Friday, November 30, 2012


Lets call this month a 365 success! I only missed 2 days!  Who is impressed?   I also had this post together with 1 day to spare!  We made lots of popcorn this month, went to the boat races, took horrible phone pictures, and slept in the car a few times.

A rare moment!

This crazy girl has uncontrollable hair.

Like I said we made lots of popcorn!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Potty training, eyelets, and stuffing

I was going to post about how awesome Eldon is doing at pooping on the potty.  While I was still cleaning up his potty he decided to finish his business in the hall. I guess he wasn't really done.  He still has quite gotten the hang of peeing in the potty yet but we are getting closer.  If I accidentally leave him in a pull up he wont pee in instead he waits until its off and pees. Well I wrote that on Sunday since then Eldon has been doing a lot better.  He is really getting the hang of this potty training but I do have to say boys are much messier when it comes to potty training than girls.  It is gross.

We reorganized the kitchen Saturday.  I should have taken a picture during all the craziness. 

I am thinking about getting rid of my shoulder length bob and going with something a little more messy.  I have until my appointment on December 4th to decide.

I cannot keep up with Eldon's growth spurts right now.   In the last 2 weeks he has completely outgrown his coat and 2 pairs of his pants.  The kid is a weed.  Most shirts are to big on him width wise but length and sleeve wise they are short.  Do they have a tall and skinny store for little boys?  I have been asked a lot lately if Bristol and Eldon are twins because of big he his getting..

You can tell Eldon is stuck at home with me and Bristol all day, he loves to paint his nails and put on sissy's boots.

Eyelets are hard work.  I bought an eyelet tool but its still a learning curve.  Thankfully I think I have it down by now but this first one doesn't look so hot.

I haven't said anything I am thankful for yet this year on the blog.  But I am really thankfully for our health insurance.  Over the last 3 months I have been to the doctor a lot and had many vials of blood taken and our insurance has covered it all.   

Today I need to bake the bread to make our stuffing.  I love homemade stuffing it is some of my favorite stuff.   

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday catchup

My blog has been rather quite again these last couple weeks.  Probably because we have been busy, deep cleaning, and sick.   A week ago both Jeremy and I got the flu.  It was a blast :).   Thankfully the kiddos didn't get it.  Then this week I have a nasty cold.  I am super ready to be healthy again.

I received my blood test results back.   My body is having a hard time absorbing folic acid which isn't proven but studies show that it can lead to early miscarriages.  So now I am on 2mg of folic acid in addition to the 1mg that is in my prenatal vitamins.  We shall see what happens.

I am patiently waiting on my new kitchen cabinet locks to get here so I can reorganize my kitchen and use all of the 100 cabinets that we have.  Right now there is nothing breakable in the bottom cabinets because my kiddos are really good at breaking things.

I painted Bristol's room Sunday.  I know, finally right?   It only took 13 months of living in this house to get to it.  Now Bristol is in what used to be the office and Eldon is back in his room.   Here is a little preview of her room.

I still need to get curtains and put a few things on the walls.   After the holidays and Eldon's birthday we are going to move her to a big girl bed.   I need to repaint the headboard and foot board we have and then get a new mattress and bedding.  Right now she wants me to paint her bed pink, I am hoping this will change soon.

Then I will move onto Eldon's room.   Like maybe even considering making his bed a toddler bed.  But probably not because deep down I want to keep him in his crib till he is 18.  I hate the get back in bed battle with Bristol.

I started working on my Christmas presents this week.   The kids quiet books are going to be a lot of work but I think they will love them in the end.  Hopefully I am done with them by the first of December so I can get Daphne's to Italy.

I am miserably failing at homeschooling Bristol.  I just can't seem to find a time that works for us during the day.  I am going to try my hardest to make it work today because my daughter loves learning.

Jeremy and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary Monday.  Well we really didn't celebrate.  We were going to try and go out to dinner last Saturday but we were both still having a hard time eating anything that wasn't saltines, chicken noodle soup or bread.  It would have been a very boring dinner.  So we postponed our anniversary until after Thanksgiving.  Hopefully my cold will be gone by then because I am a miserable sick person.  But can I just say how truly blessed I am to have that man in my life.  He is amazing.  He takes care of me when I am sick.  When he gets home from work he is always more than willing to cook dinner or entertain the kids.  He is such a hands on dad. I know every day how much he loves me because he always tells me.   I may not be proud of who I used to be but I am sure thankful that God put Jeremy in my path when I was that person especially after this year.  This year has been one of the hardest on our marriage.  We have been under so much stress but at the end of the day when the kids are in bed and we have time to talk it gets all better.  He has been there for everything with my brother, he has held me when I told him I was angry with God about the miscarriages, he has reminded me that I need to pray when I feel like my day couldn't possibly get any worse, he has made me smile, he gets me out of the house when I am going crazy, he takes over the house work so I can sit down.   I am such a lucky girl.  

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boat races

2 weekends ago we went to the boat races.  The last time I went was 7 years ago right after Jeremy and I got married.  A lot has changed.  We moved out of California, lived in Wyoming and Colorado, and then moved back to California.   We have added 2 amazing, wonderful, exhausting, hair pulling, loving kids to our mix and 3 doggies.  Its just amazes me that so much has changed here in the 5 1/2 years we were gone.  I now get lost when I am in Temecula because there are so many new things.   And then the Desert.  I still can't get over how much it has changed since the last time I was there.  Even driving through on the 10 it is a whole new looking city. Its weird but amazingly I didn't get lost last time we were down there probably because of my handy dandy navigation app.
This is how Bristol dressed for the car ride

Bristol: "Mommy big fans off, big fans off"

It took passing like 10 of these signs and being stuck in traffic to finally get a picture.

Look at those gas prices.

Anyways on to the boat races.  It was so much fun, exhausting, and something I would love to do again.   We got to see my Uncle Butch race, watch the Top Fuel guys fail and run a few good runs, and the kids got to spend time with Maga and Paga.

The almost 8 hour drive up there the kids did AMAZING, I was shocked.  They only had one melt down and that was when I turned off the TV and tried to convince them to take a nap since they had been up since 6 am and it was almost 3pm.  But they weren't going for it.    We packed the car with their favorite movies, snacks, coloring stuff, and few books.  I should have brought  match box cars for Eldon because he isn't as fond of coloring as Bristol is.

The only time Eldon fell asleep and Bristol woke him up by taking his blanket away.  

Saturday was a rough day.  The kids were not to happy about sitting in the stands with nothing to do.  And having to wear ear plugs and/or ear muffs because of the noise the Top Fuels guys make.  They didn't have to wear them for any of the other classes of boats but I did make them put them on when we were hanging out in the pits because it can get quite loud.   Finally when we were at the end of rope, we stuck them in the stroller and Jeremy pushed them around.  About 10 minutes in the fell asleep, we stuck the ear muffs on them and Jeremy walked them around while they napped.  I sat down and relaxed :)    

Sunday was a complete turn around.  As soon as we got to the track Bristol asked if she could take her crayons and paper and go watch the boat races.   They sat in the stands really well this day.  Bristol colored, Eldon droped the crayons through the bleachers, and they both watched the boats.  

I really didn't take as many pictures as I normally do because I was to busy watching the races.  

She insisted on wearing the muffs this way.

Look, Eldon found a vacuum.

The kids driving Uncle Butch's boat

And now a few montage of a couple races.

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