Saturday, May 29, 2010

The ultrasound

So last Thursday we had our first ultra sound. I'm so happy to report that everything looked great. The baby has all its parts is measuring nicely, and was moving all over the place. Always an awesome feeling to see the baby! We were hoping to find out the sex, but no such luck! The baby had other plans and stuck the umbilical cord right between it's legs!!! Eric and I don't mind too much, but we do have some anxious grandparents! We haven't decided whether we're going to choke up the money for a 3D ultra sound, or just go for the surprise. Soo we may have a girl with a very boy room for a bit!!! Oh well, surprises are nice too...especially good ones.

We ask for continued prayers that this baby has a nice high platelet count. As I said we really won't know until birth. So far I'm feeling much better and hoping this is a good sign! Only 19 weeks to go...not that I'm counting!

I would post some ultrasound pics, but their really not that great because the baby was moving everywhere. I would have to label them for anyone to figure them out!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Disney


Yes notice the Tinker Bell toy he is holding...ahh, my manly man.

Jack loved dumbo! He can now say elephant quite clearly!
Right after Ethan's birthday we took a vacation to Disney! Thanks mom and dad! It was an action packed week. First we took an airplane to Orlando. Each of my kids had a piece of roll luggage to bring on the plane. I have to say it was so cute to watch them proudly tote the luggage through the airport. It was a bit slow going, but well worth it! The kids did awesome on the flight and loved every minute of it!



While in Disney we visited all the parks and spent a day swimming at the condo. I do believe the kids will have many memories of this trip!


Highlights:






  • Ethan rode all the rides and loved them! We were really shocked!



  • Cam loved the fireworks. He had so many cute quotes. During the fireworks he said, " ohh, the red one was my favorite"



  • Jack loved everything, but the fireworks.



  • Meeting Mickey Mouse, both Cam and Jack waited all week to meet the mouse. They gave him kisses and were so excited. Ethan wouldn't go near him!



  • Eating lunch in the castle ( my kids loved it), However, I was a little concerned when they gave each of them a plastic sword before lunch (umm whose brilliant idea was that?)



  • Eating dinner during the hoopdie Doo (sp?). Fun dinner show that we all enjoyed.



  • Swimming at the condo. All three children got into the pool and swam for hours.



  • The monorail. A fav of all my children.



  • Animal Kingdom..All 3 children loved.



  • Eating at the Rain forest Cafe. Again a big hit, well until Jack fell asleep:)



  • Watching my brother with my kids. He was awesome and a huge help.



  • Having grandparents helping hands and sharing memories.



Low lights:







  • Hot hot hot...Not cute with a pregnant lady



  • Tantrums from tired kids.



  • Long lines



  • carrying around children in the heat (do you notice a theme?)



  • Ethan being stubborn and whiny (mostly tired and hot)



  • Cam not riding anything inside because it was dark (umm that's a lot of the rides)



  • Jack screaming through fireworks



  • Cam pooping on a bridge in Magic Kingdom (nice)



Overall, I think it's a trip we will have many memories from and we are grateful we were able to do it! Thanks again mom and dad. Having said that I think we'll take a few years of beaches before we do that again!




Keeping Up







So, what can I say I've kind of fallen behind on the blogging. I was so busy the last couple of months and well exhausted, so some things fell on the back burner. As I near the end of my teaching year I feel that I should have more time to do some catching up!









About a week ago Ethan turned 5! I cannot believe that he is finished with pre-school. Next year he will be starting Kindergarten. He is so excited, and actually so am I. Sometimes a new chapter is such a good thing. I know lots of parents are sad about their kids going to school, but Ethan has always liked growing up. It's hard for me to be sad, because he is so happy about this next step. I enjoy watching Ethan grow into each new stage...well, at least most of them. He has never enjoyed being the baby and would prefer to be considered a big kid. This is always present in his actions towards his brothers. They have no idea how good they've got it :)






For his party we went to the same inflatable place as last year. He also continued with his Lightening McQueen cakes (this time daddy had to make dirt track Lightening McQueen). So he's a bit predictable. We had a great time with friends and family.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

video

Pujols look out!!

Here is our little slugger, Ethan, at his first T-Ball game.

Ethan recently started T-Ball. Eric and I were very pleased to find that he's not too bad. He loves to get up and hit, and will actually push ahead to get his turn. For most kids this would be a negative, for Ethan slightly amazing. He also goes for the ball. He never catches it, but neither does anyone else :)

Watching the game was great! Everyone hits, no one is out. When the ball goes into the field the whole team runs for it. I laughed the whole four innings. So much fun!