Sunday, January 31, 2010

All about MEme Monday


with MommyBrain and SupahMommy

Tell us about a time you got pulled over.

Well, let’s see….I have gotten pulled over 4-5 times.  The most memorable was the first – when I was 16!  Failure to yield the right-a-way!  A traffic cop was directing school traffic and I thought he told me to go thru….um, apparently NOT!  Boy was I sick on that drive home to tell mom and dad.  YIKES!  I turned on the water works real good  and hey, they were REAL!  I was so scared!

Head on over to Supahmommy’s to play along!

Happy Birthday Mimi!

Beautiful Video

We watched this video at church today and I just thought it was beautiful!


Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Little bit of fun at Gap Kids and Old Navy





I picked up a few bargains last night and today for Sofia.  Lots of great sale stuff!  The pink striped dress will be her valentines dress for sure!  She already has super cute tights to wear with it!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Photobooth Saturday with SupahMommy

Welcome to Photobooth Saturday! Head on over to SupahMommy’s to play along!


Picnik collage

My photostrip says:

I love my beautiful daughter!  She is so funny and lets me take as many pictures of her as I want to!  She is curious, questions everything and a great little girl!  I love that even at 6, she still wants snuggles from me, still sucks  her thumb a little when she is tired and still sleeps with her silky blanket.  My little girl, I wish time would slow down!

Ice Skating

I took Sofia to a free ice skating lesson tonight.  She has never ice skated before!  She did AWESOME!  She fell down only twice!  I was super impressed!

She had a really great time! 

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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

100th Day of School

Today was the 100th day of school and the kids got to celebrate in a special way!

Each child was given a hat last week that they had to bring home and decorate with 100 things.  I of course, love these kinds of projects!  I had to make sure I did not turn this into my own project! 

This is what we picked to decorate her hat:

  1. 10 pennies
  2. 10 band-aids
  3. 10 googly eyes
  4. 10 cotton balls
  5. 10 sequin/jewel things that we shaped into an “S” (you know I love a monogram)
  6. 10 glittery princess stickers
  7. 10 foam sticker flowers
  8. 10 safety pins
  9. 10 pony tail holders
  10. 10 strips of ribbon

Check it out!

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In other fun school news, I have somehow gotten myself on the decorating committee (I think as the chair) for her school’s Sock Hop next week!  I volunteered to help decorate and then not sure how I got so involved!  We have a meeting in the morning and I will no a little bit more about my job!  I guess this weekend I will be making poodle skirts for us!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Post it Note Tuesday

It’s Post it Note Tuesday over at Supahmommy’s so head on over to play!






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Friday, January 22, 2010

Weight Loss

So I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to post about my current diet.  Well, I decided that I did not want to do it here, but instead started a blog just for that.  It is a little embarrassing. If you want to follow along there, just leave a comment and I will send you a link. 

I will also use that blog to get a little more personal about me – not really Sofia’s activities and stuff.  I’m not making any promises that it will be worth reading, but you are welcome to come get a few laughs at my expense!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, it is still cold and raining in AZ and I love it!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain, Rain oh how I love you!

It has been raining for 2 glorious days!  I love it!  Listening to it right now beating on the windows!

You see here, where we go sometime 5-6 months without any rain, we need it!   It cleans the sky up from all the pollution, etc.  It smells so nice outside from the Creosote bushes.

that is a creosote.  The same thing that makes those logs to clean your fireplace.  They make the desert smell nice! 

All of the rain will help the desert to look like this in March and April:

It really is great!  Today at work we raised the blinds all the way just to enjoy the cold, dreary day!  Hard to believe I am sure for some of you guys in the South where it seems to rain all the time! 

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

The Long Road to China is hosting a fun Wednesday series - Black & White Wednesday! Go check out Long Road to China for more details and to play along!


I love her messy hair and just knowing that she was having such a great time when I snapped this picture at a friends birthday party recently.  I also love that since she will not wear big huge bows anymore, she will still wear headbands! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Annie Update and all things dance and ballet

I mentioned recently that Sofia had auditioned for Annie with the local Children’s theatre group.  I am happy to say she is an Orphan!  She will get to belt out “Hard Knock Life” and that makes her very happy!  Here is her name on the official cast list:

Annie Cast

Orphans: Abby Strickler, Madison James, Merrie Pressman, Alexis Harris, Ashley Hayden, Sofia Herrera, Addison Kaske, Haleigh Altenberger, Hannah Littler, Averie Kaske, Katie Alperin, Bella Padilla, Briana Sprinz

She was super excited about it because her 2 friends are also orphans!  Who knew being an orphan could be so great! 

This semester of dance she has moved up to Intermediate ballet and that makes me very happy!  In her other class, a lot of the teaching time was taken up by younger girls needing water, bathroom breaks and just generally playing around instead of dancing.  This should help her progress better so that when Nutcracker rolls around next year, she will be ready!  She has a long list of parts she plans to try out for!

She is also still taking her Musical Theatre class that is her favorite for sure!  In June at the recital, they will be performing The Lion King!  It should be awesome!

Then she added another class on Tuesday nights – gymnastics/acrobatics.  She is the youngest in class but knows the other girls and is doing AWESOME!  Right now they are perfecting unassisted standing backbends and one-handed cartwheels.  She is exhausted after this class each week. 

Coming soon….a post on my weight loss journey that begins tomorrow am! 

It’s official…Sofia really is growing up!

How could a simple act of shopping for new shoes make something so clear?  Well take a look at the evidence and you will see why:


  • skinny jeans
  • sparkle, rhinestone, peace sign love shirt
  • Twinkle toes Sketchers…that light up!

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After I recovered from this rock star shopping event, we headed over to Sports Authority for some new tennis shoes and things became even more clear…..

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shoe size – 1Y

YOUTH SIZE – 1 – no more toddler preschooler 13 or 13.5!!!!  The one bright point of the whole event – BARGAINS – well except for those damn twinkle toes – not on sale!!!

On the way to school sporting her new outfit!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

It’s Post it Note day on over at Supahmommy’s place!  Make sure you head on over to play along!  This is my first time!!





So fun right? Head on over and play along!