Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Enjoy the Christmas Pictures!!!


The extent of my creativity is No Sew Fleece Blankets. But I did make three for Christmas this year. Plus I made two no-sew Fleece pillows. Although I did not get pictures of the pillows yet, I do have pictures of the blankets to share.


My niece Mona's blanket - it's dragonflies. I also made a pillow in the same fabric.

My other niece Aria's blanket. It's butterflies. In hindsight, I wish I had found a darker purple to use as the solid piece but it still looks good.

And this is my son Connor's blanket. I also made a coordinating pillow for him too.


has come and gone. It was a nice holiday. Everyone came over to our house. That was nice since it was raining off and on all day and the thought of getting five people ready and out the door - in the rain - not my idea of fun. Plus my mom was in town and celebrating with us. Surbjit got his infamous Honey Baked Ham from work (wow is that thing DELICIOUS!) so we had that with mashed potatoes, gravy, brown sugar carrots, green bean casserole and Garlic Biscuits (like the ones from Red Lobster). YUM! I've been having leftovers ever since and it's been DELICIOUS. All except the green bean casserole. Don't' ask what I did this year but it was DEVOURED. Even my niece Mona - who apparently doesn't like vegetables - ate it with gusto!

Connor really enjoyed unwrapping his presents. And it was nice. There was no rush. He opened some, played with them, then asked to open more presents. He even helped his sisters and even his cousins open theirs later. So all in all, a very good day. I'll share pictures later. I have to get them off the camera soon. We are going camping for New Years and I need them off by then!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


to each and everyone of you out there! May your holiday be filled with joy and laughter. Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One Year Check Up

So we went for the one year checkup today. Emily has surpassed her sister! Not by much though.

Emily 19 lbs 11 ozs
Taylor 19 lbs 9 ozs

Emily 29.5"
Taylor 29.25"

They are both in the 50%tile for height and about the 15%tile for weight. He said they could eat more. HA! They both eat like cows! But he said they are both fine and he doesn't see anything to be worried about. They both got 3 shots and then had blown drawn for lead levels and hemoglobin check. I think it's funny he brought up the lead level check. Last year when I had Connor's 2 year well baby check up, I pushed to have his lead levels checked. The doctor said I didn't have to but if I'd feel better we'd do it so we did. Now this year he brought it up with the girls and said due to all the stuff coming out of China that they are checking all kids now. I think that's good. I don't think the kids think that. Or the poor ladies who are drawing their blood. Let me tell you, the lady who drew the blood from the girls did awesome. One prick and they were in and took two vials of blood. Poor girls. But they were troopers and if you look at them now, you'd never know they went through all that. I'm glad they are troopers!

So two down, one to go. Connor's appt is tomorrow. I'm hoping to take him to see Santa tomorrow afterward. Maybe it'll lessen the sting of the shot he's going to get!

Potty and a Date

So yesterday I was very interested to hear how Connor did at daycare. Not ONE accident!! And then last night he pooped in the potty before we got ready for bed. YEAH!!! Now let's hope this lasts! He will be home for the rest of the week after today so we just have to keep remembering to tell him every 20 mins, potty.

Then, Surbjit and I got to go to dinner and a movie. My mom is here for Christmas so we put the kids the bed and then went to El Torito. Had some great mexican food and then went and watched Seven Pounds. Not quite what I was expecting but it was good. A tear jerker for sure! I can't remember the last movie we went to see. I know it was before the twins were born.

Well, I'm getting ready to get going to head out the door to pick up the girls for their doctors appts. Will try and update with stats tonight!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Potty Training

So in my ever infinite wisdom, I chose last weekend to start potty training Connor. Why do I do this the weekend before Christmas?? Because I have nothing else to do with my time?? Partly because: a) it needed to get done and b) my loving husband demanded it get done. Well not so much demanded but requested rather strongly that he needs to be potty trained. So i guess now the question is how did Connor do?? Saturday started bright and early. We went through SEVEN pairs of underwear and SEVEN pairs of pants/shorts. He pooped TWICE in his underwear and went pee pee 5 - 6 times in them. Sunday we started AGAIN. Not ONE accident all day. He did NOT poop in the potty but I put him in a pull up for nap Sunday (where I did not on Saturday as I didn't want to confuse him the first day) with his underwear over the pull up and that's when he pooped so at least he didn't ruin a pair of underwear. But he never pee'd in his underwear all day. I kept setting the timer on the kitchen stove for 20 mins and every time it went off, "Connor let's go pee pee!". We'll see how he does today at daycare. Yikes! I sent four pairs of underwear and pants with him. :sigh: At least come this week he is home Wednesday - Monday - so maybe we can finalize it and get him to pee pee in the potty all the time now. That would be the BEST Christmas gift I could have ever got!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Recipe Swap Friday

It's getting colder here in Southern CA and although I HATE the cold (especially since I commute by train and standing in the freezing cold gets old!) it's the perfect time of year to start making soups for dinner! Once the holidays are over and I can get back into a routine - I'm planning on using my crockpot more and here is a great recipe for Taco Soup in the crockpot.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Stew


1 onion, chopped
1 16-oz can black beans
1 16-oz can kidney beans
1 16-oz can corn (drained)
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
1 1.25-oz packet taco seasoning
1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts


Mix everything together in a slow cooker except chicken. Lay chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. 30 minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. This is good eaten with cheese, sour cream, or tortilla chips.

