Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Break

For Thanksgiving break we flew to Washington to be home for the week. It was so nice to not think about school, relax, eat lots, and enjoy time with family.
We went Thrift Store shopping one day and Margaret found these straw glasses and Mikey got to try them out.
For Thanksgiving dinner I got put in charge of making the veggie tray. Margaret found this fun idea and I got to put it all together.
Time to Eat!
Kid's table
Big Kid table- Thanksgiving dinner was so good and I ate WAY to much!
Later in the evening, once the food had somewhat settled we enjoyed lots of yummy dessert. There was apple, pumpkin, and blackberry pie and I even made a pumpkin roll for the first time and it turned out really yummy.
This year I experienced Black Friday shopping for the first time in my life. Mike and Christy and Nate and I went to Wal-mart at 10 on Thursday night and it was a mad house. It was so crazy to see all the people and have to wait in line for an hour. It was all pretty entertaining to see how crazy people can be. Then on Friday, Anna and I went shopping at 6:30 in the morning to get some socks and other fun stuff at Fred Meyer. I decided after all that excited and lack of sleep that I probably won't go unless I really need or want something in years to come.
Nate got to help put up the Christmas lights
Saturday we got to Firth and Nate got to watch the little girls while the older girls went out. We were going to go to a craft show but there was an admission we didn't know about so we went to the DI and looked around and got some clothes.
Then Saturday night we went and picked out a Christmas tree at Stop and Shop. I also got my mom's house all decorated for Christmas. It was a fun and relaxing week and hopefully we can make it through the next three weeks of school!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

24 Weeks

As of right now I love being pregnant! I am out of the sick stage and not at the stage yet where I'm really uncomfortable. I love showing off my baby bump and feeling our little girl kick and squirm inside me all the time!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We're having a.............................

Yesterday we went to the doctor to find out the gender of the little thing that is squirming inside me. I think we both thought it was going to be a boy but much to our surprise we're having a GIRL! I think Nate was a little bummed out and now we are adjusting to the idea and getting used to saying she instead of he. We are both very excited and I was going to post the pictures that we got but they didn't really turn out that good. Our little girl was moving around so much and had the hiccups that the doctor couldn't get a clear picture. So today to make it more real I went to Wal-mart and got my first baby purchase. It was fun to shop in the baby section and made be so excited to be a mom to this special little girl that is growing inside me!


Juliette turned 1 on the 18th of October and on that following Saturday we had a little party and dinner for her. It was funny to watch Juliette's reactions to the presents and cake- she pretty much showed no emotion. It was a fun evening and nice to be with family.
She watched Amy open her presents and maybe a little smile came out when she started playing with her new toys.
She just stared at us all with a blank and confused face when we started singing Happy Birthday.
She was timid at first to eat the deliciousness in front of her but once she tasted it she dug right in.
Then the following week my mom gave us a pumpkin to carve. Nate cut it open and we both took some of the guts out. We decided not to carve it all the way but just make it a thinner layer. It was fun to do and Nate made some really yummy pumpkin seeds that only lasted a few days.