Monday, February 9, 2015

Birthday fun!

I had some sweet birthday buddies today! Meredith painted me a birthday card and sang "happy birthday" to me twice; Russell gave me random hugs, kisses, and "I love you's" throughout the day; and of course Jason gave me a pretty cake and a pretty new ESV Bible! Paige was her normal sweet and sassy self ;) ; she did say "birthday" a few times!

My biggest present: 

Yes, I'm 12 weeks pregnant with our 4th little blessing! The kids are very excited. Predictably, Russell is hoping for a boy, and Meredith is hoping for a girl. Paige says, "baby!"

I'm feeling very tired and somewhat nauseous - aka, pregnant. We had an ultrasound at 8 weeks, and that was the first time I've seen an 8-week-gestation baby in 3D, which was amazing. God's creation of babies is breathtaking.

Dancin', Tappin', Balletin'

Meredith decided not to take tap and ballet again in the spring. (She is doing swim lessons, like Russell, instead.) So I took lots of pictures of her last class in December!

Loved watching this girl dance! She's already said she may want to do it again - I would just love to see it again :)

Creation Museum visit!

Rewinding back to the end of December, since the beginning of this year has gotten the best of me!

Right after Christmas, we took a 3-day weekend vacation to the Creation Museum in Kentucky.

The kids loved the hotel as much as anything! Here we are waiting for our complimentary breakfast (not a free continental, but a part of the hotel's package for those visiting the museum.)

On Saturday morning, we headed to the Creation Museum! I got this sweet picture of these two in front of a dinosaur exhibit.

Looking at a fake fossil dig:

Watching a show about creation:

Paige really liked the animal sculptures (a representation of life before the fall). Like most toddlers, it's very hard to get a picture of her not moving!

Animatronic Noah talking about building the ark:

Standing in front of more Noah exhibits - they had some really interesting info about the ark!

The kids' favorite exhibits, hands down, were the dinosaur models:

I didn't get any pictures of swimming in the hotel pool (another highlight), but I did get some cuddle in bed pictures :)

We had a nice, laid-back vacation!