Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day out with Thomas!

On Vetern's day, spur of the moment, we decided to call and see if there were any tickets available to see Thomas the Train. We missed seeing Thomas last year, and we knew little Jay would really enjoy it. Luckily, the event still had tickets so we were off to the train station.

It sure seemed to take forever for Thomas to arrive. But luckily, someone was in a patient mood that day.

Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of him next to Thomas! But I did get some during the train ride. After all that waiting, the 30 minute ride seemed to fly by!

The senery wasn't anything too exciting, so Jay amused us with his "Pirate Eye".

He also got his first tattoo! These things sure are better than I remembered. His has just started to wear off today.

And almost as exciting as Thomas, our good friend Bob the Builder was there too. He did a singing show for the kids and then let everyone get pictures. Bob is a favorite in our house, he might even win over Thomas on most days here.

After seeing Thomas, (and Bob) Jay was melting down, since he missed his nap, so we had to cut the rest of the day short. They had a lot of stuff going on, and we only saw about half of it. We are thinking of going back to the Train station in December. They will have a Christmas Train then!

Friday, June 20, 2008

FFF ~Daddy and Me~~

This first picture was taking Father's Day weekend, and Disney's California Adventure. Jay just adores his Daddy.

He was so upset when Xian went on a ride without him. He didn't cry until his Daddy came back, and then he just sobbed. :( Daddy went on no more rides solo after that.

Here is a picture from last Father's Day.

Sadly, I don't have a picture from Xian's first Father's day, because he was deployed then. But this is a picture from our pick up trip, always one of my favorite Daddy and me pictures!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here are the two best pictures that I mentioned earlier! I hope to have more time to update with some action swimming shots soon. I have them uploaded, I just need to resize them.

We are all so tired tonight. We just got back from Disney's California Adventure! It was so much fun! :)

I think and am almost afraid that it wont be long before little J is jumping from these rocks around the pool...

Friday, June 13, 2008

FFF ~bloopers~

Here are my bloopers from this week. It seems like every time I have my camera out, I get more missed shots than keepers. But I still keep every picture anyway. It's really hard to get a good picture of J lately, he's always moving. We've been so busy with our move, I can't believe it has been so long since I've done a FFF!

We love having a pool now!

He's showing off his new bathing suit from his Auntie!

It took 13 shots to get two good ones, I'll post those later on this afternoon maybe!

Friday, May 23, 2008

FFF ~~Just one picture~~

Here is my FFF photo for this week!! We took J to Disneyland for his 3rd birthday on Monday! We all had a really wonderful day. This is my favorite picture from the trip.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Super J

Little J's birthday is just six days away! I can't get over that he'll be THREE in less than a week! So some birthday surprises have started to arrive in our mail box. This is from Auntie Sasha, who knows how every little boy needs a super hero cape!! He loves this, thanks so much!! He wore it nonstop yesterday.

Before bed we talk about why little Super J could not and should not fly down stairs.

He listens, and I tell him how he can fly from his train table, or our couch, but not from the steps.

Oh wait, he has an idea!!

Daddy can fly him!!!!

We are seriously having so much fun with our little super hero!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Pictures

Little Jay painted this flower pot for my MIL for mother's day. He was so proud of it. He picked out the flower too, an orange Poppy. We've been talking a lot about the different states, so I thought it was really awesome how he picked out our state flower!

I adore this hat. X wasn't sure it was worth $12 bucks, but I am sure it is!

He LOVES this car. He has one that stays in our living room too. I asked him to get out of the car to take a mother's day photo with me, he did, but he wasn't happy about it. I wont be sharing those images, as they weren't pretty. When I picked him up to pose with me he told me that he hated me. He loves using the word "hate" lately. He "hates my music it makes him sick", he "hates noodles", he "hates the new broken house", and the list goes on and on...

I adore him even when he's in his hateful moods!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Another give away this time for Mom!

Here is another give away. This time for Mom's! I actually won something from the toy give away, so it is worth a try!! This one ends today too! I keep finding out about these at the last minute! YOu have until 9pm!! Enter!!!

Mothers Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Wow I had a hard time getting that to link, thankfully it is nap time here.

And here is my all time favorite mothering picture and my FFF for this week. It was taken on our last day in Guatemala, when we were finally finished with our Embassy appointments, and we were getting ready to go home with our new little son! I don't really know what it is about this photo, but it is still my favorite one. Looking through all my picture albums reminded me that I MUST take more pictures of me and little J together. I am usually the one taking the pictures! I still kiss his cheeks just like that too.:)

Friday, May 2, 2008


J is crazy about lollipops. Yesterday, he got his haircut and was given one of his favorite treats. I put it away for him to have after lunch, but then I could not find it! I looked every where, and I am still not sure where it went.

But luckily today, while visiting Daddy at the office, Aunt C had a lollipop waiting for him!

