Sunday, June 24, 2012

Good bye weekend

Saturday night I got to experience something unique.  It was bloom night at Tohono Chul Park.  One night only during the year, the Queen of the Night blooms.  We only had a few hours notice that 6/23 would be the night.  It was wonderful to see in person.  I got there around 6 pm when they started the activities.  The parking lot was only 1/4 full.  I took some before pictures of the flowers still closed.  As the night went on they all started to open up.  The more they opened the more fragrant they became.  I left around 9:30 pm and by then people were parking in undesignated parking spaces.  The event ended at midnight.  Then they also allowed visitors to return at 6:30 the next morning to see the flowers once more before they wilted in the daylight.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Back to the routine...

Lisa and Connor left yesterday.  Today I spent most of the day cleaning since Fridays are my cleaning day.  Tomorrow I am getting a massage!

Nathan is still talking more and more and he is saying more two word phrases.  Particualry, he says things like blue car, white car, etc... and tonight he said dada home.  He knows how to say a lot of colors and he identifies them correctly - orange, white, green, blue, pink.  He said keys today for the first time, too.  In addition, he is now saying train instead of choo choo...actually he pronounced choo choo as poo poo, but now he knows the correct term, train.

On Friday, 6/15, Paul took half a day off work so we went up to Mt. Lemmon.  We ate at the cookie cabin. 

6/16 we went to Tempe and Scottsdale.  We did not see much shopping in Tempe so we just ate lunch at Gordon Biersch.  Yummy garlic fries!  We then went shopping in Scottsdale.  On the way home we got caught in a dust storm.  Of course I was the one driving so it was not fun!

6/17 was Father's Day.  We went to church and we were shocked when Paul won a pie for "newest dad" considering Nathan is 2 1/2.  We know there are babies and toddlers in the church who are younger than Nathan, but their dads must not have been in the church service that day.

On 6/18, I took Lisa and Connor to Reid Park Zoo.

6/19, we went shopping at Foothills Mall.  Then that evening Lisa watched Nathan while Paul and I went out for "date night".  We ate at Pappoules Greek Cafe and then we went to see That's my Boy at the theatre.  Horrible movie.  It ruined date night for us.  We had not been to the movies in years and I will be lucky if I ever get Paul back in the theatre again after seeing that movie.

6/20 we went to Sabino Canyon.  There was not much to see since there was no water flowing.  They also did not have many shuttles running so they only picked up at the stops every hour.  We did not want to wait an hour at a stop so we just went all the way up the canyon on the shuttle and then took it all the way back down again without any stops.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

In-laws are in town

I went to the doctor on 6/8.  Horible experience!  She advised me not to drive until we found out the cause of my fainting and I think that is way too drastic and unrealistic.  Furthermore, the cause may never be found because it is very hard to find such a cause.  Then at one point during the appointment, she said, "please stop interrupting me, I am trying to talk!".  She was very rude about it, too.  It took me by such surprise that I was afraid to say anything after that point.  I told her I was uncomfortable talking to her now so we wrapped things up.   They did an EKG and a blood test which both came back fine.  My blood pressure was also nomal.  However, she has referred me to a cardiologist.  I am supposed to see the cardiologist next week.  I have no desire to keep this doctor as my doctor anymore, though, so I am in the process of finding a new one.

On 6/11, my sister-in-law Lisa and my nephew Connor arrived in town.  They are staying with us until 6/21.  I took them to the Desert Museum yesterday.  They liked it, but it was really hot and the animals (and hummingbirds) were not very active.  It was also much prettier in the spring when all of the cacti were blooming.

Nathan had another speech therapy session on 6/12 and it went really well.  In the last two weeks he has started saying pizza, juice, bathroom, sun, done, woof, and light on, just to name a few.  He is also finally saying Nina correctly.  Today we met with his pediatrician for his 2 1/2 year appointment to update her about his speech progress.  She was very happy to hear how good he is doing.  He weighed 30.5 lbs and meausred 35.5 inches. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yay for Poopy!

Nathan pooped in the potty yesterday!  I hope it is a sign that we are getting closer to being fully potty trained.  We have been at this since he was 18 months old.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Back from Chicago

We went back to Reid Park Zoo on 5/17.  I was happy to see our polar bear, Snow, out and about and swimming in her pool.

I got my hair cut and highlighted on 5/18.

We were in Chicago from 5/22-5/29.  They actually had record highs when we were there, go figure!
On 5/23, we went over to Grandma Pat's house.

On 5/24, we went to Brookfield Zoo, went to Ganzers for lunch and met my friend Debbie Mrazek at Stir Crazy for dinner.

Nathan and Wrigley:

Looking at ants:

Here is a picture of Nathan and GG taken on 5/25:

Here is a picture of Nathan feeding GG's turtle and of Nathan flirting with the girls at the park on 5/26:

On 5/27, we had GG's 94th birthday party at Tuscany.  After the party, we dropped Nathan off at Aunt Lisa's where he had his first overnight sleepover away from mommy and daddy.  We stayed the night downtown and went to Navy Pier.

On 5/28, we went to Willis Tower, Lincoln Park Zoo and then we picked Nathan up at Aunt Lisa's.

On 5/29, we went by Grandma and Grandpa Hoehn's house to see Grandpa Fred's motorcycle and to allow Nathan to meet their dog, Sam.  Later that day we flew back to Tucson.

On 6/3, I fainted in church again.  This time seemed worse than last time, but I was at least sitting down at the time.  I think my blood sugar was low because I had a lot of sugar the day before.  However, I am not sure if it was a diabetic episode because my glucose blood test from the gynecologist came back normal.  I have scheduled a doctor appointment for this Friday, 6/8.

On 6/4, Nathan started summer school.  He will be going Monday, Wednesday and Friday.