Sunday, June 28, 2009

San Diego Part 2-Sea World!

I realized I never finished posting about our San Diego trip! And I better to do it now before my pregnant brain forgets everything we did! One day we went to Sea World (my parents had given us tickets in our Easter basket!) and it was tons of fun. It was really overcast that day, but it was perfect for me. Our faces, especially mine, got toasted from the sun though-and it wasn't even shining that much! But we had such a fun time walking around and seeing all that was there. We took in 3 shows, AJ rode a roller coaster, had some yummy treats, and just relaxed! Right as you enter the park, there is a sea lion area where these seals just hang out. You could actually buy sardines (not sure if they were sardines, but it looked like it!) and throw them to the sea lions. And the sea lions would bark and yell so loudly when they saw people had food for them! It was hilarious!

There was a girl right next to me and she had bought sardines for these sea lions. This seal wanted them so badly that he is leaning against that window! If I wanted to, I could have easily stuck my arm out there and touched him! No way I ever would though!These little birds were just hanging out with the sea lions-I thought they were pretty so I took it's picture :) Then we saw a super cheesy sea lion show:

It was called "Sea Lion Live" (like Saturday Night Live...yes, it was lame). But I will admit the seals did some pretty cool tricks.
A pretty cool trickAnd a GIANT PINK SEAL!! This thing was HUGE! And kinda freaky looking!SharkManatees! Then AJ and I went on this little ride-kinda like a chair lift if you're going skiing, but it was enclosed all around us. It just went over the bay and back again. And it was quite scary. I'm a bit leery of heights and it was windy at the time we were on this thing and it was cold! And we were really high over water! We were both glad when it was done! Next, we went to the Shamu show. Again, kinda cheesy, but better than the sea lion one!
Shamu! These whales are ginormous!Surfing ON Shamu-no thank you!Gotta love our squinty, little eyes! Even though it wasn't sunny, it sure was bright!

Dolphins! My dream is to one day swim and/or ride these guys. Maybe when we win the lottery and can go to Hawaii or the Bahamas and swim with them there! :)

I was trying to touch/pet the dolphins! The workers said we could, but sadly, they never came up to me! Maybe next time!

Loving my churro! Ok, here's a story (and I know some have already heard it, but I'm telling it again!) I'm standing in line for my churro and hand it to AJ so I can get money out to pay for it. After I'm done, I turn around and see AJ turn around as well to walk away. As he takes one step forward a seagull comes out of nowhere and takes the churro right out of his hand and only leaves the little paper that it was wrapped in!! The seagull flies a few yards away and lands and starts walking with this super long churro in its mouth. What does AJ do? Starts to run after the seagull to grab it!! I'm just shocked at this point-and really quite sad. I really wanted that churro and I had just wasted $3 for it! Well, as AJ's starting to run after this seagull, 2 Sea World workers happen to be walking by and say "don't worry, they'll give you another one." I'm thinking good thing and AJ's thinking he'll just grab the churro from the seagull, tear off the piece that was in it's mouth and give the rest to me!!! No thank you! The workers did go and follow the sea gull and grabbed the churro from his mouth and tossed it. Then we see the sea gull fly away and land on top of the churro stand waiting to pounce on it's next victim! They should warn people to hold their churros tightly because it seems this sea gull knows exactly where to be and what to do at the right time! It was really funny though-people all around were laughing. I was just happy to be eating my churro! :)

The sweet roller coaster AJ went on! I wanted to go on it so badly because I love going on rides! But, it's a big no-no for pregnant women. Instead I just watched everyone else and waited to take pictures, all the while eating my churro! Here's AJ's car at the start of the hill...

And it's going down...(by the way, he's in the very front with his hands out in the air)

And after it's all done! He was SOAKED! And I guess this was just the first drop, there was another one that was worse! He was wet the rest of the day!

And here's my super burned face-it hurt bad! All in all, it was a really fun day at Sea World! I realize this whole post is about Sea World and I've still got more pictures to share! But, I'm tired of blogging so I will do another post later :) Stay tuned!

*By the way, since we are adding to our family, I can't have this blog address just be Lily's name! So in 1 week I am changing this blog address and I will let you know what it is!

Friday, June 26, 2009


Due date is NOT moved up. Still due on Nov. 17th. I guess my doctor knows more than the ultrasound tech! Bummer! But, baby boy is healthy and everything looks great-and that's all that matters! Praise the Lord!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's A ....

