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Happy Holidays

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I meant to post before Christmas and then I meant to post after Christmas. I was lazy/busy to do it until now. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had a busy Christmas! I worked Christmas Eve and then we went to Dan's grandparents house that night. The kids got presents, which they wanted opened right away. Then Christmas morning we opened our presents. I got Kirby for my DS!! I also got Twilight, New Moon and Tales of Beddle the Bard. I got Dan Star Wars the Force Unleashed game for Wii. He really likes it. In that game you are an apprentice to Darth Vader and man is that evil! X got 3 hot wheels tracks, a lightning McQueen scooter, a lightning McQueen bouncy ball and a couple of leapster games. O got about 6 My Little Ponies. That's from 3 different people! Oddly enough she didn't get any duplicates. We got her a Clipo table and a doll. She also got another doll with a stroller, pack n play and high chair. Needless to say our children do not need more toys. The wee…

My own hairdresser

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Yesterday morning I heard the kids in O's bedroom so I decided to record it and this is what I found.

Here is some pictures of what her hair looked like.

Kids and their blankets

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Here are the kids both sitting under blankets watching TV. O has to do everything X does. X had just woken up from his nap and was still tired so he was on the recliner with his Elmo blanket. Then O wakes up and asks for her "lilow" & "bleeblee" (pillow & blanket) so that she too can be like X. I just thought it was so cute how they were sitting.

Math Problem

I do love math and thought this was so cool. Grab a calculator and work it out for yourself.

1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area code…)
2. Multiply by 80
3. Add 1
4. Multiply by 250
5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number
6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
7. Subtract 250
8. Divide number by 2

Do you recognized the number?

Heroes - Dual

Last night was the fall finale and the finale for the Villains Chapter. On February 2nd we start the new chapter "Fugitives". I thought last night's episode was good and wrapped up a few loose ends. We basically have 3 stories last night, Primatech, Pinehearst and getting Hiro back.

Primatech - Sylar has trapped Angela, Claire, Meredith & Noah and he's going to show them that they are all monsters like him. He's killed everyone else in that facility except the L5, which I think was just the puppeteer guy. He ends up trying to get Claire to shoot Angela by telling her that he'll let her, Mer & Noah go if she does that. She refuses to shoot her. They decided to go looking for him. Meredith gets a shot of adrenaline and it's making her fire power go out of control. Sylar kills the puppeteer without much effort. He locks Meredith and Noah in a cell and gives him a gun with 1 bullet. He expects him to shoot her to save himself. Meanwhile Cla…

Tea Time

On friday night I decided to have some tea after O went to bed. I haven't had tea in a while. So I got it all ready and I'm sitting on the couch sipping my tea and X wants to cuddle with me. Then he wants to try my tea. So I let him thinking he'll hate it but nope he loved it. His words "Tea is my favorite". He kept taking sips from me and got sad that I drank the last of it. So I promised him that next time I have tea he will get his own cup. Last night I made more tea and true to my word he got his own cup. It's so cute to see him drinking his little cup of tea.

Heroes - Our Father

Next week is the fall finale and then we'll start the new chapter "Fugitives" on February 2nd, 2009. I thought last night's episode was really good and it seems like a lot of things were set up for next week's episode.
Hiro - He's 16 years in the past. He follows his parents and sees that his mom is sick. He finds out about the catalyst and how his mother gave the catalyst to baby Claire. He brings her waffles and tells her that he's Hiro from the future. She heals him and he gets all his memories back. She then gives him the catalyst and dies. He goes out to find Claire on the rooftop and tells her he has the catalyst and they can go back when Arthur is there. He takes Hiro's power and the catalyst and throws him off the roof. But he's not dead just hanging on to a pole. I bet his dad will help him somehow.
Claire - She's 16 year in the past too. She follows her dad. She sees Sandra with baby Claire and offers to help her. She then takes care o…

This Morning

Pretty uneventful start. I got the kids up and ready and we left the house and dropped them off. Then on my way to work hopping on the freeway I saw a hawk swoop down and grab a little critter (I assume it was a mouse) and fly away with it in it's claw. That was so cool, I wish I had my camera to capture it. But then onto the freeway to enjoy the rest of my uneventful trip to work. Speaking of work, I better do some.

