Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Whatever Wednesdays - First Kiss

I'm joining up with Shay and Alissa today, they give us a super secret, okay not really, they send out a topic on Sundays and we have 3 days to hash it out, topic this week? Our First Kiss...yikes. Do I really want to remember that?

I was a late bloomer, could be because my brother is 9 months younger than me, so I didn't want him to feel left out, so I naturally was a good big sister and would wait patiently for him to do things at the same time as me...or I am just slow, take your pick.

I am shy, okay, was shy, especially when it came to boys. Seriously, I liked this guy in 7th grade and it took us 9 years to kiss, yep, we had a flirty thing for 9 years, went to 3 school dances together and it took us 9 years to kiss. But that's not the boy who I got my first kiss from.

Back to 7th grade, there was this cute guy Alex who's locker was right above mine. He was even more shy then me, but every once in a while I would help him get a book out of his locker, since I was always in his way. He always smiled at me and thanked me and went on his way. I was sad when 7th grade ended because I wouldn't get to see his cute face everyday. 8th grade, again his locker was relatively close to mine, we would smile at each other but nothing happened. 9th grade (getting ridiculous huh? boy am I patient), we got to pick lockers, and now that I think about it, he must have known where I picked my locker because his locker was right above mine again. Same thing happened as 7th grade, frustrating I know. Now we're in 10th grade, high school (yes if you're doing the math, I still haven't had my first kiss and I'm in high school), he somehow is always right where I'm walking or eating lunch, and now that I think about it, I think he did this on purpose. Anyway, end of the year comes and I get the courage to ask him to sign my yearbook. He says that he needs some time and can I get my yearbook after the next class, I shrug and agree. When he gives it back I anxiously open to where he signed and it says "Hope you have a great summer, I wish I could have gotten to know you better, call me this summer..." with his phone number attached. I'm thinking What?! Holy cow! 

So summer between 10th and 11th grade I got the nerve and called him, okay my friend and I actually stalked him and called him like 50 times before someone answered the phone. I asked him to meet up with us at my church carnival, he agreed. We went on the Ferris Wheel together, my dad was having a mini heart attack that I was there was a boy. Nothing happened. Then he asked me to the movies for later that week. I could drive but he couldn't, so I picked him up from home, we went and saw Phenomenon with John Travolta. While in the theater he picked up my hand to look at the ring I was wearing and then never gave it back, we held hands the whole movie (smooth move huh?), I don't think I remember one part of the movie besides the song that played, Change the World by Eric Clapton, even to this day that song reminds me of him.

After the movie I went back to drop him off at his place. He had gotten a voicemail saying that he needed to come down to his Karate school because one of the teachers couldn't make it and they wanted to know if he could teach a class. He asked me for a ride. On the way there he just blurted out, so why do you like me? I was shocked but think I said something like you're cute and nice. He said so you only like me cause I'm cute? Well yea, but I wasn't going to admit that, I said I think you're nice, why do you like me? He said cause he thought I was cute and was always nice to him. We arrived at his Karate place, we're sitting in the car being all awkward and stuff, and he leans over and kisses me, tongue and everything. Want to know my reaction?

I LAUGHED! Full on laughed. He looked at me dumbfounded, I told him I had never kissed anyone and that it was just new, we kissed again, this time it was slightly better, but slobbery. He left my car to go teach, I was reliving the moment over and over, my first kiss.

I left for camp the next week, and then when I got back he left for vacation for a week, we saw each other maybe a few more times before school started and then I broke things off. Turns out besides being attracted to one another we had nothing in common and he was a really jealous guy. Something I hate.

Long winded story. Want to see a picture of me in high school?

That's me in all my dorky glory.

If you made it through my long winded story, good for you! Until next time!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jelly Beans Galore...Or Something

For those of you that don't know, when pregnant you have to take this glucose test to see if you have gestational diabetes. You have to drink this sugary drink wait an hour, and then they test your blood to see if your body is processing the sugar and stuff....but with my food allergies, I can't drink that sugary drink (cause it has corn syrup in it - allergic, of course), so I had to find a substitute.  Want to know what it is? Jelly Beans...yep, I found some organic jelly beans when I was pregnant with Baby Fox, and I ate a whole lot of them. So many in fact that I haven't had a jelly bean since, until now.

