Wednesday, January 31, 2007

you know your a San Diegan when....

I totally stole (I mean borrowed ) this list from a friend on myspace Ha thats funny.....I wanted to share it with y'all so here it is

You know you`re a San Diego local when.........

  • ~All the street names around you are either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you're surprised when other areas don't have this.
  • You can determine the accuracy of someone's "I'm ghetto" claim by knowing their high school. For example, El Camino High School or Crawford High School.
  • You see weather forcasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised.
  • You routinely go or have gone to Pat & Oscar's solely to get breadsticks.
  • You've ever gone to Downtown San Diego and marveled at the homeless people mingling with the rich young urbanities.
  • You've gone to Mt. Helix in July and known you still need a jacket.
  • You've tailgated at Qualcomm Stadium, and for bonus points, also tailgated when it was Jack Murphy Stadium.
  • .You've ever been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
  • You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
  • You say "i'm going to the track" and people know what you mean.
  • You understand what May-Gray and June-Gloom is.
  • A famous skateboarder/surfer lives in your town.
  • There's a North County, a South County, and an East County but no Central County.
  • "Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan Moves You!"
  • You know what it means when two guys are walking in Hillcrest.
  • You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd.
  • You've gotten stuck in the Horton Plaza parking structure traffic after a Padres game.
  • You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour(s).
  • You've ever been to Belmont Park and rode the Big Dipper.
  • (For North County) You remember the days before the all the big movie theaters opened. And when they did. First the Edwards in San Marcos, then the Regal in Oceanside, then the Krikorian in Vista, and finally the Regal in Escondido.
  • You've ever taken the Coaster and laughed at people sitting in traffic on the 5.
  • You know the difference between Claremont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.
  • You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and El Cajon.
  • You've ever gone to Sea World on a warm day and sat in the first few rows at the Shamu Show to get cooled off.
  • You've ever been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5 and the 15.
  • There are more bands than people.
  • Your house doesn't have air conditioning.
  • You know it's San Diegan, not San Diegoan, or San Diegoite.
  • Everyone has their favorite beach.
  • No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
  • You live on, near or are surrounded by hills
  • .You hate tourists and their bad driving. GET OFF THE ROAD NORTH DAKOTA, NOBODY WANTS YOU HERE. SERIOUSLY. GO HOME.
  • You have family and or friends that have moved to Arizona, probably because they are tired of waiting to be able to afford to buy a house.
  • There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and Oh Hey Look Its Summer Again
  • Your house is worth more than the GDP of some small countries.
  • You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for.
  • You used to, and sometimes still do ride the carousel at Seaport Village.
  • You know someone who doesn't own pants, and have a neighbor who doesn't seem to own a shirt.
  • Your high school had a surf team.
  • You know what Santa Ana's are, and that they have literally nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana (which, unfortunately for it, is in Orange County.)
  • You know what a California burrito is
  • .You never, under any circumstances call it anything other than "the Gaslamp."

cheers and have a nice day ! :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


so I completely jinxed myself re: Nathalie and potty learning...since that post we have not had very good luck :(

Monday, January 22, 2007

Adventures in potty learning starring Nathalie

You see my friends at around 19 to 20 months old my beautiful daughter showed an extreme interest in the potty, so I followed her lead.... she was never fully trained but did well most of the time until of course her little brother entered the world....I left her be and never pushed her, as she went into her regression. Last Wednesday we were in line at Rite aid and suddenly she says "mom, I need to go potty", "What?" I asked, "I need to go potty right now," (as she starts to pull down her pants, while in line) I put our stuff down run her into the bathroom (with William in his sling) and she pees....and pees and pees it was a beautiful moment, and I took it for what it was just that a moment! I put an Ariel pull-up on her and encouraged that Ariel would be really sad if she had to be thrown away because she was peed on! We got home and about an hour later Nathalie went into the bathroom and I asked "what are you doing honey" "going pee pee mama" (what?) "Oh, okay" Since the first incidence at Rite aid last Wednesday Nathalie has succesfully made all her day time urinations on the potty which to me is an amazing start! She has still had wet night time diapers, and will not go poop on the potty, but I will take each small victory in stride.....Oh and sorry about all the potty talk, but I am utterly giddy!

