Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
[Syd packed in and ready to go]
Once we got on the road Sydney did WONDERFUL! She barely cried at all the entire five hour car ride! She fell asleep the first two hours and Lk and I had a sing-a-long marathon! We also played "I'm going on a picnic and I am going to bring..." haha!
[Syd and John David wathcing Monster's Inc.]
Sydney LOVED loved LOVED the beach!
Now we are back and I spent all day today cleaning and washing clothes! ugh! When I was little when someone would ask my mom what her hobby was she would always say laundry! hah!
Monday, July 20, 2009
The trail was called Jack's Creek River Trail. On Saturday, we started out bright and early at 5am!! Started hiking around 10:30am after filling our bellies with some delicious Chick-fil-a biscuits. mmmmm. We hiked a bit and arrived at the falls around 2-ish. The falls were beautiful and so were we in our swim suits...not. We lived dangerously and jumped off some cliffs into the frothy water below. It took me around 20 minutes to work myself up to jumping off. I did it though with some coaxing from my cliff jumping coach Alexia. We are so brave!
After sunning and chilling next to the falls we started to look for a campsite and[wildlife sighting number one] instead we found a BEAR! Yes, I said it a real live people eating, grunting, hairy, BEAR! In the woods! Of course our very bright hiking companions decided they wanted a picture with the bear [it was only a cub BUT STILL!]. I being the safety first type gal stood about 300 feet away while the boys messed with baby bear. I was concerned that mama bear was going to make a grand appearance so I wanted to be as far away from them as possible. Thankfully mama bear was occupied.
Sunday we woke up ate some B-fast and began to hike out. We crossed the river 20-something times in 6 miles!! Holy Moley! Most of the river crossings were thigh deep too! It was CHILLY water! Oh and wildlife sighting number two: We were crossing the river for what seemed like the millionth time and a snake slithered across a rock and into the water RIGHT in front of me! eeek!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
[This was one of the obstacles]
[The infamous mud pit]
[Before the race 2008]
[After in our Muddy Buddy goodness]
I recommend this race to any of you active people out there!! We LOVE it! It is a little pricey [$150/team] BUT it is a charity race. It helps Athletes that need prosthetic limbs.
Other than the new pictures. I only have TWO weeks left of summer semester! I am going backpacking this weekend [16 miles!!] and my 24th BIRTHDAY is comming up [August 10th ahem] !!!! I am SO old!
Sydney update: She will be starting Preschool [tears] on my Birthday! I will most likley cry everyday for a month when I drop her off. Today we went to Walmart and bought her a backpack and a lunch box! I almost cried right there in the store. ha. She is getting so old!
Friday, July 10, 2009
I recently worked my butt off to save for a TINY LAPTOP!!
It is my new love. I put it in my purse and take it everywhere I go. If it were not for Sydney it would be my baby. ha. However, it's tinyness does not allow me to save the hundreds apon thousands of pics I have of Sydney on it. So, I apologize in advance for picture-less posts that may be in your near future. MOST of them hopefully will have some eye candy for you.
Anyway, a much needed update. Sydney is well into her not so"teriible twos". I hear moms speak about this supposedly horrid phase of wanting to throw your child out a window. In Sydney's case she just is not that bad [which I thank God for approximatley five million times a day]. She gets frustrated when she is trying to tell me something and I do not understand her and of couse the "but I want fill in the blank" temper tantrum. Other than that we are golden.
She has started being scared of "monsters" though. Which is strange to me because I have never mentioned monsters to her. I am a detective trying to figure out where this monster obsesion has come from. When I put her to bed for nap and for bed time she asks me about the monsters about one-hundred times, which I respond with, "Sydney there are no monsters, Sadie scared them all away" [Sadie is our faithful doberman pincher gaurd dog and I trust that there will be no monsters while she is on watch. If I were a monster I would certainly avoid our house!] I also tried to solve the monsters issue by watching Monsters Inc.
I wanted to show her that monsters are nice. She loved the movie but still asked about the monsters when I put her to bed tonight. So, oh well. Strike one! She is also begining to be scared of the dark I believe. I really do not know how to deal with this fear. Any suggestions? Anyone's parents have a good method of breaking the fear of the dark? Obviously she is two and I understand she will need a night light for a while but I do not want her to be scared of the dark her whole life.
These are the super duper interesting things that are going on in my life currently! I am sure you all cannot wait for the next update haha.
Other than that school is kicking my bum. I have three summer classes! Homework. homework. homework! I am looking forward to the much too short two week break between summer and fall semester! Wish me luck on finals I am pretty certian I will all A's! WOO!
Love, Syd and Christina
p.s. RIP MJ, all I can say now is PLEASE God let this blow over soon. It is getting very old!!