Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Not to sounds negative, but....I'm not really into Halloween. As much as I love holidays and celebrating special occasions, I just have never been able to get into this one. I guess it is because I really don't like sweets and chocolate, and scary movies are just not my thing.

There is ONE good thing about Halloween though......seeing the little kiddies dressed up in cute costumes. Now that we have our own little "pumpkin" I have a little bit more enthusiasm about today.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fun with Gma and Gpa

John's parents visited this past weekend. We had a great time being tourists! We shopped and checked out the area. Walt and Cathy totally spoiled us by taking us to Sam's and stocking us up on diapers and food. They saw the hospital John goes to everyday and we enjoyed some yummy meals out. We headed to Animal Kingdom one day to experience the Rain Forest Cafe. It poured nonstop so we truly did experience the Rain forest.....It was a lot of fun. The restaurant is set up with waterfalls, animals that come to life, and a cool menu. Leave it to Gma Cathy to know the ins and outs of Disney!

Being away from family and friends is always difficult, especially now that there is a baby in the picture. It melts me to see Gavin in the arms of his grandma and grandpa and how much love they show for the little guy. We were sad to see them go, but happy that they were able to come visit for a short time.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hot and Humid

Florida is getting hit with storm showers this week. The weather is so different here. It will rain buckets for 15-20 minutes, then just suddenly stop. The sun comes out, it gets really hot and everything dries up like it never rained. It sometimes does that 3 or 4 times a day! With the rain comes a lot of humidity! I was dripping with sweat after our morning walk.

Not too much to report from the weekend. John was at the hospital both days, so it was just me and Gav most of the time. We went to church on Sunday and Gavin entertained all the people sitting around us. He smiled like crazy and was a little angel.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Post Prego

I think the whole ordeal of pregnancy and labor does something to a girl. During my pregnancy I felt so dumb all the time. I forgot how to spell words and made all kinds of silly mistakes at work. I figured that it would go away and I would get back to myself after childbirth. Wrong. If anything, I might be more flighty now. It makes sense, I suppose...since I have my hands full with another human being now. But, STILL, I long for those days of feeling like I held things (somewhat) together.

Case in point: (I love that line). The other evening I took Sasha for a walk once John got home. Sasha doesn't get as much attention as she used to, so I try take her for her "own" walk once a day. We were walking along when we passed another mom and a young baby that looked about 6 months old. Being so used to having Gavin with me and talking aloud about EVERY thing we see, I said, in total baby talk, "Look Sasha. There is a baby just like you. I bet that baby is about as old as you are." The lady looked at me like I was insane, picked up her pace a little bit and went about her way. It took me a second to realize that I had just talked to my dog (not my infant) and that Gavin was not with me. I just shook my head and wondered what possessed me to say something so stupid. Then I started giggling at how funny it must've looked and then realized that I appeared to be more crazy to anyone who was watching.

Another thing I have noticed post partum is that I now talk to myself out LOUD. I will be wandering through Target thinking about the things I need to get and all of a sudden realize that I will have said, "milk, gotta get milk" loud enough for people to hear me. What is up with that?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Settling down....

I apologize for my blogging vacation. It has been so hectic trying to get settled into a new place in a new state. John has been spending long hours at the hospital, so I have had my hands full with Gavinator. We've been taking walks every morning and we go swimming every afternoon. Gavin loves the water and splashes and kicks like crazy. It is my life it is a sure guarantee that he will take a long afternoon nap.

Had a great time with Grandma Karen and Great Grandma Jo during their visit. We shopped 'til we dropped and spent a day at the beach. Gavin loved the ocean waves. We ate lunch at a beachside cafe and enjoyed yummy mango margaritas. We miss them already!