Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Although I wasn't able to get my cutie's smile in the pic, she is just like Daddy...she smiles with her beautiful eyes.

And this snuggle is what I live for. Are your kids snugglers too?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fever & Friends....

The house is finally getting back to normal after this weekend. Michael & Lindsey had fevers of 103 along with vomiting...it was crazy. One after another. Our weekend pretty much looked like thisDon't you feel for him? I think Lindsey is ready to go back to school tomorrow. The verdict is still out on little man Michael.

Even with the kids sick this entire weekend, it was a pleasant one. I guess it was because Friday was such a good day! I was able to finally get my hair done...YAY! And we went out on a double date with my new friend, Annie & her husband. We went to dinner @ Kingfisher. The swordfish was delicious! After dinner, we couldn't decide where to go....we hit CVS for socks and went

bowling! Here is Brian, Annie's husband, showing off his skillz.

And Annie rocking those bowling shoes. Is she adorable or what? They are really nice, fun people and I am so happy that we met. Hopefully, we will do it again very soon.

Speaking of sweet friends, look what Lori was kind enough to send me!

Can you believe all of the goodness? The scavo lettered blocks, the yummy peanut M&M's, the fun spring napkins, blast from my past memo pad, flower coffee mug, raspberry ice Crystal Light, and the new issue of Living magazine were so, so unexpected! So appreciated and so, so....me!

The card made me cry....you are a dear friend, Lori.

And I CAN't forget the 2 beautiful eggs she made for me. Just precious. Thank you Lori for making my week, truly!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All about my Mom~~~by Lindsey(6)

I stole this from my friend, Rachel, who today is the proud new mommy to Abby Jo. Congratulations!

1. What is something mom always says to you? I love you.

2. What makes mom happy? When we behave.

3. What makes mom sad? When we be bad.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Make funny faces & tickle me.

5. What was your mom like as a child? You were small.

6. How old is your mom? 36?

7. How tall is your mom? 24?!?!

8. What is her favorite thing to do? Talk on the phone.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Take care of Natalie.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? For being happy.

11. What is your mom really good at? Taking care of us.

12. What is your mom not very good at? I don't know.

13. What does your mom do for her job? To take care of us!

14.What is your mom's favorite food? Plums!

15. What makes you proud of your mom? When you show friendship and love to us.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? The girl from Scooby-Doo with the long red hair.

17. What do you and your mom do together? Shopping.

18. How are you and your mom the same? We wear the same color clothes sometimes.

19. How are you and your mom different? You have black hair and I have brown hair.

20. How do you know your mom loves you? Because you say it all the time.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Shopping!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Three for Thursday...Natalie's Birthday Edition...on Friday.

Only 9 days late...not bad!

Here are some of her favorites.

1. Broccoli
2. Chickens
3. Cancakes

1. Puzzles
2. Candyland(the new shape version)
3. Elefun

1. Pig on her head------------The Laurie Berkner Band
2. Hot-n-cold(the clean version)------------Katy Perry
3. Dance Party---Wubbzy

1. Leapster
2. All little people figurines.
3. Her girl, which is a doll that has plastic snap on clothes

1. Excuse Me----------Karen Katz
2. Caillou books, any of them
3. I'm as Quick as a Cricket----------Audrey Wood

Outdoor games~
1. Three Little Pigs.....which is Daddy chasing all of the little pigs into the playhouse
2. Bike riding
3. Kick da ball....that's exactly how she says it

TV shows/movies~
1. Caillou
2. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan
3. Wow, Wow, Wubbzy

And 3 words to best describe her~~~~
1. Sweet
2. Smart
3. Snuggly.

You are an amazing little girl and we are so lucky to have you in our family! We love you so much, lovey.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Natalie's looong birthday post...aka the year she didn't look at the camera.

My last shot of her as a 2 year old. Two years of such joy......
When I came out to wish her a happy birthday, I caught the girls having a special snuggle.

Seeing them being loving to each other always makes my heart happy.

