Friday, July 17, 2009

scoping out the 'hood

More good news! Today, our offer on the house we wanted was accepted! We decided to drive by the house this evening to check out the noise level of our soon-to-be cul-de-sac. Must've looked odd for the neighbors to see us sitting in our car with our windows down and not talking...just listening. Joy, the sounds we heard were the neighbor's kids hanging out with their dad in their front yard, our future neighbor getting something out of his garage (lots of good tools to borrow!), birds, and crickets! whew.

Tried out a local taco shop, El Ranchito. It's hard to get past the front door 'cause there's a balloon lady who sets up shop at the front table twisting animal shapes out of balloons which all the kids swarm too. Good place for food too. We'll be back, I'm sure.

It's been hot and humid all week, but this evening felt like a mild summer night with a warm breeze.

This pic is for you, Auntie V! Don't get your hopes up for weekly photo posts though...

Friday, July 3, 2009

and so it begins...

Last night, Auntie V and Uncle D drove down to SD for dinner after a sunny day at The Happiest Place on Earth. Auntie V and I greeted each other at the door with a big hug. When Dave stepped up, I had to hug him 'cause his hands were full of bags. "Um, hi. What's all this?"

In true V-fashion, our quick hellos turned into an instant baby shower with a "windfall" of gifts. Seriously, I think she gave us enough clothes and blankies to last us through the first year...and this is only her first visit!

I think it was unanimous that the overall favorite piece was the Super Snapsuit, complete with cape. Too cute! We all wished in came in our sizes.

Needing sustenance from oohing and aahing over all the adorable things, we headed to Fidel's (yum, baby likes enchiladas!) where we laughed like old times. With a full belly, my bump was prominent and ready for it's first close-up. So, here it is! I can't believe how much I've popped in the past week...and I've started to feel "flutters". aww.