Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Dish Soap - Palmolive Fresh Infusions!

A few months back I joined a website called Influenster.  They collect a group of people who are interested in checking out new products, or sometimes relaunched products, and trying them out for free.  If you chose to review the products, you'll improve your Influenster score and be eligible to try more products.

NOTE:  When I'm doing a review of a product I receive I promise to always be truthful in my reviewing.  A lot of friends and family read my blog and I would never want to steer them wrong.  I also promise to not become a blog all about reviewing.  I had a favorite blog do that and it was so disappointing. 

So, last month I finally got my first box to check out!  I recieved 3 full size Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soaps (one in each scent) as well as some really nice coupons.  Palmolive website

The Fresh Infusions come in 3 really interesting scents.  There aren't any Mountain Spring or Fresh Rain shenanigans.  It comes in Lime Basil, Lemon Thyme, and Ginger White Tea.  My favorite was the Lime Basil by far.  It smells amazing and I've been using it instead of hand soap when I need to wash my hands in the kitchen.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Has it Really Been Almost a Month?

Oops. Life has been pretty busy. Let's go through the bullet points

  • We had our family photos taken for Christmas
  • We went trick or treating with friends.  Well Squishy actually just hung out in my arms
  • My chickens escaped a lot
  • A good friend is dealing with some majorly jacked up shit
  • We started selling hubbys Magic the Gathering cards
  • And the biggest time suck of all....GISHWHES!  
What is GISHWHES?  Only a giant international scavenger hunt full of craziness.  For a week my friends and I went kind of crazy doing some very strange things.  Google it and do it next year.  I promise you won't regret it.

As for Squishy, she can now hold her own bottle and only needs help if she yanks it out.  She sleeps in her own room (usually without needing help in the middle of the night).  She sits up like a champ and enjoys sitting in shopping carts and the high chairs at restaurants now.  Oh and she is no longer short and chubby, she's just chubby.  She jumped from 30th percentile at 5 months to 58th at 6.  She's 88th for weight. 

Now for photos

Sunday, October 21, 2012

News Round Up

I've been MIA.  You may or may not have noticed.  You also may or may not have noticed my blog was inactivated for a few days (due to a security breach I'd rather not get into).  BUT, I am back with explanations and various news :)

Ever hear of Magic the Gathering.  The dorky kid you know may have played it high school or junior high.  My husband was one of those kids and played until he was 15.  He is 25 now and we have had multiple boxes of these cards sitting in our garage for months now.  We planned to sell them; but, never got around to do it.  I finally decided we were going to do it.

For the past 2 weeks any, and almost all, free time has gone towards looking up the going price of these cards and figuring out how much his stash is worth.  When I finished Thursday we hit $2000.  We're hoping to get at least half of their worth out of them.  That's the big reason I've been MIA.

Squishy can sit up now

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Halloween Nails w/ a Twist

I did some Halloween nails in honor of our trip to the pumpkin patch!

I didn't take the time to clean up the edges but they are Pros and Bronze from OPI with a Sally Hansen black as the tips and the accent nail.  The twist you ask?  All of the black was covered with glow in the dark polish!

It's insanely hard to take a picture of glow in the dark polish but I did my best.

Pumpkin Patch!

We took Squishy to the pumpkin patch today.  Hubby loves, loves, LOVES Halloween so we went opening day and picked out three pumpkins that we'll carve closer to Halloween itself. 

We hit up a new patch that opened last year.  It had a pond with beautiful landscaping, a straw maze, a corn maze, a haunted mine, some cool critters, bounce houses, a tree house, and, our favorite, picking pumpkins off the vine. 

We passed on most of the extra stuff what with having a 4 month old and all.  Plus it was fairly sunny and warm; but, we did check out a lot of stuff. 

Little Baby, Big Pumpkin

Monday, September 24, 2012

Squishy's First Swim & a Photo Shoot!

Have you heard of "Trash the Dress" photo shoots?  The general idea is that when a woman gets married she gets this beautiful white wedding dress that is in perfect condition; but, as life goes on we may have kids, may get divorced, and as time goes on life becomes more chaotic and doesn't stay white and shiny.  These photo shoots aren't some revenge against exes or something out of anger, rather it's a fun way to celebrate life and have a blast with that dress you spent a ton on.