She was very excited to have her cinnamon rolls....we were running late, so that was it for photos.
After dropping off the oldest 3 at school, we came back to the house for her birthday play date.
Charles set up the bounce house, so we could at least get
proof that they were near each other!

After their bouncing fun, we had cupcakes and presents! They were so sweet to give her 3 new potty books(progress in that area has stalled). She talked about her friend for the rest of the day.
The only photo I have of her birthday dinner & cake.....the only one that turned out anyway. She had a good time. She was happy with her new raincoat(cause it rains so much here, ha), a wubbzy bath toy, a wubbzy plush toy, and a new Dora scooter. She is still at that great age where she is happy with what she gets and doesn't look for more.

Her family party was on Sunday. We had decorations,
Banner made especially for Natalie by Lindsey. PERFECT decoration made by my Mom & Dad. Wubbzy
is made out of wood for her to keep in room. Thanks again,
she loves it!
We had games...
We had cake....

Made by Janice(of course). Do you believe
how cute it is? She made the tail, arms &
feet out of yellow chocolate! Thank you
so much!

We had party hats

We had coloring....
There she is, Janice(our own Marth Stewart)
We had tickle time.....
And we had presents!
Yay! She got Widget! What was she so excited about?

Her doll creation....she loves her doll,
Mom! Thanks.

****And we had one tuckered out partier!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

Today, the girls were ready to go green....Lindsey wore green, but I don't know, do you think it was ENOUGH? I had to stop her at the green shorts and green shirt!
Natalie loved her shamrock shirt, but was more worried about the paparazzi(me)
It is all the rage...upside down sunglasses.

Here she is cracking up at me wearing them upside down too.

I am behind on posting, but it will be worth the wait.
~Natalie's birthday & birthday party
~Playdates galore(ok just 3)
& lots more!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you(needs to be pronounced...yew)
Off to make shepherd's pie for dinner!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Goodbye 2........

you went by so fast
Up, up, and away.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Confession Survey

My friend, Lori tagged me...so here goes!

Confession Survey
1)What is your blogger name? the6scavos
2)When is your birthday? December 27
3) How long have you been blogging? Since June 2005
4) Who tagged you? Lori
5) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts? On me? Eyes, hair, lips, calves and that's all I can come up with!
6) What do you wish most for your birthday? a mac.
7) What color are your nails now? au natural
8) Any depressing thoughts lately? No
9) What's your next 1 month's plan? Plan our vacation, exercise more, eat healthier, continue my no soda challenge, and just DO more.
10) At what age did you have your first crush? 5- His name was Adam.
11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated? No.
12) Are you a clean freak? I wish I was.
13) Which era do you wish you were born in? Mine was just fine.
14) Are you a vegetarian? No.
15) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? 2 or 3.
16) Are you a light sleeper or I-don't-care-if-there's-a bomb sleeper? I am a heavy sleeper! And I can pretty much sleep anywhere.
17) Do you secretly wear comfortable grandma panties when your husband is not around? Uh, no.
18) What is your ultimate dream job? I always wanted to be a social worker. I would love to open a non-profit school for children & adults with autism.
19) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most? Oh there are so many to choose from...just kidding. Charles' need to watch the news every night drives me crazy! Not really an annoying act, but when he falls asleep 2 minutes into the broadcast and then gets cranky because I changed it....is what drives me crazy!
20) What is your dream car? I don't really have a dream car, but wouldn't mind a new one...midnight blue.
21) Do you easily wake up in the morning? No!!!!!!
22) Do you like hairy men? goateed men? No! and No!
23) What would you prefer? two hour spa, two hour foot massage, or 2 hour Thai massage? I'll go with the spa.
24) Have you ever wished you had a different name? No.
25) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? I am so lame....volleyball is mymost extreme sport, pretty pitiful.
26) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? I have never been to either.
27) What is your favorite food? Mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie...it's a toss-up!
28) What is the most embarrasing moment you had on a date? I can't think of anything, I must have blocked it out....it was that bad:)

If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged and try it.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wondering where I have been?

7 days and only 2 success stories. Enough said.