Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tarynn got her first car!!!!

I tried and tried to find this walker used w/ no success. This color was only available online, so I'm thinking not that many people had it to sell. Why does everything I like have to be online only? I scoured the net and found it for only $69 at, not bad compared to $100 at Babies R Us. There was one catch $30 shipping charge. That took away almost all of my savings. There went my being able to justify buying it.

Then I saw it. Spend over $150 and free shipping. Hmmm, I decided to buy I got a black one for baby Sebastion!!!! I also found a cute onsie for him that says Born Lucky and got myself some bottle brushes.

Tarynn is trying to crawl w/ all her might. She has started getting the push up position and lunging forward then belly flopping. So funny.

Sibling Bonding

Poor Daisy :(

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Take me out to the ball game

Chop has three out of the park homeruns so far this year. He hit two in one game on Saturday!!!!

Long ball club banner

Chop w/ his two home run balls. I don’t know why the kids doesn’t smile. He has nice teeth. I guess those teenage hormones making him think he’s to cool to smile

A few weeks ago we attended an A’s game w/ Chop’s little league team. We had a great time, although it was FREEZING. The boys were able to run the bases. It was Chop’s first time stepping on a professional field and he’s hoping it’s not the last ;)

March of Dimes-March for Babies

We did the March of Dimes walk this Sunday. We had a great time and the weather was PERFECT. I was worried because Sunday was going to be a scorcher. The event started at 9, we finished the 5 mile walk right around 11:30, and we just beat the heat.

I've known I wanted to participate in this even for a couple of months, but being so busy and the procrastinator that I am, I forgot to research the details. Details as in when it was going to be held. Kind of an important one. So last Thursday 5/14 I decided to look it up. Uh oh, to my dismay the walk was on Sunday 5/17. I was so mad at myself. There was no way I would be able to put a team together and raise money in 3 days!!!!!

I decided to give it a shot anyway. Every $ helps right? My fundraising goal was only $200 and I didn't think I was even going to make that. I figured I would check it out and get some good ideas for next year.

Well thanks to my A-MAZING friends and family I had a team of 7, raised over $600, and there are donations still coming in!!!!

Thank you so much for your generous donations and well wishes. It means so much to us. I would like to give a special thanks to Grandma Chrisi, Angel, Candace, Georgina, and Lillian for walking w/ us.

Friday, May 8, 2009


We went to Sac for Steph's 24th bday. It was her Golden Bday 24 on the 24th!!!! We started the evening w/ a yummy dinner. I made asparagus stuffed chicken w/ a dijon sauce. Super easy to make...

  • Season and fillet chicken

  • lay asparagus bell pepper and swiss cheese in the middle of chicken

  • Roll chicken and secure w/ a toothpick

  • Bake for 20-30 min

  • Sprinkle some breadcrumbs over chicken and bake and additional 10 min

  • In a sauce pan combine dijon mustand, sour cream, and milk and season to taste

After dinner we headed to Stephany's good friend Ave's house, where in honor of her bday the beer olympics were being held. Stephany and Marco were the champions in beer pong, I did not fare so well in quarters. There was also a beer bong competition. Steph's friend Ryan constructed an awesome double beer bong. I am not a baker and have no desire to be, so I bought a cake from Raley's. All I have to say is BOMB!!! I don't even like cake. White choc, strawberry, and pretty too!!!!

Baby Shower Gift

So my latest craft project was a baby shower gift. I made a diaper cake, blanket, and some head bands. I'm working on another diaper cake and blanket today. I'm also making some hair bows for a birthday gift. I will post pics of those when I'm done.

I looked up the registry for the shower and the room decor was brown with pink polka dots and also some garden elements and colors. I tried to stay with that theme for the cake and blankets. I love Burt's Bees baby products, (all the reasons why deserves a post of it's own) so I of course included them on the cake. I loved the fleece for the blanket and got some to make Tarynn a blanket too. It has flowers embroidered on it so it was about double the price of regular fleece, but I used a 40% off coupon.

Cost of cake around $20-$25

Cost of blanket $15