Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CHOC walk 2008

For those of you who don't know what Choc walk is, it's a fundraising walk to raise money for Children's Hospital of Orange County. Devin and the kids and I have been doing this walk every year since 2002, but this walk took on a new importance for us the year that Bailey died. The night that she passed away she was taken to CHOC to see if there was anything that they could do for her and they tried everything to save her. The doctors, the nurses, everyone was so kind to us and so gentle and loving to her. Now when we do this walk it means so much more.

CHOC does so much for the children in our community that are sick. It's important to help in anyway we can and this walk is a fun way to do it. We usually just walk by ourselves and I make us matching t-shirts, but his year I decided to create a team and have as many people walk with us as possible. Every year there are alot of teams and it is so cool to see groups of people wearing matching shirts and walking together for a child or in memory of a child. It is a very touching and humbling morning and we would like to share it with anyone who is interested in joining us. This is the link for our team,
http://www.chocforms.org/chocwalk/2008/Baileys_Memory_Team/ take a look and if you can join us or sponsor us let me know!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To preschool or not to preschool, that is the question!

I signed Jack up for preschool last April, and now as start time is coming closer I am starting to think twice about this. Today we got his paperwork with the name of his teacher, his classroom number and the start date. But is he ready? Both Ethan and Owen did two years of preschool and really enjoyed it and I could see the benefits of it, but Jack seems so much younger then they did when they started (he's actually older) I just can't make up my mind. So i've made a list of pros and cons.

1. He will grow socially
2. It's only 2 days a week
3. Ava will get alone time with me
4. He will finally have something that is just his.
5. It should help him with his lack of structure

1. I will miss him and I assume he will miss me
2. It is a little expensive
3.If he hates it then it will be a power struggle 2 days a week
4. HE'S MY BABY!!!!!!!!
5.We are still working on potty training.

UGHHHHHH I don't know what to do, what do you think?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Whitney tagged me, hey it'll give you something to read if you are bored

Three Joys
1. my children/family
2. cooking
3. friends

Three Fears
2. airplanes
3. not making a difference in the world

Three Goals
1. Find something that Owen likes to eat beside pizza and hot dogs
2. become a LLL leader
3. potty train Jack

Three Current Obsessions/collections
1. cookbooks
2. clearance racks
3. John and Kate plus eight

Three Random Surprising Facts about ME!
1. I love giving birth, from the first contraction to the food in the hospital, I LOVE it all
2. I hope to be a nurse someday. I plan to start school when Ava is in first grade.
3.I read cookbooks like people read novels. I can get lost in a good cookbook for hours!

Now I tag.....everyone who reads my blog!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ava's 4 month check up

I took Ava to her 4 month check up last monday (hence the title of this post) Turns out she is more like her brothers then her sister! She is 16 lbs. and 26 inches long! That puts her in the 90th percentile for both. The doctor says she is perfect ( at least that's what I heard her say) Since I am following Dr. Sears's immunization schedule she only got one shot this time, and she didn't even flinch! I mean it, no tears, no grimace, nothing. I checked to make sure the nurse didn't miss! Then I turned to her brothers who were all cowering in the corner of the room with their ears plugged and warned them that she will be able to kick their butts very soon.
I know that this is kind of a strange picture to post, but it's the most recent one I have now that Devin's i-phone has been stolen and my camera's batteries are dead :( The picture does show Ava's latest obsession, biting my fingers. I thought she was teething, but nothing has popped through so far, I will keep you posted!
As for my new diet, I had a minor set back today. Whitney offered me Chipotle and I was at a weak moment and said, "yes" I justified it as not really fast food since it was really healthy. Vegetarian tacos. Does that count? I promise to stay stronger and not answer the phone when Whitney calls ( just kidding Whit) oh I am hopeless!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

No more fast food!

If you know me then you know that I am addicted to fast food. O.k. maybe it's not that bad, but I certainly do eat to much of it. I just love the convience of it. The fact that I don't have to think or clean up. But I notice that the more it takes from my wallet the more it adds to my waistline, so I have a bet with myself (yes I talk to myself) that I can go two weeks with NO fast food. So please pray for me to beat this addiction haha. If I can't do this you might see me on the next intervention! SO far it's been 24 hours and I am going strong. Man I sound pathetic!!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ethan's baptism

Ethan was baptized on Saturday. I am so proud of him for making this big step in his life. He is such a good person and I am so thankful that he is one of my children!