Number of Servings: 14

For more recipes check out the Grocery Cart Challenge's Friday Recipe Swap!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It is THAT time of year

And by that I mean, cold season. Poor Emily. Ok, Connor got it first but he's older and deals with it. Not that Emily isn't dealing with it. She is still running all over the place. Her eyes are watering, her nose is running, and even her mouth is running. She is DRENCHING bibs by the minute. No joke. I swear I put a bib on her and 10 mins later it's SOAKED. And it's not snot, it's drool. I thought I felt her fourth tooth coming in last week but I haven't stuck my finger in her mouth lately. So anyway, Emily is sick, Connor is getting over his. He just has the cough and occasional snotty nose. And my dear Taylor - nothing so far. I'm hoping it stays that way but unfortunately with Taylor and Emily's likeness of switching binkies, I don't see that happening. UGH.

Tonight is my work Christmas party. Can't wait. It'll be nice to get out of the house with just adults Surbjit and I. Bigi is coming over and watching the kids. We'll get the girls to bed and then leave. My mom is coming down on Sunday. I'm hoping she makes it okay. Weather around here has been horrible! All the major freeways (5, 14 & 15) were shut down yesterday due to snow. Yup - you heard me right. Snow. My mom has to take the 5 to get here so I'm sure she'll see snow on her way in. There isn't supposed to be another storm until Monday so hopefully she sneaks in just in time. Good thing she isnt' coming today like originally planned!

Still haven't taken the kids to see Santa. :sigh: Why does this time of year have to be so busy? And I've barely decorated the inside of our house. We have our small Christmas tree up and that's it! In the coming years I know it will be easier to get things done as the kids will be older but still. Oh well.

The kids have their well baby check ups next week. The girls are on the 12/23 and Connor is 12/24. Merry Christmas - LOL! When I called back in Oct, that was the first dates they had available for well baby checkups. :sigh: I'm looking forward though to seeing heights/weights and percentiles on them all. I know the girls are small but how small and how tall. Connor too.

Well, I will try and upload some pictures this weekend from my family visit last week. Too much to do and NOT enough time. ugh!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One down . . .

and just two to go. I finished the blanket for my neice Aria last night. Now I have to do Connor's and my other neice's blanket. I can't believe Christmas is next week -- NEXT WEEK!! Where did the time go? I guess I should take a picture of it. I should probably take pictures of the ones I made for the twins too. Theirs is Strawberry Shortcake and I gave them to them for their birthday. They are so nice and warm. Anyway, I still have baking to do. I think I'll do my baking tonight and then do Mona's blanket on Wednesday night. I may have to wait until the 23rd when I'm off to do Connor's. I can't start it until he's asleep and he's not really going to sleep at night until late (that booger!). Thursday night I can't do anything because we have my annual work Christmas Cruise which isn't a cruise this year. We determined it was going to be too cold this year (probably 40's - yeah ok we don't want to hear it! LOL!) to be out on the water driving around. So instead, we are heading over to the boss' pad and enjoying ourselves there. Works for me since Bigi is coming over to watch the kids and we will probably be late then. Now we don't have to worry about the boat leaving us behind. LOL!

Busy next 9 days. For me and for everyone else I'm sure. If you are completely done with EVERYTHING for Christmas please don't tell me. I would be insanely jealous and then maybe delegate some of the stuff I need to do to you. LOL!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Well, I never really left. Instead, family came for a visit. My Grandma and Ace came out for a visit from Buffalo. Southwest had a KILLER deal and they both came out for the rockin' price of $268. Not each - for BOTH! Killer! So it was great to see them. And since she is my Mom's mom, my mom and dad came down to visit too. =) Connor LOVED having Grandma, Grandpa, Great-Grandma and Ace around. We didn't do much. We mostly hung out and talked, but that was good too. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful week either. It was sunny and in the 70's all week long. This week - it's started out COLD and rainy. Pouring rain on my way into work today and a balmy 45. (Yeah I hear no sympathy from my East Coast friends but please! I'm not use to it!)

So we had a great time visiting. I'm sad to say we never got a four generation picture while Grandma was here. I guess that just means she has to fly here again. =) And my Mom is coming back down Sunday to spend the week with us and be here for Christmas. YEAH!!! Can't wait. I'll share pics from this past week once I get them downloaded - but I have a TON of stuff to do and only what 10 days to do it. YIKES!