A friend of mine has been doing a number of these shoots in the hope that he'll publish a book with them and this past weekend a girl friend of mine was the subject of a shoot and we went to help out.  Me, hubby, Squishy, the model, her son, and the photographer all headed out to a house boat owned by the girl who was modeling the dress. 

Daddy and Squishy!

The photo shoot was a blast and the photographer was able to get pictures of her going down the water slide off the boat, in the hot tub on the boat, in the mud on the shore, jumping off the speed boat, and even wake boarding in her dress after we cut it off at the knees. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Paint Splatter Nails w/ Quick Tutorial!

I have had a very strange love of paint splatter for years now.  When I bought a junky desk last year I immediately painted it purple and then took it in the drive way and splattered some neon paint all over it.  If it wouldn't make a giant mess, I'd probably paint a wall of the house that way too; but, alas, it would so I settled for doing my nails. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Munchy Monday: Zucchini Bread

Yes, yes I'm aware it's no longer Monday; but, I made the bread on Monday so it counts :)

For the past few months hubby and I have been getting a fresh produce (primarily veggie) box once a week.  It's been interesting trying to come up with ways to use the produce and some weeks we are better at it than others.  This past Tuesday we got two zucchinis in our box so I decided to give some zucchini bread a try.

I modified a recipe I found to make it my own and it turned out ahh-mazing.  I highly recommend you make it.  Unfortunately, I didn't even think of the blog as I made it so you only get a picture of the finished product and the recipe this week. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Review Time!

When I had Squishy I had been reading the complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and although I loved the books, it too me forever to read them and I only finished about two weeks ago.  Needless to say, I was so very ready for something new and my hubby picked In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. 

**Yes my husband picks my books.  We have so very many that I can never choose so he picks for me and I pick for him.  We like to alternate fiction with nonfiction so we learn something too.**

I devoured it.  There is no other word for it.  I finished it in less than 48 hours and keep in mind I have a 4 month old so that's no small feat. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Child is Skippy Jon Jones

If you don't know who Skippy is, you have my sympathies.  He is the coolest Siamese-cat-fronting-as-a-Chiuahua the world has ever seen. 

He looks like this
Skippy likes to say his head is too big for his body and this is just like Squishy.  Well, technically it's not too big according to the doctor; but, it's probably contributing to her lack of rolling.

She weighs 15 pounds 11 ounces (79th percentile) which is a gain of almost 9 pounds since birth.
Her height is 24 inches (29th percentile) which is a growth of 5 inches since birth.
& I don't remember her head measurement but it's in the 85th percentile.

Yup, my child has a big head.  I have a theory that it just means Squishy has more room for an awesome brain.  At least she doesn't look disproportional and she does have great head control.  I just think it's hilarious. You'd think it would be more in line with her height.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

So I made some very delicious Cookies & Cream cupcakes last night and I thought I'd share my recipe with you.  Heads up these cupcakes are really dense.  I like these ones like that; but, if you don't, modify the recipe accordingly.


  • 1/3 of a regular package of oreos crushed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.75 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of milk

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Squishy's First Trip to the Boonies

What's the boonies you ask?  It's my family's cabin up in the forest.  It was built by my great-grandpa and is owned by my grandma and her sister and her brother.  In other words there are roughly 40 of us sharing the cabin.  It's beautiful, but scheduling is a lot harder these days.

Hubby and I haven't been since our first summer together in 2009 and that's way too long for my liking.  Growing up I went every summer, usually more than once.  We had wanted to take a long trip this year; but, it wasn't in the cards and so I ended up making a day run with Squishy, my mom, and my grandma.  My aunt and uncle were already there with my cousins so it was a partial family party of sorts.

Click the cut for a photo bomb. Warning: Squishy is sleeping in almost, or maybe all, photos due to long car ride.

Friday, August 31, 2012

I Need More Mommy Friends

I live in a fairly isolated community.  Surrounding my county there are huge gaps of nothingness and podunk towns before you get to anything remotely populous.  It's quite lovely actually, except when you're looking for a mommy and me group.

