Saturday, September 8, 2012


1. I just realized that yesterday was Mina's due date! And she also turned 4 weeks old. Crazy to think she could have just been arriving now. But we have been blessed to get to spend a whole extra month with her.
2. She's been having some issues sleeping anywhere but on me the last few days. Last night we bought her a little rocker and she actually seems comfortable hanging out in it when we're not holding her. And then she slept in her bassinet last night too. Thank you Mina!!
3. My weekends are back to being full of football. And I'm so over it already.
4. My eBay shopping spree is temporarily on hold as I await several packages. Will resume after Mina can actually start wearing the stuff I bought her.
5. I fell asleep at 9pm tonight. Awake now with Mina though.

Friday, September 7, 2012

So tired.

1. Following Eva Chen (beauty director for Teen Vogue) during New York Fashion Week is the best! @evachen212 #nyfw
2. I can't believe how bitchy people are on those wedding dress shows. Why do moms and sisters and gay friends think it's okay to say awful things to these brides?? ... How sad that I keep watching and care so much.
3. Is there anything better than a baby sleeping on your chest?
4. I need to paint some furniture and get the nursery set up. And I also need to remind myself that my baby is only 4 weeks old and I have time.
5. I'm tired.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


1. Had a mini-meltdown today. Bill was doing homework before class. I was trying to cook dinner and help the kids with their homework. And Mina decided it was the perfect time to start screaming even though she was fed. The tears started to well up. But I just strapped Mina into the Moby and powered through it. I survived.
2. I've been buying lots of stuff for Mina on eBay. I start to feel a little guilty. But it's my first and only girl, she needs clothes, I'm finding good deals, using my birthday money and right now it's making me happy. So I'm easing up but not going to have buyer's remorse.
3. I was looking on pinterest for hair ideas since I wasn't happy with my long side swept bangs. I want to get a really asymmetrical haircut but I want to grow it out a little more first. So I just went in the bathroom and chopped my bangs. Bill laughed at me not because of the way it looks but because he thinks I'm funny for hacking at my hair whenever I feel like it. Ash said my hair looks good now. That sweetie.
4. Bill is making me cookies.
5. I finished the afghan. I love how it turned out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hammer don't hurt 'em

1. Hmm may have to stop reading Facebook updates until a few months after the election.
2. Holden just trash talked Ash by singing U Can't Touch This. Apparently MC Hammer never goes out of style.
3. I hate puns.
4. Bill asked me how content I am with my life and if there's anything I would change. All I could think of is the weather.
5. No Doubt is performing before the NFL game tonight. Damn Gwen Stefani looks amazing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DNC and Cookie Dough

1. I started a rant earlier but I ended up deleting it because I wasn't happy with how I was putting my thoughts together. Maybe another day...
2. If a thousand kids came to our house in a school year to sell us stuff for fundraisers we would buy from them every time. I can't say no! And apparently Bill can't either. He ordered some cookie dough today.
3. Bill thinks he wants to cut his beard. Stupid man. He needs to grow it out and wear more plaid shirts. Duh
4. Watching the DNC. Feeling inspired. Happy to see people of ALL ethnicities and walks of life in the audience.
5. I love Michelle Obama. And I love how much Barack loves Michelle too.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Haircuts & Ruffles

1. Well we didn't go to SD after all. But we went to lunch, did some shopping and got the boys haircuts. Not that exciting but we had a good day together doing not much of anything.
2. Have you ever seen Garth and Kat on Weekend Update on SNL? I freaking laugh nonstop. And it's so stupid.
3. I bought Ash some Hot Dots educational flash cards. Since I'm not putting him in preschool or Kindergarten this year I'm looking for fun learning stuff for him to do at home on days when I don't have him at a camp or gym... which I still haven't decided on yet.
4. Already almost done crocheting the hexagons for my new afghan. 9 more to go. Down 20 out of 29. Then just need to crochet them together. Will probably finish this week so I'll post pics and figure out who it will go to.
5. Mina wore a real outfit today instead of just a onesie. She's growing and now fits into super cute stuff. Like this little dress and ruffled bloomers. I can't handle it! Let's ignore how pissed she is at the flash and focus on the ensemble. Haha

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day plans ???

1. The one night Mina decides to sleep all night, I stayed up late watching Big Brother, mistakenly anticipating her wanting to eat the whole time and keeping me up. Then she peed all over our new mattress and I spent two hours cleaning it and washing sheets... while again, she slept. It's 7:30am as I write this and I'm wide awake but maybe if I close my eyes...
2. (3 hours later)... Two seconds after I wrote that I was asleep.
3. She had her first real bath this morning. Based on her reaction to sponge baths, I thought she'd hate it. But I guess it was different being in the warm water because she LOVED it. That's a first for all of our kids.
4. Bill went back to work yesterday. But now he's getting Labor Day off AND Tuesday. So only a 2 day work week. Yippee!
5. I'd really like to do something fun with the kids since Bill will be off Monday. I bet Disneyland will be packed huh? Maybe the history museum at Balboa Park in San Diego. Hmmm