I so can not believe that Christmas is just around the corner! I need to bake and I need to finish making a couple gifts and I still have to wrap everything. Thankfully my Christmas cards went out today so that's one thing to check off my list. What with four birthdays at the end of November and then Christmas and I have a feeling I'll need to be more prepared and organized come this time of year from now on. 'Cause I certainly don't feel organized or prepared this year!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Lookie Lookie!

Like my new blog?!?! I LOVE it. Ragan did an AWESOME job. THANK YOU!!!!

So I changed the title. A friend of mine in my multiples group came up with the saying "A Pear and a Spare" and had t-shirts printed up with two pears and then another t-shirt with one pear saying I'm the spare. I thought it was cute. But since Connor was the first, I have to let him have his honor of being talked about first. I mean you hear twingles - twins + 1. But my 1 was first and I like to honor him of that, hence a spare and a pair. =) And you know he is an AWESOME big brother.

Well, I will hopefully have pictures sent out tonight of our camping trip this past weekend. I got a great shot of some of us climbing the rocks (Connor was included! That boy is crazy not afraid!!). I'll make sure I share those here too.

Well, I hope you enjoy my new blog over the next month as much as I do!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Oh My God!!

I was just thinking ok I need to change my blog for Christmas now since Thanksgiving is over and I Know I won't be winning that contest I wrote about here. Well Guess what?!?! I WON!!! YAHOO!!! So you will be seeing an awesome cute adorable looking blog here pretty soon! YEAH!!!!!

A GREAT Thanksgiving

So we had a great thanksgiving. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful camping trip. My idea of a great camping trip is when the weather is just perfect that you don't need to run the heat or a/c during the day. And that is what we got! Well except for Saturday. It was pretty warm in the sun so I had to run the a/c while the girls were napping.

We left Wednesday night in the rain. Well, it wasn't really raining at our house yet but it started raining while we were driving. And did it rain. I mean it POURED. I was getting kinda worried it was going to be pouring where we were camping and since the way in is a DIRT road I was thinking we had a possibility of it being mud and us getting stuck. However, when we got closer to Yucca Valley, the rain stopped. We stopped for gas there and as we were leaving, it started raining again. We must have out drove it and then we stopped and it caught up to us. So we got to camp around 10pm. Not bad. We left the house at 7pm and hit a bunch of traffic on the 91 so 3 hours isn't bad. The girls had woken up in Yucca Valley when we stopped for gas so they were up and raring to go. So we set up camp and started getting everything inside ready for bed. We let the girls roam around (and had to keep telling them NO because the stairs just looked so tempting to them!). We let everyone play until about 11pm and then we all headed to bed (remember Bigi came with us too!)

The next morning the girls woke us up bright and early at 7am. Wouldn't you think they'd sleep in since they didn't get a full nights sleep??? Oh well. Thanksgiving morning was bright and sunny. No rain clouds left in the sky! YEAH!! We woke up, had breakfast and Surbjit got to set up outside finally. Connor went outside and got to play with Roxanne and Seth. Then everyone but me and the girls went on a ride out to the marine base (shh!) and gathered some "finds" - empty casings, empty ammunition boxes, etc. I stayed back since the girls were napping and waited for our last friends to arrive. They got there and when everyone else came back from the ride, we started cooking dinner. Let me tell you, that deep fried turkey - - - YUMMY!! Especially if you are a skin person. Oh, it was SOOOO good. So we all gathered our dinner and ate inside our friends trailer.

Friday started another beautiful day. Surbjit got to finally go on a ride in his quad and the girls played outside and Connor played with Braeden most of the day and Roxanne too. Saturday was more of the same. We left for home Sunday morning after breakfast. Did good time too, never hit any traffic and was home in less than 3 hours.

So all in all, a GREAT camping trip, beautiful weather and Emily is walking so much more now. She is still crawling but is now leaning towards walking more. =) And Taylor is still my lazy girl that won't stand unless she wants too! We had fun and can't wait to go camping again!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Going Camping

We are headed out tonight to go camping for Thanksgiving weekend. Call us crazy! What can I say. We are deep frying a turkey with our friends and our other friends are grilling a turkey. Should be some Yummy yummy food!! I've never had a deep fried turkey before. I just hope the weather cooperates. It's been rainy last night. It's clear now but they say off and on all day. At least they took the rain out of the forecast for the weekend. =)

Wish us luck with the girls. They are at that age where they want to roam EVERYWHERE but I can't let them crawl in the dirt and they don't know how to walk yet. Well Emily is almost there but someone has to be with her at all times. Thankfully Bigi is coming with us this weekend. It will be crowded in the motorhome but hopefully we aren't stuck in there all weekend.

I finally uploaded pics from the Birthday Parties. I shared them all through e-mail so if you want a copy and didn't get it, let me know. But I had to share this ADORABLE dress that a friend of mine made for the girls for their birthday. They were supposed to wear them ON their birthday but our stupid postal worker delivered it to our neighbor who was on vacation for A WEEK and didn't get back until Saturday NIGHT! UGh. Oh well. Here is Emily in the dress:

I tried to get a pic of both the girls but Taylor was not cooperating. I have a hard time getting them both to sit still for a picture. Any advice, ideas etc???

