JULY check-in!

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JULY check-in!

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Name
LO's name(s) & age(s)
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it?
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair?
Any plans for the 4th?
Do you have any big plans for the month of July?
What's new with your children?
What's new with your husband?
What's new with you?
Share your most recent favorite picture!

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Joined: 11/02/07
Posts: 1306

Well, hello!!!

Name Kristen

LO's name(s) & age(s) Jackson, 3 & Colby, 1

What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Hmm, I guess it was the rides at Disneyland! Jackson and I went on Splash Mountain (while DH waited with Colby) and he wasn't scared. When we got to the top and were about to go down the big drop, he yelled, "Cover my hair! I don't want to get it wet!" I was rolling laughing.

What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? No doubt about it, corndogs!!

Any plans for the 4th? We are having some fire couples/kids over and BBQing, swimming, and then riding down to the fire station to watch the fireworks at the fair across the street.

Do you have any big plans for the month of July? A few birthday parties, camping, and not much else!

What's new with your children? Colby is walking a little bit at a time, so that is fun. Jackson has started wrestling with Colby, that is interesting. Colby is old enough to go in the bike seat, and Jackson can do the bike that attaches to the back of DH's bike, so we've been biking a few times a week.

What's new with your husband? Not too much! Just working, a lot. He has all this next week off, and then I pretty much plan on not seeing him for a while for the rest of the summer.

What's new with you? Not much! I am pretty slow this month, which is actually REALLY nice. I'm catching up on a lot of things. We've had a bunch of guests, so it's nice not to have not much all of the sudden.

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Jackson & Colby,

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These are going on our walls, (Jackson was SO not happy, he was getting HFM, but I still love them.)

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Name: Dawn

LO's name(s) & age(s): Josh (3.5) and Baby Girl (due 10/24/12)

What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? I have no idea!

What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Funnel Cake Yum!

Any plans for the 4th? We are going to a friends pool and will have a BBQ

Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Getting the babies room together.

What's new with your children? Josh started a new preschool last month and is doing great! He loves and so do we. It was the best decision we've made in a long time. Makes me happy! He's also super excited to meet his baby sister. He keeps talking about all of the things they will do together and what he will teach her. I sure hope his enthusiasm lasts. Smile

What's new with your husband? Not too much, just working a lot! Boo He's also doing a lot with Josh and around the house, because I'm getting bigger and slower by the minute. LOL Love him!

What's new with you? I'm 6 months pregnant! Just trying to get my life in order before this baby arrives. Smile

Share your most recent favorite picture! I guess the one in my siggy (I'll try to upload a newer one soon)

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Name Carrie
LO's name(s) & age(s) Sophia (almost 4) and Layla (15 months)
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? That would have to be at Rodeo last year, so a little over a year ago.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Funnel Cake with powdered sugar
Any plans for the 4th? We are just going to BBQ and hang out with our neighbors, and shoot off some fireworks on the culdesac.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? My brother and his family are coming to visit for a couple of days, that's about it! We just got back from our vacation so we're not going anywhere else this summer Sad I need to start planning Sophia's birthday party!
What's new with your children? Sophia is going to be 4 in a little over a month. She is changing and getting more mature every day, it's so fun to watch. She LOVES to ride her bike and would be outside playing every free second if I would let her. Layla is talking a little more and has recently become obsessed with feeding herself with a spoon. BIG MESS. The girls play so well together I just love it...usually when Layla cries it's because Sophia would not stop hugging her. ha ha She is crazy about Layla!
What's new with your husband? He just quit his job (June 29th was his last day) and will be doing school full time until he finishes his Master's (hopefully in December) and then looks for a job in his new field. Big change for us.
What's new with you? Not much. I'm the sugar mama now so I just need to work work work and bring home the bacon. LOL
Share your most recent favorite picture! I can't share pics on here cause I can't get to photo hosting sites at work. But most of you are facebook friends and I always have recent pics on there!

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Name- Tanya
LO's name(s) & age(s)- Jack 3 1/2 & Nikolas 5 months
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it?- so long ago I can't remember!
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? fried dough
Any plans for the 4th? no, just gonna hang out here and BBQ
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? not really, other than finishing putting in windows and painting the living room.
What's new with your children? Jack is doing good with staying dry now, still has accidents with going poop though, Nikolas is trying to scoot around and is testing out his voice lol
What's new with your husband? nothing much, just working and trying to work on the house on the weekends
What's new with you? Going through some health issues but hope to get answers soon.
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Sorry they might be real big, can't seem to resize in photobucket!



