Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from our little ones!




Baby #3

The ultrasound was on Tuesday, and the picture below is how we announced baby’s gender!


That’s right – another sweet girl!  Russell was right!  As I had told a few friends, I also had a suspicion it was a girl. I guess we need to go in the attic and see what girl clothes we have and what we need – we borrowed some of the clothes Meredith wore and have since returned them to their owners.  Also, we are about 95% sure on baby girl’s first name.  Definitely no middle name yet.

It was so sweet to see her.  She was squirming all over the place.  The ultrasound tech had no trouble seeing everything she needed to see.  She is perfectly healthy.  She also told us that baby weighs 8 oz right now (at least, that’s what she’s measuring – we all know how (in)accurate those measurements can be!)


We got a 3D photo of her sucking her thumb Smile  She may be a finger or thumb-sucker like her big sis.


Belly at 18 1/2 weeks – geez:


New pregnancy news: I’m currently pretty hungry Smile which is good since I just got back up to my pre-pregnancy weight.  Started feeling movements around 14 weeks very sporadically, and now feel a couple kicks every day.  Otherwise, I’m just enjoying not feeling sick and not feeling too huge – the best part of pregnancy: the second trimester!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fruits of the Spirit

We have a DVD called God Rocks: Grow in the Lord.  There is a song about the fruits of the Spirit in it (Gal. 5:22-23).  We were playing instruments the other day and the kids started singing it.  They know it by heart!  The song’s lyrics are essentially the same as the Bible verses, so it’s nice to know that they’ve memorized yet another verse through song.

The lyrics: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – against such things there is no law; the fruit of the Spirit is”

Early V-day Celebrations

This weekend, Kacki and Paw Paw came bearing Valentine’s gifts for the kids:

Cars for Russell, of course!


And a book for Meredith, which she loves.



Today, we had our Valentine’s party with our co-op.  They had a shortened school session, then we had cupcakes, handed out valentines, and did a little craft.  (Unfortunately, Russell elected to get into trouble while I was helping Meredith with her craft, so it was time out and no craft for Russell.)




Here are all the kids at the Valentine’s party 2 years ago:


And today – they have doubled in number Smile 


It’s amazing how fast time flies!


I had a wonderful 31st birthday on Saturday!  Got to go to the gym (by myself), brunch with my friend Sarah, cake with Jason and the kids, and Japanese hibachi dinner with Jason.  Simple and perfect!  I don’t need too much these days Smile



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kid Quotables

Quotes from our kids and random phone pictures:

Meredith (coming up to me with a book): Snuggle up, Mommy!


Meredith: fussing and crying in her carseat. 

Me: What’s wrong? 

Meredith (stops crying; totally normal voice): Hi, Mommy.  Why’s Meredith crying?


Russell (upon hearing a baby cry): Mom, that baby is crying.  What’s crying start with?  /k/ /k/, Oh, crying starts with K!  (That was a really good try and I hated to tell him it was actually a C!)


Russell often says: When baby Emily comes…(he has decided #3 is a girl and her name is Emily (which is not a possibility)!  Good thing we find out on Tuesday!)