Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

My birthday started off with a bang! A very sore thoat. :o( Fortunately, my mom was willing to take Payton for the day so that I could rest and so that she would not catch what ever it was that I had. I took advantage of the quiet time and rested all day long. Fortunately, I was feeling much better by the end of the day and was ready for some celebrating.

I have to say that I have never been a great present giver. I spend the whole time stressing out about whether or not the person would like what I have picked out. Dave on the other hand has the talent of finding really cool things. He definately spoils me.

My friend Jessica dropped by in the afternoon and dropped of a really nice gift. By the way, Jessica your cookies were amazing as always. This morning Aimee gave me this really cool book that gives you an age appropriate activity to do with your child every day, very cool. I think my firends have the gift giving talent too. :o) I am hoping that eventually some of this talent will rub off on me.

So last night we went to Chili's for dinner. I love that cheese chilie dip stuff. Probably not the best thing to eat when you have had a sore throat but I couldn't help myself. Yummy!

Besides feeling like crap for the better part of the day, I had a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My New Hair

Let's just say that it is about time that I got a hair cut. I don't think I have gotten my hair cut in about a year. Yikes! It was getting really shaggy.

Our friend Stephanie does hair and was nice enough to endulge us in a hair cutting extravaganza. She cut my, Aimee, and Cassie's hair today. She did an amazing job with all of our hair and I am even able to donate what she cut off to Locks of Love.

My hair is so much lighter and has a bounce to it. It looks so much healthier. I love it! Thanks Stephanie.
Poor Payton hung in there while we all got our hair cut. She started acting tired about 11:00 and we didn't leave Cassie's house until a little after 2:00. She fell asleep in the car on the way home, woke up briefly while I took her out of her car seat, and fell back asleep before I set her back into bed. So cute!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Yesterday was our regular second Sunday family dinner. We had a baked potato bar...pregnant mommy liked...very much. :o)

Anyway, we were over at Coyo's house yesterday waiting for dinner to start when my uncle walked in. Boy was I suprised we don't get the opportunity to see him very often. I guess he was in town for his 40 year class reuinion. What ever the reason that brought them here is good enough for me. It was so good to see him.

We had an exciting trip to the Relief Society retreat this weekend. We had an bizarre experience on the way up there involving a bug in the car. I guess one of the times we stopped a bug got in the car and decided to hang out on the dashboard by the speedometer. One minute I am driving along without a care in the world and the next Jessica is asking if there is something moving around on the dash board. I guess I should mention that I really don't like bugs, especially those I can't see. I finally got off the on the side of the road and Stephanie had to jump over the driver's seat to save me and Cassy from what turned out to be a moth. Just imagine a bunch of girls in a car screaming because there is a bug and it's dark and it keeps flying around. It was really funny.

That experience was almost immedeately followed by Jan Dixon chasing me around with a really big bug carcass. I freaked out, jumped into Cassy, and squealed, which lead to Cassy jumping and screaming. Let me just say again that I really don't like bugs...dead or alive!

So exciting news with Payton. She started saying the word "happy" today. It is so cute. She is getting so big so fast. I can't believe it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Cats Locked Me Out.

I know it sounds very strange but I think they did it on purpose. Payton and I went out into the backyard to take another stab at finger painting, this time with spnoges and cookie cutters. Anyway, we have a wooden dowel in the track of the sliding glass window and I pulled one end out to open the door. Usually I wouldn't shut the glass door again until we were coming back inside but it was already warming up so I slid the glass door shut.

Payton and I finger painted for a while when I remembered that I forgot baby wipes to wipe off her hands. When I went to open the door it stopped about two inches open and wouldn't go any farther. "What the heck?" Then I noticed them...all three of them staring at me through the window...smiling. When Bongo layed down next to the slider door he pushed the wooden dowel back onto the track. Hhhhhhhh.

