2/27/15

Dreamworks Home

Dreamworks has a new movie coming out called Home. With voices from Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.   If you live in the Seattle area, you are in luck because they are offering advance showings of the movie!  Below you can find dates, location, links and codes to download your free passes!



Screening Date:  Saturday, March 7
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location: AMC Loews Alderwood
Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code:  ZFHEq63352

Screening Date:  Saturday, March 14
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location:  Lincoln Square Theater
Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code:  QnQUw78505

Screening Date:  Thursday, March 19  
Screening Time:  7:00PM
Location:  AMC Southcenter
Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code: qtPSH85980

Screening Date:  Saturday, March 21
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location: Regal Thornton
Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code: IAxnU85939

Screening Date:  Tuesday, March 24
Screening Time:  7:00PM
Location:  Regal Meridian
Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code: dhYaW90028


Enjoy!!

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's the last Friday in February?  I don't know how excited I am about March.  March was when our sweet angel was due.  Before I get too upset, let's just focus on the past week shall we?

1. We were watching a hockey game on tv.  Max always plays hockey while he's watching hockey.  The National Anthem started and he stopped and covered his heart.  Melt my heart. He's so cute.  



2. Same day, different sport.  Max went and saw the Globe Trotters while Emma and I were in NM.  He's been really into basketball since then, and wears his Globe Trotter headband while shooting hoops.  Emma got hold of it and put it on, and she turned into a little baller.  Don't mess with this girl when she's taking a sport seriously.  The looks from this girl. 



3.  My girl and I went to Target, and before I scooped her out of her carseat (which she hates), I had to take a picture of her.  Her cheeks were so rosy, and she looked so beautiful.  She's our brown eyed girl. 


4. One of the best but saddest moments from this week was picking up a Kindergarten registration packet for Max.  I wanted to cry, but I kept it together.  Max was too excited about it for me to be sobbing in front of him. 


5.  The kiddos had a playdate yesterday at a family fun center.  Emma went down the slide and did the Vulcan Salute.  #StarTrek4life 


6.  Okay I know it's High FIVE for Friday, not six, but last night we made our own Shamrock Shakes.  That's pretty awesome!  Max and Emma were huge fans, but they love sugar so I knew they'd like it. You can find the recipe here,  


Hope you have a great weekend friends!!



Cup



2/25/15

Making a Festive Wreath

You all know my new found love for making wreaths.  Maybe you don't.  Well, I love making wreaths!  Emma and I went to Target today and we were browsing the $1 bins, and I saw the wooden wreaths (They were $3.).  I grabbed one right up, because I knew I was going to make a wreath for St. Patrick's Day.  I should have grabbed two, but I didn't. Fail.  They also have really cute banners for the holidays coming up.  I found a cute one with light and dark green shamrocks.  I couldn't wait to get home to start crafting up my festive wreath.  Emma luckily fell asleep on the way home and she napped the entire time I was busy hot glueing away.


What you'll need:
-Any type of wreath that you'd like
-Festive decorations (I also added a "W" that  I took off my Fall wreath.)
- Hot glue gun  



















Before I hot glue anything down, I like to place the decorations on the wreath to see what I think looks best.  The banner was on a green ribbon, so I carefully took off the shamrocks.  I planned to use the green ribbon as well.  Once I had the shamrocks where I wanted them, I then went back and hot glued those suckers to the wreath.  I also burned the hell out of my fingers three times.  Ouch.  I added the "W" and then wrapped the green ribbon around the wreath to give it some extra pop.  




I really find making my own wreaths fun, and it's way cheaper to make your own!

2/23/15

St. Patrick's Day Goodies

I feel like the months are zooming by, and I would like them to slow down a little.  It's only a few weeks until St. Patrick's Day, and so the crafting and goody making needed to start yesterday.

Kids Crafts

Fun kids' science experiment for St. Patrick's Day!! Rainbow Jar | @Malia {Playdough to Plato}
How fun does this rainbow jar look?  Max will love to do this 
experiment and it's perfect for St. Patrick's Day! 

10 Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids | Babble
We're talking easy,no stress, let your kiddos have fun St. Patrick's 
Day crafts.  From your pot of gold, to paint chip shamrocks. 


Rainbow Treats

50+ Rainbow Treats perfect for St. Patrick's Day!! { lilluna.com }
Who doesn't love  festive treats to eat?  Max and Emma will love
 me forever if I make them rainbow fruit kabobs or waffles! 