Another Giveaway

Why do I think there are going to be LOTS of giveaways this year?? Anyway, in an attempt to be a better blogger I would like to start personalizing the blog with pictures and such. Some people have such cute blogs, I'd like to too. =) Well, Blogger Boutique is giving away a free basic design! WOO HOO! And I just checked out her stuff, it's cute. Check her Out:

Custom Blog Design

Whomp 'Em Sticks

Ok, I've never heard of this. But check HERE and this blog is doing a giveaway of them. Being someone that camps I'm surprised I've never heard of this. I know Connor would LOVE it. I guess I'm out of the loop as far as "typical camping" goes since we don't do the tent thing (and I never will. Give me my direcTv and heat and a/c anyday!!).

Works For Me Wednesday

It's Wednesday again. =) And my latest installment for works for me is a cheap eye makeup remover I read about in SELF magazine once. Baby oil. Put baby oil on a cotton pad and rub (gently) over your eye. It removes mascara, eye liner, eye shadow and baby oil is CHEAP.
Check out more Works For Me Wednesday ideas at: Rock in My Dryer

Monday, November 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

So I'm trying to eat healthier and not go out to eat as much. What I've found is, if I don't have something planned, we head to the nearest McD's, Carl's Jr, Taco Bell to get dinner. Not great for the pocket book OR the waist line. So here is my menu for the week:

Monday - Nachos
Wednesday - Subway
Thursday - Turkey
Friday - Hamburgers
Sunday - Leftovers

No time!!!

Ok, I'm not going to lie. I have NO idea when I'll get the first birthday party pics uploaded and shared. We are in the midst of preparing the motorhome to go camping for Thanksgiving and that is taking up all my time. Last night I was up until 11pm doing laundry, packing and going through the TONS of clothes we got for the girls birthday. PLUS, my friend Melanie gave me two boxes full of boys clothes for Connor (THANK YOU!!!!). I seriously don't think I'll need pants for three years now. WOO HOO!!!

I will TRY and get the pictures uploaded. Really I will.

In other news, I think I can say that Emily is walking!! She will now stand up and take three or four steps and then go back down. Watch out!! Her other new thing she loves to do is crawl onto her toddler chair, climb up it on to the couch. Crawl all over the couch. Then get down. And yes she knows how to get down off the couch! YEAH!!

Yesterday was Connor's birthday. It was fairly low key as we already did his birthday party the same weekend as the girls (yes I need to upload those photos too!). But we gave him our birthday present to him. We got him the 5 in 1 sportscenter by fisher-price. So far I really like it. It's perfect for the toddler who has the attention span of nothing. He can switch from all five sports at any one time. So far he's best at soccer. Basketball he doesn't quite get that he isn't supposed to be as tall as the hoop since mom and dad are that tall. LOL!

Well, hopefully I'll get a minute or two tonight to download those pictures. I'd like to get them off the camera so I can have an empty memory card for our camping trip. Ah, so much to do, so little time!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun Times with the Layout

Ok, so I'm a dork. Now that I've found this cool website with backgrounds that I can make my blog look pretty I like to change it when I can to suit the time of year or what is going on in our lives (hence the birthday theme for the last couple weeks). They better not block my access to this blog at work or I won't be able to have the fun that I have. LOL! I guess in hindsight I probably should have kept the birthday thing up since Connor's birthday is Sunday but since he was born the day before Thanksgiving I always associate Thanksgiving with his birthday. So there!

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

I've been trying to be better about cooking most of the month and not eating out so much. Not only is eating out getting expensive, the service is usually bad and the quality of the food is eh. So anyway, about a month ago I found this recipe at Surbjit LOVED this and so did I. The marinade was acutally plenty for probably four breasts so next time I'll double the recipe and use it to marinade 8 breasts and then freeze the leftovers. ENJOY!!

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breasts

A spicy marinade gives this chicken its kick!

5 chipotle peppers, seeded and chopped by hand (I couldn't find these so I used the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I took out five and seeded and chopped. Just be careful because the sauce and seeds are HOT.)
1-3 cup cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 medium sized shallots
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes
2 chicken breasts

1. Put the peppers, cilantro, garlic, shallots and vinegar in a food processor or blender. With the machine running add the oil slowly and then the lime juice. This will be the marinade for your chicken.
2. Divide the marinade into two portions- one to marinate your chicken and another (in a separate container or bowl) to baste your chicken later while it cooks.
3. Marinate the chicken for approximately 1 to 3 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from marinade and grill slowly over medium fire. Discard marinade used by the chicken (for food safety) and baste the chicken with excess marinade that was set aside. Makes 2 servings.

For more great recipes (including a homemade windex recipe) go to the Grocery Cart Challenge Blog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Family Portrait

So remember we had our family portrait done November 1st?? Well I finally got the file today. Enjoy!!!

We have STEPS!!!

