Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This evening we have Connor’s first dentist appointment. We keep hearing different things about when the first appointment should happen. Dentists will usually tell you that it’s when they first get a tooth, but for Connor that was 6 months and that just seems crazy early to me. Our pediatrician says 1 year is a good time, as long as there are teeth to look at. I’ve heard from other peds to bring them in around age 2 or 3, but that just seems really late. I want to be sure his little teethies are in good shape before that! So, they told me that tonight they will do an exam, brush his teeth very well and try to get x-rays. They are out of their mind. I cannot wait to see this.
Unfortunately, none of our recent pics show the new teeth since they are so far back, but here are a few cute pics anyway!!
Update: We had Connor's dentist appointment yesterday and it went so great. Their office is so kid friendly, since it's a pediatric dentist practice. There were big stuffed animals all over and several video game stations. There was stuff to climb on so Connor was good to go. We started with x-rays which went better than I thought. They only took 3 pics so it was pretty quick. Next, they let him run around the office meeting all the ladies. my kid is a ham. everyone loved him and stopped what they were doing to ooh and aah at him so he loved that. he flirted and was overall plain shameless. Next, they did an exam and counted 10 teeth, with a few more on the way and one just starting to poke through. They gave him a big toothbrush they had up on a shelf to play with and he broke it. sorry. Last they did a flouride treatment and brushed his teeth really well. It wasn't bad at all and he was such a good boy during the appointment. They even took our photo in the office to commemorate his first dentist appointment. I'll get that posted sometime soon!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
ugh, i hate dressing up in costumes...i think 4 years of sorority theme parties killed it. that being said i'd surely be the pimp to jeffrey's ho. :)
02. What are your choice of toppings on a hamburger?
cheese, tomato, pickles, and maybe avocado
03. What are a couple qualities that you really appreciate in a person?
sense of humor, honesty, friendliness, good driver, intelligent
04. Lets say a brick fell on your foot, and a kid is standing right next you, what is your cleaned up curse?
i dont know, in that situation im not sure if anything would be cleaned up. yeah, there's no way i'd censor that moment.
05. What is a question that people ask you that always gets on your nerves?
not sure. can't think of anything now.
06.Name something you have in common with your siblings?
i dont have any siblings
07.What is the greatest amount of physical pain you have ever endured?
08.What number of drinks constitutes your limit?
i don't subscribe to limiting my drinks.
09.Do you fold your underwear?
10.Who is the last person you wrote a letter to?
no clue... i wrote an email to a friend who just moved back to the east coast
11.Have you fired a gun before?
of course, i'm a republican.
12.Name someone you consider a genius.
i think my kid is a genius.
13. What was your favorite childhood toy/game?
i liked barbies...i liked strawberry shortcake and other awesome stuff like that as well.
14. Name a sound that disturbs you
people honking their horn, unnecessary cussing, and maybe my alarm going off at 4:45 every freaking morning.
15. Name something random that you would NEVER do?
eat any of that fear factor shit
16. Name the last movie you watched and loved.
we just watched Smart People and it was great
17.Have you ever had the same dream more than once?
18.Name a song that makes you sentimental:
there are too many.. a lot of songs have a special meaning to me. i can never think of songs when asked.
19. Name something that made you laugh this week?
watching/listening to my son laughing on the swing this afternoon.
20. How old were you when you received your first real kiss?
13 or 14 maybe. no idea.
21.What was the last song you listened to?
Daughter by Loudin Wainwright
22.If you were in an emergency situation and you had to deliver a baby, could you do it?
successfully? probably not. i was uber-drugged for my own delivery but my bff carly sure could.
23.What do you like about being in a committed relationship?
i like being able to be completely honest and myself, and not being judged about it. i like having companionship and feeling safe and secure...i like raising a child and creating a family.
24.What do you dislike about being in a committed relationship?
25. If you were famous, what would you like to be famous for?
i'd be famous for being rediculously good looking.
26.Name something you dislike about your mother:
27.Name something you dislike about your father:
28.What is on your refrigerator door?
pictures, invitations, connor's day care daily report thingy
29.Name the closest thing to you that is blue:
30. If someone who didn’t know you had to guess your name, what would they say?
dont know, stupid question.
31. Name something you have to do tomorrow:
32. Name a movie you are looking forward to watching:
um, twilight...november 21st
33. Have you ever called 911?
yeah...several times at my old job.
**dont you hate when you get maybe 1/2 way through one of these damn surveys and you stop caring, but you don't want to just quit since you've already invested 20 minutes in it??**
Friday, August 22, 2008
Red Envelope-Such great gift ideas and I get a corporate discount here so if you ever want to use it, just ask! You can shop by occasion, recipient, whatever…and when they have sales, they are great sales! The photo here is of my favorite new baby gift.
Gifts.com-I love this site because you can take a little quiz on the person you are shopping for and they place them in a profile and then suggest gifts accordingly. By the way, my classification is The Country Clubber, but I am also close to The Achiever and The Domestic Diva. Just to prove the personality picker's ability, my profile chose the above monogramed soaps for me. I love them a rediculous amount!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
SYNOPSIS - Emma seems to have it all-a fabulous apartment in Boston’s trendiest neighborhood, a glamorous job as an entertainment writer, and a closet that could have even Sarah Jessica Parker second guessing herself. So what’s the problem? For starters, she hates her job. Sure it’s a paycheck, but she wants to write about things that matter, not about whether velour jump suits will make a comeback next season. (FYI they’re so over!) Then there’s the leggy bombshell that not only steals her promotion but turns out to be her new boss. But a meaningless job and a nasty boss are the least of Emma’s worries. In the midst of playing matchmaker to all her friends, Emma meets her match. when he rescues her from a most tragic shopping accident. Tall, dark and handsome the man is close to perfect. His only flaw being that he belongs to someone else—her boss! Or is that her only problem? With a few more surprises, a love triangle, and a shocking political scandal, Emma learns that it’s okay to dream, but maybe reality isn’t so bad.
If, like me, you love the easy to read chick lit books, please check it out and let me know what you think!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Please note the flip flops. I die a little every time I see them they are so damn cute. The big goal of the toddler room is to get them on a crazy, strict schedule. Even a pro-schedule mom like myself laughed in their face when they told me that not only would he be moving toward one nap a day, but that he’d be sleeping on a mat. Yes, a mat. Not a caged crib. Good luck to you my friends. Since my kiddo isn’t exactly the sit still kinda guy I gave them a high five and told them to have a back up plan. I guess it went pretty well though. Turns out if you run him ragged and don’t let him sleep until noon, he takes a fairly long nap mid day and sleeps wherever he falls-may as well be on his very own mat. Lesson learned.
We're still considering making a move. We love our house, but we've just totally outgrown it. We're really struggling making a firm decision because we want to stay close to Connor's school, but it's hard to find a big house with a yard for less than 400k in that area. There are great houses in Gilbert, and we love the areas but it's just too far and we'd be going out of our way to drop off/pick up. decisions, decisions!
um, what else? i just stepped up at Alumnae Relations Advisor for the active chapter of the Chi O house at ASU. I'm pretty excited and have lots of ideas. I'm looking forward to rush later this month and really getting settled into this new advisor role. I think it's going to be a lot of work, but i'm up for it.
Well, this Wednesday wasn't exactly wordless, but here are the photos anyway:
Thursday, August 7, 2008
sharing a nice meal.