Monday, March 31, 2008

No More Paa-Pa...

Pacifier that is, in Jenna's little language. It has been about 2 and a 1/2 weeks since she's had one. One day Joe and I just decided let's see how she'll do with out one for the whole day. She asked for it a few times and we just told her no that it was only for sleeping time. Well that night she fell asleep without an we just left it like that. She asked for it a couple times after that just randomly throughout the day, but we just told her no. So here we are 2 and a half weeks later and still no paa-pa. After the first week there hasn't really been much talk about it, so that's good. We are so excited for her she's turning into such a big girl.In just 5 short days she will be 22 months old just two months away from 2 years old. Boy they grow up too fast. Here's a couple of pics from Saturday. Notice no pacifier and I don't know if anyone has noticed or not but it's been awhile since we had a picture with a pacifier in it. Yeah!

Oh and one last thing .....Can you believe it's going to be April tomorrow? Where does time go?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

100 Things about Jamie Fiocca.......

1. I was born in Bellflower, California
2. I have one brother who is 3 and 1/2 years younger than me.
3. I lived in California for 22 years of my life.
4. I have been married for October it will be 9.
5. I LOVE to eat out.
6. My favorite place to eat is The Melting Pot.
7. I LOVE to eat steak.
8. Dessert is my favorite meal.
9. Every day that I am at work I eat a candy bar or a bag of Skittles.
10. I have two kids: Jacob 4yrs, Jenna almost 2yrs.
11. I have known my husband since I was 11yrs old.
12. I secretly knew we'd end up together forever.
13. My first car I owned was a Honda CRX
14. I have only owned Honda's.
15. My Odyssey makes my 7th Honda (Joe's had 4 himself) That makes 11 Hondas between us.
16. I permed my hair for about 13 years of my life.
17. My first perm was when I 10, and I had to have more than 1/2 the length of my hair cut off.
18. I have only lived in California and Virginia.
19. I never finished college... I wish I had.
20. I Love Arby's, especially the Beef n' Cheddar on a regular bun.
21. Growing up I wanted to be a teacher, that's what I was going to school for.
22. I've always wanted to own a RED car. (I will someday!)
23. I HATE that my parents still live in Cali.
24. I HATE that all of my family is still in Cali, and I miss them terribly.
25. I wish that I could visit them more often.
26. I LOVE shopping.
27. I really have a problem.... I shop when I really don't need to.
28. I miss my great grandma and great grandpa horribly. (I lost my g-grandpa in June 1991, my g-grandma in January 2001)
29. I can't wait to take the kids on a cruise.
30. I love the beach even more, now that Jacob loves it so much.
31. My brother and I never really got along until we both moved out.
32. I have always been a loud person.....surprised!?
33. In school I constantly got in trouble for talking.
34. I have known my very dearest friend since I was 10. It will be 21yrs this year.
35. I can't wait to take the kids to Walt Disney World.
36. My nickname from my dad is Pumpkin.
37. My first job (I filled in for my Best Friend) was at a vet's office. I hated it.
38. I Love In n Out Burger.
39. I got my license on my 16th bday.
40. My second job was at rubber stamp store. That job lasted 9 months until I moved to N. Cali. I loved it.
41. I Love Miguel's Jr's shredded beef tacos.
42. I lived in Northern California for 2yrs (with Joe). This is when I moved out of my parent's house.
43. I loved living in Northern California.
44. I (We) haven't been back to visit since we moved from there.
45. I have been to Disneyland more times than I can count (Joe and I had annual passes for 4yrs)
46. I am so proud to be a Mommy! They (the kids) make everyday an adventure.
47. My middle name is Lynn, so is Jenna's.
48. My favorite drink is DR. PEPPER
49. Since being pregnant and nursing I don't drink a lot of caffeine, mostly CF DP or CF Coke.
50. I don't like coffee or anything with coffee flavor.
51. I don't like tea either.
52. I drink lots of water.
53. I haven't drank Orange Juice since being pregnant with Jenna in 05 b/c it made me very sick.
54. I was married in Las Vegas at the Bellagio.
55. I love purses, especially COACH.
56. I love shoes.
57. I wear a size 5, most of the time.
58. Sometimes I buy shoes from the kids department.
59. I have a small obsession with socks.
60. I have NO tattoos.
61. I have very little tolerance for pain.
62. My ears are pierced, two in one ear, three in the other.
63. The first hole in my left ear is very torn.
64. I tore it when I was two and it never healed properly.
65. I hate cleaning, really of any kind.
66. I am learning to enjoy cooking.
67. I used to not like it, but making it fun has made me enjoy it more.
68. I am not good with directions, that's why I have navigation!
69. I'm not a morning person, I hate getting up early.
70. My nickname from my grandparents is Magpie.
71. Most people would not consider me shy, but I really am until I get to know you.
72. I love chick flicks.
73. I have watched Days of Our Lives since I was a very young child.
74. I used to be a really picky eater, but I've gotten so much better in the last 10 years. (Joe has really helped me.)
75. As a child I ate Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dogs, and Spaghettio's.
76. I have birthmark identical to my Aunt Linda's (my dad's sister) on my right arm. Same spot, size, color, same arm, everything.
77. The year I was born.
78. I ate my first salad in 2001. I love Ranch dressing. (I know, crazy?)
79. I am a very emotional person.
80. I don't eat/like seafood.
81. My favorite color is red.
82. I am addicted to blogging.
83. I am also addicted to reading other people's blogs.
84. I had my appendix removed when I was 10. I have a nice scar from it.
85. I have three sets of stitches on my chin. Two from skateboarding accidents, and one from a bicycle accident.
86. I am almost always tired, it doesn't matter what time of day it is.
87. I am only 5 feet 2 and 1/2 inches. (I always add the 1/2 in. cause every bit counts)
88. I have been it two car accidents. Both were technically my fault, no injuries thank God.(One in my CRX and one in Joe's Integra.)
89. When I laugh really hard my nostrils flare.
90. Both my kids were born at the same hospital and coincidentally in the same room.
91. I wore dental braces as a young teenager.
92. I graduated High School in 1995.
93. My husband and I started dating when I was 16yrs old.
94. I have been working for Wal-Mart for 10 and 1/2 years. This is only the third job I have had in my life.
95. I flew for the first time in Jan, 1996 and it was from Orange County to Orlando to go to WDW. Actually, we connected thru Chicago!
96. I have been to Germany.
97. Pretty Woman is my favorite movie. I've seen it more times than I can count.
98. As stated above, I lived in Cali for 22yrs. In all those years I never went to Mexico (I waited till we lived in VA to go to Mexico, and that was on a cruise.)
99. I don't really read books, it's very hard for me to get into them.
100. I love Artichokes.

