an email sent this morning….

Me-Um, just realized that my beta is scheduled for 11/11. I thought we all took a vote and decided that the government was going to ban all 11’s from the calendar??? *

L-Um, no, this is a good sign. This is two 11’s, and Avery was due on 11/11. See, that’s some kind of sign.

Me-lol, you are so full of crappy positivity aren’t you?

*-Blue and 11’s are always together…
Cycle started 9/11
First BFP 10/11
Born 1/11
Buried 3/11

Happy 3rd Birthday Avery!!

What does a little three year old need more than anything else in the world???

Why three birthday parties of course!!

#1-Chuck-E-Cheeses

Jenn went with to this one (I was stuck at work) and they had fun winning lots and lots of tickets for Avery.

We got her olives (she really likes to stick them on all her fingers and then eat them–it makes Olive Garden her favorite place to eat)

This party was for the kids (and the Jenn’s, Chris’s and Delmar’s out there)

#2-The big family party
We both got to go to this one, and had lots of fun. Avery is big into dinosaurs right now.

The whole family (Including tadpole in Lyz’s belly)

#3-Chocolate World, Red Robin, a third cake
We got to go today to Chocolate World at Hershey Park followed by Red Robin.(or the code phrase of CW at HP followed by RR)
Jenn and Avery at Chocolate World:

Avery and I on the Chocolate Tour:

The 3rd Cake:

Me and Avery playing with one of her new toys:

Happy Birthday to my favorite three year old. You brighten my day, make me smile, and your hugs are better than gold!!

xxoo

60.7 million swimmers are on their way

Yesterday-31.5
Today-29.2

Those are the best numbers we have ever had. Wow.

Hopefully they are all swimming away to their goal.

Now I just have to wait two weeks to see if they were able to achieve their goal!!

(There will be no testing until November 10th. I am throwing a baby shower on the 9th and can’t let myself be in a mood while I am throwing it.)

Mingo Monday

For our next show and tell I offer you a picture of the picture that started the obsession into full swing. After Aunt Kari gave me 50 flamingos it was often joked about that I love flamingos, but nothing was ever done about it. I didn’t buy them by the dozens, and other people didn’t come back from where ever they vacationed with flamingo knicknacks for me. I didn’t get a minimum of 4 flamingos for every birthday like I do now.

One Saturday, in lets say in the Summer of 1998, Lyz and Chris called us after a busy day of garage saleing to see if we were home…they had the garage sale find to beat all garage sale finds and just had to show it to us.

To be honest, I was a little sad. Working in the hotel industry=working on weekends. There are very few Saturdays that I get to have off to be able to go garage saleing. I was jealous. The mean green monster flared in my eyes. I spent the next 20 minutes imagining what wonderful object they were going to bring up my stairs.

This is what they brought:


It is a 3feet by 4feet original chalk drawing of a flamingo. What makes it even more fantabulous is the gaudy gold frame. It is simply perfect. It started the collection of flamingos, which became our bathroom decor for several months…months you ask?? It quickly outgrew the bathroom.

Thank you Lyz and Chris for starting the collection. I’m not sure Jenn thanks you as much, but I sure do!!

Mingo Monday

For our next show and tell I offer you a picture of the picture that started the obsession into full swing. After Aunt Kari gave me 50 flamingos it was often joked about that I love flamingos, but nothing was ever done about it. I didn’t buy them by the dozens, and other people didn’t come back from where ever they vacationed with flamingo knicknacks for me. I didn’t get a minimum of 4 flamingos for every birthday like I do now.

One Saturday, in lets say in the Summer of 1998, Lyz and Chris called us after a busy day of garage saleing to see if we were home…they had the garage sale find to beat all garage sale finds and just had to show it to us.

To be honest, I was a little sad. Working in the hotel industry=working on weekends. There are very few Saturdays that I get to have off to be able to go garage saleing. I was jealous. The mean green monster flared in my eyes. I spent the next 20 minutes imagining what wonderful object they were going to bring up my stairs.

This is what they brought:


It is a 3feet by 4feet original chalk drawing of a flamingo. What makes it even more fantabulous is the gaudy gold frame. It is simply perfect. It started the collection of flamingos, which became our bathroom decor for several months…months you ask?? It quickly outgrew the bathroom.

Thank you Lyz and Chris for starting the collection. I’m not sure Jenn thanks you as much, but I sure do!!

Public Service Announcement: Target Pumpkins are Bad for your Health

I have spent the last 45minutes trying to find a picture of the offensive pumpkin, but I cannot. So…here is my pathetic example.

You know those pumpkins that you can buy at most stores that are hard foam and painted and already carved and already have a light bulb shoved up their butt??? I’ve always wanted one and we have a blank spot in our outdoor Halloween decorations. We were at Target the other day and they had a bunch of cute ones, for a rather reasonable price so we threw 4 into the cart. One of the four was a little one that didn’t have a plug-in light, but required batteries for it to light up. So while waiting in line to check-out I flipped it over to see what kind of batteries we needed, since Target is nice enough to line their check-out aisles in things you forgot while you were shopping around such as batteries.

This is what I found on the bottom of the pumpkin:

Since the picture is small and fuzzy (cameraphone), here is what it says:

PROP 65 WARNING. This product contains chemicals including lead, known in the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects of other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Wanna know how quick those pumpkins were out of my cart?

I am flabbergasted. Seriously? I cannot believe that they would sell something like that. As I almost literally threw the pumpkins out of the cart the woman behind me asked what was wrong. I explained and she joined me in my freakout.

Here I am in the midst of trying to make a baby and I had my hands all over those pumpkins!!!! I know, I know, I am overreacting a bit. But still. Reproductive Harm??? As if I wasn’t scared enough about harming futurebaby.

Humph.