We had our ultrasound today and it was so much fun to watch our little guy moving around! I was actually surprised to find out we're having a boy because I thought for sure it'd be a girl! But I am carrying lower (who knows if that has anything to do with it) and this pregnancy is a lot different than with Lily. Anyway, we are just excited that he's a healthy looking boy! I go to my OB tomorrow to get the "official" readings on the ultrasound, but as far as we could tell on the giant screen, he's perfect. During the ultrasound he was just laying around all comfy with his hands resting behind his head, then he put his hand in his ear at one point, and then he had the hiccups at the end. It's just amazing to me that God creates this little baby and how He forms him! Truly a miracle! Especially for us :) The one thing the ultrasound tech did find out, is that baby was measuring bigger. So, instead of my due date being November 17th, it's now November 6th!! Yahoo!! Anyway, it'll be fun to have a change in clothes, bedding, diaper bags, etc. Too bad I've got such cute girl stuff stored though! Maybe for number 3? Who knows! And to try and figure out a name! Boy names are soo hard for us! We didn't have one with Lily either, so we were really thankful she was a girl! So, I will gladly take any suggestions you may have! Here are a few pictures of our son (so weird to say that!!)

Profile shot-his hand is by his face

His little foot

And a nice, clear shot of his boy part! I love that there's an arrow pointing to "it"!
I will admit that I was kinda hoping for a girl. I don't know why, maybe because we had a few girl names picked out, or maybe because I already know what to do with a girl, or maybe because I thought I could reuse all the girl things I have! But, as I look at these photos and feel him kicking me, the more excited I'm becoming! It will be so fun to have 1 of each. Lily now knows to say there's a baby brother in my tummy too! I'm just so thankful for this gift that God's given us!

And a belly shot when I was 16 weeks. Although, now that my due date is changed, I would've been 18 weeks in this picture! That is crazy! No wonder I was feeling huge :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day! (a little late!)

I just wanted to do a quick post for AJ since he's the best daddy in the whole world! He loves his little girl so much and I appreciate all he does! He's always wanting to get on the floor and play with her (which is great considering the pregnant state that I'm in!), he's always wanting, yes, I said wanting, to change poopy diapers, and he clearly loves Lily so much! I'm so grateful for him!

Happy Father's Day (next year he'll be the father of 2 kids! YAHOO!)

And a Happy Father's Day to my Dad and Dan (my father-in-law) you're the best!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

San Diego Part 1

We are back from our amazing get-away and I have lots of pictures to share! Instead of overwhelming you all with tons of pictures, I'm going to break it up into chunks!
First of all, thank you to both sets of grandparents that took Lily for us! I know she had such a fun time being spoiled and played with 24/7! Just beware, since she did so well staying over we might take you up on that again! :)
So, we left first thing Thursday morning and flew into San Diego. I was already sad to be leaving Lily and it was really hard being away from her! Except for the times when I did see kids her age who were crying or throwing a tantrum, it made me happy Lily wasn't there! But, it really was hard being away-but so needed at the same time! We rented a car (thanks to my dad!) and AJ was in on this little surprise:
A mustang convertible! This thing was so fast and so fun to drive in! It made our experience a lot more fun that's for sure! And I also got a funky tan line on my forehead from the sun coming down on top of me! But it was super fun! And AJ is normally a SLOW driver, but apparently to get him to drive fast, all you need to do is get him a mustang!

And our hotel room (thanks again dad-he travels a lot and earns "points", which is why he was able to get us the car and room!)

View from our hotel window-so fun to lay in bed and see the water! After getting settled in we decided to drive around the town a bit and find a beach to go hang out at for a little while.

We stopped at Mission Beach for an hour or so. It was nice and warm for us-although the locals kept calling it the "June Gloom." I'm sure they're used to warmer weather, but for us Oregonians it was perfect! We were never too hot or too cold (except for the evenings) and with me being pregnant I didn't want to be sweating everyday anyway! It was great weather for us!

The boardwalk

Cooling my feet off in the water

As we were walking along the boardwalk, we saw this crazy place-I think it was called Wave Rider. Anyway, people pay to catch a wave on this thing! It was fun to watch for a bit. After walking around for a while we were hungry! We decided to head on over to Seaport Village and eat at one of the restaurants that face the bay.

The view from our table-it was so nice! Anyway, that's all for now-more to come later :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pool fun

Since it's been so warm out lately, Lily's been in her little kiddie pool lots! She loves splashing around in there, getting in and out of it over and over, and even going down her slide into the water! Today, it wasn't even very hot outside and she was wanting to go in her pool so badly. I couldn't let her-I'm a mean mom! But she had fun playing outside anyway. Hopefully warmer days can come so she can take advantage of her pool!Ready to go down her slide!
Going down...
And she's in!
And wanting to go backwards this time! I love her little bum :)
By the way, this was happening the day of our big thunder/lightening storm! We were out because it was nice and sunny and not 10 minutes later it started to get really windy. Like, eerily windy and super dark. I told Lily I was sorry but we needed to go inside. Good thing, because 10 minutes after that the storm was here! Crazy weather!
And I won't be blogging for a bit because AJ and I are headed to San Diego for a little get-a-way for just the 2 of us!!! YIPEE! I'm so excited and can't wait to have 5 days alone with my husband. We'll head to Sea World one day and hang out the rest of the time. Unfortunately, the high is supposed to only be 68 degrees. I was hoping for warmer. :( But, the forecast calls for no rain! I'll take what I can get!