Heroes - The Eclipse Part II

The world's longest eclipse. I think the longest eclipse only last about 8 minutes and this one seemed to last for hours. Anyways here's what happened last night.
Sylar & Elle - While Noah has a gun aimed at them he gives them time to get naked and have sex. Kind of strange, but whatever! So as they're laying there naked, Elle sees that Sylar is going to get shot and they run off in their underwear. Somehow Sylar was able to get some pants on fairly quickly. Noah comes in and is ready to kick some butt. He shoots Elle in the leg. They run off and he chases them. He gets a call that Claire is dying and he must decide to go to his dying daughter or try to kill Sylar and Elle. He decides to hunt down Elle & Sylar. He ends up getting Sylar at some kind of warehouse. Noah and Sylar fight and Noah kicks his butt. He pulls out a knife and slashes his throat and leaves.
Hiro & Ando - Still at the comic book store and Hiro trying to get his memory back. We f…

Heroes - The Eclipse Part 1

Overall a much better episode than last week. Although we are left with many more questions and many were not answered.
Hiro is still stuck as his 10 year old self. They are reading 9th wonders comics and they end up at Matt's house for help. Daphne is scared that Arthur will take away her abilities and she ends up leaving to go back home to Kansas. Hiro, Ando and Matt follow them there and Daphne won't let them in her house. Hiro & Ando go to a comic book store to get more comics to help Hiro get his memory back. Matt goes inside the house and Daphne has leg braces and can hardly walk.
Oh yeah, the world's longest eclipse is ocurring and it is affecting their powers.
Arthur is drawing the future, it shows Nathan & Peter falling, Claire hurt and Noah carrying her, Sylar kissing Elle and Hiro, Ando & Matt in a corn field. He tells Sylar to go find Claire and bring her back and Elle volunteers to go with him. She keeps trying to cause trouble. Meanwhile No…

Twilight

I saw it Friday night. The theater was pretty full and I got there about 30 minutes early. I saw a Harry Potter preview and can't wait until that comes out in July. Also they announced on Saturday that they will be making New Moon (the sequel to Twilight).
I liked the movie, and do plan to buy it when it comes out on DVD. I went in knowing that changes would be made, which they were. I liked Edward, except for the chest hair and he maybe should have worked out a little more. I really liked Jasper and could feel the pain he was in being in the presence of all the humans. I also liked Edward and how you could really tell that he was overwhelmed by Bella's scent when he first meets her and also how he was troubled that he couldn't read her mind. I thought overall they did a good job at each character and I'm looking forward to the other movies that will be coming out.

Twilight Tonight

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I'm going to go see it tonight. I'm super excited! If you want to see the preview go to the movie website: http://www.twilightthemovie.com/

Heroes - 11/17

Sorry for the lateness of this post. I meant to write about it immediately on Tuesday. Well Monday night after having a horrible non-stop pain on my upper left tooth (I suspected wisdom tooth) I went to the Dentist. Sure enough it was my wisdom tooth. They again lectured me about how I need to get them all pulled and then she informs me they can pull the one that's giving me trouble that night. So I got my wisdom tooth pulled and I have to schedule a visit to a specialty dental clinic to get the rest pulled. I have to be put under for the rest. I'm so looking forward to it (insert sarcasm). Anyhow because of that I wasn't really feeling up to posting so anyhow back to Heroes.
Peter is without powers and so Claire feels like she has to protect him. Knox and Flint come after them and Peter runs while Claire stays to deal with them. She's not scared so Knox doesn't get strong and Flint can't really hurt her. She jumps out the window and her and Peter esc…

