Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Buzz Bite

Last Friday, Daddy took 'The Boy' to the playground so 'The Mom' could clean up the house a bit. All was great until 'The Hubs' heard our sweetie pie say, "a bumble bee, Daddy". Before Daddy could do anything, that stinkin' bee stung my sweet precious boy on his hand.

Of course, after an hour of sobbing, a "cold Thomas" ice pack, and a milkshake, he finally calmed down. He is still talking about the bumble bee "ouchie" on his hand.
Tyler's first bee sting

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Some Pics

We went to lunch at the French Valley Airport when Uncle Michael was here. I forgot my camera but, Uncle Michael had his. These are just a few of the pics from that day. Still waiting for the rest of them. E-mail, please, Michael!


I love this pic! When my brother, Michael, was little he tilted his head in every single picture we took. I love that 'The Boy' is doing the Uncle Michael.

'The Boy' and his Gigi.

I love this little man!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Here we are again and probably for the last time before 'The Little' is born. 'The Hubs' got a job teaching a couple of classes at Cal Poly Pomona this quarter so, there go his Fridays off. That and it's not so easy waddling around all day.
We got to D-land at about 2pm and should have just turned around and went back home when we realized that we had to park in the Toy story lot (this is the last resort parking).
It was sooooo busy and soooo hot! We were kind of wondering why on earth all these kids didn't have to be in school and then realized that spring break had probably started. Even with sunscreen on I was nervous about getting burned so we went on rides that had shady lines.
Let me just preface the next bit by saying that my pregnant brain doesn't work so well and any logic that I may have previously possessed has escaped me for the time being. That's why I thought it would be fun to go on Pirates of the Caribbean. Go ahead and flame me! There were a bunch of little kids even younger than 'The Boy' in line but that doesn't mean I, too, should expose my kid to flume drops, cannon fights, prostitution, drinking and worst of all, the dark.
Waiting in line. Still okay at this point.

As soon as the boat pulled away he started screaming "it's scary". Too late. What could I do? I just held him throughout the whole ride and pointed out the kid friendly stuff like dogs, and pigs, and treasure.
We survived but he was so ready to get off the ride.

After I tortured my kid, we took him over to good ole Toontown for recovery. He had a blast on the (very crowded) playground and played in Goofy's house for a half a hour.


In a tunnel.

Hanging out on the watermelon.

I ♥ this face.

Playing Goofy's piano.

Sitting in Goofy's chair.

He soooo wanted to jump in this fountain and play!
Next we headed to Fantasyland and hit up a few rides before dinner.

In line for the teacups.

Not looking at the camera, of course.

In line for the carousel. Yes, his finger is in Daddy's ear.

We're at the happiest pace on earth. Can't you tell?

At about 5, we left the park and walked to Mimi's Cafe for dinner. We beat the dinner rush and I got to sit and relax for a while. So nice because my back was starting to hurt. When we got back to the parks, we decided to go to California Adventure. We were hoping it would be less crowded. It wasn't.
Daddy, 'The Boy' and his trains; Ben (again) and Edward.

At the Cal Adventure entrance.

Me and my sweetie :)!

My boys.

Where I spent most of the evening. On a bench. My back was breaking!

There's my happy boy!

I have no idea what's going on here but he's so happy, who cares! I was sitting on the ground waiting for the parade. We left before it started. I could not sit like that without my back hurting. Maybe next time which, I'm pretty sure, will be long after this baby is born.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunny Days

We are loving this sunshine! 'The Boy' was so happy that he could play outside this week. We spent hours in our backyard swinging, playing in the sandbox, and cooking at Playhouse Tyler. I only wish that we had a patio cover because it is getting hot. Here are some pics from one of our backyard play sessions.

Big boy on his big wheel. He insisted on wearing his Thomas the Train slippers.

Welcome to Playhouse Tyler.

"I cut the bread, Mommy."

"It's too hot! Be careful."

Busy in the kitchen.

Enjoying his hamburger.

26 Weeks

We are at the 26 week mark today, or so we think. It has been a challenging last few weeks to say the least. My belly is growing and with that, my body has not been responding as well as I had hoped. We also had to change to a new OB.

At about 20 weeks, my sciatica nerve started burning, causing my hip to go numb. At the same time, I began having heart palpitations like crazy. I had an echocardiogram 3 weeks ago and I have a small mitral valve and tricuspid valve leak- both of which are common during pregnancy. Even so, my OB took me off work until 6 weeks postpartum.

This has been a blessing because I get to stay home with 'The Boy' which is what I am always complaining about not being able to do. It has also been difficult because I had no idea how much harder staying at home is than going to work.

