Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I know I haven't blogged in awhile, (haven't been motivated), so here are some random pictures of what we've been up to these past few weeks.

Kaylin playing peek-a-boo at the zoo

Kaylin and me showing off our 3-D glasses (Tim and I went and saw Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D at the movies last week.)

The group of moms that I hang out with. (We're at the pumpkin patch/petting zoo.) All of our kids are only a month or so apart. And Kaylin's the only girl--watch out! ;)

Aidan, Ethan, and Kaylin

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Trevor and Jen's wedding

Just returned from a weekend down in SLO to attend a good friend's wedding. It was a quick trip but always good to be back on the central coast. We saw lots of old and dear friends at the wedding (it felt like a reunion) and had fun catching up and celebrating Trevor's marriage to Jen. We took lots of pictures so I put them on Flickr instead of uploading them all individually. A short blog because it's late, but just wanted to post the pictures. Enjoy!

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Friday, October 12, 2007


Just sitting here listening to the rain outside, watching Martha Stewart make cute Halloween crafts, and typing on the computer while Kaylin naps. She is finally sleeping in her crib after a week of only napping on my lap. (She was sick.) Hopefully she'll stay in there the whole time now that she's feeling a bit better.

On a seperate note, I'm so glad it's Friday! It's been a long week stuck in the house while Kaylin was sick; she was fussy a lot and I was just having a rough time with it. Some days it's really hard to be a mommy! Tommorow I'm getting my hair cut--it's getting scraggily so it'll be nice to get a trim. Nothing drastic yet, but in the near future I think I want to cut it shorter. Also on Saturday, Tim and I are going to a UC Davis football game. A college football game isn't something we would normally go to, but they're playing Poly and a bunch of young couples from our church are going and about half of the group went to Poly, so it'll be fun to root for the old alma mater.

Any of you have any fun weekend plans?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Impossible Acres

Checking out the baby chicks

Cute baby pigs

She liked petting the baby goats


Peek-a-boo! (She loves getting caught hiding!)

Around we go!

Had to do a self-portrait

Which one's not a pumpkin?

Today Kaylin and I took a trip over to Impossible Acres, a farm in Davis that has a petting zoo, hay maze and pumpkin patch. We had lots of fun and although Kaylin was a little timid of the animals at first, she enjoyed looking, and sometimes gently petting, all of the animals. It was nice to get outside (the weather's great right now) and let Kaylin explore and run around. I think her favorite part of the trip was the hay maze. She ran around and we played peek-a-boo behind the bales of hay, which she got a kick out of. She also loved sitting on the bales, which I thought was funny--she even got mad when I tried to take her off!
On a side note, there was a lady working that asked if Kaylin was my daughter. She said she thought I was the babysitter because I look so young. It's not like she was rude at all, but there's something about that that kind of offended me. Not sure why? (And I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often because I know I do look young.) I think people are getting used to older women having babies in their 30's and 40's and for some reason don't expect women in their younger twenties to have kids. I think it shows a shift in our society where more women are waiting until after they've started their careers and experienced life (traveling and such) to have kids. There's nothing wrong with either approach; it's just interesting to see the change. (What would people in the 50's think of women waiting so long?) I've definitely noticed it in Davis--it's been hard to find younger moms to hang out with. All of the playgroups and parenting groups I've gone to have older moms attending with their babies. I always felt like the youngest one. And for some reason it's a little harder for me to feel connected to these older women. (Really, they're not that much older, maybe 5 to 10 years.) But for me, it's enough to feel a difference. Anybody else with similar experiences?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Nut Tree

Naked shot!

We had a fun close to our weekend by making a trip out to Vacaville--first we went shopping at the outlets (okay, so I knew they were there, but didn't know it was so big! I'm excited to go back!). We tried not to spend too much time there so we could go to Nut Tree, but I must admit, I got caught up shopping for new clothes for Kaylin! After that we headed over to Nut Tree, where Kaylin had fun going on the train, the carousel, and the car ride. We didn't stay too long because it was close to dinner-time. We went over to the ice-cream parlor next door and had my favorite--grilled cheese! Well, only I had the grilled cheese, but we all enjoyed our dinners. To top the night off, we had the sundae of the month, a huge serving of chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream ice creams over a chocolate chip cookie, topped with marshmallow creme, hot fudge, whipped creme, chocolate chips, a oreo cookie, and a cherry! Needless to say, we didn't come close to finishing it, but it was good! A great way to finish the night!

Little monkey!