Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Donnie!!

Today is our very special friend Donavan's birthday! Donavan had a big year last year....she had her beautiful baby girl, Madison. Can't wait to celebrate her big day on Sunday. Donavan and Madison
Donnie blowing out her candles...from last year.
Reassuring her that 27 isn't a bad turning 30 is another story!

This is an old pic taken pre babies!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Another oldie...

Ok, so first Donavan posted an old video of Kara and then Sally posted one of her girls. Well I don't have any videos but I do have this picture taken by Donavan of Kara, Rachel, and Charlotte. Aren't they all adorable!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

It's Jane!!!

....No it's just Chelsea! Tonight my niece, Chelsea, performed 4 dances in her Festival of Dance Recital. She did an awesome job!!! This girl can dance. Congrats to Chelsea for a job well done!

Monday, June 18, 2007

A house full of sickness.....

It has been a bit crazy the last few days in the Butler household. Not only is Kara still getting over her virus but Wayne became sick on Father's Day, of all days! He left our BBQ and swim party early missing the yummy ice cream sundaes!! This being the last 2 days he has left on his family leave he spent in bed fighting a fever and the chills. So far Michael and I are still healthy..knock on wood!!! I do have to say it is very hard work taking care of 2 sick ones, a 6 week old, and myself (so far I haven't lost my sanity)! I am exhausted and can't wait until they both are 100% again. I guess I should quit complaining and get some much needed rest.....

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

A great big Happy Father's Day wish to 3 very important men in our family. They are very wonderful dads and husbands!!My one and only---Wayne with Kara and Michael!
My Daddy, my hero, on my wedding day! I love this pic of him
My brother-in-law Tim! This was the day he came home from Iraq!!
He is a hero to all of us!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

6 weeks old

Michael is now 6 weeks old and getting bigger everyday! He smiles more and more and you can tell he just wants to start laughing his head off!! Last night was the first night Michael slept in his crib away from mommy and daddy. We did good, woke up at 2:30am and then slept until 6:30am. I hope he will soon be sleeping through the night!Michael and his Duck (thanks Lacey)

Friday, June 15, 2007

It's all about the stylish beret....

Great Grandma Graham made these very stylish berets for Kara and Michael. She made Kara a red one for her very 1st Valentines (she was only 3 weeks old). The picture of Kara isn't of the best quality, I took a picture of the original, but I think she is still adorable in it. Michael is just as adorable in his blue one!!

Kara at 3 weeks old Michael at 6 weeks old

I can fly, I can fly, I can fly......

Tonight Kara decided she was going to fly like a bird off of the couch! She yelled at me ", Mom..I fly...bird" Before I could stop her there she went...she even flapped her arms! I was laughing too hard and had to get her to do it again so we could capture it on camera. She even positioned the pillows on the floor to aide in her landing. For being sick with a yucky infection she was in good spirits!
Flapping her arms getting ready to go...
A successful take off....
Getting ready to land....
A successful landing!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

4 years and 2 kids later....

Today is our 4th wedding anniversary!! It is hard to believe that we have been married 4 years and have 2 kids!! I couldn't have imagined how great our life has turned out. To celebrate we are seeing a movie and going to dinner...without the kids! However, there is nothing more special than to be woken up by our sweet Kara at 3am throwing up with 103 tempertaure!!

One of my favorite pics....

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

100 Things....

Just like Sally and Donavan, I too had to try writing down 100 things about myself. Was a very difficult task..but I think I got it all. Hope it's not too terribly boring.

1. I'm turning 30 in 3 months!!

2. I've been married for 4 years, however have been together for 8.

3. Mother of 2 kids

4. My son is almost 6 weeks old and my daughter is 2 years old.

5. I used to want to be a mechanic, football player for the 49ers, President of the U.S.A, and a teacher (all at the same time).

