Saturday, February 26, 2011

Turtle Poofs

**note** floor was just cleaned :) in case you were wondering.. sorry its a little bumpy at first.

Its been nice, sunny weather lately. Very BRIGHT sunny weather, but in the low 80's so not to bad, Im going to squeeze in as much park and outdoor stuff we can before it gets 115 degrees in a few months.
Linking up.. I love all the weather pics :)

Here is the little Monkey Butt on the move! :) He is getting pretty quick!
I'm linking to :)
The Paper Mama

A few weeks ago, its rained.. for about 20 mins! and we took Full advantage! Riley and I played outside under the umbrella, it was the 2nd time we have used that thing in a year!. This is my submission for live every moments challenge 'blue'

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Renaissance Festival!!

This was Mike's and of course. Turtles first time at the Renaissance Festival! :) We went on Presidents day, and Jason and Tiff came with us.
It was their first time too.
I couldnt believe the line to get in!
& Of course right after we got in, I got a large Mt. Dew and Riley wanted to play a dart game. I put my Mt. Dew in the drink holder in the front of the stroller... Yes I know that my 10 month old is sitting nearby, but for some reason I had a brain freeze.. and forgot that Turtle likes to grab things,
45 sec later.... Turtle is covered in Mt. Dew
MIke Freaked out!.. Of course being the wonderful mommy I am. I came prepared for this.. knowing that something like this might happed..
In the middle of the festival, I stripped my child down, changed in while he was standing up, grabbed the handful of napkins I brought and soaked up the soda in the stroller, put down the blanet. and put the kiddo back in the seat :)
Moving on... (mike was still freaked out) but I found that if I ignore him and be happy.. It helps him get past it faster.
We went to see the Fire Whip SHow! It was awesome!
& He was so funny

we walked around, ate stuff

took pictures,

saw a camel,

watched peoples backsides as I tried to stand on my tippy toes to watch the jousting show..

Riley got a sword, and a shield.. I am against this. or well I was. Because I know kids, and how they are about hitting things.
But.. Riley is doing really well with it, and I am proud of him. He was very happy!

& I got a fairy princess butterfly wand :) yay.

Turtle did great! He just hung out and enjoyed watching people and eating fries.

I cant wait to go next year! :)
& do more fun stuff!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hopelessly in Love

Did I spell Hopelessly Right?  :) 

Valentines Day came and went,  & my hubby got me a wonderful new toy..
I love music, I love to dance and sing in the kitchen.. I had my Hello Kitty Ipod speaker/alarm..  but when I listened to my ipod, it made a horrible  static sound, and it would set the alarm by itself and come on really loud in the middle of the night! I was crazy!.. but yet.. so cute, since its Hello Kitty

My hubby got my a pretty new one..  It looks like this.

Its awesome, clear crisp sound and Beautiful and Pink :)   and has a remote!  :)   I love it.  and he is taking me to ANY event, concert, play I wanna see coming up!  There are so many choices, I'll have to think long and hard about it.

We have been together nearly 12 years now... and you know how  that "in-Love Feeling" comes and goes through the years.. but when that "lovin Feeling" sneaks up on you, and you get those tingley's back, Its Lovely..
That.. smile when you get a text from them.  cant wait to hug them when they walk in the door feeling.. Its nice.
 I love that hopelessly in love feeling, and I hope this feeling lasts Forever and ever..   :)   I love him..
I wish I got to spend more time with him, but our schedules are crappy.
Marriage is hard, and takes allot of work, but worth it..
Worth the work when you wake up and realize your hopelessly In LOVE with your Husband and kids.
That husband, that cant wait for me to come home, and says I love you a million times, and tells me I'm beautiful even when I look Horrible.
that 4 year old with the Giant attitude, that loves to snuggle in the morning, and tells you, your the best mom in the world! and that your his best girl! even after you yell at him to pick up his toys,
That 10 month old, who we refer to as Turtle.. who crawls all over the house, with a Huge smile and a glowing spirit everyone can feel when their around him.
& that you would do it all again!  :)   well. most of it anyways. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Can Big girls fly?

Trapeze! Trapeze U, is in Gilbert, They offered a Groupon... and I'm a sucker for a great deal. & the thought of flying thru the air upside down sounded AWESOME! I was so excited to try it!
In this excitment.. I completely forgot about 2 very very important things..
1. How do you get up on that bar to hang upside down and swing?
2. Gravity

I knew it was going to be challenging since I'm a "curvy chick" but I am always up for a challenge!