St Patricks Day Rice Krispie Treats
Max always wants me to buy Lucky Charms when we're buying 
cereal, and I always say no.  I think March is the month to just say yes, 



Decor

Such a fun St. Patrick's Day wreath!
You know my love for making holiday wreaths.  I'll be sure to
 post a picture over on Instagram when my wreath is done and 
hanging on our door!

St. Patrick's Day ideas - ombre design
How cute is this ombre shamrock frame?  This would 
also be a good  project to have your kiddos help 
with by sorting the shamrocks by shade of green.  


Happy crafting and baking!  As always you can find all these on my St. Patty's Day board on Pinterest! 

Soon to be Elementary Student

We went to pick up a registration packet for Kindergarten.  I had to give myself a pep talk in the car.  I kept saying. "I can do this." "We're just picking up a packet."  "I won't cry."  I kept repeating it as I was unbuckling Max and he looked at me and said, "Why do you keep saying that? Stop saying that Mommy."  Rolling his eyes at me.  He has no idea how big this moment is for me.  I took a deep breath, and we walked up the steps and went towards the school.  It's a really nice school.  We walked in and the smile on his face made me feel better. I could feel his excitement  The nice lady in the front office answered my questions, and asked me if I was doing okay.  I told her I was trying not to cry, and she gave me a sympathetic look and reassured me that everything is going to be okay.

I honestly don't know how we got to this point so quickly.  I swear we just brought him home from the hospital, and here we are registering for elementary school.  How?  I look at him, and I see my sweet little newborn.  I know when the first day of school comes, I'm going to be a sobbing mess.  I'm going to probably embarrass him.  That's what moms do, right?  I have until September to get better at these pep talks I'm giving myself.  Until then....tears.


Soon to be elementary student.


2/22/15

Treasure Hunt

Saturday we took a spontaneous trip to Bainbridge Island.  Last time we went we walked onto the ferry and then had to walk around Bainbridge.  This time we drove on to the ferry, which was pretty easy.  We parked the car, and then headed up top to look at the water.  Emma was a baby last time we went so she was really excited about seeing the water.  Max was full of questions.  "Are there sharks out there?" "Will we see a whale?" 

It was ridiculously windy when we went outside to look at the views and both kiddos weren't fans.  So we went back inside to enjoy the ride over to the island.  It's a quick 30 minute ride. It's also smooth, so if you get motion sickness on boats (like me) no worries, there will be no sickness on the ferry.  





When we got to Bainbridge we decided to go check out downtown Poulsbo.  It was so beautiful out. We parked our car and headed out to explore.  We went down by the dock to check out all the boats.  

Ian had told Max we were on a treasure hunt to find the best ice cream. Max got excited when he spotted a place that served ice cream and yelled, "I found the treasure!" and he excitedly pointed to Dairy Queen. Little did he know the place we were going was a million times better.  Our hunt ended us at Mora and it was so amazingly delicious.  We got strawberry for Emma and Chocolate for Max.  It was so creamy.  Emma liked hers until she tried Max's, and then she wanted nothing to do with the strawberry goodness.  She is a lover of chocolate, just like her mama. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend you go on a treasure hunt and find Mora.  You won't be sorry.  





After we left Mora we were going to go to Cafe Nola to grab lunch before heading back to the ferry, but it closed at 3:00.  We were headed to it at 2:53.  So we found ourselves at a beach park.  It was pretty chilly out, but so beautiful.  The kiddos got a quick play in on the playground.  Including Ian who had just as much fun, if not more. 


I love when Emma runs to Ian and yells, "Daddy!" It's the sweetest thing ever. 

Max was trying to put his hood on, because it was windy out.  This kid is so cute.  He had so much fun.  He threw walks into the water, and searched for seashells.

This girl is so independent and so fearless.  She did not want to hold my hand.  She wanted to do all that Max was doing, reminding me that she is not a baby.  

I hope you are having a great weekend! It's another sunny day here, so I'm thinking we may end up outside.

2/20/15

NM

When Emma and I left for NM I was nervous with flying with her.  She is a diva, and screams bloody murder when things don't go her way.  I was already picturing her meltdown on the plane.  When we got on the plane the seat next to us stayed open the whole way to Albuquerque. Happy dance! Then I gave Emma a little pep talk.  When I asked her if she was going to be a good girl on the flight she gave me a quick and sweet,  "No."  Luckily for me and everyone else on the plane she was asleep before we even took off!!  She was awake the last 30 minutes of our flight, and she was happy.  Thank goodness! 