Luckily we have a key pad entry into the garage and the garage door to the house house open. Whew! I am glad they haven't figured out how to lock dead bolts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Broken Freezer

I just spent the last 30 minutes moving our inside freezer items to the outside freezer. Burrr! For some reason the inside freezer has decided it doesn't want to work today. This is not good news for the pregnant woman who needs ice in everything, especially on a 100 degree day. :o) I will say that I am just glad it wasn't the other way around and that our outside freezer had decided to call it quits. I would have never gotten everything into the inside freezer. Whew!

Updated news on our house...We have a new buyer and have submitted the new offer to the bank for approval. I was told that since we already have a negotiator and already have a prior approval on our short sale that we should be hear back within a couple of days as to whether or not they will accept the new offer. Which puts us at today, I hope we hear something soon. I have been told not to worry about it but I have to until we are moved out and the new owner has the keys.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Zoo

On Friday my mom, dad, Payton, Caeden and I went to the Children's Museum and Zoo in Palo Alto. We had a lot of fun it wasn't a big zoo but it had just enough to keep both babies and adults interested. There were geese, rabbits, bats, ferrets, rats, fish, hedgehogs, and other animals. I wanna say that we saw a rat having babies but not sure.

In the museum part they had lots of activities for little kids. Some of the activities were a little too old for Payton but others were just right for her.

After the Palo Alto Children's Museum and Zoo we went to the Olive garden for lunch. Soup and Salad for me again... :O) Yummy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yesterday was so hot and today doesn't seem to be much better. After lunch Payton and I headed over to the pool. We were the only ones there until we were joined by Aimee, Gage, all of her sisters' kids. Party! Party! The water was cooler than I expected but it still felt really good because of how hot it was.

Payton was playing on the steps of the pool with some of the bath toys that I brought over. She was having a great time. She didn't even cry when she lost her balance when reaching for a toy and went face first into the water. :o) She stood up and looked at me with huge eyes not knowing what to do and I just clapped for her and told her that she did a good job.

A little later she decided to reach for a toy that was in the pool while she was on the pool deck. That one didn't go over so smoothly. She fell in looking up, not quite sure how she managed that but fortunately I was right there in the pool when she fell in. I think I was just as suprised as she was. I pulled her out of the water and again she had huge eyes but this time she had sucked in some water. :o( She cried. But overall she didn't freak out too bad.

So we got the final word that the buyers did back out purchasing our house. I guess since we already have an approval that we just need to get another buyer to submit with the short sale approval back to the bank. Fortunately we do not need to start all over again and supposedly it would only take a couple of days for the bank to make their decision on the new offer. Our realtor feels that it will not be a problem to get back into contract because we have had some of the people that originally put offers in that have been calling just to check in on how things were going. She is confident that we should be able to get back into contract by tomorrow. I hope she is right.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Story Time

Yesterday Aimee and I tried out the Barnes and Noble Story Time with Gage and Payton. I think Payton really liked it. Not shy at all. When I put her down she walked straight to the front and sat on the stage just looking at everyone that was by her. It was so cute, one of the girls sitting next to her started to cry. Payton looked and looked at her with a very concerned expression then all of a sudden she got the quiver chin and started to cry too. I would love to go again but I think they only have it like once a month.

This morning we went to the 2008 Las Madres Park Play Date. It was so hot. I just don't handle the heat as well when I am pregnant. I am so glad Aimee and Gage were there, it has been so long since we have been to a play date that I didn't recognize many people. I also couldn't remember anyone's name but one. Hopefully, I will get to know everyone again and feel comfortable going by myself.

I think today may definately be a pool day.

Our realtor, Sheila, gave our buyers until last night to decide if they were going to pull out on purchasing our home. I was hoping to hear from her last night but unfortunately I did not. If they decide not to go through and purchase our home we will need to see if any of the other people that offered to buy are home are still interested. I hope that since we already have a approval from the bank that we do not have to start the process all over again. I just want this to be done.

Last night Dave and I were talking about our situation and he said "I just really need something to be really easy". It seems like we are having to fight tooth and nail to accomplish anything and that we are being faced with a bunch of tough decisions all at once. It has to turn around sometime. I just keep telling myself to stay positive. Everything will work itself out.