He even waited until after lunch to eat it! But he didn't let it out of his sight.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wow, I've really neglected this blog lately. April has been such a crazy month for us. We got the idea in March to start looking for a house to buy. We lost out on a few along the way, but we finally have found the one for us, and are very excited about it. It hasn't been smooth sailing so far, and we've run into a few issues, but nothing that can't be dealt with. The house is a bit of a fixer upper, but luckily most of the issues are easy to fix. We are supposed to close on May 12, a day before my birthday.

Jay isn't thrilled about moving. But he seems to be warming up to the idea at least a little now. Here is a picture of him from this past weekend. We have been cleaning out our garage and starting to move some of our boxes of junk into a storage unit. Jay isn't thrilled about that storage space either. He must have asked me at least 20 times today, when we were going to the box store to get his red bed, and blocks.

We recently bought him a lofted slide bed (red bed), for his room in the new house. Right now the slide is hooked on to his train table, because he had to try it out once he saw it. He isn't smiling in this picture, but believe me he is having a blast with it.

Maybe this bed will help him sleep in his own room. Hahaha, unlikely but it's worth a try anyway.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A few Easter pictures

Okay, this entry is back dated, but it is finally posted.

We had a really nice Easter this year. J loved the egg hunt we made for him. He loved finding all the clues, with pictures drawn inside, so he could figure out where the next place would be. We stayed up so late drawing pictures and hiding eggs.

Isn't that one mean drawing of a cozy coupe?? He never got stumped up on any of the pictures, and believe me, they weren't all this good.

And here are a few pictures from just before we left to visit family.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Egg Mess

Dying eggs this year was so much fun with J!

He enjoyed every messy second of it.

He cracked a few eggs with his not so gentle dropping them into the cup technique.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

We had a lot of fun this St. Patty's day. Jay was really into hearing stories about leprechauns and rainbows. We made a bunch of shamrocks and hung them around the house. But I'm afraid Jay has Easter and St. Patrick's day confused. He told my friend yesterday that Jesus left him chocolate coins, and peed green in the toliet.

He's wearing the same shirt he wore last year too. I think this will be the last year for it though.

Friday, March 7, 2008

FFF ~ a year ago~

I stayed up way too late last night looking through all my pictures from last year. At first glance this was the only picture I could find from March and it was taken at the end of March on our way to a wedding. The more I looked the more concerned I got, because I couldn't find any pictures from February either. My camera is always on hand, I couldn't believe I'd have gone that long without snapping any pictures.

I e-mail my family pictures often, so I searched for my sent mail folder for March 2007 and sure enough some pictures came up. But I still couldn't find them on my computer. But I kept searching through all of my picture folders until I found them in a mislabeled folder. I don't have as many pictures from March and February, but I am sure glad I found them and they didn't get accidently deleted.

So here are my pictures from a year ago. We are avid readers here, so I always love to watch Jay looking at books. He is still a big book lover. His favorite books right now are anything by Sandra Boyton. Last year, he was really into the itzy bitzy spider book.

He was also convinced that this Elmo chair, was a recliner, and he'd lean back in it as far as he could.

Friday, February 29, 2008

FFF Leaping..

Well I searched through all of my photos and I think this is the closest I could find to leaping. These photos were taken around Christmas time, when we were visiting my family in New York for the holidays. It was the first time J really got to play in the snow. And of coarse he had to jump in it. He loves jumping. It was so much fun. Growing up I was never a huge fan of winter, it seemed to last forever, but now that we live in California I find myself missing winter and snow. Just a little bit.

I'm adding one more that shows his face too!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Beach pictures

Last week, we had company, the flat paper variety that is. My Aunt teaches third grade, and they do a project called Flat Stanely, so basically Stanly comes to visit for a week, and then you write the class back telling them about his adventures. Last time we were asked to help with the project, Stanley went to visit Xian while he was deployed to Iraq. His trip this time was less exciting, and he is on his way back to New York now though.

We took Stanly to the beach with us, and here are some pictures from his time with us. I wrote this post back in Feb, but never got around to finishing it until today. It was so cold at the beach, but Jay and I had an awesome time. Xian refused to even get his toes wet, it was much too cold for him.

Jay is wearing a sweater and hat that my Aunt made for him!

Friday, February 22, 2008

FFF ~then and now~

Here is the first photo we ever saw of J. He was five days old here. I can't get over how little he looks here. It would be five and a half months until we actually got to hold him in our arms, but it was love at first sight, as cliche as that sounds.

This is a picture I took on Monday. Xian's cousin gave J this bike, and he is so excited about it. He can petal his tricylce now, but he can't get this 'big boy' bike to go, yet. But he sure is persistant. He picked out that helmet all by himself too. I can't get over how much he's grown, and how big he is getting. He will be three soon, and all this time has gone by much too quickly.