Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Sunrise Jog

With Michael's baby party yesterday, I felt the need for a little detox. Yes- I know detox is fake :) Anyway, I could not have asked for a more gorgeous morning. Pics of the baby party to come later.















Monday, April 20, 2015

New Doorknobs!

Just a little house update. A whole lot of little projects have been getting completed lately (mostly be Daniel, while I watch the kids and plan parties)

He replaced two of the doorknobs and they look great!

 
BEFORE                                       and                                               AFTER

BEFORE- rusty, corroded, multi colored mixed metal, 70's doorknobs

the doors to the guest room and kids room

yuck!



AFTER, antique bronze, rounded, non-rusted, non-corroded 

kids door after

oh, and I hung up these frames in the hall, pictures yet to come.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy 11 Months, Baby Michael!

WELL, posting almost a month late, but here's what WAS going on with you 19 days ago when you made 11 months.

You have 8 teeth
You're stretching out your 12 month clothes
You weigh about 20 pounds
You're a wobbly walker, but you are definitely a toddler now; no more crawling.
You get into EVERYTHING!
You love the cat and your sister
You're on cow's milk and a little formula, no more chichi at all
You eat all kinds of foods, but you don't like baby food or those squeeze pouches any more, and you're pretty tired of puffs.
You're a pretty happy little guy, but
You once more are no longer sleeping through the night :(

Mommy and Daddy are planning you a Dinosaur birthday party for next month!


Trying to pull your sticker off

Just chewing on some grass

walking all over the place






Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Work Saturday

I hate the fact that I have to be at work every 8th Saturday. Hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE. I hate that it takes me away form my family time, I hate that I never had to do it for the first 3 years I worked here, I hate that I already work my ass off for 40+++ hours a week and then I HAVE to go in for one more day. Sigh. But honestly, the last couple of times haven't been so bad. It's nice to sit in peace and quiet and get stuff done. Let's face it, a work Saturday is the ONLY time that is ever going to happen for me. Today I actually got up and came in early before the crews even got here. 

I got a lot accomplished, submitted this week's homework, shopped for a new lamp on West Elm (picked out the most gorgeous one available; didn't buy it, don't worry, husband) Caught up on e-mail, looked into a new rug for the kids' room. Checked a couple of my fields, got caught up on a lot of my reporting, cleaned my desk,  recycled all the recycling that I let pile up for months at a time, shredded the shred pile, packed up the pack-n-play. Now that Michael is almost ONE!!! Waaaahhh! Where did my baby go!?!?! And lots of other odds and ends that I generally try to avoid during the normal work week. 

After an incredibly productive two and a half hours I tried to start on next week's homework. Ended up literally smacking myself to try to force me to concentrate, didn't work. (Dammit brain, just shut up and focus every once in awhile!) So, I decided to write a bog post instead, and share a few pics of my beautiful day. 








Well, I hear my yoga mat calling my name (Clear my head so I can focus on the homogeneny of variences- Blech!) Then hurry everyone along so I can go home, eat food and play with my kids!!

Aloha,
Jill






Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter 2015

Happy (Late) Easter to everyone! We had a great holiday this year! I love Easter because it seems like there's less stress on making it perfect, maybe because it's spring, I dunno.

Buffet Decor


We baked our eggs this year. It worked great! 325 for 25 min. let sit for 5 min, then cold water.

Sadly we had to purchase eggs from the store this year for the first time since we've moved here. Our new chicks will be here in May though!

The Chinese Oregano is blooming and it's GORGEOUS!

Trying on his Sister's sunnies

Dyeing eggs

The Easter Bunny hopped on by. He put all the toy bunnies out to help guard the candy.

Easter Morning

The kids actually shared the candy with us!

The Easter Bunny hid eggs in our backyard and we found them after church.









Enjoying some candy on the lanai






Izzy crashed the lunch party

Easter dinner

This kid ate A LOT!


And a family Easter photo, so different from last year's one!! Last year's post here (Easter 2014) This giant boy was in my belly last year! Can you believe that!?!?!?