Monday, April 27, 2009

Tulip Festival

Today we played hooky from school and headed down to the Skagit Valley Tulip festival. I have always wanted to go and seeing that bloom time is short, I picked today to go! It was a gorgeous day for an adventure. I took my parents and the kids, Sean had to work and off we went!

We arrived into Tulip Town and was greeted with amazing colour. I have never seen anything like this in my life. I never thought of tulips as a fragrant flower, but put all these thousands together, hmmm. Smelled wonderful!

It was incredibly dusty, so if you go with the kids, bring extra pants and socks and shoes. Here is me, taking one for the team (aka messing up my outfit) to get this beautiful shot:

The girls had a blast picking up the dead heads. They kept counting how many each of them had. But were a little dissapointed that they couldn't bring them home.

Kaylum did amazingly well. He quickly learned after popping a couple heads off my tulips, that they are for smelling, not breaking.

He really had the most fun in the dirt. Picking up big clumps, throwing dirt, sitting in the dirt, laying in the dirt. May have even tasted a little dirt while munching on cookies as well. Everyone walking by thought it was cute. And I got a lot of, oh that's a little boy, comments as well.

It was a gorgeous day, well worth the day off school. The crowd was pretty thin, the weather just right. The wind did pick up just as we were leaving though. They say they will have blooms through to Mother's Day. But I would get there sooner if you are planning on going. Its $5 to get into Tulip Town. And where you are done, you can hit the outlets on the way home!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Say Hello.....

..... to my little friend.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This week the girls got glasses. We call them sometimes glasses because they don't have to wear them all the time, mostly for close up work. They are for stress relief instead of for clarity issues. They were both very excited to get them. I am glad that they both got them at the same time. Then there are no jealousy issues or anyone feeling left out. The bank account isn't glad, but that's what extended benefits are for! We got the kind of frames that you can bend in half and take some abuse. I can remember getting bashed in the face when I was young and bending or breaking a few pairs and let's face it, with a little boy who has already managed to break a pair of Sean's and my Dad's, this type of frame is a requirement!

OK well there was someone feeling left out. How cute is this!?

Pretty Girl

Kylie went out to a birthday party tonight and Keira was feeling a little left out so I painted her nails and put some makeup on her and did her hair the way she wanted and after dinner Sean took her and Kaylum out for ice cream!


So yeah! A new post! Are you sick of looking at the Hershey's Kiss every time you stop by?

Here you go!

The girls have started playing fastball this year. Its learn to play, so they learn ball skills in a fun environment but don't actually play the game. Its building skills for the future. Sean stepped up to be their coach and they are all having a ball (pun intended).

Today they had their ice breaker tournament. There was a bat-a-thon where they hit the ball off the tee into the field where there were pop bottles lined up and if you hit one, you won a bottle of pop. The kids had fun with that and I got some great shots. I think the girls love hitting the ball the best and they also really love the games that they play. And of course, Coach Dad! They named their team the Green Giants!

I have to say though, one of the cutest moments of the day was when we were done and Sean said lets give high fives and Kaylum ran out onto the field and high-fived everyone on the team!

He also took the tee and set the ball on top, went over to the equipment bag, grabbed a bat and went to work hitting the ball!

I don't know if you will be able to see, maybe click on the picture, but the ball has my name on it! I didn't realize til I came home and was going through the pictures!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Twit from the Circus

I am sitting here tonight marveling from the wonders of Twitter. I have only been on Twitter for about a month, but tonight, I was really entertained by it.

The live feed coming out of the Britney Spears concert was amazing! I think I was more entertained from the comfort of my own home by Britney tonight than those who went to her concert and I didn't have to pay for parking.

I also didn't get any work done either.

It started with a RT (re-tweet) from Virgin Radio host Buzz Bishop
RT @Christine44: Brit is sucking big time (in my opinion) sloppy choreography, bad lip synching and she obviously does not want to be here. (Christine44 is a host at GM Place)

This peaked my interest a bit

Then he started RT others at the show:

RT @Christine44: Britney seems to have disapeeared after 3 songs..... Black set. Crowd getting annoyed. I am getting nervous.

@Natasha-lee: OMG - she not performing cause the building is too "smokey". Lol

The tweets were flying across my TweetDeck! Brit refused to sing because fans were smoking. Cigarettes and pot smoke was upsetting the pop princess and she walked off stage in the middle of her fourth song!

I can only image how upset fans were by this. This come back tour was not cheap. But why would you pay $200 + too see someone who admittedly lip syncs her show, and smoke up at the same time!? Listen, if you have money to waste, send me a comment and I can hook you up with my address so you can send it to me instead!!

After a half hour the hissy fit was over and the brat resumed her performance. Her people released a statement (pardon the raunchy drawing) apologizing to the fans.

This post is really about technology, mainly the Twitter phenomenon. I started using it to promote my business but tonight, it took me from it. Sorry K + H. I'm suppose to be editing your wedding pics, but Britney dragged me away. *blush*

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hoppy Easter

We were at the mall yesterday morning and it just so happened it timed with the arrival of the Easter Bunny. It wasn't done on purpose. The girls wanted to have a visit and Kaylum seemed eager too, he was saying "Bunny, Bunny". The line was short so we went. It was our first visit to the Easter Bunny. That's right, first. I don't really see the point in these photos if you have to wait a long time in a line up, for something you aren't really sure if your kids are going to freak out about by the time you get up there. I don't even wait for Santa.
So we watched the family a head of us plunk their little guy on Bunnie's lap and start wailing. Why?? Its the Easter Bunny. I don't get it. I have never forced my kids to the point of hysterical tears for a picture. I'd rather them happy and smiling with no picture than crying and red and blotchy with a crappy overpriced picture from a photog who couldn't give a crap.
The girls were happy to hop up on the lap, great! Kaylum walked up to the Bunny, saw him and said "NOOOOOO". OK. We picked him up, "NOOOOOO". Fine. He gave him a high 5 and that was that. The girls got their picture. Keira said, " I thought the Easter Bunny was white!" And Kylie said, "Why is he handing out chocolate eggs!? Bunnies don't lay eggs!" I handed over my 10 bucks for the one 5x7 and home we went. LOL!

Hoppy Easter!