What did I do today?

I found this on someone's blog and it made me smile. It reminded me of how Jared asks me everyday, "What did you do today?" My reply is almost always, "Hmmmm, I don't really remember." I have a lot of years like this ahead of me. I'm only 7 months into it! I'm really just posting this to validate my days filled with not cleaning, not doing dishes, forgetting to do the laundry, and procrastinating work & church stuff!

Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.

The crumbs I spilled the day before
Are staring at me fr
om the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?

I held a baby till sh
e slept,
I held a toddler while she wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that's true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone
With deep blue eyes and soft blonde hair
If that is true...I've done my share.


The BEST concert!

Jared & I went with Pam & Jason to the Colin Hay concert last night at Swallow Hill. For those who don't know who he is, he was the lead singer of Men at Work in the 80's. He went off on his own in the early 90's and is extremely talented. You might recognize one of his songs, Overkill, that recently got big again from the show Scrubs. I put the video from the episode below...
It was by far the best concert I have ever been to. He is amazingly talented and puts on a great show. He has a hilarious personality and had the whole place laughing for two hours. It was evident that he loved being up there and playing off the crowd.
I'm not the type that enjoys the big lights, big show, smoke machines at a concert. The BI
G stuff ends up distracting from the talent and great music. The concert was held in a small auditorium at a local music school off of Broadway & Yale. We were in the 8th row and there weren't too many rows behind us. Colin put the entire show on by himself. He was up there with his amazing voice, a guitar and a microphone. It was incredible! Afterwards we got to meet him and get his new CD autographed. I couldn't leave without getting a picture with him. It was a wonderful night & thanks to Jodie & Tyler for watching the kiddos.

Remember this one? His newer acoustic version is a lot better, but it sure brings back some great memories.


7 things...

This is what 7 months looks like...
7 things about Greyden that make me smile:
1. When Greyden squeals so loud that he scares himself.
2. The way he laughs and kicks at my stupid, made-up songs about nothing.
3. Having a little buddy that I can take shopping without getting bored (that won't last forever!)
4. Watching him grow and learn new things. I'm such a dorky mom.
5. Jared & I can't help but laugh when he sucks his top lip like a pacifier. I wish he would have just taken a pacifier from the start.
6. His smiles, laughs and giggles!!!
7. Giving him to one of the grandmas for just a short time so I can have a break.

I also have a list of things that don't make me smile, but I'm sure you parents already have some ideas about what that could include.
I took Greyden to Wash Park today since it was so gorgeous outside. I love being outdoors after the rain when everything is fresh & bright! They just barely planted flowers in the flowerbeds, but I found this pretty one and I had to take a picture.



Okay, so I heard this song on the radio a few days ago and I can't get enough of it. I've been listening to it nonstop. I don't know who this band is but their name is the Plain White T's and the song is Hey There Delilah. Hope you enjoy it too...


Visual DNA test

I found this website through Leslie & didn't have anything else to post today... Although it made me want to go do all the things in it. I could use a little pampering on a secluded island in the middle of nowhere. So check it out!


Grey's Aunt Isabella

My dad is in town from Egypt, so we went out to his house for the afternoon in Elizabeth. We watched a cool storm coming in from his balcony. My step-mom had a baby in January, so they are just three months apart. It is really funny... Greyden's Aunt Isabella is younger than him. We tried and tried to get a picture of them both looking at the camera, but it was impossible! Isabella is adorable & I can't wait until they are older and can play together. They are going to get into trouble together I'm sure.


Cheers to 4 years!

Four Years Ago Today....

And I still love you FOREVER!


Cabo Baby

Our family took a last minute trip last week to Cabo. We had an opportunity to use a timeshare down there and took advantage to celebrate my birthday and our upcoming anniversary. So the three of us packed up and flew down to Mexico.
Some memorable moments of the trip
(good, ba
d, embarrassing):
* Going on a timeshare presentation to save $$$ on our car rental. We got a free breakfast too! We're so cheap...
* Taking out wave runners in the Sea of Cortez with the CUTE sea lions.
* Watching some weird boat parade or protest from our hotel balcony. I'm not really sure what was happening here.
* Taking pictures of a man at the pool thinking he was Paul Teutul Sr. from the Orange County Choppers TV show. But he wasn't. Just some guy with a big mustache drinking beer at the pool. Jared had me get in the pool in front of him to take the pictures without him knowing. Check it out though... Left: Man at Pool, Right: Paul Teutul Sr.

*Getting taken out by a big wave and then looking around to make sure no one saw. I'm sure they were all laughing on the inside. It was hilarious and embarrassing at the same time.
*Spending $22 on a nasty burrito (this is pretty much how every meal went... the food was terrible and outrageously expensive). I'm pretty much turned off of Mexican food for a while now.
*Teaching Greyden how to kick & splash in the pool!
*Driving up north to a charming town, Todos Santos, behind a very Mexican truck (see below) and buying a cool piece of art for our home.

*Attempting to take a family picture at beautiful, empty beach on the Pacific side of the Baja. It didn't work out very well.
*Last but definitely not least... sleeping & lounging by the pool & beach with Pina Coladas & Strawberry Daquiris



Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful MOMS! I must say my first Mother's Day was not quite how I would have imagined it to be. I just have to laugh at it, so here's a little smile for all you moms out there. We were heading back from Cabo on Mother's Day. I was imagining that maybe my hubby planned ahead and brought a card with him. Wishful thinking... So, we are driving to the airport to head back home and here is how the conversation went:
Me: So, I guess you forgot. (me pouting)
Jared: What? (no idea what I am talking about)
Me: Ummm... (waiting for him to come up with the right answer) Today is Mother's Day.
Jared: OH! I'm so glad you reminded me. I'll have to call my mom when we get to Denver.

HAHA! I guess I'm not officially a mom yet. To top off my Mother's Day, Greyden decided to SCREAM for over half an hour as our plane was landing. I could not do anything to calm him down. The lady in the back yelled, "Hey dad, does he have a pacifier, bottle, anything?" At that point I lost it and started bawling. Luckily I had a window seat so I could turn away and not be MORE embarrassed.

Later, I sent Jared out for some food since we had none in our house and he came back with a little something for me. I guess he felt bad that he forgot. He's so sweet.