Monday, July 13, 2009

New Friends

Since we moved we go to a new ward for our Church.
Anthony attends a nursery class where they play, have snacks and have a gospel lesson geared towards toddlers and preschoolers. Yesterday I checked in through the door, and Anthony was playing so quietly and happy. Then I hear a small voice say " Anthony your Mom's here!" WHOOPS! A small blonde little boy was telling Anthony I was there. I was only trying to sneakily just check in on him so I shut the door REALLY quickly. I was impressed the boy even knew who was my son! Whew no problems arised.

After church I was walking out to the car with my family, and the small blonde boy and hid dad were behind us. I turned after I heard the dad was talking to me, telling me he thought my son was cute, and how his son introduced Anthony as his "new friend". It was such a sweet and tender thing to hear.

I think my little guy is doing ok in the new ward. He's been to a couple BBQ's and even a swim party! And now a new friend.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I'm tired.

I'm round.

My body has grown to uncomfortable conditions to house this little one.

I'm done. Put a fork in me I swear to goodness I'm done.

He just hasn't gotten the memo yet.

We thought he was coming earlier this week due to contractions that were getting stronger.... then stopped. Ha Ha Mom, jokes on you.

Already a little trickster and a stinker. Or he must really love his mom a lot that he doesn't want to leave


he's heard me yelling at Anthony or Ira and is scared to come out!

Monday, June 29, 2009

No Worker Too Small

So even if you are less than 2 years old, I will make you work!
No really I'm kidding, but I had to take a picture of my little young gardener while he was helping me water the patio. I have lots of potted plants, which he attempted to "drown". He had moved on to washing the bricks off and water the flowers. What a wonderful assistant I have, now I just have to keep him from over watering my pots!

I had to force him to take his OSHA break. Milk time!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Shedding the LBs

So I'm on a gestational diabetes diet, even though I don't have it but something they call "Glucose Intolerance". Unfortunately unlike Lactose Intolerance you can't just take a Lactaid then eat a piece of cake.


But my point is, I did the whole weigh in and get your belly measured today. So far in the 9 months of pregnancy I have only gained..... drum roll please......

2 lbs!

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?!?

Apparently with this diet Mom loses weight, and baby still continues to grow. Which he has, cus it apparent on my hip bones right now. Owwwie!

My medical staff is not concerned, but actually happy to see the weight loss within reason. Healthier? Really? It seems so weird and foreign to me.

I live in Backwards World.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Big Move!

So yes yet again I have been MIA! But for a good reason. We have moved!
Not very far away, just into my Grandfathers ranch house. He is elderly and has been living in a retirement community. Unfortunately he didn't like that situation and longed to be back on his ranch he has lived and loved for 50 some-odd years. The place had been run down by the previous tenant, which upset my grandfather very much. After some serious consideration and discussion, it was felt that family needed to live in the ranch house, so my grandfather could live in his apartment above the shop.
Of course it is quite an adjustment for all of us, but it is very nice to be living in the country again. The river scenery is gorgeous, the swimming pool deluxe, the wild creatures amazing and the blue laminate counter top........ well thats just groovy baby!

The house will need some updating to prepare it for future sell, and that falls upon us as well as maintaining the property. But so far we are adapting well to the change and anticipating the birth of our newest son! Whose due date is exactly a month from today!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mom who needs your Mom Help and Advice

So what kind of stroller should I buy?

There are tons of the side by side jogging strollers out in the market. They are everywhere, it's the thing to buy apparently. But I hear they are a pain to move around. So do I go with the longer kind, one kid in front one in back? I need a double stroller that is for sure, but which kind.

Any suggestions?


Good bad, what do you use, liked or hated?

So Anthony saw his eye doctor yesterday and we got an updated prescription. So lets see if THIS time he will wear his glasses.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bad Bad Bad Me

I've been a very bad blogger.

But I can honestly say I have been a bit preoccupied. So what have been the things that have driven me away from typing late into the night, spilling the beans on my life?

  • Anthony's Sickness and Pee-Pee Incident
  • Disneyland for Mother's Day Weekend
  • LA Trip to Fabulous Fords Car Show
  • Ira's Birthday
  • Baby #2 rocking the Uterus so much, its making contractions way to early.
  • Utter Exhaustion

Are any of those good enough excuses? Prob not, I know.

So as I sit and type this, I feel very very poopy like. Seriously. Like crap.
I'm 30 weeks preggars, and yesterday I started feeling an extreme amount of those tightening contractions, no pain, but a few of them really took my breath away.
It was mentioned to me that I looked like I had dropped, and after really looking, the Hubby and I both agree. Little boy blue has dropped down. So after getting so many contractions one after another, I called the required numbers. They had me drink lots of water and lay on my side for an hour. 2 contractions happened, not enough to warrant any fear, but they still wanted me to relax.

