Wednesday, July 23, 2008

6 months

Holy cow my little girl is 6 months old now. Man the time has gone by so fast. She doesn't even look the same to me anymore. In six months I am totally use to being a mom and having her around all the time. It's wonderful to watch her grow. 
6 things she can do now. 
1. Sleeps about 10 hours at night.
2. Loves to stand when you hold her. 
3. Loves watching Tv especially Baby Einstein. 
4. Interacts with me now and tries to make the same faces I do.
5. Recognizes people she knows. 
6. Developed a personality/ attitude. 
Before and Now

Before and Now

She threatens me if I don't pay attention to her. 
If she screams to much I put her in her crib for time out. 
She doesn't like that too much, but she always falls asleep within 5-10 minutes. 
(I hate seeing her cry, but it's a pretty funny picture)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ode to Batman

Spectacular movie full of intense scenes that left me wanting more. If you are one of the rare few who haven't seen it yet, I would advise that you do so Immediately. You won't want to miss this one. Health Ledger was excellent and very disturbing. Christian Bale can be my hero anytime. 

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight

Spider-Man Batman forever.

The Dark Knight chased Spider-Man 3 from the record books with a $155.3 opening weekend gross, per Exhibitor Relations Co. estimates today.

The figure capped three days of eye-popping figures for the Christopher Nolan film. The highlights:

  • The Dark Knight made more money in Friday midnight screenings ($18.5 million) than its predecessor, Batman Begins, made in any one day.
  • The Dark Knight made more money in one day ($66.4 million on Friday) than Batman Beginsmade in any one weekend.
  • The Dark Knight made about as much money in its second-biggest day ($48 million on Saturday) as Batman Begins made in its biggest weekend ($48.7 million).
  • The Dark Knight made more money in its third-biggest day ($39 million on Sunday) than Get Smart and You Don't Mess With the Zohan, to name two recent hits, made in their respective opening weekends.
  • The Dark Knight made more money in its biggest day than HancockWALL-E and Kung-Fu Panda, to name three recent supersize hits, made in their respective opening weekends.
  • The Dark Knight made more money in its opening weekend than the previous top-three-opening Batman movies (Batman ForeverBatman BeginsBatman Returns) made in their opening weekends—combined.

About the only thing The Dark Knight didn't do was keep up the frenetic pace it set with Friday's $66.4 million blowout, a performance which set new records as Hollywood's biggest-ever opening day and biggest-ever single day.

"Some people probably stayed away [to avoid] the crowds," Exhibitor Relations' Jeff Bock said.

Bock does not think audiences will stay away next weekend. He expects The Dark Knight will become only the second movie this summer, after Iron Man, to hold the No. 1 position at the box office for more than one weekend.

"Spider-Man 3 was savaged by critics, and it fell off pretty quickly," Bock said. "I don't expect anything to happen with The Dark Knight."

Especially not with the Heath Ledger factor at play.

To Bock, The Dark Knight's box office benefited immensely from both curiosity and buzz surrounding Ledger's performance as iconic Batman foe The Joker. The role was the last completed by the young actor before his death in January.

"This is really unprecedented, an actor in a blockbuster film dying before the release," Bock said.

"Unprecedented" is one word to sum up the weekend.

"Batman" is another.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

3 years

Wahoo!!!! We celebrated our 3 year anniversary on the 3rd. Man how time goes by fast. Everything in our life has changed since then. We have different jobs we live in a house now, and oh yeah we have a baby. We look a little different as well. The past three years have been wonderful. I love you Brett. 

Our engagement picture

Our 1st Christmas picture

1st year anniversary in Mammoth California
Around our second year(at Jenny's Wedding and pregnant)
Us on our 3 year anniversary having a great time. (We couldn't take a serious picture)

Independence Day

So as most people know the a lot of the fireworks were cancelled here on the 4th due to high winds. Fortunately that did not effect us. I was scheduled to work on the 4th and it turned out that a neighboring community was doing fireworks and all their festivities on the 3rd. So we had a wonderful time celebrating it on the 3rd with just the 3 of us. Tori was completely uninterested in the fireworks and enjoyed her glow necklace way more. 

she pretty much just stare at me instead of the fireworks. I thought it was cute that she was more interested in me. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

new home

okay by popular request here are some pictures of our new home. We love having all the extra space to move around. Brett is loving having his man's room back. I still have a little more painting projects to. My chocolate bathroom is coming along nicely I just need to put up my wallpaper border and it will be done. 

Living room/ kitchen
Tori's room
Man's room/ office. (this picture makes the deer head look small but it is really huge). 


