Thursday, January 10, 2008

random retro

Ready. Set. Go - the inch worm races
Sydney jumps the gun while Peyton tries to get on
wait.... how'd Peyton get so far ahead?

I love the pink and brown outfits.... they are adidas.... I tried to get them to wear pink shoes.... but they screamed and yelled until I let them wear the black shoes.... I figured at least they wanted to wear shoes....

check sydney out... she's cruisin on the bratz low rider.... she likes to sit on it while watching Handy Manny

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Presidents Challenge Physical Fitness Program

Bianca met the Presidents Physical Fitness Award requirements in all area's except one... but she met the National Physical Fitness Award requirement in that one... Flexibility... she can sit and reach 32 cm - the NPAR is 29 and the PPAR is 34 - she's close

Curl Ups - 65 = 95%
Shuttle Run - 10.1 seconds = 90%
V Sit Reach - 32 cm = 75%
One Mile Run - 7:25 = 95%
Pull Ups - 20 =90%

Congrats Bianca - You meet the PPFAR in Abdominal Strength, Agility, Endurance and Upper Body Strength and the NPAR in Flexibility - you are AWESOME

it's a cold Sunday Night - and I'm bloggin away

it's a train
choo choo
look at that track
sit and spin
I'm dizzy

go girl

sportin her chef hat, two kitchen gloves and an apron

and in her car

it's a sleep over

two in the tub

New Years Resolutions

2. Be More Patient
3. Chill on the Starbucks
4. Not to feel Guilty when I do things for myself
5. Make my lunch
6. Eat Breakfast with Bianca every morning
7. Blog More

Okay well it's a short list, one I think I can handle. Let's see....

Turned in a resume, job application and a one page cover letter - selling myself on Wednesday...

Had an interview on Thursday for a CI @ DTSC

Friday I kept my house from flooding and tried really hard to be patient.... Haven't been to Starbucks in a week.... but I'm already planning on going next Sunday before I head to Walnut Creek to hang out with my cousins, aunt and grandma -

Saturday I caught up on Gossip Girl and watched the last 5 episodes of One Tree Hill (again) so I'd be ready for the Premiers...

Coffee is set to brew at 545 in the morning

Lunches are 3/4 complete

Bianca starts back to school tomorrow after being off for two weeks - I'm praying it's gonna be a WONDERFUL SUNSHINEY MORNING

and he said "there's water coming in through the weep holes"

and you ask... "what are weep holes?" Weep holes are those small openings in the bottom of windows and sliders doors.... well when the BIG STORM hit on Friday - rain & the winds were gusting up to 50 miles an hour .... Luckily Ben and I were both home... water started pooling up in the window pane (at least that's what Bianca is calling it). Okay we have this brand new house and water is coming in. I was so pissed, we went through over 30 towels... we used them in the windows to soak up all the water that was coming.... and yes... I have pictures.

In the Familyroom some water got on the carpet... damn I knew we should have went with the COLD tile everywhere...... at least the tile could handle the water. Okay so we have one window in the familyroom collecting and spilling water, the window in the kitchen also... plus the sliding backdoor.... it had water leaking from the top and bottom... and the master bedroom and bathroom were also leaking... see why we went through so many towels...

Did I mention a section or two of our fence blew down? Yes... smashing one of our side trees.... So Uncle Steven (Ben's Cousin) came over to help Ben put the fence back up in the pouring rain and wind... it didn't stay up, but thanks for helping.

Turns out that Uncle Steven's house was getting water too... and a couple of our neighbors too... Monday someone is coming out to inspect.....

During our storm fiasco.... Both babies decide they need to use the potty... I told them to hold on.. and well the next time I turn around.... I have one naked baby sitting on the toilet and one half dressed baby trying to push her sister off the toilet so she can have a turn - I'm running up and down the stairs to dry the water and trying to watch babies potty.... I thought I was going insane....

To top it all off the electricity went out and that meant we couldnt' dry towels... I had to drive to the in laws and pick up an extra 16 towels to get us through the brunt of the storm... by 430 the winds died down and the rain became more of a sprinkle.... and the electricty came back on.... I began washing and drying towels just in case....

So now we have clean and dry towels for the next storm

Pictures to come.

rain coming in from the top of the slider - DRIP DRIP DRIP

the water in the bottom of the slider and on the tile

the wet mess from the Familyroom window

more of the Familyroom mess

the rain coming down hard and one piece of our fense is missing

Mr Poopie

Sydney has decided she likes to "Mr Poopie" in the toilet.... We are very pleased. The last few times she's told me she had to "mr poopie" she's actually followed through with it. Today she managed to pee pee and mr poopie - the only hard thing is that when one baby sits on the potty, the other baby wants to sit too.

it's been a long time since Peyton has actually pottied in the potty, but she still enjoys her readers digest while sitting on top of the potty. I didn't have my camera handy for any of the festivities, but maybe next time.