I was counting out how many I needed to equal this drink...53, yes that's right, I have to eat 53 jelly beans in a few minutes...ugh, my stomach is NOT looking forward to this.

Wish me luck, I'll let you know how it goes. Please don't fail, please don't fail!

Monday, June 24, 2013

What a Week I've Had

Wow, sorry I've been MIA for so long, but it's been quite a week or so. I got a stomach bug while in Seattle visiting family, that took me out for a week, Mr. threw out his back and Baby Fox is sick. Our family is falling apart...

I haven't really taken many pictures because of being sick so I'll leave you with this:

Yep that's my messy family room floor, but Baby Fox wanted to play, but wants to lay down while doing it.

We have watched a lot of movies and if it was up to Baby Fox it would be Cars every single time, we tried to switch it up. Nothing is worse then a sick kid, but it's the only time we really get good I guess there is something good that comes of it. Bright side right?

Luckily my parents were in town and helped out on Friday and Saturday. Sunday I was finally feeling better.

Hopefully we can all get better and not have all this sickness looming over us.

Linking up with Sami and Faith, Sarah and Megan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day Craft

We're going out of town today, and I realized we would be gone until Monday and I haven't had a chance to do a Father's Day project with Baby Fox. Mr. had a last minute late meeting, so I thought, now's my chance! I went on pinterest and found this. I thought I could modify it a bit because I didn't have any canvas and I don't have art skills like the pinterest, that would have a been a huge fail. So I used the following:

One sheet of white and blue paper
black marker
double sided tape
paint brush

I put Baby Fox's hand print on the blue paper, then cut some waves in it. Added some green paint for grass, a blue eyeball, red lips, yellow sun, and then used the marker for the birds and the hook. For a 20 minute project (because I had to do three of them, one for Daddy, and one for each of the Grandpa's) I think it turned out pretty good. And Mr. LOVED it. He's actually going to take it to work to show off. Yep we did gifts early because I didn't want to lug everything to Seattle with me.

I'm the least artistic person ever, if I can do it, so can you! Just try it! It's the thought that counts right?

Hope you all have a good weekend, I don't have anything planned until I get back. =)

Real Outfit Pregnancy Post

Did you know it's sort of hard to find a maternity dress for a petite 5'3" gal? Well it is. I've been trying to find things that I can possibly wear after pregnancy too, so when I came across this dress at Nordstroms I had to jump on it. I might have bought it in two different styles and two different sizes and had them shipped to me so that I wouldn't miss out on this great deal!

The best part of this dress it? It's one of those convertible dresses, so I can make all sort of styles depending on my mood, and it feels like I'm wearing pajamas, win in my book!

24 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Dress - Nordstrom's (Watch the video and how many ways you can wear this dress, I chose strapless), Shoes - Nordstrom's (these are those famous shoes that this girl keeps talking about, I wore them all day 6 months pregnant, if I thought they were that comfy, you need to go get them right now!), Sweater - Old Navy (old)

Necklace from Forever 21 (old), Mr. wanted me to give him full credit for buying this for me for my birthday last year, without my input or help.

And of course my little photo bomber. He insisted on being in the picture, and then after two shots he got bored and left.

See those wrinkles there on the bottom, this is because I had been sitting in Mr.'s little sports car for over 2 hours trying to get home...ugh, I hate LA traffic!
A few random facts about Baby Fox's eating habits:

He likes warm prune juice and warm milk and will not drink either cold.

Likes oatmeal cold. Yep we started putting brown sugar in it and he likes it cold, so we basically stir the oatmeal with milk add some brown sugar and serve cold...yum?

Last night we can add another random thing he likes cold...rice. Yep we had some left over rice from dinner the other night and he wanted it cold...hard, cold rice, sounds delish...he ate it all up with no problems what-so-ever.

Such a weirdo, but I love him anyway.

Linking up with Shanna today

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Disneyland

Nope, these aren't pictures from a couple of weeks ago. Our nanny got a free ticket to go and her daughter has a pass, so they took him to Disneyland yesterday. What a spoiled boy! He was super excited to go to Disneyland and ride the monorail. That kid loves trains.

Here's Baby Fox and Nanny's Daughter (who also takes our family pictures every year).

How she got him to do that face, I will never know!
On the Monorail...where did he steal that hat from?

What better way to be spoiled then to eat ice cream at 11:30am?

