Monday, April 27, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures and the Park

We only got two ultrasound pictures this time. The ultrasound tech was a little stingy with the pictures. With Peyton, we had about 6 pictures, and they were REALLY good. These pictures are okay. I think most of it has to do with the position the baby is in. Little Arredondo was in a head down position. She was hiding.

Here is a picture of the baby's head (far right) and her arm and hand. Her other hand is right by her head.

The baby is head down, and it's a pretty good picture of her spine.

Park Adventure
This park, which is located on St. Charles, was awesome and beautiful! It was built for little folks, and it wasn't that crowded. Peyton had a great time there, and DID NOT want to leave!

Me and Peyton were driving the fire truck, and she loved it! We stayed on the fire truck for a LONG time, and it had the squeakiest steering wheel. ahhh!

If you were wondering how big I am, this should give you a good idea. I sat on those horsey things, and Arnold said I was going to break them. HAHA!

She loved these things. When I was little, we used to have these rides at McDonalds. I remember the Hamburglar. Do you remember those?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss California

Have you heard about Miss California? Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was competing for Miss USA and was asked a gay marriage question by gay gossip "queen" Perez Hilton. She stated that it was her belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. What happened after that? Lots of controversy and oh, she lost the pageant. She then went on the NBC morning show with Matt Lauer and basically said that this is what the Bible teaches, and she believes it. She knows she lost the pageant because of this answer, and still says that she wouldn't change a thing about her answer. All I can say is, "You go girl!" Way to stand up for what the Bible says and for what you know is biblically correct. And has she been persecuted for this? Well, she's been dragged through the mud for this politically uncorrect answer, she lost the pageant, and probably a lot of money and lucrative contracts, prices, etc. But it will be worth it in the end, the very end.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Big Purse

Arnold always complains about my big purse. I can understand why. Half the time he's stuck with lugging it around, along with the diaper bag. I had a big purse this past winter, and my "summer purse" is also quite large. Though he shouldnt' complain too much because he was with me when I bought it. I realized after carrying around my large winter purse, that I liked big purses (or pocketbooks, which is the term I prefer but since other people that aren't from South Carolina may be reading this, I thought I would use purse). Big purses can hold SO MUCH stuff! I can put books in there, pacifiers, sippy cups, food, you name it. However, I found a draw back to big purses yesterday at church. I started digging around for a pen right before the sermon started (and the pens are always at the bottom) when my hand came across something mushy. I pulled out the bag of mush and discovered it was a piece of strawberry nut bread I had put in a ziploc bag for a snack and had never eaten it. (Strawberry Nut Bread purchased from the Strawberry Festival weeks ago) I saw lots of mold and then the smell hit. I placed it on the pew beside me, as far away as I could and put a bulletin over it. Well, I smelled that nasty, moldy piece of nut bread the whole service. Finally, I told Arnold that it was giving me a headache. He gets up during the prayer and takes it out to the trash. YUCK! This is defintitely one disadvantage of a big purse...stuff gets lost and forgotten about. Crackers may be okay in your purse for several weeks, but not strawberry nut bread. I may never eat that stuff again. Then we get in the car after church and realize that we still had our trash in the trunk, which we had forgotten to drop off before church. Nice.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What is Baby #2?


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Pictures

Here are pictures of us dying eggs...

Peyton enjoyed dying Easter eggs. But her favorite was taking the little stickers, ripping them apart, and throwing them in the dye. I guess she wanted colored stickers.

And now for the Easter pictures...

In the parking lot at church.

Here's the happy little Easter girl. Doesn't she look so happy and thrilled? More like a death stare.

Here is the hat I made her that she wouldn't wear.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Long Time

I realize that it has been a long time since I've posted anything. So today I'm going to post some pictures and let them tell the story.

She was enjoying a cracker at the Strawberry Festival.

The Strawberry Festival was very crowded.

Poor Peyton. This was taken before church a few Sundays ago.

We bought her a potty, and she loves sitting on least for now.

I will post some Easter pictures tomorrow.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Do You Like it?

Today is Friday and I was supposed to go to a Beth Moore conference tonight, but since I have had a scratchy throat for the last few days (which probably means that a sore throat is looming) and little sleep lately, I decided to stay home. This weekend is also the famous strawberry festival that I rave about every year. Sorry, but it's hard for me not to think about, mention, or crave food, even on the blog, these days. I'm dying for some fresh, juicy, red strawberries! Now I'm about to say something concerning food that may gross some people out. Tonight I was planning on cooking for the first time liver and onions. I like liver and Arnold does too! We're probably the only couple left in the U.S. that will still eat liver. When I found out that Arnold liked liver, I knew I had met the man of my dreams. Just kidding. In fact, when I was pregnant with Peyton, we used to frequent the restaurant Shoney's and each get liver. It's supposed to be good for you and helping red blood cells. So I chowed down. I grew up eating liver, not every night or even every week or month, but every now and then. I've always liked it, no matter how gross every one else thinks it is. And maybe it's a South Carolina country thing. Do you like it?