You see, I've decided that I need more mommy friends.  I have...two.  Yup, I only have two mommy friends.  I do appreciate them; but, it's hard to relate when their kids are 3 and 7 years older than mine. 

So, I decided, in my quest for mommy friends, to find a local mommy and me type class.  I was leaning towards a class where I could get some exercise and Squishy could tag along.  Even a music class where I move her little legs and arms would be fine.  Nope.  I'm SOL until she's 9 months and we can join a mommy and me gymnastics class. 

I'm also not the type of girl who'll just walk up to other moms in the store.  I was never one to hit on guys so why would I suddenly decide to it with other moms.

Squishy says if my mommy doesn't get mommy friends soon I'm so going to eat my Poppie!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Addiction

I think I have a problem; but, I'm going to pretend I don't because I'm not ready to give it up.  I have, in my completely un-professional opinion, become addicted to nail polish.

I've always had a ton of nail polish; but, in the past I've maybe used each one once and kept the same polish on until it chipped to tiny little islands all alone in the middle of my nail.

Well, apparently I got a beat down from the nail polish fairy in my sleep and I have been rocking polish everyday for at least a month now and I change it up probably once a week if not more often.

It looks great on my nails; but, this could get pricy if I let it keep going since I've also decided I'm going to only buy quality nail polish now.  OPI and Essie are fabulous but about $8 a bottle.  Yup, I've lost my mind.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thank You for the Lessons

I've been meaning to write this post for days now.  I've spent countless times formulating what I'd type while laying in bed, while snuggling the baby, while just sitting.  I realized I doubt I'll be able to do it coherently in one sitting so I apologize in advance if this is disjointed; but, I plan to write it in phases.

Back in 2010, as a newly full time teacher in the toddler classroom, I met a family that was having an intake for their daughter.  I remember it like yesterday (I'm like an elephant, I never forget).  One of the first things I noticed was how nicely the couple was dressed.  It wasn't something I often saw with the new parents and it meant a lot to me as a teacher because it showed that they clearly cared about starting their daughter at school.

The second thing I noticed was their baby.  Wow, I remember thinking, they had their babies close together, that must be so hard.  Low and behold, they had another little girl in between the two year old and infant.  I was surprised, awed, and I thought they were a little crazy.

A week later their oldest started in my class and about six months later she moved up to the next class and I got their middle daughter.  I say that I could never be a foster parent, not because I think it's not a noble thing, it absolutely is; but, rather because I'd never be able to give the children back after spending all my time with them.  I have loved almost every child I have taught.  Genuinely.  And I loved those two little girls.

Over the course of the year+ they were at my center I got to know the family.  Particularly the girl's mom, Sharla.  At the time, I helped to close the center so I saw her almost everyday at pick-up.  And, almost everyday, we'd chat. 

Technically, I wasn't supposed to talk to the parents that long and I was told to deter our chats; but, I usually failed because by the end of the day I appreciated the adult interaction and we got along well.

Sharla and I bonded over our love of Disney, our love of family, and so many other topics I could never attempt to recount them all.  Sharla loved to talk and was practically an open book.  She also geninuely liked to hear about my life.

Less than a month after meeting her, she found out I was getting married later in the year and she was so excited for me.  A few days later she lugged her large wedding album to the school when she dropped off and you could tell she was so proud of it and so happy to share it with me. 

When Sharla found out my hubby and I were making out annual trip to Disneyland she showed up the next day with Disney pin trading pins for us.  See, her family had just started trading and she wanted to give some to us.  She didn't just bring me any pins though, Sharla was more thoughtful than that.  She brought me Winnie the Pooh pins (she knew the nursery for my someday baby was going to be classic winnie the pooh) and Nightmare Before Christmas pins (hubby has a Nightmare tattoo). 

For whatever reason we just clicked.  Maybe it's because she was a talker and I am a listener.  I remember one day she came to pick up and I could immediately tell just by looking at her that something was wrong.  I don't remember what it was anymore that caused her bad day; I just remember the look on her face.  I walked up to her at the door out to the playground.  She just asked me for a hug and I obliged.

