Monday, October 31, 2011


Norah went as a mermaid this year. Since we don't know where the good trick or treating neighborhoods are this year, we opted for a local mall where the different stores were handing out candy. The apple store was not participating. Apparently they did not make enough money off all the new iPhones to allow them to hand out some candy. Boo! There were so many cute costumes. It was a lot of fun.

P.S. I started a new job today. It is at a small ambulatory surgery center. I was very fortunate to find employment after looking for only a week. Now just 90 more days and we will actually have health insurance again. Yeah!

P.S.S. We really missed having Boo with us for Halloween. Love you Boo.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Testing uploading photos from my iPhone.

I have been carrying this thing around for awhile and thought I would see how easy or hard it is to post some thing form my phone.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Photo Friday: Pink Pigs and Presents for Nana and Popi

 This is Norah's entry for the pumpkin decorating contest at school. She came up with the pig paint job. All I did was figure out the ears and curly tail. The kids were not supposed to carve into the pumpkins but of course somehow Norah's ended up with a suspicious pencil sized hole in it. Hmmmmm, I wonder how THAT happened.

 Norah loves getting presents in the mail from Nana and Popi. Also look at her face in these pictures. Besides the fact that she is drop dead gorgeous her face is starting to change again. She is looking more like a young girl than a baby or toddler.

Thank you Nana and Popi.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zoo Days

 I really needed a sticker that said $2.00 each on it to put underneath this. The lizard in the exhibit looked like he would have totally gone along with it.
 Norah attempting to hatch the fake penguin eggs in the fake penguin nest.
 Yep! Looks like a big cow bone to me too.
 Norah and Glen in front of the big three dimensional crocodile picture in the reptile house.
This little gem was in the corner of the crocodile picture. Wasn't it nice of the one frog to give the other frog a piggy back ride. HAHAHAHA!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Truck Door Public Service Announcement

This is what happens when you try to open the truck door in a hurry, without  making sure your knee is out of the way.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Negotiations at the Pumpkin Patch

Norah and Ariel talking about which one of them is going to pose for a picture.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We Have Found a Pumpkin Patch!

 Anyone that knows us, knows that we LOVE Halloween and fall. So of course along with having to find new doctors, dentists, beauticians, ect we are having to find new Halloween/Fall things to do and places to visit. Well, we will have to look no further for a pumpkin patch. Stocker Farms has it all! We were there for over three hours. It was amazing and Norah had a blast!

 That's her in that big cage. This is the same kid that didn't know how to climb play equipment or walk without falling on uneven ground when we got her.
 There was even a little trout fishing pond. Norah is an all out fisher woman. She even asked us if she could go fishing when we were visiting the Seattle Aquarium earlier this year.
 Woohoo! She caught one.
 The object of the game here is to get your little plastic duck down the trough by pumping the trough full of water.

 What you don't see here is that Ariel the mermaid is buckled in next her in the cart.

 Norah likes riding the little ponies. This year she told Glen to "go away". She didn't need anyone to walk next to her so that she wouldn't fall off.
 Norah walked all over the pumpkin patch knocking on the pumpkins and then sticking her ear on them. I guess she was hoping one would ask her to take it home with her.
In the end Norah decided to go with little pumpkins this year. She actually negotiated us up from just three little pumpkins to five. She may be a lawyer in the making. You can also see how red my hair is here. YIKES! Oh well, it's just hair.....right?


Friday, October 14, 2011

Photo Friday: Little of this and that.

I am late getting this up here today because I was shanghi'd and taken to the Apple store for 4 hours. Yeah!

 Norah and Glen "driving" to school.
 Norah with her two favorite toys: my iPhone and her Lite Brite.
 Norah leading the way down the hallway in our apartment on a school morning.
 HUGE carved pumpkin out in front of grocery store. I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to be but there appears to be a pilgrim holding a basket with a smaller pilgrim inside and they are both riding either a freaked out sad owl or one of the muppets.

Our fireplace in the apartment. It would burn us out to actually light a fire in it right now so we put candles in there so that it's pretty to look at.


Sunday, October 09, 2011

I Have Officially Given In

I had to finally do two things today.

1) Find my specs cause I seriously can't see anymore.

2) Dye my hair. Not cause I wanted something different or just for fun BUT to cover up my distinguished greying temples and other assorted wild grey hairs. (It is WAY to red right now by the way. I may have to go get some darker brown to tone it down some.)

If you need me I will be the one sitting in the corner rocking and mumbling about my lost youth.
That is all.


Friday, October 07, 2011

Photo Friday: A Girl and her Hippo

I don't know what it is about this hippo. Norah LOVES it. She won't play with dolls for long at all but this hippo has been her constant companion for almost two years. It even gets dressed in her clothes.


Thursday, October 06, 2011


I am currently doing some refresher studying before launching myself back into the work place. So today I headed to the library. I was thinking that Norah is in school, Glen is otherwise occupied and going to the library would make it where I am not distracted by house stuff that needs to be done (like nap taking or watching Dance Moms, which I find horrifying but like a huge train wreck that I can not look away from). Materials and books were gathered and I set off. The library was reasonably quiet and the study section with the tables just had a spattering of fellow studiers hard at work. I choose a table that was unoccupied, spread out my stuff and pulled my hair back away from my face. Todays challenge was doing Body Surface Area dosage calculations for medications. You know.....something simple that I really don't need to concentrate on. Not five minutes after I sit down here comes a couple, I am assuming they were a couple because they kept talking to each other and saying how much the one loved the other one. The man finally got his laptop and earbuds in place and started playing some game that required him to click the buttons on his mouse no less than 3.67 billion times per minute. Now let me stop here to say that "clicking" stuff over and over again is a ...well let us say pet peeve of mine. It irritates me so bad that my friends that I used to work with would do it on purpose to me because they knew how much I hate it.  So at this point I am already feeling stabby and wanting to wrap the mouse around his neck. Lets add to this the fact that he was snorting like a pug with a sinus infection, constantly. Every breath he took he actually snorted. It was, in a sick way, impressive to say the least. Then on top of that he would have to call over his significant other and talk loudly about his score on the game. Did I mention that I was seated in the STUDY section of the library. Added to this caccophany of noise was the occasional yet oddly repitious outbursts of swear words when I am guessing his game was not going his way.  I won't even get into what the woman was doing because she was so overshadowed by snorky that it isn't even worth mentioning.
I realize that the library is a public place but seriously, if you don't know how to behave in there after years of seeing the stereotypical librarian telling everyone to SSSSHHHHH. Then stay home or go to a bar with wifi. Do not come in the library and bother the people studying because someday you could be in the hospital and need your nurse to know those dosage calculations down pat.
By the time I got fed up and started looking around for another table they were all full. Luckily Glen called me and I stepped outside to take his call. Turns out the quietest place that I found to study today was a sandwich shop with rock music blaring.
Did I mention the smell?