Monday, October 11, 2010

Mommy WOW... I'm a BIG boy now!

Koa is almost 2 1/2 and is growing up WAY TOO FAST! Although he knows how to milk me and pretends to be my baby, he definately is NOT a baby anymore! He is 100% potty trained and I am SO proud of him. About 6 weeks ago he decided he didnt want diapers anymore and so he would go on the potty... the first 5 days were rough... he would have 3 or 4 accidents a day, but after a week NO MORE ACCIDENTS! Kaile potty trained really easily so I though Koa would be my tough one... I was wrong! He is such a good boy and I love him so much!!

I had to throw in a picture of Kaile! She is almost 4! She is so cute, SASSY, and very sweet. I love her to pieces!
(Side note... I accidently buzzed his head! OoOPPs! No more late night hair cuts outside, in the DARK. Hes still a doll though!)

Monday, October 4, 2010


The past 2 years have been quite the experience for our little family! I was very hesitant to move into Glenns parents home while they moved to Hawaii for 2 years. I worried about what "people would think"... I worried about losing our privacy... honestly, I cried when we left our little home! We have definately had our ups and downs but it has been such a blessing for our family! Glenn was able to finish his bachelors degree, took up to 21 units at a time, works more than full time and always makes time for myself and his kids! He does it all with a smile on his face and he has never once complained about being overwhelmed! I admire him for being so motivated by us! He wants to give us the best and HE HAS! I feel so blessed that he has had such a great job in this unstable economy! We have been able to pay for all of his schooling and have no debt! We have also been able to save money for a down payment on a house and Glenn is even starting his masters program! I am glad that we were able to feel "helpful" here by taking care of his parents home and rental units. We are so looking forward to his parents return in less than 6 weeks! Packing and moving will keep us busy and hopefully the time will fly, we have missed them so much!

Stay tuned for more blog posts! I'm BACK!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Kaile Taylor Swift" Take 2

My gal LOVES Taylor Swift... here she is singing song 2!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Friday May 21, 2010 was one of the BEST days EVER! Glenn graduated and I am SO happy to have my man back! The last few semesters were crazy with Glenn taking 18-21 units and working full times (and overtime)! It was definately rough for a couple of years having 2 little ones and a husband with a packed schedule but Glenn always managed to find time to spend with us! I will forever be amazed at how hard Glenn works and he NEVER EVER complains about it! Somedays he'd only get a couple hours of sleep and he still managed to put on a happy face! I LOVE him so much for that!

Me with my GRADUATE!

Congratulations babe!

Froggy Party!

Koa and 2 of his cousins, Matthew and Jaxson, all turned 2 within a few weeks of each other so we celebrated with a "TOADally Awesome" frog party at Froggs Bounce House and it was SO MUCH FUN!

Koa on his birthday... I need to find a picture of all 3 of the Birthday boys!
The banner and gift table...

The chocolate frog sucker centerpieces and froggy confetti (I went a little psycho with the details!)

The Frog Cake that my cousin Heather and I stayed up until 3am making! It was SO worth it though!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


My BABY is 2 and I love him SO much!
Isn't he adorable!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We are in paradise...

Getting SUPER excited over PINK pineapple (so excited that we forget how to open our eyes... bless her cute heart!)

playing in grandma and grandpas backyard... (this is really their backyard!)
playing old hawaiian games...
being transformed into sand mermaids...
Making new friends...
building princess sand castles...
watching the waves...
chasing away unwanted friends...
learning new tricks...
eating fresh pineapple...
bailing ourselves out of jail...

and we are enjoying EVERY SECOND of it!

I don't want to come home!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

Saturday we headed to the local park for the annual easter egg hunt. It was CRAZY but the kids had fun!
Kaile with her basket!

Koa was in heaven! He just loved carrying around his basket!

Later that afternoon we headed over to our nieces preschool party and the kids go to meet the easter bunny! Kaile was a little freaked out so this is the best shot we could get!

