Saturday, September 20, 2008

Don't you hate it when...

Your Balloons sag? We went to the Plano balloon festival this evening. There was so much traffic that we ended up driving in the car and chasing the balloons as they touched down. We didn't get to see all of the balloons, but we avoided the hoards of people and the walking. (both of which I have been avoiding lately) Sorry for the Hooters picture, but we couldn't resist... Couldn't be a family friendly event without a hooters balloon!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Advice anyone?

I have now hit 32 weeks. WooHoo! Looking a little more like Buddha every day- and yes, i am proud of that. My problem is, I'm realizing that I have no idea what is coming. To all my female (and male if they feel so inclined) friends- what on earth do contractions feel like? Is it one of those things that once you have one you know you have? I'm getting ready to fly home and want to make sure I recognize any "caution" signs.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Okay everyone, I'm admitting that I have a problem. I'm not sure if I'm obsessed or addicted, but it's confession time. I have spent the last month addicted to craigslist. I've been blown away at how expensive baby gear gets! How much of this stuff do people actually use? Anyway, this obsession initially started when I was looking for cribs online. I started comparing prices between target, walmart, pottery barn, and I decided to try Craigslist. I started finding these great deals on cribs... and that quickly spiraled downward with a glider, changing table, travel system, baby bjorn, swing and two bouncy chairs. My thrifty side got the better of me and I couldn't pass up a good deal! I have been lucky that all of the gear is in VERY good condition and some of it has never been used. My grand total? Less than $300. I think Andrew will be grateful to have his Saturdays back to normal rather than waiting to see if we can go make a "pickup". I keep telling him he will be grateful for all of this stuff, but I don't think he'll really understand until we have a little screamer too. Here are a few photos after I started to get everything put away. I still have miles to go, but I think this is a start! We accidently stole the toy that's hanging on the side of the crib... woops! It was in one of the changing table baskets and I'm not driving an hour to take it back. The Glider is in the process of being painted and covered- You get the idea. After this, I have been banned from "projects" until we are in a house. (Or, I just have to keep them a seceret from Andrew) I should also add that people have been very generous to our little family. I met one lady who was just looking to cut her losses and gave the travel system, 2 bases, 2 bouncers, a swing, and the bjorn- for practically nothing. She even offered to help us out with the baby and keep our contact information so she can give us her hand me downs later on. On top of her sweet generosity, she is also a neat freak. Score for the Barons! Thanks, for letting me talk about my problem. Hopefully I'm finished... for a little while :0)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Batty Barons

For Labor Day we decided to travel down to Austin and San Antonio. We had so much fun! It is so nice to get away from our stinky apartment and take a couple of days to see the rest of Texas! We started the trip by going to downtown Austin so we could watch the largest urban bat colony fly out from under a bridge. Don’t worry… we didn’t get rabies, but we did see 1.5 million bats fly. It was pretty neat! Our pictures didn't turn out because we were trying to take pictures of black bats at night... but you get the idea. We also went to San Antonio and checked out the Alamo and the Riverwalk. We really didn't go with any expectations and we were pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. Spring break 2009 anyone? Hint Hint... We watched an IMAX about the Alamo so we would know what we were seeing and one thing we learned was that Davey Crockett was killed at the Alamo. We're becoming history buffs (albeit very slowly.) This was what I was MOST excited for! There was WAY too much to see inside, but I look forward to going back soon. This is random- I know, but we think these cows make Oreos. Study the picture- don't they look like Oreo cows?