Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Turning 3...

Grammy and Jack


Zoe and Daddy

Silly Boys

My spiderman!!!

Sweet Face

Grammy brought balloons!!!

Jack's Birthday was a fun-filled day! He woke up and went down stairs to a table full of spider man decorations....his friends Jack and Charlee came over for breakfast for Jacks favorites, bagels, donuts and chocolate milk. About 11am Grammy came and we went to Stonefire for lunch (Jacks' favorite)!! Then we came home for a quick nap and when he woke up Grampy had come. The plan was Grammy and Grampy were going to take him to the movies but they got there and it was sold out. They then asked Jack if he wanted to go play games at Chuck E Cheese...he said YES, of course. They came back home around 5 and we got ready for our family party. Us, my parents, Rob's Mom, Grandma and Jack's cousin Brenden came along with our wonderful friends Mike and Lisa...we had pizza, cupcakes and presents! It was truly a fun day...Jack had so much fun telling everyone he was three and a big boy! I hope this year is filled with wonderful things for him!!! I love seeing him so happy and I hope and pray he will always be a happy boy!! xoxo

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Jack Jack


At 2

At 1

I can't believe my sweet baby boy is 3 today! I remember so clearly the day he was born and now 3!!! I love my boy so much and i hope he has a wonderful day!

Here are some of the reasons i love Jack Jack

1. His kind heart and concern for others

2. The way he always is looking out for Zoe

3. When he tells me he loves me

4. His love for Sophie

5. The way he is cautious at times but pushes himself to try new things

6. His excitement to play and discover

7. The way he idolizes his daddy

8. The way he can make me laugh ALWAYS!

9. His eagerness to learn new things

10. His wonderful hugs and kisses!

I'm so proud and honored to be Jack's mommy. I love you to the moon and back Jack Jack!! xo

Pretend City

Last week, my mom and I took the kids to a new children's museum in Irvine. It was amazing...everything was hands on and they were able to shop in a grocery store, plant and dig dirt, work in a construction area, go to the bank, play in a pretend house that was there size and more. It was totally geared toward ages 3 to 5. We were there for two hours but could have stayed longer. My mom ended up buying passes because its so close to her house! If your ever in the area it is definitely worth checking out!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sophie Update

Sophie has been undergoing chemotherapy for over two months. The first treatment was a nightmare, she was overdosed but pulled through like a champ. Since that, she has been back three times and has has done really well, no side effects other than her LOVE for FOOD!!! Anything that i forget to put away she grabs!! She is on steroids to shrink the tumor and they are making her food crazy!!! Other than that, she is still the sweetest, most lovable and adorable doggy! Jack and Zoe love her soooo much and she is so wonderful with them. These pictures were taken Friday! I love you SOPHIE!!!

Jack thought this was a great spot for his car!!!

I turned my back and Zoe had done this...
(and Sophie stayed like this for at least 2 minutes)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna

2 months ago.....
At 10 months!!!


Happy 3rd Birthday to Anna.

She is sweet, adorable, kind, loving, and one of Jack's best friends!!!

We love you sweet girl!!

Hanukkah with Grammy and Grampy

Jack's new air hockey table!!

Just the four of us!!!

Diva.....so many accessories!!!

We celebrated Hanukkah at Grammy and Grampy's over the weekend. My mom threw a great party with family, friends, yummy food games and presents! We had a wonderful time!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah...Night 1

Boys and the shooters...Rob picked this toy out!! LOL
Zoe's new puppy book that we have already read about 20 times!!

Zoe's Presents

Jack's Presents

Tonight, was the first night of Hanukkah! It was great...Jack lit the candles, we had a great dinner thanks to CPK curbside(Going to moms for the real Hanukkah dinner), and we all opened presents. We let the kids pick two presents tonight. Zoe was a little overwhelmed by the whole thing but Jack was loving it. Rob helped him decide which ones to open and explained that for the next eight nights we get to open one more each night! Rob and I exchanged gifts as well...holidays are so special with children. There excitement and happiness fills my heart and our home! Tomorrow we are headed to Grammy and Grampy's for more festivities, yummy potato pancakes, and I'm sure, lots more presents!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How many days until??????

