Monday, November 30, 2009
Last night he kicked me HARD - and I yelled out b/c, well it hurt! Emma asked me what was wrong so I told her and she looked at my tummy & said, "Quick kicking my Mommy! Say Sorry!" It was so cute!!! I officially cannot see my toes for my belly now and Emma tells me how big my tummy is getting, too. Kids are so honest! She hugs my tummy a lot now and says it's her baby. She is still calling him Christopher Robin (love Pooh) and always wants to feel her baby. He kicked once and she felt it, but I don't think it really registered with her at the time. It was only a slight kick, too. She will feel him again, though. He is a VERY active little boy - always on the move! Wonder if that's a sign of things to come??
I'm still having a lot of back pain - the intensity comes & goes. It doesn't help that I still pick up Emma from time to time - my Grannie got on to me for that. Michael gets on to me, too - he is very protective when I'm pg. I love that about him. He is always watching what I am doing to make sure I'm being careful. Sometimes he is a bit OVER protective, but I can deal with that! He is a good husband and a good father that takes care of his family first - after all that is the role that God has given him, too! This Friday we're having game night and we'll be playing Dance Dance Revolution - we'll have to see if he'll actually let me play! HA!
I have one more monthly visit to my OB then I'll be going every two weeks. I can't believe I'm 28 weeks already. Only 12 to go - only 12 to figure out what we're going to name him. Yikes!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday we spent the day in Plantersville - after we took Sable to the vet and she puked all over me in the car on the way home. It. Was. Nasty. I didn't think I was going to make it home - I was crying/laughing so hard all the way home that I couldn't see (Michael was driving - not me)!!! After we cleaned up from that fiasco we headed to Plantersville to Alice's parents' house for Merry Fishmas. I think the entire town must have been out there!! The kids had a great time - they always do - and Emma got to go fshing for the first time with her own pink fishing pole!
I took a few videos of her fishing, but I loved this one for what she said at the end. I've learned that using my iPhone to take videos, though I have to be careful b/c it picks up my voice VERY well!
She didn't catch a fish this time, but still had so much fun and loved that she got to spend some time with her buddy Connor!!
Today was such a beautiful day, too after all the cold rain yesterday! We still had to dress warm for church, though - which I'm kinda glad about b/c I bought the cutest sweater dress for Emma that I've wanted her to wear for a while! A new dress coat, too (didn't get her picture in that, though).
After church we went out for brunch and it wasn't long after we go home Emma was down for a nap - too short of one, but still a nap. Then for dinner we went out with our neighbors to celebrate their daughter's b'day - it was apparent then that her nap wasn't long enough! My dear, sweet little darling was a bit of a pill at dinner. To anyone else I don't think she was a bother, but it was enough for me and Michael. She just wasn't eating - she wanted to play and visit instead. Understandable I guess with her friends around!! All was forgotten and forgiven when we got home - she sat down at her table in the play room and then brought me a picture she colored "just for me" - she was so proud to give it to me and when I told her how I liked it she just beamed and asked if I was going to put it on the fridge. Of course we did!! Then she proceeded to start coloring on the back of a photo and brought it to me and said, "I wrote my name mommy. See? E-M-M-A!! How you like it?" Ummm...heart melt and so proud!!!!
I immediately had to take a picture of it and send it to my parents, facebook, flickr, twitter to share with everyone how proud I was of my brilliant little girl who wrote her name out ALL BY HERSELF!! Yes, I forgot all about what a little pill she was at dinner!!! And Emma was so proud, too b/c she had made mommy so happy - she was beaming, too! What a great ending for the day! Count your blessings!!
I really hope the weather is as nice tomorrow - I'd like to spend the day out of the house playing if we can since Michael is going to be home for another day this weekend!
So much to be thankful for in life!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It was a great dinner, though & great company, too. And the clock is also ticking down till New Moon (yes, I loved these books) comes out tomorrow!! I cannot wait - I'm going at lunchtime tomorrow. Thank goodness for a busy budget season so the time went by quickly from WAY BACK WHEN we first heard the release date!
It's going to be nice to have next week off while everyone is working b/c I need to take advantage and get things together for Emma's b'day party - I need to do a little Christmas shopping - I need to buy groceries for Thanksgiving dinner - I need to do some serious house cleaning...and on and on and on. Wednesday night we're going to see the Rockets play, too - that is what I bought Michael (and me, too) for our anniversary & we get to see Dirk, too!! It'll be nice the day before Thanksgiving b/c we won't be getting home so late only to get up early in the morning for work! I am really looking forward to these days - need some relaxing days to de-stress from everything!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I am making them all 12x12 right now b/c I haven't decided how I want to print/present them yet. Mother has already said, "These are my Christmas present, right!?!?" Well, since she has seen them it won't be much of a surprise! Really it wouldn't be a surprise for anyone now that they are online & everyone can see them - Grannie doesn't have a computer, though - it would still be a surprise for her!!
I really like the grids I found b/c they are very simple and didn't have the months labeled so for different projects I can use whatever font I want - for this calendar I'm using my most favorite-ist font - Scriptina!! That's really everyone's favorite, though isn't it?? Honestly, though I cannot believe that there were so few calendar grids out there for use. It took me a long time searching to find this set. I mean, I know they aren't hard to make (I was just being lazy and didn't want to take the time), but all the calendars I found were already on templates mostly - already pre-designed and ready for pictures. And that's great unless you want to create a design around your pics!
