Friday, May 13, 2016

I'm back

I'm trying to make it back to blogging.  I've been gone for a while because I'm not much on keeping a journal or a big writer but I'm going to give it a go. There's actually a lot to talk about. Stay posted....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

This girl is making us grey! Let me explain...This morning I'm at work and I get a phone call from Chris. He asks me if genetian violet is poisonous because Mikaela found it, opened it up and has it all over herself. She has a purpke tongue, mouth and fingers. I told him no but she was goin gto be stained"violet" for a few days. He responded "she's in the bath right now. I might put the rest of the genetian violet and turn her purple" ... maybe that'll teach her a lesson. We're just glad she didn't get it all over the new carpet. Yikes!

FYI, genetian violet is a homeopathic cure for thrush. It works great but it stains you purple (violet).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weekend get away

Chris and I finally took a weekend off from our parental duties. My wonderful mom came to our house while Chris and I enjoyed a nice hotel a few miles away in Anaheim. We stayed at Disney's paradise pier. Since we have Disneyland annual passports we got to go to Disneyland by ourselves and enjoy a "magical morning." We got into Disneyland 1 hour before regular opening hours. We took advantage and rode Space Mountain 2 times with less than 10 minute waiting times. It was great.
We needed this get-away for a long time.
We ate at the FABULOUS Napa Rose at the Grand Disney Hotel. OMGoodness it was delicious! We had delicious appetizers and the salad I had was to die for. Full of crunchy goodness. oh and I could go on about the soup. It was a lentil base with bacon and shrimp. mmmmm, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Chris had the most delicious pork chop ever. Our compliments to the chefs. All I can say if you have a few dollars to spare and want to eat at a great restaurant you gotta eat here. We were dressed to the nines and we ate like pigs, (civilized oinkers at least). If I was shameless I would have licked the plate clean, sadly, I had to hold back.

oh ya, and we went to a MX super cross event too. Amazingly, I had fun at that too. Chris was happy cheek to cheek. Happy husband, happy wife. ;-) Happy wife, happy life.

Tyler turns 7 yrs old

Happy Birthday Tyler!

Tyler turned 7yrs old. I'm still in awe at this young boy. He is smart, handsome, courteous and was happy hanging out with just the family at Chuck e cheese. We stopped doing parties every year for the kids. This year was Tyler's "off" year but we still do a dinner of his choice. He choose Chuck e Cheese. All the kids were happy and it wasn't crowded so parents were happy too. Happy birthday kiddo. and MANY, MANY more!

Being silly with frosting from his cake.

Tyler is into making silly faces at the camera. Here he is holding his fighter jet kite we got him. Goofy kid. He gets it from his dad.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

A week in the life of the Watkins

Monday- worked
Tuesday- worked

Wednesday -was supposed to go to lunch with my friend but bailed out on her. (I'm feeling a little guilty.) Instead I cleaned house and did some grocery shopping. When I got home Chris had made me a delicious sandwich. It was gooood, all that was missing was the avocado. We didn't have any ripe ones. DARN. I also made sure the kids finished all their weekly homework on Wed. so we could go to Disneyland on Thursday.

Thursday- Go to Disneyland. Cameron and Tyler were acting like bozo kids and as we got through the entrance I got a feeling to remind them if they lose us at the park to find a Disneyland worker (a lady worker) to help you. All was going great until we go to Tarzan's tree house. The boys went together and Mikaela, Chris and I waited for them at the exit. Time went by, we saw Cameron coming towards the exit and then went back to play with the rope swing. Tyler did the same. We weren't worried because we saw both boys together. A few minutes later, Cameron comes out wondering where Tyler was...and the search began. I stayed put with Mikaela. Chris went up the tree one way and Cameron went the other way. There was no Tyler to be found. I was getting a little worried, but not too much because I kept telling myself "it's the happiest place on Earth, bad things don't happen here." Then another thought came into my head..."I've heard there are ALOT of sexual predators that live around the Disneyland area." I tried not to panic yet. I send Chris to the lost parents area to find Tyler, I stay put with the other 2 kids and wait to see if Tyler appears. I ask Cameron to keep his eyes peeled for Tyler. He did just that. About 2 minutes later Cameron spots Tyler walking with a lady worker. Tyler with a churro in hand. Poor Tyler, I could tell he was scared and had crying. I grab him and hold him and don't know if I want to kiss him or kill him. He apparently walked out of Tarzan's tree house without even seeing us and started walking towards the Haunted Mansion he stopped at the churro cart because a lady was working there and she brought him safely back to the last place he had been. I gave the lady a big hug and a few more kisses to Tyler, I called daddy and everything was the way it should be. whew! Don't need to ever do that again. We enjoyed the rest of our evening and bonus! Tyler was finally tall enough to go on the Indiana Jones ride. Yay!

Friday-made yummy tacos with black beans on the side.

This is how I kept the kids busy so I could make dinner. Hee hee.

Streaming Dora videos and xbox 360 can be mom's little helper.

Saturday- new neighbors arrive. Chris and I show them around the property and get to know our new neighbors. So far they seem like a normal couple.
I give Chris a much needed haircut and later we go to the Fullerton Arboretum to enjoy the most beautiful day in So. California in mid January.

That's about it for this week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

7 months behind...Cameron's baptism

I had good intentions to posting this long ago, and we all know where the road of good intentions leads without further delay here are some pictures of Cameron's baptism June 2010.