Saturday, September 29, 2007


I am sick and I can't remember what I was going to wright about so I am just going to list the projects I am working on.

I am working on this top for Miranda's first birthday present. I decided to knit it in the round instead of flat like the pattern said and I think it will turn out cute.

I am working on a pole warmer that is made up of a bunch of single letter wrist warmers that you can take off. The idea would be that you could come up and rearrange the letters into a new word or take a wrist warmer to wear.

Porter told me he would like to be Superman for Halloween so I am going to have a costume made. I could just buy one but the store ones are so cheesy with the fake puffed out chest. I could do it but I just don't have the time right now and am lazy.

Thursday evening my friend and I went to Urban Solace for dinner. The food was excellent and I had a really nice time.

Friday night I went to the Casbah with some friends and had a good time. I wish that Jason was able to come with us but I was not able to find childcare.

I think we are going to go to the Adams Ave. Street Fair for a little while in the morning. I hope I feel well enough to go.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

mensa baby

Liesl was siting at the bar playing with cars while I was doing dishes this afternoon. She started to cry so I gave her a bowl, put a car in it and said one and she took the other car and said two. My 18 month old can count what can yours do?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Last night

Porter woke up around 10:30PM so he watched the last part of Heros with us before Jason took him back to bed. About 6 months ago when I would put Porter to bed I started telling Porter true stories about when Porter was a baby. Porter started asking Jason for stories and Jason would make up stories about Porter being on adventures and stuff. So last night when Jason took Porter back to bed he wanted a story. Jason told a story about how Porter and his friend rode their bikes to the grocery store and when they were coming out there were these big boys who said "give me your money" and Porter said "and I had a knife and I cut their heads off" Jason just started laughing and told him no you went back in the store and told the manager. Anyway I was cracking up when Jason told me but it was a little disturbing to me that he said that.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

30th Birthday Party

I spent the first part of the day laying out by the pool, reading and drinking. I was on one side of the pool and everyone else was on the other side with the kids. It was nice to just sit and relax for a while. Jason went and picked up some food for us and it was so good. There was a lot left over because three families ended up not coming but we ended up eating it all in the evening.
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Liesl has a cool new trick.
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Jason bought me a kerioke machine and we had so much fun with it! Some memorable moments were my two costume changes and a fall that left me with many scratches. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed me birthday weekend.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Palm Desert-day two

We woke up and went for a nice walk on El Paseo. Jason and I both got a new pair of flip flops and then we went to Trader Joe's. After all that we went swimming and just hung out waiting for our friends to arrive.
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Later in the evening we went to a little bar not far from our hotel.
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I went up to this character and asked for a photo with him.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Palm Desert day 1

The drive was just two hours and the kids slept the whole time. We settled into our room and then went out for some food. When we got back we went in the jacuzzi because Porter kept on asking to go swimming. Liesl and Porter both had a great time in the water and it was a nice first day of vacation. The weather is nice and comfortable! I can't wait for all our friends to start arriving tomorrow.
A view of the pool from our room.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007


Today is the last Sunday I am ever going to have in my 20's. Thursday we leave for a weekend birthday celebration in Palm Desert. 19 adults and 14 kids are going to be there to celebrate with me. I am going to spend the whole time sitting by the pool drinking, reading and swimming. In that order.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

First day of school

Porter had so much fun at school today he cried when I came to pick him up.

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Porter and Daddy walking up to the school.

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Porter at his classroom.

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Porter wanted to ride this bike when we were at the school on Tuesday.

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After school we met Jason at his office in little Italy and took Porter for some ice cream.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

gym and school

Yesterday I dropped Porter off at Kim's house and took Liesl to a mom and tot gym class. Liesl was not that into it and wanted to nurse when we were warming up and stretching. Most of the other kids look to be around two so they could follow the directions a little bit more than Liesl. After a while Liesl got into it and during free play she just wated to go down the little slide. If another kid walked toward the slide she would say "no mine". She is so cute it is hard not to laugh when she says that but I did take her off it so other kids could have a turn. I went and picked up Porter and took him to meet his teacher. It was a really short meeting because we were the last one of the day and I think she wanted to get home or something. Porter and Liesl had fun playing and Porter was not happy to have to go home.
Today we stayed home because I was expecting a package of clothes I ordered. We just played at home and all took a nap in our bed at 12:30. Porter slept for 2.5 hours and I finally had to wake him up because I wanted to go to Target. I bought Porter some new underwear in a bigger size so he can pull them up easier at school. Porter was a little off today and I wonder if he is getting sick. I hope not because I would hate for him to have to miss school tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2007

bloody nose

Porter was playing in his room this evening and he came out with a bloody nose and said "different colors were dripping out of my nose". There was not much blood and it dried up pretty quickly.