We headed home and decided to dye our eggs... instead we dyed the kids! Glenn accidently dyed Koa (and the kitchen floor) blue and while we were cleaning that up Kaile dyed herself and my ottoman yellow! Hopefully next year turns our a little better...

Koa with a few presents from the easter bunny!

Koas loot! The bunny brought him a bunch of mickey stuff (hes obsessed with mickey lately), some new spring/summer clothes and board shorts for our trip to hawaii (we are going to Hawaii in 2 weeks), a toy motorcycle (his fav), a mini skateboard, and a few other goodies!

Kaile was all smiles!

Kailes loot! Kaile got new jammies, some new clothes and bathing suits, flip flops, minnie stuff, jasmine figurines, The Princess and the Frog and a few other goodies!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Kaile Taylor Swift"

Kaile LOVES Taylor Swift and she even asked me to call her "Kaile Taylor Swift." She is too funny!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day Jodi!

This picture was a few days after our first valentines day together. I remember I was so exited to finally have a girlfriend on valentines day that I dragged my best friend and sister our to the mall to help me pick something out. They couldn't believe that I was willing to spend the last of my tiny paycheck on a present when I still had a week and a half till payday. But I did and haven't regretted it since. Happy Valentines Day Babe!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Koa the Lawnmower and Kaile the Ballerina!

Santa got Koa this totally awesome lawnmower for Christmas and today he put it to good use!
He was SO proud to be mowing the lawn with daddy and I was DYING over how cute he was trying to keep up with his dad!

Kaile started ballet today and she was SO excited! She was thrilled to go shopping alone with mommy to buy her new ballet slippers and tap shoes. I LOVED seeing her get so excited! Glenn wanted to go with us... he said there was NO WAY he was missing his babys first dance class! When Kaile was nervous Glenn totally went into the studio and DANCED WITH HER! All of the other moms about DIED! They were so goo-goo gaa-gaa over a dad dancing with his daughter. My heart totally melted! He is seriously the BEST DAD EVER! He will do anything for his kids... he doesn't have too much pride to bust a few ballet and tap moves and I love him even more because of it!

Isn't she a doll?!?!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Road trip!

Last weekend we took a little road trip to Northern California to visit with family and celebrate Calleighs 3rd birthday! (my cousins daughter)
The kids did SOO great in the car! They painted, watched movies... and made cheesy faces for the camera...
Poor Kaile got sick and was throwing up in the car but she was still such a good girl and just rested and painted when she felt up to it... I just love her!

Koa looked so cute napping with his leg up! The kids were SO happy when they were able to get out of the car and play!

they built forts...
All before heading back home in the CRAZIEST storm ever! The drive back home SUCKED but we had such a fun weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

Are we in like Seattle or is this Southern California we live in?!? Cause SERIOUSLY I am confused! I about had a mini panic attack yesterday when I looked out of the kitchen doors and saw Lake Elsinore on the patio! Luckily my, handy dandy, hubby came to the rescue... trashbag and all! We have drains on the patio that he opened and "wahhhlah" the water was GONE!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bad Blogger!

I know, I know! I've been a horrible blogger! I totally skipped over the holidays and haven't blogged "a real blog" for a while. Over the holidays we were busy with friends and family and Glenn has been taking winter classes so I am always kept busy with the kids! I'll do a quick recap of the past month...
Glenn won a 50" plasma at his work christmas party for not calling in sick or missing a day of work in 2009...
We hosted our annual "Wright" family Christmas party at our house...
Had company stay with us for a few days before Christmas...
Santa came and totally hooked us up...
Brought in 2010 with family...
Went on a mini vacay to Northern California to celebrate Calleighs 3rd birthday and spend time with family...
That is what we've been doing the past month! I am SO ready to get back to the daily grind and get back to blogging!

Monday, January 4, 2010

day 4 of 2010...

day 4 of dealing with sick kids!