Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 2012... (part II)

We wouldn't want someone to miss out on the fun.  Our studly Dane started Preschool!  Good luck buddy, WE LOVE YOU!!  -Dad, Mom, & Zoe

August 2012....

Well, the time finally came.  Our little girl started Kindergarten!  Good luck Zoe Brooke, WE LOVE YOU!!  -Mom, Dad & Dane

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Birthday Party

Althouh Dane's birthday was 2 weeks ago I finally managed to get his birthday party together. We had a pool party because the weather is so nice right now. So Yes, all of you out of the state of AZ get reealllly jealous because we are swimming in March baby!! Haha just kidding. We all know its going to get freeeakking hot here in about 2 months. So we are enjoying the weather while we can, plus they heat my pool so it makes it worth while to get in. Poor little guy grabbed a cactus 20 minutes into his party, so he was content to suck on his sucker and hang out for a bit. The good news is, we got most of the prickles out of his hand and he was still happy to blow out his candles and stuff his face with popsicles and cupcakes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANE!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My baby is 2 !!!!!

I took Dane on a little mommy and son date the other day and took pictures of him for his 2nd birthday. Because it was just me and him he wasn't distracted that much and I was able to capture some really precious moments. I love this little guy so much, he's a mama's boy and right now I'm thinking that's ok. The cutest thing is that he's still learning to talk and when he calls for me instead of saying "mommy" he says "mimi" Awww.. I just love him!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Many of you may have been wondering where the heck the Pollei family went, but really my priorities have been a little different this past month.

Blogging is not a relaxing activity for me, nor do I feel the need to inform everyone about every little thing going on in our lives because, frankly its probably boring to the rest of you. So I try to inform only the "necessary things." Although that can be a debatable topic, I do enjoy putting pictures up of my kiddos and updates that give the impression that we are all surviving the day to day life of the toddler world. The truth is, I do love being a mommy and wife and a stay at home maid, but this past month I finally followed through on a dream that has taken the back seat for a long time.

I am now a very excited and newly Certified Professional Makeup Artist. I just graduated from the Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona. My course consisted of 80+ hours in all sorts and types of Makeup. It was a legit school program because I was constantly working on research projects and learning the history and science behind makeup. Including the replication of looks specifically from music videos, fashion designers (i.e. runway and print ads) movie makeup, and bridal makeup. I am also certified in airbrush. What is airbrush? Well it's basically the "new thing" although its not really that new, but is really the only thing that the big time makeup artist do. In fact most everyone you see on T.V, magazines, and in movies are all airbrushed. In short, it's a machine that spray's on your makeup. It's pretty sweet. If you don't airbrush these days you basically are not hirable, so that was a huge part of our makeup training.

So what do I plan on doing with this new certification? Anything and all things that I can. For now I am going to be breaking into the wedding scene and have already a few weddings lined up. So that is why I haven't been blogging, because I have been in school, finding babysitters to watch my kids, and playing with makeup virtually every day for the past 4 1/2 weeks. Yay for makeup!!!

Pictures of the kids and our latest happenings, will eventually get on here when I get around to it. Hope all is well.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Finally an update!

So much has happened since I have last posted.

First Zoe:
SHE'S TOTALLY POTTY TRAINED and has been for months now. We are so happy with her willingness to cooperate and she actually gets excited to go now. :) She's is 3, and now going to preschool! She's learning to read and is loving being a big girl now. She loves books and will read them for hours everyday during her quiet/nap time. She's very protective and very sweet to her little brother and they get a long very well. We love her little silly faces, sweet smiles and high energy for life. She's impressed with the simple things of our everyday hussle and bussle and is starting to help out around the house more and more. We can't get enough of her and love her so much.

He is 1 1/2 years old and such a delight to have around. We are enjoying watching his new discoveries of the world around him and eating up all of his sweetness everyday. He too is learning to read and enjoying it too. He loves to look at books and have us read to him. He enjoys playing at the gym and having one on one time with mommy while Zoe is at preschool. He loves his big sister and misses her when she is gone.

Turned 30 in August and is in his 2nd year of his ENT residency, and enjoying his life despite the hard hours and call shifts. He loves to run to the kids when he walks in the door and embraces the hugs and kisses for as long as they will let him. He is enjoying the out doors when he can and we enjoy our date nights on the weekends when we can.

Also turned 30 this month (YIKES) and enjoying 5am runs and watching the sun come up. Discovering myself again through my passions of make-up, photography and my kids. I will be taking a make-up certification class soon and will be excited to be in the class room setting again. Enjoy taking pictures of my kids and learning photoshop elements. I love watching my kids explore the world around them and the simple things of life.

I will be blogging more these days since we are getting my computer freed up from all the pictures it's been carrying. More updates to come from our trip to Utah and our friends Ashley Marostica and her kids visit to AZ.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Day at the gym

There is a really fun gym near our house, and a few friends from my ward invited us to join them on a gym day. For 1 hour they open the gym to all ages of kids to just jump, tumble and roll all over the place. The kids had a blast. I think we have two future gymnasts in our midst. We had a lot of fun, and now that Zoe is potty trained we might have to sign her up for a class soon.