Thursday, February 25, 2010

My boys

This was during breakfast in bed. Troy must have smelled the pancakes because he woke up right after we went in her room. He doesn't like missing out on a good breakfast. Lunch or dinner for that matter. Although lately all he wants is a muscle milk shake. He is trying to build muscle. :) I love these pics and had to post some of my boys! By the way the necklace Dan is wearing was given to him by Melia. She got these "birthday necklaces" but she only needed 1 she said. We got to wear the others. Sweet! Aren't they handsome??? I am a lucky girl.
Troy's hair looks so straight in these pics but his hair actually has some volume and curl to it. Not like my kind of curl but big curls. It can get crazy!!! He is 15 months now. CRAZY!!
Speaking of crazy...Troy is crazy busy. Nonstop...all day. Well he takes breaks. At the beach yesterday we were all down by the water. Troy walks up to the beach towel and just lies down on his side then onto his back and just stares up for awhile. I was on a beach towel the other day and he came up and did the same..just next to me cuddling. I love that little boy. He comes up to me and gives me hugs and kisses randomly all the time. He was making some people laugh at the beach, too. He likes to put the top of his head into the sand and do a kind of head stand while looking underneath him. It's hilarious. He got annoyed with me the other day b/c I wouldn't let him run out in the middle of the street and he turned to me, squinted his eyes and pinched my leg. It made me laugh so hard!! I have been working on actually posting this for a few days and every time I sit down it is usually for the first time all day and I just get so super right now!
Posted by PicasaDan left for New Zealand today. He is going over to do IRONMAN with his dad. I am sad I can't be there when he crosses the finish line and we will for sure miss him but I know he will have fun and be in quite some pain. I am proud of all his hard work and commitment just to do something so huge..still bummed I can't go. :( Well this post was dedicated to my boys. I love you, Troy. I love you, Dan. You both exhaust me and bring me happiness. I have to clean up after both of you ;) but I enjoy the random hugs and kisses from you both. You both pout when you don't get my attention and I am smiling as I write this. Alright I am off to bed.

Breakfast in Bed

Melia had a great birthday yesterday!! We started it off with breakfast in bed. As stated in last post she ate her treats the night before so I made her blueberry pancakes and even had some cupcakes for her. Yes..I let my kids have sugar sometimes. Dan came downstairs right after I made the pancakes and thought all 6 were for him. So thinking she wasnt going to get up for awhile I let him eat them. oop. I rushed to make a few more and we lit the candles before walking upstairs only to have them blown out by the fan..obviously. So we lit them again but it reminded me of when my sis and I tried to make breakfast in bed for my mom once when we were little. We tried I think 4 or 5 times. Once I think the curtains in the kitchen lit on fire. We spilled the cereal and milk walking up the name happened. So mom had this tradition of breakfast in bed and I LOVED it. Always looked forward to it. I hope my kiddos do, too, someday.
I have a bunch of pics from yesterday and I didnt want to wait a month then post all of them at once so I thought I would every night post a few. Dan stayed home from school to go to the beach with us which was so much fun. Melia is the happiest just hanging at the beach in the sand or water. So that was special for her to have us all together. Dan asked Melia "Melia what is Daddy going to be when he is done with school?" Melia's answer "You will be home." :)

Ok I will write more about her b'day tomorrow. Thank you, Grandma, for the awesome beautiful cards that Melia wouldn't let me read and the kitty lipgloss that mysteriously showed up the mailbox (our little secret :) Granddad, thanks for the birthday song..Melia listened and smiled so big!! "He is singing to me!" ha ha Jeni and Natalie..beautiful..thanks so much. We skyped Nana and Libby and Melia got to talk to them. She was having fun showing Nana where Mommy fell on her knee. Hmm..poor thing. She talked to Grandma over the phone, which was too sweet to hear. Grandma, we don't say oh my gosh!!! Nana, thank you soooo much for the gifts!! Thanks everyone for making my sweet daughter's birthday so special. I will post more pics tomorrow. It is 8:30 and I am wiped. Troy climbs non stop all day long. Everything...climbs. Highchairs? Sure..climb it. 'Fridge shelves when mommy isn't looking? Sure why not? Who cares what may fall. I love how boys don't just place things down, too. They throw them hard as they can. Ok..rambling on. Until tomorrow...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


My Melia. I could already write a book all about you. It would be long and it would make the person reading it laugh, cry, smile, gasp..pretty much go through every emotion possible. I have!! I do everyday I think. My baby girl is 3 tomorrow. I cannot believe it. Before I go on about that I must go back to last Friday where my not so lucky fortune started. Troy was down for his nice long nap and Melia and I were enjoying playing together. After playing "sticker book" we decide to sit down for some lunch. I am sitting on one stool and she is on another. She decides to hang from my forearm-naturally, right?-and she tells me to pull her up. Just playing a game of "Hold on to me, Mommy." I tell her to stop hanging on me and right after I say that..somehow she pulls me over and the stool's legs fly out from under me and we crash to the ground. No biggie except something is digging into my right bum cheek. Melia starts screaming bloody murder. Oh that is her knee! CRAP!!! Her leg is somewhat twisted back like a runners' stretch and I am ontop. Nice, Mommy. So I pick her up and she is screaming ouch over and over..tears streaming down her face. The inside of her left knee is HUGE and a purple thick line has formed. Ok...weird. So in the midst of all of this I say "Oh my gosh." My dear sweet Melia through her tears and screams says "We don't say oh my gosh." ever so softly. Now those of you who know Melia..this makes sense and would melt your heart. She is precious. I will go into the whole oh my gosh thing later..there's more. So I call Dan who calls every doctor in his family. ha ha Just kidding. Long story short..we have to go get an xray as her knee was getting pretty swollen and purple. Dan came home and we all went to the doc. I am driving there and lose it and start laughing so hard I spit my wter out everywhere and then laugh so hard I cry then make the kids cry. I just had to let it all go. So the xray tech thought it was pretty funny when he asked what happened and Melia told him"Mommy fell on me off the stool."

Well today we went to Target..the kids and I. Melia somehow loses her shoes. "Mommy I want my shoes." Ok so put them on. "Where'd they go?" Hmm..ok. So just like that they vanish. I ask customer service..nothing. So while trying to find more shoes Troy pulls down a whole rack of flip slops. I am talking like 50 or shoes come all flying down. What do I do? I run! I grab the kids and run. I ended up buying Melia more shoes. How do you just lose your shoes in the store??
Melia started back gymnastics class. LOVES IT! She loves, loves, loves Coach Utah. He still reminds me of her Uncle Mike. They look alike and have the same voice but Utah is actually from Texas so immediately is cool. He even coached near Tyler. Nice. The other coach is Coach Yogi. I love the names. She wanted a rainbow leotard and amazingly enough she found one! She does so well in her class and seriously is so skilled. Troy spends his time in the little play area flashing the little girls. He lifts his shirt up at them. My boy!
Well tonight we went to Safeway. I wanted to get Melia a surpise treat for her b'day breakfast in bed. Should have stayed home. Let me say Jeep is not running well at all and the engine light is on and just feels like it will stop running at any given second. So I take the truck today. Well Mr. Truck decides to have a total FLAT tire when we walk out of store #2. I have tons of groceries and 2 hungry kids and a flat. So I am told by USAA that it will be about 45 minutes or so to get someone out. Anyway..about almost 2 hours later..we get home. Troy started laughing as soon as he saw the house. I was right there with him! Anyway other than all that crazy stuff life is good. My kids are awesome and I adore spending every waking second being with them. We went to the beach twice on Sunday. All morning..come home for naps...go back. Perfect. I dont remember anything I just typed. I am exhausted. While I love being with the kids all day..they kick my butt by the end of the day!! Oh I have so much more going on, too. We were adopted by a pretty young thing..Lulu, the cat. She just gave birth to 4 kittens on our couch last night. Yep. Right there on my couch. My spot , too. Guess what ? They are still there. This is perfect really. Melia has been wanting a cat for her birthday..there you go. You have kittens too!!! So Dan and I were cat midwives last night. All I wanted to do was watch a movie...alright well tomorrow I had planned on taking Melia to Waimea to the waterfall and then lunch and a sno-cone but now that both vehicles SUCK I am not sure but I will make it special b/c she is special. I love you, Melia. You make me proud every single day. You make me laugh every single day and sometimes even, not really but I may want to? ha ha You're beautiful and thoughtful and I learn from you everyday, too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! (more pics to come...) Ok this is the 4th time I am trying to post this by the way. Last night I checked it and no pics were there so I went back. This post was even up. Hmm..I wonder why I do not blog regularly. This always happens to me. So now my days sucks and I am giving up all hope. Really? No not really but I sure wish this stupid computer would WORK!!! Oh I am making Melia breakfast in bed as she ate the treats I got for her yesterday while I was talking to the man whom was fixing my tire. So I had different and more pics all arranged and actually in order but I will post more later..well we'll see. But my point is I LOVE YOU MELIA!!!! Let's go have a fun day!