So Jack has been asking everyday for two weeks when Hanukkah and Christmas are. He is having a hard time understanding so many days away! I was trying to think of a visual way for him see how many more days! I came up with a paper chain... and it worked!! I made one for Hanukkah and one for Christmas and everyday we have been taking one ring off!! It has been fun and he looks forward to doing it every morning!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stroller Time

I took these pictures in the beginning of November and I forgot to post them...They make me smile...It was a silly day, I put Zoe in her paul frank shirt and Jack told me he wanted his on too...These were taken after we got home from school. I love when they play and interact together. It truly melts my heart and I wish that they will always be close! They are so silly and they make each other laugh!! I love these kids so much and I savor these fun moments!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Uncle Mikey came for a visit last weekend from Portland. Jack had so much fun with him...Grampy was a little sad because usually he is number one but Uncle Mikey took first place. He wanted to know where he was at all times and was very sad when he left! I hope we get to see him soon. We had a great weekend but went WAY too fast!

Here are some pictures...from my phone and no flash...so not the best but I wanted to share!!!

Grampy and Jack enjoying some cuddle time!!!
Zoe being silly and eating her pasta!!

Silly Boys

So sweet!!! Love you Uncle MiKey!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Everyday after naps I try and take the kids out for a little exercise and fresh air...it has been cold but we bundle up and play till the sun goes down. Today they were both so happy and playful!!! Here are a few of the pictures I took on my phone so they aren't the best quality but I thought they cute to share!!!
Silly Kiddos!!

Handsome Boy!!

Happy Girl

Laughing...my silly girl!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

We had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with yummy food, wonderful family and good laughs. My mom worked so hard and did an amazing job!!! I didn't take too many pictures but here are a few from our night!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This might not be a perfect picture, but it's perfect to me...this was last Sunday morning...Zoe woke up around 6am and came in, Jack woke up at 7 am and came in...Sophie jumped up and we all woke up together for about an hour. This is my happiness, this is time that's just us and we can never get these moments back!!! I am thankful for these special family moments together

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's not about gifts or spending its truly about friends and family and being thankful for all we have. I always like to reflect on all I have and how lucky I am.

I am thankful for

1. My wonderful husband who provides for me and our family. Rob is such an amazing man and a more amazing father. From the time he gets home to the time the kids go down he is with them, playing, tickling, giving baths, and most of all love, hugs and kisses. My heart melts watching him and even more when the kids both run to the door when he comes home from work. I'm so thankful for the relationship we have. We are so silly together, still having tickle fights on the bed, making each other laugh when we've had a rough day and most of all standing by each other. We compliment each other and we balance each other out! I love my Robbie so much!

2. My Children....my heart, my happiness, my everything. Even on the hardest of days, I am so in love with my children. I often think that I can't believe I'm lucky enough to have these beautiful, loving people in my life. They are so full of love and happiness. Jack is my sensitive, sweet boy who tells me he loves me all the time. Zoe is full of energy and on the go but has learned how to give the greatest hugs and kisses. They make me smile all the time and their love for each other is a beautiful thing to watch. Jack always wants to know where Zoe is, tells me when she is crying or needs help and always gives her kisses and hugs before bedtime. Zoe lights up when she sees jack. Jack is her idol and wants to do everything he does! I am so thankful for my beautiful children and feel so blessed to be a mommy!

3. I am so thankful for my parents and brother. We are such a close family and enjoy spending time together. My parents have always been so supportive, loving and kind. My parents are the greatest grandparents, Jack and Zoe are very lucky!!! I love you all so much!

4. I am thankful for our health, our home (it may be small buts it's our home), and all the things we have. I tend to be materialistic but have gotten better! I always try and remember what's important but get sidetracked from time to time!

5. Friends...I have so many amazing friends. Friends from childhood, high school, college, friends we have moving to Valencia and mommy friends. I am so lucky to have a wonderful support system and people to lean on!

I am thankful for soooo many things! I think it's important to reflect and it makes me happy thinking about all I have. I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! xoxox

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Then and Now...

Anna, was Jack's very first friend...we met Shelby and Anna at Gymboree when they were about three months!!! We are still so close and the kids love each other and enjoy each other so much!! Shelby sent me this picture of the two of them in the bath...they were about 7 months! We had taken them swimming and then put them in the bath together. When I opened this picture up I had tears in my eyes...happy tears but I can't believe how big they are getting. I love the age Jack is at now, but I sooooo miss the baby days with him!!! I'm trying to cherish every moment because this feels like yesterday!!! Thanks Shelby!!!
Sweet Babies!!!

So Big!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Loving her Minnie Ears!!!

Love my Sweat Pea

Best Buds

On Veteran's day we went to Disneyland. For some reason we didn't think it would be as crowded as it was!!! We still had a great time! Both kids really enjoyed it...mom and dad did too!!! Zoe decided that it would be a good day to master walking...it wasn't the best place for that but she had fun walking all around!!! Jack loves going on the rides with Daddy and always tells Zoe and I that he is going to win!! Anytime we can all be together is great, especially at Disneyland!!!