We had a change in our medical insurance 2 weeks ago and found out that Dr. B does not take our new plan. I was bummed because I had been seeing her for a while and was pretty comfortable with her. This ended up being a blessing in disguise. I am now being followed by Dr. Dimmette and she blows Dr. B out of the water. I saw her this past Thursday and she did an ultrasound and talked with me for 45 minutes. Amazing.

Dr. D. said that, according to her sonogram, the baby is measuring 1 week ahead and is now 2 pounds. Should I be worried that my Dr. is already concerned about the size of the baby? I have to do my glucose test this week and we are monitoring my sciatica. She is thinking about sending me to the chiropractor next month.

That's it for this month (as if it weren't enough). Here is my 26 week picture at Disneyland. Tyler gave his baby sister his Donald Duck sticker and put it on my belly.

Under 100 days to go!

Practicing Cheese

Sunday mornings have been Mommy and 'The Boy's' special time. (Though we do get a lot of time to spend together these days.) 'The Hubs' is studying for his Professional Engineers (PE) licensing exam and he is gone all morning. It has been hard on 'The Boy' because he somehow just knows that Daddy should be home so, I have made an effort to get on the floor (as hard as this is getting) and play all morning long.

Last week, when we were playing GeoTracks, 'The Boy' saw my camera, grabbed it, and said cheese. I was so shocked and decided to use this as an opportunity to practice smiling for the camera. I got a few good shots before the game became boring.

Actually saying "cheese".

Being shy with his Buh-Buh
Of course he had to try. "Say Cheese, GeoTracks".
This is the first picture 'The Boy' has taken with our camera.

Getting silly.

My handsome boy.
I am beyond excited that he has started looking at and smiling for the camera. We still need to practice but, we are getting there.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


'The Boy' loves to wrestle with his Daddy. As soon as Daddy walks in the door from work, he begins his second job of WWE star. 'The Boy' loves every second of it.
His favorite- powerbombs!

Watch out! Here he comes!
I love the scary face, babe.

He's up.....

...and he's down!

"Do pow-bombs again, Daddy!"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Disney Day

We decided, sort of last minute, to go to California Adventure last Friday. All morning, 'The Boy' was saying "I go to Calventure, Mommy". He was so excited. We left the house around noon and 'The Boy' took a nice nap on the way up. This was great because it is so hard to get him to nap at the park. Who can blame him?

We had to park way off site (probably because we arrived later in the day) and took a trolley to the main gates. It was so much faster than doing the usual tram thing.

Clearly, the most thrilling ride of our lives. Haha.

'The Hubs' and I have been to California Adventure once for all of a few hours so, it was exciting to explore the park. It also was kind of a pain because even with the map, my pregnancy brain couldn't figure out where we were going.

We started off in 'A Bug's Land'. They had a few kiddie rides in that area and 'The Boy' loved the ladybugs.

Waiting in line. "I hug you up, Daddy". Thankfully it wasn't too long of a wait.

"I hug you up, Mommy". Listening for crickets.

My boys in the very front car. "I go the roller coaster!"

Ready for Flik's Flyer's. That is Ben, the train. He got to go on every ride.

Taking off. He wasn't so sure about it for a minute.

Meeting a new friend.

Ready to watch, "It's tough to be a bug". 'The Boy' would not wear his glasses and did not enjoy the show whatsoever.

We left "A Bug's Land" and headed over to the Playhouse Disney theater. We were pretty sure that 'The Boy' would loooooove what was is store. We watched the show with his favorite, The Little Einsteins. He was a little tired but showed a few smiles and even participated a bit.

Raise your arms real high and say, "Blastoff"!

Ben got to see the show, too.

We stopped to watch the ducks.

There's a smile. We love a carousel. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to ride this one. It was a little bit difficult to get up on my fish.

After walking around a bit (and letting 'The Hubs' ride some grownup rides), we took our tired selves back to the car to grab our picnic dinner. We were going to take it back to the picnic area but, ate in the car and let 'The Boy' run and jump around for a while. I was soooo hungry by the time we got to the car and couldn't wait to go back to the park to eat.

After a tasty dinner (thanks, babe!), we hopped on the trolley and went to Disneyland. We thought we'd catch a few rides before the fireworks. On our next visit, we will time this much better. We walked right into the tail end of the parade. It took forever to get from the main gate to It's a Small World. We did get to see some of the parade and 'The Boy' loved it!

The best seat in the house.

No lines for Small World and I needed a rest. Perfect!

My boys went on Roger Rabbit. I had to sit this one out. It's a little bumpy.

In line for Pinocchio. I think this is 'The Boys' favorite ride. He had been asking to go on it all day long.

Riding in the front car on Casey Jr. His other favorite ride.
A few minutes after getting off of the "train roller coaster", he passed out for the night. We decided to leave before the fireworks to avoid the crowds. We'll see them next time.

Good night!