Friday, August 31, 2007

39 Weeks...and Counting...and Counting...

I was hoping that I wouldn't make it another 4 weeks since the last posting, but here we are a little bit bigger and no baby yet. (You can probably tell the smile is really forced). Although this is probably the worst month of my pregnancy due to being uncomfortable and hot, I really can't complain too much. I've had a very easy pregnancy and I'm happy to be able to have a little girl soon - we hope!

To keep busy while we wait, Troy just bought a new work desk and is very excited to finally have a "workshop" where he can do all his projects.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tucson Wildlife

Arizona has this great Desert Museum where you can check out tons of desert wildlife. We just went there on Saturday night and here are some of the highlights.

The Scorpions!!!! I had to make these pictures large so you could see them. They are only about the size of your thumb. The first picture was taken with a flash (so it looks like daylight), but if you look close, you can see it just under the left side of the pinkish/purplish rock.

This next picture was taken of the same scorpion, but without a flash. I am shining a black light on it, which makes them glow in the dark. There's something in their exoskeleton that makes them do this. Feel free to comment if you can shed more light on this amazing phenomenon.

We also saw a couple of tarantulas roaming free through the museum. Yes, that is my hand that close to the spider. Troy was very proud of me.

We also saw a live demonstration on venomous reptiles in the region. We didn't get pictures of the gila monster/lizard, but this was a diamondback rattlesnake from only a few feet away.

And finally, Troy caught a baby lizard in our backyard.
P.S. No baby yet!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tucson Monsoon August 2007

Sorry for the millions of postings all at once, but I don't know when or if I'll get another chance for awhile. These are some pictures of the latest monsoon storm. We took them from our front yard. The pictures don't do it justice, but we still thought they were pretty cool.

Eight Months or 35 Weeks

This may be the last posting of my belly. At least I hope it is!! I've finally hit the uncomfortable stage where you get the shooting pains down your legs, charley horses, back aches, sore ribs, etc.

We think we would rather have a crying baby now than an uncomfortable Nancee. We may change our minds after it is too late.

Kayla looks ready for the baby to come too. Actually, I think she is hoping I have a treat for her.

The Yard Continued...

Here are a bunch of weeds in the backyard. They are all gone now and we hope to eventually terrace the ground by the cinderblock wall, add grass and extend our patio. Next, is a view from the same hill looking down at Troy and the back patio. He is practicing holding the baby (with Kayla).

Troy spent a lot of time making the front yard look nice. He even chopped down this tree (with a little help from the monsoon storm that already blew it sideways).

The most exciting part of working on the backyard was when I found this toad. Isn't it cute?

The Baby Shower

My sweet cousin threw us the greatest baby shower in July. The theme was frogs and ducks. Here are some cute decorations from the shower.

The food was amazing!!

This is the best picture we have of us opening gifts.

The Kayla Section

There always has to be a section dedicated to the dog (at least until the baby comes). Here is Kayla kissing Troy...

Kayla meeting her counsins...

Kayla working on her tan in the 100+ degree Arizona sun...

and Kayla bored at home with Nancee, waiting for Troy to come home and play.