We flew by Mt. Rainier.

This was on our way to Vaughn.  The sky looked so pretty.  When we landed in Albuquerque, it was so brown.  It felt weird being back.  I hadn't been there since 2006, when we went for a friends wedding.  Driving to Vaughn was like a trip down memory lane, because my mom and I use to drive it when I was little.  So many times.  I was a sentimental mess seeing things that I use to see when I was little.  I also ate an Allsups burrito, which if you've ever had one you know just how good they are.  Mmmmm. 

While in Vaughn I was able to see my cousin, Ara, who I haven't seen in years.  I had seen her over Skype when we chatted on the phone, but in person I think the last time I saw her I was 14 or 15.  It was nice to be able to talk and catch up.   

Emma met her cousin, Josiah, for the first time.  She was one shy little girl. I can't get over how much Josiah looks like his mama!

Back in Las Cruces Emma was having a blast playing on Grandmom's iPad.  Normally it's Max who get to play on it and have all the fun. The way she crosses her little legs was so cute. 


On the way back home I was able to see Mount St. Helens.  It was pretty cool!  The flight back we had a layover in Vegas, which wasn't bad at all.  From Vegas to Seattle the flight was packed.  Emma slept most of the way.  She woke up as we were descending into Seattle and she was loving seeing the water and other planes. 

While we were in Vaughn, my cousin, Janee, told me she had something for me.  She was suppose to come visit me this week, but it was her Dad that passed away.  She had read the post where I talked about wanting to get a tattoo to remember the baby we lost.  She bought me this necklace to remember our baby.  It's so perfect, and it hangs right by my heart.  I love it, and I love her for thinking of me. 



Stars in the Sky

I've had this post typed up for the past week, but I just couldn't bring myself to hit publish.  I type up sentences and then delete them because I can't find the right words to say here.  I guess there aren't words that I can say to make those that I love, that are reading this feel any better.

My Uncle Mikey was an awesome human being.  Last Thursday he unexpectedly passed away.  It was a shock that hit our family hard.  Emma and I flew to NM to be with my cousins and Auntie.  

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy"...I'd like to think so....



Rest in peace Uncle Mikey.  You will be missed every day. 





2/11/15

Play Date Fun

Emma had her first playdate that was Maxless.  We took him to school, and then us girls went to the park to meet up with new friends.  When we first got to the park there were a group of preschoolers playing at the playground.  A couple of kiddos were surprised and exclaimed, "Look it's a baby!" One little boy matter of factly stated, "She's not a baby. She has teeth!" 

Emma swang her heart out. 

She road the tractor numerous times. 

She played in the little play house.

She was in awe of a tractor, and wasn't too pleased to see that she couldn't ride it. 

She also saw some animals, walked through puddles, and had a tantrum or two. One when the cat she was following jumped up on the flower box and she could no longer follow it. The tears.

Max and Emma got a Valentine's Day box with books and crafts from their Grandmom and Grandpa.  Who doesn't love Elmo and Curious George?

Max has his party in class today. I made his valentines to take and I thought they came out pretty cute! 

Both Emma and I are feeling under the weather.  She had a fever that started last night and had a rough night sleeping.  My head feels like it just might explode.  Nothing a lot of coffee won't fix.  Hope you are having a great week friends! 

2/9/15

Emma's First Haircut

Emma was born with lots of hair.  When she was about 6 months I had to trim the little rat tail she had growing, because rat tails just aren't cool.  They never were cool.  I tried cutting her bangs when she was 11 months, and well....that didn't go too well.  So I guess the better title for this post would be Emma's First Professional Haircut.


I took her to get her haircut after we dropped off Max at school.  I thought for sure she would be moving around nonstop and being her diva self.  From the moment she sat in the chair, she was a perfect little girl.  She listened to the nice lady doing the cutting, and followed her directions of looking which ever direction she needed her to look.  I was a giggling mess the entire time, because she looked so cute and so serious.  She definitely earned herself a lollipop!



When we got home I straightened it to see what it looked like.  Oh. My. Gosh.   She looks like such a big girl with her haircut and bangs.



How old was your kiddo when they got their first haircut?