Friday, August 12, 2011

A Ray of Hope

It's not much, but for the first time in two months, I didn't hear a peep from Joshua during the night. He slept from bedtime till morning time! While it may just be a fluke, it gives a mom some hope!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just a little stress

The universe must know that I have a birthday party to prepare for and am going out of town for a few days, because, boy, have I been slammed at work.

Joshua's party is Saturday and nothing has been done.  We don't even have a present for him yet! That's very unlike me. I'm hoping to leave work a little early so I can go to the grocery store and stop by the party store before picking Joshua up from school.  As it stands, the party will consist of 2 hours of play time at the park followed by goody bags at the end (I actually ordered that stuff a few weeks ago).  I gotta kick this into gear!   And I'm not even going to worry about the Bakersfield trip until Joshua's nap time on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day Out

Sunday was a busy day. We started out early, heading up to Felton and Roaring Camp Railroad for a 9:30 am train ride on Thomas the Train. Every year Roaring Camp hosts "Day Out With Thomas" and, while we don't watch Thomas and know nothing of Sir Topham Hat, Joshua does like trains and there are a bunch of activities for the kids.

So, it was a crazy morning, trying to get out the door by 8:45, but we made the train ride with a few minutes to spare. I had only bought two tickets because I wasn't sure if Brian would be able to go, but since he didn't have to be at work until noon, he was able to join us. I gave him and Joshua the tickets and planned on just waiting for them to return from the station. One of the staff saw me standing by the train taking pictures and asked if I wanted to ride. Of course I said "Yes!"

My picture of Brian, a barely visible Joshua, and our friends Erin, James, and Ava. This is what made the staff woman feel bad for me!

Here are Joshua and Brian on the train ride (sorry for the poor quality of photos - I left our good camera at home so these are taken with my phone):

We tried to get a photo of the three of us but Joshua got angry and refused. Here's the best we got:

After the train ride Joshua jumped in the bounce house for a bit.

After Brian left, we wandered around a bit, Joshua started to get cranky and spent about half an hour going in and out of a little barn, reading the new Thomas book he got at the gift shop.

We had lunch and split a snow cone and called it good.


If you know me, you know I make lists. So, I thought I'd share a little bit of my insanity with you.
Things to do before Saturday:

make grocery list

grocery shop for party

order balloons

find plastic bowl for fruit salad (dollar store?)

make cake

stuff goody bags

watch netflix movie so I can return it and get James & The Giant Peach for Joshua

make photocopy of washcloth that is the design for the cake (remember to take to work)

buy Joshua's birthday present (bike or Thomas cave thing)

make list of things to take to Bakersfield

clean house

I make these lists both in order to remember and also so I can check things off and feel as though I'm actually accomplishing something even though I look around and there is so much more to be done!

And instead of doing any of the things on my list this morning, we went to the park.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

pregnancy sucks

So far, this pregnancy sucks. Now at 18 weeks, I am finally able to eat but I've been getting these excrutiating headaches. With Joshua, I hit that 14 week mark and I was feeling good (except for the occasional charlie horse). This time, not so much!
That's what this baby looked like 3 months ago.

And this is me at approx 17 weeks. And here we are trying to get the photo!

And as I was laying in bed while Joshua was napping, I felt what was definitely the baby and I remembered that once I have that baby in my arms, all this pain and suffering will be worth it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

So, I've decided to start another blog. My first blog ended when Joshua was 11 months old. I figured no one was really reading it, so it wasn't worth the time and effort I was putting into it. But now, as life continues to change and evolve, I thought I'd try again. If you'd like to read my old blog, check it out at: