Tuesday, May 18, 2010

General Update

I was shocked when I saw the link to my blog from someone else's page the other day and it said I have not updated in 1 month!!! We have definitely been very busy lately and finding time to sit down at the computer is getting harder and harder... especially when your 3 year old thinks she can play computer games whenever she wants, which is usually as soon as I sit down to do something!


So what have we been up to? Here are some updates!


We'll start with Baby #3!! Believe it or not I will be 36 weeks pregnant at the stroke of midnight tonight!!! I cannot believe that we will meet our newest little one so soon! We still do not know the gender so we are very anxious to find that out! Hannah is still certain it is a girl but is definitely better with the fact that it could be a boy. The other day I heard her tell someone, "I think the new baby is a girl but my parents think its a boy". True statement but I was shocked to hear her call us her "parents". What happened to Mommy and Daddy? But more on Hannah in a minute. I still really have no idea what this baby is. I say boy if I have to guess but I'm really not carrying any different than with the first 2. The little peanut is very healthy and growing right on track! I'm trying to get away without having to induce this one but we'll see what happens. I'm about to start going to the doctor every week so we will definitely keep you up to date!


Now onto Hannah: She only has 1 day left of 3K!!! I cannot believe she has completed her first year of school! She is excited but I think she is going to miss it! Hannah is SO very excited about the new baby coming. She talks about it every day. As I mentioned before, she still really wants the baby to be a girl but says she will still love another baby brother. It helps to have Audrey (My precious little niece) nearby so Hannah can get her baby girl fix. Hannah talks to the baby by name (the boy and the girl one) and sings sweet songs to him/her. She is going to be such a good big sister! She actually already is! It warms my heart every time she sticks up for William at the park or in her classroom when we go to pick her up. The other day at her school there were several kids crowding around him, talking to him. Hannah was right there next to him. She spread her arms out in front of William and said, "Ok guys. Lets back up a little bit.". William was unphased by all of the attention but I love that Hannah feels the need to protect him.
She is also very excited about her 4th Birthday which will be here before we know it... She often counts the months until August because thats when she turns 4. I'm afraid she thinks something magical is going to happen on August 17th. I have heard her say a number of things like, "I'm too little to swim without my water wings now but I can when I turn 4!". Hopefully she won't be disappointed when she wakes up on her birthday and nothing has really changed...

As for my current baby, he is still too precious for his own good! He is such a little comedian and cracks Jason and I up endlessly! He is still a tiny little dude but growing every day! He has a very healthy appetite which makes me slightly weary of his teenage years. I don't know where it all goes. He eats more than Hannah at pretty much every meal and Hannah is a pretty good eater herself... William is talking a lot more and starting to sing some songs but not a lot of people can understand him yet. Its so amazing to me how different children are. When Hannah was William's age she was talking in very articulate, complete sentences. Not so much for my little man but he tries! I think its a combination of being a boy and being the second child. I feel bad because I know he has got to be so frustrated. He will repeat the same word/sound over and over and I just don't know what he is trying to say! He is usually very patient and figures out other ways to tell me what he wants.
Even though he LOVES his Daddy he is still very much a Mama's boy! Besides pointing to my tummy and saying, "baby", he has no clue whats about to happen! His world may be turned upside down but I think his love for babies will help him adjust.

I guess that's us in a nutshell for now! Keep scrolling down! There are a few new posts to show you a few of the things we have been up to lately!

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The perfect Spring Day/ My son, the Nudist!

This past Saturday before Mothers day is my new blueprint for the perfect Spring day! We all woke up and ate Daddy's famous pancakes and then we just hung out together! The weather was perfect!! It was warm and sunny with a perfect breeze!
After breakfast, we pulled out the hammock and set up the kids pool. It was all fun and games until William decided he would rather NOT wear his swim suit... He pretty much ran around in his Birthday suit all day... But who cares? He was having fun! (Don't worry, I used a spray sunscreen so all areas were covered, even parts where the suns not used to shining)
Warning! Post contains graphic photos but NO full frontal nudity! ;)
Jason started his day with a tutorial on how to get the honey out of a honeysuckle.

OK, so really? If YOU were looking at a tush this cute, would YOU make him put clothes on?! I didn't think so...
Running laps through the yard. Why not?
And of course, helping to water my flowers
Gotta love the teamwork!!
Daddy and his girl, relaxing in the hammock with Annie and Bentley keeping watch!
My happy boy!
I wish every day could be as perfect as this!

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Muffins with Mommy


Some of you may remember the Donuts with Daddy post from a little while back. Well, now its our turn! All of us Moms were invited to the school for a special Muffins with Mom celebration! It was so special to go to Hannah's classroom and have some one on one time with her. They definitely made us feel special!
I remember leading up to the Donuts with Daddy event, Hannah practicing all of the songs they would be performing for the Dads...3 of them, to be exact! I didn't know what to expect for our special day but I was ready to catch them in action!! I guess they ran out of time to make up songs about Mom because this is what we got...
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Don't get me wrong! It was so sweet and I LOVED it but I felt a little foolish setting up my camera for the BIG performance and that was all she wrote... They had several nice pieces of art for us, including a drawing of myself, and a very sweet little flower she planted. I felt very special and loved the morning with my girl! :)
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Spring Break

I didn't think we were going to do much for Spring Break this year, but lucky for us...my Mom needed a for-real getaway! So we crashed her and George's relaxing vacay and got to spend the week with them at Gulf Shores! Uncle Zachey (as the kids so lovingly refer to him as) was there too so we weren't the only party crashers!
The trip was fun! It was nice to get away for a little bit and nice to spend some quality time with family. What wasn't nice was the freezing cold beach!!!! We had nice weather most days but the wind made it soo cold! The frigid, arctic temperature of the water didn't help much either... William was not too impressed which surprised me because he loved the beach last year! I think he was just too cold. I mean, really, the kid can't have more than 3% body fat. He did enjoy the last (and coincidentally the hottest) day. Hannah had a blast building in the sand, jumping in the (freezing) waves and flying her Ariel kite from the Easter bunny!
William....not so sure!
Then there was Hannah...
Kite Flying
Normally the child hates having her hair in her eyes but she sometimes gets a certain fondness for specific curls and won't let me touch it...
I don't know why I don't have a picture of the actual mermaid tail but we buried her legs to make her look like Ariel. She found a perfect belly button!
Lil' Will finally getting into it with his "fishy net"!
This is him after lunch on that last day... The poor kid ate a whole PB&J, some snack mix and his body weight in strawberries. If you can't tell by looking at him, he played very hard! He took a very good nap shortly after this picture was snapped!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Easter!

Better late then never, right?...

Easter was a blast with the kids this year! We spent the night at Grandma's (my mom) house the night before and they were able to wake up to full Easter baskets and some eggs that needed finding!

Here are the siblings/cousins!
My William...

My best attempt to get the 2 of them together...

Not sure why Hannah was pouting but had to put this one up to show her nice Easter tat. Never really imagined her to be the temporary tattoo kind of girl but it is what it is.... I really thought it would be gone by Easter but no such luck...

Family of 4.5!

The Easter bunny brought William a t-ball set! William LOVES it! Here he is with his Daddy figuring it out. The kid has quite the arm so he enjoyed "pitching" to Daddy.

Then there was the hunt! He would have been just as happy playing baseball the whole time but we made him take a break and find some more eggs. He appeased us but he kept asking Jason to hold his basket.
Hannah was a masterful hunter this year! She had so much fun!

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