Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Nathan had a really fun Halloween starting with going to Chick-Fil-A and a Fall Festival at First Baptist Georgetown with his friend Luke. When we got home we took him to a few houses on our block and he loved getting candy in his Elmo bucket.
Moving on to Thanksgiving......
We had Thanksgiving at our house this year with Jake's parents, sister and cousin. My mom, youngest brother and grandma got to come down as well. We had a great time and Nate had a blast going around saying "Happy Giving"! Here are some pics:
And finally Christmas.......
We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house with Jake's parents and sister and opened gifts that night. Nathan loved opening gifts and everything was "wow coooool". :-) My mom and brother came down on Christmas and we had an Indian food feast at Jake's parents house that night. Nathan definitely made out like a bandit! He loved saying "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays"!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Nathan has found a new use for the little tub you get at the hospital for bathing babies:
Here he's saying "PEACE OUT":
Andrew Joshua John was born on 9/2/08 at 8:55 am and was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 19.5 in long. We were scheduled for an induction the morning of 9/2 and went into the hospital the night before for some "prep" work, but Andrew decided to come on his own and my water broke before any of the "prep" work got started. It's funny how things work out because the exact same thing happened with Nathan. We went in the night before a scheduled induction and he came on his own as well. Both my boys were great at timing their arrival so that we could avoid a late night rush to the hospital and were able to plan our families being around for help. :-)
It has been a little easier adjusting to having two kids than I anticipated, but I know that is due to my wonderful husband who has totally stepped up and pretty much takes care of Nathan and to my in-laws living 3 miles away. Now if I could only get a little sleep........
Nathan loves being a big brother and loves to give his little bro hugs and kisses and he likes to tickle his feet. Here are some pics of the boys together (and a few more of Drew):
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Anyways, here are a few things that have happened in the past several weeks that I haven't posted on yet (I wanted to post pictures, but my camera is messed up right now and won't upload to my computer):
1. Jake's 35th Birthday
We had a little get together to celebrate Jake's bday on July 30. I decided that I would test out my cake decorating skills and make his cake. I found a golf bag cake pan at Hobby Lobby and just couldn't pass it up. It was kind of small so I made cupcakes as well (I decorated the cupcakes to look like putting greens). It turned out to be quite an undertaking considering Nathan decided to be incredibly difficult that day and not nap all day. I finally got it done and I think it turned out pretty good for my first time. I wish I could post pics of it, but if you are on Facebook, you can see pics there.
2. I don't think I have mentioned this before, but Jake's parents are moving to Texas from Minnesota. They found a house a few miles from us and closed on it last week. Their furniture is getting here next week and his mom is moving down on 8/29. His dad, however, doesn't officially retire until the end of september so that is when he will move down. His mom is coming early to start getting things unpacked and to help out with the new baby. We are excited to have them here and are happy that the boys will be able to see them anytime they want instead of just a few times a year.
3. I had my 36 week appt last week and found out that I'm already dilated to 1 cm, 75% effaced and the baby is at a -1 station. I know that is a foreign language to most of you, but to those mommas out there, you know what I'm saying. haha I know that I could stay this way for the next several weeks, but it just brought on a wave of panic thinking that it could be any day now cause I still wasn't fully prepared at home for Andrew's arrival. Needless to say that I came home and washed all the baby clothes, got the remaining baby stuff out of the attic, went shopping for baby stuff, etc. We are ready now, but next week will be a bad week for his arrival so I'm praying that he waits till at least after 8/29. Next week we have to take care of the movers for Jake's parents, his sister will be in Minnesota and we are having Jake's cousin from Minnesota visit. I know he's gonna come when he is ready and I have no control over when that will be, but I have faith that whenever that time comes God will take care of all the details. I just get anxious about what we're gonna do with Nathan and making sure he is taken care of while I'm in labor....but it will all work out.
4. Just in the past few weeks, Nathan's vocabulary has just taken off. He talks ALL the time. We don't always understand what he is saying, but he loves to have conversations with himself and his stuffed animals. He is learning his alphabet and can say every letter, but "W". He can't quite say that one yet, but that's a tough one. He doesn't know his numbers yet, but I'm amazed at how quickly he's learning his alphabet so I'm sure numbers are soon to follow. I think he's going to be a very sweet big brother. He will go up to the baby swing and bassinet and say "Baby Drew" and he will give my belly hugs and kisses. We'll just have to watch him when he throws his temper tantrums cause he will just throw himself all over and/or any object that is in his hand. (yes, we are working on taming his temper)
Well I think that's about it for now. :-) I have my 37 week appt tomorrow and will post a pregnancy update after that. Hopefully I can figure out my camera issue soon and I can post some pics.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Here's a little video of him sliding down the little pool slide. He LOVED it! Every time he went down the slide, he had to stand up and clap for himself and make sure everyone else clapped for him too. What a ham!
Thank you SO much Jim and Sharon for having us over for such a fun afternoon and for the awesome food!! We can't wait till next year!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Here are some pics:
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sorry the pics are so small. The third one is the money shot. Literally within 2 seconds of the sonogram, he exposed himself. haha We are both really excited and if Nathan knew what was going on then I know he'd be ecstatic to have a little brother. At first I was sure we were having a girl, but in the past month I have come to the realization that we are having a boy....and I was right. I am surprised that I really wasn't upset or disappointed at all when we found out it was a boy. It's gonna be mayhem around here, but it will be lots of fun having two boys. Hopefully they will entertain each other, but I might as well go ahead and get a referee jersey and whistle ready!