Sunday, March 23, 2008

Aquarium of the Pacific

Kira got to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach for the first time on Friday. We went with her cousin Natalie, her Aunt Valerie and Valerie and Jacob's cousin Jason. We had a lot of fun! She loved to look at the fish swim around in the lighted tanks! In her usual style she resisted a nap for so long she missed some of the fun! But all in all in was a great and fun day!!!

Starting out.. already to hit the floor running!!

Outside... trying to stay shaded and cool!

Having so much fun that she conked out

The Octopus!

Kira and I outside at the Loraket exibit

Sunday, March 16, 2008


So we had to go to Utah. I was an unplanned trip. Jacob lost his Grandma and as sad as that is there were some fun things that came out of our trip....Kira got to meet a lot of new people and she loved them all !!!
This post will be a long one but one we hope you enjoy...

Our first family picture. I actually hate how I look but Jake and Kira are so cute!

Kira with the cousins from the Winfrey side. (Mikey and Austin)

Kira loves her GramJan

Kira got to meet a bunch of new people ...

Great-Grandpa Anderson

Great-Grandma Anderson

and she impressed them with her "crawling" skills... she's not quite there but she loved great-grandma Anderson's new carpet

Kira also got to meet Uncle Scott

and experienced her first bit of snow...

She did really really well on the drive up with Grandpa Anderson, Jesse, Daddy and Mommy. And did just as well with Papa Mike, GramJan, Mommy and Daddy. Like we said in the beginning we are sorry to see Jacob's Grandma go... we will miss her and love her but we had fun seeing old friends and hanging out with family.

TAG... I'm it!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.

B. Each player answers the question about themselves.

C. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. What was I doing ten years ago? In 1998? I was working at Cartridges USA aka Hell, Going to the singles ward and going to school a couple of times a week.

2. Five things on my to-do list today: Well Actually tomorrow: Unpack from our trip to Utah, Laundry,Clean Living Room, Call the people who ordered stuff from Stampin' Up, and a lot more too!!! Update my blog with Utah trip pictures...

3. What snacks do I enjoy? Ding Dongs, Ben and Jerry's Cookie and Cream Ice Cream and a lot more crap I probably shouldn't eat.

4. What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire? By a home compound type thing for my whole family and then travel a whole bunch!

5. Three bad habits: Eatting junk food,Leaving cups of water all over the apartment (Jacob really hates this) and driving too fast.

6. Five Places where I lived: Corona Ca, La Mirada CA, Seattle WA, West Chester OH, Perris Ca,

7. Five jobs I have had: Mail Boxes Etc (loved it), I was a checker at Kroger for a month, Shipping Manager, Data Entry, Mom

8. Five things people don't know about me:
a: I secretly think that everyone is prettier and better off in life than I am.
b: My dream is to write children's stories
c: I wanted to elope instead of having a big reception.
d: I would pick up and move to England tomorrow if I could afford it.
e: I sometimes miss my old 1986 Cressida. I had so many memories in it. It's one to the lessons in my life to be grateful for what you already have because getting something new is not always what makes you happy.

Tagging: Whoever wants to do this, because I dont' know who reads my blog.... At least Korie and Susy should :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My latest project...

I have been debating with myself about these letters... do I just paint them and embellish? Should I just use ribbon and leave them white??? Then we got these free rub-ons because Korie placed such a big order at my stampin' party... and I knew exactly what to do with them....

Monday, March 3, 2008

Month in Review

One of the things that I both LOVE and HATE about Jacob (not that I hate Jacob... but you know what I mean) is that he always always ALWAYS has a camera near by.. whether it's his big digital camera or one of his many old ones with the old school film... What I HATE about it is he wants to take pictures of me... blech!!! What I LOVE about it is that he also wants to take pictures of Kira...... and let me just say... who wouldn't!!

So here is February in review.........
In February she has grown a tooth.. bottom left, started rockin' back and forth on her knees, and has gotten extermely proficent at rolling over... now going front to back and back to front. She scoots across the floor, started to giggle out loud AND crawls backwards.... not far but she goes move....

Eating Carrots..... mmmmmm

Helping Mom with the Laundry....

Her new CRAZY sleep habits......

Drooling and crawling....

Hangin' with GG at Papa Mike's and Auntie M's party....

It's amazing how fast time flies, it feels like we just brought her home... she is growing so fast. It sometime's amazes me that God let's us have these precious souls and trusts us to care for them... sometimes I wonder what he was thinking when he gave her to me... but even though I complain about not sleeping and how fickle she is with food, I am thankful that He did... My life would not have been the same without her..