Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I Pee'd on a Stick

How much money have I wasted on Pregnancy tests? I took one earlier this month in hopes that medicine, patches, shots and pills had done the trick! It showed negative. Highly disappointing as we are trying to have Baby #2 before I hit menopause. And then I get a peculiar call from the doctor. "Come back next week for another test if your period has not started."

It didn't start! I went back for another blood test, so I hurried and pee'd on my own stick.......

I am due June 18th. Yippee! Quinn and the new one will be 16 months apart. Jason and I are both very excited and wanted to share the news!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Everday is Earth Day

Did you hear that Al Gore won the Nobel Peace prize for his work on "An Inconvenient Truth"? (along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.) Hats off to Al for caring about the environment, the world and global warming. I have seen the movie just once, but it moved me to do better. I learned a lot and in simple terms the message of the movie was: Carbon dioxide and other gases are warming the planet naturally by trapping solar heat in the atmosphere. This is a good thing because it keeps our planet habitable. However, by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil and clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere and temperatures are rising. Droughts and heat waves will happen more often. Glaciers are melting and severe storms are increasing. Global warming is real and it has been caused by our actions, not by some natural occurence.
Since watching the movie, I have vowed to do better. Recycling comes to mind as our city offers a "Recyclables" bin and picks it up every Saturday morning. I keep telling my husband that "everyday is earth day." I am sure that he is tired of hearing it as I drive off in in my SUV, but I really am trying to make a difference. The topic came up at family dinner the other night and it was nice to hear that all the family is really trying to do their part to recycle. It is so easy to throw that water bottle in the recyclables along with paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. So this is my 2 cents, please help where you can. Below are some simple and very do-able tips how all of us can help save the earth.

1. Replace a lightbulb with a flourescent lighbulb.
2. Walk, Bike, Carpool if you can
3. Recycle!
4. Keep your tires inflated properly (it can save you money on gas!)
5. Use less hot water (it takes energy to heat that stuff up!)
6. Cut down on your garbage and packaging
7. Turn up thermostat by 2 degrees in summer and down 2 degrees in the winter (except if you are pregnant!) :)
8. Plant a tree
9. Turn off your electronic devices when you are not using them.
10. And of course, spread the word!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Daddy's Boy

To my husband: you are right! I am blogging about this! After what seemed like 10 hours of TV on Sunday (not due to Conference, but due to Conference AND Football), Jason and I decided to take Quinn to the park. It was his first time on the swings and he loved it. We walked over there and I forgot how lovely it really can be here in Arizona. I think the worst is behind us and the cooler temps are knocking on our door! Quinn played in the sand and loved that also. It was so fun to go to the park and see what other people were up to. There was a neighborhood flag football game going on between what looked like 10 and 11 year olds. Three or four families had met up to build a skate ramp on the basketball court and BBQ. One grandma had taken her grandson on the swings and was eager to see how old Quinn was, what he was up to, and could he crawl? (not yet, a sort of army crawl, if you will) It reminded me of being in a small town on a beautiful fall day. It makes you forget all the chaos and crap that is going on in the world. It made me appreaciate family and the time that we are able to spend together. Which reminds me......The original reason for the blog.......Quinn is such a daddy's boy. He turns his head in excitement whenever he hears dad's voice. He will be crying and I will pick him up and he will still cry. I make the hand off to Jason and he stops! I feel like sometimes when he finally gets in dad's arms he looks at me like "HA! This is where I belong!" I am sure that will all change when he can comprehend who is feeding him, changing his diapers, and delightfully responding to his every whimper, cry and yelp! Or maybe he will just be a daddy's boy. I am OK with that, too.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hot Stuff

This is our latest purchase from Craig's List. It is a hook on the counter/table high chair and I found it for $10!(normally $50 in the store). Did you hear that Zack? This was bought from Craig's List for $10! :) I had to post some pics because Quinn thinks he is such hot stuff in it. I think that he thinks he is a big kid. We took the chair to Grandma's last Sunday for dinner and it was great! Jason and I could eat without him in our lap and trying to grab our food. He was showing it off all night long!

Moment on the Lips....

I have a very sweet tooth. And for the last several weeks Jason and I have been trying to OUT sugar as much as possible. But in a weak moment I drove down to Sweet Cakes in downtown Mesa and purchased 6 Sugar Cookies.

They are the best sugar cookies ever! If you can't tell by the photo, they are thick thick thick! I gave 2 of them to my mom and hopefully Jason will eat 2, so that will only leave me with 2! Every once in a while it feels good to indulge!