Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 47: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year…probably the best one in 4 years! There were two main reasons for that…#1 the kids were finally old enough to sit at the table without fussing and making too big of a mess and #2 they all played nicely and kept themselves busy while the adults relaxed and talked. Dan’s aunt Wanda made a delicious turkey dinner for all of us and it was so nice to sit in peace and enjoy everyone’s company. Hopefully the kids can keep up this good behavior for Christmas dinner a well.

Caught Red Handed! Anya sneaking soup noodles when she thinks no one is looking.

Kayla got lots of lovies from her cousin Allison all day!!!

Group Photo: Kayla, Allison, Dan, Anya and Andrew

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day 46: Fantasy Golf

We took the girls to play putt putt for the first time. Since it was a little chilly out there weren't a lot of people playing tonight...which is great because we didn't have to rush or wait for a turn. Kayla and Anya had a blast! The best part was that I beat one point...but its still a WIN for me :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 45: Trophy at Last

Kayla finally got the trophy she had worked so hard to win on Mario Kart. In this round she got the highest possible score...60 out of 60...that means she came in first on each of the 4 races. Way to go Kayla!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend Wedding

We went to a wedding this weekend. Dan's good friends David and Michelle Peck tied the knot. It was fun to get dressed up for a change. We don't get to do that very often.

Day 44: Home Made Pizza

I decided to make a home-made pizza today. I got the pizza dough recipe from I love this website because you just type in the ingredient you want to use (like chicken or steak) and it give you hundreds of recipes. It turned out pretty good but since there is room for improvement I have to give it a B+.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 41: Instant Tan

I love airbrush tanning! Its so great to walk in paper white and walk out 20 minutes later with a golden brown tan...looking like I just got back from a week at the beach (minus the sunburn). Since we have a wedding to go to tomorrow I need to look somewhat presentable... and there is nothing like a nice tan to do the job :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 40: Practice Makes Perfect

Kayla has been playing Super Mario Kart all afternoon. She is doing so great. Last night when I played with her she kept coming in last place and she got so upset. She's very competitive and always feels like she has to win. I kept trying to explain to her that all that matters is that she does her best. I told her to relax and just try to finish the race. So today I set it up with just one player so that she could practice on her own without trying to race me. She's taking her time and staying calm and best of all she's coming in 1st and 2nd place in most of the races. She's trying hard to get a trophy (1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall out of 4 races). She keeps coming in 4th or 5th overall but she's determine to get that trophy so she keeps playing. I told her practice makes perfect and I think now she sees that I was right.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 34,35,36 and 37: Sick Family!

We found out on Friday that everyone of us has Strep Throat. In addition Kayla has a double ear infection and Dan has Bronchitis. So we pretty much spent the entire weekend couped up in the house on antibiotics. Luckily we all found out at the same time and didn't drag this on for weeks and weeks passing it from one person to another. Also we have a busy weekend coming up... a Wedding on Saturday and Ashley's 7th Birthday Party on Sunday... so we got over all this sickness just in time!
The picture I took is from yesterday (Sunday). Dan sat on our bed to put his socks and shoes on and the bed collapsed!!! I was laughing my ass off while he just laid there in disbelief. The next two hours were spent fixing the bed... but now it squeaks because of all the screws so its a little annoying. Oh well, it will do for now until we get a new more sturdy bed.
Note: It was my side of the bed that collapsed so Dan says that I'm the one who actually broke it :)~

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 33: Mommy's Little Helper

Kayla surprised me today. She saw the basket of her clean laundry sitting on the table and happily asked me if she could please fold the clothes. She has offered to help me before with the laundry but only after seeing me folding it. Today she asked on her own. I told her she could and she proceeded to fold every single item in the basket. She did a wonderful job too. Dan saw what she was doing and slipped her 5 bucks for her hard work... which she put away in her money box. She truly amazes me more and more each day! I just adore my girls!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 32: Walking with Dinosaurs

Dan took Kayla to the Walking with Dinosaurs show tonight. Here are the Video Clips from that. It was an amazing show!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 31: 8 Down, 32 To Go!

