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a couple of pictures

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I typed my post about the weekend from my laptop last night so I couldn't upload any pictures. Here are a few:

This is the diaper and wipes holder I made for our baby girl. I have one for Ethan and they are SO handy. It holds a few diaper and a little thingy of wipes. I keep it in the diaper bag, then that's all I have to pull out if we're out somewhere and I need to change him.


This is a picture of our niece Jenelle at her 5th birthday party on Saturday.
Before we left we tried to take a picture with her. Ethan was very tired by this point (and in his jammies) and my belly was hiding her face, lol.


A few things I've learned lately...

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To appreciate the little things as seen through the eyes of my toddler.That even though I am a stay at home mom, I am working for the Lord (and working hard, it's a tough job!).
That (as Jolene put it so well) I have a love/hate relationship with TUMS.I can pick up so many things with my toes.It's so much easier to take care of a sick child when my hubby is home to help me.I can actually get tired of eating delicious baked goods.
That a 110 degree dry heat is SO much better than a 110 humid heat (but still hot!).That I've never appreciated and enjoyed family as much as I have since having a child of my own.

A sick weekend

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This weekend ended up being a bit rough. Ethan woke up with a fever Saturday morning and was sick all day. We hung out at home in the morning and gave him Motrin. I washed baby clothes and Matt got all of our windows cleaned (they needed it in a bad way). We had planned on taking Ethan swimming all morning but nixed that since he was sick. Instead we tried putting him down for his nap at my in law's and just swimming by ourselves. Matt and I enjoyed being in the pool together for about 20 minutes before Ethan woke up VERY early and VERY upset from his nap. He only ended up napping for 45 minutes and woke up very upset. So we headed home and layed low for a while. I gave Ethan popcicles and tried to keep him hydrated.

At around 5:00 we headed over to Mike & Heather's to wish Jenelle a happy birthday. They had a party planned for her and we at least wanted to stop by for a bit since we had planned on going. Ethan did pretty well and we were able to stay for burgers…

Dinner with the Flores'

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We try to get together with our good friends the Flores' a few times a month for dinner. I realized that I hadn't taken any pictures of us in quite a while. Thursday we went over to their house for dinner.

Jolene and I with our babies in the belly. Jolene is 32 weeks with baby Jonathan and I am 37 weeks with our baby girl. Pretty soon we'll have four kiddos running around instead of just two!
Danny does a great job playing with the boys and wearing them out. They have so much fun with him. He was chasing them around the house, swinging them, doing "airplane" and makign them laugh and giggle. I think they wear him out even more!
Ethan thought it was so much fun when Danny was swinging him around
Ethan likes to show his belly to people :)
Nothing like bath time with your buddy :)
After bath time comes our favorite part of the evening.... bed time! We put the boys down to bed and enjoy a few hours of adult time. Ethan still does a good job sleeping in the Pack n …

Random stuff

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I am slowly getting things crossed off my to-do list before the baby arrives. I've done not so exciting things like cleaning out the infant carrier and washing blankets and clothes. I've also done a few fun things like make some hair bows and headbands (I'll post pics when I get a chance).I am amazed at how much Ethan is talking these days. He says a lot of short sentences and he's fun to have little conversations with. For so long the talking was mostly one sided, so it's fun for me to have him answer. He talks and jabbers all day long. This morning he was mooing (which is funny.... he gives a really long emphasized "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"), and Matt asked him "what moos?". He replied "I moo." haha. It was cute.Ethan's latest obsession is throwing toys into our plants. We don't care for this at all, and have not been letting him do it, but as soon as I turn my back he's at it again. I'm ending up with some squ…

Last weekend

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Last Saturday we had a fun morning. I never posted the pictures and they are cute, so I wanted to share. We started out by having breakfast at Matt's parents house along with his brother Mike and his family. My mother in law made delicious cinnamon rolls from scratch, which we all enjoyed. We ate outside and the kiddos had fun running around in the backyard.


Amazingly I was able to get a cute picture with Ethan. That is a rare occasion :)
Matt and Ethan also took a cute picture together. Oh how I love my boys :)

Ethan LOVES the rocket swing at Grandma and Grandpas. He could swing in it forever.

We only stayed at breakfast until 9:45 because we went straight to Christian's 2nd birthday party. Jolene made some delicious appetizers (which unfortunately I didn't take a picture of) and the house was decorated SO cute. There were about 7 little toddlers there and they had fun running around, playing, fighting, and making a mess :) They were all pooped by the end of the par…

Maternity photos

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Today after church I had Matt take some maternity pictures of me. I didn't want anything fancy, just some cute belly shots to scrapbook and remember. We didn't do half bad for hack photographers :) I am 36 1/2 weeks pregnant... getting closer to meeting my baby girl every day!
















Swimming at Grandma's

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We went swimming twice this week at my mother in law's house. She had us and Heather and her kids over. They are trying to get some good practice in the water with the kids (kinda doing their own swim lessons). Ethan had a blast swimming with his cousins. He has gotten so good in the water! He can now actually kick his feet and move all across the pool in his floaties (before he would just kinda float in the same place and not know how to move). Yesterday he even worked up the nerve to jump off the diving board. He is such a water boy!

It was nice to spend the mornings swimming. It feels so good to be in the pool at this point in my pregnancy... for just a little bit I don't have to feel so heavy :) The weather was gorgeous both days we swam (today it's kinda icky... humid and stormy looking).




Ethan ate his lunch on the warm cement
Grandma and Jenelle swimming
I can't forget this happy lil' guy. He didn't swim but he was quite content sitting in his carr…

Ready to stroll

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My very kind and generous brother bought us not one, but BOTH of the double strollers that we (well, mostly I) wanted :) Matt just put together the jogging stroller tonight. The other stroller I went with is this Combi, double lightweight one. It's still in the box in the garage. We'll put it together soon.

I am super excited about both strollers. I looked around forever trying to figure out what I wanted. Thank you SO MUCH bro, you are too kind and generous!!!!!
I'm slowly getting more and more things together around here for the arrival of our baby girl. I still have a lot on my to-do list, but I'm feeling more and more ready. On Monday I made three meals and froze them. It feels good to know I have a few things in the freezer for those days I will be too tired to cook.