One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Saturday morning we painted Easter eggs -- Noah enjoyed it for about three minutes, and then got bored and wanted to do something else. Evelyn liked it -- and already asked today when we were going to paint eggs again :)
We went to 8:30 Mass this morning as usual, then came home to search for Easter eggs and their baskets of goodies. Both of the kids got new pjs (Minnie Mouse for Evelyn and Thomas for Noah) -- they also got the Bambi DVD, and yummy candies :) Here is a picture of Noah opening up a bag of goodies from his Grammy and Papa:

kinda fuzzy picture -- but this is the only full length one of Evelyn in her Easter dress:

We had friends over for dinner last night... and it ended up being a really late night, so I am exhausted today. Hoping to sneak a little nap in during the kiddos nap time.

I had hoped to get in a long run this weekend, and so far that hasn't happened..... I definitely don't have the energy right now! It is also raining pretty hard outside -- so that doesn't help the motivation. I will have to try to do it on the treadmill at the gym tonight after the kids go to bed. But, I have never done more than 6 miles at a time on a treadmill... I have such boredom issues when I run indoors! The Apprentice is on tonight --- so maybe I can tune into that while I run...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bright Shiny & New :)

The kids were able to practice their "Easter Egg Hunt" skills this past weekend at our church. They had a fun hunt around the church & school grounds... along with plenty of candy and sweet treats to be enjoyed by all :)

The kids opened all of their eggs afterwards and pretty much ate all of their candy immediately. On one hand I felt like a bad parent for allowing them that much candy (I don't think the other parents were allowing that)... but on the other hand I remembered what my mother-in-law (a dental hygienist) told us about cavities and sugar... I guess it is better to eat candy all at once as opposed to 8 or 10 pieces of candy spread throughout the day. Maybe we did the right thing after all...?? :) As for my mention of "news" in my last post... it is not baby related (sorry Laura)... it is job and car related!

Job: I started a new job this past Monday... with It was a tough decision to leave Pfizer, but I was ready for a change. I was getting worn out with all of the driving, night/weekend events, etc... and feeling a little "stuck" from lack of advancement. I am now working in downtown Seattle (south Lake Union area) in a sales role dealing with large corporate accounts and I love it so far!

Car: We had to start shopping for a new car (since I had to turn in my work vehicle). We ended up purchasing a new silver Mazda CX-9 --- it is amazing!

Starting to feel all bright shiny and new -- just like my new car and job :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Big Guy!

Noah turned 3 this past Saturday. Hard to believe three years has gone by already. He is such a big boy now (except for the fact that I still don't have him potty trained -- UGH@!!) Noah insisted that he have a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese -- so that is what we did :) Kiddos love that place --- but it has to be one of the craziest, loudest, most sensory-overload places there is! EVERYONE was exhausted by the time we left. Here he is with his Spider-man cake: Noah taking a break from eating his pizza to pose with me:Evelyn pouting: (not sure why -- probably something to do with the fact that it was Noah's party, not hers)

Evelyn helping Noah open his birthday presents from the party the next morning:
It was also my other big guy's birthday recently, too. We celebrated Travis's birthday on Monday :)

I have other news to post about... but will save that for later.