Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
That's Emmy on the left and Finley sleeping on the right.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Here's a look at her. It looks like she's rubbing her eye. Pretty cute, huh? The ultrasound tech said she was 500% sure it's a girl. Seems like a pretty safe bet. Bring on the pink again!! Isabella is thrilled, as am I, but the boys didn't really have much of a reaction. I'm sure they will in time.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Poor Izzy was really looking forward to knowing if it was a "girl baby". When I told her that we weren't able to tell, she said, "When you push it out, will you know what it is?" Yes, Izzy we will know. Kids are funny sometimes. The other day Izzy was asking me why I pushed Avery out first, and not her. I think she thinks everyone was in there at the same time.
In other news, Izzy spent the first full week in July, Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm at "School". They have this program called "Ready, Set, Go" for kids starting school in September, to give them an idea of what to expect in the fall. She loved it! I loved it too. It was so much quieter with her gone, and a fair bit less fighting too. Am I a bad mother for saying that?
Avery and Jacob were gone to camp this past week. They went to Camp Peniel, which is a Christian camp. We dropped them off on a Sunday night, and picked them up on Friday night. They had fun. Avery was a littlee homesick toward the middle of the week, so we paid him a little visit. He got over it. Jake hardly gave us a second glance. It kind of breaks up the summer for me, and them. In mid August, Brian is taking Avery and Jacob to Orlando for "Star Wars Celebration V", and I'll take the other two to Bridgewater to visit with my family. My little twin nieces finally came home last Saturday!! Can't wait to see them again.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
In other news, Isabella got to go to her Grade Primary orientation on June 3rd. She's so tiny. Hard to believe she'll be starting school in September. She also had her preschool graduation. She's pretty shy up in front of people. Here are a few pics of her special days.
Hard at work!Nice sock Izzy!
Izzy on the far left, not singing with the rest.
Jacob celebrated his 7th birthday on June 7th. No party again this year, but he did contemplate it. Maybe next year.
This was the best shot, out of the eight that I took. That's cousin Nathan, and AVery's arm in the background.
We also spent a night out at our cabin two weekends ago. The weather was beautiful!! Brian and the kids actually went swimming!! Logan and I stayed dry though.
Izzy frolicking in the water, and Logan digging in the sand.
The boys in the lake.
Oh, it's only Avery.
Brian has been away in Norway for a conference, the last five days. He gets back late tonight. Thank goodness. My Mom was so gracious as to come down from Thursday til Sunday to keep me company. We got a lot of stuff accomplished too. I finally got my clothesline up (Yay!), shampooed the carpet in the family room, went through the playroom and got rid of two grocery bags worth of stuff, hung up a couple of clocks, mowed the lawn, planted a couple of plants, tidied up the bookcases in the computer room, got my whirlpool tub fixed, attended Avery's piano recital, prepared a talk for church, and hosted an Enrichment Spa night. (I mean a Relief Society Activity.) It was a pretty full weekend. I am still tired and my poor mother probably is too.
I was supposed to go up to Halifax today, as Jacob had a dental appointment, but it got rescheduled. Boo! I was really looking forward to visiting my twin nieces, and my sis too, of course. They are doing really well now. They're breathing on their own. They just need to get the eating thing down pat, then they should be home in no time!! Yay!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
#5 . . . . . will arrive on Dec 1, 2010!!! Yep, I am twelve weeks pregnant, today. Yes, it was planned. Very carefully in fact. Izzy starts school in September (yay!!) and Logan will be starting pre-school then too (yay!!) and I didn't want to miss the school year, and wanted some space between the barage of late September/October birthdays in our family and extended family (six of them, to be exact), and I 've always wanted a winter baby to bundle right up, so December 1st it is. Just in time to ruin Christmas instead. (just kidding) I think I am feeling better now. I've been the sickest with this one. Hard to remember though, but I threw up for the first time in my pregnancy "career" this time around, and I felt nauseous a lot, and all the time. Whereas in my past pregnancies, I was nauseous starting late afternoon and all evening. Glad that's pretty well over now.
I am fully counting on Dec. 1st. I have this weird pattern in my pregnancy "career." I have always been due on Wednesdays. Avery was born right on his due date, Jacob was 3 days late, (Saturday) Izzy was right on her due date (and the only sensible one to be born at a half decent hour) and Logan was 3 days late,(Saturday) so this one should be right on it's due date, right?
The kids are pretty excited. Izzy is rooting for a girl. I don't care either way. I've got at least one of each, so whatever. I just need to know in advance, so UC Baby, here I come.
This will be the fifth and final, in case anyone's wondering. I feel satisfied, even though my original intention was to have six, that's not the case anymore. Five is good.
And just in case you think I haven't totally lost my mind, (which is debatable) I want to use cloth diapers. (If there was any doubt, it's gone now, right?) So I am asking if anyone out there has used them, knows anyone who has used them, and what their experience has been. I've been researching some, and am thinking about a couple of different brands, including "Apple Cheeks", "Fuzzibunz", "Bummis". So, if anyone has any info, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I will take belly shots and make a conscious effort to keep this thing updated more regularly. Comments really keep me going, hint, hint.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Below are some pics of our tree, Logan with his stocking, Izzy on her trunki,and Logan on his trunki. trunkis are are carry on sized, luggage for kids. They can ride on it, or there's a strap, and you can pull them, through the airport. One of the best inventions ever!! I bought them from target.com, and had them shipped(free shipping!!) to Brian's hotel, when he was at a conference in San Diego, last October. He brought them home in the large suitcase I insisted he take. I had our upcoming Disneytrip in mind when I bought them.
Brian's whole family came to our house for Christmas dinner, and then my parents, Keah and Mike came to visit on December 28th for a few days. It was fun, and I got to go through my itty bitty baby clothes to give some to Keah for the twins she was expecting. So fun!
So I'll skip ahead to Keah's baby shower, and fill in the blanks later. So Keah found out she was having two girls, and the colors would be pink and brown. Well, I'm sure that those of you who know Keah, know she's already had them. Finley Anne, and Emmy Jacqueline arrived on March 12, 2010, at only 24 week gestation. Finley weighed 1 lb 5.5 oz. and Emmy weighed in at 1 lb 4 oz. Things are going as well as can be expected, they are gaining weight now and taking milk. As I am writing this post, they are four weeks old today. I've been to see them in person once, and they are just precious. Absolutely perfect, just in miniature. I had started plannig Keah's baby shower even before she got pregnant. I was just too excited. We had planned to have it at our Mom's home in Bridgewater on April 2. Sent out the invites, and went to work. Fortunately, Keah was still willing to hold the shower on the original date, even though the girls had already been born. It was a huge success. We had about 40 people show up, and let me tell you, it got hot and it got hot fast in that livingroom! Keah got some great stuff, and everyone was excited to see her and pics of the girls. Here are a few highlight pictures.
A shot of the food table.
And the piece de resistance, my diaper cake. I'm a little proud of it. I think it came out great.
Here's another view, just so you can take a better look. These are before I decided to add the pillars.