Waiting in line for a ride. I hear that he went on a ladybug ride and DID NOT like it and they had to flag the guy down to stop the ride to let them off...poor kid, he must have been crying pretty hard for Nanny and Daughter to get them to stop the ride. He didn't seem to have any long term affects last night.

I will say when he got home yesterday evening, with no nap, he was NOT a fun kid to be around. Luckily this isn't a normal occurrence and shouldn't happen again for a while. Phew!

But he did have fun and even got a little gift out of the day. What do you think it was? Of course a Monorail train! =)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Recap

I got a three day weekend, be jealous. It was great and very needed. Although I think that every other week when I get Friday off, haha. I think we should be able to work the same amount of time but get every Friday off, my ideal world. Or maybe every Friday and Monday, making it every weekend 4 days, yes please! One day, one day.

Friday I had a playdate with some of my stay at home mommy friends, we usually try to get together on my off Fridays, since weekdays aren't filled with family obligations, etc.

What a cutie

 Kids eating lunch together, all the kids are born within 3 weeks of each other

Baby Fox decided to wake up on the Ham side of the bed...haha. Just rockin' and drinking warm milk (yep he still likes his milk warm)

Saturday I had a baby shower for a "cousin" back in my home town. Mr. was going to take Baby Fox to swim lessons while I took off for the shower. Good thing that we were leaving at the same time. I was helping Mr. into the car and was going to take off right after they left in Mr.'s car. I get the boys packed up and in the car and Mr. goes to start my, click, click...paused for a second, Mr. tries, click, click...ugh! My car died! What?! LUCKILY Mr. has a "weekend car" so we have a spare car I could use to take to the shower (although not the most ideal car to drive long distance). We get Baby Fox out of the car seat, take the car seat out of my car and into Mr.'s car, transfer all the stuff and they're off. Now I have to take Mr.'s yellow car, of which I've driven once. It's a little yellow sports car, not ideal when pregnant and driving 100 miles one way. Of course when I get in it, I'm now running late, and it's OUT OF GAS! Arg...but I was lucky and hit NO traffic (practically unheard of in Los Angeles), and got there with a few minutes to spare.

Party was a smashing success and it was a gorgeous day out!

The flowers, all from Costco! Just order online and they deliver them to you, then you can arrange to your hearts desire, pretty good deal huh?

We're only 7 weeks apart, doesn't she look great? She's been sick her entire pregnancy minus 3 weeks and she has such a great attitude!

My mom with Mom-to-Be and her Mother-In-Law. My mom and her MIL have been friends for 50+ years? MIL's husband was friends with my Dad since Kindergarten! Can you imagine a friendship that long?

Afterwards I went to visit my grandma. She's doing pretty good, all things considered, she's at home and happy as long as she has her pain meds.

It took FOREVER to get home though, a little over 2 hours, boo! Wasn't as lucky on the way home. But Mr. said he would take me out to dinner, so I didn't have to cook, yay for awesome husbands!

What I walked into when I got home. Guess they had a fun day. In case you were wondering, Baby Fox did great at swim lessons, the teacher thought she could get Baby Fox swimming the width of the pool in 4 or 5 more lessons! What?!?! I'll keep you posted on that one.


Sunday Mr. wanted to do music all day. So it was Baby Fox and I for most of the day. Mr. did fix my car, turns out it was the battery, he switched it out and now it's running great, let's hope that was the cause!

Baby Fox wanted pancakes for breakfast. See the orange cup there, yep he wanted his syrup in there so he could dip the pancakes. My pancakes are getting better. Last week it took me three batches to make them right. Yep you read that right, I had to make the batter three times! (Granted, I only make 1/4 cup of batter at a time). But for the life of me I can't make pancakes...I have no idea, but these ones actually came out good.

The rest of Sunday was spent doing errands and going to an outdoor mall which Baby Fox got to see a firetruck up close and ride on a train, what more could a little boy ask for on a Sunday?

We're off to Seattle later this week. Hope you guys have a great week!

Linking up with Sami and Faith, Sarah and Megan

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Random Wednesday

Okay, so I wouldn't consider this an outfit post, mostly because it was right before I took a shower and wanted to snap a quick picture and I had taken off all of my accessories. Not that it was that much, a necklace and bracelet, so just pretend that's what you see there.

