Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We have two birthdays coming up this weekend. My boys are turning 20 and 3 years old respectively. The older one on Friday the 1st, and the younger one on Saturday the 2nd. Man, am I going to be busy. The older one will be coming home from UCSB and I'm making a huge pastadinner on Friday night. It will be mostly family and family friends attending. On Saturday morning we will host the toddler's 3 year birthday bash in the park. I have about 18 kids and their parents who have rsvp'd "yes"....Good thing I didn't decide to have it at the house. 18 three year olds!!! I should have my head examined. So, this week I have to plan party favors, bake cupcakes, prepare appetizers for the adults, and plan the activities. And that's on top of finishing up my personal training exam certification this week. My life is crazy at times, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just came from pilates. Great class today! And Hayden had a blast at the gym's kid club. He was running around chasing som girls when I came to get him : )

Monday, September 20, 2010

Love it when my almost three year old tells me "Good job mamma,you did it", as I climb up a ladder on the play equpment in the park!

In the park practicing our scootering skills. I walked and Hayden scootered from our house. So fun watching him improving his skills.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just got out of the Ellen show,,,one word...amazing. Ben Afleck was there. We were in the front row. So, if you happen to watch Ellen we're on tomorrow's show at 4pm : )
Going to see Ellen de Generes today. Last time we only had standby tickets and didn't get in, but today we have guaranteed tickets...yeay!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

At the mall to browse. Can't wait to come back during preschool hours ; )

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I guess we have decided on our Halloween costume already...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I feel so broke. Haven't had an income for 10 months, and the bills and expenses are never ending. I know it was my choice to quit my job to stay home with Hayden, but there have been quite a few unexpected expenses. There has been car troubles, my trip to Sweden in April, and increases in tuition costs. And now I have to go to Sweden again. Probably in November. My dad is living on borrowed time, so hubby, Hayden and I will probably go in November. I have to start making money soon to help pay for all this. I sure hope my health certifications that I'm working on will pay off. But what if I don't get any clients? Times are rough for a lot of people. Will they prioritize their health and pay for personal training and nutrition counceling? Or do I have to go back to hospital nursing? I hope not! But, that's my biggest fear.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just ran with Hayden in the jogging stroller for the first time in a long time. I was definetily breathing hard. I can blame it on the hot weather, but I think I'm a little rusty. Phew!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Living life uncluttered

I'm helping my lovely bonus daughter unclutter her life. First we took care of her finances, so that her credit scores won't go down the toilet. We linked our accounts, so that I can help her budget and monitor her spending. We paid off all her bills and store credit cards and cut them up, after closing the accounts. Then we breathed a deep sigh of relief before we went to tackle her room. That was the next thing on our clutter list. We took out three bags of trash and three bags of clothing to give to charity. Now we could actually see what her room looked like, and I think we can actually fit her clothes and shoes in the closet space and drawers provided. What an accomplishment! We all make mistakes, but hopefully we learn fom them and move on. My poor girl had been so stressed out that it affected her physically and mentally. Of course she waited until last minute to tell us her dilemma.I hope she can now sleep well at night!