Thursday, August 30, 2007

My baby?

Anna and Tommy were playing in my room one day, and Tommy decided to climb into the cradle and lay down. Anna thought this was hilarious, so she grabbed a pillow for his head and his blanket and proceeded to "tuck him in". But she didn't think that was enough, she felt that he needed some "milk" and found one of her play bottles to "feed" Tommy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Before and After

I needed a new dresser for Tommy's room because he would be sharing with the baby, and his old one was super small. Mom found this "lovely" piece at a garage sale for only $10.

I sanded, painted, and replaced most of the drawer pulls, and this is the final result! What do you think?

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day of School's that time again! The first day of school! This was much different than last year because I have 2 in school now! Tommy only goes from 8-10:30, but it's still school. He thinks his backpack is SO cool, as you can see in the picture below. He had a great day today in his PPCD class. I wish I could have come in, but to make the transition easy, his teacher met me at the curb and took him straight to class. She said that it took a little while for him to warm up to everyone, but as soon as he did, he performed wonderfully! When I picked him up, he ran to the car with a huge smile on his face and actually talked all the way home! I couldn't understand half of what he said, but it's a big step! I'm not sure if he knew exactly what was going to happen this morning, but he's a trooper and did great! Tommy's school is only about 8 minutes away, and is surrounded by $500,000+ homes on 2 sides, and on the third side are million dollar, absolutely amazing custom homes. It makes for a nice drive!

Anna is now in first grade and she gets her own locker! She's been SO excited about school starting! She's been counting down the weeks, then days until the first day of school. Both kids went to bed on time last night, so they woke up on their own, and fairly happy, and both actually ate breakfast. It wasn't until after we dropped off Tommy and were driving to Anna's school that she admitted that she was a little scared. There are no kids in her first grade class that were in her kindergarden class, so it's a little intimidating for her. I walked her in and helped her put away her stuff, and gave her lots of hugs and kisses! I know she'll do great today!

Friday, August 17, 2007

"Pool Party"

Tonight was a Primary Pool Party that Anna was super excited about, but it started pouring rain soon after we got in the car to go . Anna was really disappointed, but I promised her a "pool party" when we got home in my big bathtub. Tommy, of course, couldn't resist, and the kids had a great time! I love the picture of Tommy. If you look closely, you can see the bubbles in mid-splash!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Quick Baby Update

This is baby #3 for me, so this should all be routine, but I don't think it ever will be! Baby is looking healthy and strong, and is in the right position. He just refuses to drop. Ick. I am dialated to a one and 50% effaced. I only have 2 weeks to go!

Friday, August 10, 2007


Yep. That just about sums it up. Wow. I found Nathan Fowkes' blog today and it is FILLED with his artwork, and it is AMAZING! You guys need to check it out! I am happy to say that I'm his cousin!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Movie Review - "Shrek the Third"

Today Anna and I went to see Shrek the Third at the dollar movies. Anna had never been to the movies before, so it was an interesting adventure. This latest installment of Shrek is definitely not as good as the first two. In fact, Anna had a lot of trouble sitting still through some parts because they were a little slow and boring. It wasn't near as funny, and I found myself outright laughing only a couple of times. The plot is not that great, and some parts were stretched thin, and others not developed enough. For what it is, though, Anna and I gave it two thumbs up. It entertained us, made us laugh, and it had babies in it (we're all about babies at my house right now). This is definitely one to rent, but keep your expectations fairly low, and you'll probably enjoy it!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

We're putting it to a vote...

Danny and I can't agree on a name for this baby, which will be born on August 31 (I go to the hospital on the 30th at 5pm to start some drugs, and the next morning I'll be started on pitocin), so we're putting it to a family vote. Now, just because the name wins, doesn't exactly mean that's what we'll name him, but we'd like to know what you think. Just let us know which one you like better, and why, in the comments section.
Name 1: Henry
Name 2: Eduard

Anna's trip to Six Flags

Here are some cute pictures of Anna that mom took at Six Flags. They both said that they had a fun time, and Anna loved the little roller coaster and Mexican Hat! Anna keeps on asking when she'll be big enough to ride the big roller coasters! Looks like Danny will have a roller coaster buddy!