We joked that if they, or I, ever left the center, we would be friends (no friendship with parents rule). Sharla told me that we better be friends.  She said it like there was no other option.

Like most of the families I worked with, they eventually left the center.  On their last day I was puttering around the classroom in the morning and suddenly Sharla popped her head in.  She had a gift bag for me and told me she had to bring it mid-day so that she wouldn't cry later.  It was full of Nightmare Before Christmas stuff and a very sweet card. 

That afternoon we exchanged information because finally we could be real friends since they wouldn't be center parents anymore.

We texted and she sent me a video of the girls saying "hi"; but, admin at the school caught on and threatened to write me up if we stayed in contact.  I had no idea I was breaking any rules; but, apparently they were still parents until they left the building and because we had exchanged info on the playground it was a problem.

Faced with disciplinary action I tearfully texted Sharla in the bathroom telling her I had to cut off contact.  She told me it was okay and that she and the girls still loved me. 

Fast forward a year, and Squishy is born and I can finally quit.  Once I know for sure I'll never be going back to the center to work, I add Sharla as a friend on facebook excited to get in contact again.  This was about six weeks ago.

A week and a half ago I found out that Sharla had passed away.  She was young and had five children, five years old and younger (twin boys were born after they left the center).

I found out while I was out of town when a former coworker called me and asked if it was true.  Desperately hoping it was some strange rumor I ran to get my laptop and checked facebook.  It wasn't a rumor.  I cried.

Over the last week and a half it's been amazing to see how everyone has rallied around her family.  Donations, meal deliveries, and fund raiser events have exploded.  Posts of love and condolences have surrounded her husband's facebook page.  People who didn't even know her, or who had only met her briefly, were talking about how much she had touched their lives.

I held strong until last night when it finally hit me.  A friend was/is scheduled to do a trash the dress photo shoot with Sharla's husband.  My friend told me last night that when she had told him that I would be helping her out, he was excited and was planning to bring Sharla and the kids.  When I heard that I just started sobbing.  My heart broke and hubby had to calm me down.  It finally hit me that she was gone and we would never get to have the friendship she told me we had to have.

It's hard not to wonder why God would take someone so young and who had a family who needed her so much.  But, last night, I think I realized why God took Sharla. 

After seeing how many people loved her, even if they only met her in the Kohl's return line (true story) I realized that Sharla was here and taken so early to make us all better people. 

You see, Sharla was kind to everyone, she could be everyone's friend, and in her short life she served her country, had a beautiful family, and she was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Sharla was a person many of us should strive to be more like and maybe God took her away so that we could see that.  Maybe she was sent to us to provide an amazing example of how kind and amazing people can really be.  I strive to be more like her. 

Sharla's passing reminded me how short life can really be and reminded me that I don't need to spend my life accepting anything less than amazing.  Sure life is never perfect; but, you can definitely make the most of it and that's exactly what Sharla did.

So thank you Sharla, for the lesson.  You have inspired me to be a better person and to make my life as amazing as possible.  As hard as it is for so many people that you are gone, I have faith that you were taken for a reason and I think many people will be changed for the better because they knew you.  Your family has such an amazing support system and I know that your children will continue to grow and blossom as you watch over them.

When I head to Disneyland in a few months, I'll toss a pin in Snow White's Wishing Well in your honor.  You will be missed and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my life and for inspiring me to make the world better. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pasta Sauce Chicken

As promised, to make up for missed Munchy Mondays, I'm going to post the tutorial for a recipe I do that is super simple and absolutely delicious.  It's my pasta sauce chicken.  The chicken ends up extremely moist, it takes maybe 5 minutes to prep, and it's one of my go to meals if I don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen getting it ready.

MMM delicious

What you'll need:
  • chicken breast
  • a large baking dish
  • a jar of pasta sauce
  • foil
  • an oven
  • Parmesan (optional) <--Also I'm fascinated by the fact that Parmesan needs to be capitalized
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Friday, July 27, 2012

My Blog has Abandonment Issues

Oh, poor little blog.  How I have mistreated you!  Alas, with Squishy pediatric ophthalmologist appointments, 200+ mile trips for temporarily moving to Malaysia parties, eye inspections for me, and trips to the fair, we have been quite busy.

