Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your turkey, pumpkin pie, football and/or any other family traditions you have for the day.  I will be cooking this year and missing my (almost) entire maternal family who will be at my parents' house for the big day.  I probably could have made the trip but didn't want to push it.  I'm disappointed that we won't be there to celebrate with all of them.

We had our 26 week check-up last week and everything continues to go well with the exception that my glucose test numbers were "elevated" so I have to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test on Monday.  Keep your fingers crossed that I do not have gestational diabetes.

Also, please wish us luck as we prepare to potty train O this weekend.  She is ready and J and I are so done with diapers (at least during the day) so we're going for it.  I'll keep everyone updated on how that goes.  Hopefully I won't have to clean up too many accidents!

Friday, November 19, 2010


This is just a big amalgam of random pictures that don't really have a home in other posts so I thought I'd just throw them together in one.
John was trying to take pictures of O and she just said "butt" and turned around.  Apparently she wanted him to take a picture of her butt.  Whatever.
I found a Barbie I had kept and my Joey McIntyre doll.  They are now O's.  She wasn't big on the Joey doll but loves the Barbie.
My daughter is slightly OCD.  I guess she gets that from me.  She lines up all her dolls (or "guys") and covers them with a blanket to keep them warm.
This is our orange tree.  It grows out of control but for whatever reason hasn't given us any fruit yet.  Maybe next year.  John is very proud of how tall it gets (J is 6' 3" to give you an idea of the height of the top branches).
I went through a ton of stuff for our garage sale and had one big box and a half full of trophies.  But we don't have room for them anymore and my mom suggested that I take a picture of all of them so that it is documented that I had them and then get rid of them.  Done, though I did keep some that were more important to me (not pictured).

Monday, November 15, 2010


Just some Halloween pictures, 2 weeks late.  Sorry.  O picked out her own costume and of course had to wear it several times before Halloween actually came around.  We took her to the Coyotes game on the 30th and she was happy to show it off (minus the hat).  I made her put it on for some pictures.  We didn't take her trick or treating this year but she enjoyed seeing all the kids in their costumes when they came to the door.

Apparently we couldn't be bothered with wiping the food off O's face or fixing her hair before we took pictures.  For whatever reason she would not smile for the camera either.
"Come on, Mom!  Are we done yet?"

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

My parents were in town a couple of weekends ago to help us with our garage sale.  And boy am I glad they were there.  We were busy and it was nice to have extra hands around to entertain O.

We took them to a pumpkin patch with O so that she could run around and pet some animals.  She really enjoyed the baby chicks and the corn maze, especially when my mom would jump out from behind some of the corn to scare her.
O wanted to ride the kids train because they looked like ladybugs but once the motor started up she freaked out and had to get out so she ended up not riding after all.
O loves all animals and would start laughing hysterically whenever a goat or calf would do something.  I don't know why.
We had to get at least one family picture in here.