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Monday, March 29, 2010

My Birthday!
























































I had a wonderful birthday weekend. It began on Sat. with an afternoon to myself. That's right I got to do what I wanted to do all by myself. My parents took the kids for the night and I was free to be me! I ran some errands and then went and got my feet rubbed. That night Dave and I got to go on a date. We had dinner at Campagnia's and I had my most favorite, yummy dish. Grilled Halibut on top of mushroom asparagus risotto with a super delicious carmel asian sauce. I could have licked the plate clean, but the restaurant is a little fancy for that! Then we went to see Shutter Island so I could get a little Leonardo fix. It was a "twisty" movie, lots of confusion that basically gets answered in the end.
Sunday was my actual birthday... I turned 31 this year... crazy that I am already that old and yet I am still young! We went to church and then had our family over for breakfast. Dave cooked crepes for everyone. We sat outside and enjoyed the awesome spring weather. I
opened my gifts and ate my over the top Costco 4 Layer Chocolate Cake.... this is the cake to have if you are a chocoholic like me... but beware it will give you a chocolate buzz! I ended the day with In N Out for dinner and holding Sam while she slept in my arms. That's the best! I felt very blessed this March 28th, thanks to my family and friends.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

St. Patrick's Day





So I dressed my family in green last Wed. for St. Patty's day. Yes I even dressed my husband, ok not really but I reminded him like 25 times the night before and he wore a shirt with green in it. Sam is wearing a onesie that Cooper wore and I gave her lots of kisses even though she isn't really Irish... ok I think one of the sides of the family has Irish in it. This pic of her I had to take quickly because she had pooped all over the back of it and I needed to get her picture on the 1 day she could wear that outfit so here she is! I was also very domestic and made Corned Beef and Cabbage and green mint brownies. I had left over mint icing so I also put together mint cookies with green icing in the middle which is the treat Cooper is enjoying in his green shirt. Yes we celebrated St. Patrick's Day and some time when I feel like it I will post my delicious recipe for what turned into Mint Chocolate Brownie Dessert.

Sunday in Monterey











So 2 Sundays ago when we were in Monterey we got a picture with all the Sewall kids. Jet, Samantha and Elisha were all born a month apart last year. It was so fun to see the three of them together. They each look so different but I do have to say we all make cute kids! It was a short visit with the family but just enough to see how much everyone has grown and to know our family is doing well. Grandma looked great too and she got to meet her 2 newest great grandkids! Consider this post a big hug from Fresno to the Coast!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday in Monterey
























2 Saturdays ago we were in Monterey. ... We took Cooper to Dennis the Menace park and he loved it. There was so much for him to do and the weather was perfect. After that we walked along the Warf and enjoyed the sunshine. After our naps we headed back into Monterey for dinner at Bubba Gumps. (It was super yummy food even re-heated!)






Uncle Bill







Coop loves his Uncle Bill. Dave took these pics of the two of them last Sat. morning in Monterey. He was sleepy and enjoying his rest in uncle Bill's arms. I think they're so cute and can't wait for Jet to be old enough to have a matching haircut like his daddy's and uncle Dave's!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Picture of the Day


My dad took some pictures for us of Sam on Sunday. I loved this one! She's looking up at me and holding onto her little bear that she loves to snuggle with. This is my picture of the day. Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm a Mommy

Some days the reality of being a mommy slaps ya right in the face... today was one of those days for me. I dealt with lots of poop problems, pee every where, snotty noses, melt downs, screaming baby and that was all before nap time. But some how the Lord gave me 40 minutes of peace and quiet to spend with Him, reflecting on his word, journaling and asking for his grace to get me through round 2 of my day.. and guess what he did! I survived and even found moments of sweetness in my babies today. Like watching Cooper have so much fun playing at the park and sliding down the slide and snuggling with Sammy after her bath tonight. It's a tough job but I wouldn't trade it for the world. This time is gonna fly by and I'll miss it when it's gone I know.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friends
















Ashley is 2 days older than Cooper. The two of them have had regular play dates for the last 2 years. We like to affectionately call them boyfriend and girlfriend. It is so fun for me to see them play together... well at this age it's play seperate and sometimes interact if the other one has the toy they want. I love watching them grow up together. Ashley now has a new little brother to play with Samantha. Rusty was born this week and I got to meet him today. I was so bummed I forgot to take his picture while he was here. He is so tiny and cute! You can check out Becca's blog on my blog roll under The Wuth's.

Fresno Home and Garden Show








It's become a tradition, much like the Big Fresno Fair, but it's the Fresno Home and Garden Show. We love to walk around and browse the exhibits for inspiration. It's always great weather and fair food never disappoints.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Baby

My little Sam is just like a woman... she talks all the time! She wakes up early in the morning just talking in her crib. Sometimes if I leave her she'll talk herself right back to sleep only to wake up an hour later to talk some more. She screams too, not mad screams, little girly happy screams. It's just so cute. I don't remember Coop talking this much at 4 months. Speaking of 4 months, today is her 4 month birthday! She is really growing fast and it's so fun to see her starting to get a little personality. I don't know where the happy morning baby comes from, that certainly isn't in the genes from Dave and I. It does make it much easier to get up to feed her when she is all smiles in her crib.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Big Brother....Little Sister









On Saturday I was getting ready for our dinner out and I let Cooper sit on the counter and look through my makeup. I turned my head for a few seconds to talk to Dave and when I looked back he had dumped out an entire container of loose shimmer powder. I took responsibility for not watching him and let him know he wasn't in trouble, but he had to be stripped down to his diaper. The next thing I knew he was on the bed giving Sam kisses. It was the cutest scene with him in his diaper and her on her tummy wondering what was going on. I saw it as the perfect photo op and Dave ran for the camera.....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Awesome Husband!


So Dave is a leap year baby... which means he only really has a birth-day every 4 years. This year was not one of them. We spent the weekend celebrating HIM. On Saturday night we ate at Famous Dave's (his favorite restaurant for multiple reasons... 1. the food 2. he thinks it's named after him) My parents, Bill, Michelle, and Jet, our friends The Bulls, and of course Coop and Sam all had dinner. I got Dave a new Silver iPod nano which he is super excited about.! After dinner I tagged along with the boys to see The Book of Eli. It was a great movie. A little violent for my taste but the story line and message are worth enduring the violent scenes.
Yesterday morning we went to church then headed over to Panera for some coffee and bagels enjoyed outside in the beautiful weather with our little family. Dave bought himself a cool new Fossil watch with his birthday money and last night he ended his celebration with a Cold Stone Strawberry Ice Cream Cake... Yum!
Happy Birthday to my Awesome Husband.