JULY check-in!

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JULY check-in!

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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?
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Name Jackie
LO's name(s) & age(s) Aiden, 20 months tomorrow ;Baby Girl, 20 weeks
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Pretty sure I was in college the last time I went to a fair/carnival. Had to have been the octopus ride thingy because I used to do it last.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? funnel cake. Biggrin
Any plans for the 4th? no idea. There's a squadron event for it the afternoon of the 3rd, but as of right now DH has training events during it and I'm not going by myself. DH is seriously peeved because they're making him pay for food (just $5 for his share) but chances are because of THEIR scheduling he won't even be able to go to eat!!!
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? None. Looking forward to it! lol
What's new with your children? Aiden is running way faster than he was a month ago! He also has no fear and this week has been swimming (yep, kicking and arm movement!) with floaties in grandparents' pools. He regularly gives me heart attacks.
What's new with your husband? He is now a completely rated pilot to fly the strike eagle. As in if there's a hurricane this year, he'll be asked to fly a plane out! lol. He's still not rated for combat and that's what the rest of his training is for.
What's new with you? Currently 20 weeks with Baby Girl. Decided on room colors (aqua, red, and white with hints of pink and green) and we're still debating a name but will probably go with Zoe. My "big plans" for the month include sorting through all of DS's baby stuff and setting aside anything I will use this time.
Share your most recent favorite picture! My best friend and her 6 month old met me in Memphis last week for a few days. We did lots of babywearing and shopping. Biggrin


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Name Kristi
LO's name(s) & age(s) Alison, 2
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Hmmm...I think that it would be the big slide that Alison and I went on last year.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Elephant ear!
Any plans for the 4th? Just a little BBQ at our house.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Nope.
What's new with your children? She knows the alphabet and can count to 16.
What's new with your husband? Um, he is an idiot.
What's new with you? Nothing.
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Name Cali
LO's name(s) & age(s) J - 4, T 21 mos
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? I don't remember! Last month we did Disneyland and Legoland, but it's been quite a few years since I've been on a ride at the fair.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? cinnamon rolls
Any plans for the 4th? nothing planned yet. I'd like to do something during the day with the boys. J is not a fan of loud noises, including fireworks, so I'm not sure if we will do anything at night.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Nothing big planned.
What's new with your children? J just turned 4! T acts like he is 4 Smile
What's new with your husband? DH just celebrated his bday yesterday Smile
What's new with you? Nothing new. Just enjoying my time off with the kids. I wish I could do this year round!
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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: Joy
LO's name(s) & age(s): Daphne (3.5), Mac (10 months)
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? I went on a carousel at Myrtle Beach in June 2011.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Um...hmm. Not a big fan of fair food. I guess if I ate gluten, I'd say soft pretzels.
Any plans for the 4th?: We're having a mini block party in our cul-de-sac. We have awesome neighbors and everyone is buying fire works and food and we'll all hang out for a few hours.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Nope. Our 8th wedding anniversary is on the 17th. That's about it.
What's new with your children? Mac officially crawled today. He's been army crawling for a few days, but today he actuall used his legs. Daphne is starting to read. She knows all her letters and sounds and is sounding things out. It's a lot of fun.
What's new with your husband? He's going to North County San Diego to a surfing bachelor party for his bff (he was the best man in our wedding) next week. I'm so jealous! Out by you, Cali!
What's new with you? Work, work, work. I'm tired (and I'm only 4 lbs shy of my pre fertility treatment weight! 9 more lbs and I'll weigh what I weighed when we got married in 2004! If only I was the same shape...
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Name Amber
LO's name(s) & age(s)
Ava, 3 and Andrew, 2
What was the last carnival ride you went on?
When was it? We went on a huge ferris wheel in Seatttle that went over Puget Sound. Ava talked us all into it. It was very cool.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair?
Hmm...I like the idea of carinval food, but when it comes down to it I rarely get anything fun. Probably Cron on the cob, or a corn dog.
Any plans for the 4th? We
were in Seattle and had to fly home. Sad day. Seattle is a fantastic city! Colorado banned fireworks anyways and canceled most the big shows because of the extreme fire danger. The air here is horrible! Flying back, we could not belive how smokey everything is.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July?
Not really. We're getting our floors done this week (it was suppose to be done while we were gone, but did not get started. BIG annoyance. After a stern talking to, our contactor is getting us a hotel so they can be completed) We also have a few Birthday parties. the rest of the summer, we'll lay low. We've been spending a lot of $ lately.
What's new with your children? Ava was just the flower girl in a wedding. She loved every second and even gave a little speach during the toasts. So cute! Andrew is talking up a storm. He asks sooooo many questions and is really into exploring the work around him and how things work. He's a busy boy!
What's new with your husband?
He has actually been in town the last few weeks. It's...weird. lol! We love having him home more, but I think the travel will pick up again next week. Sad
What's new with you? Not too much. I've been busy packing, cleaning, and getting our house ready for workers to be in here. I also had a horrible hair coloring experience. My hair was orange for a brief period. That was traumatic.
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"joysiloo" wrote:


What's new with your husband? He's going to North County San Diego to a surfing bachelor party for his bff (he was the best man in our wedding) next week. I'm so jealous! Out by you, Cali!

Fun! I live in North County. Too bad you weren't going with him Wink Hopefully the sun comes out for his trip...it's been pretty gloomy this week.

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"Cali26" wrote:

Fun! I live in North County. Too bad you weren't going with him Wink Hopefully the sun comes out for his trip...it's been pretty gloomy this week.

I remember that you live their. DH's sister lives in San Marcos and teaches 1st grade there. We visit at least once a year. Smile

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"joysiloo" wrote:

I remember that you live their. DH's sister lives in San Marcos and teaches 1st grade there. We visit at least once a year. Smile

Small world. I live in San Marcos Smile Do you know where she teaches? How cool that you get to visit this area every year! Smile

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She teaches at San Elijo Elementary. They live in a condo complex right next to the university...off of Twin Oaks I think. When we visit, we usually stay in my MIL's timeshare condos in Oceanside.

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She works at my neighborhood school! (Only my boys won't be going there due to overcrowding.) I think I know which condos she lives in. I live less than 10 minutes to the west of her....closer to the school she teaches at.

Is your DH from this area?

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Name Beth
LO's name(s) & age(s) Grace 4, Ben 14 months
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Does Disney count? heh I haven't been to the fair in 10 years. Splash Mountain at 5 am back in February was my last ride. Smile
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? Funnel cakes til I throw up! lol
Any plans for the 4th? At home with my parents over. The neighborhood let off fireworks across the street. We had a nice view from our backyard.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Dance class for Grace and swim class for Ben. Hope to make a trip to the beach.
What's new with your children? Ben is talking a lot more. Grace is riding a bike with training wheels!
What's new with your husband? Nothing. Working way too much! Sad
What's new with you? I plan on starting a diet and exercise routine next week!
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My babies with Gammal! (my mom)

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No, they grew up in the Seattle area. They both went to USC for college and she ended up marrying someone from Poway. If your boys do end up at that school, she's an amazing teacher. Smile Her last name is Fritz.

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I went to school in the Poway area Smile I will remember her name. I'm still hoping my boys will go to that school, but it doesn't seem that there will be any changes in the next few years.

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Great pictures, everyone! J & C - small world! Biggrin

Name Julie
LO's name(s) & age(s) Michael 3 Matthew 17 months
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Uh. Can't remember.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair?
Any plans for the 4th? I went to my Dad's for the afternoon.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? This month is full of birthday's for me. Lots to celebrate. Especially this week. Few summer party invites here and there, too.
What's new with your children?
What's new with your husband?
What's new with you? I've got some work to do throughout July and August with the organization I'm volunteering for. Glad to be doing it but also wondering how I'll get it all done. Might have a couple other things to share with you all soon but I'll wait until I figure out all the details.
Share your most recent favorite picture! I'll have to upload something to share in the next day or two!

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Glad to hear from everyone! Julie, whatcha got cooking?

