Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Dreams!

Oh I can feel the excitement in our home today as we get ready to enjoy the first day of the 2010 Olympic Vancouver Games! It's special not just because it is happening in Canada, it's special because there will be hearts soaring, careers made, dreams achieved, tears, sweat, adrenaline, competition .. and when every Canadian roots for the same side!

While watching the Superbowl this year, the theme song "I Believe" came on .. and I was completely smitten, full of goosebumps and tears, but most importantly full of pride! Here is the video I found on You Tube incase you haven't seen it yet .. and I have downloaded it from iTunes too (thanks Laurie :))!

For those of you that would like to have a schedule of events .. here is the link! Keep in mind the timings are in PST and not EST! Think of it as we are 3 hours ahead for us locals on EST! LOL

I am currently watching the flame being passed on to one another thru Stanley Park! We have errands to run today as a family (John's off and we have a PD Day), and then tonight I think we are going to partake in some wobblies, some snacks, some family time and watch the 40 million dollar Opening Ceremonies .... CAN'T WAIT!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Alexa's 7th Birthday - Princess Slumber Party

OMG what a blast! I was dreading the screeching and the shrieking, but found (actually John felt the same way) that it was so much fun ... and it was such a thrill to see the gorgeous grin on my birthday girls face! Several times throughout the party we'd hear the girls yell "This is the bestest party I have ever been to!" .. or "I am having the best time of my life!"

So Saturday morning Alexa and I headed off to Goobers for a Mommy and Me Princess Spa Day. Alexa got her nails painted and had little gems adhered. We both got our toenails painted a sparkley blue, she had her hair done, light make-up on, and sparkles all over to finish it off. I bought her a nice white dress, and she had a tiara placed on her head! She was grinning ear to ear ... too precious! I wish I had photos of this but I realized once I got there that my camera was missing a camera card .. DUMB ASS MOMMY! LOL

I took her to Rockin Johnny's for lunch and then to pick up some last minute items.

When we got home, Daddy and Ang had already decorated the place with streamers and balloons and we finished decorating the Barbie dress Cake!

The girls arrived dressed up as Princesses, and the party began. They played games, made bracelets, made pizzas, did present opening, loot bags and candle blowing out! LOL They then got in their jammies, watched movies while getting comfy on the queen size blow up mattress and eventually falling asleep. SIGH!

Morning came and John whipped up some chocolate chip pancakes with bacon, and the girls trickled out by 11am! All of us needed a nap at that point .. and rested for a good couple of hours. Then off the granny's and papa's for her family celebration .. oh and super bowl party! LOL

We stayed at my parents for a couple of days and told the world to go take a hike! It was refreshing!

So busy busy weekend ... but a blast .. here are some pics!



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A new look!

Hey ya there! I have decided that I have had my head in the sand long enough and it's time to come back full force ... with that, I need a new look. I came across this free template and I really liked it .. although I must admit I think I may rather save it for the fall and find myself something bright and spring like!

Tell me ... what do you think?

Regardless .. happy to be back in the blogging world .. I have missed it and my blogging buddies! :) Maybe tomorrow between housework and kids, I can actually post about something important .. like my Alexa's awesome 7th B-day! WINK