Monday, August 31, 2009

my kneeeee...


of course in that whiney v. gibbs sleepy voice...
{yep- you know the one}
i am allowed.
{pout!}

so sad.
it hurts.
just when i am getting right where i want to be...zone 5 baby.
this??!!

here are my special instructions....

1. no jumping for a week
2. no dancing on the weekend. {ha}
3. ice for 20 min
4. regain range of motion/strech

repeat.

WHAT!?!?!
no dancing. no plyo.
WHATEV-!?!?!


this sucks!


...but these babies don't.
haven't even had a chance to break them in! ugh!
l.o.v.e them.

my new kicks.
tennie runners.
sneakers.
{all depends on what coast you are from}

and like- i totally dig my new kicks. omg! like- they totally rock!

and yes-
i will take west coast.
ha.



Sunday, August 30, 2009

sunday celebration...

d-lish!

this ain't no food baby...

meet ashton!

can't believe it's bebe #2.
eeeeek!

...so happy i was there for #1 Miss. Ri- J.
and
now #2 Mr. Ash- M.

meet amy.
{ams}
she in fact frequents this blog as well.
birthdays. holidays. dinners. hair. looong talks.
whatev- she is always there.
i heart you ams.


...enjoyed celebrating with you and can't wait to meet dyaln's little side kick!
{oh gosh- that could be trouble}


and- uhhh- yeah-
thanks for letting me leave with a food baby....
{that cake a few clicks up...}

de-voured it.
d-lish.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

and so we play...

...POOLSIDE!
snow cones and all...


and cotton candy...
WHOA!
mama was feeling g.e.n.e.r.o.u.s.
ha.

smile!
{nevermind}
just do that!


ahhh....while z is away mama will lay.
POOLSIDE!
{so how's 5 cities in 4 days goin'? miss you....}
HA!

i stuck to my diet...
ok- so i snuck in a few bites of snow cone.
ok.......
and 2 bites of cotton candy....
{that's it. i swear.}

lex & brooklyn...
way too cool @ the LT pool.


so long story short...
dylan and i are chill. hanging by the pool...
{well- he's swimin' in the pool and i'm lookin' cool by the pool}
ha!
it rhymed- calm down!
anyhoo-
so he is beat. ready to go home. me too. lex is well-
the social butterfly. yeah yeah- we know where she gets that from.
so.
i walk over to tell her we are 'peace out' in 10-
but before i could
{cause she was too cool hangin' with her friends}
she looks up and says
"what are you doing over here?"
{totally nice... but surprised 'cause i was crampin' her style}

"well- i came to check on you because you are 6. and well- we are out in 10"

"okay mama."

10 min later.

we out.


happy saturday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

a convo with the tooth fairy....


and so i update my staus on FB...
vanessa mendez gibbs: has to play tooth fairy tonight!!

and the story goes like this:

at grimaldi's with the fam-
{cheating for dinner...ha}
BEST pizza in the world i might add...
ANYHOO-
lex is chatty chatty at dinner as usual..which we love and encourage...
tells us all about her day and her friends and what shoes so and so is wearing...
{not joking}
ANYHOO-
z & i look at each other. we were thinking the same thing...
so i say...
"that tooth is looking pretty loose lex"
z says..
"come here..."

drum roll......

yank.

"here you go sis."
yep. done.

oh!- that is just the beginning......

la la la
we are all home- stuffed and happy and we here this:

GASP! "my tooth! my tooth! we forgot my tooth!"
tears. tears. and more tears.

wanting to crawl in a big black hole about now...
we in fact forgot her tooth. on the table. at grimaldi's.
{nice.}
yeah- bye bye tooth...it's not like we left are keys...
how would they know what this little piece of crooked worn down baby whatever was... seriously.
what in the heck are we going to do???!!!!

so i see zach pick up the his phone...
i freak!
what? if you think they are even going to have that thing you are out of your mind!
{lex is still crying in the background}
i-have my hands on my hips and am throwing some serious looks-
are you kidding me- you are not calling grimaldi's right now!!

"umm yes..hi- is this the tooth fairy?"
silence.
{i am still throwing looks- yeah that one. lex is listening and cracked a toothless smile}

"umm..yeah- we were just at dinner and we seemed to have mis-placed my daughters tooth...
we were just wondering how you go about visiting without the tooth actually being under the pillow... oh- uh huh. uh huh. oh- you've had this happen before... oh- okay so you want her to draw a picture of her tooth...oh- ok...and just put that under the pillow?"

we are all standing in silence listening intently to z have this convo with the toothfairy...

"oh that sounds great. uh huh- thanks for your time and i will have her do that right now..."

pulls his blackberry away from his ear and says,
"she told me to tell you not to worry. she will still come. this happens all the time and to just draw a picture and stick it under your pillow...
"

the picture.
"i lost my tooth somewhere"
"this is a picture"

whew! and my friends...it is after that convo...i captured these shots.

lets call this one "soft focus" ha. it was a better shot of her toothless smile...
she was bouncin' around with glee...lucky i got these...

tooth fairy- schmooth fairy.
this is a great shot of lex.
i heart it 100 x's.
{those eyes.....}
wow.


oh yes- mr. sunshine has to get in on the action...
let me see your teeth buddy...


yep. you still got em'!

and so it's been told...when you don't know what to do when you lose the tooth that should go under the pillow for the tooth fairy...just call her-
she'll tell ya!

and i still threw him one last...
'i can't believe you just pulled that one off!' look.




Wednesday, August 26, 2009

smile

smile:
{we sing it like we own it}


You're better then the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler then the flip side of my pillow, that's right
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where you send me,
Lets me know that it's ok, yeah it's ok
And the moments where my good times start to fade

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along
Just like a flower poking the sidewalk crack and just like that
You steal away the rain and just like that

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Don't know how I lived without you
Cuz everytime that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile



listen. repeat.

sing it like we own it.
dance like no one is looking.
that's what we do- don't we sis.


ps. love it so much it's my ringtone...so call!
it will make me smile.
ha!

faces of you...

they really speak for themselves...
they- being these pics.

it's you. faces of you.

faces that make me smile.
big.

you live.

you laugh.

you love.

this is you.
all of you.

thank you for sharing you with me.
i love you. all of you.
you make me smile.
thank you for smiling back.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

sweet dreams...

every night. like clock work.

mama tucks everyone in.

nose rubs are a must.

followed by:
'i love you buddy.'

'sweet dreams.'

...and i gladly do it all over again.

every night. like clock work.

nose rubs are a must.


'i love you baby girl...sweet dreams'

Monday, August 24, 2009

sushi night

hello yellow!
meet
heather & heather...

look who showed up...
yeah- you.
center left.
love it.

can i just say we
had. a. blast.
{and a half!}

you girls make me smile!
thanks for being well- you.
cherish the good times!

yep.
the new 'sig' pic...
gotta more than love it!

the trio.

DOLL FACE!
where have you been all my life!?

whoot!
yeah- it was that fun.
peace out.
{yes- you. know that look all too well}

xo.