Wow that was really long and really hard. I honestly thought I would never finish, but phew, I'm done! Thanks girls (Sweet, Kelly and Watt's Up), that was lots of fun.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Yes we traveled a little again but for good reason. For these YUMMY doughnuts. This is our third time having these doughnuts.Our first time experiencing these yummy concoction's was last year when we went to Ocean City. They have a lot of locations in Md,and so far only one in Va,and lots more popping up all over the place.The Fractured Prune started in Ocean City you can read all about them at their website.They basically are a doughnut shoppe where you create your own doughnut and they make them. All the doughnuts are always served hot,yummy. In addition to you creating your own doughnuts they have featured flavors,speciality doughnuts they call them. I haven't tried a lot of these but the ones I have tried have been very good. This time I got to pick out four of the six doughnuts.Two were chocolate glazes with rainbow sprinkles (b/c I love this kind of doughnut and just in case the kids decided they wanted some.),One was a French Toast doughnut,one was a Rolo doughnut, and Joe picked out a chocolate covered cherry,and one make your own with lemon glaze and graham cracker crumbs.
They were delicious and Jenna even decided to eat about a half of doughnut this time,Jacob on the other hand only had a few bites.
Time for another part to the story of why we went to The FP........
We decided to take a trip to the Fractured Prune, well I think mainly because I wanted to go two weeks ago or so and we didn't get to go. Oh and also Joe is spoiling me a little,I have been feeling a little under the weather. For the last week and a half or so I have been having a lot of dizzy spells. (NO I am NOT pregnant) I finally went to see my Dr. about this on Thursday and she advised me to go to the ER for faster answers and results. So I spent a good part of Thursday afternoon in the Winchester ER,fun right? It turns out what is wrong with me is that right now (temporarily,can't remember the technical name for it) my blood pressure is getting really low and this is causing me to get dizzy. It seems to be the worst when I go from a lying position to a standing position. While at the hospital and doing this my BP dropped 40 points. The good news is that it won't last forever.There's medicine to treat this but they did not give it to me because of the many side effects.Instead I have to make sure I am drinking extra liquids, eating things with salt and not moving too quickly. (Which we all know is so easy with two little ones) If it continues for more than another week I have to go back to the Dr's. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this goes away soon. I still had a little dizziness today but not nearly as bad as the last few days.I know another long story,sorry.
All in all we had a nice road trip and some yummy doughnuts.We are loving the Odyssey.Joe drove it today for our trip and this was really the first time he drove it beside driving me to the hospital yesterday.I think so far my favorite feature is the hands free blue tooth device.I just push a button tell it who to call and it dials. It's so nice to be able to talk and not have to hold my phone the whole time. I also absolutely love my color,I was totally ready for a new color car.Hope everyone has a great weekend.Next up is possibly 100 things about Jamie Fiocca, a post copied from Amy Sweet of The Sweet Family and also Kelly Abel from The Abel Boys, oh and I just noticed that Amy from Watt's Up has also posted. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with 100 things. Until then......
Jacob and Jenna sleeping on the way there.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Out with the Old and In with the NEW....

