Tuesday, December 27, 2011

sicky sickersons

Ever since McKenna started Kindergarten and the colder weather hit, we have been involved in a non-stop sick-a-thon. As soon as the 3 of us get better...Kenna brings something new home that one of her friends is kind enough to give her (or maybe she's just rude enough to take, either way). I then get it and then poor little Sulli boy gets it. I know it just comes with the territory of having a child that goes to school, but it SUCKS! I really don't care so much about me getting sick, it's my kids that I feel bad for. Especially Sulli. Its soo sad! Anyways...

We had a WONDERFUL Christmas! I LOVE being able to spend so much time with family!

I love making gifts. I made some stuffed owls for Kenna's friends and some hand scrub for my friends.
On the 22nd we had our Simons family party!
On the 23rd we had dinner at my Uncle Cory's house.

On Christmas Eve, Kenna spread out reindeer food (oats and sparkles) so the "big guy" could find our house, Sulli was a good boy and I had to go to Walmart twice. Grandpa Pete and my Uncle Cory came over for dinner and Kenna got to open 1 gift (jammies). We tracked Santa online so we knew when Kenna had to be to bed.
Here's how our Christmas day went-

6:30- Sulli woke up, I fed and changed him and we waited for Kenna to wake up.
7:00- KENNA woke up!
7:01- we went upstairs to wake up Grandma and Grandpa
7:05- we open presents
8:10- my camera pooped out and my mom let me borrow hers
8:15- we eat and get ready for church
10:00- Church
2:00- the kids daddy comes
2:05- more presents
5:00- opened presents and had dinner at Grandpa Pete's house
9:00- more gift admiration and assembly of some things
10:00- bed time
 Kenna got EVERYTHING that was on her "nist". Sulli got an exersaucer from daddy. I'm still cleaning up the mess. =)

Friday, December 16, 2011

all things christmas

Here are some pics of Christmasy things:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

blast from the past

So this is something I don't really talk about on my blog. My kids dad, Poko (Sione).
I was looking at some old pics on my computer and I came across this one...
6 years ago this boy and girl were the most important people to me

This was taken 6 years ago yesterday ( I remember because it was on my brother's birthday). I CANNOT believe how much my life has changed in the last 6 years because of this man. Six days after this picture was taken we found out I was pregnant with McKenna. It's been a whirlwind since then.
As much as I cannot stand him and as crazy as he makes me. I am so grateful for him. I'm very hard on him. We've put each other through a lot over the last 6 years. Good and bad. Probably I should be clear in saying that we are NOT together. I just  wanted everyone to know what a hard worker he is and  how grateful I am for him.
Because of him, I am a mommy. Something that I always wanted to be. So Thank you Poko (like you even read this lol).
Now, it's this boy and girl that are the most important. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011


So, I think it's pretty understandable why I have been slacking in my blogging. I always think about things I want to blog about with witty sayings and what not, but every time I sit down to blog my mind goes BLANK!  Since this is the case, I guess I'll just do the boring ole update/ramble that I've been doing of late.

Has lost her two bottom teeth. Still loves school and playing with her friends. Is scared shit less of the threat of a call to Santa when she's being naughty (which isn't really all that often). Is the BEST big sister. Has been sick since last Saturday night. Wants Twinkle Toes for Christmas. States that she is NOT ready to tell Santa what she wants, i.e. like at the mall. Loves all things art. Likes Justin "beaver". Is getting to the stage where I do NOT like taking her to the store because she asks if she can have EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. Wants to go back to Disneyland so bad (so do I). Likes jumping in raked up leafs and is looking forward to sledding.

Recently got a Bumbo and can sit like a champ in it. Is such a happy boy. Loves standing up (with assistance obviously). Had his 2 month check up. He weighs 10 lbs 3 oz and is 23 inches long. Is fitting better in his 0-3 month clothes. Is sometimes a pretty spitty baby. Can sleep pretty much anywhere but his crib, every time I put him in it he wakes up within 15 minutes and cries until I put him in bed with me. He then falls right to sleep. Little stinker. Is so handsome and smiley. LOVES his big sister.

Is almost done with Christmas shopping. Definitely toning it down this year. Had a dentist appointment and only had one cavity! Got it filled. Went to the eye doctor. Has to get glasses =(. Wants to paint her room. Wishes she had more gumption to get the things done she wants to. Got to go to lunch with her Aunt Julie from Oregon. Is so looking forward to NOT going to school Spring semester! Loves her job watching Bev. Loves that McKenna loves school. Loves the Mommy/Sulli time she gets while Kenna is at school. Won her first ever giveaway/contest for a credit for some super cute jewelry. Got her mom something with said credit for Christmas. Will get her mom something else so she doesn't feel like she's cheating her mom. Thinks it's weird to talk in the third person. Loves her kids!