Thursday, July 19, 2007

dark age of camelot

i've decided that i need to spend more time with my husband after he gets home from work. we usually spend our evenings on opposite ends of the house. him in our office playing video games, and me in the living room watching television (he doesn't like watching television, he gets bored easily and doesn't enjoy the same programs that i enjoy).
i've taken up playing his video game, which is a online role-playing game, called dark age of camelot. it's actually been really fun these past few weeks. but we haven't played the game together yet because my laptop can't support the game, so i've been playing on his computer while he sits next to me and plays on the playstation 2 -- and if aidan's awake he plays in there too sitting in his chair and playing with his toys and throwing them across the room to try to get our attention.i created a Valkyrie (but the image above isn't my character, i don't know how to do a screenshot). she's awesome and a great fighter -- i already have her up to level 45 (in only about a month -- i have a friend who started playing the same time and his character is only 25. you can get up to level 50).
i now use weird phrases in my daily life, like "i'm gonna go down and farm in Spin" translation: "i'm going to go to Spindelhalla (a dungeon) and fight monsters (thralls and arachites) and hope that they drop weapons and armor (which means more money for me)"
i know it's such a small thing, and doesn't really matter to me. but my husband loves that i've decided to play again. and for such a small thing it's really made up both more happy. what do you do to spend more time with your spouse?

Friday, July 13, 2007

video - crawling

on the plus side it has been confirmed that aidan is HUGE! he's 27 inches long and weighs in at 18.5 pounds. he's in the 97 percentile for both length and weight. yup, he's HUGE (get it? plus side ... plus side, get it? hehehe)!
in addition he's recently started doing this...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

five things

lisa from a backstage pass tagged me. i've never been tagged before, but i was planning on doing this meme anyways, soooooo here we go.

Rule #1: Remove the blog site at the top of the list below, move all the blog site names up one, and add yourself to the bottom.

LDS Writers Blogck (Connie S. Hall)

Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author

Lords of the Manor

A Backstage Pass

Whine, Cheese and Chuckles

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?

i was in high school, it would be my sophmore year -- blah blah blah, so not interesting.

2. What were you doing 1 year ago?

working in a law office, answering phones, typing up boring legal madness (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.) i had just found out that i was pregnant with aidan.

3. Five snacks you enjoy?

1. chips and salsa
2. root beer floats
3. smoothies
4. french fries
5. oreos and milk

4. Five Songs you know all of the lyrics to: (okay this is hard because i know way too many songs -- let me open up my itunes and pick some out for you ... please wait)

1. always -- blink 182 (okay i know all of blink 182, but this is one of my favortie songs by them)2. hands down -- dashboard confessional (one of my all time fave bands)
3. superman -- goldfinger
4. bohemian rhapsody -- queen
5. vacuum bag -- stroke 9
6. for you i will (confidence) -- teddy geiger
7. i want you -- third eye blind

5. Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. buy a house next to the andersons
2. go back to hawaii
3. take a year off and travel all over the world
4. expand my business jocole
5. buy lots of shoes

6. Five bad habits

1. spending too much time on the internet
2. not cleaning my house as much as i should
3. not excercising enough
4. cutting my husband off
5. starting projects and not finishing them/putting things off

7. Five things you like to do:

1. play with aidan
2. play with my hubby
3. read
4. watch some tv

8. Things that you will never wear again:

1. bikini
2. acid wash jeans
3. anything size 2
4. short shorts/shirts
5. diapers (hehe i couldn't think of anything else)

9. Five favorite toys:

1. hubby
2. aidan
3. computer
4. dvr
5. ipod

10. Where will you be in 10 years?

chasing after more kids and fatter (hopefully not). we'll be living in our own house by then (no more renting) and still in california -- hopefully.

Five People to Tag:

Moments and Milestones

Crazy Bloggin' Canuck

Kimberly Bluestocking

Goddess of a Mountaintop

Our Life With Tyler


unfortunately aidan is not old enough to talk, someday he'll be saying things to me about how my brain is wham'moed, but until that time you can read it from my neice.
she's the best, and i miss seeing her. luckily their family is coming to stay with our family soon. huzzah!
i will not be posting anything interesting today because aidan refused to sleep last night. seriously it was the worst night EVER, i mean even worse than when he was a newborn. he fell asleep around 8:30pm and woke up at 11:00pm. went back to sleep around 12:00am and woke up at 1:30am. went back to sleep around 2:00am and woke back up at 3:30am. went back to sleep at 4:00am and up at 5:30am. back to sleep at 7:00am and back up at 9:30am. went back to sleep around 11:30am and woke up at 12:30pm.
needless to say my brain has been "wham'moed"!!!! i think he lack of sleep has been due to the fact that he had a checkup yesterday and four shots. poor little guy.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

happy anniversary, recipe: sweet potatoes

this past week held my anniversary (july 5th -- four years!!!!) and you'll just have to wait on the edge of your seats to see what robby bought me (because i'm still waiting, but it's supposed to arrive next week) and i'll do a separate post about his gift as well, until then some pictures and recipes to tide you over.

aidan has taken up sticking his tongue out constantly, which has brought much laughter to the Baird household, and has provided for great pictures. below is a picture of the flowers that robby picked for me for our anniversary -- from our backyard, aren't they pretty? he even arranged them himself.

i made robby dinner butter chicken , steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes.
Boston Market's Sweet Potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 stick butter - softened, 1 tsp vanilla
topping: 1/3 cup melted butter, 1/3 flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup pecans - chopped, 1 tbsp cinnamon
1. boil potatoes until tender. cool, remove skins. put in large bowl and whip until fluffy. add remaining ingredients.
2. pour into greased casserole and top with topping (combine ingredients).
3. bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.
the potatoes were good, but i don't think i would put that much brown sugar again. robby said he doesn't like sweet potatoes but he liked these because they didn't taste like sweet potatoes. i really liked to potato part, but there was just too much brown sugar.

be careful when you whip the sweet potatoes, or your kitchen just may end up looking like this!!