Monday, February 27, 2012

Aaron's Birthday Party Pics

We had such a great time Saturday for Aaron's birthday party! We didn't do anything elaborate, but it was still lots of fun! Big thanks to everyone that came out to play & celebrate Aaron turning two years old! He got so many great presents - he has LOTS of new trains now, new cars, new clothes, and a Thomas the Train backpack that he loves! He's been asking me, "Tickets Please!" all day today! LOL!! 

I was having such a great time myself I didn't get a lot of pictures...okay, I admit it - I like to play the games, too! I just can't help myself - ha ha! 

(click the pictures to advance through them all)

Friday, February 24, 2012

My BABY turned 2 Yesterday!

I cannot believe it's been two whole years since we became a foursome! 
 This beautiful, tiny little boy is now a toddler - that makes tear up just thinking about it!
I don't know what I would do without this handsome little man in my life!
He is such a blessing to our family and I have proof that he is a blessing to his sister even if she says he takes her stuff (she takes his, too! LOL)...
I hope my babies always have this much love for one another!
Both my babies are actually home sick today...I hope they are on the end of whatever they have been fighting for a couple days - especially b/c Aaron's birthday party is tomorrow and I want him to have a blast tomorrow!

WE LOVE YOU AARON!
DADDY, MOMMY, & EMMA!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tribute to Single Moms

I love my babies & am so proud of how good they are...most of the time, hee hee! They aren't too hard to handle in public or on my own, but sometimes when I have them out on my own I really appreciate my hubby & I think about single moms doing it on their own all the time. Especially single moms of multiples! Today I had a couple adventures on my own with the kids that made me so thankful for what good kids they are & think about other moms that are on their own all the time.

I met my niece early this morning and was planning to leave from there to go to Michael's work to pick him up, but when I got to the parking lot & tried to leave my car wouldn't start. After a while and some help from a few nice strangers we got it going again...by that time Michael had already left work to come rescue us, so he was able to just follow us home. I was glad my niece was there and I wasn't just stranded on my own with my babies - that could be a scary situation. It could've been a bad situation in so many ways & thankfully it wasn't.

Then tonight the kids &I went to meet Hello Kitty & we were in the midst of a million kiddos and parents (okay, maybe that's an exaggeration) & standing in line for a while to get our faces painted & meet Hello Kitty. Emma was so good staying in line like a big while I kept Aaron entertained. After a while he was happy to be entertained watching home movies on my phone while we waited on Emma to finish getting her face painted. So, like I said they didn't give me a hard time and I was so proud of them for that, but it also made me think about all those single moms out there doing it every single day - and sometimes with kids that don't always listen. We did have a great time, though and Emma & Aaron loved meeting Hello Kitty! They gave lots of big hugs, especially Aaron! It was really too cute!
Emma & Aaron met a celebrity tonight!! :) #HelloKitty #kids

The third thing today that made me think about it was bath time. Bath time isn't usually an issue - Michael & I have our routine of duties that make this a smooth routine. Tonight, though I had to rush and pull them both out at the same time, rush them dripping and soapy into the shower, & clean out the tub all at the same time. Why? Well, let's just say Aaron couldn't wait to get out of the tub to potty! EEeeeewwww! Yes - needless to say while they were hanging out in the shower I was bleaching the tub! LOL!

So, to all the single moms out there, my niece being one of them, I have you in my thoughts and I know heaven has special angels up there watching out for you. 

(In case you're wondering, tonight is softball so that's where Michael was during Hello Kitty and bath time tonight!)

I also have to share this picture of my girl - we went shopping for some color to put in the flower beds yesterday - it was so pretty outside & she was riding around with her daddy helping him pick them out! She was looking way too cool!!!
Flower shopping! #gardening #sunglasses

Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's Raining, It's Pouring

And my son doesn't wanna take a nap!! I've been trying to get Aaron down for a nap for over half an hour now - he's gonna give in any minute, I just know it! We have a birthday party this afternoon and then the kids are playing next door while Michael and I have a date night, so he really needs a good nap so he won't be a little toot during all that. He usually isn't really, but he's been kinda congested this week so he isn't his usual perky self still.

Emma is working on a birthday card for this afternoon and a few other little crafty projects - perfect idea for this rainy day! My rainy day ideas weren't as fun - they included laundry, cleaning floors, cleaning the kitchen and putting this yumminess together for lunch today!
Into the oven it goes! OhEmGee this is on a be good! #dinner
Okay - so maybe that last part was kinda fun - I don't consider cooking a chore really. I did get to sit down to crochet some. I finished Emma's scarf I'd been working on yesterday and she loved it. She wore it to school yesterday, too.
Emma loved her new scarf! She wore it to school yesterday! #crochet #imadeitmyself
I was rather proud of it and thought it turned out very pretty! I'm also working on another one for my niece's little girl. I thought I'd had it finished then ran out of yarn, so I actually undid all the stitches made with the entire blue skein and did a smaller stitch instead so I'll be able to complete it without having to run out to the store in this yucky weather!

