Saturday, September 26, 2009

to sum it all up

Here is some news about fun things going on....

The baby shower went very well, and everything was excellently planned and very nice. The food, atmosphere, people, and decorations were all fantastic and SOOOO appreciated! Thank you Amy, Jen, and Holly for planning everything, and thank you to everyone who came or sent us something- we can't even begin to explain how thankful we are.

P.S. the picture is of a baby diaper cake Amy made as a decoration/extremely useful gift that is so's in from of our beloved swamp cooler, which has been a life saver the past few days.

My last day of work was Friday and the ladies at work surprised me by throwing me a little shower after the work day. Once again, thanks for the hard work that was put into doing that, and for the support we have gotten there! I am sad to leave the friends I have made there, and will miss the children and fulfillment from working and helping provide for our family- however (this may sound bad) but I am really ready to start raising our own kids. For years I have worked in childcare, so it will be nice to finally have the opportunity to raise children of our own. Jared and I are getting more and more anxious to become parents, and experience the joys that come from being parents (though its also very nerve-racking).

Last night Jared and I went out to eat at this Mexican food place Jared discovered from guys at work which was really good. After eating, we were walking around and there was this flock of 5-7 birds that were making the weirdest noise. Neither of us recognized what kind of birds they were and the way they were flying was pretty bizarre. Fortunately, they landed in a tree somewhat close to us, so as we got closer- and after searching for awhile because they blended in to the tree really well- we figured out that they were a flock of green parrots! How random is that?! It was the funniest thing ever...I would never have expected to see parrots in the the middle of Old Town Orange County...let alone in California! It was pretty hilarious to say the least.

Afterwards, Jared suggested we go explore Downtown Disney since we'd never really done that before and we live so close, that it was totally worth touring on a Friday night. Parking ended up being free(a definite plus) and it was a lot of fun. They had a big Lego store, with lots of neat Lego sculptures on display and a ton of little tables with Legos for kids (and Jared) to construct with. They also had a huge Disney, Build a bear, and Anne Gebbles store with live bands playing everywhere. Every time we got close to a band playing, the baby would squirm around- either she's dancing, or didn't appreciate being woken up. Speaking of which, I captured a video(finally) of her moving around a little bit. It's hard to tell with the camera, but she moves a lot now and its really interesting to watch.

Monday, September 21, 2009

This is for Mom

So, I really wasn't going to post this video- even amongst Jared insisting that I put it up. I feel like a dork, and I didn't know that Jared was recording, and not taking a picture for our 35 weeks. So I was just going to send this to my Mom who wanted to see how elephant-looking I'm getting (I get surprised comments daily about how I have 5 weeks left to go) but apparently you can't email videos.

So......CAUTION: If you don't want to see a big bare pregnant belly, do not- I repeat, DO NOT scroll down to watch this video. And P.S. Mom, you are the one who is calling at the end of the video.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Camping Out

The thing that Jared and I have been dying to do this summer (more like Jared- then I remember that I'm huge) is go camping in northern California or anywhere for that matter. Well, we still have not been able to check that off the list, it's going to wait until after the baby is born. However, we have gotten some camping experience in the past few days. Its been pretty hot here lately(I know it's nothing compared to AZ heat) and with no air conditioning besides a swamp cooler and windows, the afternoons and nights have been pretty miserable. So Sunday night it was a unanimous vote to rearrange the furniture and put our air mattress in our living room, directly in front of the swamp cooler. Fortunately for us, the cooler works and the nights have actually been bearable despite the fact that the rest of the apartment is 90+ degrees.

I have decided that even if we had a free opportunity to going camping, there would be no way I'd be able to go. Sleeping pregnant is less than comfortable- let alone on a air mattress, and getting off and on the mattress is a special treat I like to only do once each night if I can help it (though my bladder has a different idea). However, at least we have a swamp cooler to keep us cool during the long nights. We recently learned that our friends at a nearby apartment do not have any sort of cooler besides the windows so I truly extend my deepest sympathy to them. In the mean time, I would say that this counts for our camping trip this year.