Friday, January 12, 2007

My dad rocks

Nathalie's papa (my dad) and she in matching Elmo tell me that isn't cool!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Nathalie's first trip to the dentist

was today, January 9th, 2006....I was nervous, petrified in fact! You see for those of you who don't know Nathalie, she is a tad bit high strung! Miracously, the visit went fantastically! She let them take x-ray's, clean her teeth FLOSS Them even, I couldn't believe it. The cheesy mom that I am I took pictures, unfortunately my computer is being dumb and I can't upload them but I promise I will as soon as I can!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

William is 8 months

The time this month has flown by, I think mostly due to the fact that the holidays were among us!

Dear William,
Its so hard to believe that you our dear son is 8 months old already. You have fallen in love with solids, [which has caused my hormones to go wacko (due to less nursing)] and want to eat anything and everything you see! I find myself often having to remind your sister that you can't eat certain things (like peanut butter, eggs, strawberries and popcorn)! But if I'd let you I'm sure you'd eat them! You have been a bit fussy this week, as I think more teeth are on the way, but still you have only 2! I enjoy watching you grow ds, but can't believe how fast its gone; I get somewhat sad when I realize you are the last baby that your dad and I will have (biologically at least)!
William at 8 months old, right after a hair cut by Dantie Nichole!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Uberlist 2007

A new year is upon us, quicker they go as older I get! As I am now a parent I feel like adulthood has hit me full on! I have never really made resolutions, I've always thought about it as in "hmm what should I change this year" but have never have I set anything in writing to reflect back on through the year! This weeks theme at mamasaysom is uberlist! With the ultimate goal of 107 things for 2007! I'm not sure if I'll come up with 107 right now, and I give props to jemma for being the first one to contribute to mamasaysom with 107 things this year! Okay enough babbling, here's my list!

1.) Health: Workout some (instead of none) aim for at least once a week, even if its just going for a walk with the kids
2.) Health: Eat Less Junk. Drink Less Soda
3.)Health/Family: Cook more heart healthy meals for not only Husband's sake but my own as well!
4.) Health: of dh... support him fully as he approaches is shoulder surgery.
5.)Health: Get a physical.
6.)Health: Go to the dentist every 6 months
7.)Cooking: Cook at least 4 nights a week, instead of resorting to fast/easy foods
8.) Cooking: cook at least one NEw never tried before recipe a month!
9.)Family: Support my husband as he journeys through recovering from his alcohol dependency (this is a big deal.... he took the first step today)
10.)Family:Support Nathalie's independence more
11.) Family: Cherish every moment we have with one another!
12.) Family: Take the kids out of the house to play at least 3 days a week
13.) Family: LIMIT TV consumption as we tend to rely on this a bit much lately.
14.) Family: LISTEN to my children's needs
15.) Family: take a trip together just the 4 of us. no one else.
15.)Personal: Yell less, praise more (apply to both dh and dc's)
16.)Personal: Read at least 1 book a month
17.) Personal: Make me time...Take a day for myself once a month
18.)Personal: SPEND LESS.....SAVE MORE
19.)Personal: be more patient, more loving and more kind
20.)Household: take at least 30 minutes out of each day to simply declutter all the boxes that we have * after living here for a year and a half*
21.)Household: Do dishes daily, do not let them go for an extra day or two .
22.)Household: Do Laundry as soon as a full load is available, instead of allowing it to pile up for a week at a time
23.)Household: Gather up the Kids and our clothes that are too small/or we dont wear and donate or give to others!
24.)Love: Make time for just Sam and I at least once a month, we haven't been on a date in 2 years.
25.)Love: Find something Sam is passionate about and allow him to pursue it no ifs ands or butts

Thats about all the time I currently have, but I will be back to update as more pop in my mind!