Monday, July 28, 2008

Pump It Up

Great Day (a local morning news show) was out at Pump It Up this morning so we headed over. It was free from 5am to 10am. We are up early anyways and Costas loves Pump It Up, so I thought it was a great idea. We waited for the baby to wake up, so we arrived a little before 7. There were raffle prizes (I didn't win) and food. When they were taping the show, Costas didn't want to be on camera because he thought he would disappear. Later, he got on for a little bit because he didn't know the camera was there. He had a great time playing for 3 hours. When we came home, Costas didn't want to watch himself on TV because he thought he would disappear and be on TV instead of in our home. I explained that wouldn't happen and we then he enjoyed watching himself on TV. Even Actaeos enjoyed bouncing around.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Baby Monster

My mom wanted to see more pictures of the baby, so I am putting up a few. I entitled this post Baby Monster because that is what Costas calls Actaeos when they are playing together. Costas sets up his knights or superheroes, and Actaeos tries to eat them. It's great to see Costas finding ways to play with the baby. Actaeos loves to play with toys. He is able to throw a ball when a ball is rolled to him. He likes to stand, but isn't cruising quite yet. He loves to babble. He loves to give and get kisses. He is the sweetest baby!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Last day of soccer. Hurray!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Scattergories's harder than it looks! Copy, erase my answers, enter yours, and put it on your blog. Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.> > > >> > > >> > > >> > > >
OCCUPATION: chemical engineer
A COLOR: cream
FOOD: cake
A PLACE : California
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Costas won't put his shoes on.

Copy and paste this onto your blog and do your name!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Break?

Summer is supposed to be relaxing, but I think I have too many things going on for Costas. Twice a week he has a soccer class (we always leave early because he is too hot). Once a week he has two other classes through the school district, and swimming lessons. Throw in playgroups with MOMS club and birthday parties and it seems as if we are never home. Then we have our usual errands to run. The worse part is the heat and air quality. It's been around 100 degrees (even hotter last week) and the air quality is horrible. It's even worse than usual because of all the fires throughout the state. We can't go to the park, or do anything outside. I really don't like summer. I can't wait for cooler weather.

On a nostalgic note, I have been watching some home videos from New Hampshire. I really do miss it there. We had a great house, with great neighbors, set in a beautiful forest. We picked berries in our yard, found bugs and snakes, and enjoyed nature just by going outside. I miss all of my friends there and Costas had some friends there that he could have grown up with. If you are a friend from NH, I miss you!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hair Cut

Costas received a new haircut, courtesy of Tom, while I was out. He used clippers and buzzed all of his hair off. It's taking me some time to get used to it; I prefer his hair a little longer. Costas said, "It's OK if they laugh at me. It will grow back." We went to a birthday party the same day and he was hesitant to let the other kids see his hair. He is fine with it now, and it will grow back...eventually.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Finally Better

Costas was really sick last week and a few days later, I became sick. Not a little sick, but really sick. I had a high fever for five days and a horrible headache. I would get the chills so badly that I could barely hold a glass of water. The doctor did a bunch of tests and couldn't find anything. The next day I was coughing a little so she said I had pneumonia (never mind that my chest x-ray did not indicate pneumonia). I was put on antibiotics. The next day I went back because I knew that I did not have pneumonia and I saw spots on the back of my throat. I saw a different doctor and was diagnosed with tonsillitis and a sinus infection. Today is the first day that I feel OK. On a side note, the radiologist found a nodule on my lung, so I need to get a CT scan on Friday to see what's up with that. It should be fine, but I guess doctors like to be safe and cover themselves in case it's not.