Monday, November 16, 2009
This little boy is very active, too!! He is moving all the time now. And Michael has been able to feel him several times - my parents both got to feel him move, too. Daddy felt him right away when he touched my tummy, but every time mother put her hand on me he got still! It was funny b/c she kept talking to him like he was doing it on purpose - he eventually moved for her, too though! LOL I've tried to get Emma to feel him move, but she isn't patient (strange, huh?) and will only keep her hand resting in one spot for about 5 seconds or less - though she is constantly talking to him, hugging & kissing him, last night she even gave him a present!! And she has named him - she says he is Christopher Robin!! She only knows him from her books, though - he isn't on the Disney shows any more - I guess Darby has replaced him. We do have one DVD of classic Pooh, but I think we've only watched it a couple of times - since she seems to like Christopher Robin so much I guess I should get her another one! Christmas List!!
Last night she set about rearranging the house for us - she cleaned out her entire play room!
Which was so great - she kept asking - "How you like it??" I though it looked great honestly (can't wait for the playroom to move upstairs & out of sight) - it was WHERE she put it all that I didn't like!
Yeah - it all got moved into the foyer & living room (there were more around the corner I didn't get in the shot - including her entire kitchen set and Cottage)!! So we had the fun task of putting it all up again - normally she cleans up her own messes & usually does a good job, but since I saw it as an opportunity to purge as well (and she can't be around for that) I set about doing most of it myself - with help from Michael, too. We weren't able to cull out a lot, but every little bit helps! Right now I have a growing stock of toys that are getting ready to go to Goodwill or Salvation Army or somewhere! I know that playroom is going to be infiltrated with boy toys soon and there ain't too much extra room in there now for the girlie stuff as it is - we have way too many toys!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am thankful that my darling little girl is finally just about potty trained!!! She is going on two weeks now that she has only had a couple of accidents - hope I'm not jinxing it now by talking about it! LOL! She is getting so good I telling us when she has to go now and we don't even have any diapers in the house! Okay - we do have pull-ups, but usually now we're in panties, which she loves b/c they have Cinderella on them!!! She has been so resistant to this for so long and I just knew I was going to be buying two sizes of diapers when her little brother came, but now it looks like she might finally be out of them!!
Hooray - I'm so proud of my big girl and tell her daily how proud of her I am and how happy she makes me!!!
Monday, November 09, 2009
I'm mostly caught up through 2009 so hopefully when the baby comes I'll be finished with it - Thanksgiving & Christmas will be two big holidays to catch up on with plenty of pics I'm sure. I thought about creating a couple of template now to finish out with pics later, but that can be hard b/c you never know what colors you'll have in the pictures to make it all match. Guess I could do it all and just add the backgrounds later...that might work.
After doing a baby book for the new baby I just plan to work on annual books for the family instead of keeping up one for each child. There will be pages dedicated to each depending on events I'm sure, but for the most part it's for our family as a whole. When the kids get older and if they each want one of their own I'll just have to order copies of all the pages since they are online. That reminds me, I actually need to buy refill sheets for my album so when these new pages come in I'll have the protectors all ready for them to be put into.
Here are a a couple of pages I've finished recently and all can be found in this folder.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
I am thankful that I finally get my Fridays off again & that I'll be off tomorrow!
I am thankful for great friends to go shopping with on my day off!
I am thankful that Michael felt his son move for the first time this week!!
I maybe could have gotten away with the 6 Million, but decided I didn't want to risk outgrowing this one too soon & plus if I decide I want to carry my video camera along somewhere I'll have the room - or if not I'll have plenty of room for things I would normally carry in my purse or diaper bag if I take kiddos on a photo outing with me! Plus, there are always dreams of new and exciting lenses and then they would already have a home waiting on them!! :)
So, my Lowepro bag is actually for sell - I've listed it on our classifieds at work and will put it on Craig's List, too I guess - if you're interested let me know! It is a fabulous bag and I hope I'm as satisfied with the Crumpler as I was with the Lowepro! Anyone have either bag already - what's your opinion of the bags?
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
So, since this is a piece of furniture that we will probably have in our home forever I take Emma's picture sitting in it every year on her birthday so that I can watch my baby grow.
This was the first set of pictures I took on her first b'day:
And I made two pages for the pictures I took on her 2nd b'day (b/c I didn't like how the first turned out - which do you like best):
(One of these pics she's also in her Amish Rocking Chair my sisters bought for my baby shower.)
And online I've put all the pictures in this folder. It isn't long until I'll be making an album in there titled Emma Turns 3 - I cannot believe my baby is about to be 3 years old AND a big sister!! We haven't even started on her little brother's room. Michael and I actually plan to work on it some this weekend - or at least check out patterns for it! We have a queen sized bed in there now that needs to be moved out before we can set up his crib. We're going to take that up to East Texas b/c it's ten times more comfy than the bed we sleep on up there now. That one will be donated this weekend for an auction the church is hosting. So, next trip up we'll be hauling a bed with us.
Monday, November 02, 2009
They were all so cute, too! You can see though they were all checking out the older kiddo in the reaper costume - LOL!
Emma was a cute lion - though she said she was a cat (which is true) and would say "Me-Mow Me-Mow"!!!
Sunday morning I was thankful for the time change - we were able to get in a little extra sleep before getting up and getting dressed for church (though honestly, I prefer the Daylight Savings Time b/c I don't like that it gets dark earlier now). Instead of Emma waking up and coming into our room and crawling in bed like she usually does Michael said we should do that to her so we jumped up when we heard her waking up over the monitor and jumped into bed with her!! Driving home from church the weather was so awesome that we rolled down the windows, blared the radio & sang all the way with our hands out in the air! Emma laughed so hard - I wish I had taped it b/c it was hysterical - we were having a great time!
Sunday afternoon I headed over to Elaine's house - I got a copy of Lightroom & she gave me a lesson on how to use it! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Photo editing/processing is going to speed up 100 times for me!! Now I know why all the photographers rave about it! Thanks so much Elaine!! It was great to spend time with her as well!