Heroes - 11/10

Not the best episode this season but it did answer some questions. I mean they did show a lot of stuff that we had already seen Season 1.
So Meredith's brother is Flint, who is a Level 5 escapee now and working for Pinehearst. He's not a very smart person as Meredith clearly explains. She hates the company because it's their fault that she set the fire and though Claire was dead. Also she was once an agent working for The Company but then was let go. Notice how Claire saved the fireman from the fire that Meredith set while she was still there.
Arthur Petrelli was trying to kill Nathan to go through with "the plan" with Linderman. So the truck that ran down Nathan & Heidi was not sent by Linderman. The rest we already know. Angela finds out that Arthur is trying to kill her "baby" aka Nathan and decides she will kill him instead. So she gets the Haitan to come and poisons Arthurs soup. He then has a heart attack and as they're trying to …

Look what I made

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I'm not very good at sewing, but I am trying. I've made pants for the kids and Olivia a couple of pillowcase dresses. I decided to make them some pjs. I bought Xavier some race car flannel fabric, they have remnants on clearence at Wal-mart. Olivia's material is flannel with little hearts that I got from Dan's grandma. So here are some pictures of their pjs.


The 44th President

Well it's finally over, no more political ads on TV. Our new president is Barack Obama, the first African-American president. Here is a quote from his speech last night:

“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama declared. “Young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled, Americans have sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of red states and blue states,” he said. “We have been and always will be the United States of America. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,” he said to a long roar

Election Day

Get out there and vote! The polls are open until 8pm tonight. Don't know where to vote? Click here: http://www.canivote.org/
I went this morning and voted. I waited in line for an hour.

Halloween

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The kids had a great time trick or treating. Xavier wanted to keep going all night, but his little pumpkin basket was full. Here are some pictures of them.

Xavier and Olivia on our front step. The biggest pumpkin is Dan's, the one below it is mine (a cat) and the bottom one is Xavier's.

Xavier and Olivia getting ready to go trick or treating.

Xavier dressed up as a jedi knight.

Olivia dressed up as a Fairy Ballerina. Want some candy?

Heroes - Eris Quod Sum

Last night's episode was good. No Heroes for two weeks! How sad!
Monhinder left his apartment with Maya and brought her to Pinehearst to be "cured". That involved Arthur Petrelli taking her power away. Apparently she is leaving the U.S. and making amends for all the people she's killed. So good bye Maya! I'm glad she's gone because I really didn't like her.
Peter was stuck, without powers, at Pinehearst. His dad was trying to get him to work with him but Peter said Arthur is evil. Arthur Petrelli is evil and creepy. Then Arthur decides to let Mohinder use Peter as a guinea pig for testing the formula. Just as he's about to inject him, Sylar shows up to rescue him. There's a fight and Arthur comes in and talks to Sylar. He tells him the "truth", which we don't really get to hear. All we find out is that Angela tried to kill Sylar because she had a dream about what a monster he would be and that's why they gave him up fo…

The Host

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I read this book a while back but wanted to write about it. It was a really good book. I actually ended up liking this book better than the Twilight books. The book is The Host by Stephenie Meyer and it's an adult book. It's about an alien race, called souls that take over people's bodies. It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is from the alien's point of view though. If you haven't read the book don't read what I'm about to write.
Melanie is captured by souls who then inplant one into her. The souls take over the bodies and the previous inhabitant pretty much ceases to exist. In Melanie's case she didn't want to stop existing and the soul they implant, Wanderer has to share the body. Melanie tries to fight Wanderer by showing her how much she loves Jared and her little brother Jamie. This then leads to Wanderer to also love Jared and Jamie. They set out together to find them and they do in Arizona. They are held prisoner there and event…

Harry Potter

So I read Deathly Hallows when it first came out. I wanted to re-read it again but though if I'm going to re-read the 7th book I might as well start with book 1. So I started reading all the books. I'm on the fifth one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm actually almost done with it and then I'll move on to Half-Blood Prince. They're actually better reading them in a row like that. Although I did take a break between some books to read The Host, which I'm going to write about soon. That was a good book. But for now I'm re-reading Harry Potter. There's a new book coming out in December, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is based on stories that helped them in Deathly Hallows. I will probably buy it since it sounds interesting. I haven't pre-ordered it yet or anything.
Next week is Halloween, I can't believe it. It sure snuck up on me. I still have to make a belt to go with Xavier's costume. I think I might do it to…

Google Docs, who knew?

