Wednesday, May 23, 2012
My little guy, playing with his daddy's iPhone. It's hilarious watching him play the games. Watching him navigate through the screens and menus, it's amazing to me what two year olds can do these days! He gets SO into the games, as you can tell by the intense look in his eyes. All day he asked me to play "the ice cream game" on my phone. Well, I had no clue what he was talking about. Once Daddy got home, he climbed on his lap, grabbed the phone and started playing his beloved game. Problem is, it's only on iPhone, not Droid. So once Daddy returns to the black hole called work, the game is gone and Carter will once again ask for the ice cream game a million times. As he says...poops!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Today was the Culture Fair at my daughter's school, so I decided to put something on other than just my gym clothes, jammie pants, or jeans. I wore a dress for the first time in a long time. It was brought to my attention when the kids saw me after I got dressed, that I must wear super boring, non-dressy things all the time. They couldn't stop saying how beautiful I looked. They know how to make their mommy happy ;) I even heard my four-year-old say, "she looks like a bride!" Hahaha, not sure I looked that spectacular, but thanks girls, I'll take it. The weather was so warm and it felt nice to be wearing something summery :)
I also wore my "Disneyland sandals". I got them at Downtown Disney during one of our visits to Disneyland last year. We were walking in the parking structure and one of the kids stepped on my flip flop from the back as I was taking a step forward. Needless to say, it didn't end well. The strap completely tore off of the shoe and I was left with a gimp shoe at Disneyland. Woo. We stopped in one of the (ridiculously overpriced) shops in Downtown Disney to find a replacement pair. The only ones that were suitable to my taste were black flip flops with crystals on the straps..and about $50. If you know me, I'm rarely seen without a pair of black flip flops on. Sun, rain, snow..all the time. When I saw the price, I told the employee helping me out that I didn't want those ones and explained that I was just looking for a cheap replacement for the day. I didn't mention to her the part about the probability of them being of poor quality and just overpriced because of where they were being sold. She told me to just take them if I liked them. They were mine to have as a gift from Disney ...whaaaattt?? After saying, "are you sure???" about 20 times, she wrote up a gift slip for the shoes, cut off the tags, and we were off! Normally I would feel really weird not paying a cent for something, but I decided that we had given Disneyland thousands of dollars in our adult lifetime, so why not accept a generous gift from them? :D
P.S. A year later, still the most comfortable flip flops I've ever owned!!
Drove to the edge of town for this one ;) I love the cornfields around here. They really do make me happy. I was so happy when I saw all of the young corn starting to grow in the past few weeks. Weeeiiirdo. Anyway, I love seeing the green cornfields meet the blue sky. It just has such a free, wide-open feel to it. I no longer drive around listening to country music and with no real country connection. The 405 freeway doesn't provide much of a country feel and left me feeling like a country poser. I don't even drive on the freeways much anymore (I leave that mess to the workin' hubs ;). I stick to my 2 lane roads, getting stuck behind cowboy-driven tractors, with SUV's and Mercedes' all in the mix. Glamorous :P Anyway, like I mentioned a couple of posts ago, this photo is an example of old Chandler meeting new Chandler construction..bittersweet :).
Driving to pick up the kids today from school, I looked over and saw these horses grazing. It was another busy day and it was kind of nice to see such simplicity. These horses just looked so relaxed and at peace while cars rushed past them on the construction-filled streets. I decided to pull over for a break from the norm and the kids and I just watched them for a little bit. Ahhhh peace during the day. It's a beautiful thing :)
I have mixed feelings about all of the new development in our area. I love it because it means new, great things are happening here. At the same time, a big part of the reason why I fell in love with it here is because of the mix between old and new. New homes, new shopping and conveniences mixed with old farms growing corn, cotton, and a ton of other things. I love driving around with the kids and seeing all of the cows and horses all over the place. It's really fun to live here with all of that. There wasn't much of that while growing up in Orange County, CA ;) There really aren't even oranges growing there anymore. Slowly, the rural part of our East Valley is getting grabbed up by developers looking to build the next big shopping center or housing development. I do love all of the new building going on (yay for a growing economy!!), but I wish some fields would be left alone forever :)