Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tulips 2011: Bring the boots, it's muddy!

We took the kids this morning to go see the tulips.  My only goal was to get one good picture of the didn't really happen but oh well.  The kids enjoyed running through the mud and finding their favorite color in tulips.  It was such a nice morning and we were able to get out to the fields by 8:30am so there was no traffic and not very many people! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter projects

We did the traditional coloring of the Easter eggs on Thursday.  The kids loved it, of course Tatum didn't quite understand that we didn't have an endless supply of eggs to color.  Pat had another night game tonight and I wanted to keep the kids busy.  I had some eggs coloring sheets that we colored, cut and put stickers on.  Then the kids glued tissue paper to some card stock and tomorrow when it's dry we are going to cut them out in the shape of eggs.  It was nice to do some activities with the kids where I wasn't having to chase them down and they weren't arguing with each other.  It was a great night at home...until I had to put Tatum to bed and it took 2 hours!

hugely pregnant

I figured I better post a couple of pictures of my pregnant belly with baby #3.  These are from a couple of weeks ago, but I have gotten quite a bit bigger since then.  I am carrying this baby straight out unlike the other two.  I had Pat take a couple of pictures but I didn't want him to take any with me smiling.  I had a minor case of Bell's Palsy for a couple of weeks and I had a half a smile and my left eye was droopy.  I am getting very excited to find out if it's a boy or a girl! 

Grandpa's Wedding

My grandpa (my dad's dad) got remarried a couple of weeks ago to a nice lady named Aloha.  It is nice to see my grandpa so happy after my grandma passed away.  They rented a hall and had very simple wedding.  It was my kid's first wedding and they loved it!  They couldn't wait to play "wedding." 

Friday, April 1, 2011

March 2011

I feel bad that I haven't taken hardly any pictures of the kids this last month.  Pat started baseball, I am hugely pregnant, we haven't been doing much lately and I have been so tired.  When I am pregnant I have a hard time sleeping from day one with all three pregnancies.  And to add to my lack of sleep, we moved Ty's bed into Tatum's room so now she has a big girl bed and Ty got bunk beds.  Lets just say that transitioning Tatum out of her crib has been AWFUL!  I didn't realize how easy Ty was when he went to a regular bed and how super easy Tatum was to get down to sleep in her crib until now.  She gets out of her bed constantly all through the night and will stay up until 11pm.  Up until a month ago, she would go to bed at 7pm and sleep 12-13 hours.  Since the day we brought her home from the hospital she has been a great sleeper so I am hoping the newness to the big girl bed wears off soon. 

I had my first parent-teacher conference this month for Ty.  It was so wierd being on the parent side of the conference.  Ty is good at preschool but I know he isn't perfect so I was bracing myself for what his teacher was going to say but she said he was doing great so I was pleased. 

Tatum has her mommy and daddy wrapped around her finger.  She is so animated and funny, it is hard to get mad at her when she is naughty.  She loves dance class and is finally interested in learning her colors, numbers, etc.  She has such a carefree personality and when we would ask her a question she would say, "I don't know."   

Pregnancy update:  About a month ago I started having contractions about 3 minutes apart so I went into the hospital just to get monitored and ended up passing a kidney stone.  The pain was horrible, I wanted an epidural!  Since then I have been on some contraction meds but still able to work.  I was hoping for a VBAC with this baby but the hospital did not give me permission so I am going to have a scheduled c-section.  I was upset at first but now I have come to terms with it and trying to think of the positives of having a c-section.  Pat and I still haven't agreed on any names for this baby...we could go with Ty's suggestion of the name Eyeball  but I am pretty sure he would get teased quite a bit growing up.  I didn't think that I would be able to go the whole pregnancy without finding out the sex but it has made us so much more excited about the delivery.  When I had my 3D ultrasound the baby was facing the wrong way and weren't able to see what he/she looks like, so I am just so excited to see if he/she looks like her big brother and sister!  So, that is the update on our family and a few random pictures from this past month. 

I need a magazine

As you can see we are trying to potty train Tatum.  We tried several months ago and she wouldn't have anything to do with it and insisted that she wasn't going to pee on the potty until she was three.  The last couple of days she has initiated going to the bathroom...I am crossing my fingers that she becomes potty trained before baby #3 arrives in 32 days!