Monday, March 26, 2007


We went camping this past weekend. We had so much fun!!! We went to a new place - California City. I guess the riding was pretty good. I wouldn't know since I don't ride anymore. Well Connor got to ride in Gina & Curtis' Ranger. He had a blast!!! Well at first I don't think he did but the next day he was laughing. I think he just wasn't use to the wind in his face. We didn't go fast but going 10-20 mph you still get hit with wind. And of course everytime he sees Daddy's quad he wants to get on it. =) I'm sure we have a dirt bike rider in our future.

The weather was in the 80's the whole weekend. Just beautiful!! I have some great pictures of Connor playing with Katrina (who is 6 weeks younger than him) and riding in the wagon with Kaylee and Braeden. Once I get them downloaded to the computer I'll share. Hopefully I can do that do that tonight.

Connor did have fun playing with the kids and the toys this weekend. I have to thank Gina for the toys that Connor played with! You know kids - they like others toys better than theirs!! He played with a bunch of Braeden's toys all weekend long. At least it kept him occupied. =) I was able to chit chat with the girls mostly while he played. So it was a good weekend. Connor is getting in the last of his four molars though and is not a happy camper sometimes. Poor guy. I hope they break through soon!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I won!

WOO HOO!!! Remember how I posted about the Party? And all the great prizes they were offering? Well I won one!!! YIPPEE!!!! I never win so this is a delight. =) I won a picture book preschool book. I think it will come in handy as Connor gets older. Maybe it will give me some ideas for new books to try out for him since he LOVES to be read too. So anyway, thanks Sherry for contributing the great prize. You can check out her blog ----->HERE<-----. Thanks so much!!!!!

Trip up North

We had an eventful trip this past weekend. Let's see, we left the house at 7:30pm and Connor was fine. I could tell he was so tired!! So we get about 45 mins away and he starts freaking out! It doesn't help that we aren't moving (darn LA traffic) So I calm him down and he falls asleep. About an hour later, we are in Bakersfield and he wakes up and is SCREAMING! There is nothing that I can do to help him. He looks so uncomfortable trying to sleep. Surbjit had put his seat forward facing so I told him to pull over and switch the car seat back to rear facing. So we pull over in Bakersfield in a dark parking lot under a light. I've got Connor in the front seat (who is fine now and playing with everything!) and Surbjit is wrestling with the carseat. He finally gets it in and we put Connor in it and he's fine. But he doesn't fall asleep! He was up for the next 3 hours just chillin'. He didn't cry or anything but he wouldn't fall asleep. He finally fell asleep when we hit Merced about an hour away from my parents. I was like sure, I might as well keep him up so I tried. I was tickling him and he was laughing with his eyes closed so I just let him be. When we got to my parents he stayed asleep while we unloaded the truck and set up his pack n play. Transferred him to that with little problem. On the way home Saturday night he fell asleep but he kept crying out every hour or so. He is getting all four of his molars in so I'm sure that's not helping!!!

As soon as I download the pics, I'll share. He got to ride in Grandpa's wagon around the yard and push it (his favorite thing to do!). He loved looking at the cat and dog. He didn't try to hurt them or anything which is a good thing. He would just sit there and watch them. The cat was more afraid of him then anything. LOL! It was nice to visit with Grandma, Grandpa and Grandma Diana. Especially since Diana has never seen Connnor since she lives all the way in NY.

We also had Connor's 15 month check-up yesterday. He weighs 23 lbs and is 32" long. Tall skinny boy as is evidenced in the fact that I have no pants for him! They are all too big. Even 12 month pants. He needs more like 6 month but then they are too short for him. I probably have 20 pairs of pants in a drawer for him that do not fit. At least it's getting to short season so I can get the smaller sizes that fit and not worry about them being flood pants, LOL!

Speaking of weather it's been in the 90's here. It's supposed to start cooling down into the 70's by this weekend. It's perfect outside weather though. We have Connor's clubhouse climber for him to play on and we bought him the cozy coupe the other day and a water table that we need to set up. maybe we'll do that this weekend. It was so nice yesterday playing with Connor after his dinner and before bedtime outside. =) I love having it lighter at night now. I'm hoping to be able to play more with him outside in the evening now. Get me and him some exercise. =) Well, that's a long enough update for now. I'll try and post and the pics tonight if I get a chance. Have a great day!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Well it was fun while it lasted but today is the last day of the party. I would just like to thank everyone for coming on over! I know I've found some people that I plan on checking in on from now on. Some very funny remarkable ladies. I can't wait to party with you all again soon! I hope you all had as much fun as I did!!!

