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Monday, January 28, 2013

Week 4: 2013

Photos taken this week: 171

I went to the doctor about sinus infection and was told I have hypothyroidism, I will have to be on medication for the rest of my life. I have to fast before I take it and then wait an hour to eat after I take it, and no caffeine for the first several weeks.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Week 3: 2013

Photos taken this week: 244

Jan 15: went to the dr about my gall bladder pain, he wants to take my gall bladder out Feb 7!

Jan 16: Evie sees dirt on the kitchen floor and says to me, "Mommies, mess! u clean it!"

Jan 17: for the last two days, when Evie needs help, she says it in spanish, lol! "ayudame, ayudame!"

Jan 18: we went to Monterey for my bday (and scott’s work conference) LOVED seeing the ocean and breathing in that salty sea air, it's been way too long. Took the kids to the aquarium and they had a blast petting seaweed, starfish, and decorator crabs! i got to see the sunrise which i haven't seen in a long time.

Scott went for early morning runs, the kids and I went out to breakfast and played on the beach (the first day we had to stay on the beach for hours waiting for our hotel room to be ready), the kids called room service while I was in the bathroom (and caused management to do a wellness check, but it turned out ok because they brought toys, lol!) Being near the ocean again was so amazing, I really miss it. After Scott was finished with his conference, we woke up the next day and took the kids to the Aquarium, it was a really special treat for all of us! The aquarium has a special toddler play area that the kids just loved! They also really enjoyed the petting ponds, and the penguins!
As we were talking to the main entrance of the aquarium, we saw a book, bear, and railroad wares shop. The shop was inside an old train caboose. We had to take a pic for Papa Steve!
Our first day on the beach, both kids fell in the ocean. Eric decided to strip down to his underwear and when he found a big stick and a giant pile of seaweed, I felt the book "The Lord Of The Flies" coming to life right before my eyes, lol!
Traveling with littles is always an adventure. I was hoping I'd brought enough diapers and wipes for Evie, and I had to bring peanut butter and graham crackers because it's the only thing either kiddo is willing to eat at the moment, along with each kiddo's favorite juice. You can see them sitting and eating peanut butter in the tiny extra photo below. The hotel room table had a glass cover on it and the kids were able to get peanut butter under the glass cover! I had to take the table apart to get it clean!
The kids loved jumping on the beds and jumping from one bed to the other. I was worried they wouldn't sleep well in a strange place with strange beds and strange sounds. I brought a lot of items from home to make things seem familiar, like blankets and toys and pillows, but by the end of each day they were so exhausted, it wasn't even an issue.
On our last day there, I called and ordered a crab-salad sandwich from the hotel restaurant. The kids and I got to go in the elevator to get to the restaurant and they thought that was the best thing ever. My sandwich took a very long time, and the kids and I ended up riding the elevator up and down and up and down until finally my sandwich was ready. They were both very sad when my sandwich was ready, lol!

On the way home we stopped in Santa Nella to get pastries from Pea Soup Anderson's. I was excited to have the kids step into the photo board for a photo -- I have fond memories of my childhood, always stopping here during long car trips for yummy pastries and taking photos in the photo board! It's a very long car ride for littles. It was good to stop, change a diaper, clean up messes, and stretch little legs.

My layout with just the photos from Monterey:

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Week 2: 2013

Photos taken this week: 65

Jan 7: I had my gall bladder removed. It's called a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, or lap choley for short. they fill you full of gas, make 4 puncture holes, insert straws, and then insert their tools into the straws. one of the tools is a camera so the surgeon can watch what he is doing inside me via a tv monitor. here's a video you can watch (be sure you aren't eating).
i can still feel the gas moving around inside my body, its very reminiscent of when i was pregnant and could feel the kids kicking me - odd to feel that now after not being pregnant for almost 3 years, lol. I can't bend over or pick up anything, the kids are sad I can't pick them up and I'm sad too. I can't even give hugs except to the side. :(

Jan 12: Evie’s new go-to phrase, “aaawe, that’s so cuuuuuuute!”

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Week 1: 2013

Photos taken this week: 65

Jan 3: A few weeks back, Scott introduces Evie to scooby doo. I’m not pleased. I think the show is too mature for her. She on the other hand LOVES it and watches the same episode ad nauseum.
Several days later, I am brushing my hair and she walks into the bathroom and turns the lights off. Then she turns around, points to the bathrobes hanging on the back of the bathroom door, and asks me if that is a ghost. I tell her no, I turn the light on, show her it’s a robe, and she turns the lights off again and asks if it’s a ghost, lol.
A few days go by and I am helping her wash her hands in the kitchen sink. Scott is standing with his laptop open at the breakfast bar (which is an extension of the kitchen sink) and there is a huge sticker of a skull on the top of the laptop. Evie sees it and says, “Daddy? Is that a ghost?” Scott says, “It’s a skeleton.” Evie says, “skeeh teh tin?”
A few more days go by and she and Scott take Bailey for a walk. They get to the old walnut orchard and scott sees a large white rock, it's difficult to make out in the dusk of the evening. He asks her if she sees any ghosts. She says in her little two-year-old voice, “Where’s ghost? I don’t see ghost. Ghost? Ghooooost? Where are you?!?” When they get home, Scott is telling me this and I am laughing so hard tears come to my eyes, lol!!!

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