Tonight Jason and I went to Parent Night at Porter's preschool. It was a little weird and I am not so sure I want Porter to go to school. We are going to see how it goes but I am not 100% sure it is the right choice. Tomorrow I am taking Porter over to Kim's house so I can take Liesl to her parrent/tot gym class at 10AM. That is so early for us I just hope we are not late. At 12 we have a meeting with Porter's teacher so Porter can get to know the classroom and her. I hope it all goes well.

This Old House

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When people ask me if I love my house I always say "yeah I do" but I really don't. We just moved here in February and I thought I would love having a bigger house, a private yard and the neighborhood but I don't. When I can't sleep at night I think about how we could get out of the house and wonder if we could get what we paid for it. We bought a fixer upper but my husband is not the fixer upper kind of guy. I should have put my foot down and said no to the house but I got caught up in the whole new house idea. I did like it but the idea was that we would get enough money from the sale of the old house to put in a new kitchen in this one. That did not happen and now we don't even have enough for the foundation repairs let alone a new kitchen. I want the foundation to be fixed so I can start some landscaping so at least the outside of the house looks nice. I wonder how long we will live in this house.

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Friday night my parents came over to babysit so we went to The Guild for dinner. We had about 10 of our friends come out for dinner and drinks and we had a great time. The food was good and it was just a really nice time. After dinner we went to the Turf Club for a few drinks and then over to the pink Elephant before we went home. The kids had a fun time with my parents and they got to have some ice cream for a special treat. Saturday we hung around the house and Jason broke down a bunch of branches that I had cut from this hedge earlier in the week. We were going to go for a walk and the kids got in the stroller then both of them fell asleep for at least an hour. When they woke up we walked over to Sara's house for a BBQ. It was fun and after that we went to a birthday party for our friend. Liesl was a little clingy at first but Porter really had fun running around with Audio. I was tired and passed out putting Liesl to bed but woke up around 10 and stayed up for a few hours. I went to bed but it took me a long time to fall asleep so I was still tired when Liels woke me up in the morning. I just want one day a week where I don't have to get up with the kids and I was pissed that Jason was not getting up so I went up stairs to sleep. I have no idea what time it was but when I woke up and went down stairs it was 12:22. The house was empty so I took a shower, are some breakfast, read the paper and cleaned up a little bit. I was a great morning for me, well I guess it was more of an afternoon! The kids were a little grumpy when they came home from the Zoo but we got through it. I made some tortillas and they wanted to play with the dough so I made them some play dough. They were both quite for 15 minutes it was amazing.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

"it's good morning time"

Porter has been coming into our bed at night and it has been a little hard to sleep with all four of us in bed. I do love waking up and lounging in bed together. Porter woke up the other day and said to Jason "I love you Daddy, look the lights are off that means it is good morning time" It was so cute and just makes me love that little boy so much more.
I had to go out to Santee to give the Dr. a form to fill out for Porter's school. Liesl had been sick to I made an appointment to have her checked out. The Dr. said she had a soar throat and an ear infection. He prescribed some ear drops and an antibiotic for 10 days. Liesl was better at this point and I was not sure if I should give it to her so I waited until the next day to see how she was doing. The thing is that I would not have taken her in if I did not have to go there anyway and I just thought that the Dr. would say that she was fine. I decided not to give her the medicine and she is better.
We went to a birthday party tonight at Chuck E Cheese and two other families that we know where there for their own celebrations. Porter and Liesl had cake for dinner so it was a good night.

Monday, September 03, 2007


Jason and I were talking on our way home from LA on Saturday about the number of people we know who have had a DUI. I don't drink and drive now that I have kids but I used to do it all the time. When Jason and I go out at night he always drives and he is really good about not drinking too much but I am sure if we got pulled over he would be over the legal limit.
Saturday we went to LA for the third birthday of my cousin's daughter. It was a hawaiian themed party and it was a lot of fun. It was really hot there and miserable but the kids had fun. Liesl has had a fever on and off since Saturday night. It has been between 102 and 104 and she is just miserable. I am going to the Doctor tomorrow to drop off some school release for Porter so I am going to see if he can see her. I have been giving her ibuprofin because that is what is giving her some releaf and alowing her to sleep. I hate having a sick kid, it really just sucks.
Sunday and Monday we celebrated my dad's birthday and just hung out by the pool. Liesl just wanted me to hold her and it was hot but she did get in the water for a little bit.