Name [/COLOR]Julie
LO's name(s) & age(s) Alicia 4, DJ 2.5
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Um...probably the ferris wheel. I think 1999?
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? beaver tails!
Any plans for the 4th? We celebrated the 1st (Canada Day) with a BBQ and fireworks.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Went to Wasaga beach last week. The rest of the month is work! We got final approval to be foster parents today, so hopefully a new little one is coming our way!
What's new with your children? DJ is talking up a storm in sentences even! Alicia is riding a 2 wheeler with raining wheels and has been accepted into an out-of-catchment school which makes me very very happy.
What's new with your husband? Not much...car shopping Smile
What's new with you? Got a new do Smile Other than that, just working on the new master bath, we gutted it on July 2. And hoping for a new child to love and care for soon Wink
Share your most recent favorite picture! DH has all our pics of the beach...I'll try to get them uploaded soon.

Nicole

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"mommyvolc" wrote:

Glad to hear from everyone! Julie, whatcha got cooking?

Name [/COLOR]Julie
LO's name(s) & age(s) Alicia 4, DJ 2.5
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? Um...probably the ferris wheel. I think 1999?
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? beaver tails!
Any plans for the 4th? We celebrated the 1st (Canada Day) with a BBQ and fireworks.
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Went to Wasaga beach last week. The rest of the month is work! We got final approval to be foster parents today, so hopefully a new little one is coming our way!
What's new with your children? DJ is talking up a storm in sentences even! Alicia is riding a 2 wheeler with raining wheels and has been accepted into an out-of-catchment school which makes me very very happy.
What's new with your husband? Not much...car shopping Smile
What's new with you? Got a new do Smile Other than that, just working on the new master bath, we gutted it on July 2. And hoping for a new child to love and care for soon Wink
Share your most recent favorite picture! DH has all our pics of the beach...I'll try to get them uploaded soon.

Nicole

Hmmmm...

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I like how you slipped that in!!! Lol

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Hmmmm...

My thoughts exactly! Any info you want to share, Nicole??? Wink

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Hahaha! No...we are becoming foster parents. We've signed the service agreement, we are just waiting for our first placement. I would love another bio child...but my health doesn't allow for that. So we are going to help kids who need it - medically fragile children who are difficult to place in foster care. I'm hoping for a younger child...around 6 months-1year to minimize the behaviours that a child could bring into our home. I'll let you all know how its going.

Nicole

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That is amazing, Nicole!

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Nicole, that is great!

Name Kayla
LO's name(s) & age(s) Jordan is 2 and Nora is 7 weeks
What was the last carnival ride you went on? When was it? I have no idea. It's been too long.
What's your favorite food to eat at the fair? If it's the State Fair of Texas, it is always fun to try whatever crazy thing they have decided to fry. Fried oreos are surprisingly delicious! Funnel cake is always good too.
Any plans for the 4th? We had dinner with the fam but no fireworks this year. Maybe next year?
Do you have any big plans for the month of July? Just trying to get moved in to our new home. Things have been pretty crazy with the move.
What's new with your children? Jordan is continuing to talk more and it's so fun to discover all the words she knows. She is also starting to pretend more and more. Today she was feeding me apples and strawberries from her little play fridge. Biggrin Yesterday she was driving her baby to the store. Nora is still pretty much in the eat, sleep, and poop stage. She does have some alert time here and there and I love getting to watch her look at the world around her with such interest.
What's new with your husband? Nothing new other than the move.
What's new with you?
Well, obviously a new house! Biggrin I was a little apprehensive about not living right in the city but it's so quiet here. My biggest thing is getting used to the bugs. There was a wolf spider right outside our back door last night and it was HUGE. If one was crawling across my floor I would freak out. I'm loving the neighborhood though. We have a lovely view from our living room and kitchen and going for walks is so nice since there is very little traffic.
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How about 3? (I did resize these. We will see how long it takes photobucket to catch up. Why does it take so long??)

Walking in our new neighborhood

Our backyard and beyond

This one keeps cracking me up. I have one of Jordan just like this at around the same age!

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Great pictures, Kayla! Take us on a photo tour once you are settled so I can drool over your new place. Smile

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