Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Deal of the Century!

Okay, this is an amazing one, even for me. A few days ago my mother-in-law and I went to Michaels and found a few fun things in the 90% off section. We thought we scored big, right? Well, this morning on my way to spin class I stopped in to get a few more of the 90% off items. I proceeded to the counter and my items rang up for a penny each. That's right, one cent! She told me they aren't supposed to be selling the previous 90% off items anymore and a employee came over and started clearing them off the shelve. I asked her if I could buy just a few more items and she said okay. So, I (as quick as I could) grabbed 20 things. The total (drum roll) was 0.22 cents after tax. So cool. As you can see I got a lot of those hanging plant baskets because they are originally $16.99, I couldn't pass them up. So if anyone wants one let me know.  I couldn't resist adding up what my total would have been. Before tax it would have been: $277.00. Oh, the small joys of life...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa Bonner

Bath hair!
Steve's parents have been here since Thursday and we've been having all sorts of fun. Mainly, Ruth and I have been trying to keep Carson entertained while Bill and Steve do projects. Carson (thinks) his is such a GREAT HELPER! Most of the weekend the men built a bookshelf. It is almost done and I will be posting pictures soon. It's too bad they are leaving tomorrow. Carson is finally used to them being around!
Helping Dad and Grandpa fix the car. Notice the little wrench in his hand and the dirty face.

Grandpa and Carson swinging at the park
"1,2,3 swing!"
Walking around Lake Herman 
**Carson is not jumping off the roof. Steve is just throwing him...
Wearing their safety glasses.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Say Cheese!

Derek, Jackson, and Carson, eating cheese sticks on the stairs. Oh, life is good!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's a Boy! (for sure)

I had an ultrasound at 13 weeks and the tech said it looks like a boy, but it is pretty early. I had another one at 16 weeks and she said she couldn't tell. Well, now at 20 weeks and one 4D ultrasound later we found out it is a boy for sure. He wasn't participating in the photo shoot, but here is one that I thought was cool. I love his little hands.

**By the way I added more pictures to the post below for all those interested.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa Kelley

Ollie and Carson playing on the hammock.
Carson and Oliver playing in the drinking fountain at the park
We are in La Canada this weekend visiting family. My brother Brian and his wife Amanda and their two kids are visiting from Florida so we decided to come down. We went to the Wedge at Newport on Saturday and then swimming at Becky and Ryan's pool. Monday was my 29th birthday! We went to a cool mummy exhibit, ate at a Brazilian restaurant and had Coldstones ice cream cake. It would have been a perfect day except for the 6 hour drive home!
The boys helping Katherine get a drink
Last year in my 20's!

Carson snuck my mascara and we found him "cleaning" his ears with it like a Q-tip. His ear is still completely black inside.
Kid's center at the museum
Playing on Grandpa's scooter

Doing Tricks

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Little boys and toilets

We have had a clogged toilet for almost a week now. I tried all I knew to do, basically plunging it, and it wouldn't flush. It wasn't clogged for yucky reasons, luckily, that would have gotten very stinky. What it was was I had seen Carson flushing paper (printing paper) down and thought that is what it must have been. Steve didn't understand why it was so bad to only have 2 toilets instead of 3, but with much persistence from me we proceeded to conquer the problem during nap time. It didn't take long for Steve to figure out that there was something stuck in the hole. Anyway, after a lot of maneuvering and using screwdrivers to dislodge it we got it! It was the top to a hairspray can. It fit PERFECTLY in the hole, I mean when I first felt down there I thought it was a part of the toilet design. I guess it was too much of a temptation for Carson. We try to keep bathroom doors shut all the time, but after that I think we'll both try to be a little more diligent.

Come on California!

Prop. 8 was overturned a few days ago. I don't even want to touch on my views for or against prop 8 (same sex marriage)- I don't feel like that is the point right now. What I am frustrated and angry about is why do we have a democracy and have the right to vote if it doesn't matter at all? Same sex marriage was voted against in 2000  and again in 2008 and yet it has been overturned once again. Why ask the people what they want if it doesn't matter? I feel like a small child and my parents are just humoring me, making me feel like I'm a big kid, when clearly they don't think I am old enough to make my own decisions. It's just ridiculous. How long is this cycle going to go on for? Sorry for my political rant, I'm annoyed. Does this bother anyone else?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

WHAT A NIGHTMARE! (don't let the smile deceive you)

I wanted to get some pictures of Carson taken in his swim suit. I thought it would be a fun thing to do for the summer--blond hair, tan skin, flip flops... Boy, was I wrong. He was out of control! Running out of the studio like a wild man laughing the whole way, tearing down the backdrops, throwing props, refusing to be still for the camera, you name it. He wasn't upset or anything. Quite the contrary he had the time of his life. Did I really think it was going to go any differently you ask? No, not really. I was hoping that wishful thinking would get me through this one and it did not. They end up only showing me 6 pictures (which tells you how bad the shoot went). This was the only cute one. The bummer is you can't even see his swim suit! Oh well... All of you that say "he's just a boy!" Whatever. I rarely see boys that are this busy and non-stop. Please pray for me that my next one will be a calming influence on him. All you moms of two boys stop laughing right now! I think I am just a little frazzled because his 3 hour nap was a 1 hour nap today. Luckily I have a baby shower to go to tonight and Steve gets to take over. Thank Heaven's for girlfriends and husbands! 

Monday, August 2, 2010


This is from a couple of months ago and I'm pretty sure I never posted it. Carson loves the suction of the vacuum hose. He has since he was little little. Funny boy, he would do this for hours if I let him. Notice his mouth is already red as can be. I promise you I don't let him do it too much!