Saturday, November 30, 2013
Luckily, the last couple months of my pregnancy have been full of holidays and busyness. Makes the time go a lot quicker. Here are some things I want to remember about this month.
*Camryn has started making breakfast for everyone. She woke up every morning during Thanksgiving break and made ego waffles with whipped cream for everybody. She was SO proud. She also started making sandwiches for lunch and was thrilled when she even got to make lunch for me :) cute girl. Kendyl has started making her own sandwiches too. It's fun to see her trying to act so big :)
*There were a few Thanksgiving events at the schools. I went to C & B's school and helped with their harvest. Kendyl and Nixon came with me and sat by the twins. The fit in perfectly :)
*Kendyl always has the best art projects she makes in school. Check out that giant turkey!
*Check out Nixon's reaction to the car wash :) After I took his picture, I pulled him out of his seat and set him on my lap. He did better.
*Nixon has been potty training for a couple months now. He's doing pretty well- accidents here and there, but he was thrilled to find this mini toilet at Walmart :)
*Check out the dark picture of Nic and me. We actually got babysitters and went to the movies, "Catching Fire".
*Those 2 cuties in the sink are OBSESSED with water. If they're not asking to sit in the sink, they're in the tub.
Friday, November 29, 2013
In the spirit of THANKSGIVING, I'm reminded of all that I have to be grateful for. It's easy to look at all the problems we have and get discouraged. Work, family, house problems, etc. But when I look at my life overall, I can't figure out what I did to deserve such a beautiful life. My marriage is so good and I'm so in love with my husband. My kids are respectful, kind, helpful, talented, happy, smart, beautiful and fun. We have a great home and 2 good cars. We're all in good health. We're about to have another sweet baby in our house. Our families love us and would do anything for us. We have the Gospel in our lives. We live in a free country. My kids go to a great school. I could go on and on, but those are the big ones.
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Camryn & Brooklyn's 2nd grade field trip was to the zoo! We were freezing, but the kids still had a blast. They loved the reptiles, seals, polar bears, bats, and the disgusting gorilla that was eating his own poop. yuck.|
|We headed to Black Island Farms for our annual pumpkin patch fun :) This time, Ashley, Hudson and Nana joined us. Nixon wanted a green pumpkin :) We played on the slides afterwards before sending the girls off the Ashley's for a sleepover!|
Sunday, November 17, 2013
|Here are Kendyl's class and Camryn & Brooklyn's class all dressed up in their Halloween costumes :)|
|They love putting the library books in the book drop. I know it's supposed to conserve time, but I always get Nixon out of his seat so he can participate in this thrilling activity :)|
|I never miss a chance to take a picture of all these cousins together. They're all getting so big!|
|We celebrated Nana's birthday at our house. Cupcakes, limbo, presents and dinner :)|
|I always put forth my best effort to get the kids to pay attention to part of conference. This year's trick? BINGO. They were on a sugar high from the smarties Bingo markers, but I think it helped!|
|Nixon is potty training!! Amazingly enough, he's done quite well. He's proud of his underoos and prefers using the big toilets over the potty chairs. Here he is showing Kendyl the Batmans on his roos. Could he get any cuter. Not a chance.|
|These girls are ALWAYS putting on a show and practicing their tricks. Here's the first major stunt in their current show!|
|We made some cookies and "BOO'D" the neighbors. We had fun running around the neighborhood after dark.|
|Camryn is funny. She ran ahead of us during our "BOOing" and decided to meditate on someone's lawn. She loves a good reaction from the crowd :)|
|Hocus Pocus was on TV and felt like it was my moral obligation to watch it with my kids :)|
|Nixon loves to fix things with the screwdriver. He disappeared out the door one day and I found him out in the garage "fixing" his bike. I'm pretty impressed with his dexterity.|
Monday, November 11, 2013
This milestone actually hit mid August. 20 weeks is when I start feeling "better". I have more energy and my sickness starts to go away a bit. Heck, I'm not even all that big yet! Unfortunately, this part of pregnancy is short lived....the sickness, aches, pains and exhaustion soon return!