Car that is,this is the goodbye pic of me and my Pilot. I must admit all of this happened very quickly.Much more quickly than I expected and maybe for Joe too. The lease on my Pilot was due to end in October so we were thinking about our options. Joe and I discussed the idea of the new Pilot that was coming out at the end of the year.Now that Jacob's in the third row things are a little more difficult when it comes to getting him in the car. He can't quite buckle himself in yet so I have to climb into the back to buckle him in. This is not the most comfortable thing to do.Joe tossed out the idea of the new Odyssey,I told him I wasn't sure about a mini van but it is a Honda after all.I told him that I would like to test drive one and then we would see. On Friday I test drove one at the Leesburg Honda and well I LOVED it. Before that Joe had brought home a brochure for me to look at and I really liked all the cool options the Odyssey Touring model has. I was much more interested in the car after reading about these options. I know that I've already turned this into a long story so I'll try not to drag it on. Joe had emailed several dealerships about what model and color we were interested in and we got back many responses. The dealership we ended up going to was in Rockville Maryland and they offered us the best deal.This is where we ended up trading in my car and leasing our new Odyssey and here she is..............................

Isn't she pretty? The car of course not me.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Today is Easter...

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Easter.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Eggs and More.....

What a day. Joe and I did a little running around in the morning,some last minute things to pick up for tomorrow.Then we headed back to the house got Nana and the kids and headed into town to the mall.We went and saw the Easter Bunny,had the kids pics taken.That went okay,they're both looking at the camera.Jacob was smiling as usual but with his squinty eyes, and well Jenna has this look on her face like do I really have to smile.It's still cute though. We decided to grab a quick bite to eat for dinner and since Jacob was such a champion eater he got to go on the carousel with Nana. He really loves it.

We then headed back home to do some egg dying.What an adventure this was.We really didn't let the kids do to much last year.We decided to let them just kind of have at it this year. WOW! First off I put shirts on both of them that if they got dye on them it would be okay. I sure am glad I did this.When you see Jenna's pic you'll see why. We had a lot of fun anyway. The kids can't wait for tomorrow.They are really excited for the Easter Bunny coming and hunting for eggs.Jacob made sure we left carrots out for the Bunny.Hope everyone has a good Easter tomorrow.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finally Forward.....

Forward facing in her car seat that is.My Jenna finally hit the big 20lb mark last weekend so we turned her car seat around,yeah.I know can you believe it my little petite thing, it only took her to 21 and 1/2 months to get there. She is so very excited to be forward facing.Every time we put her in her seat now she does her little let me get comfortable shaky, shaky thing it really is adorable.She's also grinning from ear to ear. Almost every time we get in the car she also takes her shoes off. Does anyone else's toddler do this? Jacob never took his shoes off when we got in the car.But then again there's a lot of things that Jenna does so differently than Jacob. I am so glad to share this fun news with everyone.

Hope everyone is getting ready for Easter and the Easter bunny to come on. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the weather isn't to terribly cold on Sunday.Come on spring.Until next time....Oh and let me not forget....

Happy Spring!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Last Weekend....

***I changed our slide show a bit as I noticed I was having problems with the previous one?***

I've made a little slide show from last weekend.On Thursday we enjoyed a little time outside in the nice weather.Then we played a new game that is now his favorite Flippin' Frog Game.We have played this game at least once a day (usually more like 20 times) since we got it on Thursday.On Friday Daddy only worked a half a day since it was the day before his Bday. We met in Leesburg and then went to Fox Cinemas in Ashburn to see Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.

