Showing posts from March, 2014

Bump Diaries

I'm 39 weeks and 3 days right now. Hoping I don't have to post a 40 week photo :)  While I'm not feeling too bad, we are oh so ready to meet this sweet baby!  I'm ready to be done being pregnant and to hold this baby in my arms.

These last two pictures are from a couple of weeks ago.  Jolene and I have been pregnant together all three times... so special :)   She is due around August 20th with her little girl.  I'm so excited we get to have #3 close in age too :) 

Fun with a box

The kids had fun playing with this huge box that had the patio furniture.... it only lasted two days before they tore it apart, lol.   Don't mind that they are still in jammies and looking like raggamuffins :)

Spring Break

I'm still pregnant :)  39 weeks today.  It's Friday of our spring break, and it's been a really great week.  I have planned something fun every day for the kids.  I figure it's my last week of having just two kids, and I wanted to make it fun.  It's been so nice to have a relaxed schedule this week, not having to rush out in the morning.

The week's activities:

My friend Kelly came and picked up both kids and took them for the entire afternoon.  She took them hiking and for a picnic in Oak Glen, then back to her house for the rest of the afternoon.  When I picked them up they were exhausted and had had a super fun day.  Matt and I got to spend a great chunk of time together and it was really great :)  Our last date before baby!  We headed out to Victoria Garden's and had lunch at Cheesecake Factory.

Kelly sent me this picture of the kids hiking :)

After lunch we strolled around, and then went to several stores in search of a patio conversation set, …

Grammy's Birthday

My mom had a birthday over the weekend, so we had her over for a special birthday meal.  On the menu was ribs, homeade corn bread, cole slaw, and potato salad.  She requested a chocolate cake for dessert, and I was quite proud of the one I made her!  It was delicious and pretty :)  I'm getting much better with cakes!  I realize I forgot to take a picture of my brother :(

Grammy is excited to meet her third grandbaby very soon :)

Marlene stopped by to give me a beautiful blanket she had knit for the baby, so she stayed for cake and a little visiting. 

Happy birthday mom!  So glad we could celebrate you :)

Playing Around the House

We are currently on our first day of spring break.  It's 10:00 am, we are all still in jammies, and I'm about to have a piece of leftover chocolate birthday cake that I made my mom for a snack :) As you can tell I've been catching up on blogging, as this is my third post this morning :)  Soon I will pack us up a picnic and I'm going to take the kids swimming at my mom's house (since the pool is heated). 

I've intentionally kept my big girl camera out in a place that is easy for me to get to, in the hopes that I would take more pictures around the house.  Having it within easy reach makes me much more likely to use it for every day life.  Here are some recent photos of the kids playing around the house.

The kids have been into building intricate train tracks lately.  This is an elevated track.  Pretty creative :)

The other day they built a bunny pen outside for their toy bunny.  They were very intent on filling up that container with different kinds of food…

Two More Teeth

Ethan lost two more teeth.  He seems to loose them in pairs.  Last summer he lost his first two teeth on the same day, and now this past week he lost two more teeth only a day apart.  He's a bit drama when he looses a tooth as he doesn't like how it feels to have it gone, but once he adjusts he's fine.

This is after loosing his first tooth.

And here he is after loosing the second tooth.

A couple of Randoms

I am 38 1/2 weeks pregnant.  We are so close to meeting this baby!!!  I am feeling less anxious and just more excited. For a while I was feeling pretty nervous about the reality of soon having three kids, and how life is going to change quite a bit having a baby around the house again. However that anxiety has subsided, and I know that we will adjust and life will become normal again at some point.  I am so curious who this little one is growing in my belly and we cannot wait to meet him or her.  I love this picture that I took with my cell phone last week :)

Legos, Legos and more Legos :)  Officially the most played with toy in this house.

A random picture of Alayna
Last month when we hosted our Thursday night dinner, the evening ended around the piano.  I loved it.  This was the most action our piano has seen :)  Sadly, I pooped out on my lessons back in November and haven't practiced at all, I've probably lost most of what I had learned over the 6 months prior.  I just don…