Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I've been tagged.... Amy has tagged me for Ten on Tuesday. This Tuesday's Ten: Ten Plans for the Summer.

Here goes!
1. Finish the trim in my living room and entry. Paint the hallway. Paint the master bath. Paint, paint, paint....
2. Schedule all of those Dr.'s appointments that there are no time for during the school year
3. Organize the humongous pile of infant clothes to be taken where some of the biggest grouches on Earth dwell--Once Upon a Child.
4. Fill the cute calendar scrapbooks that Jen gave us.
5. Read the stack of books by my bed.
6. Enjoy Vegas with my husband.
7. Go to Edward Jones and start the girls' 529 plans, as well as our 203B.
8. Go on adventures.
9. Turn 32 (*sigh*)...AND celebrate the 800 birthdays coming up this summer!

...oh! and 10B. Help organize a Dr. Song Mommies dinner for Kelli and all of her referalls! (wink, wink, Amy).

Okay, I'm tagging Jen, Donavan, Megan, and Sabrina. Hit it!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

A bit of history....

Grammy and Grandpa Price took us to Open Cockpit Day at Castle Air Museum today. I love planes and I'm fascinated by the history that goes along with them. It was a beautiful day and there was a great crowd. They also had classic cars there, so I drooled over the Mustangs! Here is the link to their site. Everyone should spend some time out there. There were Tuskegee Airmen and original crew members out there. What a place.
Grammy and Charlotte
Grandpa and the girls in front of the C123...he took a lot of rides in these in Vietnam.
Oh! My car!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Chaffee Zoo

Because Grandma Terri couldn't make it to Bonfante Gardens with us last weekend, we took her to the Chaffee Zoo. Kind of a gloomy day outside, but lots to see. Charlotte was clapping at the elephants, and everything else was pretty much "kee-kee (kitty)."
Charlotte and her Grandma Terri, looking at something interesting.
Me and my Rach. Motherhood makes for some goofy smiles! ...and big hair, apparently.
Big girl with her juice box. We weren't supposed to have straws in the park....shhhhhh!

Friday, May 19, 2006

We Love Us Some Sue!

My cousin Sue is so great. I'm the baby cousin on my dad's side of the family (of my generation, at least), and Sue and my cousin Kelly were my teenage icons! Often was the time that I would sit on Sue's bed (as she slathered my 7 year-old lashes with mascara, mind you) and stare at her Van Halen posters. She had hair just like Laura Spencer on General Hospital...I was so envious! The Prices will tell you that Sue has always been--shall we say--very self-assured! She knows exactly what she wants and doesn't settle for anything less. I'm constantly wishing I had a little more moxie like Sue. The truest part of Sue is her heart of gold. She loves her family so very much and has been all that a cousinn should be. She was excited about the girls as soon as she found out I was pregnant with them. She showere us with gifts the Christmas that I was pregnant, but the girls had never met her until recently. She lives in Oregon and had finally managed to give herself some vacation time and make it down our way. Rachel took to her immediately (kindred spirits, I think). Charlotte was right behind her, and it's unanimous--they love their Cousin Sue!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I'm sorry, but....

..we're just too cute in our pool. I had to post more. I know I'm supposed to post walking video. I'm working on it.....I SWEAR!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Me and my cute Mom. Don't know what's up with my crazy tabloid Britney Spears-like roaring smile. I think I was laughing.
We had to fake sitting on a horse before the ride started.
Darn pole.

Once again, Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies out there. We had a nice time at Bonfante Gardens. What a beautiful place! Such cute little rides, too. The girls were still not quite big enough for most of them, but we took a turn on the baby carousel. We're looking forward to going back with them when they're bigger. They were such good girls, though! Plus, they got to snag some garlic fries from my plate. We're just prepping them for all of those Giants games! I got to spend some quality time with MY mom, too, which was special. Such a wonderful Mom and Grammy.

