Friday, January 27, 2012

Early Start Graduation Day

Nathan was enrolled in early start, which is like head start, but for children under the age of 3. being that tomorrow is his 3rd birthday, he no longer qualifies for that program. so his teacher had a special graduation ceremony for him advancing out.

he even got to walk across the stage.

on the back of his certificate is a picture of a pizza. they always sang this song in class. and it was the first one he learned by heart.
then with it also being almost his birthday, they had a special treat, marshmallows with frosting on it.

each of his teachers also sent him home with a birthday present! he got a 4x4 truck hot wheel, a microphone (when he started school, he would only talk into a microphone), and a cute little dump truck.
i'm definitely going to miss his teachers! we've enrolled him into a school here in tooele, and i just don't feel like it's up to par like the richardson center in bakersfield.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

we've been getting together with friends a lot more lately knowing we're moving soon. last friday night we went out with our "peeps" as adults only. no kiddos! we ended up at golden corral and holy moley it was amazing! other then being with great company (wink), the food was pretty darn good! and the chocolate fountain is pretty amazing too! oh and the cotton candy! and the service was great. i like when buffets seat you. there's nothing more annoying to me then trying to find a seat (ahem in-n-out). after that we headed to the movies, bought our tickets, and ended up not seeing anything. theater was too packed to get us all sitting with each other. so we returned them. did you know you could do that? so then we went to starbucks for hot chocolate and just talked our little hearts out. jaren and i had to call it an early night, it was a long day of packing for us.

then on sunday, we got together WITH our kiddos. mark made a delicious tri-tip, willow brought her amazing cesar salad and we brought marie callendars pies. i'm sure going to miss them :(

our last week in california continues to be a busy one. we have pictures to take, job interview via phone call, school meeting (that delivered not so good news), last playgroup, early bday party for nathan, haircuts, farewell party girls night out, nathan's IEP and lastly, MOVING!

here's hoping we don't collapse by the end of the week!

the other night, during our nightly prayers, nathan spouted this out. it caught us off guard because when we have family prayer, he just sits there with his arms

now if only we could get him to close his eyes ;)

Sunday, January 8, 2012


let's see... happenings lately...

* jaren gave his notice and this will be his last week as a truck driver (hopefully forever?)

* i have 2 job interviews set up for our first week in utah. fingers crossed!

* we started packing after christmas that now all we have left are the basics. so it should be a smooth process loading up the truck.

* we're packing up the truck on friday the 20th, and pulling out on the 21st and staying in st. george with our besties. then continuing on to tooele on the 21st.

* at night i get emotional with the thought of moving away from my family. i've never been more then 3 hours away from any of them. but then i get really excited at the new changes we're making. i look forward to the slower pace of life in utah. i look forward to jaren going back to school. i look forward to hanging out with my mother-in-law more often. lol. as for our friends... don't even get me started! they have been our life the past 2 years. we've created such great memories! it's going to be hard to fill that void ;) lol

* we went carpet shopping for our room today. that was fun. of course what we like, and what we can afford are 2 different things. lol

* nathan has been evaluating to see if he qualifies for headstart when he turns 3. the psychologist called me to ask me some questions and to let me know how he did with her. she had a set of flashcards with pictures on them and she would ask him what it was to see if he knew. well, when she showed him a picture of scissors, he said, "hurt". she said although that was an incorrect answer, she was shocked to hear that he knew that they would hurt. so i told her how i sew a lot and my scissors are always out and when he gets a hold of them i tell him they're owies and put them back. lol. but then she showed him a picture of a chair, and he said, "SIT DOWN!!!". she said he said it in the most sternest of voices that she had to chuckle. so i guess i need to lower my voice when i discipline him, lol. we'll find out on the 20th if he qualifies for a headstart program.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

nathan didn't make it, lol

my parents did though :)
but my new years kiss didn't! LOL.
new years day dinner wouldn't be complete without martinellis.
lobster tails were on sale, so my mom picked some up. then we bbq'd the filet mignons that came with our omaha steak christmas gift, and the twice baked potatoes as well. it was delish and hopefully will be our new tradition.