Wednesday, February 18, 2009

how to get the most of out of the long weekend.

This is from last weekend.. I waited so long to post cause I wanted to get the pics off of my parents camera.. just never happened.

1. buy four pairs of shoes the first day
2. travel well... great kids, good border experience, good roads
3. step foot in supertarget before noon.
4. eat at Qdoba's... YUM. share steak burrito with dave and eat chips with queso.. could it get any better?
5. boys nap in van for almost an hour. awesome.
6. find killer jeans.
7. ride the ferris wheel (ok this was not my idea of fun) i took noah up and was so freaked the whole time. my knuckles were white and everytime he moved i told him to sit still. not good. but he loved it.
8. check into brand new nice hotel
9. the pool area was a bit old for our kids and a bit loud for most humans. the boys stood and stared for almost half an hour before one toe landed in the water. they did better each time but a small kiddie pool would have been better.
10. happy hour. nuff said.
11. Italian take out in hotel rooms shared with family. YUM.
12. Early bed time for kids who were so tired after a fun day. No chatting for them just sleeping.
13. more happy hour (s) the rest of the night in the adults room :) so nice to be able to just have a monitor and let the kids sleep while we hung out.
14. rock solid amazing sleep in comfy beds
15. two words contentintal breakfast.
16. worst coffee ever.. thankful to Chris for a Starbucks run.
17. more pool time. they liked it better.
18. stores open at noon.. shop all afternoon. great deals. only mistake i wore one of my new pairs of shoes and am still paying for it.
19. eat philly cheesesteak sandwhich at the food court. soo good. thanks crystal!
20. supper stop chilli's. raspberry margareta. so good.
21. more swimming. boys had so much fun.
22. after bedtime, watch Cosby marathan with the family taking a break to have some adult time in the pool (and hot tub)
23. another amazing night. not sure how we will get back to waking up early.
24. more last minute shopping. target, hobby lobby.
25. nothing would make the trip complete without lunch at Space Alien. So fun. The boys (not just kids) had a blast. Blow up Spiderman and Superman to prove it.
26. One last stop at Supertarget on the way home. Old Navy and Starbucks.
Defintly a new Feb long weekend tradition.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

long weekends...

so i am seriously ticked that after three days i didn't even get one comment on my last post. hurt even. but i will get over it ... especially because in a few hours i will be walking into one of my favorite places on earth... supertarget. yep we are getting out of dodge for the weekend. have fun!
oh and happy love day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

with all my love to png.

1. What's your favorite dish your mom makes? well, it's more of a tag team with mom and dad.... dad's kick butt steak dinner.. potatoes, ceaser salad, garlic bread, mushroom..yum and mom's good old perogies, schmaunfat, farmer sausage and onions. OH YUM!

2. If you could be anywhere else in the world right now where would it be? I would like to sit and have coffee with Lisa in PNG on her front porch.

3. Who's your favorite character on LOST? oooh good one. If I can count the dead (as if we know who is even dead I would say Charlie but alive for sure... Siyid (the guy is always right)

4. What is the oldest item of clothing you own and still wear? Maybe a pair of pants I have from 5 years ago. Nothing special or cool.

5. Are you an introvert or and extrovert? Pretty sure I am an extrovert although I love being alone too.

6. What's your biggest pet peeve? Stinky dishcloths and BAD customer service.

7. If you could be someone else for a day who would it be and why? I would want to be dave, what the heck goes on in his head would be truely fascinating .

8. Write down the first fond memory that comes to your mind. I may have to agree with Lisa on this one that dinner party at C&C's was pretty good. I also recall a really good Coldplay concert in Seattle in 2002ish.

9. Do you like tupperware? Old School stuff maybe.. but otherwise nope.

10. If you could have any superpower what would it be? I'd like to travel through time.

11. Which countries have you all visited? (not including layovers where you were just in the airport) Mexico, USA, Ukraine, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Dominican Republic.

12. Which country would you like to visit next? USA - going to fargs this weekend :)

13. Favorite icecream flavor? not a huge icecream fan but I love mint oreo.

14. Are you a rebel or do you follow the rules? i'd have to say rebel 99.9% of the time.

15. What's your favorite chore? Tidying..

16. What do you like about yourself? I like that I am fierecely loyal.

17. What would you change about yourself? just that I would learn to love my body no matter what.

18. What inspires you? Images, paper, fabric, depth of charachter.

19. What's your favorite fruit and your favorite veggie? Pineapple and Asparagus.

20. Last place you ate out? This is funny.. it was our first time at Smitty's last week ever!

21. Are you an early bird or a night owl? an early bird.

22. If you were on a deserted island and could take one person with you (not including your spouse) and one thing with you what would it be? I cannot answer. I have no idea.