I'm really missing the beautiful skies we had last weekend!
It's a Beautiful Day!! #sunshine #Sky #clouds
It was so gorgeous outside and though I know we need the rain when it comes it tends to bring on a bit of cabin fever, too! It was pretty awesome this morning, though laying in bed and listening to it rain so hard outside around 5am! Best snuggling weather!! Tomorrow the sun should peek back out some, though and maybe a little Monday, too which would be great b/c I'm off Monday!

Here's to a long weekend - hope you all have a great one! Stay Dry!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

My name is going to be on a building!

Our company is building a new office building - it's set to be complete in 2013. Our current building is 31 stories tall & the new one is going to be the same height. They will be side by side with the current parking garage in between them & a covered air-conditioned breeze way connecting them - that will be nice b/c currently to walk to our other building we have to get outside and walk over a bridge, which is fine if the weather is nice, but if it's raining or scorching heat it isn't too pleasant.

The big building we're in now is called Lake Robins Tower, usually referred to simply as the Tower, though. The new building I believe is going to be called Woodloch Tower - it may be referred to later as the New Tower - who knows. But there have been references made calling them the Twin Towers, which is both cool and rather unnerving at the same time. We are all still excited about the new building, though. It's going to have it's own cafe & gym, like the current Tower has as well and the first ten stories will be another parking garage with 21 floors of offices above.

So, how is my name going to be on the building? Well, there is a beam that has been put out in our lobby and we all had the opportunity to write our name on it if we wanted - heck, I don't know that I'll ever have another opportunity to see my name on a building, so I think it's pretty cool! I've been here going on 12 years now and would love to be able to retire from here one day, so I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon!!

So, while maybe no one will ever actually "see" my name on the side of a building, I'll know it's there! And I think that's pretty cool!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Just a Little "Me" Time

Yesterday & Friday I took PTO to spend a little time with me! I didn't do too much really, but it was nice to "not" do much!! I went shopping, got a manicure one day & a pedicure another day, I got a massage, had lunch with a friend. Just simple stuff! Friday night we took the kids to play & eat dinner at Incredible Pizza, Saturday we spent the whole day at my parents' house & Sunday we had friends over after church for fajitas & to watch the Superbowl - loved the half time show by the way!!

It was pretty awesome to have a couple days to myself w/out anything planned so I could just do whatever came to mind at the moment! I did spend a little extra time in the mornings with my babies - that was so nice! They get up so early these days & Emma likes to get Aaron out of his bed now, so they both come into my room & wake me up in the mornings & we snuggle & watch cartoons till it's time to get up and get going!

Here's a little iPhoneography from the weekend starting with days 1 thru 6 of a PhotoADay challenge I've joined!
Day One: My View Today
DayOne: My View Today
DayTwo: Words
Letter from my Grannie when she turned 95. She'll be 98 this year! #febphotoaday #words #grannie #GodBless

DayThree: Hands
The #hands that have made my feet & legs relaxed & pretty today! #febphotoaday #daythree

DayFour: Strangers
Can't live in this city if you can't handle #traffic! #febphotoaday #strangers #redlights

DayFive: 10am
At 10am I was still sitting in this service so this was my view. #febphotoaday #10am #dayfive

DaySix: Dinner
Made yummy quesadillas from leftovers for #dinner tonight!! #febphotoaday #daysix

(Today's theme is "Button" - I haven't taken that picture yet!)

And here are a few more random pics from the weekend - playing with my babies, Emma playing teacher (she was writing up Aaron's Daily Sheet - little girls LOVE pretend play), a pic of my unfinished crochet project (a scarf, but I ran out of yarn - think I'll step out to buy more today at lunch), my mother, sister, & niece working on a quilt, and just a couple more random shots of my time out shopping! 

Weekend Recap
It was a great little mini staycation - much need time to just chill and not have anything planned! I did have to deal with insurance a little (Michael & Emma got rear-ended about a week ago) and I got Aaron's b'day party booked. Can you believe my baby is going to be 2 in two weeks??? How is that even possible? So, there was a little productivity, too!

Today I had to come back to work - but thankfully yesterday was a very quiet day so I didn't have to return to mayhem! So here's to another short work week for me!

I hope you had a great weekend!