Sunday, October 26, 2008 is LIVE

So, many of you know that I started a hair clip business. I have a whole bunch of them in a showroom in LA where I sell them wholesale to different boutiques, but now I finally have my own website. It is a major work in progress and my very patient, hardworking husband has been hard at work to make this happen. He's never built a website before, but he managed to figure it out and is having a little too much fun (at times!)

I still have a lot to add and more tweaking to do, but for now there are pictures of clips and yes you can even order online. Since my clips are sold to retail stores, I have to sell them on my website at retail prices as well. Therefore, I am going to offer a "Friends & Family" discount for awhile, but Paul hasn't figured that part of the website out yet. (I have been too busy having him retake the pictures and change the layouts). And as for the adorable pictures of the cute girls, my friend Lorri was kind enough to help me out. She takes pictures for fun and does amazing work. I LOVE them! (Plus her girls are adorable!) Anyway, if all of you out there in cyberworld wouldn't mind passing along my website info I would be very grateful!! And if you have questions or would like to order feel free to email me! I can custom design anything you want and all embellishments and rhinestones can be put on any of the ribbon you see. Eventually I will have a page full of different options to choose from.

The Joys of a Thumb Sucker

The other morning Slade woke up in the middle of the night screaming. He is the best sleeper, and hasn't woken up in the middle of the night in months, but I got up, gave him some milk, changed his diaper and went back to bed. Well, apparently it wasn't good enough because we heard him making noises for awhile then he still got up at 6. As I am making breakfast he comes in and shows me his thumb. Here is the picture of what the poor thing looks like after it was cleaned up. At first I thought he must have gotten it stuck in something, but I finally clued in later that it had to have been from sucking his thumb. Now he's not so happy to go to bed whereas before he would be so excited to go to bed so he could suck his thumb! (since he only does it when he has his blanket and we don't let it out of his bed).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Studman Hair

I was cutting the boys hair the other day and as I was chopping away Logan asks for "Studman Hair". I was wondering what he is talking about when I ask if he wants a mohawk and he says yes. Apparently he remembered seeing the baby in Target the week before with the mohawk and he wanted one too. I hope this isn't a sign of what's to come. Especially remembering all the lovely hair cuts my older brothers had as teenagers!

Mom's version of the "Studman" look.

The Long Family

I am getting out of order here, but on our way to Disneyland we stopped over for the afternoon to see Paul's best friend growing up and his family. We had only met his wife Crystal once before when their oldest was a baby and they were so wonderful to let our 4 little crazies come hang out with their 2. They have 2 boys about the same ages and Logan and Slade and all the kids had fun running around squealing for the few hours we were there. Also, Crystal and Joey made us some yummy Mexican food and of course it was fun to eat and eat all afternoon and catch up and get to know them better. It was even more fun to see all the kids getting along and having such a great time.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Disneyland - Fall Break 2008

As we were deciding what to do for fall break Paul was insisting we take the kids to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. I wasn't that thrilled to walk around for 3 days and was frankly surprised that he wanted to go so bad. I know I get stressed before we go since I feel we still have 2 little kids that I am worried will be able to hang in there for that long, but knowing that we will have a great time.

Anyway, we get to Disneyland before it opens on Monday and as we are getting ready to go in it starts pouring rain. I figure, no big deal, at least it's not 100 degrees. Well, as the day goes on it's a little humid, but tolerable and the kids did awesome. We even made Collin go on Space Mountain and the Matterhorn which he wasn't too thrilled about. We're still wondering how he is such a chicken and Alexis can't seem to get enough of them.

On Tuesday we head over to California Adventure and run over to do all the big roller coasters first. It was great! Alexis have so much fun on California Screamin and got to go on all the rides twice as often as we did since either Paul or I would stay with the little ones and then come down and take turns running back up with Alexis. Unfortunately, that day it was 100 degrees and no clouds in the sky and frankly quite miserable for tired little legs. They were good troopers though and it was a good thing Bug's World had lots of water to cool off in. I even made Collin and Alexis go with me on the Tower of Terror (because Paul was a chicken!) and needless to say even Alexis said she would never go on that again. Poor me!!

Wednesday I got talked in to going to Knotts Berry Farm and before heading in someone told us to go and have breakfast at the restaurant outside the park first because it was so good. Well, we did and it definately was. Fresh biscuits and gravy for your appetizer (which I don't normally eat but they were divine!) fresh Belgium waffles and fresh strawberries and cream (everyone's favorite)! We headed into the park and we rented a stroller for Logan since his legs weren't moving very well. The park was so dead that we were able to let the kids go on tons of rides over and over again. We even made Collin do a few of the roller coasters since he was tall enough (lucky him!) I hadn't been to Knotts Berry Farm in so long that I forgot how many fun rides there were. The bad part was that it was still 100 degrees and miserable, but the best part was that with no lines at all we rode every ride at least 2-3 if not 4 times and still ended up leaving at 3 since poor Logan and Collin were on the verge of heat exhaustion. Oh well, we learned our lesson that from now on we go on vacation the 2nd week of fall break in hopes that the weather is a little cooler.

I don't think anyone is very excited!Trick - or - Treat!Who cares about rain when you're in the happiest place on earth???

Someone's mom and dad aren't very nice! (But the Matterhorn can be sooo much fun!)

Have thumb, will travel - anywhere, anytime!