Saturday, September 3, 2011


So, for a couple of months now Ava and I have been hanging out with Jamie (my first interweb friend that I met IRL!) and her daughter Fiona. At our first playdate a couple of months back the girls really had no idea the other one existed. But towards the end of the playdate Ava noticed Fiona and wanted to eat her.  Or chew on her. Or drool on her. Whatever it is that babies do to each other... It was cute. Now that they are a few months older the dynamic has changed so much! Ava still wants to eat Fiona, but now she also wants nothing to do with her own toys and wants everything to do with Fiona's! This little girl of mine... She's a little bully! I blame it on the fact that she has an older brother who picks on her. And he does! I dont remember Jacob being this aggressive when he was a baby.

I actually managed to capture Ava being the little bully that she is. Both of their expressions are priceless! I really hope these girls will be playmates for a long, long time and that someday I will be able to show them this picture!

I am The Face

I emailed my story to Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope about a month ago and after being a little bit of a squeaky wheel, my story was published! I'm so proud! Just for you my sweet, Nolie!

I found Faces about a year ago and fell in love. I love what they are doing! Putting a face to something our society labels taboo is SO powerful! These are real women with real stories. It is sad and tragic. It happens. And it happens way more than most people think. Before we lost Nolan, I was the cliche. It will NEVER happen to me....

You can read the story HERE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

What a difference a year makes!

Jacob's first day of school was last week. We have him in a different school this year. In a K/1 split. And OHMYGOD. What a difference. Let me recap. The first week of school last year consisted of tears and trips to the Principal's office. He was only FOUR! I do regret starting him early, especially since I had no idea Kindergarten had turned into a college prep grade. This year he is encouraged and rewarded. Whereas last year his teacher told my husband and me, "well, I don't think Jacob will ever be able to get a 'prize' out of the prize box." THANKS. My husband, who also teaches, was less than thrilled with her to say the least. And I almost felt like asking her if she forgot that she's a KINDERGARTEN teacher!  Last year was a nightmare to say the least. I have high hopes for this year!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Today was TOOTHtastic!

Ava has been working on her two bottom teeth and they have really popped out! AND Jacob has been working on LOSING his first tooth and today was the day! He is SO PROUD of himself. The first thing he said was, Daddy is going to be so IMPRESSED with me! Then he wanted to go show his Dr. Silly boy.


More teething...


A big tooth already hiding back there! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

My New Obession


Have you heard? I was just introduced to it the other day and Im already fully hooked. You can check out my profile HERE. It is SO COOL and I actually already put something to use that I saw on there. *pats self on the back*

Hot dogs. Spaghetti noodles.

Jacob ate them right up and asked for more, which is RARE when it comes to something "new."

Besides all the yummie goodness I have to share about our trip. We just got back from a week long trip to Disneyland that I have to blog about but for now, here is little Miss Minnie Mouse herself.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Holy BAD blogger!

I know, I know. Im SO BAD! So much has happened since I last blogged but the biggest news of course is the birth of our sweet Ava who who is 6 months old already! She was born January 20th at 10:55 am weighing in at 7.8 lbs and 19.5 inches.

 If it wasnt for Ashley Hawkes and her gorgeous blog, The Adventures of the Bubblegum Pirates, I would probably never feel inspired to get on here. But, I look at her blog and DROOL and every time I do, I think to myself, man, I need to blog something! So here I am!

Summer has been flying by per usual and we are getting ready for a trip to Disneyland with my parents and Casey and I am beyond excited! We went last year but I was pregnant with little peanut at the time and was very limited to what I could do. No roller coasters for mommy! This year, it's on. We have been keeping the trip a secret from Jacob so we could surprise him. I cant wait to finally be able to spill the beans! We are going to do it the morning we leave. Just have to figure out a fun and clever way of doing it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Looks like Toys R Us didn't get the memo

Got this in the mail the other day. Another perk of being a bereaved parent...

Yep, my little blondie should be turning 1 a week from tomorrow, December 19th. I put my energy into putting together a balloon release for him but the tears have definitely been rolling more frequently the last two weeks; it's to be expected. Nolan's birthday coupled with Christmas makes for an interesting holiday season but so far so good. It's not as horrible as I thought it was going to be.

I just gotta keep telling myself...
One. Day. At. A. Time.