The highlight of the day, however....WE'RE BOTH WALKING!!! Charlotte had sort of given up after her first few steps. I think seeing the other little ones walking and playing in the water today inspired her. ...or made her insanely jealous! So she just sort of took off when we got home. Our jaws were on the floor. Especially when Rachel took off right after her! It's like the lightbulb just popped on. They still aren't aces at getting up on their own, but they're happy enough pulling themselves up on furniture and parents. I'll post video later.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

dabble, dabble, dabble....

...don't know what I really tried to do here. I wanted to play a bit with the 'crop shapes' in the cookie cutter tool. My scrapper friends are probably thinking, "hmmmm....interesting, but......yeah." I'm so excited, though. Jen and I are going to meet halfway at Borders next Sunday and do some scrapping on our laptops! I can't wait to have some Sal and Jen time!

Also, Happy Mother's Day to all my mama friends. We're heading to Bonfante Gardens tomorrow with the Grandparents Price. I've never been, so I'm really looking forward to it. We took Adrian's mom and grandma out to dinner this evening and had a really nice time. I really wanted to get a picture of them with the girls, but we plum forgot.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Bad Friend! Bad!

Our friend Carol had a birthday waaaaay back in March, and we were all set to go to her birthday dinner on the night that Rachel ended up having her finger mishap. It was supposed to be a farewell dinner before she and Steve moved to San Diego, so we were sorry to miss it. They were, of course, very understanding. I promised to ship Carol's gift, but life got in the way. I just managed to ship it LAST WEEK! Scandalous! Hopefully it got there alright and Carol will someday forgive me. She starts med school soon! Woohoo! This picture of her cracks me up. It's from her bachelorette dinner at Foreign Cinema in SF. Silly girl.

Check out The Fergs

My friend Kelli and her sweet family moved to Tennessee not too long ago. Check out their blog! You know that phrase: "He/She is good people?" Well, the Fergs are those good people. Such a nice family. Kelli is crafty, creative, and oh-so-talented. She's the girl that you want to just swoop in, organize your life, and decorate your house! Brian seems to be having a blast blogging the kids' adventures, and it makes for some fun reading! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A Day at the Zoo

We met good friends Jen and Dan at Micke Grove Zoo today. It's our first official zoo visit, so it was very exciting. We've been meaning to do a 'meet halfway' trip for ages, so the time was ripe. Becca is an old pro at the zoo thing, so she taught us a thing or two. If you name the animal--she can make the sound. We were so impressed! The girls were enchanted with her....they love mingling with their 'people.' After our little zoo tour, we had lunch in the park. It was bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. Jen made us gorgeous first year month-by-month albums to fill in. She spoils us rotten!! We both got lots of pictures, but I haven't had time to sift through all of them. Here are a couple of favorites.

You can check out more great pictures at Jen's blog. I love the one of Becca and Adrian. What a face my husband is making!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

We might just have a walker....

...Charlotte surprised us tonight and started taking steps after we set her down. We've been wondering when she'd take the plunge. She's our risk-taker when it comes to the physical stuff. Rachel's the Talker and Char's the Walker! Murphy's Law--my camcorder was dead, so I took an itty movie on my camera. Dork that I am, I shot it sideways. Plus, it's a little dark. ...AND, you can't totally tell that she's walking. But she SO is!!! Check her out!

If that doesn't work--try this.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

still playing....

...with the digital stuff. I'm one of those people who just has to play with things and explore, vs. actually reading my Photoshop book! I could probably be doing things that are so much cooler by now! This picture just cracks me up. I tried my best to edit out Rachel's snotty nose and the bruise on Charlotte's melon! Dontcha love the Jack o'Lantern teeth we've got goin' on?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Is it swimsuit season already??

We got these cute swimsuits at Target, and of course we look smashing in them! The girls have a pool at Grammy's and a pool here, and they love the water. I have a feeling we'll be kickin' it poolside quite a bit this year.