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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lots and Lots

Ok, so I'll be upfront with you all...when it comes to taking pictures to document the things we do, Tim and I are the WORST! We went to San Francisco, well, really to Oakland. this past week to visit Tim's Uncle Brad, Kendal and their little girl Izzy. Tim had some business stuff to go over with Brad so Gavin and I came along for the ride. We didn't do anything in the city, we stayed mostly in the Oakland area and did a bunch of stuff with the kids. Kendal had season passes to the Oakland Zoo and the San Fran Aquarium, so we were able to go to those for free. (Thanks, Kendal!). Brad was in Indonesia for work most of the time. He got in Saturday morning (we were there from Tuesday til Monday). We went and picked him up and then went straight for the beach. I didn't take any pictures of that. :( I fell asleep under what I thought was the umbrella shade, but I guess the sun moves or something (who knew!) and so the shade moved and then I got fried to a crisp (thank you pregnancy for making my once impenetrable skin now super sensitive!) I did, though, take pictures of the sea shells and sea urchins Gavin collected in his treasure box he made with Izzy. Go me! And I also got pictures of our Zoo trip (that happend on the first day we were there) and my picture taking ends there. Lame, I know.

Here are Gavin and Izzy at the zoo walking on the lilly pads.
They got to pet and brush some pigmy goats...SO CUTE!
Gavin HATED the Ferris Wheel. He didn't want to sit on any of the animals, so he lamely sat on my lap.
After the Ferris Wheel, they rode on some cars.
Gavin wanted the "race car". After this ride is when he fell apart. He was SO tired and wanted to ride in that car again and again but the zoo was closing so we had to go home. He screamed the entire way home.
When we got home, he fell asleep like this:
And then got hot, so he lifted his head out of Tim's arm and kept on sleeping.
Here's Gavin's lovely treasure box. Prior to the beach it was filled with his favorite toys that he found in Izzy's play room.

We also went to a really cool park where Gavin got to take a ride on a little steam train. There was also a petting zoo where the kids got to feed and pet a bunch of animals. We saw some wild Turkeys roaming around the place too. The Aquarium was awesome! They had an albino alligator there. It was CRAZY looking! After the aquarium we headed home.
A couple weeks ago, Gavin asked me to take some "smiles" (aka pictures) of him. I told him to pull an ugly face and this is what I got:

And then I got one of the usual eye roll pictures.
I have a couple big containers for tomato plants at my house, so that I can always have fresh tomatoes available (even though I'll have a whole garden's worth at my mom's house). So, today I planted some tomatoes. One of the pots has just a regular type of tomato called "Celebrity" and the other one has a grape tomato called "Juliet".
Gavin wanted his own plant, so my mom let him pick out the one he wanted. He looked through the 20 or so plants my mom has and chose the one in the green cup. This variety of tomato grows really BIG tomatoes...haha. We only have this little bucket to plant it in, but Gavin's happy with it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Well, folks, I'm off to San Francisco until Monday. Hopefully I'll be able to blog while I'm there, otherwise, I doubt I'll post everything about the trip once I get home. I'm just lazy like that.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Questions for ya'll

Ok, so I've got a few questions for everyone.

First off, anyone have a Nap Nanny or have ever heard of it? Do you like it? What have you heard? Is it worth the $130?

Anyone know where to get a cute maternity swimsuit? And how about just cute maternity clothes? I'm a terrible clothes shopper. I never know where to go to get cute clothes, so all you mommies out there, PLEASE help me out!

Ok, honestly, if you had a baby that looked like any of these: What would you do? What would you think? What if your friend had a baby like any of those? What if I *gasp* had a baby that looked like those? Oh gosh, I seriously am terrified that I might have a hideous baby. We really lucked out with Gavin, and I just know that we can't possibly have two kids in a row that are beautiful. It's just down hill from here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Baby Gift

My friend, Ane, had a baby shower today, so I made her some burp cloths. They were SO easy. They took about 10 minutes each and turned out so cute. All I did was sew a strip of fabric down then center of a cloth diaper.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The anticipation is killing me

On Thursday, May 21 @ 6 pm on Fox the most amazing show EVER is starting. If you don't know what it is, then please leave. I'm offended.

*For you losers, I'll just tell you, and please don't forget...So You Think You Can Dance. Best. Show. Ever.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Gavin was looking at Tim's chest hair (shhhh...don't tell him I told you he's hairy) and I said to him, "Maybe one day you'll have hair on your chest like daddy!" Gavin lifts up his shirt and says "I have a chest!" I said, "Yes you do! Is there hair on it?" Gavin said, "No...I have to go buy some! Come on!"