Saturday, October 27, 2012

Continued as promised

...finishing up that last post...

House projects - we are slowly finishing up our bathroom remodel (pics on that later)
and we FINALLY took all the interior doors - 7 total - and painted them.  Man, were they awful.  The previous owner kids had stickers and glue and all kinds of crap plastered all over, so we've been putting off painting them because we knew it was going to be quite a project to sand and paint all those doors.   But since we passed our escrow date (1 year already!) we figured it was high time we just did it already....Adam got in on the action and helped spray off the sanding dust with daddio...

They look SO MUCH BETTER - it took 3 days to finish them all...they needed alot of coats of paint and alot of sanding - but man was it worth it!
side note - we are selling the bug if anyone knows anyone who might be interested!

Hub's sister and her family came for a visit, so while hubs was at work on Saturday we went to Morro Bay and let the kids run around - we also went to the "aquarium" and fed the seals.  I say "aquarium" because what a sad-ass little aquarium that is.  But the kids liked it so that's what matters...

 He so loves his girls....and he's got 3 more on my side...the little prince of the family indeed
Hubs had to go to a local surgery center for a procedure which I won't into detail about other then he is fine, no worries.  He couldn't eat anything the entire day before except clear liquids - so I decided to fast too in solidarity.  Except that I caved at about 10:30pm that night after he went to sleep and inhaled a bowl of spaghettio's.  I confessed to him the next morning, and caught nothing but a ration of crap about it all typical hubs fashion.
They called me back to the recovery room and he was sleeping so soundly - I tapped him on the shoulder and whispered "how ya feelin?" and he loudly proclaimed "I feel GOOOOOOOOOD!!!!  They gave me some GOOOOD SHIT!!!!"   to which I cracked up as did all the nurses.  It was 9:30 in the morning and all he could think about was going to In and Out and getting a burger.  He was loopy as all hell and slept most of the day - and since the drug they gave him is an "amnesia drug" he pretty much forgot everything he said and did before crashing.  Good times...I should have waited and confessed my spaghettio crime then!


Sad news - my former co-worker (and boss's son) passed away from colon cancer.  He was only 48 years old and left behind a wife and 6 year old daughter.  I still can't believe he is gone....we worked together every day for many years...and it's just unreal to think about.   Hardest thing has been seeing my boss have to go through this loss.  He keeps saying "you're not supposed to out-live your kids".  So right...
If you are the praying sort - please say some for this man's family...they are having a tough time:(


We passed our "due date".   October 20th.  Kind of strange to think about having a brand new baby right now, so I guess everything has it's time right?   I've really only had one breakdown about the whole thing in the last 6 months since and it was when I was putting on my "mother's" necklace.   My mother in law bought me a necklace with adam's birthstone on it and said she would add to it as needed.  I put it on one day and my brain just went there and thought "I wonder what the birthstone for October is" and then I promptly fell apart and hubs walked in and was baffled about what had happened (don't you find that when you really cry about stuff, it's at completely random times like everything is fine and then you are mindlessly doing the dishes and you just LOSE it?). 
Anyway, all told I am fine and moved on and all that.  I think it took hubs a bit longer because he didn't physically go through it.  Must be a strange thing for a man to process - like "hey, we're having a baby....only, now we're not ...sorry babe!".  Totally different experience.  Hopefully we will have another baby before I find any more gray hairs.
We decided to commemorate the day by going to the Santa Barbara Zoo and just have a fun day as a family and make our peace with that date.
peeking at penguins who were just standing there not moving....

I didn't take alot of animal pictures because they were all kind of a dud this time...just laying around.  The lion sat up and it was like "oooooh!  It moved!"  click
 and the anteater walked by...
yeah that was pretty much all as far as animal excitement. 

