Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Crazy Hazy Lazy Days of Summer

Anjali is obsessed with her wading pool with all the intensity of a two year old. I invited this woman from church and her two boys over yesterday, and they had a blast out there. I think Anjali overwhelmed them a little with her exuberance. They just weren't ready for her, lol. Then as soon as she woke up from her nap she wanted to go "swimming, swimming," so as soon as I finished cooking dinner we were back there again, this time with Langston. Langston doesn't like the water, and gets really concerned when Anjali is in the wading pool, so he'll come up to the edge to check on her, and then gets splashed for his trouble. Very entertaining to watch.

Still no insurance cards. Fai is starting to harass those guys. Wouldn't be a big deal if I wasn't pregnant and sick. Yep, still sick. Learning to live with it. The baby though is very active. I'm getting kicked as I write this. I think it's a boy this time. If it's a boy, Fai wants it to be a junior. I don't think I'm ready for two Faiyazs. If it's a girl, the only name we've got is Cosette. Fai's idea, but I like it. I still seem to be losing weight, but have a very visible pregnancy gut going on. Fai felt the baby kick for the first time Monday night.

I'm rereading Jane Austin this summer. I recently read Sense and Sensibility, and am now reading Pride and Prejudice. Love the language. After I finish reading it, I'm going to do a Pride and Prejudice movie marathon. First I'll watch "Becoming Jane," then the Indian movie "Bride and Prejudice" then the newer version of "Pride and Prejudice" followed up by the classic A&E version, which is by far my favorite and the best book made movie ever.

So that's it, our lazy summer days spent in the wading pool with Langston circling with concern.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More random news

Work on the novel goes slowly, with lots of interruptions. I've got to get it done, it's just finding the time. Yesterday was Faiyaz's birthday. I made him a two layer spice cake, and while my decorating skills still to not equal Jasmine's they are much improved. It's only the third time I've frosted a two layer cake. Anjali and I also made him a glitter crown and a home made card that Anjali took particular care in painted.

Sickness wise I've been feeling better, and am only sick when I eat a normal size meal. Our insurance cards should get here this week.

And that's about it. Today I'm going to be doing a lot of housework, including the ever-popular task o washing the dog. I'm going to try to cut the grass in the backyard as a surprise for Faiyaz, who's planning on cutting it when he gets home today, but I know he's going to be too tired. Not sure if I'll be able to, the lawn mower back there came with the house and is as of yet untested. We'll see...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Four years

Today is our four year anniversary. We're going economical this year, dinner and a movie. Cliche I know, but we haven't been to the movies in a long time. Thank goodness we have awesome neighbors who are going to babysit for us! I love Faiyaz, I love everything we share.

Anjali is almost potty trained. She's having very few accidents. She doesn't want to use public restrooms, however. We're getting there, slowly but surely. She's coloring with markers right now. She knows a lot of shapes, although colors are still a little confusing.

And I can feel the baby kick...alot. I'll be 19 weeks on Saturday. I haven't been as sick lately, which is nice. Our insurence cards should get here in a week or so, and then I'll be going to a doctor.

Still working on the book every now and then. Slowly it's getting done. I've found several major changes that need to be made. A long way left to go.