Apparently Dan did. He actually told me about it a while ago and I didn't listen. Well yesterday I decided to check it out. Since I didn't know how to get there I just went to google.com and on the top there's a tab that says "more" under it it says "documents" So I went there and tried it out. I put my list on there. Yeah I have an ongoing Christmas/Birthday wish list all year that I have saved in Microsoft Word. It's a way for me to know what I want. Like if I see something in a magazine and think "Hmm, that looks pretty cool" I can simply add it to my list. I also have a list for Xavier & Olivia and Dan has his own too. It's easy come Christmas/Birthday time when people want to know what to get you. Anyhow now my list in on google docs and I've shared it with Dan so he can view an updated one. I'l be putting the rest of the lists up soon. As well as my book list. I keep a list of books I want to read as we…

The Apple Orchard again

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We went to MN Harvest yesterday. It was a perfect day to go because it wasn't too hot or too cold. The kids had a great time there. We walked around and petted some horses and ponies. We took a tractor ride, bought some apples and a couple of pumpkins. I took some great pictures too.
Xavier & Olivia by some pumpkins:

Olivia picking out a pumpkin:

Xavier & Olivia posing by some pumpkins:

The kids looking over the fence at some horses and tractors:

The family on a tractor ride:

Brisingr

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I actually finished the book last week but have not had a chance to write about it. I was in the process of re-reading all the Harry Potter books. I took a break from those when this book came out. I wasn't actually planning to buy the book. We went to Target the day it came out and I had seen it in the add for $15. I decided if they had it I would buy it. Well I had to ask the Electronics department person and they had 2 left behind the counter. So I bought it. It did take me a while to read, I think it's about 730 pages long. It was a good book, but Eldest if probably my favorite of the three. That being said though I am looking forward to the fourth and final book. So here is what I thought of the book. Oh and just in case you haven't read it, I am warning that there are spoilers ahead. The book starts out with Eragon and Roran trying to save Katrina. I thought this was over a little too soon and that they defeated the Ra'zac a little too easily. I did …

Olivia

We think Olivia has Roseola. She started off with a fever (~103F) on Wednesday night. I stayed home with the kids on Thursday and Friday. I took her to the doctor on Saturday. What did the doctor say? It's probably just a virus. Give her plenty of fluids and let her rest. So the doctor visit was a waste. She did have slightly swollen glands. Her fever went away Saturday night. So then I thought she was better. Then on Sunday afternoon she gets a rash all over. Then Monday it was still there. I call the nurse line and they say it's Roseola and that she's no longer contagious. The rash should go away in a few days. What is Roseola you ask:

Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness in young children, most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.

Sounds exactly like what she …

The Apple Orchard

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We went to the apple orchard last Saturday (09/20). We of cours forgot our camera. The kids had a lot of fun there. They had goats, chickens, geese and ponies to pet. Xavier fed the ponies some hay and he thought it was so funny when they ate it off his hand. They had a little play area too. We went on a tractor/hay ride around the orchard. Then we did the Apple Cannon. It's a thing that shoots apples out using compressed air. Xavier rode the Cow Train ride and loved it. We bought some apples, which I'm planning to use to make an apple pie this weekend. I wish I would have brought my camera though.
Goat:
Apple Cannon:
Cow Train Ride: I took all of the images off of Apple Jack's Orchard website. www.applejacksorchards.com

Heroes last night

I watched the 2 hour season premiere of Heroes last night. The two hours went by way too quick because it was so fast paced and so much stuff happened.

