Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Few Busy Weeks

So we've been up to a few things lately.  

Katherine's softball team had a lot of rainout games during the month of May and basically the games all had to be made up in about a weeks time.  So we had three days in a row plus Saturday where we were attending her softball games.  And on top of her games we also had games for our boys too.  So we had overlapping and busy nights for a week.  I'm glad that's over.

Kaylee was able to attend her first Youth Conference this last week and she loved it.  She was very tired when she got home and just wanted to sleep. So I let her!!  Better to have her get some sleep then have her be grumpy.  

We also went to opening game night for the Orem Owlz and got to see a great game, and fireworks after the game.  But a bonus happened when we were able to let the kids run the bases after the fireworks.  I'm excited to watch more games even being pregnant.  

Then later that same week, we went down to Manti for the Mormon Miracle Pageant that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints puts on to help tell some of the history of the church.  The kids liked it, and so did Chris and I. All except the pesky mosquito part.  We did get home after 1 in the morning.  And had two appointments to be at by 9am the next morning.  

Friday was our 13th anniversary.  We didn't do a whole lot except for hang out at seven peaks for a few hours, and despite my efforts trying to protect my family and myself from the harmful effects of the sun, we all ended up sunburned, except the two younger boys.  Chris has it bad on his upper body, while I look like a lobster on my bottom half.  So between the two of us, we're a completely sunburned person.  OUCH!! 

After we came back from Seven Peaks, the two of us took our turns showering off the "pool" water so we could slip away and spend some time just the two of us.  We went to Cafe Rio ... YUMMY!! for dinner, and really enjoyed our meals.  Afterwards, we just spent some time running a few random errands, and trying not to be totally uncomfortable as the unknown sunburns were making their marks on us.   

So Saturday the 25th we spent the morning at Thomas's last T-ball game and then came home and took it easy for the most part.  Later that afternoon, we attended our ward's block party and had a great time.  (Chris didn't go, but I don't blame him and Ethan was sleeping at first so I left him at home with Chris)  The kids had a blast with the face painting, the pony rides, the balloons and friends ---- I had the chance to chat with a few of my friends while the kids were occupied.  It was really nice.  

It's been a long weekend and a few nights of lousy sleep because of the sunburns, but now I can feel that I'm getting a little better. 

Today (June 26th) while at church, I started having some swollen feet and ankles.... so my feet have hurt most of the day, but I've also been able to get a good nap in while I had my feet elevated.  I slept really good.  

Now I'm thinking that maybe I should schedule in a nap everyday from now till the baby gets here.... and then after if I can.  haha... 

And I think that SUMMER is officially here, because it certainly has been HOT!!  I sure hope I can handle the next two months without completely dying.  It's amazing to me, how when I'm pregnant things seem so much more unbearable .... gee I wonder why!!??

Pictures to come later....

Friday, June 17, 2011

Random summer/pregnancy thoughts

Okay so I've been pushing along the last few weeks since summer has started for my kids and for me, for that matter.

We had the first week as a break with no waking up early to have anyone anywhere on time. Then the last two weeks for four days each week, I've had to have two of my kids at the school for their summer reading camp. Which hasn't been bad either. After that we head up to a local school where they provide lunch free for kids. Which my kids have enjoyed. (So have I, because I don't have to come up with anything for lunch)

I've also woke up a few mornings this last week and completely forgot that I was pregnant. I know, how can I forget?? Trust me, I don't know how it happened, but I can assure you that it didn't last forever. I woke up and was shocked to see that I had a swollen tummy and then it all comes rushing back to me. OH yeah... I'm growing a little person inside of me.

And as this pregnancy started as an unexpected surprise for us, I also feel confident in knowing that this baby will also be the caboose for our family. We know this baby is a little girl, and though I was fighting back the tears when I found out, I'm now overly joyed to welcome a little girl again to our home.

I still have moments though, when my other girls are in each others faces and fighting or just having a hard time getting along for whatever reason, that I start to cry because I know another girl is on the way. I'm hoping though that she will have a mellow personality and that she won't be full of Drama like her older sister Heidi is. (and sometimes Kaylee and Katherine).