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Name Amy
LO's name(s) & age(s) Zayden (3.7) Adrienne 30, Ashley 28 Tiffany 25
:cool: Oh yeah, and GrandLOs Arya and Bayleigh
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? UGGG, Saturday LOL we went to the San Diego County Fair and I rode the swing ride with Zayden and some weird ride that was like spinning teacups but it was dragons.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? I HATE fair food Smile I did have deep fried avocado which was pretty good, Charley and Ash went for Deep fried snickers and some other really strange stuff...oh Ash had chocolate covered bacon ewwwww
Any plans for the 4th? We will go up to my brother's for his group home's "parade" and family bbq like we do each year. After that idk yet? Ash was talking about doing a bbq at home too and then maybe heading near Legoland to watch their fireworks.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? My foster sister and three of her kids are coming July 20 for two weeks. They are leaving on August 4 and then my dad and aunt are supposed to come August 5. Course my aunt just emailed me she got her ticket for August 3. No idea where we are going to put everyone!
What's new with your children? Zayden started summer camp at the YMCA today. I will be interested to see how he does. His camp counselors are the Y's full time preschool teachers so have a lot of experience. It will be good to see how he does in that environment.
What's new with your husband? Charley is still working at home trying to earn some money on the stock markets.
What's new with you? working working working. Like Carrie, I am the bread winner so its hi ho hi ho its off to work I go! I am going to start taking the train to work though this week instead of driving. Since the Y is right near a train station, I am going to catch the train and then ride my bike to work from the train station.
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hmm I will have to find one and attach

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Amy, are you riding the train to save gas money or to be green? Or both? I bet Z loves that! Sophia keeps asking me if we can ride a train but ours is downtown only and I never go there.

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"SID081108" wrote:

Amy, are you riding the train to save gas money or to be green? Or both? I bet Z loves that! Sophia keeps asking me if we can ride a train but ours is downtown only and I never go there.

Both though mostly to save money. I can get a monthly train pass for $150 and gas for my car right now is around $60 a week. I will still need gas to get Z to the Y and then the block or two to the train station but no where near as much.

Also, not having to drive in traffic at night will be nice though I am not sure it will save that much time. Will also be nice to not put as many miles on more poor car AND my car does not have AC so will be nice to not have to drive it during the heat of summer.

Zayden loves the train too, we take Amtrak up to San Juan Capistrano every so often to a petting zoo and he thinks that is so neat. my work is only a mile or so from the train station which is really nice but during the school year, its not an option because of the location of Z's school.

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Ohhh I was thinking Z was riding the train with you to the Y. Okay now I get it Smile Well that's cool! It would be really nice not to have to sit in traffic. I would enjoy a commute where I could just read facebook and play Words With Friends. ha ha

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Kristen, gorgeous photos!

Dawn, can't wait to see pictures of the nursery! Make sure you share!

Tanya, oh my! Nic is a mini Jack! How adorable!

Carrie, that is a big change! Hope it goes well and your hubby is able to find a job very soon after graduating!

Amy, how did Zayden's first day go at summer camp today?

Name Ashley
LO's name(s) & age(s) Miles is 3.5 and Vivian is 7 months
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? The Carousel horses - July of 2010
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Cotton Candy or Corn Dogs
Any plans for the 4th? We were going to go to the parade, but now I think we'll skip it. It's supposed to be 100* and I don't want to bring my kids in that. After the parade we're going to my grandparents for a BBQ - we'll still do that since we can stay in if needed.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? We have a wedding. Miles has 3 weeks of TBall left.
What's new with your children? Miles has been open to trying new foods lately - finally! Vivian just rolls. She signs "all done" now if I ask if she's all done (but hasn't done it on her own yet).
What's new with your husband? Not much, just work.
What's new with you? Nothing
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Name Tisha
LO's name(s) & age(s) Lyla - 3.5 and Coraline- 19 months
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? I have no idea, it's been awhile.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? tacos - that a local church does as their big fundraiser. I also like the fresh squeezed cherry limeades
Any plans for the 4th? We are normally camping, so this year I am having a hard time deciding what to do. Pool party/bbq/fireworks with my family, or travel and go see dh's family.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? meeting Amy/Alyssa/Loren next weekend. Also have an old friend visiting this week. Taking Lyla to gymnastics/swimming/tball.
What's new with your children? Lyla is doing good at swim lessons. Cora learned how to climb in and out of her pack-n-play while we were camping. Hopefully, she won't try it in her crib.
What's new with your husband? We just celebrated his 40th birthday.
What's new with you? gardening and trying to get rid of clutter. I sold a bunch of our baby gear and made $1,300. I was really just wanting to get rid of it, and not expecting to make more than $300-$400.
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Tisha, HOW FUN! Where are you and Amy meeting up at? Kansas? Post pics! I bet the girls will all have a blast together!