Make sure you take some Girl Scout Cookies on your way out. I bought WAY too many this year and I certainly do not need to eat them. :)~p Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The's Party halfway through!!!

Are we having fun yet? If you haven't checked out some the people at the party I think you should! It's great meeting all these new people. =) Now I wanted to ask a question of all the party goers. Reading through people's blogs and commenting and just seeing what people right about and taught me that I need to post more. I think things in my head but I need to get them down so I can remember them 1 month, 1 year, 10 years down the line. Am I going to remember a year from now how Connor always says dada when I ask him to say Mama? (Yes he is STILL doing that!!!) Or how Connor dances everytime he hears music he likes. He just starts to go back on forth on both his feet or if he's in the car he'll start swaying his head from side to side. =) Or how he knows how to put his hand in the air, clap his hands and stomp his feet? I need to start keeping better track. If not for me, for the family that reads this and can't see him all the time because of distance. I'm trying and I know I'm doing MUCH better than last year but there is still so much more I could do.


Monday, March 05, 2007

The pictures I promised

Ok here are a few pictures:

Daddy and Connor on Daddy's new toy!

Connor's new toy that Mommy and Daddy got him for Christmas:<

Photo Tag: Belly Pics

Steph at Adventures in Babywearing has started a photo tag of belly pictures. Since so far I've only been pregnant once I can only add my picture from when I was pregnant with Connor. I hate to say, I was in the no camera picture stage of my life back then. I have since come to the realization how important cameras and pictures and capturing them are! They grow up so fast, the pregnancy goes so fast etc it's hard to remember and pictures are a great way for that. So I don't have many pictures of my big bump except at my baby shower. But here is a picture from when we did our annual work summer cruise on our coworkers boat in Huntington Harbor. Always lots of fun although I didn't get to partake in the champgne this time. =) I was about 31 weeks along when this picture was taken.

Let's Party!!

And no good party would be good without some food. LOL! So here's a recipe!

Molten Chocolate Cakes

4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Butter four (3/4-cup) custard cups or soufflĂ© dishes. Place on baking sheet.
MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Blend in eggs and egg yolks with wire whisk. Stir in flour. Divide batter between prepared custard cups.
BAKE 13 to 14 min. or until sides are firm but centers are soft. Let stand 1 min. Carefully run small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto dessert dishes. Serve immediately, topped with whipped topping.

AND since i neglected to introduce myself yesterday - My name is Heather (there are quite a few of us aren't there!). I am married (almost 9 years) with a 15 month old son. I work full time for the government and love my job! Love the perks that is. =) My son Connor is the light of my life. I love him to death! And I also love to scrapbook. I just got into digi scrapping. I use PSE 4.0. I just got a new laptop about a month ago to help me better. It's so much faster than my old aging desktop unit. I can complete so much more now. But I am so green it's not funny! I have so much to learn. Anyway, that's a little about me. If you want to hear anything else, feel free to ask!!!


I have pictures to share. I just need to download them. To find the time ah! That is something I need to do. LOL!

Connor is now down to one bottle a day. (I know he should be off them!) But the only bottle he takes now is his nighttime bottle. I'm sure we'll be getting rid of that one here within the next couple months too. He is getting so big! Talking up a storm but still only says a few words, dada, dog I can usually get him to say. Sometimes I can get him to say truck or duck. He still won't say mama. =( But I'm sure once he does I'll want him to stop. LOL! Nothing else much going on. It's starting to warm up here. It was in the 80's yesterday. It's supposed to cool down to the 70's this week and high 60's. I'm thinking it's going to be a HOT summer!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

It's a Party!!

A blog party that is!! Come one come all, check out the link in my side bar. It's happening now until 3/9 so join in on the fun. I'll put out some virtual cookies and your favorite drink (just let me know what it is. =) ) and let's sit in the backyard and enjoy. Today was the best day for that. It was in the 80's here!!!