Wordless Wednesday

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Olivia

A new picture of Olivia was chosen over at Parent’s Magazine. 🙂 http://photos.parents.com/category/vote/photo/495296

Please vote for her. Last time we got to number 9 in 3 days! Since I caught the e-mail early this time I’m sure that we can get at least top five. Only 1st place gets the prize however.

You can vote once everyday until Sunday, October 2nd. I also found that you can vote from different internet browsers as well as your phone (iphone or android).

If you are a little confused with the voting let me know. Sometimes the quote is right on the box and other times you have to watch the commercial to find the quoted text. I know it’s a pain sorry!


Uncle Jason’s Birthday

My little brother isn’t so little anymore 🙂

Back to School Cold

After my first whole week of working I managed to bring home a cold. I started feeling a little under the weather on Saturday. It spread to Olivia and Jillian. No fun! It’s going to be a rough week for my mom during the day and Adrian and myself at night.

I hope that this cold won’t last too long. It’s going to be hard to get sleep in with sick babies. I guess we’ll be watching movies a lot this week.

I’m enjoying my new part time job as an instructional assistant. I am working with the first grade team. They are a nice group of ladies! It will be nice to build a rapport with a new group of teachers in a new district. I’m hoping it will lead to a job in the future, since Capo isn’t looking too promising. I wish I could stay where I started, watching my students grow, but it’s just not in the cards for me. My new school is very nice. It is a small school, no more than 3 teachers in each grade level. It is a title 1 school which I think is how they have the funding for my position.

Tomorrow I am excited to go to an EIRM (Early Intervention Reading Model) training. From what I’ve heard it’s an awesome program. I’m excited even though today I found out that I will not be compensated. I hope it’s worth it!

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Muffin Tin Mondays on Hiatus

So until I get into the grove of working part time, completing my Master’s homework, and taking care of the girls, Muffin Tin Monday’s will be on hiatus.

Art baggies

I needed to do something different today. I filled Ziplock baggies with tempera paint and squeezed out all of the air. Jillian had a great time “drawing” in the paint. It worked best when we put a white piece of paper behind the baggies. Olivia enjoyed the baggies too, this is why I filled two bags instead of just one. The bickering over toys has already begun and Olivia isn’t even 1 yet!  (photos are pretty bad today since they were taken from my phone)

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Wordless Wednesday

Labor Day Weekend

We had a very nice weekend! It’s always nice to have Adrian home for an extra day. On Saturday we spent the afternoon in San Juan Capistrano. Jillian was so thrilled to see the big train! She is still talking about it. We enjoyed a yummy dinner at Bad to the Bone BBQ. If you’re in the area and want barbecue that’s the place to go. We really enjoyed their BBQ sauce. After dinner we waited in line over at Ferrell’s in the mall. We had some yummy ice cream sundaes. It was not really worth the wait. We opted to sit on the patio since they were banging drums and singing inside. (It was late and Olivia was sleepy). The ice cream was good but it wasn’t worth the $7 price tag. It was one of those things you have to do at least once.

Sunday was a nice day. We didn’t do much 🙂 Adrian and I did sneak away at night for dinner. We went to the Spectrum for some sushi. We saw that the Broken Lizards were performing at the Improv. We really like the movie Super Troopers so we decided to see the show at 7. We promised my parents that we would be home by 9. Olivia becomes a monster at about 8:30. Unfortunately the show started late so we were home a bit after 9. My poor parents had a screaming baby for a while. My phone had died and when it was charged in the morning I found a message from my dad with a screaming baby and a text from my mom saying “help” I guess we really can’t be out past 8 anymore! That’s what we get for trying to be a little spontaneous. Hopefully this isn’t a precursor to any future issues with Oliva.

Monday was fairly low key as well. I was able to sneak out for a couple hours and go clothing shopping, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to do that. My friend Lacey came by, her laptop’s hard drive committed suicide and we were trying to see if Adrian could recover her files before school starts. Later on in the day Adrian left the house for his couple hours of peace and quiet. He’s still working on putting my page design into action, as you can see it’s still pretty boring. While Adrian was away Jillian and I did some tissue paper art. She had lots of fun but I had to watch her like a hawk, she kept calling the glue + water mixture milk. I even caught her licking her fingers. eww. Jillian did not have Muffin Tin Monday yesterday, I forgot it was Monday, next week we’ll be back at it.

Here are some cute pictures from this weekend.

Look at me standing!