Thursday, February 21, 2008

Goodbye House!

SO, tomorrow's the first of two big days.  We're starting our move to our new house tomorrow, which means a lot of work and chaos that I don't want to deal with!  Anyways, today has been full of packing and getting ready and it's amazing to see how much STUFF you accumulate over two years.  I mean, you're always accumulating stuff, but the bigger your space is the more you end up owning, no matter how hard you try to declutter.  With our last move, we were coming from an apartment and it really wasn't that bad.  But now, we not only have our house to move, we have outdoor stuff too!  Things like, all the stuff in the shed, play sets, sandbox, BBQ, garbage cans....the list goes on.  Luckily, I'm not in charge of all that.  Anyway, it's going to be exciting :)  I'm just trying to have my mind set on two weeks from now when our house is (hopefully) put together, with things in there place and my living room isn't skyhigh with boxes.  Won't that be nice?  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I know we will! (I'm actually really excited to move, in case you can't tell...seriously!)


Here's the latest picture in front of our "old" house.  Kinda sad to leave, but it's NOT at the same time.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Yeah for Sunshine!!!

Today has turned out to be great weather!  I couldn't resist letting Samantha get out and enjoy the sun a little.  There's a new park near our house that we had only been to once before, so I thought we'd stop there, since it was on the way to the store we were headed to.  Sam loved it and Parker enjoyed people watching.  I can't wait until he can get out there and play as well.  Here's our fun trip to the park! (I couldn't get Parker to look at the camera for ANYTHING!)







Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day, Jer!

This post is a little tribute to my wonderful husband, Jeremy.  He's been such an amazing husband, friend, and father.  I'm just so grateful to have had these past (almost) 9 years together (3 years dating & almost 6 years married!).  We've been through so much and you've always been there for me and been such a support.  I look forward to the years ahead of us and what they will bring.  Thank you for everything!  I love you! 


Hanging out in front of Applebee's!


The Spirit of Washington dinner train.


Hill Cummorah visitor's center.


Canoeing on Lake Washington by the Huskie Stadium (7 months pregnant).


Pregnant (still) in Yellowstone.  Hey, I'm wearing the same shirt...I guess you're limited when you're that big!


Hiking in the Ice Caves in Idaho.


Mini Golf at Ocean Shores.


M's game!


Ocean Shores.


State Park along Oregon Coast.

Card Making


Samantha got really excited about Valentine's Day today and thought she'd get started on her cards to give her friends.  She picked out Princess ones the other day along with Princess candy.  I tried to help her write the names of her friends on them, but she was insistant that she do it herself.  Of course that meant just a bunch of scribbling, but in her eyes she was writing. She made 10 or so and even made them for our cats and her primary teachers.  She's so thoughtful... Happy Valentine's Day everyone, Love the Kleins!


She's looking a bit unkempt right now...I didn't realize she had chocolate all over her face and her hair is a bit crazy!  Oops!  She's still cute, right?!


Writing out her cards, concentrating so hard.


Well, it seems that Parker has mastered a new skill this week.  He not only can put the "roll a rounds" balls in his gumball machine (I talked about that on an earlier post) but he can put them in his dinosaur now too! He gets a kick out of the music and roaring that goes on when he gets the balls in the holes.  It's really cute!



Friday, February 8, 2008

Top 100 Cartoons of my Childhood

optimusmegs2.jpgOK. I've had a few requests for a top 100 countdown of cartoons from my childhood. So go to The Anamnesis Project to have a look. Just like before, if you click on the cartoon title, you can watch the opening theme for that cartoon. Have fun and let me know what I left off the list! Oh, Digg my article if you get a chance. It would be fun to get a bunch of people looking at the site.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

We're Moving


We finally bought a house!  For a while there we thought we were going to be homeless.  Luckily, we found this great house in Maple Hills that will be great for our family.  It's got a huge park and swimming pool in the community that we're going to be living in walking distance to, so that will be nice this summer.  It's on 3/4 of an acre and has a huge deck and sunroom. It's an old house, but has been remodeled and looks very nice.  It's not in one of those fancy dancy new communities, but around Seattle you need to be making quite a bit of money to live in one of those.  We're not quite there yet.  Maybe in ten years?  Anyways, we're really excited!  We'll be moving on the 23rd of this month, which makes life a little stressful.  It's coming up so fast and there's so much to do!  Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Latest Pics


I love to see pictures on a blog, and I realized that I haven't posted any of the kids for a while.  We haven't done anything "fun" since Christmas, so they're all of them just around the house.  So, here's the fun we've had at home!


Parker is finally getting the hang of putting the balls in the gumball machine!


Sam's new litebrite that she LOVES!


Parker really wants Samantha's popcorn , and as you can see Sam doesn't pay him any attention.


Parker's really into clapping right now.  He'll clap at everything. Nice chub and slobber, huh?


Samantha's princess roller skates are quite a hit around here!


Parker is doing a great job with the sippy cup.  He's a mess, but he has so much fun with that thing!


 Parker is getting old enough now that Samantha likes to play with him. It's really cute to see.