Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I need to lose weight...

On 5/8, I went to the Desert Museum.

Here is a picture of Nina with her new flamingo toy:

On 5/9, Nathan had another speech therapy session.  We decided that since he has been making so much progress lately we are going to switch from once a week to twice a month.  He is doing much better.  Yesterday he said hot dog clear as day. 

Here is another picture of Nina taken 5/10.  It is funny that she has that big bed and yet half of her body is hanging off of it!

On 5/11, I went to the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Tohono Chul Park.  It was National Gardens Day or something like that so I got in free (I am actually a member at the Tucson Botanical Gardens).  I went to take pictures to enter another photo contest.  I previously entered another contest with the theme Macro Photography, but I did not win :(  Some day soon I am going to buy some macro accessories for my camera. 

We celebrated Mother's Day on 5/12.  Paul made me breakfast, went out and got me lunch at Pappoules Greek Cafe, bought me chocolate covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements and then took me out to dinner at Caruso's. 

Today, I had my annual gynecologist appointment.  They weighed me and it depresses me how much weight I have gained since I had Nathan.  I vow to start losing it.  They also did a fasting glucose test and I fear the test results.  I pray my diabetes has not come back.  I am very serious about eating better and exercising more. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Great Progress

Nathan is making such great progress with his speech.  He was pretty talkative today.  He will repeat pretty much anything you ask him to.  Today he started saying tractor and he said his name!

We had a good day today.  I did my bike and read two chapters of my digital macro photography dummy book.  Then I took a shower, took Nathan for a wagon ride and to the park.  He can actually climb to the top now and go down the big slide.  I keep a close eye on him, but he did well...I even went down the slide a few times which he loved.  Then we went to the post office and came home and had lunch.  He had a good appetite today!  He played with his toys and colored before WE took a nap.  We did not watch any TV today (other than DOOL)!  I was also able to read him a book today and kept his attention for the whole thing!  That is saying a lot.  I am noticing that he is not being so wild outdoors anymore either.  I may be able to trust him to walk beside me now at places instead of always holding my hand or riding in the stroller (like at the zoo).  Before he would just run all over the place.

It is actually cooling down this week, too, which is nice.  I think it is going to rain later in the week, but I for one am enjoying the cooler weather.  100 degree weather will be here soon enough!   

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I started updating this blog today only to find out I maxed out on my picture space.  I did not even know there was a limit.  That is a real bummer because I was using this blog to showcase some of my better pictures.  I guess I will have to find a new way to do so, like flickr.  So, I have gone back through my posts and deleted a lot of the pictures.  I guess the good thing is that I can update the blog more often now that I do not have to sort through a lot of pictures first.

On 4/26, I took Nathan to the Zoo.

On 4/27, I went to the Desert Museum.

Later that day Nathan decided to give his giraffe a kiss!

On 4/28 we went to the Pima County Fair.

When Nathan went to bed that night he decided to wear his "hat"

Nathan proceeded to wear a "hat" for several nights thereafter.  Here are pics from 4/30 & 5/1.

On 5/3, Nathan and I went to the zoo.  Also that day, Nathan had a great milestone.  He said his first two word phrase - Mickey cheese!  He was referring to his Mickey Mouse shaped cheese.

Yesterday, 5/5, Paul and Nathan had a father and son day.  They went to a mine in Sahuarita and looked at the big trucks.  Then on the way home they stopped at the Maynard's Market train depot downtown.

Last night there was a Super Moon.  I tried to take some pics.  I really need to learn more about my camera and how to shoot in manual mode. 

Today we took Nathan to a train museum here in town.  He LOVES trains!