Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Baby Blanket

Im making a baby blanket....

And its turning out better than i thought it would! I was over at The Caffeinated Crafters Blog and she is doing squares of all sorts of different knitting patterns. She just posted a picture of her fans & feather pattern and she posted the so diggin it! It turns out all fancy and its not that hard. Im so proud of me; be proud of me with me! :)

Now this was supposed to be for a friend but its my first baby blanket and its turning out pretty well so i just might keep it for myself...and make another one for my friend, i just have to keep my very first blanket!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

WooHoo...Im a winner!!

I cant hardly believe it! I won a years subscription to Victoria Magazine courtesy of Jennifer at Thursday Drive. I never, i mean NEVER win anything...yay for me. Thanks so much if you havent already go check her site out!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Stop and smell the flowers....

....or smell the roses or pick the flowers or however its said; i dont quite remember. So its wonderful spring here in sunny California! I just love spring, but wait whats that .... runny noses, coughing children!?!? What is this? Your sick?! NOOO!!! Yes...they are sick and now i am sick :( This sucks, i want to be out at the parks hanging out in the sunshine not stuck inside with tons of boogery tissues. Ah the life of a mommy :) But hey i guess we can still stop and check out the flowers ...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Im a Kangaroo!!!

Ok...maybe not a real kangaroo, but a kangaroo all the same.
We went to the zoo on Easter and had a wonderful time. The kids ogled at the animals and ran themselves ragged. It was really a wonderful time..until the end that is.
We took the boys into the gift shop to pick a toy and they chose giraffes ( of course their favorites ). After we buy their giraffes we stepped outside to wait for our friends to finish inside. There was a pretty painted lion statue by the exit and i had my husband take a picture of Ian and I. I check the picture to verify that it is indeed a good one and put my camera in the drink tray on the stroller so i can take a picture of my friend and her son with the lion. She peeks her head outside of the gift shop and tells me to come check something out. So i look while Jay and Ian throw out some trash. After we finish checking out the funny pink flamingo slippers she has found i turn to look and see where Jay is ( i still have my hand on the stroller ) so i can start heading his was. I find him in the crowd of people turn to push the stroller in his direction and my camera is GONE!!! Some effin bastard stole my $300 camera at the zoo; in a matter of like 5 seconds! And of course no one saw anything....So now all my pictures are gone and all i have is my kangaroo picture off my friends cell phone. And i had a few other special pictures on there as well... Like when Landon was born, just in case my computer for some strange reason crashed i would have a back-up ( cause im OCD like that ) Im so upset and angry... all i can think of is some weirdo looking at my families pictures....just great!

Happy Easter to me!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Brave little one

My little chunky monkey has gotten quite brave lately. He has decided he can climb the playground all by himself... mighty challenging i must tell you when you are only a little guy :) And those slides i can only imagine how huge they are to him...must be like a rollercoaster!

Maybe you thought i was lost...

But im not...

We just went on a little road trip with the husband in the BIG truck. Can you believe this, population 1 ?! I just had to stop and get a picture of this. 1 thats just strange. But then again there is alot of strange stuff in this world :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

30TM :: D9

30TM :: D9
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn
Aha!!! My first sewing project!
I did a pretty good job.... if i do say so myself that is ;)

Monday, February 11, 2008

30TM :: D8

30TM :: D8
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn
Playing together...

I just love it when they can play together nicely. No arguments, no screaming, just fun. I hope they are eachothers best friends in life!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

30TM :: D7

30TM :: D7
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn
Beautiful Day!

It has been so rainy and gloomy here the past 2 or 3 weeks. Today we got up and the sun was shining no clouds in the sky. It was beautiful! So we got all our morning things out of the way. Packed our lunch. And walked to the park. The boys had a blast, it was so nice not to be couped up in the house. Thanks goodness for sunshine and happy kids!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

30TM :: D6

30TM :: D6
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn

So much fun! This is a special treat cause these boys are sure getting big! Notice how Landon looks like he is stuck to the funny!

Monday, February 4, 2008

30TM :: D5

30TM :: D5
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn

Its my happy!

