Sunday, October 28, 2012

Here We Go...

I am fine if the baby waits until her due date or a LITTLE after, but today I found myself thinking about all the things that I will enjoy doing when baby gets here...

1. By far I am most excited to get back to normal playing with my girls. I miss being able to go down the slide at the park with them or crawling around and under and over things. And poor Gracie is not very happy that mom's lap doesn't have room for her to sit on it. 
2. laying on my tummy.
3. packing away the maternity clothes...I am so sick of maternity clothes.
4. being able to sit in a chair for twenty minutes before my feet swell grotesquely.
5. be able to reach my toes or bend over and pick something up without getting out of breath.
6. being able to walk normally and not waddling.

With that being said, this really has been the easiest pregnancy. It's a lot easier to be pregnant when your husband is NOT in school, you're not potty training anyone, and not moving to another state. I can't complain too much. I haven't had much back or hip pain, and emotionally, I am so much more stable this go around. We'll see if my tune changes in two weeks.....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting for Baby....

Dear Baby Girl #3,

I am excited for you to come, but you must wait until your due date or after to make your appearance. (BUt not too long after please.)

1. I am not ready for sleepless nights yet.
2. I want to enjoy the Halloween festivities with your older sisters.
3. Katie's birthday is on the 9th and desperately wants a friend party. I really don't want to deny her that since this move has been hard on her, but I can't have a houseful of germy little kids over when I have a newborn.
4. I still have sewing projects to get done before you're here. If you want bibs and such, you better wait for me to sew them.
5. I'm not quite ready to nurse around the clock yet.
6. Several closets need reorganizing before you get here.

your mother

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A witch's tea party

 I received an invitation I couldn't refuse today. I attended a witch's tea party.

 my sweet little one is a decorator at heart: she even had the haunted house and spooky trees we made early this week as the "center piece"

 Beetle tea

 Spider Stew as the main course

The dessert was "Frog eye Snake Skin Lizard body pudding cake." it was delicious, let me tell you.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Autumn Time

I realized that I haven't taken a single picture of the fun fall things we have been doing! rats. I will need to do some photo catching up. 

Not much is different for us in Oregon except my belly is double in size and if something is on the floor, you can bet I am not going to be the one to pick it up.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Getting Ready for COnference

A list of conference activities that we're going to attempt this year:

Prophet puzzle
Reverence Tents (maybe, I am thinking y kids aren't old enough for this, but love the idea.)
Conference Wall
Color ties or dresses to match the speaker.
Block temple
Topic Block Tower
Conference collages
Conference picnic (we eat outside on a blanket to get out of the house for a little while in between sessions. SOmetimes we go for a walk too.)
Conference train
Gospel Matching cards