Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where's Quinn?

It was getting awful quiet one morning. No little boy noises coming from anywhere! So I went on a hunt around the house to try and find Quinn. Can you find him?

In case you need some help, here is an "after" shot. What a little stinker!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby Update

Today I had another check up with the doc. So far so good. He and I had a discussion about the approaching 25 week mark and how that is a little nervewracking. I am scheduled to have another ultra sound next week. Then he said I should be OK for only 2 more ultra sounds after that. I do have good feelings about this pregnancy and about the baby but I can't help feel a little worried and anxious. It was so great this morning when he put the doppler on my tummy and right away I could hear a strong heartbeat. No matter how many professionals tell you it is going to be OK, you still worry. I still live the nightmare everyday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Keep Going!

I stopped for gas yesterday and to my delight, gas was under $3! I can't remember the last time it was under $3. This still is expensive in my mind, but I say "Keep going down!" I could use the extra cash. The oil moguls are already disgustingly, filthy rich. They don't need my money!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Come on Ride the Train

Today Quinn and I met an old friend at the McCormick Ranch Train Park. I had never been there and didn't quite know what to expect. Quinn got out of the car and ran directly over to the big train on display at the front of the park. He had a ball here! There was a carousel, playgrounds, a smaller train for riding on, a snack bar (my favorite), picnic tables, and lots and lots of grass! Unfortunately, I still cannot find my camera and only got a few pics with my camera phone. Here is Quinny boy on the carousel:There were tons of kids there in their Halloween costumes, as evidenced by the Power Ranger sitting behind Quinn. It is too hot for a costume I kept thinking, but those kids sure thought they were awesome! Quinn ran all over the park and settled down for 2 seconds to have a quick snack and a drink. This was Quinn on our car ride home:
That's what I am talkin' about! He wore himself OUT! Before I sign off Quinn wanted me to give a shout out to his Aunt Shannon! "Flouncy Flouncy! MISS YOU!"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Superman Wins

So Quinn and I went Halloween costume shopping today. I only had a few specifications for a costume, so it wasn't too hard to find one. It had to be lightweight. (last year he was a skunk and couldn't even wear his costume outside because he would have had heatstroke) I didn't want the costume to have a mask or a hat. (he would never keep it on) And lastly, I didn't want to spend over $25.00. So Superman won!! Lightweight. No mask. And it was $14.99 at Target. (gosh I love that store!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

State of Mind

I was in a "boy" state of mind. Convinced that Jason and I would have a little boy playmate for Quinn, I went around telling everyone I was positive it was a boy. Well, he is a she. Yes, we are excited and extremely nervous all at the same time. Jason kept mumbling "I have to pay for a wedding..." She will be here at the end of February and I am so excited!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I tried my hand at making some picture frames for a friends baby shower. My plan was to set these around the shower so people could see her cute new baby girl. Her nursery is in black, white and raspberry so I wanted to make them so she could keep them and use them in the nursery. I won't pretend that making these frames is something I personally came up with, as my creative and crafty side are "challenged" to say the least. My sister-in-law, Anna, guided me through the process over the phone, as she has made several of these. I liked them because they are very inexpensive to make and you can make them as fancy and cute as you want. I kept mine pretty simple, but was happy with the results. I was in charge of all the decorations at the baby shower and I wish I had pictures of it, because I found that I actually did like decorating. I couldn't find the camera the night of the shower, so no pics to show for it. And actually the picture above is from my camera phone. Thanks again Anna for such a cute idea! It turned out great!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Hero

This week has been another busy one! Yesterday Quinn and I were out running errands. I wanted to get everything done before his naptime, so then we could just play the rest of the day. I dropped my mom off at the airport. I went to Michael's. I went to Joanne's Fabrics. And here is where the story takes a screeching hault. I always start the car before I put Quinn in so it has some time to cool off. (it is still in the 100's here in good ol' AZ) So I threw my purse in the car, threw my Joanne's bag in and started the car. I Quickly shut the door and got Quinn out of the cart to put him in the car. Doors are all locked! What? How did this happen? I am not exactly sure. I didn't even know what to do. No cell phone, no purse, no spare key.
I asked a lady walking into Joanne's if she had a cell phone I could borrow. After many attempts of calling Jason, I finally got him! I was so embaressed. I told him what happened and he came to my rescue. He pulled up in his car about 15 minutes later and gave me some money to go get some lunch while he got the locksmith to come. He even borrowed a car seat from a lady at work so that Quinn could come with me. I grabbed some lunch (we pregnant people can't go too long w/out food!) and came back and the locksmith pulled up within 2 minutes. I was saved!
So thank you to my brave, fearless, wonderful husband who rescued his stupid wife. I love you! And yes, thank goodness Quinn was not in the car when I locked it.