Monday, August 31, 2009

Baby Sister Update

I still haven't posted pictures of our little girl from our ultrasound, I'll try to do that as soon as I can!
We had an appointment today! I am almost 26 weeks along and it seems Baby Girl is growing just fine! I've only gained 4 pounds so far, so I'm pretty excited about that! My blood pressure is good too! I am measuring right on 'Q' and Baby Girl's heartbeat is in the 150's!
My next appointment is full of sugar and blood testing! They'll test me for gestational diabetes. I was blessed with both boys to avoid this, so I'm hoping to this time as well!
I promise to get Baby Girl's pics up as soon as possible!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Preschool Open House

Benjamin loved his preschool open house. It was a great first experience in the classroom with other kids and Mrs. B! We started on his first homework assignment tonight. Mrs. B is making a class book that Benjamin will eventually bring home to share with us. He got to cut pictures out of magazines that represented his favorite food, color and animal. We still need to find pictures of his favorite color and what he likes to do best. He's already the best student I know!

Listening intently as Mr. Wrinkles told us about Jesus' love

The children's pastor!

Daddy, Benjamin and Mrs. B doing a puzzle together
Benjamin serving Mama a steak and potato chip dinner

Trying to find Mama a cup for something to drink

Nate playing in the ball pit in "The Zone" (the indoor playground)

Bubble Peek-a-Boo

The roller slide--for the 15th time!

Wee! I love preschool!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Nate's 1st Haircut

We broke down and got Nate his first haircut. I was nervous that his curls would be gone. But Terri did a great job!

Upon arriving...

Getting started...

Its official.....

I love getting my hair cut!

Terri was entertaining him here....

I had two people taking my handsome picture and I just didn't know what to think about it all!

But I got a balloon out of the deal!

Is this not their next poster child or what?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Children's Museum

Today we got to go check out the children's museum with our friend Lyla! We had a blast!

The best shot I could get of the two of them on the firetruck

Ben enjoying the water table

Nate enjoying the water table

Ben in Elmo's world!

Nate in Mr. Hooper's store

Nate scanning grocery store items

Nate picking out groceries

You can never have enough groceries

Ben checking out at Mr. Hooper's store

Ben running his own check-out process
Ben and Lyla putting balls into the silver tubes...
...and making them fly!

Nate watching the balls fly!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Enjoying our new bath toys!

Lala and Papa got Nathaniel some new bath toys for his birthday-this was the first chance I was able to catch the boys enjoying Nate's gift!

Thank you Lala and Papa-I really like my new bath toys!

Ben putting his mouth in the water to blow bubbles!

No really, I love bath time! Can't you tell ?!?!

Until next time, Ben and Nate :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Party like you just turned one!

Here are a few pics from Nate's birthday party. We had it at a local splash park. The day ended up being the hottest so far this summer---thank God for splash parks!

Benjamin playing in the sand digger

Nate enjoying the rainbow water mister
Nathaniel loved the water!

Benjamin enjoying the water too!
The birthday cake I made
Nina helping Nathaniel open his first birthday gift
Benjamin checking out the goods! New sand toys!
Birthday hugs from our friend Lyla!
Birthday kisses from brother Benjamin
Opening presents at home from Mama and Dada!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Preschool tour

This morning we went to tour Benjamin's preschool together as a family! Although he was a little cautious when we first arrived, he warmed up nicely and even enjoyed some play time on the inside playground! Mrs. Sherman, one of the three-year-old teachers gave us a tour. She also gave Benjamin a book before we left! Benjamin starts school Sept. 1!!!

Birthday Pictures

We had a great time getting birthday pictures taken. Here's a small taste of what we had done!

Its hard to believe our precious Nathaniel is a year old!