Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our life: May Week 3

May 15-May 21

Sunday, May 15th
Noah's in his big boy clothes from Grandma Patches. :) Pete worked at the Carpenter Center today and tonight was our last Bible study for the school year. We finished up Beth Moore's Daniel study. In her words: "Daniel's done. Now didn't we have fun?"

Monday, May 16th
Noah and I each had doctor appointments today... his was this morning with Dr. Gill, and mine was this afternoon with the chiropractor.
Let me just say: I love his pediatrician! He actually took the time to talk to me and didn't treat me like a nuisance, or talk down to me like I'm an idiot.
Immunizations/vaccinations are very controversial, and for good reason, but I feel strongly that vaccinating my children is the loving thing to do for them.
I'm not preaching that it's right for everyone (though there is something to say for responsibility...), nor will I say that it's not scary, but for me, as a teacher who comes in contact with lots of beautiful children and their not-so-beautiful germs, I believe it's the right thing to do for my children. (Though we are following a delayed, alternative schedule.)
Noah's appointment went smoothly (after getting checked in... dumb insurance paperwork that went awry!) He is growing perfectly--right along the 50th percentile chart.

Tuesday, May 17th
Noah is cheerful as always, and this mama is relieved that he didn't develop a fever or anything immunization related. :) This afternoon I went in for a long-overdue hair appointment and now feel MUCH better. :)
Tonight Pete had a rehearsal with GSPO. (Golden State Pops Orchestra.)

Wednesday, May 18
My family arrived at LAX around 4pm and when they arrived I had a mini surprise dinner birthday 'party' for my dad. (Dodger dogs and decor of course!) His birthday was back in February, but they planned this trip out to celebrate his 60th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!

Thursday, May 19
Go Dodgers!!
Tonight my parents took us all (well, everyone except Pete) to a Dodger game! We had fantastic seats! Pete had another GSPO rehearsal and couldn't come which was a bummer, but we had a great time even without him!
The Dodgers finally started playing in the 9th inning, but it was too little, too late. It would have been nice to see them beat the Giants, but we had fun regardless.
(Noah's sleeping in his car seat!)

Friday, May 20
After lunch, we (my parents and I) packed the kids into our cars and drove to Atascadero!
Pete, my brothers and Jill had to stay behind because Pete and Michael both had concerts. (They drove up late at night.)
My parents and I (with the kids) stopped here at In'n'Out on the way.

Saturday, May 21
We spent the day in Atascadero with family at Uncle Kevin and Aunt Felicia's.
These are all of my Grandma Cov's great grandchildren:
Noah, Emily, Brady, Benji, Daniel, Oliver, Jaden, Sam & Charlie
A few fun facts: these kids only represent 3 of her grandkids (Matthew, Kendall & myself), Emily is her only great granddaughter (obviously), and Daniel & Noah are less than a week apart in age! (Though they don't look it!!)
Grandma Cov and her three sons. :)
Happy (almost) Birthday, Grandma!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our life: May Week 2

May 8- May 14

Sunday. Happy Mother's Day to me. It was very happy...very wonderful. Em made this craft for me at church this morning, and gave me a very funny & cute card that she picked out herself.
I am so thankful for my family. :)

Our new patio furniture!
What a great and surprising mother's day gift!
Today I had a little time and I went to JoAnns and then whipped up these pillows. I can't believe how fast and easy they were, and the two narrow rectangular ones on the love seat are made from Target place mats! Yay for quick and easy projects!

Tuesday: Self-portrait in the bathroom mirror.
Lots of people have been blogging: WIWW (What I Wore Wednesdays @The Pleated Poppy) This is my WIWMD (What I Wear Most Days)--Noah that is. :)

Wednesday: Noah's first trip to Disneyland. :)
First ride: "It's a Small World". He loved it!
I expected him to sleep through it honestly, but he was wide eyed and alert the whole time!

Thursday: this is a photo of the 'before'. (Photo taken yesterday.) Today was awesome. An entire gardening crew came and totally re-landscaped our property. The best part? It didn't cost us a dime! Yay for renting!

Friday: the cutest, sweetest baby boy. ever.

Saturday: the most darling, joyful little girl. ever.

I am a lucky mommy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Our life: May Week 1

May 1st-May 7th

Sunday, May 1
Today we spent a lot of time cleaning out the garage. We are planning on having a garage sale this weekend and I can't wait to have a bunch of this stuff out of the house and garage!!
Photo Coming Soon: a picture of the boxes in the garage.

Monday, May 2nd
Jocelyn came over for a playdate at our house this morning. She and Em had a blast :)
I visited the chiropractor, and then took Emily to her dance class this evening.

Tuesday, May 3rd
Funny story... Pete's iPad2 was scheduled to arrive today.
The UPS truck came and sat in front of our house.
My husband stood by the window waiting like a small child... watching... waiting some more...
...and then the truck pulled away.
no iPad.
Pete was disillusioned...
...and then half an hour later the UPS truck came back!
...with Pete's iPad!

Wednesday, May 4th
Today we took the kids to Mothers' Beach and had a great time.
I can't believe we hadn't been to that beach before!
Check out my little man in his first swim suit on his first day at the beach!
(Most of the time I hung out with him in the shade.)

Thursday, May 5th
Pete was busy with work today so I snuggled with this little guy on the couch while his big sister took a nap.

Friday, May 6th
Today we worked on finding, sorting, cleaning and pricing stuff for our garage sale. It was a lot of work but I'm glad to be getting it done!
Also, Noah giggled for Pete today! (His first giggle!) It was SO cute! :)

Saturday, May 8th
We are exhausted! The garage sale was a lot of work, but fortunately Noah slept "through the night" (7.5 hours--that's a new record for him!) so we were able to get a little more sleep than we usually do. We gave away a lot of stuff at the end of our sale, but we are so happy that's gone, and we made some money too!
Pete snuck out to pick up lunch, and he came back with "part one" of my mother's day gift, these beautiful flowers (of which this photo does not do justice!). The bowl that they are arranged in is lined with some cool giant type of leaves... it was a gorgeous arrangement. Thanks babe!