6. My dad liked my husband before I met him.

7. I've dated 2 of my brother's friends and ended up marrying one of them.

8. I've been backwards bungee jumping! What a RUSH!!!

9. I have a bad habit of biting my nails.

10. If I sit in a swivel chair I have to, I mean have to swivel!! It is a must!

11. My favorite Disney character is Piglet

12. I once thought a Rocket Scientist was THE best scientist ever!! Didn't know they actually worked on Rockets.

13. I can wiggle my ears

14. I teach 1st grade

15. I used to think Lake McClure was made from dinosaur pee....thanks mom!!

16. I had to go to eye therapy when I was right eye had major issues.

17. Was on the cross-country team in Jr High

18. I've been to 8 states along the southern part of the U.S.

19. Been to Louisana, but haven't actually seen it...I was asleep the entire time.

20. I love watching Deadliest Catch with my husband

21. While I was in labor both times, I kept thinking about food, even while pushing.

22. Sizzlers is my favorite place to eat.

23. I am not a good dancer or singer

24. Like Sally, I too love sour candy!

25. I lived with my parents until I got married

26. I was born with black hair, later it turned blonde.

27. It is now brown, my natural color

28. I've never had a broken bone

29. Never had stitches

30. My sister told me I was adopted from apes and I believed her until I was 5!!

31. I am a preschool drop-out!

32. I love Chinese food

33. One of my favorite cartoon movies is The Brave Little Toaster

34. I love to nap on the couch with Kara

35. I've been on 1 cruise

36. I have a very very very crafty mom!! I am hoping that someday I will be that way too.

37. I've had 5 jobs: The bowling alley, Jack in the box, KFC, Home Depot, and now a Teacher.

38. In the 2 years of teaching I've been at 2 schools: Los Banos Elementary and Pioneer in Merced (still at Pioneer).

39. One of my favorite memories as a child is spending time on my Uncle's houseboat.

40. I met my mother-in-law in the drive thru of KFC (I was working) and I met my husbands grandpa at Home Depot.

41. I have a dog, yellow lab mix, named Roxy.

42. My husband and 2 children are my world!!

43. I used to talk in my sleep, still do occasionally

44. I always tell my friends that I will do naked cartwheels to cheer them up.

45. I unlike 2 of my friends do not have a DVR or TIVO....sad

46. I love to act silly with Donavan.....remember the kidnapping of the frog!!

47. I love it when my daughter tells me she loves me

48. I have an older sister and a younger brother.

49. I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew

50. Donavan is the only person that I will dance with to "I Got You Babe"

51. I have a beautiful home, well at least I think I do.

52. I have my mom to thank for helping decorating it.

53. I've always had a major crush on Joe Montana

54. I love to read Romance novel, and not the trashy ones.

55. I think I am a decent cook

56. I love to shop

57. Target is my favorite store

58. My nickname is Beana

59. I can't stand whole or cut green beans but I love french cut ones

60. I have a frog tattoo on my lower back.

61. I didn't like pancakes until I had Kara, now I love them.

62. I'm not a big fan of chocolate

63. I am terrified of Kubby the Bear (mascot for Kubb Country)

64. Country Music is my absolute fave!!

65. My parents are my heros

66. Diet Pepsi is so much better than diet coke...sorry Sally

67. I wish I could really start scrapbooking...made one album

68. Actually I wish I had a hobby or had time for a hobby

69. I've never been snow skiing, snow boarding, or jet skiing

70. I love being a wife and mommy!

71. I really enjoy coloring

72. I sleep with 3 pillows

73. I don't like getting my picture taken unless it's by a professional

74. I'm allergic to penicillian

75. I love camping

76. I can't stand liars

77. I can be very gullable

78. I can not stand sea food of any kind

79. When grocery shopping I have a specific way of loading my cart and making my way through the store...this really bothers Wayne.

80. I wish I was more organized at home like I am at school

81. I can't stand folding laundry or washing dishes

82. I don't like exercising....very bad at it

83. I can be very shy around people I don't know.

84. I love my girlfriends for who they are

85. I tend to be over critical about my work

86. I worry about anything and everything....Wayne is constantly telling me to relax

87. I never cared for guns or hunting.....yeah I married a hunter...he has guns

88. My husband is my bestfriend...

89. My mom is also my bestfriend...I can go to her about anything without her judging me

90. I have never seen any of the Nightmare on Elm Street Movies

91. I tend to get bored with my hair and have to cut it.

92. I've had many different hairstyles....well haven't done the Bald Brittney yet...don't think I will

93. I love pickles

94. I can play FreeCell on the computer for hours and I mean hours. This drives Wayne crazy

95. I love to hear my daughter laugh uncontrollably.....such a sweet sound

96. I am very much afraid of rodents and snakes

97. I love watching old shows on Nick at Night

98. I love the summertime...despite the very hot dry heat we suffer from.

99. Both of my pregnancies were wonderful...very easy!

100. I said I wanted at least 1 kid by the time I was 30....I met that goal and had my 2nd kid before I turned 30!! Yeah baby!!!

Wow! I can't believe I actually came up with 100 things. Much easier said than done. I only started this at 5:00 pm Tuesday.....took a long break from it and finished it at 5:37am Wednesday....sheesh!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sleeping the day away..

Michael slept the entire time at the shower....but he did enjoy himself. His hand looks huge!!
Our happy family

Baby shower...

The family went to Freddie and Carly's babyshower for the twins today. Kara had a blast playing in the kiddie pool!! She enjoyed splashing around and appeared to be giving Madison some pointers about the water...Needless to say Kara had so much fun that she didn't want to get out of the pool

Finally we were able to get her out of the pool so we could go home!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy 11th Birthday Chelsea!!

A big happy birthday to my niece Chelsea!! She is growing up way too fast. We went to Grandma's house for cake and ice cream and will have dinner on Sunday! She got spoiled with lots of clothes and even got her very own hair dryer, and very subtle make up. After all she will be in the 6th grade!

Chelsea being very "witchy" on Halloween!!

1 month old...

Michael is now officially 1 month old!! He now weighs around 10lbs now! Our lives have changed so much. We are all adjusting to having a new baby in the house. Kara is doing very well. She still loves her "Ichael"! However she is still adjusting to the idea of having to share mommy and daddy. It is getting better every day. We had our first family pictures taken and I will post them as soon as I get them back. For now I leave you with some cute pictures of Michael and Kara. Enjoy!!

A very happy Michael all dressed up in his camo clothes....complete with shoes!! This is the first time he has worn shoes.

Love the shoes!!

Our "Little Squirt" Thanks Donnie!!!

Our sweet Kara

Kara was caught climbing inside her chair slipcover.

Busted!!! Silly girl!