George had fun with his good friend, on her family's Pioneer train ride! He was giggling away and they both had so much fun! The train vibrated crazy and went up and down hills, tooting its horn as it piled around historic items, like horse pulled wagons and old fashioned mine equipment adorning the sides of the tracks. Indeed, it was such a blast to see! I thought the train ride would be too long for him, but he greatly proved me wrong by shouting excitedly "Again!" as the train pulled to a stop and all the tourists and home Schoolers piled out. Since we hitch-hiked to begin with, we got the "behind the scenes" Special, of being able to go up hill again to put the train back to it's starting point. Honey, our friend's family dog, piled in the train cart with us to get an ear rub and rode back up with us, to George's thrill and joy. He loves Honey-dog! We'll have to book an official booking for Thanksgiving when our family visits ;) We were incredibly lucky being able to catch a ride; out off all the 20 or 30 train carts, there was one opened just for us, a blessing from Heavenly Father. Next time when family comes though, we'll make an official booking so we're not free-loaders. Not like we could catch a free ride during such a busy time anyway though! Well, I highly recommend this place for an amazing educational experience, but because of it's relatively close distance to our neighborhood, I am going to withhold their name! It really is a fantastic place to visit though :)
Scott was able to work home today in his new designated office. Its still a mess and we still need to unpack 80% of our things and sort 90%, but its still nice :)
George was able to walk in and see his daddy, and drag up a book to his lap. They were so cute together reading and, looking at them I realized just how blessed we are. One day a week, hubby can work from home and can take little breaks for special moments just like that. Its super special and makes me smile :)
Ok, it was really depressing, you'd think by our 3rd year anniversary I would settle down and start following recipes!!! I was trying to make a very special cake of my own creation, but it failed miserably. I'm proud to say I saved it quite a bit since it deflated and burned; by cutting half of the darn thing away. Its still rather simple and small, but I'm proud to say I crammed in about a cup and a half of butter! Pretty impressive right? ;) Well, anyway, I wasn't planning to make a cake, I just got bored when hubby went on a motor bike ride, so hey, its ok. He'll definitely like his real anniversary present, one which I professionally bought!
We're finally getting settled in! Yesterday was the worst I think, at least for me. We got some good finds on Craigslist thanks to the never ending searching on Nana's part, and we dedicated all yesterday noon til midnight to getting everything! I had no choice but to take a nap, and you can see daddy is living it up on our new couches as well! The couches are so comfy you can sleep on! Heavenly Father has indeed blessed us with overflowing blessings and we are so thankful to him! I attribute it all to Him and having patience and faith it'd all work out, and indeed it has and is!
Our living room is practically complete, as well as our dining room and kitchen, and every bedroom has a bed assigned! Hubby is beat with all the work, and so am I with being 6 months along and doing minimal lifting, lol. Now... where are we going to put all the stuff in the POD!
For George's 2nd birthday, we decided to do something special; we went to Kid Ventures in Eastlake! It was perfect for a 2 year old's birthday party... tons of unstructured play, lots of love from family and friends, and cake outside. Indeed this was a pretty awesome birthday party :) It was even without the $300 birthday package. We just payed for socks (since we didn't know you had to have them) and his friends entry. The woman at front was so kind charged his bff and cousin as siblings, so their tickets were only $8 instead of $15 each! I guess that's the plus of paying for everyone, it ends up saving money all around! George had so much fun it made me grin, and it was so sad to pry his small hands off the entry gate , dragging him away, screaming in my arms, as it closed early for private parties.
Well, we're all settled into our new home, even if we're not completely moved in! Quite exciting in our new home. It's huge, and I mean huge! For the same price, we could have had the 1300 sq ft in Poway with three bedrooms across from a huge park in a cramped neighborhood that we had our sights on, but we don't regret passing and getting our new charm of a home. Indeed, we feel super blessed!!! The views are amazing, our house is huge compared to any we could have possibly afforded in San Diego (yeah, I have cleaning as a full time job. Can't afford a house cleaner now!), and our ranch sized lot is a dream for our children to play on. We really lucked out finding this home.
Labor day was a terrific day. George got to see his cousin Kaydon, Anut Holly and Uncle Cody, his Nana, and daddy and I were there too of course!
I think the kids' favorite part was the water park at a new downtown playground. I have never seen such an expensive luxury playground, decked with security guards (to keep the peace and enforce park rules), completely free for the use of the public. Its a mouth dropping park. SD has gone above and beyond and it's as good as going to Lego Land! Well, better, considering it's free, with a view of the bay.
Anyway, it made me grin, seeing the excitement of George and Kaydon. Its been a tad bit since they hanged out, but they warmed up immediately to each other and are the greatest pals. :)
Later, Uncle Cody and Aunt Holly did terrific on the skidoo when we got to Nana's! Kaydon and George waved them off, and after big bro did a twirl with Holly screaming in a bit of terror, they took off to the bay in luxury style.
Holly came back a while later and enjoyed watching the kids play as big bro went crazy at 45 miles an hour, flinging himself off twice and had a complete blast with the whole experience! It was cool seeing him stroll in with style, and Holly shouting "Oh, my Romeo!".
While Cody and Holly relaxed for a bit, the kids played on Nana's boat, and hubby was awesome watching them as I sacked out on the couch tired and exhausted from heat and walking. Thank you Sweetheart, I Love You <3 <3 <3 It was indeed a fabulous day!
Today was not my best day, but I though a good pic would be a good idea anyway. Just looking at it makes me feel better, it's funny. Despite I've been in a hissy mood all day and my son just won't take me seriously despite my scolding!
"George, No NO!!!'
"Dont hit you're head!"
*George laughing his head off and slamming it back into the car seat*
*George pointing to the fire truck on his Birthday Card and saying "Fire truck" awesomely, only to crumple and fold his perfect birthday card*
"George NO! Be gentle!"
*Him throwing the card and then crying he doesn't have it*
*Me getting him the card and then him throwing it down again, only to ask for it again crying*
*Getting lost on the way to the bank and turning to GPS and continuing failing and having to park at an adjacent gas station to walk to it or else face the bizarre street layout and possibly crash as I die of frustration*
*Me tripping over a cement parking lot with 30 pound baby and 20 pound backpack, crashing full force on knees and right hand and forearm to make sure my baby's perfect head goes unhurt and unborn child is unharmed!*
Pretty much my day in a nutshell. It could always be worse....
I'm alive. Pain is apart of life. Have the cutest son, awesome husband, and cute little girl on the way. Screw my preg hormones, gravity, and my tendency to be like a freaked out Yorkie when I'm stressed.
Ok, now that we just picked up daddy, I must show you what a two year old breaking into apple sauce Go-Squeeze packs look like...
Yep, my day!
Just one of those average amazing moms... Cause you know, mommy = amazing.