Sylar went and found Claire and we found out he doesn't eat the brain to gain power. He just pokes it around with his fingers and takes the power. So he took Claire's power and left her alive. He told her that she was special. So now Claire can't feel when she gets hurt. Sylar then goes to Level 5 to try to steal better powers. He runs into Elle and tries to steel her power but she zaps him and knocks him out and takes out the power in the whole facility and lets all the Level 5 villains out.
Hiro and Ando are in Japan. Hiro is now in charge of his dad's company. His dad leaves him a DVD recording and tells him that he must protect what is in the safe and not to open it. So of course Hiro opens it and there's another DVD. His dad says "I told you not to open it" He then again warns him to keep i…

About Me

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do.

Have you ever…
gone on a blind date? No
skipped school? Yes, Freshman & Sophomore year in High School
been to Canada? I went to Toronto about 5 years ago
been to Mexico? Yes, I’ve been to Tijuana and went during college for school and we went to Mexico City, Guanajuato & Iripuato
been to Florida? No
been on a plane? Yes, several times
been lost? Whenever I go to a new place
been on the opposite side of the country? California
swam in the ocean? Yes, in Guatemala and in California
had your booze taken away by the cops? No
lettered in high school sport? I didn’t even play a sport
cried yourself to sleep? Yes
played cops and robbers? No
played dolls? Yes
sung karaoke? Yes
paid for a meal with coins only? When I was younger, but probably quarters and ones
done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Probably
cheated on an exam? No
made prank phone calls? Yes
laughed until some sort of beverage came out of your nose? No
danced in the rain? …

The Renaissance Festival

We went to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday with the kids. I had a buy one get one free coupon code that I had used in July to buy tickets online and I printed my tickets out on Friday. Xavier is free until he turns 6 and Olivia is free too. We got there around 10AM, which I think is when they open. It was chilly so we all wore our jackets. We walked around for a bit and looked at some shops.
Then around 11:30 we got soup bread bowls. Dan and I each got one (cream of chicken wild rice). I shared mine with Xavier and Dan shared his with Olivia. We watched a juggling act. We see this guy named Tuey every year. He's been there 28 years. We were sitting in the front row and when he asked for kids volunteers Xavier raised his hand. He said "okay" and when Xavier got up to get the ball from him he said "You looked a lot bigger sitting down". I don't think Tuey realized that Xavier was only 4. So he got up on a ladder and Xavier had to throw the …

TV - Yay!!

It's September and that means new TV shows and returning TV shows. Here's my list of shows I'll probably be watching.

New Shows:
90210 - CW premieres Monday 09/02 7PM
I already watched it and it wasn't too bad. I was a big fan of the original and it was nice to see Kelly and Brenda from the original series.
Fringe- FOX premieres Tuesday 09/09 8PM
From the creators of Lost. About a plane crash where they all survive but mysteriously die later on. Sort of like X-Files (which I loved) and Lost (which I also love). It also has Joshua Jackson and I really liked him in Dawson's Creek.
My Own Worst Enemy - NBC premieres Monday 10/13 9PM
About a guy that is living a double life but doesn't know it, starting Christian Slater. Looks intereresting too.

Returning Shows:
House- FOX premieres Tuesday 09/16 7PM
Last season left off with the bus crash involving House and Amber. House survived but Amber died and it was kind of his fault. Wilson seems blames House and their friendship is …

How Rude!

We planted an apple tree in our side yard in 2005. It's pretty small and this year was the first year we finally got apples. About a month ago we had about 40 or so apples. Then one day we were down to about 20 apples. I figured that maybe it was squirrels or something like that took our apples. After all we have a 4ft chainlink fence. Then last Thursday some time between noon and 3:30PM someone stole the remaining apples. Yes, that's right someone hopped the fence in broad daylight and took 20 under ripe apples. They were small and very sour. We saw footprints on the grass leading from the street, over the fence and to our tree. We figure it was neighborhood kids that took them. Xavier is so sad now because we won't be able to eat any apples. So we're thinking next year we'll put up a motion sensor camera pointing at the tree and catch the person that stole them. I mean I could have called the cops but what are they going to do? They would probably j…

We got one!!!!