Before I left the house, I made sure to put on a long tank top under my shirt. and took a picture of me.. just in case I didnt come home looking the same or fell to my death :)

Can you see the...Nervous Optimisim.. on my face :)

I got lost on the way there.. of course, Mike and Jason met me there.
I brought the boys.
I went with Tiffany and Emily. Who both did a great job!
we signed in, and headed outside to see this

Here are a couple of Before pics :)
When I was still Positive and Excited! :)
Emily.. cool as a cucumber :)
Me and Mike.. he thought I was NUTS for even trying it, but he was So Proud of Me! :)

My and Tiff and our belts, I think that if I would have seen this photo I would have thought twice about this...
me & tiff again! :) I'm so glad she went with us!
Ok! all us girls Ready to go!..

we had a quick lesson on the ground, then one by one we climbed up the ladder for our first attempt.

the other women there were So nice and supportive! :) there were also 2 little boys who did a great job!

Emily went first out of our group.

Then Tiff went right behind her.
As tiff lept off the platform, I was suppose to start climbing the ladder..
After 4 step ups. I thought WHAT THE HELL!  Why is climbing a Ladder so hard!..  the ladder was about 10inches wide, barely able to fit 2 feet side by side, No shoes, and it was Straight up!.. the bars on the ladder were covered in a tape like material that had been weathered and torn and had become really rough!
I climbed my big butt all the way up, then had to step onto the platform that was quite a distance from the ladder. then hold onto the rope and swing around to the other side.
Once on the right side, in the center of the platform the guy clipped on the safety ropes to my belt.
He told me to put my feet over the edge of the platform, .. hold on to the rope with my left hand,  and press my hips all the way forward learning toward the ground,  Grab hold of the Bar in front.  then he will hold me up (not an easy task!) while I let go of the rope and put my other hand on the bar. 
The bar was covered with that same tape stuff that made the bar like Sandpaper on my hands. 
They gave the cue, and I leaped..  well.. free fell  from the platforn.. This is when I was reminded of my dear friend GRAVITY   :)   the belt lifted up! and took my shirt with it, and I couldnt think of anything else but my "Brady Belly" hanging out there for all the world to see.   and I forget to lift my legs up.. so that was it for this try.
yes.. here is the video..  Please..  laugh quietly
I was hoping.. I would looks small 100 ft in the air.. Nope.. I think it was the opposite. Lol Oh well

After the first try Riley came up to me and said in his little attitude voice "mommy, are you sure flying high was a good idea?" 
I tried again.. NOT showing you the 2nd video   My belt went all the way up to my "girls"! but at least I almost got my legs up there the 2nd time.

The nice man came and adjusted my belt  allot lower To be honest I wasnt going to go again, but I thought NOPE I'm going to do this! If my belt doesnt slide then I wont be so worried about my shirt coming up. and I will do a great job!  Ok.. well the only reason I didnt want to do it again was because I ddidnt want to climb that Ladder again! Holy crap! my feet and hands were so sore. But of course. I didnt listen to the little cricket inside telling me to quit while I was ahead..  but No, I'm stubborn like my 4 year old son and wasnt going to quit tha easy.
I climbed up the ladder once again, this time slower...  and stopping at the top for a breath..
I put both my hands on the bar.. something didnt feel right.  I re-ajusted and they gave the cue!  what i'm not ready.. but yet, I leaped to my fate.. As gravity was yanking on my feet I felt my hands start to slip, I held on for dear life, but my hands had a different idea, I FLEW OFF!!
I found out the answer to the Question of the day.. Yes, big girls can Fly.. we just dont do it as gracefully as the smaller ones :) 
here is the video..   feel free to laugh.   I'm secure enough to know I'm still pretty cool, even after showing this video to the world.. and the one before with my 'brady belly" hanging out.
As I landed, (which  didnt hurt by the way)  Riley ran up next to me "Hi Mimmy"
 and I did the walk of  shame back to the edge so I could do the flip off the safety net (which was fun!)
I notice my hands. eventhough I didnt have blisters, the sandpaper bar ripped layers of skin off my hands and skin was sticking straight up 5 big circles of Skin!!   Emily took a pic with her phone but you cant really see it. The instructor came up, grabbed my hands and RIPPED off the SKIN!  I nearly died it hurt so bad! He said... "thats what we call those souvenirs"  I stood there in shock for a few mins and realized I couldnt open or close my hands,  I washed them. They hurt  I held back my tears,  I really really really wanted to cry though..