Then it was time for Duncan the Dinosaur which we thought adam would totally love - so we planted ourselves on the grass...took a family pic...
and waited...
 and waited some more...
 And then some people came on stage and talked....alot
 I mean...ALOT....and all we wanted to see was this "dinosaur"...their stall tactics were annoying
But then they FINALLY brought him out...and he was way cool

After that, we played in the kids area where they have this astroturf hill and all the kids slide down it on cardboard...

and by kids, I mean adults too...

We wrapped up the day by having dinner at AJ Spurs in Buellton - yum!
And now I'm trying to finish (okay I'm laughing at myself for typing that word because in all honesty I haven't even started it yet) AJ's treat bag for halloween - and probably should decorate the house a bit before our neighborhood gets bombarded by kids on halloween.
Today marks the 1st anniversary of the day we moved into this house.  Can't believe it!

Another month gone by...

Well more then a month - but whatever.  Life is NUTS with two jobs.  I'm not home as much, I'm not as social...just the season of my life right now trying to balance it all with the boy and the hubs and the house...and the critters!
At any rate - during my blogging absence...the following happened:
We did a last ditch trip to Disneyland before our passes expired.   The boy finally reached 40 inches in shoes!   WAHOOOO!   The last time we went we bought him hiking boots and crammed 3 pairs of dr. scholls in them and we still only passed him onto one ride.  But THIS time we got him on some good ones.  They measured him about 472 times before they would let us on - but we got on!
Star tours was the favorite:

(for inquiring minds...hub's shirt says "I have the body of a God...unfortunately it's Buddha" - and I will never let him go to Dland without a funny tshirt again because it's great in-line entertainment!)
We literally rode this ride 5 times.   Thundermountain was his 2nd favorite...and after some discussion we took him on Space Mountain which was his least favorite - in fact he said "I didn't like that ride, I don't want to do that again".  But I was super proud of him for sucking it up and going and then not freaking out at the end.  He was very matter-of-fact about it all, no tears!
We did Tarzans treehouse 3 times, for some reason that was a favorite as well...hubs and I were a bit wobbly after all those damn stairs and wouldn't let him do it anymore after that 3rd trip:
 also - what the hell...didn't it used to be the Swiss Family Robinson tree house? 
And we stuck around and got great seats for the Jedi Training Academy - which was totally awesome, except that Adam was wearing Darth Maul shoes and the real Darth Maul spotted them and came over and jumped on the railing and scared the crap out of the boy....he crawled under the table after that.  Hubs and I proved our good parent status by laughing hysterically.  I have to admit though, dude was freaky lookin!
All in all, a great little trip for just the 3 of us - probably going to be a while before we go back because it costs a freaking fortune but I feel like we got our money's worth out of those passes.


I turned 35.  We had a date night and hubs agreed to get a pedicure with me.  He actually let me pick a color, so I chose black and orange in support of the Giants - ha...the vietnamese lady said "oh woooow!" when I handed her the colored polish.  Then when she was done she said "fun!"  hahaaaa.  Sorry, the photo evidence is on my phone and my phone is old and I have no idea how to get the damn pictures off of it.
We then went and had dinner at Tahoe Joes where we stuffed ourselves with crab cakes and steak and loaded baked potatoes (GAWD how I love that place).
The next night my family came over and my sweet sis-in-law made me ding-dong cupcakes.  No photos of that either because I was too busy stuffing them in my piehole.  So freaking delicious.
All in all a good birthday despite the fact that I'm trying to ignore the whole 35 thing...not sure why this was a hard one, but it was.


We got to see our friends who moved away (sniff-sniff) - didn't get many pictures, but a good one of my mom holding baby Lincoln which I love:


It was fire safety week at school and so we went on our "off" day and learned all about what firemen do - they let kids climb in the truck and shoot a hose - but my kid was a total bummer and didn't want to do any of that.  Despite the following pictures we had a few meltdowns on this day:
Course later that night he was raving to hubs about the fire truck and acted like it was a super fun day.  Go figure
This is getting long - To be continued!