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I went to Wal-Mart yesterday on my lunch break. I was planning to buy a scrapbooking punch along with other things I needed. Well I totally forgot to look for the punch and went back to work. Once I was at work I remembered that I forgot to look for the punch. So I decided to stop after work and see if the had one. I left work 10 minutes early to look for one and got to the store and they didn't have them. So as I'm walking out the door there's this guy that gets stopped by the door greeter and in his cart he has Guitar Hero for wii and...Wii Fit :o So I'm totally surprised that he was able to get one. Dan and I have been looking only for weeks trying to get one and every time I go in the stores I look for one. Well I had forgotten to look when I went there at lunch and also didn't look when I went that afternoon. So I run back to electronics and I'm looking for them and don't see them. Then I notice someone with one in her hand and ask where she got it. Sh…

I almost lost my cat

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It happened last thursday. I came home and Dan was getting the grill ready and the kids were outside. So I went outside and Aries came out. Then it was time to eat so I brought the kids in and cleaned them up. We ate dinner together. Then we went for a bike ride together. We came home and watched a movie. After the movie I put the kids to bed. Finally at 9:30 at night I ask "Where's Aries?" So I figure she must be down stairs hiding. I look down stairs and no sign of her. I look in our room and each of the kids rooms. By then I figure we had forgotten about her outside!!! So we go out in the backyard with flashlights looking for her. I decide to walk the neighborhood looking for her. So I'm walking down the street with a flashlight yelling "ARIES!". I thought I'd seen her but it was just a rabbit. So I came back and was ready to hop in the car to drive the neighborhood. When suddenly I think, "Hey maybe she went in the garage when we went for that…

Twilight Series

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My new favorite books, The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. There are currently 3 books out, Twilight, New Moon & Eclipse with Breaking Dawn coming out on August 2nd.

Twilight is about a girl named Bella Swan that moves in with her dad and fall in love with a boy named Edward Cullen. It turns out Edward is a vampire.


New Moon continues the story of Bella. This time Edward leaves and we see how it affects her. She finds a new friend Jacob Black and finds out a secret about him.


Eclipse is about how Bella has to choose between Edward and Jacob.


Breaking Dawn concludes the series and we find out if Bella becomes a vampire.

My First Baseball Game

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I went to my very first baseball game on Sunday, June 29th and the first time I've ever been in the Metrodome. We got there around noon and had to pick up our tickets. Here are some pictures from the game.
Me & Dan:

Some mascots playing some baseball: The Twins practicing before the game:
Joe Mauer:


The Twins batting:

Kevin Slowey pitching: More Twins:

Neat website

I found this website listed on another blog and thought it was pretty cool. You can check out some books before you buy them. It only has children's books. It has a lot of books listed. It's pretty neat. It's called Lookybook and the link for it: http://www.lookybook.com/index.php I can't figure out how to post the link that you can just click on the name I type and it will send you to the link. I tried but I guess I'm not too compute saavy.

Pictures of the kids

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The kids had proffesional pictures done at the beginning of June. Here is the picture we got. Olivia is looking so grown up and so is Xavier. It's weird, her hair looks so light now that she is finally getting some hair.

Also here's another picture of the kids together.

Books

I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer a while ago. I think it was over a month ago. It was a really good book. Anyways I then reserved the second and third book in the series and I've been on a waiting list at the library forever! I just checked on the status and New Moon is in transit. Which means I'll have it in a day or two. I'm still waiting on Eclipse. I'm in line, 73 of 226. So that means there are 226 people that have reserved that book. They're making a movie out of Twilight and I think that's made the books popular. They're teen fiction books about vampires. I love reading vampire books. I also like vampire movies and stuff. I really liked that show Moonlight but Dan thought it was the stupidest show ever. I don't like the evil vampires but the vampires that have personality. It stinks though that Moonlight was cancelled. They kind of gave the show an ending. Mick (the vampire) ended up with Beth (the mortal). Why they cancel sho…

Xavier's blog

I made a new blog for Xavier. He takes so many goofy pictures that I thought it would be fun to post them for people to see. I made the blog by invitation only so I'll have to invite some people. Needless to say it is a work in progress. T-ball starts tomorrow so I'll have to bring my camera.