23 Weeks 4 Days (out of 40 for those that don't know)

Random Thoughts:

This is going to be a LONG summer. I mean I really hope it's not as hot as it was last year, else I might be one cranky hot pregnant lady! Seriously.

Luckily we have lots of activities planned for the summer, so it should go pretty quickly. On to the list:
  • Go to Seattle to visit family
  • Baby Fox's 1/2 birthday celebration (just got the invites in the mail last night, woo hoo!)
  • Legoland (wish me luck on that one I'll be 7.5 months pregnant)
  • My birthday!
  • Hopefully lots of beach days with friends and family
Lots to look forward before this little gets here.

Speaking of which, holy cow, I have so much to do before she gets here! I have to clear out her room from all of my stuff...I have NO IDEA where it's going to go. I keep putting it off, but there is only 3.5 months left and  I haven't even begun to think about room decor. I am SO not my mother's daughter, she would have had the whole thing planned out week 5 of the pregnancy (you know cause you don't know you're pregnant for the first 4).

I guess this post turned out to be all about baby, starting to have anxiety about how much needs to get done...but on the flip side, we did get a Double Bob this past weekend I could barely fit it into the car, and I may have had to take the wheels off to get it to fit...we're now up to 4 strollers, one day I'll take a picture of the ridiculousness of it all.

Linking up with Shanna today and Faith, Sarah and Megan

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What A Deal!

This weekend I did something that I don't normally do - I went to a used children's clothing store. They were having this awesome sale...fill a bag (that they provide) for $5! What?! I thought it was worth checking out. It opened at 10am, but Baby Fox had a swim lesson at 10:40, so we were just going to have to hit it up afterward. We didn't get there till about 12:30, while there was a lot of things still available, it was definitely picked over. I talked with someone who went before it opened, and she said it was a mad house. A lot of the stuff was dried when it shouldn't have been, so it was short and fat, or it was just really worn out, probably not going to last another kid. We were picky since we only wanted to fill one bag worth. This is how much we got.

That's right we got 12 things for $5.

2 - pairs of jeans
2 - long sleeve shirts
3 - rompers
2  - pj's
1 - onsie
1- short sleeve top
1 - pair of shorts

Even if some of the things don't work out, the jeans with the hearts are worth $5, so we think not matter what we use it's a win.

Final thoughts: I thought some of the things there that weren't in the fill a bag sale was over priced. It seemed that they typically charged about 50% of what the actual price was, which you can almost find if you go to Target or Carters and have the clothes be new. So for me I think I would only go if they were having the $5 bag sale.

In closing: This little girl almost has more clothes than Baby Fox does...we just keep buying stuff for her. Gotta keep that in check, our clothing budget is dwindling quick!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekend Recap

Baby Fox has decided puzzles are really cool, I think we did and redid this puzzle no less then 10 times this weekend! Don't worry, he's not baby genius, we had to help a lot to get the pieces in the right places. I think it was sheer luck when he got it right :)

Saturday led us to another swim lesson. He's doing much better. We switched teachers, who is slightly prettier and Baby Fox couldn't be happier. Does everything she tells him to, we are so proud. I wish I knew how to make my video's smaller so I could post on here...anyone know?

His new swim teacher...

Saturday night after dinner Baby Fox and I relaxed watching some Pixar Short me some cuddle time. Only time I get it is when he's watching TV.

Sunday was a completely lazy day. Baby Fox stayed in his PJ's all day, until some friends came over for dinner and they went swimming.

Baby Fox wanted to help Daddy make his shake (mostly cause he thought he was going to get some)

A friend came over with her 5 week old to hang out for a bit, she's so cute! Baby Fox couldn't stop kissing and loving on her.

The men swimming with the kids, gave us mom's a little break.

After everyone got out of the pool the kids were famished and of course the BBQ ran out of gas, so Mr. had to run to the store to get more. While he did that the kids ate some chips and guacamole.

We finally wrangled the chips out of their hands, and gave them some dinner, they ate outside while we cooked our food (which I forgot to take a picture of).

Then while we ate the kids watched Finding Nemo. Notice how J-bean is sucking on her fingers too, she was copying Colton, she isn't a finger sucker, we thought that was cute.

After everyone ate, there was mention of cake and the kids went running to get their piece.

It was a great weekend at home, hope to another great one next weekend.

Linking up with Sami and Faith, Sarah and Megan