Monday, August 31, 2009

Hot Weekend..water fun..

My computer has been on the fritz so I have not been able to blog all weekend. I am home today with a end of the summer bug (fever,stuffiness,achy body) and now trying to eat something so I figure I would post up some of my weekend.
It was I swear the hottest weekend of the year! So we filled up Parker's blow up pool Friday after and lounged in it all day Saturday.


I put Ava in the pool while I filled it up. She was having so much fun crawling around it.
All she wanted to do was splash and try to taste the water as she played. It was funny cause she would close her eyes really tight and just stick out her tongue.

funny girl
More tasting

Saturday was her first official day of walking too!! She had fun walking in the pool. It was so relaxing Gabe and I and the kids must have stayed in there for 3 hours listening to music and drinking Blue moon ale.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shop it to Me

So ever since I subscribed to Shop it to me..Man I always find the greatest deals when I have like NO MONEY!! So aggravating!! I just want to shop!!!!

Anyways for those of you not in the know of shop it to me..it is basically a personal online shopper..well let me elaborate..you sign up and choose from a list of designers and brand names (which includes every brand name you can think of pretty much) and you get email notification (with Images for those of you not wanting to click on every link to see an image of what they are selling) and it tells you when items from that designer or brand go on sale!!! Like here are a couple of items that caught my eye from this morning's email...
These super cute Juicy Couture Shoes normal price 195.00..Shop it to me price 58.50!!!

Too bad they don't have my size..these would have been great for those warm fall days..

Fab Betsey Johnson shoes...Look at those awesome bows on the ankles!! Normal price150.00..todays sale price 89.99!!!These cute little happy skull earrings by Betsey Johnson normal price is 25.00 and today's sale price is a mere 14.99!!

Man I love this site!! I also get notifications on really cute baby clothes from designers and of course nice men's stuff I find for Gabe. This site is awesome...If any of you want to join send me a email so I can send you an invite..I am trying to work on a gift card!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

As summer comes to an end


So summer is coming to an end and then it's back to school time!! Finally! I been thinking about a few things that I would like to cram into the last two weeks of summer vacation.


  • Wine tasting (which we have a trip to Temucula coming up)

  • Gabe has been dying to do a bon fire which maybe labor day weekend??

  • Water Park..We promised to take Parker to the waterpark so most likely I will cram that in this Saturday.

  • Zoo I realllly wanted to plan a zoo trip

  • I really wanted to get one more camping trip in but it doesn't look promising

  • Back to School Clothes shopping

I am really bummed out because I was hoping that we would win the lottery(not money lottery even though I would not mind that either) and get Parker into a new school but it looks like maybe not since we never got a notice from Fremont so it looks like he is going to be back at MANN.

I really wanted him in Fremont cause they just offer so much more activities for the kids and MANN is just so bland and a lot of the bad kids are getting bussed in at MANN.

I still have my fingers crossed that maybe I will hear from them this week.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ooooo BABY

So we had our Photographer come down a couple weeks ago to do Ava's I year shots. This was the outfit we put her in (it was the one we knew she would wear for her 1 year birthday party) I really wanted to try and get her to wear her special I'M ONE hat but that was not happening.




We got some good ones with her Hat on and just her diaper and Princess Sash too and her on her little scooter WHICH WAS SOOO AWESOME!!I should be getting them next week FINALLY!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ava's 1st Beach Birthday Bash

