Our Week in Photos (Week 12 of 52)

Last Week
On Saturday, we had friends from church over. They have 2 little girls. One is a little older than Melody. They had so much fun. We did make-your-own quesadillas with our quesadilla maker, and Melody seemed to really enjoy it. We made wraps with the rest of the tortilla, and let’s just say that we’ve found a new favorite food for our little girl. I think we might be able to stick anything in there and she’ll eat it…but she’s not really picky about her food anyhow (thank goodness!)

This Week
I had my appointment on Monday. It went well. My doctor got me out of jury duty. hehe Norm may need to go in next Wednesday. Oh, we also celebrated the 1st anniversary of being homeowners!! On Tuesday, we celebrated my birthday early with Vietnamese food at Le Soleil and a free scoop of ice cream at Baskin Robbins. A big CONGRATULATIONS to our friends Dawn and Brandon on the birth of their 2nd baby. Tyler is a big brother to Baby Katherine (Katie)!!! Now we’re just waiting for the other Tyler to be a big brother…any day now. It was an exceptionally sunny day out on Wednesday, so we went to the park after storytime, and Melody did not want to leave. She actually enjoyed doing laps (like her Uncle Bakkie) around the play area and watching the kids, but did play on the structure for awhile. Yesterday, we visited with my mom for our birthday. Yes, we have the same birthday. Week 12 of 52

Upcoming
Thanks to all the Company Girls who have been praying for us. Norm has a first round interview this upcoming Monday for the position that he had the phone interview for last Friday. We’re signed up for the Sibling Celebration and the tour at the hospital. Less than 70 days left now…just counting down. Melody is doing a lot better with her anxiety.

Updated
We added a few photos to Week 11 of 52. There was a break from the rain, and it has been rather nice out lately. My dad came over last week to help us start our vegetable garden. Hopefully, we’ll have a plentiful harvest this year, but not so much of the tomatoes because I lost count after 200+.

From Week 12 of 52

– Joyce

Happy New Year!

Okay, so that’s belated, but that’s how we roll around here.

Norm has another 5-day weekend, so Melody will be so sad when she wakes up to find him gone on Monday morning. And Norm will be sad to walk in the cold to the BART station. But… he’s only working 4 days this week because I have my 2nd ultrasound on Friday!! This is the one where we find out if it’s a boy or a girl. It was supposed to be earlier, but because of the holidays, the schedule for the ultrasound place was backed up.

I had an appointment today. It was just the usual monthly checkup. I got to hear the heartbeat again, so that was great. And I’m at Week 20 which means we’re halfway there. It’s going by really fast. We know a few people who recently had babies (congrats!), and a lot more who will have babies a little before us or around the same time. It should be exciting.

Norm took the RDX in for servicing this afternoon too. I can’t believe it’s almost 2 years old. Norm got to drive it for a year to work when we first bought it, and now that he takes public transportation and we’re out in Castro Valley, I’ve been driving it for almost a year. So it doesn’t seem like we’ve had it that long.

We decided to make potatoes au gratin for dinner because we haven’t had it for awhile, along with rice pilaf, Chinese sausage and ham. My dad bought this rice for us and it’s hard when you cook it, and so far the best that I’ve tasted is when we make fried rice or rice pilaf. And the sausage and ham was just because it’s what we have in the fridge.

Well, we’ll post “Our Week in Photos” tomorrow, so stay tuned.

– Joyce