This week I picked prompt #4, "How will you enjoy your last days of freedom aka summer" I'm going to take this one a bit further, since come the start of October my son will be born I'm going to extend summer to that point. For me that's when my freedom is over. Not that I won't have freedom, but my days will be devoted to my little man and no longer just my own.
Currently we are experiencing the hottest summer on record for our city. Today was a record at 107. It's awful! Everyone says "oh you'll be miserable in the summer" yes, thank you for the support. I realize that being 7 months pregnant isn't exactly ideal in this heat. I'm trying to spend as much time as I can relaxing, staying cool and hydrated, and enjoying having Aiden all to myself in my tummy. I've picked up a book again and am really enjoying reading for a change. I've been scrapbooking and trying to get up to date on his baby book. I'm nesting for sure, so I'm sewing things and have plans to make him a quilt before he arrives. I'm floating in the pool daily too. Kris' birthday is on Monday, we plan to have a family dinner and also for me and him to have a nice dinner out just us two. We've been watching dvds lately together too, I love doing that so I bought him Grand Toreno for his birthday, we both wanted to watch it, so hopefully we enjoy it.
In 3 weeks the family, Mom, Brock, Kris and I are going to Reno for a little relaxing vacation before the baby comes.... I'm soo excited to go. We are going to be driving, which should be interesting, but thank goodness for a great roomy car and a/c. We are going to be staying at The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Let me share with you a bit about our vacation plans...First up is of course the casino. Now, I'm not one to gamble, I don't like losing money, I feel that even a lost $25 bucks is gas money or a meal. However, my husband loves to gamble a bit, only with a set amount of money though, so he will be doing so and has convinced me and mom to at least gamble on the penny slots or something and enjoy ourselves. We have put aside some money, and his parents (who know I don't like spending our money at casinos) are giving him $200 bucks to waste. He is VERY excited, and I will be if he turns it into more $$!
Next up, they have their own movie theater. Isn't it huge? We will watch a movie there for sure! They also have scheduled entertainment, it is after all a casino! They have a movie on the beach too, every Wednesday in the summer they play a movie by the pool/beach and the week we are there will be Goonies. A good classic.
Speaking of pool/beach, this is their pool. It has sand that surrounds the entire thing so it will be like a beach experience. I'm excited, it will feel soo nice to just lay out!
Other activities there at the resort include bungee jumping and go karts, both of which the boys will enjoy but unfortunately I have to sit out. They have their own bowling alley which will be fun, they have a full spa and I will be getting a mani/pedi since I can't reach my toes, AND a 1hr prenatal massage. Oh the joy! That will be the best part for me!! They have mini golf and a full course and near by there is the National Auto Museum. We will probably go there for a couple hours since my hubs is a car junky. Overall, it should be a fun filled yet relaxing trip. And it's only 3 weeks away!!
After we get back a week later, Aug 29th, is my first baby shower. Mom is throwing it and it will be for my friends and a few of my family members. We are planning for about 24 people, it should be a nice turnout. The month of September will be hectic I think. I will be getting our crib and dresser/changer so I can finish up our nursery! I'll hopefully be finishing that quilt mentioned above, or getting started on it! Then come Sept 26th Kris' mom is going to throw me another baby shower. This one will be for his family, his aunts and cousins...I'm excited, cuz this means all my favorite Filipino food I can imagine! Yummy! After that it's last minute baby shopping - anything we need before he arrives like diapers, or stuff for me like that lovely nipple cream and pads. Oh the excitement. Then it's just a waiting game until our little man arrives.
That is my end of summer/freedom plans...