Happy Birthday Tommy

Happy Birthday Tommy!

I love you so much little brother. I can't believe you are already 17. You are growing up too fast. Where did my little brother go? He is all grown up and I am so proud of who you are becoming. I love you so much, you have always been there for me. I will always be there for you.

I listen to your music all the time. Although I know you don't believe me, I am listening to it right now. I know you are rolling your eyes reading this but I don't care. You are one of the bestest brothers a sister could have. Lovies to you. I hope you get everything you want.

Free bites!

"I'm not happy with you today Mommy"

Today was a rough day for me and the little guy. He is getting two bottom teeth and I think they were bothering him today. We started out the morning ok, but than, disaster. I took the remote away from him. Anyone with kids knows this is an extremely bad idea. He proceeded to fall to the floor, sobbing and crying like I had just thrown out his blue puppy.

Blue Puppy = LOVIE. If we ever lost little blue puppy I honestly don't think he would sleep...which is why I bought another one...backup. I just switch them every once in awhile so they both get worn out...I know I know...Genius!

Anyway so I let him cry and than gave him a bath. When I took him out he was so upset that he hit me in the face. He has been doing this lately...throwing things and hitting. I think he was just flailing but my face caught the brunt of it. Of course he got yelled at and of course he cried.

As we were about to leave the house I took my keys away from him. Now I normally don't let him play with them but he found them in my purse. He was standing in front of the door with it open so when I took the keys he sat down right there and started crying. So after repeated attempts to get him out the door, I just pushed him out. Don't worry no step, I just nudged him a foot and he continued to cry outside on the front step. Normally he is running when he gets outside...FREEDOM! But no, he just sat there and cried so I carried him to the car and put him in there...still crying. He quieted down after I turned on some music. Works every time.

When I dropped him off at daycare, where all the kids call him Jacob, he gave me a look that said "I'm not happy with you today Mommy". I warned Ms. Jane about his little 'tude.

On a happier note he did not cry when I dropped him off yesterday; he had the sad face but no tears. And yes the children all call him Jacob. I don't know if they can not pronounce Jourdan or what but Eaan is mad. He wanted to name our next little boy Jacob if we have one. I don't mind, in some circles people still call Jourdan Wolfgang...thanks Tracey...Wolfgang Green. Go ahead say it out loud.

Back to the day, when I picked up Jourdan he, of course, had his little 'tude all day but he was happy to see me and gave me a big hug. So we hopped in the car and I thought this would be a perfect time to take our Christmas card pictures since he seemed to be in a better mood. I even went to McDonald's and bought him a Happy Meal so he could eat that while we took pictures in front of the tree. Here is how that went:

It started out ok I couldn't get the color right so I was having problems with that and of course he wouldn't stand in front of the tree after the first picture.

So cute, not sure if it's good for Christmas Cards though...

Than he started to melt down...(This might be the winner!)

Than he found a present.

I am actually surprised it took him that long to rip one open. The presents have been sitting under the tree for a couple days. I felt the little guy deserved it after I put him in a sweater vest and made him, well tried to make him stand in front of the tree for an hour. Needless to say the minute that sweater vest came off, I put him right to bed. It was a long day. I think I need to do action shots with him. We are going to see Christmas lights tomorrow at Balboa Park, maybe I can get some good shots there. Or with Santa. We will see. I am sure Jourdan will let me know what he wants.

Well I am off to bed its been a long day and I need some sleep if I am going to get through tomorrow. Yeah Christmas shopping, Balboa Park and rambunctious 1 year olds!

Hungry Boys + Commissary = $400 in Food

So we went shopping last week and we bought so much food it was ridiculous! I forgot that I took pictures of the cart. Thought I would share with everyone. People in the store were asking me if I was able to push the cart by myself. The funny thing is I was having a hard time pushing it. At the checkout the cashier had to stop scanning our items twice so the bagger could catch up. You are probably wondering why we bought so much food. Well, Eaan eats so much, if he didn't there wouldn't be anything left of him. Especially since he is in "training" now. Jourdan is also starting to eat a lot too. If we have any more boys I will never be able to keep enough food in the house!

In my defense the soda on the bottom was for the guys at work...I am trying not to drink it anymore...I am not succeeding.

You Know You Are From San Diego When...

1. You can name just about every Mexican restaurant in the city.
2. You turn the AC on in your car during winter.
3. You call freeways "the 8" or "the 5" or "the 125".
4. You smell smoke and have an evacuation kit ready to go.
5. You have raincoats and umbrellas stored away for the next El Nino season.
6. You plan your day around traffic.
7. You say marine layer instead of smog.
8. You tell visiting relatives that rattlesnakes and coyotes don't bother humans.
9. Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you're surprised when other areas do not have this.
10. You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised.
11. You've gone to Mt. Helix or Mt. Soledad in July and known you still need a jacket.
12. You've been to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
13. You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
14. You know what it means when two guys are walking in Hillcrest.
15. You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd.
16. You've been to Belmont Park and rode the Big Dipper.
17. You know the difference between Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.
18. You can correctly pronounce Jaccumba, Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and El Cajon.
19. You've gone to Sea World on a warm day and sat in the first few rows at the Shamu Show to get cooled off.
20. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on "the 5" and "the 15".
21. Your house doesn't have air conditioning.
22. Everyone has their favorite beach.
23. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
24. You live on, near or are surrounded by hills.
25. You hate tourists and their bad driving.
26. You know what MB, IB, OB, and PB stand for.
27. You know what Santa Ana's are, and that they have literally nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana.
28. You know what a California burrito is.
29. You never, under any circumstances call it anything other than "the Gaslamp".
30. You do not consider L.A. a part of SoCal.
31. You can take a freeway from your house to anywhere you want to go.
32. You have know countless guys under 5 foot 9 inches tall that own huge lifted trucks to account for their shortcomings.
33. Summer is "Fire Season" for you.
34. The year is filled with more raging wildfires more often than cloudy days.
35. You recognize the smell of Julian Apple Pie.
36. There are more taco-shops than there are Starbucks.
37. You know what towns are a part of the ghetto list.
38. You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.
39. When it rains, you know by experience that everyone else on the road will freak out and slow down to a ridiculous speed and piss you off.
40. You never really pay attention to the weather reports.
41. You will not get lost in Horton Plaza.
42. We can have traffic on "the 5" when there are no accidents and it is not rush hour.
43. You know after 8 am on the summer weekends there is no parking at the beach cities.
44. You plan your day around traffic, not weather.
45. You know how to get to Moonlight Beach.

Anyone wanting to know what it's like living in Southern California...there you go. Notice, traffic was mentioned at least 7 times.


I had my 24th Birthday party last night. Of course it was a great time.
Yet another party at the Cutrer's!
Not too much has been going on except birthdays & holidays. Last month we celebrated Eaan's birthday and Thanksgiving and so far this month we have celebrated my birthday. Christmas vacation is coming up. I love December! :) I am looking forward to 10 days off and my mom is looking forward to spoiling her grandson. Nothing much else to report. We have been lounging around the house every weekend and than working like crazy all week. My day consists of, wake up, get ready, get Jourdan ready, go to work, drop Jourdan off at daycare, go to my other job, come home & eat dinner, put Jourdan to bed and than its time for me to go to bed. I wish there were more hours in the day. I am looking forward to Christmas. My favorite holiday!

Happy Holidays!

Another Haircut for the wee one

How cute is Jourdan? So cute. He got his hair cut in anticipation of Christmas pictures. He was such a good little boy. He had been at Chucky Cheese all day so he was tired and just sat there.