I'm 8 weeks pregnant today! This is what a two month old embryo looks like and its about the size of a kidney bean. Can't wait to have my ultrasound photos to look at... but that's still weeks and weeks away. Until then the photos in my "As you baby Grows" magazine will have to do. Also, you know that jar of home made pickles from 4 days ago... well they were ready to eat today... and boy did I eat them! I devoured every last one and drank all the pickle water left over... all in less than 30 minutes! All that was left was the jar and the lid. Talk about weird pregnancy cravings :)~

Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 30: Still Sick

I'm still sick and hating it! I spent the whole day sleeping on the couch. Anya was taking her nap and Kayla played nicely and let me rest. I did manage to get up finally and make dinner. When Dan got home he helped me with the girls and bath time and the dirty dishes... which I really appreciated. Hopefully I will feel better SOON!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Day 29: Bungee Kayla

The girls wanted to get out of the house today so decided to go to Sea World. We had lunch, watched the Dolphin show and fed the Sea Lions. We have a 2 year pass so we never stay all day... just a few hours each time we go. Kayla got to do the trampoline bungee jumping today and here is the video of that :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 28: Under the Weather

Not feeling well today. The girls and I are sick. Later.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day 27: Krych Pickles

This is my first ever attempt at making home made pickles. I didn't want all the cucumbers I had picked from my garden to go to waste. So I called my Babcia Wiesia... my wonderful Polish Grandmother and she gladly gave me her recipe. When ever I go to Poland she always has her pickles ready for me and they are unlike anything you can buy here in America. So hopefully these will turn out just like the way Babcia makes them.... mmmmmmm my mouth is already watering :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 26: Mall Fun

After two days of nothing but gray cloudy skies the sun finally came out today... and it was wonderful. I really think that I run on solar energy because when the sun is not shinning my body and brain totally shut down and I become a different person. The smallest things annoy me and I feel like crying all day... so luckily for everyone around me today that was not the case. I was actually able to function and get things done which is always good. Kayla talked me into going to the mall to play on the indoor playground. The girls got to run around and have fun while I munched on my yummy veggie sub from Subway... something that I only crave when I'm pregnant. Daddy met up with us after work and after a ride on the merry go round we headed home to get the girls ready for bedtime.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 25: Gloomy Day

Today was such a depressing dreary day that it doesn't even deserve a picture.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 24: Goody Bag

Today was my first prenatal visit. The best part was the goody bag full of magazines, pamphlets, and all kinds of prenatal vitamin samples. The worse part was having my blood drawn... I HATE needles!
Also, check out the mother of all cucumbers! This is honestly the biggest cucumber I've ever seen and it came from my garden :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Day 23: Crossing Fingers and Hoping for the Best

Due to the lack of anything better to write about today. Tomorrow we elect our next President... and hopefully that will be McCain!!! So get out and Vote... but only if its for McCain... everyone else can stay home.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day 22: Pretty Kitties

Today was pretty uneventful. We went out to eat for Breakfast... which is very unusual because of Anya's inability to sit still for longer than 30 seconds. But Dan promised to take care of her the entire time... and to our surprise she was fairly well behaved. Other than our morning outing that's about it for this rainy Sunday.

So since I didn't have anything else to take a picture of for the day I decided to take one of our kitties Sasha (dark face) and Lexie(light face). They are pure breed Tonkinese cats. We got them from the same litter... I picked out Lexie and Dan liked Sasha best... but the funny thing is that Lexie turned out to be Dan's cat and loves him the best and Sasha is attached to me and follows me around everywhere. They are very smart, outgoing, active and affectionate kitties. I would say that they are as close to a dog as you can get...except better because they don't need to go outside to "do their business". They can even play fetch :)~

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 21: Unlucky Lizard

Here in Florida one of the most common and abundant creatures around are the little green or brown lizards. When you step outside you can see them just about anywhere you look. Personally I think they are cute and since they don't bite or cause any problems (besides pooping all over my patio) they don't bother me at all. Because they are always around, it is quite fun for little children...or try to catch them. Most of the time the lizards are too quick and scurry off before being caught. However that's not always the case. And should one be unlucky enough to end up in the hands of a small child it almost always means certain death for the lizard.

This little guy was caught by Luis the 3 year old son of our good friends during a Birthday Party this afternoon. Dan took the opportunity to have his picture taken with the terrified lizard.

Luis had a wonderful time "playing" with his new friend for over an hour... although I can't imagine the lizard felt the same way.

When he was just too exhausted from trying to get away the lizard even tried playing dead several times, but little Luis wasn't fooled by the lizard's tricks and wasn't letting him go.
However, on a happy note, the unlucky lizard's luck did turn around and unlike in most cases he managed to escape with his life when Luis wasn't looking. To live happily ever after :)