Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So we went to Laughlin this last weekend for Ry's mom's birthday. we took the boat but it was a lot windier than expected so Ry and Robyn just went out once. The boat was kind of slow this time in the water and when Ry got home he checked and ..there was no oil in it at all! The lessons you learn when having a new boat. Lucky for them it didn't blow up on the water. Robyn's face would have been priceless driving him on the wakeboard in the back. Hannah did fairly well considering she was trapped in a single room for four full days. We ended up going to the store and buying a portable DVD player because there was not one cartoon channel on the TV at all. Although she doesn't watch a lot of TV she couldn't possibly have four days without any, especially without all her toys from home, etc. We also bought her a small bucket of plastic animals and a barn from K-Mart. Boy did those come in handy. Next time we travel with child or children we will definitely rent out either a house or a condo. Kids need space to run. Needless to say, none of us struck gold in Laughlin, except for Hannah of course : ) Read the t-shirt on the first picture above, after four days with her in Laughlin I had to buy it to commemorate the trip!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sorry I haven't Updated in Soo Long!

I have been well...busy! to say the least. I have started a lot of my X-mas shopping. I know it's pretty disgusting. With Hannah's birthday December 28th I sort of reserve the month of December for her planning of her B-day party and getting gifts for her so I generally try to finish all my Christmas shopping by the end of November. I have been adding some elements to her Halloween costume and I can't wait to dress her up and post pictures. I also have a Halloween party on my street on Halloween day and I have been planning a craft for the kids to do that day. I am going to have them decorate frames and I will bring my soon to be extinct Polaroid camera to take pics of them in their costumes. I thought I would bring a crock pot of Apple Cider as my potluck food donation to the event. Topped off with whipped cream - sounds yummy! This time of year gets so busy and being bigger with Hannah sure makes it harder to get things done. I thoroughly love this time of year the best and I am happy to celebrate it with family and friends. This last weekend was my Aunt's birthday and we went to Lucky Strike Lanes in Orange. I haven't bowled in ages. Thank you to Robyn and Lynn for watching Hannah! We had a blast, although I think maybe I should have stretched first. I welcomed back the wonderful sciatica that I had last pregnancy! Other than that, this pregnancy has been much easier so far. I do not have any of the swelling..yet! that I had last time and I seem to have a lot more energy but do tend to get winded in the afternoons. Had another ultrasound last week and the baby is right on target for weight and length and is right on target for his due date. For everyone's info the baby is due February 24th but will probably end up being here more like the 17th because I will have a scheduled c-section since I ended up having an emergency one last time. Still no name but I think this one is going to be named upon arrival. I hope everyone is doing well and thank you so much again for commenting on my blog. P.s. Does anyone know where I can either get or make cheap placemats? I want the table to be pretty for Thanksgiving but I am having trouble finding placemats for under $3 and when you need about 15 that adds up. Thanks!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We visited the pumpkin patch with Ryan's Mom today. It is in a beautiful location in wine country out here in Temecula. Hannah had so much fun! There was a small petting zoo and a train to ride, she also could not be more delighted with all the pumpkins to choose from. All she kept saying was "heavy". Once I found a baby one for her she was soo excited! We will go to a different patch one more time a little closer to Halloween as well because she had so much fun. I will also include a picture from last year so you can see how much she's grown!

Prego Pics

Since people have been asking, here are a couple pics of my pregnant belly at 20 weeks. Enjoy!

Just found out I am having Thanksgiving!

I have always loved Thanksgiving for the simple fact of the food. Turkey, pumpkin, etc. I love all of it. My Aunt and Uncle will be out of town this year so I will be having it instead. I am so excited! I decided upon getting my fall decorations out that my centerpiece flowers needed some fall updating. So I changed them and here is the new look. I love the fall colors together and hope to coordinate some place mats and napkin rings with the colors in time.

Hannah's Halloween Costume

So since Hannah hates wearing all tutu's, costumes, etc I had to get crafty with her costume this year. She's very opinionated about what she wears now and if it's itchy she basically looks at me and says, "No, Mommy!". I decided a cat costume would be one that I could make both easily and comfortably. Since she doesn't like headbands I decided that she could not have the traditional cat ears and she would just rip them off. Knowing that she doesn't mind pigtails and barrettes I decided that I would make her cat ears out of barrettes. I then crafted her a cute marabou cat tail made with bendy wire so we could point it in all directions. She will be wearing black tights (which she generally doesn't mind) and a short sleeve leotard (no long sleeves b/c she's doesn't like!) and then include a lightweight sweater for the Trick or Treat part of the evening. I have the face paint and hopefully she will let me put a black nose and whiskers on her. In the case that she doesn't go for the leotard and tights combo I also have black leggings and a tee shirt for her. Lastly, I had to get the glitter spray for both of our hair! The street is having a Halloween gathering at 4 pm where each of us brings a game or craft and a snack to share. I will do cupcakes and a picture frame they can decorate. Should be fun!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Q & A

Okay so, Melissa wanted me to do this on my blog but it had all kinds of fancy stuff I was supposed to do with it and I couldn't figure out how to link other people's blogs to mine so here are the answers anyway.

The questions are as follows:

1. Where is your cell phone? lost.. maybe my purse, maybe downstairs, maybe underneath the car seat
2. Where is your significant other? home
3. Your hair color? Auburn
4. Your mother? H.B.
5. Your father? He left Earth about 12 years ago and now he's hangin' with the big Man in heaven
6. Your favorite thing? I dunno????Maybe my wedding ring. Things don't really seem important.
7. Your dream last night? I had a 17 lb baby
8. Your dream/goal? To be a good mom
9. The room you're in? Office (soon to be little guys room)
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Swimming in the ocean
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Not here. Someplace much cooler.
13. Where were you last night? Here, waiting for Ry to get home for the weekend.
14. What you're not? Well-rested
15. One of your wish-list items? A new camera
16. Where you grew up? CA
17. The last thing you did? Went apple picking
18. What are you wearing? Top and underwear (hey I am prego, cut me some slack)
19. Your TV? ...What? is this a question for a male?
20. Your pet? 3 rabbits. Bear, Lady, Mini-Me
21. Your computer? Dude, I got a DELL!
22. Your mood? Sleepy
23. Missing someone? almost always someone, yes
24. Your car? Nissan Armada
25. Something you're not wearing? Pants
26. Favorite store? Target or Sephora
27. Your summer? HOT
28. Love someone? yup
29. Your favorite color? OOh.....Maybe Blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today, when Ry told me I pee too much and should wear a diaper to save time.
31. Last time you cried? when "Papa" passed away - Gpa Bob

It wold be nice if these fellow bloggers could do this on their blog as well:
Amy M.
Auntie Sue