Wednesday, September 24, 2008

baby boy



I posted two of these on the palmer.hawaii blog, but added one for this blog. I went to the ultrasound appointment where they measure all the organs and count all the fingers and toes. It was really fun and relieving to know that everything is normal. It's so cool to see the baby moving and wiggling around. With Monet, I thought for sure she would be a boy just because I felt like a boy mom. I'm always outside at every opportunity, running around and I love sports. Now, I'm so used to being a girl mom I kind of feel like-what am I going to do with a boy? I know I'll figure it out, but I'm sure monet will be dressing him up in her girlie clothes and painting his nails like Liz and I did with charlie. I do feel really lucky to be having a boy, so I get to experience both. He is due February 12th.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

mermaids

Monet is in love with mermaids right now. She kept on saying, "I want a tail. I want a tail." I couldn't figure out what she was talking about until she mentioned swimming in the bathtub with her tail. So...I was thinking, maybe I'll get her a mermaid costume for Halloween. I was wanting her to wear last years costume because it still fits..but in a moment of weakness, I found myself near Fabricland. So, Monet and I wondered in and found some great sparkly fabric for a mermaid tail. I then started sewing a little costume by hand. When I got stuck, I decided I couldn't make it work without a sewing machine.....so, now I have a new Brother sewing machine and an almost finished mermaid costume! I have been wanting a sewing machine for a long time and was planning on waiting until the birthday or christmas, but i decided-who cares-I'll get one now. Sewing is so much fun! I decided I'm going to sew the baby's crib bedding myself too. I can't find anything I really love. I'm pretty scared about starting that project, but I'll read up on it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fords...Fix Or Repair Daily

So, I haven't blogged in soooo long. We went on vacation from August 21st to September 2nd because Monet's daycare was closed. We visited sacramento for 5 days, then spent the rest of the time in Huntington and Robby's parents came down for the last 4 days of the vacation. It was so nice and relaxing. I actually got to take naps and got to sleep in! Monet actually slept in most days until 8ish. I've been back at work for over a week and could not think of anything i really wanted to blog about. We didn't do anything crazy on our vacation and nothing fun had really happened....until Robby's truck broke down. Yes, his mode of transportation for work. I personally would never buy a Ford because of their reliability record OR buy a car new off the lot which he did both of. And the truck was an '03!! I did a lot of research when I bought my 1st car at 18. I bought an Acura and loved it and have stayed with Hondas ever since. Robby had 100,000 miles on his car and his engine died on Thursday.
He shopped around and was planning on buying a new car...until I talked him into buying one that was a few years old with low miles that still had a warranty....and that was more reliable, like a Toyota. We spent all night Tuesday at the dealership and walked away with his 2004 Toyota with 50,000 miles on it and a very good warranty which will probably never be used. It was a steal and we got a good interest rate. His payments are half of what they would be if he would have bought a new car and he doesn't have to pay for the depreciation when you drive a new car off the lot.
Today, I put his Ford on Craig's List and The Recycler and it's already sold! I am seriously shocked! I guess I should have asked more for it...oh well.

Now he's all motivated to work more, so we're getting a computer tonight so he can print out his invoices without having to use his friend's computer...a mac book.