23. What's your favorite smell? Vanilla

24. What's your least favorite smell? Total agreement over the Stinky dishcloths.

25. Are you a door slammer? No

26. Do you tell people when their fly is open? Probably, unless its akward I may just turn away.

27. Share something quarky about yourself. When I am in the car listenign to the radio and a song i like comes on I sometimes imagine that it's me and wonder what it would be like if everyone i knew was at a concert watching me preform. teehee.

28. Worst movie you've ever seen? The unedited first five minutes of forgetting sarah marshall... seriously?

29. Do you like the person who wrote this? more than she could ever know.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

getting to know Ari & Noah - 25 ways.

Copied from facebook... 25 things about Ari & Noah.

1. Ari almost always wakes up first. And spends about 10 minutes calling Noah's name over and over until he too wakes up.
2. They have "stuffies". One is a puppy and one is a frog. These are probably the most important items in N & A life. Sleep would not happen without them. They go to them for comfort and play. Right now they have a fascination with their stuffies boomba's. Which is the new word for bum.
3. Noah savors things while Ari devours them. Example 1 - food. Noah is slow and meticulous (for the most part) and Ari scarfs it down. Take it they both get the equal amount just with a time difference.
4. Example 2 - A couple months ago they each got a mini candy cane at my dad's work. From the time it took to walk from the coffee room to my dad's office. Noah was still holding his in his open hand just gazing at it. Ari's was in a billion pieces as he spent the whole time crushing it trying to get it open.
5. They love watching videos on the "puter". They vary but the short list is Shrek, Bus ramping, Tractors, Baby Dancing and Thomas gets blown up.
6. They don't like to be messy. Yes I know this is partly my doing but they like clean hands and clean mouths. And I like it too.
7. They talk alot. They know a ton of words and how to use them in sentances. They also still dabble in their own language which I think they are both quite good at. At least they understand each other well.
8. They have an obsession with the Night Garden - now seriously what the heck is that show even about. It's creepy. But they love Mikka Pikka and Meka Peka or whatever. The boat is good too.
9. Fruit Bites - also known as those little fruit gummies you get in little packages. My mom buys them in big boxes at Costco and my kids would do anything for fruit bites.
10. Often I will find them downstairs on their ride on toys crusing around the ping pong table. When I ask them where they are going they usually say Mexico to find Papa. (they went there in January and apparently ari & noah want to go too)
11. Noah has a little birth mark above his right ear - good way to to tell them apart. Ari has one on his bum.. not as telling.
12. Pretty sure they will go to kindergarten in diapers. They have no intrest in the potty at all and are content to sit in their own pee. poop not so much that they want out as soon as possible.
13. People often ask if they have their own jacket. The answer is no whichever one sits down on the stairs first gets the first jacket I can reach. I don't have time or the energy most mornings to remember who gets what jacket. And their boots are the same.
14. They do however have their own crib and this is something we have always done. Some times after we have a babysitter it's funny to get them out in the morning and they tell us they are in the wrong bed.
15. They must sleep with noise. We have always had some sort of fan in their room. Now we have an air purifier and they always ask for it...
16. On that same note they have listened to the same CD since they were in my belly. Every night it plays. It's called Celtic Lullabyes. When they were little I would actually hear it in my head when I was out.
17. They still love cars and tractors and pretty much anything with wheels. They are very meticulous about how they play though and often things need to be in a strait line or they go crazy. And if something doesn't fit that they want to fit it can be cause for meltdown.
18. They love going to Shirlies. She is the best and they have their friends that they talk about. I love that they have this interaction and feel loved there. It makes going to work so easy. I would be lost withouth Shirly.
19. Over Christmas they had the cutest obession with Baby Jesus (from Shirly). They loved to drive by our local Co-op where the nativity scene was and call out Baby Jesus lives there. I didn't think ahead to the fact that they would eventually clean that up.. we accidently drove by when they were taking it down and now Baby Jesus lives in a dump truck. ooops.

you can actually see him mouthing the words baby jesus. he looks for him in all books.

20. They have the crazies memory. Especially when we drive places. They only have to see something once and they know when it's coming up again. They remember places we have eaten once and who we were with. We drive by places I've picked things up from and they can tell me exactly what we did there.
21. They are super goofy. Silliness oozes from them.

22. Before napping they like to have soos, stuffy, blanket and watch Comfy Couch. (another really strange show). They love to cuddle and read books.
23. They don't like things tight around their neck or rubbing on their face. Especially winter jackets. They freak out if it's too tight.
24. They love routine. They go to bed usually around 7:30 and they sleep till about 7:30. They ask to go to bed and I think they enjoy the time to just settle and not be stimulated by someone else.
25. Since writing this I find it odd that they are still sleeping at it's 8:15.