I sat with mike and jason and the kids while I watched the rest of the girls go on the 2nd round.
Look I'm smiling.  You cant see my hands very well, but at this point they were leaking some sort of clear fluid..  and on FIRE!!  Turtle didnt seem to notice, he was having fun chewing on my necklace.
I could Barely drive home!  They are Huge Red circles today! I can open and close my hands but I cant put anything one them. using my fingers for everything..
Ok ON to the GOOD stuff!

Tiffany did AMAzing on her 2nd attempt, but her hubby didnt take  the video of that one, but she did SO good her first time too!
This was one of her last attempts, I love the commentary in the background :)
Each time after climbing the ladder, got a bit tougher.
Emily got to go in the 2nd round.   this is cool!  :) 
She did AMZING!   she should join the Circus! 
So, the lessons I learned.. Wear Gloves!..
Emily Graduated and got a certificate!  I'm so proud of her!  and Tiffany too! They did awesome and I'm so super glad they didnt think I was totally crazy when I asked them if they wanted to do it with me.

I'm giving myself until I'm 40!  I will do it!  and I will get that certificate one day  :)  I just know it!  I figure that will give me time to have our last child (out little girl)  and then make ME a priority.. so.. It will happen on day :) 
I am so glad I tried it, eventhough my hands, and my tummy, and my pecks, and my knees and my forearm are KILLING me!  I used muscles I didnt even know I had! 
& I can check something off my yearly goals  :)   TO TRY SOMETHING NEW  (check) 

Thanks for going girls!  :)  I had an...Intersting time!  and I am so glad my hubby was there to support me in my crazy idea. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Valenitne (s)

Valentines day is nearly here!

Turtle is crawling like crazy all over! This morning, I was watching TV in the bedroom, and I heard Riley say "No, Turtle" in a mildy desperate voice, "mommy! come help! turtle is going to get Phose's (the cat) Food"
I found them in the kitchen, Riley had both of brady's feet and he was inches from reaching the cat bowl.. But that little sweetpea only looked at me with a Huge Smile! not a care in the world. :) good thing Riley is an excellant babysitter :)
Oh yeah.. I quit Caffeine.. lord help me!, I do miss my Mt. Dew.. but I know that I needed to, at least for a little while :) and cold turkey too! I'm awesome! :) or well.. I keep telling myself that to keep my spirits up.

here is a groovy picture I took of Riley, I think he is awesome, and I got this shot after I tried to take the sucker away from him, beacause.. well.. I wanted it.. It looked yummy and I dont have Valentines parties at work were people give me heart shaped suckers anymore.Boo.
I love his big smile, and his belly laugh, and I love the shadow. its just an honest, stunning picture of my valentine.

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and here to see some more amazingly talented people and their valentines

These people inspire me.. & I love being inspired.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Touchup Tuesday...

Tuesdays are my fridays...

was going to post a picture of my dishwasher.. sad and broken :(
unable to do what its entire purpose in life is!

then a Shiny Happy dishwasher after my father in law fixed it..
But, then I realized how boring that would be for all of you..

So, here is something cute to gander at...

Started like this..

Ended up like this... I think this one is a wall picture.. I sure do love this Turtle. He is perfect in every way.

Touch up tuesdays :)

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama
People do awesome things these days :)
check them out.

how asd is it.. that I cant wait to go home and do the dishes...
I'm lame..
But.. I'm a mom and a wife, so those little things.. excite me :)

Thanks papop for fixing my dishwasher, Your the Bomb-Diggity!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Black and White Love

Its nearly Valentines day.. This year I have 3 valentines..
I love this picure of the boys, Riley is so helpful with Brady and Loves him so much, I am blessed :)

Visit Happy Monday!! and check out other black and white pics!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mean dishwasher, Riley loves Papop

My dishwasher is broken :(  Gross, I Hate it, Its Horrible!!  A Misrable Horrible thing!! 
Beacuse.. we dont have a dish strainer.. bummer,  so we have been washing a few dishes at a time, while the rest Pile on the counter. When I say "we" of course I mean "Me"..  but mike did help me one night, he dried them for me :)

Papop came over it, and the part needed wont be in for about 8 more days!  I am thinking about just throwing all the dishes away and buying new ones :)  SInce 80% of them are cheap-o- walmart dollar bowls and plates.  But I wont, I'll keep washing them.. a little at a time and have to deal with the counter for now..

Riley found a Balloon in the drawer, It has to be years old, from his 2nd Birthday party if I remember right,
Papop blew it up,  and  they played  :) 
It was cute.

I love how much Riley loves Papop,   & watching them play together, makes me happy.
& Papop made me a FarmVille SIGN!! for my Garden! ITs so cute! :) I forgot to download the picture but will tomorrow :) Its awesome! and I cant wait to start planting things!