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Name MAGALI
LO's name(s) & age(s) : FLORIAN 3
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Last year I went with Florian in the toddler train !!
Any plans for the 4th? NOT REALLY
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Trip to Homer and Swim lessons start again mid July
What's new with your children? "growing too fast"
What's new with your husband? "work too much"
What's new with you? "HOT FLASHES" Sad

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here's a pic taken Sunday.. Florian with his first fish (Arctic Grayling that we release because too small) ...
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his first fish (arctic grayling) by magali99760, on Flickr

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Magali, you always have such great photos of Florian! Love that w/his first fish! He looks proud!

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Name Jessica
LO's name(s) & age(s) Noah, 3.5
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Disneyland rides April 2011 or the trains at the local park a couple months ago.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Indian fry bread
Any plans for the 4th? yep--we're having 2 other families come over for a bbq. The kids will play in the sprinklers, we'll play cards or something. I'm making macaroni salad for the first time ever and watermelon spritzers to drink.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? mmmm, I don't think so. I just went on 2 weekend trips, so I need to be done for a bit.
What's new with your children? Not a whole lot. Noah's a fun, funny kid. We're always laughing at him.
What's new with your husband? Not much. He's working off and on in Ohio through September, then rumor has it he'll be put on a project for CBS in New York City. YAY! I am totally joining him there for a week if he gets put on it.
What's new with you? I got a new haircut and color, I'm trying to be more fun and adventurous. When your 80 yo gramma tells you you need to be more lively and change your wardrobe, hair and outlook, you gotta listen, I suppose. I may be getting a tattoo in the next couple weeks. I've gotta work up the courage. Two weekends ago I went away for a girls' weekend to Prescott for the bluegrass festival--such a good time. We laughed til we cried. This past weekend DH and I went to Flagstaff for the weekend. We've been going through a very bad rough patch since October last year and finally had a chance to get away and reconnect. We had a blast together.
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Noah loves to play dress up! Dressed up for circus day at school:

Dressed up for rodeo day at school:

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Jess, I hope things start to look up for you and your dh. :bighug: Cute dress-up day pics!!

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"keops" wrote:

What's new with your children? "growing too fast"
What's new with your husband? "work too much"
What's new with you? "HOT FLASHES" Sad

Magali, this cracked me up!

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Jessica, Noah looks more and more like you every day!

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Ashley, I can't believe Vivian is already signing all done at 7 months! Good job! Layla uses the all done and more signs obsessively. Especially more, she is constantly signing that and saying "mo" as she looks at me expecting something and I'm always saying "More what???" LOL it's so funny when they want so badly to communicate something to you but they can't.

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Name Amy
LO's name(s) & age(s) Alyssa 3.5, Lauren 15 mo
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Carousel at the zoo a month or so ago.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Funnel cakes
Any plans for the 4th? We had some friends over for a bbq, Kids swam and played in the water, then we went to fireworks
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Meeting Tisha and her girls this weekend! Yes Ash, down in Kansas. My dad is working down there right now so we are going for a long weekend getaway.
What's new with your children? Not a whole lot. Alyssa has been getting better as letter and number recognition and letter sounds. Thanks to their new daycare. she is awesome!! Lauren is starting to say more and more words. she signs milk, more and please. doesn't really do all done too much. She loves to blow kisses! She give you a big long "mmmmmmwah!!"
What's new with your husband? working too much too!
What's new with you? not much. trying to lose weight, its not going very well! Smile
Share your most recent favorite picture! DH and the girls yesterday on the 4th in his corn!
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Carrie, I really need to do more signs! I sign "all done" to her all the time! I've started signing "milk" and "more" so hopefully she'll pick those up soon!

Amy, HAVE FUN! Hope the drive goes well! Assuming you're driving, that is! Jason's corn looks a lot taller than the stuff by our house!