Monday, March 22, 2010

Late Post- St. Patricks Day

Hailey and Mary Kathryn are always super excited whenever there is a holiday and St. Patricks Day is no exception! Whenever a holiday is brought up at school, we always look up the meaning on the internet and ,of course, we looked up pictures of leprechauns (Mary Kathryn's favorite part!). Over the last few years, a "leprechaun" has been leaving cupcakes w/ green icing and sprinkles for the girls. Every St. Patrick's Day, Mary Kathryn and I go pick up Hailey from school and when we get back there are green cupcakes on the table. Well, this year Hailey decided she didn't want a leprechaun in our house and wouldn't even go upstairs to get ready for school. She thought a leprechaun might be up there! So this year "I" made the green cupcakes and for Mary Kathryn's benefit (she still thinks its really cool that a leprechaun leaves the cupcakes) the leprechaun added green sprinkles while we were picking up Hailey from school (We didn't tell Hailey that part!). This is one of our fun little traditions. They will probably soon outgrow this one, but we will have to keep it going for baby Bella!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Busy weekend!....

What a busy weekend! Friday we headed to Cary to have a 4D ultrasound. We were really excited to see baby Bella in a more "realistic" looking picture. It was definitely very different from the 2D ultrasounds we are use to seeing. All of the little parts and even the face was a whole lot easier to see. The tech who did our u/s told us the baby would have been even clearier, but since the placenta is on the front of my uterus, it was more difficult then usual to get a clear picture. Even so, we got some great shots and really enjoyed the experience. I think it finally brought home to Hailey and Mary Kathryn that there is a real, live baby in there! After the u/s we headed to Crabtree to eat at Kanki. The girls loved watching the cooks "throw fire" and of course the food was awesome! On Saturday morning I did a little bit of shopping and then headed to help Michelle prepare tickets and seating for the Jr. Miss. I headed straight from working on that to meet Chrystal and Nikki for dinner at the Olive Garden. So glad they were so understanding about having to rush back to the Jr. Miss to help w/ the tickets! We finally settled down to watch the show and had a great time. Missed the very end to help Michelle backstage w/ the awards, but really enjoyed it and didn't mind at all:) Looking forward to our next "GNO" night! Sunday morning Michael, Mary Kathryn and I went to Sunday school then helped out in the nursery. Hailey had spent the night with her good friend, Madison, so we were definitely missing her, but she had a great time! As soon as I got home I layed on the couch and the next thing I knew it was 4 hours later! Glad for the much needed nap! Had a great weekend but wouldn't mind a relaxing week ahead!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We are growing...literally!

Can't believe it is March already! Since my last blog we have announced our 3rd and last baby is on her way and will be here sometime in July! I will be 20 weeks this upcoming weekend. 5 months down, 4 to go!! Very glad the horrible nausea and vomiting has gone away! I am very lucky to have had the help of my husband, mother in law, friends, and the best coworkers I could ever ask for! I have no idea what I would have done without them! So, we had our 17week ultrasound a few weeks ago and found out we are having a little girl! Hailey and Mary Kathryn are super excited to be getting a little sister and I know they will all have a good time growing up together. We have decided to name this newest addition Isabella Faith and call her Bella. She is already a very active baby and moves around all day (and night) long. Now that I am about half way there and getting bigger, I am having to use almost all of the pillows on our bed to get comfortable sleeping at night. Poor Michael is lucky to get one pillow to lay his head on at night! Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who does not mind! We are definitely each others best friend and our priority is always on each other, our family together, and of course, first and foremost, God. Thank you Lord for giving us each other! Next on our agenda is to have an additional bedroom prepared for the baby. We will be walling in the upstairs living area that we never use and have it made into a bedroom. That should be done sometime at the end of April/early May. Since it has been 5 years since Mary Kathryn was born, I have gotten rid of almost all our baby stuff. So getting everything she will need will also be on my to- do list. It has been so long I really can't remember what all she will need! I need to start a list!! This Friday we will be getting a 3d-4d u/s. The girls are really excited about this. Can't wait!

Also since my last blog Hailey turned 8 years old. My goodness how time flies! We are so blessed to have our Hailey. She is so responsible, caring, always thinks of others and their feelings and we couldn't be prouder of her. She had a great birthday/slumber party w/ a total of 11 little girls. Thank you, thank you, thank you Trina, Victoria, and Cassidy for your help w/ that. Ya'll are the best! Can't believe we will soon be registering Mary Kathryn for kindergarten! She is so excited about going to big girl school with Hailey in the fall. I will sure miss our week days together but I know she will love school!

I am going to try and be much more vigilant about updating my blog in the coming months. I don't want to miss documenting any of the many changes in our family. I know we will want to look back at this time in our lives one day! Right now we are living and enjoying every moment!