Monday, September 29, 2008

Don't be jealous.

For all of you that have been pregnant and didn't have gestational diabetes - I feel sorry for you.

I get one of these and you don't:

And I get to do this all day:

It's super fun.


It's all fun and games until someone get's hurt! =) This video starts with Anika being a goofball and then the girls start wrestling. It's pretty cute but kinda long so don't feel obligated to watch it. Unless your name is mom. =)

Do you like to wrestle? I can't wait to not be pregnant so that I can wrestle again. Actually, Nathan isn't that fun to wrestle with - he wins way too fast. And I get claustrophobic and can't breathe. =) I like to wrestle my sisters because then I always win!

Ope - I just remembered that one time at Christmas when Kelyn and Kensi were wrestling and Kensi got the wind knocked out of her and I couldn't stop laughing. I hate those times when I should really NOT be laughing but can't control it. Like the other night when Anika realized that her last fish was dead and then she realized that the other fish and two frogs weren't there either (they had died and we had discreetly disposed of them) and we had to explain that they had died and went to live with their family in heaven and that fish only live a couple months (Hey! It's true in our house!) and she was sobbing and saying she didn't want to bury it because the ants would eat it and why did they want to go live in heaven?? And will they watch over her?? And I looked up at Nathan and burst out laughing. I think it was just a defense mechanism - I felt so bad I wanted to cry with Anika but instead I started laughing. I think I managed to conceal it from my sobbing child. This is why I don't like having pets. I don't think I'd be any better at caring for a dog!
Anyway - goodbye fish #1 and fish #2 and frog #1 and frog #2. No. They didn't have names. The girls just wanted to call them frog and fish. They are very creative when it comes to choosing names for things. I'm rambling. Have a great day!!

It was my birthday - did you know??

I guess Nathan announced it for the world by posting that lovely baby picture of me! It is awfully cute if I do say so myself but it doesn't even COMPARE to the cuteness that is my 27 year old self. See for yourself:

See?? See???! Okay - I'm just kidding. Never before have I felt more UN-CUTE. =) We didn't have time for a birthday cake on my actual birthday so Nathan and the girls made this the day after which totally works for me because it stretches my birthday over a couple days rather than just one. =) I spent my day picking up our car from the shop, getting my teeth cleaned (I have the handsomest dentist ever!), going to Red Robin and getting my free burger and sundae with Nathan and the girls, and seeing a movie. Pretty fun! Thanks for all the phone calls and e-mails!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh Boy! I've Got Joy!!

We started Joy School a few weeks ago and the girls LOVE it! Here they are on their first day of "school"! I'm well aware that this is a lot of pictures - but it's MY blog and these are MY kids and I really, really, really like them. =)

Nathan's Yearbook Pictures

HILARIOUS!!! My favorite's are the one's with long hair. =)

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Playing Catch-up! Let's start with Kensi...

I am sooooo far behind! Today is rainy and we are going to stay snuggled in our home all day so I figured that I really oughtta tackle this. =)

Last month my sister, Kensi came for a visit! We absolutely loved having her here!! The girls pretty much think she's the cat's meow and can do no wrong. After an annoying luggage ordeal with the airlines she got all settled in and we spent the next few days showing her the scenes! She came at a BEAUTIFUL time of year and it was sunny and gorgeous the whole time she was here! We've never had that happen. Every time we have guests it rains!

We went berry picking!! We all came away from the berry patch with massive bug bites! I'm not even sure what got us.

We went to the beach! Of course, we had to stop at IKEA for lunch. It's tradition. =) The girls had a great time collecting snails in their buckets.

Nathan watched the girls all day on Saturday so that Kensi and I could go to New York! It was sooo fun! We took the train in and laughed and laughed about everything! When we got there we walked to Broadway in hopes of seeing a Broadway show. We wandered Broadway until lottery time and then waited FOREVER and then we DIDN'T get tickets!! Such a bummer! We comforted ourselves with lunch from Cosi. SO good! Here we are killing time on Broadway:

AND here we are on the subway heading to China town!! Shopping was Kensi's main interest in New York so we shopped away. Call me naive but I TOTALLY thought (so did Kensi) that we were buying the real thing - Prada, Gucci, D&G, Kate Spade, etc. We got off the subway at Canal street and were immediately accosted by a lovely Chinese woman. She told us to follow her and we did. We ended up at her van parked on the side of the road and she had us crawl in and sit on her wooden bench. Her van was LOADED with purses! Kensi bought a couple from her and then we were on our way. So later on down the road a Chinese man asks us if we want purses - he lists off the brands and I ask if he has any Prada and he looks around and then says "Yes - follow me." So we do. Through a door. Up 4 flights of stairs. Into a deserted apartment and back to a closet. I'm panicking at this point. Surely he's going to murder us in the closet!! But when he opens the door there are many other tourists and a lady selling and he leaves! We were in designer bag heaven!! We then continued on our quest to find jewelry, perfume, and more purses! I could not believe it when I found a man selling watches!! I bought Nathan a MOVADO and a GUCCI watch for $55!! Can you believe what a rip roaring deal that is???! =( We also got TIFFANY and CO bracelets and I came upon a Kate Spade purse. It was all worth it! Even after we discovered that Kensi's D&G purse was the exact same as my Prada and that my Kate Spade had a STICKER on it! It got even worse when we got home and I presented Nathan his gifts. He died laughing and said "Oh Brittanie! You're so innocent." He wore the Movado to chuch the next day out of love for me and the band totally fell apart during the first hymn. I couldn't stop laughing. One of those times where I laughed until it turned into crying. Right in the middle of church! Anyway - like I said. Totally worth it. =)

After China town we headed to Battery park and were going to catch the Staten Island ferry. We saw the way it rocked about in the water and both of us got green in the face and decided to just take pictures from a distance! I didn't do a very good job of putting the Statue of Liberty on Kensi's hand! Who knew I was supposed to do that!

After this we headed back to Grand Central Station to catch the train! Here we are killing time!

Kissy face

Smiley face

Ugly as sin face

Cheesy as can be face

??? face

Scared to death face. I know, my neck looks like Little Foot's.

After the train ride we got to drive home and I FINALLY had someone to sing at the top of my lungs with! It's not often that I have someone in my car that loves The Backstreet Boys as much as I do! Seriously. This doesn't make you want to turn up the volume super loud and then dance like crazy??!! YEAHHHHAHAHAHAAAAA!

At the carousel!

The rest of the time we relaxed and read books and watched movies and had a grand time!! We miss you Kensi!!! Thanks for coming to visit us!

Friday, September 05, 2008

HAPPY 27th, Gorgeous!!

Happy birthday to the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful and wonderful person that I know. You’re the best friend I could have ever hoped for. Happy 27th, Brittanie!

Love, Nathan

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dang it!!

Apparently I say that a lot! My little miss Keslie has been busting out with it lately and I can't help but DIE laughing. This morning while she was eating her breakfast she was looking at the juice and singing to the tune of "THIS OLD MAN HE PLAYED FOUR..."

HER words:

Juicy juice, dang it juice, juicy juicy dang it juice....

THEN a couple weekends ago when Nathan and I were painting she came up to Nath and said in the sweetest voice ever - "Dang it daddy. What are you doing?"

I like it when out of nowhere she says "dang it, dang it, dang it!!"

AND one last thing not dang it related. Last night we dropped our car off to get it worked on and Keslie was worried that they were leaving me because she couldn't see me then she said "I see her!! It's that BIG, HUGE Girl!!"

Thanks Kes. =)

Here is a picture with her and Aunt Kensi (I'll get more Kensi pictures up VERY soon!!)