Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I have lots of stuff to blog about and post pictures of, Tanaka Farms, my kid sitting IN her water table but I don't have time today. We're going to disneyland in a little bit... wish me luck. That place can be kinda crazy sometimes...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The midwife I'm seeing was kind of freaked out that I"m overweight, (I'm not supposed to gain any weight during the pregnancy, and if I lose at the beginning that's fine too.) So I have been weighing myself weekly just to see how I'm doing. This week I lost 5 pounds. Not bad. LOL If only I could lose weight that easily when I'm not pregnant. I feel like I'm eating constantly. Although since the morning sickness seems to have passed, I'm able to eat much healthier.

My body shape is definitely changing more quickly with this pregnancy. I'm 12 weeks and already growing out of most of my regular pants. That didn't happen until 4 months or so with Amelia. I went to Motherhood Maternity's site this morning and ordered some pants. I don't seem to have as many maternity pants as I remember having. Although I know last time I got a lot farther before I had to wear maternity stuff.

I got these (isn't that waist band flattering? I just LOVE maternity clothes.) Especially since I think they are rediculously overpriced, and ebay has gotten a lot more expensive as well.

I'm sure these ones have just as cute of a waist band as the ones above.

I did get some cute tops, thank goodness a bunch of my newer shirts from Old Navy are long, I can probably wear them most of the way through the pregnancy. I'm hoping for another miracle with this baby. With Amelia I lost 33 pounds from the day I had her to my 6 week check up. I weighed less than I did when I got pregnant.

I think I will like this shirt, I will have to wait until it gets here before I decide for sure.

There was something else I was going to blog about, but I can't remember what it was...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Amelia's new favorite toy.

I don't think she's every going to come back in the house again...I still have to get some sand so right now, both sides have water in them.

These are for Grandma Cindy... LOL


After ( This is the best one I have, her hair is pretty messy. And her bangs really aren't that crooked. LOL)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

One man's trash is another's treasure...

Ooh and I have I mentioned lately how much I love Craigslist and Freecycle? If you haven't used either one you should check them out. Especially Freecycle. It's so simple, and works so well for us. First you join an email group on yahoo. Then when you want to get rid of something you just post an offer for it, as well as where you're located. People respond saying they are interested, and when they can come pick it up. We have gotten plants, gardening supplies, baby clothes, Amelias crib and a ton of other things on Freecycle. We have also given away a couch, excess Christmas stuff, baby clothes, and a washer and dryer.

I have gotten so much great stuff for my kid on freecycle and craigslist. Oh and I have gotten rid of so much krap (krap that people come to my house to get, and are excited to take home with them. Amazing.) Anything I can't sell on craigslist or I got for free goes on Freecycle. I love that I'm helping other people out, we got so much stuff given to us after Amelia was born, I like to pass it on when I'm done with it. And I love that I'm keeping things from going in the garbage.

This is my latest aquisition. It's a sand and water table for Amelia. At the store it costs around $70, if I bought it online it would be even more with shipping. I have been thinking about buying her one for the last year or so, but I refuse to pay that much. So I found one on craigslist.

I got it for $20.

And when we're done with it, it will get passed on to someone else.

I love the morning...

When it's quiet, and Jeff and Amelia are still asleep. I wish they'd sleep in more often. Especially Amelia. :-)

Oops she's awake now. I just heard that sweet little voice yelling, "Mommy... Daddy..." Now she's in there hollering "mommy mommy mommy" over and over again. I guess I better go get her...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

We had a great day today. I love spring in Southern California. It's not too hot, but it's warm and nice to be outside. We went to a new park today with my nanny group. Amelia loved this park, it is amazing. It was built for a child who has special needs, so it's pretty accessible, there are ramps going up the play structures, not stairs, so kids in wheel chairs can go right up to the slides. Amelia had so much fun running around like a crazy girl. :-)

And this is a tandem swing, if you swing one swing, it makes the other go. The swing on the left is made for a handicapped child to sit in and swing with the other kids. Pretty cool.

Tomorrow is a baby shower for my friend Jenn. I love baby showers. Especially the part where I get to go shopping for cute baby stuff. :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So much for no eating in the new car. Amelia really needed a hair cut, and Kathy was going to get Aunica's done too, so today we took all the kids to Rainbow Haircutters. We all went in one car, and the first thing Amelia did was get a hold of her lunch box, and spread pirate booty all over the car. Then the kids all stepped in it and smooshed it into the carpet. I guess it's time for the new car's first trip to the car wash.

I am so sick of fighting with Amelia about doing her hair every morning, and her ripping her hair ties out, that we had the stylist give her bangs. Hopefully that will keep the hair out of her face a little better. No matter how hard I tried, her hair would not stay out of her face. Maybe the bangs will help.

If not it should only take a few years to grow them out. :-)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

99 questions.

1. What is the best way to get over someone?
Spend time getting to know yourself. ;)

2. What makeup do you wear on a daily basis?
not much. Sometimes mascara eyeliner and lip gloss

4. If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what?
hmm right now it would be pasta and mashed potatoes. Not pregnant would be totally different.

5. What curse word do you use the most?
krap. Is that a curseword?

6. Do you own an igloo?

8. What time is your alarm clock set for?
Our alarm clock is named Amelia, the "oh mommy, oh daddy" starts around 630.

9. Have you ever bid for something on ebay? Yes

10. Do you wear flip-flops even when its cold outside?
what is cold? This is Southern California. I wear flip flops year round.