On Sunday we celebrated Ava's first birthday at Mother's Beach in Long Beach. We choose that place because it is the end of summer and what better place then the beach. This beach is really nice cause it has a grassy shady area,a playground, and a small shallow beach perfect for small children. I took a lot of Random photos so be prepared! Cambria and Ava had a good time chatting with each other. They are about 2 1/2 months apart
My uncle,John Jr. and My dad
Toni, Thelma and Holly watching the kids
Ally made cupcakes. We had all kinds. There was chocolate with chocolate mousse frosting, Pineapple cake with coconut frosting,Strawberry shortcake, Strawberry Meringue and Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting.
Parker brought his candy crane game..The Kids LOVED IT!!
There was so much to do some of the party was at the playground,some under the trees and others at the beach.
I took Ava to the swings and her big cousin Maddie was pushing her..she was laughing so hard. I made a video..Some reason though my videos always come out sideways.
Ampahgn and Xander relaxing under the shade.
Maddie had Ava by her side pretty much the whole day. She usually does whenever there is family events. She was taking Ava to visit with Evie.
Gabe's brother Steven and his sister Linda with Steven's wife Angelina and their daughter Savannah and Ava of course.
Time for presents!! Ava got Lots of stuff. She actually did pretty good opening her presents..she will be a pro by the time Xmas comes.
Ava was getting wiped out from opening presents
So cousin Maddie and Kelsey decided to help out
The kids had a blast playing Limbo..Maddie helped Ava play limbo too..Ava got pretty far in the game (it's easier to see when you click on the picture)
We missed Evie's bday party cause we were camping at that time but we did have her gift to give her. She has a western theme bedroom so we got her a Giant horse for her room.
Ava at home with her birthday gifts. She got tons of cute outfits dresses, lots of Small Paul, Pj's, Cool retro style shirts, dresses, two piece sets, Coats...TONS of cute cute baby Gap that look like Outfits I want for myself!! (in bags not pictured) and a bunch of fun toys like the re issues of the vintage fisher price chatter phone and learning clock, a toys that has tons of little rattles and mirrors and other misc stuff on it, A musical Train toy, baby's first purse,A toy shopping cart, Baby Elmo,A baby stroller for Elmo, Talking story books and puzzles, a music set, random Fisher price little people toys, a UGLY, Little Golden Books, A Paul Frank Ride on Toy, a really cool dish set with Bats and Skulls in pink and Black, A cute retro bracelet and 65.00 in Gift cards and cash.
She had a blast at her party even though she didn't get to really nap. I thought by the time she was home she would be out..she did not go to bed til past 8:30pm!! She even still had the strength to wake us at 4am in the morning too..She is A PARTY ANIMAL!!
video

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My eyes are playing tricks on me

I have always been a tremendous fan of Optical Illusions and on my Google page I have this App that daily gives me a new optical illusion to view and here are a few of my faves.

This one is a still picture but when you stare at it it looks like it is moving..

This one if you stare at the black plus sign in the middle of the circle the pink dots around begin to turn green.
IS this a Skull or a Women looking at her vanity
When you stare and focus at the bottom yellow dot the one in the right hand corner disappears.
Click on this picture below to enlarge it. Stare at the two black dots for 15 seconds then look at a bright surface like a white wall or a white piece of paper..what do you see now???
If you stare at this and slowly step back from it the image will switch to the other side.
Aren't optical illusions fun!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Cigar Box Guitar and Cupcake day

Sunday we got up in the morning and went over to the Long Beach Antique and Collectible show. We met up with my Uncle and John Jr there. I found a cool 60's rhinestone and ceramic cat to add to my vintage cat figurine collection and a barbie for my barbie collection.

Afterwards we headed over to John and Kirsten's and hung out and grilled up some Shrimp and some Chicken Kabobs and enjoyed some wine in the Patio.

My dad and brother stopped by and we were checking out the Guitar and Amp my uncle made out of cigar boxes and my dad started playing with it.
I am sure this is going to trigger him into a new hobby...
Ally came out to enjoy the Sunday with us too. She gave us a preview of her cupcake making skills since she will be making all Ava's Birthday party cupcakes. These ones were strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes and were probably the most Moist , fresh tasting cupcake I have seriously ever had..I am looking forward to these gourmet cupcakes She will be making for Ava's Party.
Kelsey was deciding which one she wanted. Only one cupcake was left!
Parker got so into the cigar box guitar going he had to jump in and play along.

I really love spending the afternoon with the family. Such great times.