Thursday, December 16, 2010

Get Down Tonight

So, when the 8 year old asks if we can have a dance show in her room for FHE, OF COURSE the only answer is yes.
So we all took turns dressing up and getting our groove on. Bia just looked on in utter confusement as to why on earth she entered this world into such a strange family. I must say, my moves should have won me a medal.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This one has captured my heart.
This is how she is....all day...every day.
Another healthy, happy, peanut.
I'm beyond blessed.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saving the World

I'd like to introduce you to some pretty awesome Super Heroes. They came around the Vegas area to save the world Halloween evening.
1. Super Soccer Girl:

2. Super Beast:

3. SUPER Round:

4. Super Awesome:

5. And last, but not least, Super Foreign:

These super heroes are pretty awesome if I must say so myself. So whether you are in need of your cat being saved out of your tree; of if you need someone to prune your trees, fight crime, eat bad guys, or any other random thing; give these Costa's a call and your life will be complete.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's good to know some things never change....

This is me, age 16...junior in high school. I dressed up as a super hero. No, not for Halloween... I just did it because I'm Shea. ANd if you knew 16 year old Shea, it makes all the sense in the world.

This is me, 11 years later, age 27....mother of 3. I dressed up as a super hero. Yes, this time for Halloween. It is unfortunate that the picture is hiding my cape, spandex, bottom half of florecent pink bikini that was worn on top of the spandex, and rollerblades (yes, I had on rollerblades Damon....) I did it because I'm Shea. And if you know 27 year old Shea, it makes all the sense in the world.

And if you by chance knew 16 year old Shea, but haven't seen her since her junior year of high school; rest assured that 27 year old Shea is pretty much the same thing...with a lil more flab.

Somethings never die--my crazy ability to save the world in bright colored spandex attire and sweet capes is one of them.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Rolly Polly

I love this baby. Plain and simple. She is getting so big and more amazing every day. When she smiles she shows off her little dimples. She's content pretty much all the time and only "squaks" a small amount when she is hungry. She even allows her 2 year old older sister to poke, prod, squeeze, and "snuggle" her anytime Zo wants. She's a good one. She's an amazing one. And she's all mine (well, I guess I'll share her with Berns).
If you are nice, I shall let you snuggle her and squeeze her incredible chubby thighs. You can find us most days at home getting nothing accomplished and snuggling the day away. Come and join and fall in love as much as I have.

Monday, November 1, 2010

8 is Great!!

This post is looong overdue. Almost 2 months overdue...but let's look past that.

My Riley-Roo turned 8 this year. When I look at her I get super mixed emotions. I get sad at the fact that she grew up so fast. She has been with me through thick and thin and has always been my saving grace. Her baby face has turned into a lil beautiful girl face. She is so smart and spiritual.
Miss Ro decided to get baptized. It was so nice to see the whole family come for the occasion. Riley felt so special and loved. I'm so proud of the girl she is becoming and the lessons she continues to teach me. She is, without a doubt, my lil angel. Congrats baby girl--i love ya like the dickins.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stick It

I figured since Zo is fearless, tiny, and feels no pain; that gymnastics would be the PERFECT sport to start her in. To say that Zoie loves gymnastics would be an understatement. Lil miss Zo loves being the dare devil she is while venturing across the balance beam. She gets a kick out of the trampoline--mainly because it's placed next to a huge mirror and she thinks that she looks silly bouncing up and down.
She also loooooves hanging on the bar like a possum. But her favorite thing is getting to say "ta-da!" after all her tricks.

MY favorite thing is the unitard that comes with the whole experience...let's be honest--seeing her wear that awesome piece of clothing makes EVERYTHING worthwhile.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Interior Design

This is my newest kitchen decoration:

Can you not see it good? Lemme zoom in:

I think she looks quite nice sittin upon my counter top. And she loves sitting in her Bumbo. If you would like to come cook cookies while having this lil friend keep you company just let me know.

Every Girl Needs One

I'm a lil obsessed about my girls wearing cute bows in their hair. (Don't worry, my bow to head ratio is reasonable...I'm not one that sticks a sunflower on my infants head.)

Riley is a lil obessed with making things....any thing.

Sooo, when my obession and Riley's obsession combined THIS is what comes of it:

Yes, Riley saw me making some bows for Bia and asked ever so kindly (trying to contain excitement) "Mom, can I make Bia a bow too!!?" So she took the lovely materials I will never use (I'm such a nice mom giving Riley the "junk" I don't like)--and she created this masterpiece for B.
But from the looks on Miss B's face, she enjoys her bow quite a lot. Riley should make it a living. Who wants a Riley bow?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun

Our Rooster turned 8 this year.
*silent pause...deep sigh....drop head and shake it in unbelief.*
When I was 8 I remember my mom and thinking she was super old. So I must seem super old to Riley. I can feel the wrinkles forming as we speak.
But enough about me and my deep dispair.
Because Riley turned 8 she got to have a super huge birthday party. (Eight is Great right?).
She invited 13 friends (all of which where girls besides 1 little boy...poor guy). Ri decided she wanted a Hawaiian luau. She had debated for weeks and weeks. She really wanted to have a cowgirl party--but after much deliberation she decided swimming sounded more fun than riding a horse.
We spent 3 hours swimming, eating pizza, opening presents, pounding on pinatas, and devouring delicious cupcakes.
My family was able to come down and join us for the fun festivities! Hooray for uber amounts of fun with lots of 8 year old girls, 1 8 year old boy, a grandma that acts like she's 8, an odd Zoie, an odder Landon, and a precious Riley.
Here's a picture overload. Enjoy: