Friday, February 27, 2009

Blagojevich hair!!

The other day I couldn't help but compare D to Rod Blagojevich. I know.......I'm horrible to even compare my little guy to the former Illinois State Representative (who was recently arrested on federal corruption charges) but that hair on Blagojevich's head looks very similar to D's hair.

What do you think??

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spiderman and heads up

I have never met a kid, except for Little A, who truly believes that he is Spiderman. Last night Little A was shooting his "webs" at me and then jumping up on the couch and all over the furniture. He gets a little carried away sometimes. When I snapped this shot, I couldn't help but see that HUGE grin on his face. One of the greatest things about being a kid is a wild imagination and the belief that you could one day become your favorite superhero.

On another note, D is doing such a great job holding his head up. He held it up for quite some time last night. Maybe it was because he wanted to see his crazy brother jumping all over the place.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

You know you are tired when.....

You fell asleep on the remote control, didn't feel it and now you have it embedded in your skin.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shamrock Farms and some garage cleaning

Today, they had a huge event at the Phoenix Children's Museum. Shamrock Farms was on hand to introduce their Shamrock Farms Essentials milk line. From 9-4, they had Roxie the Spokescow along with Grover and Elmo from Sesame Street. Big A decided to take Little A there and I am soooo glad I didn't go. Big A said that the entire parking lot and the overflow lots were completely full by 10am. Luckily, they didn't have to wait in line too long. A new line formed right when they got there, so they were able to see the characters with Little A very quickly, and then head over to the noodle forest (Little A's favorite place.) Among the other things we did today, we FINALLY got around to cleaning our garage. I don't think we've been able to clean it out since we moved in. We can finally park at least one car in there right now, but we still have a little while to go before we are able to park our other car in there. Little A kept wanting to come out and help, but he was contantly getting into things and playing with old dusty toys that had been sitting around for years. Big A told him to go back inside and when Little A left, he fell right into a crate. It was perfect! We snapped this pic of him right away.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sign sign everywhere a sign.....

While taking my normal route to work a couple days ago, I caught a quick glance of a house with several political yard signs in the front yard. By "several" I don't mean 2 or 3. I'm talking about 20. What inspired this individual to do this, is beyond me. Perhaps he's trying to cause an accident or maybe he's someone who is craving some attention. If you notice, I'm also writing this as if a guy did it because I just couldn't see some woman going outside and sticking these hideous signs in her front yard.

I drove by the home again as I left work and I had to stop by and take some quick pics. Apparently this individual is creating a "Monument to the Unelected" as he has indicated in a separate hanging sign (very similar to a FOR SALE sign).

I called the phone # indicated on one of the signs. It's actually a piece of artwork by a FEMALE artist from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She has placed this "art" in 3 different locations throughout the valley. Her art was based on the fact that "election signs" are only up very briefly before an election and you never see them again. You can call this # for more info.

480.281.9922 #30

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, Big A decided to take me out to the Barrio Cafe. For those of you who aren't from Arizona, this is a FABULOUS restaurant that you should definitely try out if you are out here. They were voted "Best Modern Mexican Restaurant" by the Phoenix New Times.

If you are from here, it is VERY easy to drive past it. Blink, and you just may miss it. It's located on the SW corner of 16th Street and Thomas Road. Not the BEST area of town, but certainly WORTH the trip.

Afterward, we headed to Old Town Scottsdale for a night stroll and coffee. We weren't in the mood for heavy bar drinking or dessert.

Old Town is known for their art district tucked away on Main street. All the galleries were closed, but you are still able to view some of the artwork through the windows. We both have a very eccentric tast in art, so here are some of the works that we loved.

Unfortunately, we don't remember who any of the artists were on these pieces, but we thought they were just hilarious.
We passed by this other place.....

Note to self: Never EVER put up a business sign with a typo on it. What an idiot!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Leanna!

Today is my best friend, Leanna's birthday. She turns the big 29! I have known this girl since we were about 7 years old. I always joke with her about how we met because when we were little she would constantly come up to me and tell me that her middle name was "Michelle." Apparently we both must have thought that it was cool and deemed worthy of us becoming best friends. I think at some point in my life I wanted her as a sister more than anything. At least it always felt like she was one anyways.