We loved this movie it was really cute. Jacob was perfect he sat in his chair the entire movie and never once got up. He sat eating his M&M's and popcorn.Jenna on the other hand did very little sitting she mostly stood, but she did stand and watch the movie.Joe and I really enjoyed the movie,it was a very cute story. Saturday we went to Haymarket to the big Egg Drog Easter Egg Hunt that some of our neighbor's also went to.The kids liked it and were glad that some of their friends were there.But like Kelly said we will be finding a different Egg Hunt for next year.There was a lot of kids there and some did not get any eggs,it was a little sad. After we left the Egg Hunt we went to The Fair Oaks Mall and had lunch at one of our favorite places The Cheesecake Factory. This is a pretty new location, we liked it. We have been to a couple of CCF's that we haven't liked, so they're all not the same. All in all we had a great weekend,and we are really looking forward to this coming weekend...Easter! Hope everyone else had a good weekend.Oh and here's the slide show.......

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day!

Hope every one's having a good day.Can't wait for our yummy, good ol' Irish dinner this evening. I even get to wear green today to work,I'm so excited. I always enjoy being able to wear anything other than blue and khaki. I will update in just a little while with some pics of the kids in their cute little St. Patrick's Day shirts. Until later ......Happy Day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

We love you.
Love, Mommy,Jacob, and Jenna.

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's Official....

Those of you have been around me in the last week and a half know that I have had a horrible cough.It has been uncontrollable at night,taking me an extra hour or so to fall asleep.Anyways I went to the Dr's yesterday and I officially have a sinus infection,Yeah! Can you feel my excitement I really hate sinus infections I get them very often. I am on an antibiotic and she gave me a pill for my cough.I have to say though it amazes me the list of possible side effects.One of the possible side effects for one my pills is burning of the eyes,yep. Another is possible swelling,itching or rash of the skin.Can you imagine do I really need itchy skin again? Does everyone remember this? With any luck I will not suffer any of these possible side effects. The good news is all this coughing that I've been trying to control while around others is not contagious.Keep your fingers crossed for me that these antibiotics start working sooner rather than later.Thanks! Hope everyone has a great weekend.We have a few fun things planned.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Look it's a Blog Party!

Look what my lovely neighbor/fellow blogger Jess found. Yep, it's a Blog party!! An opportunity to meet other Mom blogger's and win cool prizes. Everyone should check it out. The party is over here....

Have fun and Good Luck to Everyone. Maybe one of us will be lucky enough to win something from that great big long list of stuff.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Jenna's First Haircut!

**Disclaimer- First, Mommy made a big opps...I did not charge the battery for the camera ahead of time. I assumed it had a good charge left in it and it did not.The battery died as soon as Joe turned it on at the mall. The above pics are from my cell phone camera. The colors weren't so good so I decided to add a fun effect called cartoon to them.They look a little better this way, at least I think so.(End of disclaimer)**

On this past Saturday we took Jenna to the Dulles Town Center Mall to Cartoon Cuts. Where we got Jacob's first haircut a little over four years ago. They gave her the same cute little certificate that Jacob got for his first cut. Isn't it cute?

All in all it went well except for the whole camera thing. Jenna however did not sit as still as her brother did for his first haircut. We managed to make it through the cut with no cries,yeah! We got her some cute little bangs and just the rest trimmed.To be quite honest with you I really wasn't sure about getting her hair cut just yet.However last week we got Jacob's hair cut and the woman asked me when was the last time I got her hair cut?And I told her never.She then informed me that I should get it trimmed because if I did her hair would not only grow in faster but thicker too.So that was it, it was decided we would get her haircut.Her hair has made my baby age about six months or so.She definitely looks like she's more than two now,but we all know she's not. I am so glad we got her hair cut can't wait for it to start growing more. Plus it doesn't hang in her eyes anymore.If I do nothing with it,it's okay now,and it still looks cute. Speaking of growing Jenna is also having a little growth spurt just like her brother. I measured her a few days after I measured Jacob and she grew an entire inch in just under two months. Here's a picture of Jenna right after her hair cut, holding her certificate,eating her lollipop.My little cutie pie.

I have added real pics below of Jenna with her hair cut.These pics are from our play date we had today at Brandey's. Enjoy! I just love her new little bangs, too cute, if you ask me. But I am her Mommy.