Emily took three steps yesterday!! We were in the living room. I was sitting on the chair with the ottoman in front of me and Surbjit was sitting on the couch. Emily was standing next to him in front of the couch. She was facing the ottoman. She looked at the ottoman, kinda crunched down like a football linebacker and took three steps to the ottoman!! WOO HOO!! I bet she's up and walking within the next month. Taylor will still be a little while I'm sure. But she's standing all the time now and I'm sure once she sees her sister running after brother, she'll feel left out and it'll push her to start walking!! =)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Taylor & Emily!!!!

Wow, One year ago today, Mommy and Daddy were in the hospital waiting for your arrival. And now look at you! Both of you have grown into little independent strong-willed ladies! And you're only ONE! LOL! I Love you both VERY MUCH and look forward to the next years as you grow and become your own little persons. I LOVE YOU TAYLOR AND EMILY!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

Wanna hear what works for everyone else...head on over to Rocks in My Dryer! I never have to go to the store to pick up a Birthday card, an anniversary card, a thank you card. An any card!! It's a small yearly fee but I print out so many cards that I've saved hundreds of dollars every year just printing out my own cards. This month alone, I have three kids birthday's, Surbjit's birthday, six friend's birthday's PLUS a baby shower. That's 11 cards this month alone. Even if I went to the dollar store and paid $1 that $11 dollars and I get to customize these cards and not use any gas to get to the store. So check it out!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Knott's Berry Farm Today

So I took the day off of work today and took Connor to Knott's Berry Farm. We met our friend Melanie & Dylan there and spent the whole day at the park. I was a little apprehensive at first. I will be the first to admit my child is a chicken. At least he has been in the past. Today, he surprised me. =) We rode the ferris wheel, the boat, the race cars, the tractor trailers, the roller coaster and MANY more. Here are some pictures:




And here is a video. I didn't know if Connor would actually like this ride but he said he'd go on it as soon as we saw it and were going in line. He never said he didn't want to go on it so I just figured I'd let him and see what he did! His friend Dylan is to Connor's left (looking at them on the ride he's on the right of Connor):

Friday, November 07, 2008

Busy Week Coming Up

My weekend is going to be crazy busy but I have a four day weekend! YEAH!! Tomorrow we are taking the kids and going to Day Out With Thomas. Then Connor and I are headed up to Victorville for two birthday parties. Lisa's twins turned four and their birthday party starts at 3pm. Then Melanie is having Dylan's birthday party at 4pm at Chuck E. Cheese.

Sunday Surbjit has to clean and get our backyard ready for the girls birthday party! He also needs to paint our new back door and he wants to move the subwoofer and speakers for our surround sound so we can push the TV back against the wall and give ourselves more room in the living room. I think I'll be keeping the kids busy!

Monday I am taking Connor to Knott's Berry Farm with Melanie & Dylan. I'm planning on spending the whole day there. Let's see if Connor will be able to hang without a nap! I'm sure he will. I'll be interested to see how well he does this time with the rides. Then on Tuesday (Veeteran's Day) the girls daycare is closed so I'll have them all day. Thankfully Connor's daycare is open so he'll go to daycare.

Wednesday I'm working. I know I know. Originally I was going to work Monday and take Wednesday off but then Melanie and I decided to take the boys to Knotts! Oh well. Thursday I'm running around getting last minute stuff bought, buy the food/drinks for the girls birthday party. Friday I have to pick up Connor's birthday cookie, get anything else done that needs to be done and clean the house. Connor's bday party is then at 7pm at Chuck E. Cheese (gee twice in one week fun!)

Then the busy/hopefully fun day. Saturday wake up, go pick up food, get everything set up, have the girls bday party and then maybe relax?? I can't wait until this next week is OVER. And I can't believe in one week and one day the girls are going to be ONE! Where did the time go??

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Potty Training Progress????

Last night as Surbjit and I sat down to eat, we were letting the kids run around and play (yes we feed the kids first while making dinner and then eat). Connor proceeds to tell us, he pooped! YEAH!!! Now if only he would tell us BEFORE he pooped. Baby steps.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


We had a good halloween this year. As we were walking with our friends, I realized this was the first year I've been trick or treating!! Connor's first Halloween he was in bed by 7pm before any trick or treaters even showed up to our house!! Last year, I was on bedrest so I sat on our front porch handing out candy while Surbjit took Connor trick or treating. So this year was my first time I got to go trick or treating. =) The girls did awesome! They were up until 9pm and really didn't complain at all (but were VERY cranky the next day). Connor got quite a bit of candy. Anything more than one piece is quite a bit to me. We threw it all out except for the goody bag our neighbor gave to us that we knew was ok and that is just fine with me!!
Here are some pictures:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Single Mother of Three

That was me all weekend long. Surbjit went on a boys riding trip and left me with the kids. He left Thursday night (after the girls went to bed and while Connor was watching his show) and did not come back until Sunday afternoon (right after all the kids woke up from their naps!). All in alll, I had a pleasant weekend with them. I didn't want to run screaming back to work today that's a plus. ;)

Friday morning I got them all up and was out the door at 7am. Dropped them off at daycare and then ran my errands I was planning on running this Friday (since the 31st was my regular day off). So now I can come into work this Friday and not use a vacation day! YEAH!! (I'm running out of days since I took two weeks off after the girls were born. Thankfully my vacation time starts back up again Jan. 1st). I even got to relax a little in the afternoon and watch some TV. (My TiVo was down to 21% available! YIKES! It's hard to find time to watch my shows now that I have three kids). Picked up the kids and we had dinner got ready for bed, played and went to sleep.