I feel this lady moving around all the time, and my kids are telling me how big my belly is now. (To them it looks HUGE and to me, I feel huge). Ethan is so excited to be a big brother, and he's always so concerned about the baby. He likes to come up and rub my belly and he says .."baby".

We're down to 3 more months until she'll make her grand appearance, and I think I'll still need all that time to mentally get ready for being a mom to a precious little child of God again. I'm totally overwhelmed at the task at hand again, but knowing that this is the last one, make me want to be better at remembering these things.

So here are a few more pictures from the pregnancy.

Taken May 12, 2011  --- 23 Weeks 

 Taken May 26, 2011  -- 25 Weeks

 Taken June 15, 2011  ---  28 Weeks

 And here's my brave belly picture at 28 weeks. 
Can hardly believe I have a little human growing inside there.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Last Day of School part 2

So earlier this week I was working a few more pages for my daughter's last day of school, I went to load them onto blogger, and lo and behold the internet didn't fire up.  Long story short, found out that my modem quit working.  Now we are up and running with a new one, and I'm very excited about that.

I try to think what my life was like before I had internet.... but you know what?  I can't survive without now!!  We do our banking online, we get our weather online, we buy things online, we pay bills online.... and the list seriously can go on and on.

So now, I'll post those lovely pages and get started on some more.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 2 and Day 3 of our summer.

SUMMER HISTORY ---- don't read if you are easily bored and don't really care.
Okay so Day 2 ---- we headed up to the Orem Library and registered for their summer reading program as well. Since our Provo City card can be used there as well. And of course, I couldn't leave there without the kids begging to check a book out from there. So we left with four books. On the way home, we made a spontaneous stop at a park to let them play and they had a fun time. The girls (Katherine and Heidi) had activity days at 4pm and they ended up making banana bread. It was really good, because I sampled some when they brought it home. I then was asked if I could help out with the Young Women that night because they were working on their sewing project of making PJ bottoms for Girls Camp later this summer. Well.... we are at square one with Kaylee seeing as how the wrong size pattern was picked for Kaylee in the first place. So now, I'll help her here at home to get her pair made before camp. And while I was there with Ethan and Kaylee everyone else was at Thomas's T-ball practice.

Crazy night. But it was fun!

Day 3 --- Pretty lazy morning ... and I feel so unmotivated to do anything. Kind of stinks that I don't have any energy to get anything done. Oh well... I am happy because I did purchase a photo prop I've been looking for in my price range and that was pretty much the hi-lite of the day until I went to book group tonight. But I only made it there, after we had to drop Katherine off at one field for a GAME!! and for her pictures at 4:30 -- and then have Ethan at a different field for his first night of Start Smart baseball/tball whatever you want to call it. He was SO EXCITED!! Next time I should remember to take my camera and get a picture. After his thing was over, we went back to the first field where Katherine was at and caught the last of her game, and she made it to first base because of a walk, and then the next player had a GREAT hit which allowed Katherine to run all the way to home and score. (Well, she really would have been out but the catcher dropped the ball - so Katherine got lucky)

She later asked me if she was safe or not, because she didn't know. Kind of fun watching her play. Came home made dinner and then out the door I went to book group and stayed for three hours. It's amazing how time flies when you are in good company and good discussion, not to mention the GOOD FOOD!! I didn't read the book yet seeing as how it was in-transit most of this last month. Little did I realize that it was coming from Great Britain when I ordered it off from Amazon. Maybe it said where it was coming from and I missed it, but seriously I didn't have a clue till the package arrived and it said Great Britain ---blah blah... something Royal Mail.... yeah... so I just barely got it like Friday or Saturday last and didn't have time scheduled in this week to read it. But it sounds like a great read that I'll for sure get in when I'm spending hours nursing a baby in a few more months.

And now my girls are having a sleep over with a friend and I'm going to go to bed. I know boring, but for me ... it's history. My history and when the kids ask me what they did during the summer.... BAM --- I can show them this and they'll never forget what they did.

Oh not to forget, but Kaylee ended up spending most of her day with her friend Serena and ended up going swimming and had a lot of fun. She was with her for about 7 hours today. I'm so glad that they have friends that I feel they can spend time with and won't be doing things I feel are inappropriate. It's great to see her going off and doing these things and having lots of fun.