Sunday, November 30, 2008

Black Friday!

I had to write of my experience with Black Friday. In 2003, I decided to shop early with my sister. We went to Toys R Us and I could not believe the line. When we got in the store I remember seeing these two women, that were not very nice to each other. I thought "are these women serious?" We walked out of the store and I told myself "I will never do that again." 

It's amazing how time changes. My neighbor and friend told me she was going and invited me to come along with her. This time we didn't go at 6am we went at 3am. I set my alarm for 2:40am and we got to Toys R Us at 3am. There were already about 40 people in front of us. We dressed warm and had our list of what we wanted at the store. By the time it was 5am there were hundreds of people behind us! We decided to not take a cart so we could get around easier. The doors opened and I could feel my adrenaline pumping. :) I thought to myself, "what am I doing?" I got in the store and it was hilarious! I see Jeanette start running and I had no idea where I was going. I ended up getting a Digital picture frame, Fur Real Friends Puppy, Nintendo DS games, DVDs, backpack. It was all 50% to 65% off. We made it out of the store at 5:25am. Here's my critque of the experience I had.

Would I do it again? Definitely, I had a blast and it may become a new tradition!

Why was it different from 2003? I was there and out of the store before the crowd came. I got what I wanted and left.

Do you recommend going with a friend? Yes! Made the time go by fast and it was funny when we were so tired we couldn't even think.

Any regrets? I didn't want the check out line to get long so we left pretty early. Next time, I will spend more time shopping and then check out because I missed a couple things I wanted.

Do you feel like you were a crazy mom? No because nothing was for me or my child :) 

When I got home Jocelynn was going down for a nap so I was able to sleep and then went to bed 8pm Friday!

It was a fun memory! Thanks Jeanette for going with me! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One Fun week!

Jocelynn loves to play with kids and loves to be outside! She loves dirt.  When we walk outside, that is the first thing she finds and loves to pick it up and put her hands through it. As you can see in the first picture, she found some dirt and couldn't get away from it.
This is Jocelynn's friend Hailee. We met them at the park on Tuesday. They were both so excited. Hailee was walking behind Jocelynn and Jocelynn was laughing because she thought she was chasing her. It's so cute to see them play together.
This playground was perfect for Jocelynn and Hailee. It was small enough so they could climb.
Yesterday our friends and neighbors came over. Gunnar is Jocelynn's age and Lily is 4.
Jocelynn loves Lily and thinks she is so cool. She always follows her and you can see in the picture, she had a great time!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Miss DIVA!

I realized since Halloween that Jocelynn enjoys dressing up! She wanted to wear her Halloween bee outfit all the time, including the wings. The other day I was in my closet figuring out what I was going to wear and Jocelynn joins me and points to her tutu and pink boa hanging in the closet. I put it on her and she walks away confidently with a little smirk. A couple minutes later she comes back and points to the purses I have in my closet. I started laughing and handed her a purse. These glasses were on my dresser so I added them and she was pleased. I had to snap a shot before another precious moment like this past!

Hailee's 1st Birthday!

Jocelynn's friend turned one and we went to her princess themed party! She really enjoyed the cake!
Jocelynn thought the bouncer was very relaxing . . .I think she almost fell asleep :)
Here are the kids from the party!
Here is Princess Hailee with the princesses in front of the castle!
Here's Jocelynn in her dress. I changed her once we got there so she could play.  We can't believe you are one! Happy Birthday Hailee!

Monday, November 10, 2008

What we've been up to. . .

Today I had to wake Jocelynn up from her nap because she went down later and I wanted her to go to bed early. She was still tired so she was relaxing on the couch with the puffs for a long time. I thought it was pretty funny because sitting still doesn't happen often!
This past week we were busy cooking. Rachel got this apron for Jocelynn last Christmas. Jocelynn loves it, notice the pocket is full! She loves helping mom cook! What a big girl!
Jocelynn's cousin, Christian, turned 3 last week! Happy Birthday Christian. There were 10 boys and 2 girls, Jocelynn had a blast! She didn't want to leave so I left her there with Katrina, thanks Katrina!