Showing posts from November, 2013

Bump Diaries

I just realized I haven't updated my pictures in a few weeks, so here is my belly growing.....

I am currently 22 weeks and so so happy to not be feeling nauseous anymore!!!  It definitely has worked out that I am in my second trimester during my busiest time of year :)  I'm loving being able to feel the baby kick and it's getting stronger and stronger :)

We got to go to our ultrasound when I was 20 weeks.  We are not finding out the gender, but it was fun to see the baby move around. 


I forgot to post about Halloween!  Don't want to skip our cute costumes :)  Matt worked hard and created an awesome costume for me....

 Do you get it?   A bun in the oven, with the baker :)
I always let the kids choose their own costumes.  Alayna was a butterfly.

Ethan was a ninja.

Of course I can't leave out our annual Hallowii Small Group Dinner!

 The Odenbaugh family as Duck Dynasty characters :)

The Mercer family came as a family of puns.  Jeff is "50 Shades of Grey", Carmen is a "cereal killer",  Olivia is "black eyed peas" and Elisa is "ceiling fan".

The Kerns.... Tom Hanks from Castaway and Wilson 
The Carnes as "The Government Shutdown"
And no Oates Family this year, they were not there.

On the actual day of Halloween I took Alayna trick or treating at the retirement village.  It's cute to see the "Papa's and Grandma's", and they enjoy seeing the kids dressed up.  Alayna likes getting the extra …

Ethan's 6th Birthday

Ethan woke up to a few presents from us and then we quickly got ready and headed out to Disneyland :)

Thanks to the generosity of my brother we got to spend Ethan's 6th birthday at Disneyland.  The kids hadn't been since they were free.... Ethan was 2 1/2 and Alayna a baby, so they didn't remember it at all.  My mom came along too and it was such a fun day.

Ethan cried on all but two rides.  He was scared :(  What was scary to him were dark, unexpected, loud things.  Pirates of the Carribean nearly did him in.  Poor guy kept screaming that he wanted off the ride.  Nearly all of the rides at Disneyland have some element with that!  Thankfully he didn't seem traumatized and still said he had a great day.  He loved Soaring Over California and the parade at Disneyland in the evening.  It was also PACKED on the day we went.  We only went on 8 rides in the nearly 11 hours we were there.  Honestly I guess that it worked out since by the end of the day Ethan refused to go on a…