Cool... But then about a 1/2 hour ago I started feeling really nauseous. Ug. Was it the hamburger I had for dinner? I didn't think I overate, but possibly did I? And to boot, more cramp feeling down in the baby region.

Ug. Hopefully this just will pass. Soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Holy Cow!

Its been a while, but it has been pretty hectic around here.

More on all that later, but until then


Friday, March 27, 2009

Cinderella Made Work look Easy!

"wonders why I used to think Cinderella looked so cool scrubbing the floor on her hands and knees when I was little. I even tried singing the song. It didn't help or make the chore fun. Dang you Cinderella and your false advertisement!!!"

This was posted on a friend's facebook status. It cracked me up so much because I totally did the same thing as a kid.

OH and that snap your fingers like Mary Poppins did to clean up their room spic and span quickly! Disney warped me to believe that cleaning COULD be fun and quick!


So progress on our backyard is coming along! We finished the dog run picket fence, and laid the sod. It's amazing how nice the sod looks. I have the landscape plans for the plantings next. I am excited to get this done. Hopefully the little man will play outside a lot this summer when baby #2 comes along. We sure are working a lot to get it ready for it when the time comes.

I'm thinking about hosting my "tea" party this spring. I had semi-planned one for last year with my friends and their little girls, but with Anthony's surgery, all plans went out the door. Instead of tea I was thinking of using lemonade (for our little girls... plus I think tea is yuk!) Finger sandwiches, scones, muffins, and chocolate! What couldn't be complete without chocolate!

Speaking of chocolate

Thank Heavens Cadbury Eggs are back.

I missed those sugary balls of joy.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Old Hands, Young Hands

Every Tuesday my son goes with my mom to a local retirement community. It started as a something to do for fun, but has turned into something so much more.
Apparently a few of the residents now await each Tuesday afternoon in anticipation to see their little friend.
I am so happy and proud that my son is getting a chance to bring someone joy and love even if he isn't aware of what he is doing.

I hope this is something that will instill important values such as compassion, love, charity, and service. I hope he continues to enjoy these visits, and that he will continue to do them when he gets of an age to understand.

He waves, and "chats" in his own language to anyone who will listen. He plays with their wheelchairs and walkers, and entertains them with his smile, laughter and youthful appeal. He walks the halls like the owns the joint.

My son who is 1 and a half years old has done more compassionate service for his fellow man than I have done while he has been alive.

I know we teach our little children, but in this case he has been the one to teach me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Cute Thing Done by My Son

At our church all positions are done voluntarily. During the Sacrament meetings a vote is taken by the congregation to see if everyone is OK with who will be doing what job. They ask those in favor raise their hands, then they ask if anyone opposes to do the same. This is a common practice.

This previous Sunday I was playing the organ, so I was up front viewing everyone. Hubby and our little man were sitting on my side of the building in plain view.

During this vote, I noticed that Anthony decided to join in. But of course during the "If anyone opposes" part. It was so adorable. Sitting there in his little suit and tie, watching everyone around him raise their hands, he wanted to do the same. Name after name that was called, the only one in the entire congregation who would raise their hand in opposition, was my son. He looked proud to be doing his part.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I miss you. Very much. Too much actually. I think it is a good thing to take a"break" for a while, but I'm like a obsessed teenage love-relationship. I can't get enough of you. I had to eat my dinner in silence tonight. I usually had your company when he is gone, now all I have is the silence and my mind. I could read, now I have the time at night. But I miss the light shining from you, and the laughter you would always have there waiting for me. I miss your mind numbing thoughtless trance you could put me in. I need that. I crave that.

I miss you, when will you be back dear DVR/TV?
3-5 days the service tech told me.
I anxiously await for you.

.......I miss you

Grab one down.... and pass it around

What's that you say?

Colds? Flu? Ear Infections? Cough? Misery?

Well whatever it is, the little man and I share it all.
For three months now he and I have been sick over and over and over and


Plus I can't take much for it too, which I think makes it worse. Not that I am a druggie or anything, but a shot of NyQuil would REALLY be nice!

Anthony's ear exploded out pus last night, kinda freaking us out. We are heading to the dr to get it checked in a few hours. He had ear tubes placed last year, so hopefully they are still intact and that it was those working, and not a ruptured ear drum.

I too have an ear infection, I was precribed antibiotics but nothing seems to be helping. Espcially not the pez (regular strength tylenol) that I am eating.

I kinda wish that my ear would explode just to relieve the dang pressure. I know that's bad.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yo soy el jefe!

We are working in the backyard. We have a few large projects going on in our house at this time.

Wish us luck! Hubby is home for a couple weeks and we are trying to tackle some projects that have been discussed for a while now.