So I made the mistake the other day by letting Tori lick one of my Oreo's. When I took it away she was not very happy. So I gave in and put her in the middle of the floor so she was out of reach of everything incase she wanted to grab something with her messy hands. It was pretty funny watching her. After about 3 minutes I think it made her a little sick. I love the pictures. 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

early 90's kid

This hits even closer to home for me. I just had to share because it reminds of such happy times. 

You know your a kid from the early 90's if....

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCH!"

2. You watched the Pound Puppies. 

3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air." 

4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. (is this style coming back??)

5. You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. 

6. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom. 

7. Two words: M.C. Hammer.

8. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock."

9. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars. 

10. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales." 

11. You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

12. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. 

13. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen.

14. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. 

15. You made your Mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side 

16. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter Shack, House).(we would play this in class instead of listen to our teachers)

17. L.A. Gear... 

18. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF."

19. You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf

20. You took lunch pails to school.

21. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets. 

22. You remember Hypercolor T-shirts. 

23. You ever owned a pair of jelly shoes. (can u believe they are back?)

24. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know what you are, but what am I?"

25. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

26. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. 

27. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip'n'Slide. (especially when you put soap on them)

28. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

29. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonald's.

30. You remember Popples. 

31. "Don't worry, be happy." 

32. You wore socks scrunched down. 

33. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"

34. You remember boom boxes vs. CD players.

35. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!"

36. You remember watching Rainbow Brite and My Little Ponies.

37. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac. 

38. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.

39. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on Saved By the Bell," the ORIGINAL class. (I still watch reruns)

40. You collected POGs and know the difference between a Slammer and a Slicer 

41 You remember watching

-Kenan and Kel
-Ren & Stimpy
-Pinky and the Brain
-AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!
-Rockos modern Life
-Tom and Jerry [when they didnt talk]
-Hey Arnold
-Out of the Box
-Bear in the Big Blue House
-Step by Step
-Family Matters
-Boy Meets World

-The Magic School Bus
-Reading Rainbow
-and Ghostwriter on PBS

43  When everything was settled by:
-rock paper scissors or
-bubble gum bubble gum in a dish or
44  when kick ball was something u did everyday!! (seriously everyday and tetherball(sp?))
45  You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape  (I would always do that, thank heaven for Itunes)
46  You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
47  You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos
48  You remember when Yo-Yos were cool
49  You remember those Where's Waldo books.
50  You remember eating Warheads and Splashers Gum.
51  You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere u went
52  All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand
53  You know the Macarena by heart ( Every word and every move) 
54 You remember reading "Goosebumps"

80's kid

I found myself going oh yeah during most of these. I love the 80's

You know you were an 80's kid if:

  • You know that another name for a keyboard is a Synthesizer".
  • You can name at least half of the members of the BRAT Pack.
  • You know who Tina Yothers is.
  • You wanted to be a Goonie.
  • You know who Max Headroom is.
  • You ever wore Flourescent, neon clothing.
  • You could breakdance, or wish you could.
  • You wanted to dress like the Hulk at Halloween.
  • You believed that "By the Power of Greyskull," you HAD the POWER.
  • Partying "like it's 1999" seemed sooo far away.
  • You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
  • You wanted to be on StarSearch.
  • You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
  • You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.
  • You owned a doll with "Xavier Roberts" signed on its butt, or knew someone who did.
  • You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout".
  • You HAD to have your MTV.
  • You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future"
  • You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."
  • You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.
  • You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.
  • You have heard of "Garbage Pail Kids".
  • Punks actually "shocked" people
  • You knew "The Artist", when he was humbly called "Prince".
  • You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.
  • You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game.
  • You own any cassettes.
  • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.
  • You remember and/or owned any of the CareBear glass collections from Pizza Hut, Or any other stupid collection of glass they came out with.
  • Poltergeist freaked you out.
  • You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
  • You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
  • You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish, or know someone who did.
  • You ever had a Swatch Watch, or three.
  • You had a crush on one of the Corey's (Haim or Feldman).
    You had a crush on Bo Derek or Heather Locklear.
  • You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
  • You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos.
  • You know what a "Whammee" is.
  • You had a crush on Jon BonJovi, or knew someone who did.
  • You thought eating Reeses Pieces would attract your own Alien.
  • Your name is Jennifer or Ja(y)son.
  • You have ever called 867-5309.
  • You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Camron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall.
  • You held the top score on PacMan.
  • You had MALL Hair or know someone who did.
  • You owned a T-Shirt that said, "I shot J.R." or know someone who did.