Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Chris!

Happy Birthday Chris!
Happy Birthday Chris!,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes that were especially decorated for
you. Can you believe how neat these guys are?! I love it!

BTW, as with most parties, things are so hectic that I forget to take pictures so no money shot of Chris blowing out the candles. Trust me, though. He did it without getting much spit on the cakes. Pretty good for an old guy. :o)


Who's Incredible?!

Who's Incredible? Incredible BreakfastKen and Jasmine stayed the night on the weekend of Chris' 40th birthday. Luckily, I had another set of Incredibles PJ pals in Jasmine's size so we could have an incredible sleepover and, the next morning, an incredible breakfast.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
With the implant removed, the aliens will have to come up with another way to control this human.

Actually, a few months ago this lump sprouted on the back of my neck. Well, actually, the lump has a been a tiny cyst that's been there for years...minding it's own business. No big whoop. Then it decides to grow and, I don't know, make a bigger presence on my neck and, well, it just had to go.

I've never had surgery before, let alone be given anesthesia. What a weird experience. I remember them carting me into the operating room, climbing on to the table, getting comfortable -- which was a bit hard because I had to lie on the table face down -- then I remember waking up and wondering...should I be awake now? Seriously, it was a weird loss of time. I was expecting them to do what they do in the movies...count backward from 100, etc. Nope. Nothing. Just waking up.

And, you ask, was I suppose to be awake yet? Well, I sputtered out the question to which they responded...she's talking. Not the answer I wanted so I repeated the question with a little more strength. Should I be awake now? To which, I got the answer I wanted to hear...yes, the operation's over.

Okay, now the second question...should my arm be hurting like this? Yeah, for just having someone cut into my neck, my arm was hurting like hell. Hmmmm....should I be worried about that? Well, apparently, the IV slipped and instead of depositing whatever's in that bag into my veins the went into my muscle. Painful.

Luckily, 30 minutes and a warm compress helped resolve that situation. And while I was waiting I got to get a look at the diamond chunk of skin (which was connected to the cyst) that was removed from my neck. I looked like a piece of fatty steak in jar. Too bad Chris wasn't there. He would have really wanted to see that.

Well, now I'm left with the stitches -- cyst free -- with, soon, only a crease on the back of my neck to remind me of my lumpy pal who had been a part of me for so many years but unfortunately had to be offed when he made a play for more territory.

On a side note, the operation wasn't the last I heard of that cyst. They did tests on it. In the end, it was not malignant nor was it an implant. Just a nuisance.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Run For Your Lives

Run For Your Lives
Run For Your Lives,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Mutant Mr. Potatohead terrorizes local village.

The military is helpless against such a formidable foe. Luckily, young Parker Trillo, clad in his lucky cap, comes to the rescue and saves the day.

All's well now, little girl. You don't have to hide behind that windmill anymore. Life is once again safe again.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Company Picnic

Disney Company PicnicSo the family headed over to the company picnic for a little co-worker bonding and family fun. Right off the bat, we caught up with the mouse. And right off the bat, Parker became upset. But don't feel bad Mickey. Parker just had a shorter than normal nap. He's just a bit cranky.

Disney Company PicnicWell, what should a couple of responsible parents do at a family function with a cranky baby…play bingo of course. N32! BINGO!

Disney Company PicnicAt bingo we met up with Aimee and her mom. None of us won, but there was a ton of free food so really, what more could one want? Okay, maybe I need to see Aimee but a move on this hammer thing. DING!

Disney Company PicnicThere was this cool thing where they sprayed foam all over the place. I looked like a winter wonderland…in the middle of June. Of course, Parker wasn't buying it and refused to leave Chris' shoulders, even with Aimee's sudsy coaxing. Oh well, maybe next year.

Disney Company PicnicNext year? Yeah, even with a testy Parker, we all seemed to have a pretty good time. So, if I'm still with the company (you never know!), I guess you can count the Trillo's in for next year. Unless we have other plans, of course. (Sorry Mickey. Parker's got a bigger name on the other line.)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Mr. Incredible

Mr. Incredible
Mr. Incredible,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
So, why is Parker so happy? I think it's because he pee'd in the potty for the first time. That's what I like to think.

Okay, maybe that's why Mommy's smiling. Parker is probably smiling because he's wearing his Incredibles PJ pal.

By the way, should I be weirded out? As I do with most of my photos, I uploaded this shot to my flickr account with no tags but I did have "pee" and "potty" mentioned in the caption. Normally my images get a handful of view. But this one...27 so far. I can't help but feel a bit creeped out just a bit.