Sunday, June 28, 2009

I amaze myself

Before we ever had kids Jay and I would constantly be caught sleeping the weekend away. One Sunday as we rushed home from church we were in bed instantly. Our friends called when they got home, they lived a little farther away from church and had to take a bus home. The call went the answering machine and our friend's comment on the machine was, "You can't be napping already." We died laughing, we'd been caught again. What can I say, we love our naps!

Now that we have a 3 year old that doesn't nap anymore the naps don't come as easily as they used to. She's awake all day, every day of the week. As I've gotten closer to the birth of this baby I have become so incredibly tired.

Yesterday Jay's niece came over and helped get all the stuff out of the barn that I needed for the baby. Clothes, bassinet, swing, and all that good stuff. I think just watching her wore me out. Because once I had Chas down for a nap at 1 I went to bed and didn't get out of bed till after 5pm. About 20 minutes into the nap Bonnie came into the room with Candy Land. She played her game and watched videos next to me all afternoon. I really and seriously can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon these days.

This morning I put Chas down for his nap and about an hour later sure enough I was ready to fall asleep. I brought the laptop in for Bonnie to watch movies on my bed while I slept. Then I swear I thought I heard scooter growling at something and woke up. Turns out Bonnie sacked out right next to me. So currently I am the only one awake in the house as the other two sleep and it is pretty nice.

Here's a photo of the kids, just so the post isn't too boring.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Still Kicking

I've haven't been posting a lot lately because well I'm just depressed that I'm still pregnant. But that doesn't mean life has been dull around here by any means.

Last weekend our family headed up to Stanley, ID to stay in a big cabin with Jay's family over at Red Fish Lake. It was a beautiful time and we spent a few hours on the lake one day. The view was amazing with us being right next to the Sawtooth Mountains. The mountains are really amazing. On the first morning there we had a deer enter our cabin area and Bonnie thought the deer might enjoy playing frisbee. The weather was nice and cold our whole visit and I really enjoyed the cool weather.

Then yesterday some of the lilies finally decided to bloom. I am so happy and keep thinking maybe the baby will decide it'll be time to bloom and I'll go into labor. I highly doubt that but a girl can wish.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stepping Stones

My back flower garden has stones running down the center so the kids can water the flowers without stepping on the flowers. Bonnie has been doing a wonderful job at staying off the flowers. She does this mainly because she likes pretty flowers too.

My little boy, Chas, is very much like his older cousin, Clayton, was at this age. In fact there are many moments I think it must be little Clayton and not my baby.

I'm not sure if you can tell buy he's not crying in this photo - this is the look or scream of pure joy. If you notice he's completely off the stepping stones and in the middle of the flower bed. But he tries so hard not to actually step on the plants that I can't really get too mad.

Looking at that photo reminds me of a time I went to visit my sister's house around early spring. I was still in college at UVSC but had a short break before my next set of classes.

I pulled into her driveway and saw Clayton sitting in her flowerbed. As I got closer I realized he was pulling the daffodils out of the ground, not to mention he had sat right down in the middle of the daffodil patch. I went inside and asked Donna if Clayton was picking flowers for her. I've never seen Donna move so fast. She was incoherently muttering something about he's not supposed to be there. Sure enough Clayton was quickly removed from the flower bed. Turns out he had been pulling the petals off earlier and had already been in trouble for messing with the flower bed. Don't boys understand, you only pull weeds in the flower bed not the actual flowers.

At the time I found this very hilarious but now as a mother of a toddler myself I can fully relate.

Now whenever I see Chas destroying the flowers I'm just constantly reminded of little Clayton and his crazy mom. By the way, I absolutely loved living by Donna, Jay & I had so much fun and learned so much about parenting and relationships.

Also no baby as of yet. I'm not even progressing but I think around July 5th (the actual due date) I'll get my chance to finally have this baby.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weather and stuff

This past week has been like living back in Indiana without the humidity. I've been loving it. We've had many a thunderstorms and gloomy days. I take advantage of these types of days because once the sun arrives for the summer we'll not see another gloomy cloud till fall. So for me, I just love the weather.

Yesterday we drove to church because 1. it might rain on us if we walked and 2. I just wasn't up for walking. I swear on the two minute drive home from church the baby totally dropped. Of course she is probably where she needs to be to get my body moving along so that some day I might just have a baby. After she dropped I spent most of the evening in pain and secretly hoping this was it - I was having a baby. Nope, that never seems to be the case for me. She's still there just waiting to tear me apart at a later date. Unfortunelty now every time I move I hurt like no other. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to do this for three more weeks but as everyone who isn't pregnant keeps reminding me - that's not that far away.

Don't worry about me. I'll just be eating ice and ice cream for the next three weeks. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blog List

I'd received a few requests to add back my blog list. So I added my non-family blog list that I love to check out on a regular basis on the right hand side. Enjoy!

Monday, June 8, 2009

4 Golden Eagles

I know it's not the best photos ever but here is a shot of the Golden Eagles.

Then just for good measure, here is a photo of Bonnie eating her cake after playing on the beach for hours. I don't think life gets any better than this.


As I come closer and closer to the delivery of this baby I can't help but feel totally unprepared.

I haven't brought in any baby girls clothes from the barn and washed them like I should. I haven't even purchased baby detergent for the baby clothes.

The bassinet is buried way deep in the back of the barn. And heck Chas is still sleeping in the crib.

I also wonder how we'll fit another child into the kids room (plus the dresser and other furniture that seems to accompany babies!

Oh well. I think I'll be ok.

My favorite part of the morning just happened. Daddy & Grandpa returned from their morning walk and the kids run outside to greet them. It always always always puts a smile on my face.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Busy little bees

Can I just say this week has been so busy.

Last Sunday we delivered the kids to my sister's house for the week. Very Very Early Monday morning we headed to the airport - now mind you we didn't need to be there that early. We were off to Texas for a business trip and my last plane trip before the baby comes.

We got home late Thursday night and headed to bed. Then we were up on Friday to pick up little kids from my sister's and then head out to McCall Idaho. It took us about three hours to get ready and I think Bonnie was on the verge of exploding because she couldn't wait to go camping.

I can describe our camping trip with one word: Wet!! It rained all night long on Friday night. Jay made us a yummy dinner and a yummy breakfast just like he always does when we go camping. We stayed at the Boy Scout camp and on Saturday Jay was busy helping get the camp ready for the summer camp season.

The kids and I headed into town Saturday morning and played on the beach. Oh it was so much fun and I didn't realize the kids would like it so much.
Here the little guy is sitting next to me and checking out all the other kids on the beach.
Here Bonnie is wandering the beach. We had just arrived and she was checking out her surroundings.

Bonnie found a million or so feathers on the beach. She had great fun collecting the feathers and making a sand castle out of them.

Here Chas is sitting next to the feather sand castle while Bonnie marches back to the water.

It turned out to be a very nice day.

On the way home Jay & I were keeping our eyes peeled for the golden eagles we had seen on the way up to McCall. We saw four just sitting on a fence - talk about cool. Then on the way home they weren't there but we saw the big nest they lived in. Then we saw on the next telephone pole another Golden Eagle that was tearing apart it's dinner. Pretty cool way to end our camping trip.