Friday, May 30, 2008

I Can't Decide... and white? or color?
which do YOU like better?


Jack is ready for the new Disney/PIXAR movie that is releasing in June.
The movie is about a robot named WALL*E. Perfect timing for our very big robot phase. Jack had his new friend pose for a drawing lesson...then, they posed for a picture together. Jack also discovered that the box it came in made a perfect space helmet...listen in the video, you will see that Jack has already perfected his imitation of WALL*E's funny voice.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


This sweet, sweet hairbow came from a co-worker (Thanks, Angie!).
She bought it from a former co-worker (Thanks, Ruby).
Ruby makes and sells them online...along with many other darling girlie things (and a crown for the boys!). If you need something cute or just want to see Ruby's cute daughters, visit her store, mycakies.

Monday, May 26, 2008


It's almost like she's pointing to her tooth...More pictures when
it becomes easier to see!

Happy Memorial Day!

Listen to Your Teacher

When drawing a picture of a robot last week, Jack was going over all the parts. When he mentioned that this particular robot had guns, I gave my "no weapons" speech. His reply made me so grateful for his teacher...Ms. Shauna, who apparently told him this:
"Mom. You should only use 2 kinds of weapons: your MIND and your WORDS".
What a powerful thing to hear a 5 year old say...

Orange is the New Pink

First bite...not too sure...

We tried carrots this weekend...Molly probably would've eaten the whole container...she was so happy!

Button Art

Jack has been asking me to get him buttons so that he can make a "button picture".
Over the long weekend, we went and bought all the supplies he needed.
He wanted to make a robot, and the tin foil was my idea...but he did most of the work!

A Wise Man Once Said...

"Normal is fine...but different is great".
- Jack Cooper
age 5

Friday, May 23, 2008

Time for Tea

Ken sent Molly, Mom, and me to San Juan Capistrano last weekend for a belated Mother's Day Tea. We rode the train down and had a nice quiet breakfast at The Tea House on Los Rios...what a cute place. Molly was the perfect lady...but eventually the excitement was just too much!

Dave & Busters

The rain kept us from going to
Disney-land tonight. But we still had lots of fun at one of Jack's favorite places- Dave & Busters.
He is obsessed with the "grab machine" and tonight was victorious...we walked away with several new "friends" (yes, they are all sleeping with him as I type) including a Buzz Lightyear and a giant blue monkey, named "Blue", of course.


We had two discoveries today...
Molly discovered the mirror on her swing. She kept looking up and smiling...The pictures aren't nearly as sweet as watching her discover it...
I had the best discovery after feeding her...
the discovery of her first tooth! That's my over-achiever! 4.5 months old!

Remember When...

...Jack was so little???
16 months old...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

25 cents

So, there are so many "sleep solution" books out there for tired parents. Too many for me to research. A lot of them just don't make sense to me...SO,
I have decided to start charging Molly every night she doesn't sleep for more than 5 hours a night. Since this RARELY happens, she will obviously need to start paying up soon.
Thanks to Cherry & Jeff, in Hong Kong, hopefully she will be able to make enough money...

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Grass is Always Greener

We take everyday experiences for granted as adults...Molly experienced sitting in grass for the first time. I love her chubby little toes!


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

big girl

We tried out the new high chair seat today...she was pretty proud of herself!

Don't Be Fooled... Molly's big, blue, innocent eyes...
...she is still the biggest Drama Queen I know!

Splish Splash ...

Well, Miss Molly is getting really excited about bathtime. She kicks and wiggles, making it almost impossible to bath her in the tiny infant tub. SO, since I already had the tub ready for Jack, I decided I would try her in the bath seat. She's not quite sturdy enough on her own to sit for too long...but, it was a funny experience. She realized she could suck on the seat, which created a noise funny to 5 year old know the one...sounds like a body function.
Anyway, I don't know which is cuter- Molly in the bath or her brother giggling at her.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

We spent part of Mother's Day (after a nice lunch and pedicure for Mommy!) at the Cal State Fullerton baseball game. Jack is a fan, only because he gets to run the bases after the game...and he gets a $5.00 playing card for Dave & Busters!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day...

This is where Jack "hid" my homemade card..."and Mom, it really only says
'Happy Moms Day' because I don't know how to spell Mother"

My preschool made "treasures"

Hard to believe...

5 years ago today, I celebrated my first Mother's Day....

1 year ago today, we found out we'd be welcoming a new baby to our family.

Being a mom is something I feel like I have been doing forever...I had so much practice with SO many wonderful families. They prepared me well for some of the "mom" stuff: diapering, bathing, feeding, playing, crying, band-aiding, singing...

But I don't think I was prepared for all the joy. As tired as I am, and as busy as they are...I love my job as mom...

Happy Mother's Day!

Jack's Card...made at school...
I love my mom because she reads me...."Green Eggs and Ham"
I love my mom because she helps me..."Learn how to read"

I love my mom when she makes me laugh by..."being super silly"

I love my mom because she taught me how to..."roller skate" (hmmm...Jack has never worn roller skates in his life!)

I love to hear my mom sing..."lullabies"

I love my mom because she finds time to..."take me to school and pick me up"

I know my mom cares because she ..."shows me she loves me"

I know my mom is smart because she is..."so cool"
I love my mom because she works so hard at..."Being a Mommy"

Friday, May 9, 2008

Click to play Molly @ 4 months
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for 6.5 hours sleep last night!!!
(and it only took 4 months!)