last week we took the kids to a baseball game.  we’ve been cooped up in the house a lot lately with this awful weather.  so we thought we’d give the game a try.  ava didn’t want to go, she’s become a real homebody and i’ve been giving in and letting her stay back but i think i need to start pushing her more.  she stayed at my sisters when we went to disneyland, i mean come on!  who doesn’t love disneyland.  jack is in that i want to get into everything phase so we left them both at ivan’s moms and took the middle two with us.

we had so much fun.  they got to eat and drink everything they normally wouldn’t get.  we cheered and sang.  elle wanted to be on the big screen so she danced the whole time.  we stayed until the bottom of the 7th then decided it was time to get these babes home for bed.  we had a blast and it was good to get out of the house but still be in air-conditioning.

on a side note we are headed to new york at the end of this month and we are going to a yankee’s vs red Sox game.  i’m pretty excited!



Lately I’ve been in a funk.  I don’t even know why.  I started working out with a trainer and he gave me this crazy boring diet and really that’s the only thing in my life that’s changed.  So is that’s whats making me crazy?!  I don’t know but I’m trying to dig myself out of this bad mood.

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep, typical me.  I tossed and turned for hours and hours.  At some point I fell asleep and woke up crying, again.  This happened to me a few months back.  I dream we are back in the hospital.  Last night it was that Jack was sick again and we didn’t know what was wrong.  They wanted to do a cystic fibrosis test.  Which is what they had scheduled to do after his echo on the day we found out he had tapvr.  He was sedated in my dream.  The hardest part of Jack being sick was when he was sedated, just lying there, lifeless.  Not knowing if he would make it another day.  I was right there again.  The worst time of my life, reliving it.  Is this my way of working through everything we went through?  Is it the fear of his next cardiologist appointment looming around the corner?

So when I woke up this morning I decided to change my attitude.  I can’t control a lot of things but my decision to be happy or miserable is one thing I can change.  Today I’m choosing to be patient with my babies.  To be grateful for these days I get with them.  I know it won’t be easy given the mood Ive been in but I’m going to do my best.  So that’s that.  Life can feel crummy for no reason, its time for my pity party to end and for me to enjoy these last few days of summer vacation.  School starts Monday.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a tiny bit excited.


Life according to my iPhone 7-2014

Does anyone else let their baby tear up the bathroom so they can get ready?  Toilet paper keeps him busy for at least 5 min. I went back to blonde.  It feels good.  Jumping on the tramp with a hose, that’s childhood right there. Jack and Elle fight over the stool when I’m making dinner.
Chickens are getting huge.  Jack’s finally big enough to hold up a light saber.  Elle crying her eyes out because we had to leave church early, such a sweet girl.  I love when he lays his head on me.
Elle has lots of cool tricks, tucking her lip in is her latest.  Jack is petrified of the car wash.  Lots of chicken eggs these days.


Yep, we are still nursing.  My henny, he’s just so sweet and photogenic, the only one in the family.  Went to Pine to escape the heat.  Elle stuffed plastic cupcakes down her shirt and said looook mom.  What am I gonna do with her?



i have to admit i don’t think southern cali has the best food but it is one of our favorite places to beach so we end up there a lot.  we sort of rotate through the same few spots.  here’s my list of favorites.
T.K. Burgers
– big bargain special
– side of onion rings
– make sure you ask for a side of their sauce to dip your fries and onion rings in
– their breakfast is pretty good too
i don’t know why but I don’t like the mission viejo location so go to any of the others.
Big Belly Deli in newport beach
across the pch from newport beach.  perfect for ordering and taking over to the beach
– i always order the rajun cajun, it’s chicken and sausage with peppers and melted cheese.  kinda spicy and really good.
– i get the kids a turkey sandwich on squaw bread, really good
– get the side of macaroni salad
Ajisen Ramen irvine
– oh i dream of spicy pork ramen.  its just so so good.
– my kids love the regular pork ramen
walk over to 85c after dinner at ajisen ramen.  its in the same complex.  this taiwanese bakery is amazing.  i don’t even know what the name is of the pastry i get, its a puff looking pastry in what looks like a large cupcake liner and inside its filled with the most delicious custard.  we call them milk clouds.  all the sweets are really good.  i haven’t tried the savory.  i don’t drink coffee but i’ve heard the sea salt coffee is some of the best.  the lines can be reaaaaalllly long.
Ruby’s Shake Shack
we really like this place for the view alone.  play at the beach and then walk up the stairs for lunch.  sit at the bench facing the ocean while you enjoy your meal.
– breakfast burrito
– burger and fries
– shakes
 Lucha Libre in san diego
this was our first time eating at lucha and i thought it was pretty good.  i really like the green creamy sauce at the salsa bar.  i poured it all over everything.
– surfin’ califonia
– queso taco with carne asada
La Super-Rico Taqueria in santa barbara
hands down my favorite mexican food in california
– #16, homemade tortillas topped with carne asada, peppers and cheese.  amazing!!
– homemade guac is to die for
– ivan loved the adobado taco’s
if you are in santa barbara go here, there will be a line but its worth the wait. oh and they have mexican soda.  the perfect meal.
Pitfire Pizza in Costa Mesa
pizza and salads
i have yet to find a pizza i love in southern california.
Bagel Shack
– old man’s on swiss bagel, cream cheese, avocado and lemon pepper
– lower’s add sausage on cheddar bagel
– cinnamon crunch bagel with strawberry cream cheese
the best bagels i’ve ever had.
Sidecar Doughnuts in Costa Mesa
– butter and salt doughnut, my very favorite
-blueberry with cornmeal crumb, this one was doughnut of the month but i think they should always have it, it is that good.
VG Donut and Bakery
so i haven’t been here but i hear really good things about their donuts, its on my list next time i go.
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