Saturday, December 15, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Maddie turned 16 months old today and Jason just couldn't stand her bangs in her face anymore. I can't say I liked it either, but I didn't really want to cut it yet. I guess that seems like something we would be doing when she got older, a LOT older. I trimmed her bangs and of course kept the wisps in a bag for scrapbooking. She's going to role her eyes at me when she gets older, isn't she? Oh well, that's what moms are for.
Maddie and I went to "Under the Sea" on Friday. It's an indoor play area. I'm not sure why California needs such a thing but it actually rained all day that day. There were tons of kids there. I think it was a bit overwhelming to Mads but she seemed to like it. We met a few more of the stay-at-home moms group there.
Maddie has really enjoyed our plastic Christmas balls this year. Last year we had the brain power enough to buy those for the tree since she would be able to get to them eventually. She loves putting the balls in this shoe box and then dumping them out and flailing her arms to scatter them everywhere. I almost can't bring myself to put them on the tree, not that they'll stay there for long...
On a sad note, Mom's dog Rugby passed away this morning. He's been sick most of his life and she kept him alive by taking such good care of him. Here's an older picture of Rugs at Christmas time. He was 15+ years old.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Jason ended up sick as a dog that night. He thinks he picked up a virus a few days before. I was afraid it was food poisoning. The only thing we didn't both have is gravy. I hate gravy... Thank GOD Maddie and I didn't get it. That's the sickest I've ever seen him. He was improving by the weekend, but now he's in KY and hadn't gotten enough sleep.
Here are a few silly pictures of the Madster in the tub. She's so funny with all her words and facial expressions. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and we can't wait to come home in a few more weeks. 18 more days, I think!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
The intent was to go to Stride Rite and get Moo her first shoes. The weird thing is that the malls here close at 8:00p.m. on Saturdays!!! How dumb is that???? Of course, we walked in the store at 8:00 and got ushered out rather quickly. Stupid California!!!! So what made us late was that we ate at the "Rainforest Cafe" http://www.rainforestcafe.com/ (Hey Holly, there's a Maya tiger on here) and also rode Maddie's first carousel. The cafe was absolutely unbelievable. It was all decorated as a rain forest (duh), but it had animatronic gorillas, elephants, alligator, snake, butterflies, and actual rain. It was rather dark in there but every few minutes a thunderstorm would come up and it would lightening and thunder. Pretty wild. Maddie didn't seem to mind it. When I was that age, I would have been terrified. They had people walking around making balloon animals. In the pictures on the carousel, you can see Mad's frog on a limb.
She kept playing with a little puzzle they had at the store. It was just the perfect height. You can see her new little brown shoes.
We ended up eating at Red Lobster and went home for cake. It was a very nice birthday, even if it was my 6th anniversary of my 29th birthday!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Today is Lexie's 11th birthday so I wanted to do a quick blog for her. She's done really well here but misses her running space. If she didn't act up so bad around other people, we could take her to the beach. Oh well, she'll get back to the country eventually.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
On another lovely note, Maddie's got a virus. I think she picked it up at a park playground, but who knows for sure? She's got a fever and is cranky, but nothing that warrants antibiotics, thank goodness. I hate giving those to her. We went to the doctor on Saturday morning to make sure she didn't have any ear infections, which she didn't. She should be on the mend, but will miss a Halloween party on Friday that my new SAHM (stay-at-home-moms) group is having. We plan on going to the Los Angeles zoo on the 27th with the group and GRAMMY will be here by then. My mom gets here Thursday afternoon. We can't wait! I haven't seen her since August, but it seems like it's been a LOT longer than a few months. Hopefully we won't get Maddie's virus. We've agreed to absolutely NO doctor or hospital visits this time... Mom is still fighting with the insurance company from her visit in April.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Here are some more pictures. I hope they think I am documenting for a lawsuit or something. I'm sure they think I'm a crazy woman on her balcony taking pictures of dirt and bulldozers. It will be evidence in my trial once that one last beep cracks my inner cortex and I go after the workers with my extremely sharp Rachel Ray knife. Yes, I'm that crazy right now...
They dump more dirt (as in exhibit B) and then smooth it out or move it around to somewhere else. They've laid this huge concrete pipe (as in exhibit A) all along the periphery of our property lines. Most everyone only has to deal with this on Saturdays--yes they work EVERY Saturday now. I don't think anyone actually understands (except Pam who told me they are doing construction near her house too) and doesn't respect what I'm dealing with every day. I've got to find something I can do to get out of here every once in a while. I've got to get my nerve up and just do it!
On a lighter note.... I haven't gotten Maddie's birthday party pictures transferred to computer yet since they are on Jason's camera, but here are a couple of cutie patootie (literally) of her napping on a quilt.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I see there was an earthquake here this morning. I wouldn't have known it if I didn't see it on the news. No problems for us.
Guess I'll go for now. Just wanted to say we're back.