Since I'm in a jolly mood, and my husband is Mexican. I love to throw out some Spanish phrases just to make him feel like he is really working, and not on a work break.

Eres un gran hombre fuerte, como un trabajo!

Eres un cerdo lento! Usted necesidad de trabajar más rápidamente!

Si usted trabaja duro y son buenas para mí, quizás voy a cocinar una buena comida caliente.

hmmmmmmm probably not translated correctly, and probably never would I really say anything like that to him anyway. But it could lead to an interesting afternoon.....or a fight.

But speaking of hot meals, I apparently need to make Corned Beef and Cabbage since I have denied him his favorite meal. Whatever. I just think it stinks up the house.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hwy 49 Muscle Car Run

My husband being the muscle car enthusiast that he is, invited me along on a car run yesterday up Highway 49. This beautiful drive takes you through sharp curves and turns. This old Gold Country is full of vast beautiful scenes of the California Sierra Foothills.

I brought along the camera to shoot some of the car views. What a spectacular sight and sound of the rumbling exhausts of modern muscle cars, the screeching of tires, shrills of excited drivers and smell of the occasional burnout.

And of course photo ops of my little guy enjoying Coulterville, CA

Friday, March 6, 2009

Social Butterfly

Today at lunch Anthony and I went to Togo's sandwich shop.
Surprisingly everything went extremely well, since he has discovered the new art of standing up in his high chair. He ate his chips happily and people watched through the large windows facing the sidewalk.
After we were finished with lunch I wanted a refill on my lemonade, but we had to go clear across the restaurant. Normally this isn't a huge deal, but with a excited 19 month old who just wants to go outside, we were going the "wrong" way. Thankfully he calmed down and entertained himself and others while I waited in the soda fountain machine line. I turn to see him running up to different tables and smiling and waving to strangers.

I tried to coax him to leave the people alone but of course when the strangers would smile, wave and talk back, he got all the reinforcement and encouragement to keep going. I finally got my cup refilled, and was trying to coax my little man out the door. He ran down the aisle yelling and waving to all the other customers as a finale grand exit.

I smiled as I heard the trail of laughter and happy voices of customers behind me until the closing door finally shut off the sounds.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Miss Sophie's Debut

This is my new little cousin. Isn't she just adorable?


Anthony loves bubbles, so I purchased an inexpensive bubble machine.

Hopefully I captured the fun we had this afternoon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Picture = Thousand Words



I had to laugh today as I was walking around the radiology lab today for my second repeat ultrasound. There printed out on sticky labels on all of the light switches was the code


Yes, I agreed. I was in Hell. Even though it really didn't say it, I thought it was appropriate.

So still I have nothing definitive to report to all of you. All I do know for a fact is that, the ultrasound tech will not say the sex is or isn't. She only will give her best guess. OK...... so I rephrased the question.

"Do you feel confident in your guess that it is a boy?"

Her reply..."No....there is a percentage that it is a boy"

I think expletives came out of my mouth at that point.

Once again I got the statistical concept of 50%...

But then I also got this little nugget of advice from her "Have your DR look at it with a scan in the office, and if he says its a boy, and I say it might be a boy, then it is a boy"

I ALSO got this out of her... she didn't want to give the wrong answer and then have me come back and complain. Complain? Sue? What the heckers?

Al I wanted was some confidence in your work. Especially since they are looking for some other deformations that I can hereditary pass onto this child. Give me some reassurance that you are good at your job! That was all I asked. I understood I couldn't get the results from the medical parts of the scan, legally a doctor has to be the one to tell me. OK I understand that, but COME ON give me one piece of something to give me sanity during this nerve wracking time. Is it a boy or NOT?

I can handle the excuse of the baby was in the wrong position, and they couldn't get a look. Then I wouldn't feel quite as bad. But just because you think I will come back and sue or yell or whatever it is? I didn't think that was good enough to pacify me.

Now I'm more agitated then before. Really this agitation stems from the wait to see the results to see if this baby is healthy.

A boy is a blessing during this economical time because I have everything from my first son. I would only need a double stroller.

A girl well would be fun too, since I had a super blast playing with bows and dresses with my new baby cousin. I would however need to purchase girl clothes... and bows... and shoes... and tights..... and well you get the picture.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!


What a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

Well no, not really but I just wanted to vent.

I apparently was sent to the wrong building, so that made me late for my ultrasound appointment. Which when I was told not to stress because they knew I was on my way, found a very different response from the actual ultrasound lady.

It was just a bleh appointment. I have to go back on Monday to complete the appt. because she didn't' have enough time to get all the necessary pictures. Plus I had to ask if my husband could come in, AND I had to ask her what the sex was... to only find a monotone response of thinking it might be a boy and there was a 50% chance it was Blah Blah Blah.... Wow. There was no certainty her voice, no excitement, no nothing. Bleh... those might be testicles.