Woke up saturday a little before 7am. Got the girls dressed and fed everyone. Then we played in the house while it warmed up outside. Got Connor and myself dressed and then we headed over to La Mirada Regional Park. Spent about 1 1/2 hours there walking around, playing on the playground, feeding the girls, eating a snack. It was a beautiful day! Headed home, ate lunch and then ATTEMPTED to put the kids down for a nap. Both Taylor and Emily probably slept for 45 mins MAX and Connor never took a nap. Oh well. We continued to play, Connor played outside for a little bit and then I tried to put up Halloween decorations. I had the girls in the pack n play on the porch and Connor "helping" me. He found a pumpkin that I had bought years ago that you plug in and lights up and he's been playing with that ever since. =) I got some decorations up but the girls were fussy and crying so I brought them all inside. We ate dinner and then got ready for bed. The girls and Connor were wiped since they never took a nap so the girls were in bed by 6:30 (and OUT not too long after) and Connor went to bed at 7:30.

Woke up Sunday about 7am and just played all morning. Connor sure does have an imagination these days. It's so much fun to play with him. Ate lunch and the put the kids down for a nap at noon. The girls fell asleep and Connor did too. Slept until almost 3pm when Daddy got home. So all in all it was a great weekend. Connor did so good listening and helping me out. No time out at all. But he also never went pee pee in the potty either. UGH> I swear that boy will be going to kindergarten with a diaper.

So that was our weekend! I've been so busy at work I forgot I've uploaded the pictures from our halloween trip I just haven't had a chance to share them yet. Will do as soon as I get a break. Ha!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Three Kids

I guess on Monday morning after Surbjit got the kids ready to go to daycare, Connor went next to Taylor and told Daddy to take their picture. Well Daddy decided to get all three kids together and this is what we got:

The girls LOVE the camera and when we bring it out they ham it up!!
Tonight we were playing around with Connor and he said he was leaving. We told him bye and then asked where he was going. He said, "I'm going to Disneyland!" We have NO idea where he heard Disneyland from. It sure wasn't us! Gave us a great laugh though!!!

Music Meme

I saw this on Melissa's blog and had to do it! If you'd like to do it, go to Music Outfitters and type in the year you graduated in the search field. Bold the songs you like, strike through the songs you really hated.

1. The Sign, Ace Of Base
2. I Swear, All-4-One
3. I'll Make Love To You, Boyz II Men
4. The Power Of Love, Celine Dion
5. Hero, Mariah Carey
6. Stay (I Missed You), Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
7. Breathe Again, Toni Braxton
8. All For Love, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
9. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
10. Don't Turn Around, Ace Of Base
11. Bump N' Grind, R. Kelly
12. Again, Janet Jackson
13. I'll Remember, Madonna
14. Whatta Man, Salt-N-Pepa
15. Wild Night, John Mellencamp and Me'shell Ndegeocello
16. Without You/Never Forget You, Mariah Carey
17. You Mean The World To Me, Toni Braxton
18. Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John
19. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Prince Symbol
20. Fantastic Voyage, Coolio
21. Baby I Love Your Way, Big Mountain
22. Regulate, Warren G and Nate Dogg
23. If You Go, Jon Secada
24. Back and Forth, Aaliyah
25. Now And Forever, Richard Marx
26. When Can I See You, Babyface
27. Please Forgive Me, Bryan Adams
28. So Much In Love, All-4-One
29. Shoop, Salt-N-Pepa
30. Any Time, Any Place/And On And On, Janet Jackson
31. Shine, Collective Soul
32. Said I Loved You...But I Lied, Michael Bolton
33. Return To Innocence, Enigma
34. All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
35. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Crash Test Dummies
36. Can We Talk, Tevin Campbell
37. Funkdafied, Da Brat
38. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf
39. Gangsta Lean, Drs
40. Because The Night, 10,000 Maniacs
41. Cantaloop, US3
42. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
43. Come To My Window, Melissa Etheridge
44. Stroke You Up, Changing Faces
45. I'm Ready, Tevin Campbell
46. 100% Pure Love, Crystal Waters
47. Anytime You Need A Friend, Mariah Carey
48. Because Of Love, Janet Jackson
49. Linger, Cranberries
50. Loser, Beck
51. Found Out About You, Gin Blossoms
52. Gin And Juice, Snoop Doggy Dogg
53. Never Lie, Immature
54. Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen
55. Getto Jam, Domino
56. Endless Love, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
57. I Miss You w/ Aaron Hall
58. Understanding, Xscape
59. This D.J., Warren G
60. Cry For You, Jodeci
61. Keep Ya Head Up, 2Pac
62. Who Am I (What's My Name?), Snoop Doggy Dogg
63. Another Night, Real McCoy
64. Your Body's Callin', R. Kelly
65. Tootsee Roll, 69 Boyz
66. I Can See Clearly Now, Jimmy Cliff
67. Never Keeping Secrets, Babyface
68. Crazy, Aerosmith
69. Just Kickin' It, Xscape
70. At Your Best (You Are Love), Aaliyah
71. Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Meat Loaf
72 Amazing, Aerosmith
73. Always, Erasure
74. Groove Thang, Zhane
75. Dreams, Gabrielle
76. Mr. Vain, Culture Beat
77. Mary Jane's Last Dance, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
78. Anything, SWV
79. Beautiful In My Eyes, Joshua Kadison
80. Stay, Eternal
81. Flava In Ya Ear, Craig Mack
82. U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah
83. Prayer For The Dying, Seal
84. Secret, Madonna
85. Here Comes The Hotstepper, Ini Kamoze
86. Everyday, Phil Collins
87. Don't Take The Girl, Tim McGraw
88. Got Me Waiting, Heavy D and The Boyz
89. December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons (This was in 1994??? I thought this was a 70's song?!?)
90. Indian Outlaw, Tim McGraw
91. Always, Bon Jovi
92. I'm The Only One, Melissa Etheridge
93. Back In The Day, Ahmad
94. Love Sneakin' Up On You, Bonnie Raitt
95. I'll Take You There, General Public
96. Always In My Heart, Tevin Campbell
97. What Is Love, Haddaway
98. And Our Feelings, Babyface
99. Bop Gun (One Nation), Ice Cube
100. I Wanna Be Down, Brandy

