Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This map shows you just how close the epicenter was to my parents house. The epicenter was in Chino Hills, where the blue balloon is. My parents live to the South East of there, in Lake Elsinore. Their town is almost at the very bottom right of the map.
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Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Saturday-July 26th Grand Opening of our new Lowe's and Target-----------------------------
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Mommy/Mama. That's what I have been hearing for the past few weeks. Every night when I am getting ready to go to work or just the mention of me going to work. Just about every evening when I head upstairs to change for work Jenna follows me. As I get in my work clothes she says "Mommy no go work." Tonight however it was just a little different and quite cute actually. She said "Mama no go work, go tomorrow." It was to cute. I guess maybe the kids are going through a little phase where they just don't want me to leave. It really makes me sad but at the same time it makes me happy. Only because it lets me know that they do actually notice that I am gone in the evenings. They are always having so much fun with Daddy when I am about to walk out the door, I sometimes wonder if they even notice I am gone besides the whole goodbye hug and kiss. Jacob on the other hand is a little more dramatic shall I say. I am pretty sure he's the one that started this phase, if it is a phase and Jenna has decided to follow. Some nights I find him holding onto my legs begging "Don't go!" And in the morning when we wake up he tells me "Momma go to work and me miss her." Today though he read me the cutest letter. We have these little plastic letters from on of our Fisher Price toys. Quite often I am given mail for me to read. When Jacob usually reads me my letter's they say:
I love Momma
However today it was just a little more detailed.
When Momma go to work I miss her. I don't like it when Momma go to work. Me sad when Momma go to work. I love Momma.
He's such my little cutie. He amazes me everyday. Especially with his talking. He loves to tell you stories now. Last year we were lucky if he put three words together. When he's in one of his story telling moods Joe and I just look at each other in amazement at the amount of words that come out of his mouth. Thank goodness for Mrs. Clay, that's his speech therapist, we love her. Jacob really loves her too and my gosh she loves him too. Also a lot of practicing and his homework. He just loves his homework. Hopefully he will continue to love his homework throughout school. Okay, I know off on a tangent again.
It's the things like them telling them that they miss me and don't want me to leave that make me feel like a special Mommy. How do your kids make you feel special?
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Just have been hanging out the last couple of days, since John and Alyssa left us on Monday. The kids are really missing their cousins. Every morning they ask for them, it's really cute but also sad at the same time.
On Saturday we went to the movies with all the kids and Nana and we had a great time. One of my favorite things about the movies is the popcorn, but popcorn is just not popcorn without M&M's. I have been enjoying my popcorn at the movies like this since I was about 10 years old. My Aunt Stacey who is just 5 years older than me taught me to eat my popcorn with M&M's. It was when I spent almost an entire Summer with her and my grandparents. If you have not tried M&M's and popcorn you just have to. There's nothing like eating hot popcorn and M&M's. Jacob loves to eat his popcorn this way also at the movies, he's just too cute about it. When we went to the movies on Saturday I shared this yummy combination with John and Alyssa and well they loved it too. So now like my aunt shared this with me I have now shared it with my niece and nephew. Wow! I kind of went off on a tangent, sorry. While we were there we saw a preview for Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa that is due to come out in November. It looks really cute, Jacob really enjoyed the first movie.
On Monday we hit the Hagerstown Outlet Mall, just a quick trip cause I had to go to work that evening. Some of the stores were having really great sales. I was actually quite upset that I don't know or couldn't think of a single person that has a baby girl or that is having one shortly. In the Baby Gap they had a ton of stuff on sale. The guy there said they were clearing out the Summer to get ready for the Fall line. They had baby girl bathing suits on sale for $2.99. I really wanted to buy Jenna another bathing suit especially for that price but she already has enough suits. I just needed to really buy a suit for that price but I didn't since I didn't have anyone to buy for. I was a little disappointed, we ran out of time and I didn't get to go over to the Children's Place outlet and they always have good deals over there. So there it is just a little bit of running around on John and Alyssa's last couple of days with us. I really wish they didn't have to leave so soon the week went by so fast, I miss them too. Hopefully it will be sooner than the last time, when we get to see them again.
Hope everyone is having a good week, oh yeah here's some random pics from the rest of the time the kids were here........................................
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Getting ready to watch the fireworks-------Watching the fireworks, love all those little heads