Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer so far....

4th of July at Camano Island

She touched it!



Daddy's girl





On the way to the parade...and yes, we are in it! (very small)







Sara and I dressed the girls in the same outfit without knowing!









Camano Island











Walking to the 4th of July Parade - at Camano Island (brother-in-law has a cabin here)













My attempt at a birthday cake















Really into princess dresses and accessories...

















What a happy birthday girl!



















Birthday girls and their moms!





















Birthday cupcake time!























We had the party at Grasslawn park so the kids got to play at the little water area there.

























Cousins at the birthday party!



























The mamas just before the double-birthday party begins





























At her birthday party!































Birthday girl - princess dress and scooter were 2 of her favorite presents




































































Cousins in Chelan Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friend Easter

Jumpin in Westyn's Crib Not havin any fun at all
BLACKMAIL







Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bad blogger....

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA lately. I have good reason though...I started a new job Dec 27th and it has been pretty stressful trying to get settled in. The company is called Genova Diagnostics (www.gdx.net). I sell specialty lab tests like nutrition, food allergy, hormone tests, etc. The tests are pretty cool to talk about and the doctors are mostly Naturopaths so I really like calling on them. They are the nicest people and their offices are more like health spas then regular primary care clinics. My territory is a lot smaller than it was at Bayer - only Olympia to Bellingham. Trying to juggle work and being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Any of you working moms out there know exactly what I mean. It is insane! One one hand, you're so glad to be among adults again and proud of yourself that you still know how to hold a conversation that doesn't consist of "poo poo, pee pee, gaa gaa" but on the other hand, you feel like you are missing those important moments during the day....like, what if she does something adorable and I'm not there?? Ultimately, I have to remind myself constantly that this is the best thing for all of us and a few hours 3 or 4 days a week is not going to hurt her to be away. That's the best thing about this job...it is very flexible. I work from home still so I can take a field day when I need to. I found an awesome nanny who has a daughter a few months older than Kena that she just adores! She comes and picks up Kena and takes them to gymnastics, park, library, etc. She's always got something planned for them. This is nice because Kena needs that kind of socialization and seems to be thriving. We still go to Co-Op preschool together on Tuesdays which I love - feels like I'm still a part of the "mommy-group". All of that said...it is still very difficult and sometimes it feels like I'm juggling too many balls at once (I'm sure you know the feeling!) When you're juggling that many....one is bound to drop. Obviously, my blogging-ball dropped first - lol. But I will try and be better. Especially since I just spent the last 3 hours reading all of your posts (including the older ones I missed!) Blogs are so addicting!!! Okay - I'm going to try and post a video I took tonight of my little dancin' girl - she has BIEBER FEVER!!! (okay...so do I) XOXO
video

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Pictures

Drew loves his Kena-Bear

Do not stop rubbing my feet Cousin Zane


Grandpa's choo-choo set was awesome!



She loves books and trucks - go figure




Cousin Mackenzie and Makena





Elmo camera! What!?






She LOVED getting in the boxes







Drumset from Aunt Sara (thanks a lot)







Cutest girl!









In her new outfit from daddy











Aunt Jessica










Kena and Calum












Book Club/Christmas Party!













All the girls at Book Club!













She loves her crocs!
















Mickey Mouse!















Making gingerbread houses with Izzy at Preschool



















More wine please!




















Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mooey

Our little Moo Moo
She got scared when she saw the big ghost

Pirate Drew and Witch Haley (friend's daughter)


Mooey and Mackenzie (Go Cougs!)



Yes, that is wine in a coffee mug (that's how mama rolls)




Makena's nickname is Mooey (don't ask) so, of course, she went as a cow for Halloween! She had so much fun trick-or-treating with her cousins Drew and Kenzie.