Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life according to a six year old

My sister-in-law is going to San Diego next week and I am rather jealous. If only I was not eight months pregnant I would be going with her. My six year old niece told me excitedly what she was going to do in San Diego, collect sea shells. I then informed her that I am from San Diego. I was born there and lived there when I was a kid. Her response was my favorite.

"You are Mexican!"

"Uh, no actually San Diego is still apart of America. But it is really close to Mexico."

If I was Mexican I am pretty sure I would be the palest Mexican in the world.

Friday, May 25, 2012


I think I have reverted back to childhood. All I want to do is nap these days. I am not talking a short cat nap, but two plus hours. The only way I can get that long of a nap is having a mountain of pillows.
I sleep with no less than four pillows! It is a good thing we have a king size bed or else Orion would have no room to sleep. He still complains that I take up too much room. I just remind him that it is all his fault that I need so many pillows.

Who needs to buy one of those pregnancy pillows that costs lots of money when you have closet full of pillows? Not me! I can't wait till the day I can sleep with less pillows and Orion can't wait either.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A little craft never hurt anyone

Since I have so much time on my hands I have decided that I should be crafty. So far that has only amounted to a painted dresser (that took a million years), a baby blanket (that did not take as long as I thought it would) and now some blocks. They started out looking something like this.
Well they were not painted at all when I first got them (over a year ago). Man I am really slow at doing crafts! Anyways I sanded them (actually Orion did most of the work because I could not stand and sand for very long) and started painting. I then realized that I could not paint it all in one. So I put it off until another time. They currently look like this.
After another coat of paint on the front I can finish up the back. Then when everything is dry I can put a picture on each block. They will sit on the dresser I (well Orion helped too) painted in the babies room. The gray blocks will have a picture of each of our families (one for my parents and I and one of Orion and his parents) and the white one will have a picture of us with the baby. That way our child will know how important family is no matter how close or far we live from them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lessons in parenthood

My sister-in-law Rebekah has been such a blessing during this pregnancy! She has given me so much advice and free stuff. Well I am technically borrowing the stuff until she has another baby. If things go according to her husband she won't be having another baby any time soon or ever. So we will see what happens. But if she has a boy then I get to keep most of the stuff she has given me because it is girly! (Is it wrong that I secretly hope I just get to keep everything? Maybe you should not answer that.)

She gave (lent) us a pac and play crib that came with a bassinet attachment. I have never used a pac and play and neither has Orion. When we put it together we wondered what this extra attachment was. I guessed it might be a bassinet, but Orion's guess was the best. He thought it was a a mesh net that you put over the top of the crib so the baby does not crawl out. It is like a cage for you kid he suggested. I of course could not stop laughing. Clearly he spends too much time at work. We called Rebekah later and she informed us what it was. Although Orion's idea was pretty funny. I don't plan on putting out children in a cage. I wonder what Orion will do when I am gone and wants to keep the child out of his hair.....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just for Orion

This weekend our good friends DJ and Kylie came to visit. I wish I could say they came just to see us, but that is not the truth. They came for my brother-in-law's wedding, but they did spend most of their time with us. Their anniversary is at the end of the month so Kylie will not be able to attend my baby shower on the coast. So she brought the baby a present early! What a nice lady she is. She is so nice that she even brought Orion a present so he would not feel left out.
Oh wait that is for the baby... We all know that Orion really wanted to have a boy, but is still really happy to have a girl. Kylie thought this would be the closest he could get to "manly" things with our little lady.
This one is definitely a little more boyish, but still really cute. I think this was the best present ever! I could not help but laugh when I saw these. I am sure our little lady will be wearing these little guys often. Thanks DJ and Kylie for being such great friends!

Monday, May 14, 2012

My little nephew Tobin is probably the funniest kid I know. He will be four soon and I hope he continues to be this funny his entire life. One time he got mad at me for something and told me "Get out mine house." The next minute he told me "You stay mine house forever."  I honestly could not love this kid more.

On Saturday my brother-in-law got married. It was super hot (remember I live on the surface of the sun during the summer), my back was hurting (being 31 weeks pregnant does that to you), and I was starving (another side effect from being pregnant). Other than that the wedding was lovely.

