We have survived our first ever cookie delivery day.  I have never ever seen so many Girl Scout cookies in my life.  Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils oh my!!!  Just check out the cookie craziness that went on:cookie galore!!!

After we were done sorting per cookie type, troop order and scout order, we were finally done.

And now the fun starts. We need to sort all these boxes to fill out orders that our wonderful family, coworkers and friends bought from our Daisy. Here is what 327 boxes of cookies look like:
Mia and her cookies

As you can see, Mia is 5 1/2 Thin Mint cases tall and missing quite a few teeth.

Before you know it, it will be Cookie season again. It will be bigger and better next year. Bring it 2016!!!

girl scout cookies…

The first Girl Scout cookie pre-sale has been successful. My Daisy was the top seller of her troop with 328 boxes sold. She seemed to have had lots of fun selling to friends and family. She was shy at first when selling but eventually she was a pro. So eager to ask anyone to buy cookies from her. She also made a video for Eric’s work selling her wares. That was a hit.

Now that we have a successful pre-sale under our belts we think we can hit 400 boxes next year. The pressure it on!!!!

We are still waiting for our cookie shipment. Only three more days!!!

top cookie seller

guess who is…

is six? This girl!!!!



I can’t believe she is six already.  I don’t have her deets yet so I will update later for that.

Things that happened in her fifth year (in no particular order):

  • she finished her last year of preschool
  • she learned how to ride a bike this summer
  • she started kindergarten
  • she has two boyfriends (OMG!)
  • she joined the Daisies
  • she has lost two teeth
  • she had her first sleepover
  • got her first mani/pedi
  • went to Mexico for the first time

I’m sure I am missing so much.  She is so busy and loving it.  Let’s see what adventures my six year old gets into this year.

Happy birthday to my Pirate Princess Daisy!  Love you twenty hundreds and all the numbers in the world!!!

a daisy in training…

After a few emails back and forth, I can now say that Mia is now a Girl Scout Daisy.

first day as a Daisy, 9/24/14
first day as a Daisy, 9/24/14

I never thought about Mia being a Girl Scout. I would see them at school with their sashes or vests, selling cookies or their project posters. But I never ever thought about Mia being one of them.

And so here we are, one meeting under her (and my) belt. I have put all the patches on her vest. I have been obsessing over the Girls Scout GCNWI Programs website.  I am waiting for the second meeting.  I have bought the Daisy manual (it is not required but still). I know where the Girl Scout office it.  Already planning the Girl Scout cookie assault that will happen in a few months.  She is working on her Girl Scout promise.  She needs to learn that to get her first Daisy patch.  So much to do.

And yes, this is after ONE MEETING. I just crack myself up. Daisies is a two year commitment. Bring it!

9th birthday…


Happy 9th Birthday to my first born!



He is just a wonderful boy who I am very proud of.  Loves soccer and really got into FIFA this summer so he wanted a FIFA themed party. We had his party at Haunted Trails with lots of his school, soccer and friend friends.  Spent five hours there.

Diego had a blast and that is all that counts. Love you my little man.

(Deets: 62.2 lbs and 4′ 6.5″)

let it go…

So here is the final result of a beauty day themed birthday party:


She had her hair crimped, sprayed and teased. She had eye make up and nails done.  She felt like a princess.

It was hard but I let it go and she had an awesome time.  My beautiful little princess had a day to remember.

Then we went home and gave her bath.  lol