Since, I'm sure the first thing you're wondering about now is the Squishy baby, I'll fill you in on that first.  When she had her two month check-up in early July our fantastic pediatrician checked her eyes and was getting a strange refraction from her left eye.  It was very subtle; but, it was enough that she needed to see the pediatric specialist to make sure that all was good in the hood since it could have been a sign of cataracts and other no bueno problems.

Turns out the Squish is fine though.  She has perfect vision (for a baby) and does not need to go in to have her eyes checked until right before she starts school.  Yay!  It was such a relief.  Poor thing did get her tiny eyes dilated and had to be in the house with shades drawn for about 24 hours; but, it was worth it to find out she was okay.

Squishy in sunglasses to protect her poor dilated eyes.
Keep reading to find out more about us these days

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunburns & Gatorade & a Baby Smile Too

I am sitting here sunburnt and overly full of Gatorade after going for my run in 90 degree plus weather.  I am tired and my knees hurt.  Why didn't anyone tell me making a lifestyle change would be so hard?

The reason I brave the heat anyway.
I'm kidding.  Kind of.  I mean, I did know it would be hard; but, it's really daunting to change your entire life and break an addiction to food.  Especially when you rely on the number on your scale for validation of your feelings.

That's not what I want though.  I don't want to wrap myself up in the scale.  I keep having to remind myself that this isn't about a number, this is about changing my life and becoming healthier.  So, my plan is to stop weighing myself until at least August 1st.  Longer if I have the will power.  Instead my gauge will be my largest pair of pre-pregnancy pants.  I'm still rocking the maternity jeans until I lose weight because I refuse to buy giant pants so I'm really looking forward to fitting in my old jeans. 

Munchy Monday: Creamy Garlic Pasta

I kind of dropped the ball for Munchy Monday this week.  I absolutely made some delicious food; but, I totally forgot to take pictures along most of the way.  Yeah, I was hungry, baby was crying, and it just smelled so good.

So, I'll just give it a fabulous review instead.  I made the creamy garlic pasta from The Cheese Pusher and it was AHHH-Mazing.  It didn't take long at all and only required one pot for the whole prep so it made clean up a breeze. 

By the time I was done the house was full of delicious smells and it went perfectly with our tri-tip.  I highly encourage everyone to try it.  It went straight onto a note card for my recipe box.

One of the few pictures I did manage to take.  Yay for things cooking.  Haha!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Munchy Monday: Mini Smore Pies

The recipe I tried out this week was from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and it was delicious.  I pinned it on Pinterest months ago; but, only just got around to making it.

What was this lovely recipe you ask?  Well, if you read the title it's MINI SMORE PIES!!
So scrumptious!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to Use a Diaper Genie II Without Buying Refills

A long time ago (actually as recently as March) I worked at a child development center in the toddler classroom.  I worked with a herd of 12 toddlers, eight hours a day, five days a week.  We weren't one of those centers that required children to be potty trained so I ended up changing a lot of diapers.  Of course, you don't want diapers stinking up the classroom so for a long time poopy diapers were just thrown into a trash can right outside the classroom door.  It was kind of a pain in the tuchus.  

Then, a miracle happened.  We had an amazing intern in our classroom who saw our plight and bought us a diaper genie.  It was awesome...until we ran out of the bags.  We were a non-profit center and we couldn't afford to keep buying refill after refill.  Thankfully, I was unwilling to sacrifice my new found convenient diaper disposal method and I figured out how to jury-rig (yes jury and not jerry) the diaper genie with regular bags.  So follow me you money saving mommies (& daddies) to learn the way...

Keep reading to learn how to make me less expensive!

I've Got a New Toy! (and a cold)

I have been wanting a heart rate monitor forEVER.  Largely because I don't trust the calories the machines at the gym claim I burn.  Then I got pregnant and it didn't seem like the right time.

Well, I'm no longer pregnant.  I'm trying to work on my fitness.  I'm trying to lose weight and want to monitor my intake and exercise as precisely as possible.  So, it became time. 

