paid for it I didnt realize the Micket had was $38.95!! for a hat!
after I bought it Riley refused to wear it, and started yelling, so after we realized we spent our dinner money on a hat! and he wouldnt even wear it, I decided to take it back. I waited in line as I hear a Child scream and cry and yell outside the store! It was might! I was so embarrassed. Turns out the tag was wrong it was only a $16 hat! So thank god I took it back, and I decided to get it since it was miss marked. But because of my child's freak out! we took away Buzz LIghtyear for nearly 2 hours until he could calm down, and be good.
This is riley in his new hat, trying so hard no to cry and be good so he could have buzz back.

We had pizza for dinner, and found a place to eat! Inside! where there was hardly any people at. Smiley Riley! finally! :) & boy I look like crap! Lol oh well

Our Pizza Face! :) @ least his mood was better!
I dont think many people even knew it was there. we sat awhile, after walking for hours, our feet were killing us.

we headed to toontown, which I had never been before! but I guess the parade was going on, and we caught the end of it. I didnt know what time it was and we counldnt see much at all. so next time we will have to get a good seat early.

it took us 45 mins to get thru the crowd and make it to toontown. It was so great!! It was by far my favorite part! it was open, and bright and fun,

and there werent allot of people in there. We ran around and played and took pictures.,

They had a play area for kids 2-5 years old, there was donald ducks ship :) so we took Ernie around it!

and we went into chip and dales house.. umm.. we went up a tiny tiny staircase... that was spiral, even I had to duck. and when we got up the staircase.. it was over, it looked big fromt he outside. oh well.

we went threw mickeys house and took pictures! :) Our Little Garden Gnome.. in a Garden :) Ernie is so cute.

and we met Mickey!! On accident really, we didnt know that he was really there! and it was his meet and greet time. & we were really close to the front of the line!. Riley did good, he didnt scream like he did when he saw santa, :) he even shook his hand,

Mickey was in love with ernie, and took him from my purse to take a picture with him!

I finally got my cotton candy, it was Fantasic! & they had frozen apple juice! :) Yummy, we played, and threw some penny's in the wishing fountain,

we had a guy take our family picture, everyone looked grouchy and we felt bad asking him to do it. Since it was dark most of the pictures didnt turn out well though.

after toontown we were going to ride the train around the park a few times, we were tired of standing and walking it had been 8 hours already. so we parked the stroller, and waited in line for the train for nearly an hour. as soon as we got on, the driver said "this train only goes to main street we are closing this station for the night" It was only 9pm! so we had to get off and couldnt ride it, or we would have to walk all the way back to get our stoller,
I tried to use the bathroom and the lady said you better hurry we are closing the bathrooms in 5 mins!. and then I tried to get water and the lady said "sorry Im closed" what?? that park is open till 2am, its new years eve and your closing everything at 9pm.
we were confused, but followed the herd of people being shoood out by the employees,
we saw a dance area where they appeared to be doing the new years eve stuff, there were so many people we could barely get thru, we decided to find a place to sit and wait for new years.

I found a wall sitting backwards from the festivities, near the non smoking section where.. everyone was smoking, we sat, watched the fireworks, riley danced,

and we sang along to the music. Mike was misrable! he isnt good at sitting and hanging out, I could tell he wanted to leave so badly. after about an hour I gave in, the smoke was bothering me, and it was getting cold. so we started to walk toward the entrance.

and... then we found that the million people were camping out in front of the castle! there was a whole other stage there,

and ropes for people to go around to get out of the park. by this time it was about an hour till midnight. I wanted to stay, but when I saw all the other people, knowing that about 10 mins after midnight we would have to fight them to get out! and on a tram, I thought heck no!. so we left. found the tram and headed back to the parking garage.

There had to be at least 200 people just now on there way to disneyland! at 1130 pm when we got back to the garage, there were loads and lines of people waiting to get on the tram to go to the park!, and 20 mins till when we were pulling out of the park, there were people just pulling into the parking garage! crazy people! :P

Riley was passed out just a few mins after getting in the truck, and mike and I celebrated new years together in the hotel room :) It was nice way to start the new year :)

awe, morning, 2010! Doesnt that just seem crazy! we headed back home, and I saw this sign, that said eggs and bacon.. at Taco Bell?.. for .89 cents. I thought it was funny.

Its good to be home.& all and all it was a good trip. things went wrong, but it was fun. and we did it together. Sorry such a long post, I would be surprised if anyone actually reads the whole thing, lol

Oh yeah, Mike couldnt figure out the shower in the hotel room, we just thought it was really bad water pressure, and he took a shower in a drinking fountain.. I let ernie show you :) the next morning.. I figured it out, and laughed at my hubby :)