Feb 10, 2008

Hiking in Chino Hills State Park

Pioneer Hat

On Sat. the 9th, Ned looked up a fun little day hike for us. My mom came along and we had a great day and enjoyed beautiful weather. When we first arrived we originally (and not deliberately) took a slight detour on the wrong trail...so we ended up trying to catch our original trail (which we never did find) but went off trail to a pretty little picnic spot under a tree, it was SO WONDERFUL, straight out of a movie. We enjoyed lunch, and even experienced something we never had before, a “huge” swarm of bees came right over our heads, buzzing and creating a dark sky. It was actually pretty creepy, but a unique experience.

We then did go back to the start of the trail and completed our original 3-mile moderate loop hike (in the Orange County park of Chino Hills State Park). And poor Ned ended up carrying Ella most of the way. She loved to hike, but every time we put her down she just wanted to stay where she was to explore, which is a good thing, but it would have taken us a VERY long time to complete the hike had we let her continue her exploring.

Feb 3, 2008

Due...Now Two!!!

This was Ella last summer, and these pictures were posted in the local newspaper... she loved the mellon!

Yep! I am sure some of you have heard already, but for those who haven’t we have ANOTHER bun in the oven.

We are 9 weeks, about 2 months, our due date is the first of Sept. BUT I did find out I will again have to have another C-section (I guess it is a law in most community hospitals) but that does means (the only good news) it will be scheduled around 38 weeks. So it will be about August 25th. So another August baby (like I was)! .

Ned would really like to have a boy (he's getting out numbered so quickly), so he has trained Ella to say she wants a "bother". And I'd like another girl (we then wont have to shop at all)...so we will see what happens. We of course will be absolutely delighted either way!