Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is not okay to do business while you are doing your ‘business’ in the bathroom

Today I was talking to one of our customers when he told me, “hold on, I have to go to the bathroom”.  Then he proceeded to put the phone down while he did his business.  When he was done, he picked it back up to finish our conversation.

Yep, true story.  Nope, not okay.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chloe’s Day

Yesterday morning Chloe got a WAY out of the norm treat for breakfast.  Jeff tore up part of a plain cake donut as a birthday treat. 

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She loved it and wolfed it down in seconds. 

After our trip to Irvine Park, we had everyone over for dinner.  It wasn’t planned but it ended up being an excuse to eat cake a Chloe celebration.  Shannon brought a cake, Crystal made lemon bars and the nieces brought a gift. 


While I was cuddling Kalea who wasn’t feeling well, apparently Chloe nabbed my seat and enjoyed some cake.

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Brooklyn, Kalea and Danny had bought her a gift – 2 squeaky toys and a peanut butter bone.  Shannon bought her new pink bowls.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this dog is spoiled.

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary

Crystal received a notice that Irvine Park was celebrating their Railroad’s 16th anniversary this weekend.  Food, games and rides were all discounted so we headed down there today with the little nieces. 

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We got there around 11:30am and had some lunch.  After lunch we made our way to the main attraction, the train ride. 

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The train ride was pretty good.  It only cost $2 per person (normally $4) lasted awhile and went through different parts of the park. 

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One part of the lake allowed for paddle boats, it looked like a lot of fun and something we have to go back and try!

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The announcer sat right behind us and told us a little history of how the park was sold to the city.  A statue of Mr. Irvine and his two favorite hunting dogs was part of the tour. 

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We also passed by the oldest piece of built property.  The fountain was built during the 1910’s. 

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At one point the train went through a tunnel…

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And then brought us around to our starting point. 

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Immediately after the train ride, the girls nabbed some balloons and then headed over to the pony rides. 

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Hailey was more than willing to go…Noelle not so much.  She was really only upset about having to leave behind her balloon.

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At one point, the horse that Crystal was leading just stopped walking.  She did her best to coax her but that horse did not budge.  Eventually one of the helpers came over to get her going again.

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After the horse ride, we drove around to find the surrey rentals.  We were so close to renting one for all of us to ride, but decided it was getting late and called it a day.

Can’t wait to go back with the nieces for some more fun!  Thanks for inviting us Crystal!!

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Our puppy turns 3 today! 

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Funny story:  We were at the Disney Store with Brooklyn and Kalea, buying Hailey a birthday present.  Brooklyn was feeling extra chatty and started talking to the cashier.  She was pointing out what we bought for her cousin when Kalea chimes in, Chloe’s birthday is tomorrow.  The cashier must have assumed the cousin they were talking about was Chloe.  So he asks, how old is Chloe going to be.  Without a beat, Brooklyn responds three.  He said something like, wow.  When I let him know, Chloe was my dog.  He was a little flustered and said, oh I thought we were talking about the cousin still.

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Happy birthday Chloe, you spoiled brat.  Winking smile

Friday, February 24, 2012

Not A Typical Friday

I haven’t had a day off since January.  When I heard that the older nieces had the entire week of this week, I convinced Danny to pick them up 1 day early and scheduled today off of work.

The nieces have been talking about sleeping over for awhile, so last night we had a slumber party. 

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We got up early, went to the mall and bought Hailey a birthday present for next week.  Smile

When we got home, we made plans to meet Crystal, Hailey and Noelle at the park for some cousin play time.  As soon as Hailey saw her cousins, she RAN to them with her arms outstretched.  Love that girl!

Immediately they ran all around after each other. 

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Noelle joined them, but only when she felt like it.  Smile

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Eventually the girls made their way to the swings and Shannon pushed Noelle.  Noelle was getting pretty high and then threw her head back.  I’m surprised she didn’t get sick. 

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Brooklyn decided to try to swing in the baby swing.  Her long legs got stuck getting in and out. 

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Kalea…no hands!

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After awhile, Hailey needed some chapstick.  Unfortunately it was warmed up from being in Crystal’s pocket and Hailey had some trouble putting it on.  Smile

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And lastly, the paint samples are up!  But we aren’t sure…  We like the green for the kitchen, but not the livingroom.  We like the grey, but think it might have too much of a blue base.  We think we might split the kitchen and livingroom wall and put the colors right next to each other, but still don’t know. 

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I just wish we could find a sofa so we know for sure which color would be best.

PS don’t ever pick tile/cabinets/granite/wood floors without having at *least* a color scheme in mind.  Otherwise you will be in our boat.