She was more worried about the incoming patient and her full bladder. Well mine was full and getting pushed on that very moment.. TELL ME WHAT HE/SHE IS THAT'S ALL I ASK!!

Even the pictures they printed out was pure crap. She said the printer wasn't working correctly. What a bad day, poor Ira took off work and everything. I won't even scan and save them cus they are so bad.

I have to see her again on Monday. Wish us both luck.

On a much happier note I must give a rating of 5 kisses to my loving husband today!
He took us all to the park to play on the slides and swings
Purchased yummy Strawberry Limeaides from Sonic to sip
Changed 2 poopy diapers without one comment or complaint or anything! JUST DID IT!!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Disneyland Trip Feb 09

We were able to take a quick trip down to the Happiest Place on Earth last weekend. Of course it was a lot of fun, as well as surprisingly hot! I wished I had packed a pair of shorts!

Anthony LOVED LOVED LOVED the characters, his most favorites were Captain Hook and Chip. He kept trying to feed Eeyore, and was able to dance with Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh.

He loved all the rides he was able to go on, and adored the little slide PaPa helped him on. Over and Over and Over he went down that darn slide.

He also got his first Black Ears with his name on it, since last year he wore his baby blue "first ears" hat.

Nap times were tough, as he was so hyped up he didn't want to sleep. Ever. But eventually he would crash out due to sheer exhaustion. As I did as well. =)

I will post some pics soon.

Tomorrow is a big day for my household as we will be finding out the sex of Baby #2!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monkey See... Monkey Do

So I had to laugh the other day as I was attempting to clean the house with my assistant. I've heard how as a parent we set the example for our children. What we do is viewed and mimicked by our children.
So I guess this is my 18 month old's perception on how things are to be done.

1) Hot pads are to be worn on our heads, not on our hands. And always check your reflection in the oven glass before leaving the room.

2) Vacuum while using your cell phone on speaker phone. Vacuuming while sitting on your butt is also very productive.

3) Rummage through your kitchen drawers while preparing your meals. Also talk on the cell phone while doing this as well.

4) Read the morning newspaper while eating your breakfast! Also making a goatee with your yogurt is healthy for your skin.

I had a great laugh when seeing his actions. I do read the paper every morning while eating my breakfast, this has been something that he has started to do as well. I now have to wait to read until he is finished eating, or he won't finish it at all.

I think I must talk on the phone a lot, hmmmmmmmmm.

I don't vacuum while sitting down, nor do I wear hot pads on my head as well.

However, I also do not play the piano nor vacuum like this......

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Seeing Spots

So my little man is allergic to something... but we just don't know what! I think it might be Fruit Loops cereal.
He has a case of the hives which has been very interesting. Saturday night was the worst, he was covered head to toe. The Dr put him on some steroid to help control it, since benedryl wasn't doing anything. Besides that, he seems to be doing OK.
I still have a cold, and a cough that is kicking my butt.
Daddy has taught my little spotted cheetah how to flex his muscles while making a manly growl sound. I've been unsuccessful in obtaining an adorable photo of this event. It is truly a swooning experience! The t-shirt saying his Auntie Sarah got him rings so true...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Things I have been up to recently

Well since I have been out of commission lately I will give you a brief synopsis of what I've been doing these past few weeks.

  • I caught a cold... aahhh ahhh choo! I'm feeling quite miserable right now with a nasty cough and runny nose

  • I got to see the Performance of Movin' Out... It wasn't what I had expected, but none the less I enjoyed it. Billy Joel music rocks the house!!

  • Constantly Cleaning.... I feel like I've gotten no where. Both my son and I have been pretty sick on and off this month of January... what a great way to start off 2009! So on the days I relax and don't stay on top of it.. my little hurricane storms through and creates mess upon mess.

  • Budgeting.... need I have to say any more on that fun fun fun subject???

  • Loss of Appetite... I couldn't handle much of eating these past few weeks and ended up losing a lot of what I could get down. I did lose 5 lbs due to that, but that's not in a good way. This cartoon I found cracked me up... I loved that Hungry Hungry Hippo game as a kid.

  • And Last but definitely not least.....

I've been baking Baby #2. I'm 15 weeks along and due July 23rd.
Yes that's right...he/she is due on Anth's 2nd Birthday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here There Everywhere

I've been a bit bit busy these past few weeks. Enough where I am exhausted and really didn't feel like blogging after I put the child to bed. I usually run to bed when he is down...

I AM alive and kicking...

I WILL post more to come on what I've been up too....

Don't miss it....


You're gonna like it


Aren't you glad I'm back????

Friday, January 2, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well we made it back today! I have a million stories to share about our wonderful visit with our family in the great white North!
I'm exhausted though right now so I'm heading off to snooze myself away...