Wednesday, March 30, 2011

'Where's the Love?' Wednesdays

Happy Wednesday!

Today's topic was found from a blog I read from time-to-time, That Wife which she talked about the Secret deodorant Mean Stinks campaign. She (Jenna) talked about how to "be nice behind someone's back." Mean girls, mean boys, mean grocery clerks, etc. reverse the meanness and be nice!

So the love on this beautiful Wednesday in sunny CA, is the Mean Stinks campaign.

Be nice to everyone. Say something nice to your neighbor or your favorite blogger. Show an example that can be picked up from everywhere.

I can only imagine what the world of middle school will be like when the girls get to that point. But I know I will have done my job by fighting those meanies.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Stolen from many.... the ME ME ME ME ME!!!

A. Age: 31
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom shower.
D. Dogs: Yes, a black lab named Lucy.
E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE! My usual is a Venti Vanilla Americano with lots of half and half and two Splendas.
F. Favorite color: Pink
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'4
I. Instruments you play: I can play the CD player. :) Played the violin in elementary school.
J. Job Title: Mama (my professional title: Online Media Coordinator)
K. Kids: Two sweet little girls, Ava and Emma
L. Live: San Francisco Bay Area
M. Mom’s name: R
N. Nicknames: Hey you!
O. Overnight hospital stays: Two- having my two little darlings; Ava was 4 days and Emma was almost 5 days.
P. Pet peeve: How people cannot write/use words correctly (i.e., their-there, its-it's, a lot-alot, etc.).
Q. Quote from a movie:
Lumier: "Viola! You look"
Beast: (w/ bows and ribbons in curled hair) "Stupid!"
-Disney's Beauty and the Beast
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: P & E
T. Time you wake up: Usually around 6:30 a.m. for work and 8-9 a.m. when I'm off.
U. Underwear: Yes???
V. Vegetables you dislike: I do not like olives. Is that even a vegetable?
W. What makes you run late: Having arguments about what shoes Ava is going to and not going to wear. And Emma who follows suit. :) But I love it.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Hands, ankle, teeth and I've had a cat-scan/MRI on my brain!
Y. Yummy food you make: According to my husband: tacos!
Z. Zoo animal: As cute as the animals are, they make me so sad since they are always 'sleeping.' But monkeys are my favorite.

Friday, March 25, 2011


My girls are the best. Especially when they start talking and remind me about what we need at the grocery store.

We were on our way this afternoon to Safeway to pick up dinner and milk, and Ava says "Mommy, I need my vinnamins. We need MORE!"

Thanks Ava!!! I would of forgotten that, as well as the cat food, wipes and paper towels. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where's the Love? Wednesday

New thing I'm grabbing from Akers of Love blog I recently found through Enjoying the Small Things. It's called "Where's the Love? Wednesday" which I linked up to her blog last week and failed to do what I signed up for! I believe this will get me to blog more often .. take pictures and document them!

Where was the love today?

The love was at my grandparents house. The girls' great-grandparents. The love was in the living room amongst the crayons, coloring books, tiaras, hot-pink feather boas and the massive amounts of blankets... all surrounding my Grandma and the girls. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so no pictures were captured-- just memories that will go into my memory bank.

Hearing their laughter mixed in with my Grandma's laughter.. made my heart swell with love.

And to copy and paste from Miss Abby from Akers of Love:

Where is your love today?  Tell me...and others... what you're lovin' right now.  If you 
have a blog, add a link to your love blog post below.  

It can be fun, lighthearted, deep and meaningful or a little of both.  It can be one thing or many things  If you don't have a blog, share what you're lovin' as a comment below.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Potty girl Emma!

What's up with child #2 doing and wanting to do everything early? And especially if it's your last??!!

That's Miss Emma I'm talking about. I swear she was just born last year. She's going to be 2 soon! So obviously- we're thinking about potty training. Ava is fully potty trained and has the occasional accident at night since she sleeps in her big girl underwear.

Emma has been requesting to wear big girl underwear lately with her soft-spoken words. Last night she pulls off her underwear (not the traditional way, she pulls down from the front and looks down and is surprised why it's not off yet) and pulls off her diaper. She then proceeds to say "pee pee" and sits down on the potty. This girl wanted to sit on the potty with no diaper on for a half an hour. Girlfriend!!!! I don't have 30 minutes! It's bed time! ;) I have a million things to do! (Like watch TV right up until daddy gets home and I gotta make his dinner. haha)

I'm ready with the skills I need to get the girl trained. But I'm not ready emotionally for my baby to be potty trained.


Through reading blogs and enjoying reading blogs-- I started a blog. I've found the blogs I stalk read from friends, co-workers and other blogs I read. It takes up time and offers support to me without the author even knowing it.

Recently, one of the blogs I read, Here We Go Again, the author (Jen) recently lost a baby and I have been fully affected by it. I don't even know if she knows who I am. But I am praying for her.

We are lucky in this day in age to have resources like the Internet with instant access to instant information. Or to develop friendships or bonds with people you don't even know.

Please say a quick prayer for Jen, as well as others that have lost or have gone through the tramatic experience of a stillbirth, death of an infant or child.

This past weekend's illnesses have been ignored and I have nuzzled and cuddled them a little bit more. Life is short.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Random photos

Since I love reading blogs, especially ones with photos, I decided that since the last few posts had zero pictures-- I would make a random photos post!

These are from my work computer.... so they have no rhyme or reason, but must be some of my faves!
My babies dressed up as a loaf of Wonderbread (Emma) and a leopard (Ava) in 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish Twins Momma herself! :)

Just as we were all walking through Safeway, I realized-- we should really live up this Irish holiday, even though there isn't an ounce (okay, maybe half an ounce) of Irish in any of us, since we in fact have Irish Twins!

So cheers to new traditions! Where do we start?!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

'Time Out' for mommy

A few months back, I read an article in Parenting magazine about a mother who screamed. Now, to be fully honest- I'm a yeller turned screamer. And I am so shameful of this. It has gotten worse since the girls have grown up and fight constantly. Or don't listen. Or are pulling each other's hair, pinching, biting, pushing, etc. and then not listening to me so that they will stop.

I know I'm not the only one. I know moms and dads reach their limits and fail. Mommy was put in a time out tonight and went and rested her soul while walking the isles of Target.

I need help. Any suggestions?

****I wrote this months ago and thought I would finally post it after I have looked at myself, calmed down-- and don't feel so ashamed anymore.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Cake! Birthday cake in particular. Is the reason why you go to a party right? The food is always nice, but the cake. The cake is the best!

We went to a birthday party last weekend and due to car issues, had to leave early to get them checked out. Well we missed the cake and Ava noticed. She's my daughter-- completely!

So the last two nights they have enjoyed sharing a slice of white cake with multi-colored sprinkles from Raley's. Just to make up for it. Because I know how important birthday cake is. :)