I ended up getting a Polar ft4.  I had read that it was easy to use and unlike some heart rate monitors it allows you to input your gender, weight, and height.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Setting a Healthy Example

When I first found out we were expecting a girl, I was shocked.  Both hubby and I had been sure we were having a boy.  I was of course excited; but, I also started thinking about all the things that come with being a girl.

One of the first things that came to mind is the body image issues many girls face.  Girls, from a very early age, are presented with images of how society thinks they should look.  Namely, thin and beautiful.  I can't change the images Squishy is presented with without sheltering her to a crazy person extent, so I made the decision early on that I wanted to set a good example for her.  A good example of how to take care of yourself and be happy with your body. 

Here's the thing, I don't take good care of my body and I'm definitely not happy with it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Squishy's First Weekend Trip (aka Why You Always Check the Number of Diapers in the Diaper Bag)

This weekend hubby and I took Squishy on her first weekend trip back to my hometown.  We live about a four to five hour drive from where I grew up.  The story goes, I went to college, I met a boy, we both got jobs in said college town, we got married, we bought a house near said college town, and then we had a squishy. 

My entire family lives in the same area and since Squishy's grandparents and godmother have been the only people who have been able to meet her yet, we decided to make a trip north.  Plus, the fair was this weekend and as a former 4-H'er, I can't resist the fair.
Dublin says "Come read about the adventure!"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Munchy Monday - Lasagna Roll Ups

Yes, I know it's not Monday as the title would lead you to believe; but, I woke up before six, drove 4 hours, and had a cranky, sick baby to contend with yesterday.  Forgive me :)  Anywho, what is Munchy Monday you ask?  I've decided that I'm sick of cooking and baking the same things over and over again.  Especially since I've found so many cool recipes via Pinterest and stumble upon.  So, for the summer (possibly longer) I've decided to challenge myself and try a new recipe every Monday and chronicle it here.  This week it was Lasagna Roll Ups courtesy of homemade by holman

How I did it under the cut (or you can always check out the original as linked above :) )

Crayon Melt Art

Crayon melting art has been a Pinterest staple for months now.  I feel like I've seen it everywhere.  Heck, we went to a fair this weekend and there were three or four submitted in the art exhibit area.  That being said, the reason I've seen it everywhere is because it's AWESOME!

I knew I wanted to do something cool for my mom's birthday; but, with hospital bills from our recent addition of Squishy, I needed something that wouldn't break the bank.  I decided to peruse Pinterest for cool craft ideas and decided I wanted to do some crayon melting.  I particularly wanted to do the heart shaped crayon melting.  Unfortunately, every picture I clicked on to get a tutorial took me to an "untrusted website".  Finally, I stopped clicking and decided to just wing it.  So, although I really like to link to a source when I get an idea from somewhere, I won't be doing that this time just because I don't really have one other than those few pictures on Pinterest.  I'm sure if I kept clicking on the pictures I would have eventually found a good link; but, I didn't really want to risk my computer.  I'd love to thank whoever came up with the original concept though because it's awesome!

Read my instructions after the cut!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Life, New Blog

I started my last blog as a happy-go-lucky newly wed whose biggest concerns involved getting in shape and baking yummy things.  Of course, those two things are still important to me; but, I felt like it was time for a new leaf for my newly changed life.  Thus, a new blog.

If you're following me from my old blog I still plan to cook, I still plan to share my struggles to get in shape, I do plan to share the occasional book review (though not for every book I read anymore), and I still plan to share parts of my life.  Now though, there is a Squishy in there too.  :)

Our daughter joined us in May of this year and we couldn't be happier.  It's changed our lives a lot.  My husband is now wrapped around a tiny finger.  I'm no longer working except for the rare occasion (Squishy comes with me) and I'm spending most of my time trying to figure out how to take care of a tiny person, 3 dogs, and a house.

I'd love for you to join me on this adventure and this new phase in my life.  I look forward to your comments and I hope to discover some more cool blogs along the way.

 Squishy's Daddy and I before leaving the hospital.

More Squishy photos after the cut!