Oh to be a child again... the simple things that entertain you. Much like the box that gets played with instead of the expensive toy. My son loves to color and play with play dough....But for some reason we never thought to get him paints. Strange, I know! We always go down the coloring isle and today we happened upon a nice art set, which included paints. As we were browsing the store we talked about the paints and how fun they were. He was excited! As soon as we got home he asked for his paints, I got him all set up and off he went. He had a blast! Half-way through his 4th page I asked him what he was painting..... "It's my happy!" he said matter of factly.

Eco Tip: Slow down to cut costs and cut carbon! Slowing down from 75 mph to 65 mph will drop your highway gasoline consumption 15 percent.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

30TM :: D4

30TM :: D4
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn

Rocking out...

Playing RockBand at our friends house. Oh, to get out of the house and have a night nice! You forget what adult conversation is like when you are around a 1 and 3 yr old all

Ian is so intense when playing the guitar! I swear he is going to do somthing with music when he grows up.

Eco tip: Daylighting your house can save money and energy. Turn off those lights and bring in the sun!

Try this...

I found this Impossible Quiz posted on Danielle's blog over at Captain Pork Chops and let me tell u is impossible!

Let me know how far u get!

Friday, February 1, 2008

30TM :: D3

30TM :: D3
Originally uploaded by Chrystalyn

Sleepy little boys...

I always love looking at the boys when they are sleeping. Their little relaxed faces; every so often a smile will curve their pouty lips. How fast it is that they have gone from helpless infants to running around being big boys. Before i know it they will both be in school. The thought of even that is awe striking to me. Its somehow crazy to think they will grow up and be big strong men one day. At least to me they will always be my babies. Even if they do insist they are "big boys".

I love you for ever
I like you for always
As long as im living
My baby you'll be

Eco Tip: Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! From newspaper, to egg cartons, to organic materials such as leaves and yard clippings, lots of things can be recycled. Even coffee grounds can be used as fertilizer for some plants. So don't throw away what you can use again!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

30TM :: D2

Bath time is so much fun....

Who knew playing with a water funnel could be so intense, it takes great amounts of concentration and just the right amount of water.

The boys just love the water, they could sit and play in there for hours. Little fishes!

Eco Tip: Bring Your Own Bag: You'll save one mile's worth of petroleum for every 14 plastic bags you don't use. Not to mention cut down on pollution-we throw away over 30 billion one time use bags each year.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

30 Tiny Moments...

Last night i was reading one of my favorite blogers Kerflop!

She is participating in 30 tiny moments...documenting the right now of life. I beleive it was started by Soul Mama. gonna do it too. So you can find my set here and if u want to join in just load you pictures to Flicker and tag them "30tinymoments" Should be fun to see a peice of everyones day :)

My favorite pancake makin buddy! I cant even think about making pancakes without my little Ians help. Cooking is one of his favorite things to do.

Eco Tip:

If everyone took 30 seconds to inflate their tires to the proper pressure we would save 200,000 barrels of oil a day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Feelin Crafty!

This past month i have been "lurking" ( as they say ) around a bunch of blogs... I have caught the craft bug! I have so many ideas for things to make from all of these wonderful people....Kerflop...Ihl...artsy-crafty babe...and the list goes on. I have been in such a creative slump, but im bustin out! I have this huge list of things to make now:
Now all i need is to find the time...oh it'll happen, im gonna do it!
Cause i cant even sleep at night ( dorky i know ) cause of all the ideas i have running through ny head. LOL!
I will post pics as soon as i finish somthin.
Take care!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Birthday Cake

So the other day was my "little" brothers bday! 25 already! crazy...somtimes i still think im 25. Sence both of my sons have bdays only a couple days away from mine, my bday has seemed to disaper. Im not complaining, cause i wanted their bdays close to mine. I love palnning their bdays!
But im getting off track... My brothers bday....

My mom & Ian made uncle a cake for his bday. Chocolate brownie, his favorite. After it was finished baking my mom ( gma ) set it on the counter to cool and then frosted it with Ians help.

So....the cake has been cooling for a while now and Ian is dying to have some. We keep telling him to wait a while and he will get some.

Well that didnt work as you can plainly see.
All i did was try and go to the bathroom. When i come out he hops off the couch like a lightning bolt! Of course u know that means he was doing something he wasnt supposed to.
I come over to see what he was up to, to find his face and fingers smeared
with chocolate. He started crying and i started laughing! He says "Mommy i just wanted a bite" Poor lil guy, the temptation was just too much!