Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We love the zoo!

We finally took Carly for her first trip to the zoo, but not just the zoo, the World Famous San Diego Zoo!! Wahoooooo! The gorillas were our favorite. The one in the picture was quite the showman and even pounded his chest and the glass for everyones' beneifit! I was quite glad the glass was so thick!

Brandon's favorite animals were the hippos! He was fascinated by the way they sat under the water and would just stick their nostrils above the water when they needed air. All the hippos needed was a 42" flat screen TV and they would be set!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day. We also got a video of Carly saying "Roar!" at the lions' den but all my attempts to upload it didn't work. So I'll keep trying and maybe it will be up in the future.
For those of you who want to know, we had a lovely Thanksgiving with the Jergensen family and we hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday. We are looking forward to Christmas and seeing family and friends and all the wonderful celebrations!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Couldn't keep her eyes open...

I've seen pictures and I've heard stories but this time I witnessed it for my own eyes. Carly and I were enjoying a nice lunch during a beautiful San Diego afternoon. About half way through, I look over and Carly can barely keep her eyes open. Her mouth is still moving and then her head goes down and she was out for the count! It was so funny! One of the great things about motherhood is that your child(ren) will never cease to amaze you.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


So apparently there is this game going around blogs called Tag. It's kind of like those emails you used to get. "Do you like Coke of Pepsi, Last five movies you saw..." I'm not sure how most people feel about things like this but I like them. I think it is fun to read what people write and get to know them a little better. Like who knew that Chad and Emily have seen Wicked 9 times! So I like to read them but not too sure how I feel about writing them so bear with me. Here are the rules: A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. I love to organize everything. I like files, drawer dividers, containers, labels... anything that makes things more organized. I will organize and reorganize things in my spare time. I have more accordian file folders than I have papers and I don't want to throw them away because I never know when something may need to be reorganized. I like everything to have a place and my dream is for everything to be in its place but... I have a 15 month old who resembles a minature tornado.
2. I am obsessed with Diet Coke, chocolate (Dove, Sees, not hershey), Target, buying clothes for Carly, decorating my condo, chewing ice, changing my hair (highlights, color, cut), making sure Carly has a balanced diet, looking at people's blogs, meal planning
3. I love San Diego because a lot of my family is here, the beautiful weather, there is always so much to do, my best friend, Amy, lives here, good mexican food, excellent customer service, people actually want to come visit you, palm trees, better drivers,
I miss Baltimore because of all our good friends, rainstorms, McDonalds on Wednesdays, Arundel Mills outlet mall, trees, and Old Bay.
4. I am not a morning person. I have the hardest time getting going in the morning. I have to force myself out of bed when Carly wakes up which better not be before 7am. Then I need a couple of hours to just sit around and wake up. When I have to go places in the morning, I usually feel frazzled by the time we get out the door. And now that Carly only takes one nap, it is better to do things in the morning before her nap so I've been working on getting over this. I often wonder how I made it through 4 years of early morning seminary.
5. I love my T.V. shows: Monday - Prisonbreak, Chuck, Heroes, Tuesday - Bones and House, Wednesday - 'Till Death and Lost (which hasn't started yet?), Thursday - The Office. In the morning, I like to turn on the Today show and leave it on all morning for background noise and listen as I do stuff.
6. I love to read. I could spend hours at a bookstore and want to buy 10 books or more. I like to read in bed, on the beach, in the bathtub, during any spare time I have... If I really like a book, I'll read it more than once. Most of what I read is fiction and I love love stories. (as long as they're clean) I think it is so fun to get lost in another world or in someone elses life. My favorite time period is Civil War - Gone with the Wind, In My Father's House, Faith of our Fathers series... But I'll read anything if it's good. (P.S. If you're looking for a good book, I have one word for you, TWILIGHT!)
And that's all I have to say. So now I would like to tag Jayne, Amanda, Liz, Jessica A., and Amy. And if you really don't want to do it, that's fine with me!

Another Memorable Halloween!

As is tradition, we took Carly to pick out her very own pumpkin for Halloween. We went to this cute little place called the Pumpkin Station which included a petting zoo. The goat seen above is named Daisy and she was my best friend the moment we walked in. I'm pretty sure she was using me for whatever goody she thought I had in my diaper bag. Carly sure enjoyed herself and proclaimed "Baaaaaaa" when she saw the sheep.

Carly's favorite part of the Pumpkin Station was the Merry-go-round. I had to hold her back while the other kids got off and she cried when her turn was over. For the rest of the time we were there she kept trying to run back for another ride.

She didn't care about the pumpkins but she did like the scarecrows. And as you can see, she is very good at pointing out noses.

Our ward Trunk-or-Treat was a funny experience. Carly was very overwhelmed by all the people and costumes and wanted me to hold her the whole time. Even during the trunk-or-treating part she was not interested in walking. In fact, as you can see in the pictures, her favorite part was sitting in the trunk and passing out candy. Go figure!
I was excited that she kept the head part of her costume on most of the night and loved carrying her doggy candy bag which I did not get a picture of! And don't worry, Brandon wore her hat when she didn't have it on!
We hope everyone had a fun Halloween!