Sunday, June 26, 2011

Many posts in 1

Did I post this pic? Can't remember....

Preston loves playing with Dominoes and making "houses" with them. Here's his latest creation.

Emily watched my kiddos for me while I went to a job interview. When I got back to get them we were invited to join Em and her girls to go feed the ducks. There were a bunch of them!! It was so cute watching the kids throw bread to the ducks (and Preston thinking it's funny to chase them). We didn't stay too long, but we really enjoyed ourselves.

Ash had a good workout at gymnastics and had a really red face when she was done. She was so tired! :-) She LOVED it!!!

Here's where I's called MotoSport and I work in Tualatin, OR. It's a long drive, which isn't good for the fuel/gas prices, but I actually enjoy the drive and I LOVE my job so far. I'm a Purchasing Assistant. It's a pretty complex job--hard to explain--but I caught on quickly and I really like my co workers and the environment and I like the job itself. I'm really happy there!

Thought it was funny that the toilet seat was UP in the women's bathroom....odd...

My desk. I haven't decorated yet and I'm still getting used to the layout, but I pretty much stare at my computer the ENTIRE time so I'm not sure I really need to get it decorated...we'll see.

Behind me sits coworker(?) boss(?)....not really sure. My BOSS is not really sure what Misty is to me... I'm taking over a lot of her work, so maybe I'm her assistant. huh...ya, that makes sense.
She's very nice, VERY quiet, and very focused on her work. It's been good working with her so far. (I love her chair)

The break room is really big...there's a ping-pong table, a BIG sectional sofa, 3 big screen tv's outfitted with dirt bike/atv video games, vending machines, fridge, etc. It's a nice place to take breaks.

On my way home from work one day I sat in traffic for a bit cause there was a car fire on the freeway. This was the only picture I could get of it...probably shouldn't have been taking pictures in traffic...oh well!

I've seen the tall thing on the right as I drive to and from work and kept wondering what it was exactly...on this day I actually saw a gondola carrying people from the West to the East....I wonder if the people who work on the big hill use this to get to their cars on the other side of the freeway, or what. It was cool to see.

Preston had some pretty bad allergies on Thursday. Allergy meds weren't helping at all so I thought maybe it was actually a cold or the start of a flu. Before he went to bed I gave him some cold medicine and put some Vicks on his chest. Friday morning Ashleigh woke me up and told me that Preston was having a hard time breathing. I hopped out of bed and saw Quinn carrying Preston to us and he was so limp. He was coughing like a seal (Croup) and was really really struggling to breathe. Poor Quinn was so freaked out!!! We got P set up doing his Albuterol breathing treatments. With in a few minutes he was doing a bit better. Once he did his breathing, I took him to urgent care. There was basically no sign by then that he had been having trouble breathing. Turns out he had an ear infection (either just starting or starting to go away...wasn't too bad) and he has bronchiolitis. We got some meds and were on our way. The medicine we got lowers his ability to fight off other illnesses so we have been keeping him away from other people until that medicine is all gone. He's doing TONS better now and his allergies seem to have lessened as well. We're very grateful!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day

I'm happy to finally have a father's day to write about! :-) I'm usually pretty lame when it comes to gifts or fun things for Nick on father's day, but this year I think the kids and I did pretty good!
I got the idea to set up a scavenger hunt with gifts scattered along the way for him to find. It was a lot of fun figuring out the clues and where to hide them and what gifts to get/give him. Bridget was spending the night with Ashleigh Friday night so I took her along with us to get the gifts and to write up the scavenger hunt clues. She and Ashleigh were big helpers. We didn't include Preston in the process since I figured he'd spill the beans and tell Nick.

Sunday morning started with Ashleigh setting up her sign that she made. She set it out so he'd see it as he came down the stairs in the morning.
I took off to get a last minute gift for Nick and when I got home we kicked Nick out of the house so we could set up the scavenger hunt clues.

Then the kids were on daddy-look out duty to let me know when he was almost home.

Here he comes....

Preston gave Nick the first clue in our driveway.

He had a hard time figuring it out. Lol. I thought I made really easy clues, so I'm glad it was somewhat hard for him.

Finally he figured out the clue was on our satellite dish....

The next clue-and first gift (swedish fish) was found in our room

Then he headed outside again and found the next clue on our red patio chair.

He had a hard time figuring out this clue too....

He then headed inside to look thru our movies. (his clue gave him a line from one of his favorite movies, so he had to figure out which movie it was)

Then he got his next clue off the cheese in our fridge...he eats a LOT of Tillamook Cheddar cheese every day. He figured out that clue pretty quickly.
That clue then took him out to his garage and to his golf clubs where he found another clue and a gift.

He then stayed in the garage to find something that didn't belong in there (a little case belonging to Ashleigh). Inside was his final clue to find his final gift

He found his last gift under an extra piece of carpet we have in our dining room (why people carpet dining rooms, I'll never know!!!)

Then he sat and opened his gifts.... swedish fish....

A receipt letting him know that I purchased a subscription to Glenn Beck TV for him.

A gift certificate for a day of golf any time he chooses and only has to give me 1 hr notice. I wanted to get him an actual gift card, but I don't know where he golfs at, so this was the best I could do. He laughed at my drawing! ;-)

And then a book--Glenn Becks The Original Argument. It's about the constitution.

The we gave him the cards....him with Ash

Card from Preston

My card, I didn't get a picture of him opening.

My errand in the morning was to get him one of his favorite lunches--Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebees. yum!

Here's all the clue's

Nick and the kids with his gifts and clues

Then we took a few family pics. I have no make up on! :-( oh-well!!!

Love this picture of Nick with the kids!

Preston wanted to take a picture so he took one of nick and Ash

Then I took one of Nick and Preston. My strong guys!!!
It was a fun father's day and I think Nick really enjoyed it!!!

We took the kids on a bike ride to the park later and we all played some UNO and Wahoo as a family too.

I feel so blessed to not only have my own wonderful dad, leading and guiding me through out my life, who loves me no matter what and who I know is always someone I can call if I need anything, and who I love and respect and admire more than anything....I love you, Daddy!!!

but I also have my kids' husband.

Nick is such a great dad. He shows love to the kids every day and is always willing to teach them new things, cuddle with them when they need some extra attention, and just be there for them when they need him. He is my rock and the one I lean on when I feel like I am losing it. He is my everything and the one I hold nearest and dearest to my heart! He is my best friend and I love him with all my heart and soul! I'm SO glad he is my kids' dad. Xoxo. love you honey!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A card path

The other day Nick and I woke up to find that the kids had definitely kept themselves busy while we slept in. They got ALL of the playing cards that we own and made paths all over the house with them! It was so funny and pretty inventive, if you ask me. I'm glad they still use their imaginations and don't need us to "entertain them" anymore! :-) (Please excuse my very messy house!!!)