11. Where do you buy your groceries from?
Albertsons or Ralphs

12. Do you like to take the picture or be in the picture?

13. What was the last movie you watched?
Don't remember

14. Do any of your friends have children?
A lot of them do.

15. If you won the lottery, whats the first thing you would buy?
A house.

16. Has anyone ever called you lazy?
I'm sure they have.

17. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?

18. What CD is currently in your CD player?
a mixed cd.

19. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
i guess chocolate. i'm not much of a milk person

20. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
Don't think so.
21. Do you have a crush on anyone?
My hubbie. :-)

22. What did you have for dinner?
organic macaroni and cheese. :-)

23. What is your biggest fear?
Not being there for my children when they need me most.

24. What color is your car?
which one? van is silver, honda is red, truck is maroon.

25. Can you whistle ?

27. Do you make your own jewelry?

28. Have you ever participated in a protest?
Yes. Tara and I ended up in an anti war march in San Francisco. I think there were like 100,000 people there. It was crazy! :-)

29. Who was the last person to call you?

30. What is your favorite ride at an amusement park?
Probably Indiana Jones at disneyland. Not that I'll be on any rides in the next 6 months...

31. What is something you must do every day?
make my bed.

32. Donde esta numero 32?
It's right here.

33. What area code are you in right now ?

34. Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Still do daily

35. How big is your local mall?
We have lots of malls. Most are pretty big.

36. What is your job title?
Mommy, pregnant lady,

37. What do you miss most?

38. Would you ever sky dive?
Hell no!

39. What are you allergic to?
cat hair, pollen

40. What are your biggest regrets?
I don't have many.

41. Have you ever had Jamba Juice?

42. When was the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt?
Watching a show with Jeff one night.

43. What movies do you know every line to?
The princess bride.

44. Do you own any band t-shirts?
Aerosmith I think.

45. What is your favorite candle scent?
sweet ones.

46. How many aunts and uncles do you have?
Still alive? I had 4 aunts and 3 uncles. Now I have 1 aunt, and 2 uncles still living.

47. When was your last plane ride?
From Portland to OC at Christmas.

48. Do you crack your knuckles?

49. How many chairs are at your dining room table?
Depends, between 4 and 8

50. What is your favorite salad dressing?
balsamic vinaigrette.

51. Do you read for fun?
All the time.

53. Where is your cell phone?
In the van

54. Do you do your own dishes?

55. What color is your bedroom painted?

56. Are your parents divorced?

57. Have you ever cried in public?
Oh yes.

58. Favorite eye color?

59. Which do you make: wishes or plans?
Planner who has many wishes

60. Toilet paper: over the front or around the back?
Over the front of the roll

61. Left or Right handed?

62. What posters do you have in your room?
No posters. Have some framed paintings though...

63. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
I want a tattoo.

64. Do you believe that the guy should pay on the first date?
I don't know.

65. Do you have a brain?
I think so.

66. Do you own a camera phone?

67. Have you ever been to Jamaica?

68. What do you like to snack on at the movie theatre?
Diet coke and milk duds.

69. What messenger programs do you have?
Msn, iChat, yahoo...does Warcraft count?

70. What is the weather like?
sunny and cool high 60's I think

71. What were you doing at 9pm last night?
Watching Planet Earth with Jeff.

72. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?

73. Do you have an online journal?

74. Did you ever play Capture the Flag in school?
Not in School but at camp we did.

75. What was your favorite class in high school?
Calculus. Yup I'm a geek.

76. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
usually left side.

77. What personality trait is a must have in the opposite sex?
sense of humor

78. Have you ever been attracted to someone physically unattractive?

79. When was the last time you slept on the floor?
I don't know.

80. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
red wine.

81. If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been?
Not sure.

82. Do you like your living arrangement?
Yes, we could use a bigger yard and another bedroom.

83. Has anyone ever called you spoiled?
Yes, but it is just because they don't understand me. ;)

84. What is your mother and father's hometowns?
Mom is from Portland Oregon, and Dad was mostly from portland. He moved around a lot.

85. Did you ever go to the same school as your parents?

86. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
7 is a must but 8 to be bubbly

87. How much is gas where you are at right now?
3.30. EEP

88. What was the last thing to scare you?
A spider.

89. Do you own a Playstation?

90. What color are your bedsheets?

91. What is your favorite "reality competition" program?
project runway.

92. What album did you buy last?
I don't buy albums. I buy songs on Itunes.

93. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
A bunch.

94. Are your days full and fast-paced?
LOL! Yup.

95. Did you ever get in trouble for talking too much in class?
Yes, every year that is the one thing my teacher talked to my parents about.

96. Is there carpet, wood or tile in the room you're currently in?

97. Were you a " planned " child?

98. What is your mom's name?

99. What is your dad's name?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

One more thing about the car

it has built in car seats.

This is the seat normally.

This is what it looks like when the car seat is opened, it folds down out of the seat.

New van pics

Here's my new ride.

And look, Amelia can actually sit behind Jeff, when he has the seat all the way back!! It's a miracle. LOL

That's not where her seat is going to stay, but I cant put her on the other side until we get the garage a little more cleaned out.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

We got a new car last night. I feel like I am officially a mom now. I went from the Honda Civic coupe to a mini van. Really, I'm not bitter, the new van is wonderful. There is plenty of room for Amelia and the new baby, and all of their friends. And it drives so nicely. It's a Chrysler Town and Country. It has a 5 disc changer, neato little built in car seats, and it's much more practical than a 2 door civic. I am going to miss driving my little car, (and parking it, the van is huge compared to the civic) but this is much better for us. For now we are keeping the Honda too, until we find the right vehicle for Jeff. It's krappy timeing the we both need new vehicles now but oh well.

Sunday, April 01, 2007