Monday, October 20, 2008


I'm changing the look of the blog. Tell me if you like it or if it's hard to see. I can change it. =) I'll try and share some pictures and info from our camping trip this past weekend. It was lots of fun!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Houdini

It has taken me FOREVER to be able to post pics. I just downloaded the pics from my camera today and I had like 117 on there. Geesh! The reason I did was because we are going camping this weekend and I want a blank slate on the camera before we go. It's our annual Halloween camping trip. There are like 30+ families going and the initial headcount of kids (not including adults) is 80!!!! It's going to be crazy but I'm sure it's going to be FUN.

But back to the title of my post. Weeks ago, Surbjit took a picture of our little houdini (aka Emily) and how she attempts to get out of her chair. Here is that picture:

Then earlier last week, Surbjit was getting Connor ready in the morning and fighting him (as usual) and all of a sudden, Connor says "Emily. You aren't supposed to be in the hallway." Surbjit looks over. Sure enough, there she is crawling down the hallway. He had left her in her chair in the living room! So needless to say, we've outgrown the chairs. In the morning now, they go in the high chairs for their morning bottle, Emily holds hers and Taylor's now gets propped since she still REFUSES to hold it. We are also getting them up later now so I'm basically saying good morning and good bye. Oh well, I knew it would happen eventually. I guess I'll just play with them more at night. =)
Other than that, not much new going on here. I've got some pictures to share from our weekend but I'll save that for another post! I've got cleaning up to do in the kitchen!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Teeth, teeth and more teeth

Well I guess when they teeth, they really teeth. Taylor is getting in not one, not two but THREE teeth. Both bottoms are coming in and the other top. So now she has FOUR teeth. Emily is getting in her third bottom tooth and an upper I believe. I think I felt something. So they have both been crabby and restless lately and this answers that.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Taylor is Crawling!!!!

WOO HOO!!!! I've been meaning to update. It officially started on Saturday. Yeah!! Now the fun begins.

Saturday we went over to Unlce TJs and Aunt Debbie's new house (they moved in that day!) to celebrate and BBQ and hang out. So of course since they were moving in, it was NOT baby proofed so that was fun running after Emily (who is all over the place) and Taylor who decided to go in the OTHER direction. LOL! But I have two moving babies now so I'm excited.

Both the girls are also giving High Fives. =) And Both will clap too. I'm working on them to start waving bye-bye.

Monday, September 22, 2008

LONG Weekend

Well my weekend started on Friday. The girls did not have daycare so I had them all day to myself. I was running low on diapers so I decided to run to Wal-Mart with them. Haha. Now I remember why I don't run errands with them. Actually I think they've swaped bodies. Emily is my good baby and Taylor is my fussy one lately! She started screaming in Wal=Mart. So I picked her up and basically walked holding her while pushing the stroller. At least I got what I needed to get done.

On Saturday, Surbjit went riding in the desert with Jeff so I had all three kids. My Working Moms group was having a stroller walk at Tri-City park so I decided that would be nice to get out of the house and get outside. We left the house at 9am and did not get back until almost 12:30pm! We played on the playground, we walked around the lake, we got to watch the ducks and the two men driving their remote controlled boats on the water. It was a beautiful day. Taylor fell asleep and then Emily fell asleep. So they never ended up napping after we got home. But then again, neither did Connor so it was a busy hectic day. After we got home we just basically played the rest of the afternoon.

Sunday, Connor and I headed up to Victorville for our friend's (Lisa) daughter's 6th birthday party. It was nice. Lisa also has twin boys that are a year older than Connor. As soon as Caydon saw Connor he wanted to play with him so bad but Connor was like my third leg and didn't want to play. He finally let go after awhile but still never really played with either Caydon or Dayton. He just roamed around and wanted me to come on. =) When they played games, he played one but no the other. They played musical chairs but he didn't want to play. But when they played pin the princess on the castle he played just fine. Then of course we had birthday cake but then had to run since we still had an hour and a half drive home. Made it in time to help Surbjit with baths for the girls etc.

So it was a nice productive weekend but Taylor has taken to crying now at night. If it's not one, it's the other. That's the problem with twins. I swear there is never a break.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Connor Has Mommy and Daddy's Number!

Oh a funny last night from Connor:

Surbjit: Go to bed Connor
C: Can you sleep with me?
S: No Connor. You’re a Big Boy. And Daddy doesn't get good sleep when you're in the bed.
C: Please.
S: Only on the weekend
C: I go "wah" then I sleep with you.

He has us down! He knows if he cries in the night, we'll let him come sleep with us! That's too funny!!!

And NO he did not sleep with us last night. =)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy Weekend

Well it seems as if the next two months our weekends are always going to have that title! But it's nice when we get out and DO things. It makes the kids happier and not as cranky which makes mommy and daddy happier too! Although it does mean we don't get errands run!

Saturday we had a fellow OCMOM (Orange County Mother's of Mulitples) mom came over and bought Connor's old Thomas toddler set. Woo Hoo! I'm slowly making a little bit of extra cash and getting rid of the baby stuff. YEAH!! (I sold a BUNCH of stuff the weekend before to another OCMOM that is due with twin boys in November). Then we had a birthday party to go to at 1pm. Since the girls were still sleeping (after Emily cried for an hour but finally went to sleep but that's a whole 'nother post in itself), Connor and I went over first. It was a pool party so we brought our swim suits. Of course it was a 6 year old's party so I was the only adult in the pool! Connor was luke warm. He hates going under and refuses to wear a life vest or swim things. He doesn't understand that he won't go under. I think that's my fault. We didn't start him out early enough but I don't have a pool or have easy access to a pool. Oh well.

So anyway, we were in and out of the pool. At one time I was in the pool and Connor was sitting right outside next to me. He got up and started walking and must have tripped and fell right in the pool next to me. I grabbed him but of course he went under. He didn't freak out too bad. I talked him down but he was done. After that, we got to eat, sing Happy Birthday and watch Kaylee open her presents. Then I took the three kids home and Surbjit got to stay back and hang out with the adults. Connor was so tired he fell asleep at 7pm while watching The Incredibles (his new favorite movie). That is UNHEARD of! All three kids were actually ASLEEP by 7pm! I think we need to wear them out like that more often!!

Sunday, I took Connor on a playdate with a mom and her daughter from my Working Moms group. We got to check out a new park and playground. I'll have to take Surbjit and the girls there soon. It's a really nice park. Actually, I'm running my first 5K ever (me run?!?! YIKES!) on October 5th at this park so it was nice to be able to check it out a little before hand. And it's right next to La Mirada's new water park which looks like a lot of fun! I'll definitely take Connor there next year.

Anyway, so that was our weekend! Nice and busy! Next weekend, Surbjit is going riding and then I have another birthday party to go to in Victorville on Sunday. Only Connor is going to go with me. Ah the joys!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Taylor is getting closer to crawling!!! Yesterday both Surbjit and I noticed that she can now go from laying on her tummy to sitting up on her own. We both (Surbjit in the morning, me in the evening) left her in a room. When we left, she was on her tummy. When we walked back in, she was sitting up. We were both like Woh! And she is also getting up on all fours now where before she couldn't. She's even rocking back and forth so I bet she starts moving soon!! YEAH!!!

In other news, Bigi told us a cute story that happened last weekend. She took Connor with her to go to the doctors. When they were waiting for her to get called back, Connor looked at her and said, "Bigi, you are beautiful." Now how sweet is that!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Misc Pictures

I hardly get on here and just post a couple whatever pictures so here you go:
The kids playing together
Taylor & Emily

Taylor and her silly faces!

Emily doing what she does best. Standing up!!

In other news, Taylor started clapping today! Still not on cue but she can clap both hands together. AND she was up on all fours! I have a feeling she'll be starting crawl soon! YEAH! Maybe that will make her a happier baby. Although she's fine with just rolling everywhere to get most places she does get frustrated sometimes when she can't reach something.