Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Name Game

If you've followed my blog at all over the past year or so... you'll know we are expecting our third child in the very near future.  You'd also know that we opted (again) not to find out the gender!  It's just more fun that way (at least for us!).  The only bad part is having to have a name ready for a girl AND a boy.  Cory and I just can't decide.  Eloise has given us some suggestions (she's 3.5 yrs old)... one name was Simba.  (Hmmm... not quite what I had in mind).  Here is a list I started.... and Eloise wanted to add on her ideas....

You'll notice "Broby" and "Darth Vader" as boy names.  She hasn't contributed any girl names because she's really pulling for a little brother!!  :)

We've gotta get on our giddy-up... or this baby may have no name come Birth Day!!
(Not even joking!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn seems to be zipping right into winter in these parts!  The weather forecast is calling for a mix of rain and snow on Friday.  I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to it.  I feel like we barely had a chance to enjoy the changing leaves and cool, crisp air. 
But, it is what it is!

 (Playing Peter Pan.... "Wendy" is reading a book to Dinah)

We have been stuck inside for the past week or so.  Not that we go out all that much (this preggo mama is too pooped most of the time!)... but both girls have had a bit of a cold and Eloise has developed a rash around her mouth (which you can see in above picture).  A trip to the doctor to confirm what it was, some medicine... and we are really hoping it's gone by Friday so she can do a little trick-or-treating!  I can't wait to reveal their costumes!  In the meantime, we have been wiping noses, sanitizing toys and doing laundry non-stop.  I'd say that Cory and I both are pretty weary of it all!  BUT, we hope that it will all be out of the way before Baby arrives.  (2-4 weeks!)  I don't have a picture to share because the last "belly pic" I took was atrocious.  But maybe I'll share a 36 week picture next week!  I had an appointment yesterday and things are looking fine.  The baby's head is down, which is not surprising since I am constantly feeling little feet shoving my right side! :)

Eloise has started "school".  She already knows her alphabet, colors, shapes and counting to 50 and higher.... but we are working on preschool type things just to get her to learn to follow directions, penmanship/line control and other basics.  She enjoys it SO much!  She begs me every day to do more.  I know that won't last long, so I'll take it while I can get it!

Dinah is enjoying playing... especially "Weegos" (Legos)... but sometimes will join in for some "school" (aka: scribbling) as well.  :)

Despite the colds, rashes, multiple frenzied wiping of noses, extra laundry and sanitizing... I am trying to enjoy these last few weeks with just me and My Girls.  I admit that I am TIRED, frustrated and can't wait to not be pregnant anymore.... but I also want to enjoy these special moments of just the three of us at home together.  Everything is about to change (for the better, of course)... but it's a little bittersweet to know it won't be just me, Dinah and Eloise in a few short weeks.  I am blessed for sure!  And soon to be blessed with one more!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's Fall!

I took the girls outside the other day to try to get some Fall pictures.... but then I realized that most of the leaves were already raked up!  At least we had a couple of pumpkins!  And THEN... I had a hard time getting both girls to focus, stay still, look at me, yadda yadda!  You get the idea!  So... this is what we got!

It has been a chilly, wet Fall around these parts... hopefully we'll get a little more sunshine soon!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Little Halloween... and 33 Weeks!

Here is a sneak peek of what my girls are going to be for Halloween... maybe you can guess?

 I have been working on the machine sewing part of the costumes.... and my machine broke the other day!!  Thank goodness my mom let me borrow hers!  I am hoping that I can take mine in for service and repairs, however it's a pretty old machine (my great grams)... so I don't know if they'll be able to get parts for it or anything!  We shall see!  I need to really get working on these costumes!  Not much time left!

In other news.... I'm 33 weeks today!  Only 4-7 to go!

Ok, so technically this picture is a day early... but same difference!  :)