Books & Movies

I've just re-read Eragon. The new book Brisingr is coming out in September and I'm so excited for it. I read both books (Eragon & Eldest) when I was on maternity leave after Olivia was born. I saw the movie shortly after I read the book and the book is WAY better. Books are always way better than their movie. Don't get me wrong, I really like the movie but I think I have to view the movie as just a movie and not compare it to the book. The book talks so much about Eragon raising Saphira and gives you so much background on the Dragon Riders. Also you get more back story on Brom. You find out that Brom was friends with Morzan before he betrayed the riders and joined Galbatorix. Also it's so unbelievable that the book was written by a 16 year old. I don't think I could have written anything like that when I was 16. I was planning to re-read Eldest next but I reserved a copy of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I heard they are making that into a movie soon too. I…

TV, need I say more?

Like I've said before, I watch WAY too much TV. Thursdays are by far the busiest. I watch Survivor on CBS at 7PM. Oh can you believe both Ozzy and Jason got so blindsided? What idiots! Then I switch over to NBC and watch The Office. I was bummed last week when I saw Scrubs got moved to 7:30PM and I totally missed it. I'll have to record it this week and maybe catch up with last week's online. Then I switch over to ABC and watch Lost. So then I have to record ER and watch it later. And Grey's Anatomy I watch online some time in the weekend. As for the rest of the week I watch a show almost every night. Sundays I have to watch Desperate Housewives at 8PM. Mondays House is back at 8PM and then it's Medium at 9PM. Tuesdays are kind of slow and there's nothing I absolutely have to watch but I watch Beauty and the Geek at 7PM and Reaper at 8PM. Wednesdays absolutely nothing again, but if I'm home I'll watch America's Top Model at 7PM and Supernanny at 8PM…

I found a recipe

I was surfing through some message boards and came across a thread that talked about making your own coffee at home and making it taste like Starbucks/Caribou. Well I love to get coffee at those places but who can afford $5 a day on that kind of thing. So usually I buy some flavored creamer at the grocery store and use my cappucino maker to just make some strong coffee. Well I haven't drank any caffeine in about two years so I made decaf. I'm not drinking the coffee to wake me up but more as a treat. I bought some cinnamon vanilla creamer last time I went to the grocery store and got non fat which is actually pretty tasty just not as thick as the regular stuff. Anyhow I found a recipe on how to make your own vanilla syrup and Starbuck Mocha Frappuccino. I haven't tried either recipe but they do sound very tasty. Here are the recipes. If anyone tries them let me know how they turn out. I might try them this weekend when I have more time.

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

What Xavier did yesterday

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I let Xavier play in the backyard while I was feeding Olivia when I got home from work yesterday. I went to go check on him and find him playing with the burned wood in the fire pit. So I tell him to get out of there and he looks over at me and I see he has soot on his face. So I tell him to come in the house to get cleaned up. Then I notice it's on his hands, jacket and pants. I was trying to yell at him but it was funny and so I got some pictures. Here they are.

Is it winter or spring?

So at the end of last week it was nice and warm. We went for walks and played outside. Monday I had to pull out the winter coats from the closet again. It's been in the 30s every morning this week. Then I hear it's supposed to snow later! Why can't it warm up and stay warm? Here's what they're saying for the rest of the week:

Wednesday: cloudy high 51, low 32
Thursday: rain/storms high 45, low 36
Friday: rain/snow high 38, low 33
Saturday: snow high 40, low 30
Sunday: sunny high 46, low 28

Does that seem like spring or winter? Hopefully next week it will start to warm up.

Olivia's birthday

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This was on her actual birthday, wearing her pretty dress:

Eating her birthday cake:


She had a great first birthday. She got a lot of really cute outfits. She's going to be so well dressed this summer. A few toys too that she shares with her big brother. I can't believe my baby is already a year old. Time goes by way too fast and children grow up too fast.