Monday, August 30, 2010

Riding The Range

Before the onslaught of returning to the school's schedule we visited with Bill's family for a few days at a cool resort in Oklahoma. We had a blast swimming in the pool, going to the nature center and most of all, riding horses! I love horses and haven't ridden in a million years. The boys loved it too. Mr. Golden Curls and Pappa shared a white horse in front of us and Lil' Spitfire and I rode at the end of the pack.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

To Have And To Hold In Bad Fashion And In Health

9 years ago today I walked down the aisle and tied the knot. But 15 years ago this Saturday I dressed in this shirt and a pair of wicked sweet red glitter vinyl Airwalks, grabbed some books and headed to the library courtyard to meet my future husband. I didn't know I was meeting my future husband, I didn't even know I was going to meet a boy, but there you have it. My freshman year, a week before classes even start and fate takes hold. It was a long and bumpy road but we made it to that aisle and I've never regretted a moment. Happy Anniversary to my Superhero!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Grape Of Wrath

This week Baby Three is the size of a grape! I've been sick, sick, sick but I am finally seeing some relief from nausea in sight and this morning I actually woke feeling normal. Normal is good! It's early but I'm seeing a definite baby pooch. Other than nausea there's the overwhelming (skip this sentence boys) pain of the growing bosoms. Ouch, ouch, ouch!

I am so excited you would really think this was my first not my third. I see babies in public and want to stare, I get all dreamy and it feels so strange to know we're having one. I also have these moments where "what the heck were we thinking?!" shouts out in my head. Really, diaper bags, bottles, sleep deprivation, spit up, large amounts of money going out the window, traveling with a household worth of stuff for one little being...really, again?! I also know from experience that all of the agony is totally worth the payout.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Have A First Grader?!

What an absolutely handsome boy! Today was the first day of 1st Grade. I was a little worried about how he would do, he was not excited about going like he was last year for kindergarten. Last night at the open house he was uncharacteristically shy with his teachers. When he got home this afternoon I was chomping at the bit to know "How did it go bitty?!" "It was awesome, we got to hold real mice!" So there you have it, 1st grade is all good. Let's hope that goes for the non-mice days ahead of us as well!

While big brother was at school Lil' Spitfire is home for another year. Last year he got to pick out a new board game that just he and I could play on the first day of school. This year, thanks to my bro and sis-in-law, we've upgraded from board games to Wii, sweet! So we picked a bargain bin Wii game from Best Buy. He played that game all morning long and was in Mater-National heaven.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Raspberry Baby

This is week seven for tiny little Number Three and I read baby is now the size of a raspberry, cute! We've had fun over the last few weeks making announcements and getting wrapped up in everyone's excitement. "Think Pink!" has been the theme of everyone's reactions and we would love to have a girl but we've decided if it's another boy as wonderful as the two we have how could we mind?! When we visited Texas my Sis and Mom-in-law greeted me an all pink care package, so sweet!

Now it's all slowing down a bit, but life is not. I'm sure we'll be busy and distracted through the next nine months which is just fine by me. I am not one of those people who joys in the feelings of pregnancy. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond thankful and I look forward to the monumental things like heartbeats, sonograms and baby kicks, but I would be perfectly happy to hibernate through the next nine months. I prefer the birthing part over the pregnant part! I've progressed rapidly in these two weeks from no symptoms, to morning sickness, to 24/7 sickness. I'm nauseous, headachy, and exhausted. I just can't get anything done which is frustrating. I'm also frustrated that as soon as we found out our wonderful news we went on vacation and I haven't been able to go to the doctor yet, but soon. Next week ends our vacation and it's back to relative normalcy (read chaos but no more out of town trips). The baby has grown amazingly too, from the size of a grain of rice to raspberry sized in just a week, incredible!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Craft Room Eviction Notice

Dear Craft Room,

It has been a delightful two years having you, my first ever craft room. It seems like only yesterday that I sat in the floor, built your shelves and obsessively, I mean, lovingly filled every nook and cranny with scrapbooking supplies. But it seems our days of shutting ourselves off from the world, blaring music, and flinging paper are coming to an end. 9 months seems like a long time but I know from experience it goes so fast. But don't worry craft room, I will still be crafting away in the future Master Bedroom/Craft Room. It will never take your place but you have a more important job to do and I look forward to trading our crafting time for time spent with sweet little baby number three. We'll still have raucous times and quiet calm times but these will be so much more rewarding! I will never forget you craft room!

Forever yours,