Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Cuppycake Song

I must be feeling a bit nostalgic ... but this is the single most adorable song in the world. Mike and I sang this to Matthew countless times while in the hospital (and still do). It's less than a minute and you will fall in love with this little 3 year old. Oh my heck, this one is even cuter!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Don't Make Me Come Over There and Love You, by George Strait.

This is a verse of a cute song we sing to Matthew when he is getting grumpy or getting into mischief. Sometimes Mike will sing this verse to me if I'm ever being a troublemaker.

Go check out the song, or at least the first 10 seconds..... it's the first verse that George sings. Who knows ... maybe you'll start singing to your kids or spouse/lover/partner :-)

Besides, it's a totally adorable video!!! It'll put you in a good mood!

Happy Heart Day, Magoo!

Today is a special day... It was 2 years ago today that Matthew had his lifesaving 9 hour heart surgery by Dr. Frank Hanley. His was the most complicated surgery Dr. Hanley performs ... a Unifocalization. Dr. Hanley pioneered and developed this procedure ~ we are blessed to have had him as our pediatric heart surgeon! (both times..)

It's a like second birthday for Matthew .... his second chance at life.

The man with miracle hands, our hero. He is able to do surgery on little hearts the size of a walnut. This guy would stroll down the halls of Stanford in his scrubs and sportscoat. My sister Kim and I would just go "GA GA" over him. We could swear we heard angels voices when he walked by... and he always, always had a halo over his head.

... but I'm not tired!!!

He fights going to sleep like nobody's business. As soon as I layed him down after I took these pics a couple weeks ago... he was back up!

p.s. Mike hand made this maple crib

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

It's so hot here in Las Vegas ...

... that when I pulled out a half~filled "gallon size" Ziploc bag of shredded cheese (from Sam's Club)
.... forgot about it on top the refrigerator, in the garage (for an hour or so) ....
IT COMPLETELY MELTED... it looked as if I put it in the microwave......

Yes, Suzie Sidetrack here ... started to do something else and forgot about the cheese...

Mike called me to the garage, held up the ooyee gooey bag of oil & mush ..... and asked me if I had plans for it... DOH!

I wish I would have taken a picture. Drats... it was my last bag of cheese!

Friday, July 13, 2007

First time in a pool.

My brother bought Magoo a little life vest, so we thought we'd give it a try while at his house.
Matthew wasn't too happy about the pool, but he didn't freak out either. Look at those little chicken legs!

My spoiled girl.

Oh, the book Mike is reading, Lone Survivor is the New York Times #1 Bestseller.
I wrote about this book while back.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

(The makings of, and) A tribute to The Queen

My blogland friend , Queen of the Mayhem so kindly asked ME to be a "guest writer"over on her blog today.

At first, I was all excited and thought, "OHHHH......HOW FUN!!!!" But then, within seconds ... seriously.... the insecure part of me said ..."OH NO, I can't be as funny as the Queen ~ what the heck am I going to write about?!" "What if her readers think I'm a big dork?" I don't want to be like Dorky Dad you know! (Jussssst kidding ... he's very fun. ;-)

Then, she told me Lawyer Mama and Paige were going to be "guest writers" this week, too.
When she told me that, I really thought ... "NO WAY! I can't go be a "guest writer" in between these two talented writers!!" They are awesome bloggers!
After spending a few days of stressing over this ... I thought ... what the heck ...
I'll go ahead and do a tribute to the Queen. Yeah ... a tribute. She'll love that!!

I was going to discuss why I love the Queen and how I e~met her. I was also going to ask everyone else to comment on why they love her and how they e~met her!! It would be a fun for her. But, darn it, I can't figure out how to get on her blog .... I double checked her e~mail for instructions ~ I must have missed something. Can't get on her blog to post.

So, I'll do a tribute to her here!

I met the Queen on Matthew's blog about 6 months ago. She's the second non family member that came over and commented on Matthew's blog.
She was always so sweet, kind and caring. I had to run over to her blog and e~meet her. (I was not really into blogging yet.) I fell in love with her immediately. Her blog is great and I always leave cracking up. Not only is she a little hotty girl, she is fun ... witty ... smart ... kind ... has two of the most adorable children ... has a great husband ... and lives a very happy & hectic life. She has always been supportive and helpful to me. I feel like I've known her forever!
We both love Kenny Chesney and she swears that one day, she's going to come to Las Vegas and we'll go see him in concert. I think she'll be here in November, BTW!!
We've talked on the phone a couple times and it's like we're old friends.

I believe most of you already know her ... if you don't, go e~meet her!
If you do, please go to her blog and tell her why you appreciate knowing her!!!
I suppose you can just comment here ... go ahead and go on and on about her now, since she'll come and read all the good stuff on this post! You know us girls!