Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Family Time @ The Fair!

The South Texas State Fair is in town and Dax was off this last Saturday....so we loaded up and headed out for the day. What a wonderful day full of rides, laughing, chatting, face painting, great food, cotton candy and just care free family time. We all had a blast and are sun burnt to prove it. Making memories...

This is a picture Dax and the girls took from the top of the ferris wheel.
And here's another....yep that's Momma...5 months pregnant and not able to ride anything....but as you can see I was keeper of the lemonade and cotton candy......I had a great time eating and listening to all of the joyful giggles coming from the rides. Can't wait for next year~


C started soccer practice last week and had her 2nd practice tonight and she is doing AWESOME!!! I am so proud of her. This is her first organized sport and really....first any sport. She has such a sweet spirit and I love that about her, but that is not the competitive edge her daddy tells me she needs to have on the field. Dax is very competitive and I "play to have fun"...therefore Dax always offers me up to the other team when we go out bowling. HA!
Tonight C scored a goal and all while a team mate, a tall one I might add,was neck and neck with her. She got right in there and wasn't afraid of the ball or getting kicked....all while keeping her sweet spirit and great sportsmanship... I think this is my prayer for her life. I want her face this life with no fear and experience it with a smile and with the Godly spirit and compassion he has rooted in her. I think we are going to like soccer :)

C's Field trip to Nasa

Last Tuesday C's class when on a field trip to NASA. They are studying space right now and we are in the process of creating an asteroid belt (3D) for C's project due this Monday. I followed behind the bus to Houston for the field trip and the kids were awesome. It was a great day and I am so happy that I am able to experience these field trips with C. Plus she loves having me along and I although I hope that never changes.....I will take every moment right now.

22 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Size of baby: 11 inches(the size of a spaghetti squash)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 6lbs or so
Maternity Clothes: I am out of the "normal" clothes , but try to non maternity clothes that fit...lots of sun dresses
Gender: BOY
Movement: A lot! He is an active little boy.
Sleep: better than last week....
What I miss: nothing really....maybe my energy
Cravings: popsicles and fruit juice
Symptoms: tired
Best Moment this week: Dax feeling him move.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today is one of my fav "little" holidays. I am very Irish and my favorite color is green....well there you go :)

So that means.....dressing the girls in their green {{Camden just gets a hair bow, but hey...no pinching going on here}} and anywhere else I can fit in some green.

I threw together these cute little goodies for the girls teachers. I saw this on another blog....can't recall which one.....but how cute? Fast and easy.

They read~ YOU'RE MY POT O' GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW.....Some rainbow twizzlers and gold coins in a bag and a cute print out for the top....LOVE IT!

And for the girls lunches..... I picked up these cute tins..tied some "green" ribbon....okay, pink too, but just because I love green and pink together and to keep it girly.....

And then filled it with all things green....

There are bologna sandwiches with "green" mayo and cut into the shape of a clover...cucumbers slices to be dipped in the "green" ranch dressing, green grapes, green skittles and a Capri Sun with some green felt around it.

And....because we love a good laugh around here...I hid some jokes through out the lunch that were St. Patrick's Day related.

LOVE these....I also love Laffy taffy jokes..so bare with me:)

Here are the answers....
You don't want to press your luck
A Rainbow


20 weeks (Half way there!)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby Boy is the size of a banana (My daily breakfast)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, but holding on tho the “normal” tops
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Movement: Oh My Goodness this little man is crazy active! LOVE IT!
I feel him very low in my belly
Sleep: Not so hot right now...actually horrible, but it will get better :)
What I miss: Nothing much at this point, maybe sleep:)
Cravings: Cold foods and Dairy= Ice Cream and popsicles!!!
Symptoms: A partial placenta previa that is not wanting to resolve,
but believing in GOD to heal it in his timing.
Just found out today I have Hyperthyroidism and will be seeing
an endocrinologist in the next 2 weeks....other than that....just tired.
Best Moment this week: Watching him on ultrasound today and hearing
that despite all the minor complications I am having....he is doing awesome
...growing and looks great.
He is 14 oz

The girls are doing wonderful and already are in love with their brother. They pray for him each night at bedtime and never miss a chance to hug and kiss on my belly. I love how much a part of our family he already is.

Dax brought home some wild flowers he picked on the side of the road the other night. They made me giddy! They were absolutely beautiful and it reminded me of what an awesome man I married. (Check out the water bottle vase...love him)