I haven't been out of the house a lot. The nursing thing and the heat keep me from going out but on Sunday I went to target w/ my 3 year old. He behaved perfectly well on our outing...and the only thing he wanted from the store was "Cheetos" -- his favorite chips. I picked up the necessities and some goodies from Ayomi Yoshida. Target is selling some of her stuff for a limited time. I picked up the cranes (even though I do know how to make them), wrapping paper, and gift cards.
I'm working on annoucements for Ava - with cardstock and envelopes from Paper Source. I actually bought them when I was still pregnant- knowing I probably wouldn't have time after to go to the store later on.
Here's a picture of my son in a shirt my sister got him...
I joined Leslie of Rubber-Sol - In My Life chronicle of a day...pictures that represent my day... I chose yesterday, 7/22.
First picture-- my son Jason playing fishy frenzy on the computer -- early in the morning...(though he's copying me, taking his picture).
Noon time -- my husband preparing lunch for my son, while the little one takes a nap:
Afternoon: my sister comes over to visit and plays with Jason --
Evening: time for sleep -- Jason falls asleep early - there's a bit of a heat wave in San Francisco so it's the first time in awhile he sleeps in "short" pajamas and doesn't want any blankets on him...
My mom enrolled my son in a 10 day art class at the park in our neighborhood. Here are a couple of his first art projects...a lantern...and a drawing.
Here's a picture of a "list" he made on lined paper. He was copying my sister-in-law make a list for our take-out food order. It was amazing how he kept inside the lines.
My sugar party is in the works -- actually my sister, sister-in-law, and cousin worked on invitations since I'm taking care of a newborn...It will be in the beginning of August. I'm sure there will be lots of sugar overload...
So today was my first shopping trip alone. I had about 1 hour and 45 minutes until I had to nurse again so I told my husband I was going to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (started today). I picked up the Bobbi Brown cosmetic kit - I think mainly because of the mini eyeliner brush, eye shadow and case. When I was on maternity leave w/ my first son I was watching the Today Show and they were raving about the bobbi brown gel eyeliner and how it lasts long, doesn't smear, etc. So I tried it and now am a loyal fan of the stuff. If you haven't tried it, you'll love it. I've turned my sister and sister-in-law into loyal fans too.
I also planned to buy these shoes (from the anniversary sale catalog) - but they didn't have my size 6 in black. They told me on Monday they would call me b/c they won't do transfers until then. My feet didn't grow as they say they do when you become pregnant. The 6 1/2 was way too big and the 5 1/2 was a bit too small. I tried the 6 in brown and they fit perfect but I really want the black ones. I could actually do the online thing but I'd rather not pay for shipping.
I can't really buy clothes yet b/c I'm waiting to get to pre-pregnancy size so shoes are good for now =)
It's a quiet house right now...the baby is sleeping and the husband took our toddler to the zoo.
Thanks for all the well wishes and congratulations for baby Ava -- So far the past two weeks have been okay despite having a sick husband and a sick toddler. My parents helped a lot.
Well here's a simple crafty thing I did just yesterday. My friend's child is turning 1 and I made her labels for favors for her son's first birthday. I made one for my son when he turned one and before I even had a child I made one for Anne's daughter when she turned 1. This was an idea from my sister's friend. I used photoshop for this.
So I finally gave birth. I was induced on Friday 6/30 but didn't deliver until 7/1 at 1:39 in the monring. The whole labor/inducing thing took forever but the pushing only took about 10-15 minutes. Towards the end, my contractions were just pushing her out on her own. Introducing baby Ava... 7 lbs and 19 3/4 inches.