Friday, August 31, 2007
The wildlife at the parks here is astounding! right here in the middle of toledo they have deer, rabbits, gophers, squirrels, and all sorts of bright yellow, blue, and red birds!! we love it. they also have great insects. I tried to get a better shot but I only had my camera with me. this little deer was just hanging out by the bench!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
the little rugrat won't take a nap today. he's just hanging out with this blanket that he loves. I'll be honest, I hate the blanket. I can't handle the feeling of the soft fleecy stuff. The satin side is fine and he likes it best, but I just can't touch the other side. He's been sleeping all through night now! we stick him in his crib, plug him with the binky, and then sing him a song and he's zonked. last night was 8 to 8! we stuck a bottle in his mouth at 11 when we went to bed, but he never even opened his eyes. I'll take a good night over a sleepless day anytime! he's a good little rugrat.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
I know it's been a long day at school when I stop looking for the morphology, structure and method or mode of secretion of gland cells but turn instead to finding hidden mickeys! Look it's a Mickey Mouse head!!! Leisy and I love to search for hidden Mickeys at Disneyland - I guess the practice carried over to Med School!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Pictured: the park trail (very top pic), Zeb loving the park, wild mushrooms and the playground
Friday, August 24, 2007
it was just plain crazy! we were getting ready to head out to the "german-american" festival when the scariest clouds we've ever seen rolled in. The tornado sirens sounded and Kent and I watched the clouds from our balcony. I wish the pictures did justice, but they don't! The clouds were twisting and turning and rolling like crazy! and they were really low to the ground. it was one of the coolest things that I have ever seen. They say the tornado warning for this area is over now...rats huh? It's my dream to be in something cool like that.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I googled "sugar cube castles" to get a good picture of one and this is what I found! it's a sugar cube salt lake temple. eww. creepy. It was on the site "about.com" labeled as an lds craft. maybe we could do it as a relief society enrichment huh? I made a sugar cube airport in elementary school. the control tower even had working lights.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I'll have to admit they all have something going for them that our church lacks. They all have marquees out front with really catchy slogans to get people to church. I'm going to try and take pictures of the good ones and post them. Just last week we saw one that said "Get online with God. Download your sins on Jesus". Pretty catchy, huh? and there's a local church that has "traditional" worship at nine, "contemporary" worship at eleven, and saving the best for last- "hip hop" worship at one. It fits perfectly with our schedule! we get out at noon and can head over for hip hop. It sure beats going to choir practice.
Monday, August 20, 2007
The pictures are all taken from our little balcony! I really love the rain and the gloom. We haven't had to run our air conditioner for almost a week now. At night we open the window and it gets cold. I LOVE it.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
And little Zeb is doing the elvis thing. His lips are so big, they do all sorts of crazy tricks!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
we are still looking for some good stuff to put on the walls, so if you have any suggestions let us know!!! I'm trying to figure out what I can put above the tv. I'd love to incorporate some pics but i need to find some innovative/cute way of doing it.
only three tooms left! z's room, our room, and the computer nook.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The kitchen is actually really small, kind of a bummer deal. Fortunately I don't love to cook and don't plan on spending tons of time in here!
Here are the views of our teeny kitchen...one is the left side and the other is the right side. thats about it. The best part of it all is the floor. in our last apt we had nasty grody carpet in the kitchen (sorry kenna). I actually (thanks to my mom) now have a swiffer. it was always a dream of mine. i really really wanted a swiffer.
We have run into a bit of a problem with the poor little guy. We think he has already started teething but he doesn't know how to hold things in his mouth yet so he'll just squwak until we put our fingers in his mouth to chomp on. He is slobbering all over and keeps chewing on his bink. he must take after his dad...Kent started teething this young as well. boooooooooooo.
oh, and last night he projectile vomited all over me. it shot over my shoulder and went all down my back.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Yesterday was a bit long with Kent being gone from 8 am to 10:00 pm, but today was much much better. I can't even imagine what people do without the church. I am so lucky to have moved into a ward like this one. There is so much to do that I will never be bored.
This morning at 9 I went to walking group at the park. We went on a great speed walk through the amazing park and then the kids played at the playground while we chatted. It was so nice to just chat and make friends. We (zeb and i) got home at noonish and left at one-thirty to go out with the sisters! We visited two families and then It was already time to pick up Kent from school (three fifteen).
We made dinner and spent some good time together and then I went to cooking group! I got to meet even more new people and just be able to chat. The social aspect of the church is quite amazing. It's like having family no matter where you go. How do other people do it? I would be so lonely.
As wonderfully perfect as Kent is I really miss all of my friends from Orem that I could just sit and chat with while he was gone at work and school! I am a far more balanced and happier person when I get to talk to people and get exercise and be outside (i've been doing kick boxing to a dvd in the house and I kicked the lamp and broke it yesterday so I figured its time to get outside!).
The weather is unbelievable now. the really bad hot spell has left and apparently we are experiencing normal toledo summer weather. the temps are 84 at the high and the humidity is at 50%. It is heavenly.
I'll try and get kent to post his first few days of school! he zonked early tonight cause apparently z got up a few times last night and he didn't get much solid sleep! I didn't hear a thing. kent is too good of a dad and husband.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
We'll have to take anyone that comes out to visit to the Pizza Pan!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We really enjoy having a pool. I really don't love swimming but on hot humid days it is the only thing that feels good! its so steamy here that you always just FEEL wet. I told kent I always feel like a moist sticky jolly rancher. Getting in the pool actually MAKES you wet and is quite the relief.
Friday, August 10, 2007
here is a pic of Z hanging out on the couch. kent just growled at him so he's a little shocked, but he really likes the couch!
Z didn't really fuss too much more after that initial melt down last night. He was a little feverish but he went to bed like normal right at 9:30. I love to put him down for bed! He does so well. I just lay him in his crib sing him a song or two and he's out. I'm kind of a baby hog at night because I love to put him to sleep - Leisy hasn't complained yet.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
He couldn't breathe and kept nearly suffocating himself with the sobs. His whole body was heaving. Then he finally fell asleep on me, where he slept for two full hours. Kent took the above picture of him while he was on me. I didn't dare move so I just sat on the couch with him! the ENTIRE two hours he continued to gasp for breath! He used his lungs far too much and was trying to get them calmed down. Let's hope tonight goes alright! we got baby tylenol and it is appearing to help.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
It seems that Jeff from Flipping Out does. Leisy and I were rolling on the floor laughing. It reminded me of my days at the animal shelter - except this cat is really nice! We decided cable was way too expensive so we signed up for the basic channels to get a discount on Internet. Somehow we ended up with the channel "bravo" and this crazy program follows psycho-rich-man Jeff around. Jeff pays his friends to do all of his weird chores.
Apparently humidity and hot weather have turned Leisy into a TV junkie because she refuses to go out into the "dishwasher" unless we have a really good reason to leave the house. The humidity and heat have been REALLY bad this week. It has been fluctuating between 80 - 90% humidity and there have been a lot of really intense thunderstorms.
We helped another new student from BYU move in to their apartment tonight and by the time I was done I was dripping wet. It was literally like I had just jumped into the shower with all of my clothes on. I'm so glad we have A/C!