Thursday, December 10, 2009
Am I allowed to even say 'crap'? Well, if my mom had any say...then no. But WAIT, this is MY blog...so...
There it is...
Ok, why am I saying 'crap'? Its been too long since last time I blogged. Its not like I have the computer every day, I guess I have been checking out so many other blogs that I kind of forgot. I think this is the longest that I have gone.
First want to give some shout OUTs...
I have won two contests in the last month...I won a adorable Coach Coin Purse from April over at Dot...Dot...Dot. Thank you April! Everyone check out her super cute blog...which has just been redesigned!
Then I won some wonderful "Lip Love" from Lacey over at Neohippiemama. Thank you so much Lacey! It smells like yummy, warm chai tea and has been amazing for me with my current cold situation! Lacey (who I grew up with in Stanwood) has a etsy site where she makes all natural products with therapeutic grade oils. Please hop on over to her blog and check out her findings on perfume...so interesting!
Thank you so much ladies! I loved receiving my little 'presents' in the mail!
Here is a little something else that I have been thinking...Should I change the look of my blog? I don't know...what do you guys think? Is it time for a 'face lift'? Not for me please, for the blog. Please give input!
If you don't live in the Northwest, you don't know the pain of the bitter cold we have been experincing. I think I have heard numbers like..um, 17 at like 6am. Yes and thats with out snow. I am sorry, if its cold I rather have snow on the ground, or at least a snow day. Some of you know, I work at a preschool. And part of my job I run 'valet' which is, I will come out and get your preschooler out of the car so you don't have to leave your nice warm car. So that 'pain' of the cold...its really true. Its 'supposed' to be warmer this weekend...with the chance of snow...NOW we are talking!
Our thanksgiving was filled with yummy food and laughter. My parents, bro and us all had thanksgiving over at our house this year. We love hosting and Adam loves making the turkey. Our night ended with a heated debate on music, which I now think Adam understands where I get my craziness for music from.
We have been very busy, family, life and church. I will in another post open up the debate about what our Church did a couple of weeks ago. You might have seen them on the news...we are the church that tattooed someone on stage. (if we had the funds, I would have been up there getting my tattoo...of my three little birds).
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Monday, November 2, 2009
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I want to give a big shout out to my little (BIG) bro! Congrats Tyler for his new job at our Church, Gold Creek Community Church. I am more than proud of him and so blessed to have him working at our church and getting to spend time with him. He works in the graphic arts department (i guess you can call it that) of our church. He has talent in so many areas and I can't wait to see what God has in store for him!!
Love ya little bro!
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Our friend's (Nette and Gavin) son, Hudson, came over for a weekend sleep over in September. Kena loved EVERY minute. They were so adorable with each other. She can't wait for another sleep over!
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Sorry we haven't been in the blogging world lately...we just have been so busy! With what you might ask? We are potty training at this house...which takes all hands on deck. Kena was ready so we decided to take the 'leap' and really start working on potty training. Kena will be starting preschool in a year and the kiddos HAVE to be able to use the potty. This give us the allowed time...pacing ourselves for your normal 'set backs'.
Of course, we run into the issue of....Kena being very stubborn. Her quote "I do it myself" is constantly being used. She pulls up the stool (yes, she is short like her mother...but I don't need to use a stool), puts her own potty on and takes off the pants. Most of the time we just let her do it.
Now, we will reveal what 'method' we are using for Kena, once she is potty trained.
I want to give a thanks to Auntie Melissa for capturing Kena...in all her glory.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Truly, its never too earlier to start Christmas shopping. Adam and I talked last night about Christmas shopping and we are working hard this year to keep within budget...but also supporting handmade items!
In comes ThePiShop on etsy.com. All handmade knitted beautiful hats and coffee cozies (for those who love getting coffee!). The funny thing is the other day I was at Starbucks saying "Adam, I really wish I had a coffee cozy right now. My hands are burning from this coffee cup.". Then my wonderful friend Maegan posted her new etsy site, which happens to sells COFFEE COZIES!!! I talked to Maegan (who I have known for a few years, we were pregnant at the same time) and she says that she can even work with you to do custom orders (like...say...um...a orange and brown coffee cozy). I LOVE warm knit hats in all the trendy colors (pink and brown a personal fav on kena) which ThePiShop sells.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
This is a BIG week at the Cross household...and its only Thursday.
This week we unexpectedly gave up the binky. I mean Kena gave up the binky. Why unexpectedly you ask...because I lost the only freak'n binky we had. We lost it some time in the morning (flushed down the toilet? in the garbage? buried in play clothes?) and well...I decided thats it, NO binky. I started to talk to her early that day about what will happen at nap time and bed time. We didn't promise her anything (ok, chocolate milk after she woke up the night after) and Adam and I agreed that we were going to brace ourselves for the longest night we will have. Nap went, well crappy. Kena is a marathon sleeper, so an hour nap is not normal. Awesome, cranky Kena for the rest of the day...and no binky.
So came the night. Yes it wasn't fun, but it was needed. And we are day three of no binky. If she makes it one more night sleeping...she gets a matchbox car (she is reallllly easy to please).
Kena got to wear big girl undies yesterday...and stayed dry! Adam thinks she could be out in public in undies...and I said "Go ahead and take her! I am not going!". We have some things to do this morning, but she will be back in undies once we get home.
Kena is talking...so much. Yes she has been talking for awhile, but this is full on conversations. And my gosh...her imagination is huge! Yesterday, after my bike ride, Adam and I just sat and watched Kena play. Putting Elmo, Mickey, Minnie and Baby to bed. Then giving them a bath in her sink of her 'kitchen'. She cracks herself up as she plays. I have no idea what she is saying (because I am in the other room), but all I hear is giggles from the other room.
...I frankly think this is the best age ever....
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I have wanted one of these shirts...for like...EVER.
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Monday, September 7, 2009
I found this website/blog via Angie over at Bring the Rain. (in)courage is a blog devoted to women telling their encouraging stories of the Lord. Once you arrive, you instantly want to sit down have a cup of coffee and read some of the amazing stories. A lot of my websites/blogs that I follow have to deal with being a mom, however (in)courage is for everyone. You can sign up for daily emails/updates, where you will receive a little encouragement during the day.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
...you are a parent.
Jack Johnson and Friends. Sing-a-longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George. Who doesn't love the easy sounds of Jack Johnson. It makes me think of the Hawaiian Breeze and the smell of the islands. This CD, which is one of Kena's favorite is easy for the parents to listen to. It even has a fun rendation of "We are going to be Friends", the lead song in Napoleon Dynamite. Kena knows his music and will scream "JACK" when she hears it. And will act like a monkey during "upside down" the lead song in Curious George film.
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