Sunday, September 5, 2010

What's New With Us

To catch everyone up on our happenings: I was laid off a couple months ago (the economy affects everyone), and, while looking for another job, have been enjoying a lot more time with Glenn and Stella. I have also been working on my tan ;>). We spent the summer enjoying our passes to Water World as often as we could, hitting the beach and drive-in theater a few times, as well. Girls Camp, family in town, celebrating Stellas' birthday in Capitola, and many, many play dates. It's been a fun past couple of months for our family, despite Glenn being in school over the summer.
Stella starts her 'Pre-K' class next week. MWF. Glenn is back at DVC, finishing up his last semester there, and I am training to walk a half marathon in October (the same one I ran last year), while continuing to seek out employment. We found out a couple of weeks ago that we are having another girl. I am currently five and a half months pregnant, and I cannot tell you how excited we all are for Stella to have a sister. Stella asks me every day how the baby is doing and to remind her why the baby can't come out of my tummy yet. My response is usually, "The baby will be cuter when it has grown all of its' parts. Trust me." We show her photos of what the baby looks like at every stage, so she can see its' progress. She told me once, several weeks back, that it looked "kinda like an alien". Stella tells me everything she wants to learn to do with the baby, including changing diapers. We'll see how that goes. Oh, and Stella says she wants to name the baby Violet. We'll keep you posted on that one. That pretty much sums it up for us.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Stella is in the shower, as I write this, singing, "I'm gonna wash that man right outta my head, and he's gonna pee his pants on the way hoooome!"

Yesterday, I introduced Stella to the movie, 'E.T.' I, of course, got a bit misty-eyed at the end of the movie. Stella looked up at me with watery eyes and asked if I was OK. I assumed her eyes had teared up due to allergies. Tonight, however, I got the true explanation. When she reminded me, "Mom, my eyes got watery during E.T." I asked, "Was it sad? Is that why your eyes were watery?" "No, my eyes got watery because the movie was so long!"

I often wonder where some of these things come from. But, I love them.