Monday, March 23, 2009

The Real Housewife of Orange County

From looking at our blog, some of you might think that all we do is travel. False. The real truth is just that most of my life is not that exciting to write about! I've looked through my photos from the last few weeks and tried to find something that might be interesting enough to post and here's what I've got...

80's Party!


My friend Erin turned 30 and had a fun 80's themed birthday party. We got to go all out and get dressed up for the occasion. We even hired a baby sitter for the night!


Charlie Broke His Foot


My parents moved to Utah at the end of February and we went over to help them finish packing and load up the truck. If anyone knows my mom, you know that she has one of the cleanest homes you will ever enter. So in order to keep the carpet from getting dirty during the move (even though it is not her carpet anymore), she lined the stairs with plastic. Plastic stairs = slippery stairs. Next thing you know, Charlie is on the ground and all of the boxes he was carrying are on his foot.


I Broke the Trash Can


Like I said, my everyday life is not that interesting. But since we are on the subject of things that are broken, why not? I was just going to empty it but it slipped out of my hand. Charlie is out of town so of course I had to take a picture for him to see what happened. And now you all get to see too!


On Mondays I Baby Sit


My friend Sherri takes a pilates class on Monday mornings and I watch Daniel and Lucie for her. It is kind of fun having double kids and double dachshunds for a few hours! And Sherri watches Isaac for me too so it is a great trade off.

St. Patrick's Day


For St. Patrick's Day we made corned beef & brocolli. Yes, brocolli not cabbage. We made cabbage the year that I was pregnant and the smell made me so sick that I don't think I'll ever be able to eat cooked cabbage again. Anyway, Isaac loved the corned beef AND the brocolli! He is a great little eater. Sometimes I have to trick him into taking that first bite of something new, but once he tastes it, he'll eat pretty much anything.


Santa Ana Zoo


For all of you locals, did you know that there is a zoo in Santa Ana? I didn't! But now I know and so do you. It is much closer than San Diego or LA and much cheaper too - only $7 (and kids 2 and under are free). Of course, as you might expect, it is also much smaller. Charlie was out of town over the weekend so I was looking for things to keep Isaac & I busy. Sherri & her family joined us on Saturday and we spent a couple hours at the zoo. The highlights for Isaac were (see photos above): the elephant, the train, and the goats. Next time maybe we will even get to ride the elephant.

And last but not least...

I Painted the Baseboards!


I totally just went and took a picture so I could show off all my hard work. Charlie is at his big event of the year in Chicago (standing on his broken foot all day, poor guy!) so what better time for me to paint the baseboards, right? Especially since we have had them for over a year now! They came primed white so it wasn't that noticeable (please tell me you haven't all been noticing my ugly baseboards for the past year), but you could still see nail holes and unfinished spots. Not anymore! My baseboards are pretty and semi-glossy white now.

And that is what I have been up to in the past few weeks. Or at least what I took pictures of.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, I had no idea your parents were moving back to Utah again. Are they living in American Fork? What is it with everybody in the world congregating in UT? (That's rhetorical, btw).

Sherri said...

Your baseboards look great! Thanks again for watching Daniel for me.

Rebecca said...

I never know your parents left UT!!! (In fact, for some reason I thought you were in Utah.) Charlie's foot looks painful. Hope it's better soon. Since you're in OC, and we go down there often, we should get together sometime. We love the Santa Ana Zoo. It's a good activity if you're looking for something that doesn't take more than a couple hours, is relatively inexpensive and that keeps the kids' attention.

Mikael said...

I FINALLY get to see the awesome blue color you painted! I LOVE IT!!! It looks amazing, especually with the hardwoods. And isaac is so cute. he is HUGE!! I bet he is bigger than makenzie. I like seeing your daily life. it rocks!

Rebecca said...

So you parents are back in UT again? What are they up to these days?

Roberts Family Blog said...

Wow, Carrie, who knew life could be so....well....normal! It's amazing how big little Isaac is getting. And yes, those baseboards look awesome! Now you've got me thinking I should paint mine...just one more project...Also, loved the 80's outfit! It suits you!