I think Leanna and I used to spend EVERY waking moment at each other's homes. Sleep overs, shopping, movies, name it....we were always together. We also use to sport those super cool "Best Friends" necklaces. If I remember correctly, I was always the "Be Fri" portion of it. These necklaces were so cheap and so we would lose them all the time.
I also remember swapping shoes while we were at school and then wearing each other's shoes home. I always remember my mom asking me "Who's shoes are those? Leannas?" I look back on that and wonder why we ever did that. But then I am reminded that we were just kids and sharing things with your friends was best thing ever.

I have never loved a friend more so than I love Leanna. She lives in Missouri now, but if I am lucky, I get to see her about every couple of years. I miss her terribly and would move in a heartbeat if I could to be near her. I remember telling her not too long ago that if I ever moved to another state, I
would miss my friends back home terribly and would probably want to move back, but if I moved to where she was I would probably forget about my friends because I have too much fun with her.
She cracks me up because whenever we go out, we are ALWAYS laughing at the same thing. Her laugh is utterly contagious. All we have to do is glance at each other and we automatically know what the other is thinking.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back to work I go

Last night, I returned back to work after being off for a little over 3 months. I have to admit that it was extremely difficult. All I could think about all night were my kids and how much I already missed them. I must have looked at Little A's pic on my desk at least 30 times during my 12 hour shift, and I couldn't help but open my cell phone to look at D's pic as well. The only thing I was really looking forward to was seeing "some" of my co-workers again.

When I first walked in, all I dreaded was having to go through the tons and tons of email that had built up in the past 90 days.

I spent about 2 hours sifting, sorting, and deleting emails at work which was no fun task at all. My inbox had 126 emails in it, but I also had 2 other folders from my supervisors with nearly 70 in each one.....not fun!

I trekked through the rest of the night and crashed at about 1 am. My right eye was bloodshot and I was certain that it was because they were extremely dry on top of me being extremely tired. Needless to say, I made it through the night and went home at 7 in the morning to a bright eyed baby ready to play.

I don't know how I am going to be able to juggle working night and taking care of a baby during the day. It's going to be difficult. Big A said it best this morning, "Think of it this way, would you rather stay with him during the day on little sleep or have some meth-head daycare provider screaming 'SHUT-UP' to him everytime he cries?" Believe it or not, that actually made me feel better.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One more thing to knock off.....

Today I was mean.

I had to be.

I have a list of 50 things to do before I die, and one of them involves driving through a puddle and splashing someone on the sidewalk.

So here I was on 44th Street and Thomas. Stuck in traffic because a water hydrant was spraying everywhere. It was down to one lane. As I was getting close to the "incident area," I had a large stretch of road to drive through so I wasn't bumper to bumper anymore. The car in front of me made a small splash as this little mexican woman was walking on the sidewalk. I laughed and said "screw it, I can top that."

And I did.

Here is a pic of her running away.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thomas' 4th Birthday

On Sunday, we went over to my friend Stephanie's son's birthday party. Little A had such a great time. Me, Stephanie, Trisha and Stacie meet up every year, and it's always at our kids birthdays which happen to occur within months of each other. The neat thing, is that we all have kids 1 year apart so they are all perfect playmates.

Stephanie was suppose to have a bouncer for the party, but since it was raining and the ground was nasty, she couldn't get it. The kids had fun nonetheless.

They sprayed streamers at each other and pretended like they were Spiderman. I missed out on picture opportunities because I was inside feeding D. Here is Little A playing with his "web" and then shooting it at me.

The kids got to take turns hitting the Spiderman pinata. It was down after about 4 kids. It's sooo funny to watch them scramble for candy though. They act like they have never seen it before.

Stephanie made his Spiderman cake out of cupcakes. It turned out really well.

Here is the birthday boy minutes before blowing out his candles.!

Emma and Little A playing in the sandbox. Emma is Salena's daughter.
Salena and I had a great chat about why our kids have holes in their pants. We both noticed it this year. Are pants getting cheaper?? Or are the kids just getting more involved on the ground?

Me, Stephanie, Trisha, Stacie and Salena all took some group pics. Every year that we can get together, we take a group pic with our kids. Thomas (the birthday boy) wouldn't cooperate for Stephanie, so she held her nephew, Robert, as a substitute.

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