The best part though was when Tobin decided to pee outside. The bathrooms were locked for some reason and he decided that was not going to stop him from doing his business. Not a minute after he peed did he decide that it was time to poop. Luckily I sent his father into to stop him before he actually pooped outside. It was the funniest thing I have ever since. Did I take a picture of this funny event? No. Did the photographer? No. Tobin was sneaky enough to do his business on the other side of the field from where everyone was gathered. At least he has manners not to poop in front of everyone.

Friday, May 11, 2012


I have to be honest. I have a love hate relationship with Craigs list. I love that you can sell stuff on there for free, but I hate that sometimes you have to deal with flaky people. Today I sold a car rack. We bought it last year and used it only once. I have tried to sell it at least twice before but with no luck. Then yesterday I thought, hey you should try to sell it again. Then BAM tons of people wanted to buy it.

The guy who bought it ended up showing up almost 2 hours after we planned on meeting. He apologized and paid the price we asked, but it was pretty annoying dealing with him. Now I have the money to drive over to the coast for my baby shower (#1) at the end of the month. So thanks semi annoying guy for taking this ugly thing off my hands.

Now I want to find even more stuff to sell. I always get such a rush from selling things.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Cookie Monster Strikes AGAIN!

I swear if you really did turn into what you ate Orion would be a cookie. He just loves them so much. In fact I wonder if I was horrible at making cookies if he would still love me..... I am hoping that the answer would still be yes, but you can never be too sure.

Twenty minutes before he is going to leave for work he asks me to make him a sandwich. Not a problem because I am a nice wife and make lunch for my husband. How else is he going to eat at work? Eat frozen burritos everyday? If left he had to be in charge of his lunch everyday at work it probably would be frozen burritos everyday. GROSS! As I am getting the stuff out of the fridge for his lunch he asks me to make him cookies as well. My reply was that there was not enough time for them to cool before he left. This of course did not faze him. So I made both for him, because lets remember I am an awesome wife.

I found him in the kitchen doing this once the cookies were done. What is it that he is doing?

Why cooling off the cookies in the freezer of course.
My husband is either a genius or crazy. I will with hold my personal opinion.

I will have to add that it was his idea to document his actions. He said this would be perfect on our blog.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

So ever since I was little I have loved Slurpee's. There is just something about drinking crushed up ice with tons of sugar in it that I can't get enough of.
This picture could not describe my love of Slurpee's better. Now that I am pregnant I want a Slurpee almost everyday. Lucky for me I have some self control, at least when Orion is around. But today I lost all self control. I took Orion to work and went straight to the nearest 7-11 and got a large one of these bad boys. I felt justified in buying such a large drink by saying the baby needs to gain weight. It only weighs 2.5 pounds at the moment. Well probably more now since I have been downing this monster sized drink. 

Lately I feel like I can justify eating anything because the baby needs it. It is going to a tough day when I no longer can say that. I will no longer get to have a second cupcake because I am pregnant or be allowed to eat chocolate in front of my nieces without having to share. My niece Victoria will love this because she does not think it is fair that I get to eat whenever I want to and she does not. Her mom keeps telling that I get too because I am pregnant. That excuse is only good for a little while longer. I guess I better live it up while I still can! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012


I have lots of wishes at the moment. I wish I had a job because having all of this free time before the baby comes is killing me! I wish the baby would get here already so I would have something to do. I wish the baby would take its time because I am totally unprepared. I wish we had more money to buy fancy things. I wish we could go on vacation here.
Balboa Park in San Diego. I want to live here. It has been too long since I have been to my home town. The view from the bridge I  am standing on is amazing. I can see all of the trees and the cars racing by when I close my eyes. 

My favorite part of this picture is the smile on my face. I was talking to my mom when my cousin snapped this picture. It is the perfect example of the things that truly make me happy. Family and this part of San Diego. Here is to wishing that I could visit my favorite place someday soon.


I finally caved this week and bought maternity shirts. It was almost a sad day. A while ago I bought maternity pants because it stopped being comfortable to wear real jeans. Who would have thought the miracle of making a life would make your favorite jeans look and feel horrible on you. The worst part about buying maternity clothes I think is the fact that you will only wear them for a short period of time and then they will sit in your closet. But I was sneaky and bought maternity shirts that look and feel like regular clothes, they are simply longer than regular shirts. So I can still wear them post baby. Life is good. :)