Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's a time for learning

One of the other fun things we got to do in Utah was go to the Children's Museum at the Gateway. We bought a family season pass to the museum in Memphis and we are able to get into all the Children's Museums in the country. It was well worth it, we go to the one here in Vegas regularly.

This was the first time we went to a museum and Hunter really got in to it. Usually he just wanders and occasionally finds something to play with, I guess he is just getting to that age. He had so much fun! His favorite part was the builder section. He loved bringing the shapes up and putting them through the hole. Anything he can throw over and over makes him happy.
He also loved the car. He finally got to play with that illusive steering wheel! He loved pretending to honk the horn and turning the wheel. He even got a fill up from his sister. Wasn't that sweet?
They both got to sit on top of the horse, which I think freaked them out a bit. It's kind of high off the ground and there isn't that much to hold on to.

Zoo Animals

One of the fun things we did in Utah when we went for the 24th of July was going to the Zoo with one of my best friends from way back when and her son, Preston. The kids had so much fun, Madison keeps asking to go back.

I think the reason she keeps asking to go back is not to look at the animals, but to climb all over them. Every time we passed one of the sculptures she could climb on she wouldn't move until we got a
picture of her on the animal. It got really annoying, but the pictures turned out cute.

I think both of the kids liked the carousel the best. They wanted to go back on it the rest of the day. Next time I know to save it for last instead of first. All in all, it was a fun day and not too hot for being July. I loved being able to catch up with Kimberlee. I hardly get to see her, so that was my favorite part of the day :)

An exasperating 24 hours

The other day I discovered my son can now unzip his jammies. A few months ago he was pretty restless at naptime, but I just let him hang out in his crib and he eventually fell asleep. I went in to get him once he woke up and he had thrown all of his bedding out of his crib, taken off his shirt, his pants, and of course his diaper. Apparently that is when he decided to fall asleep because when I went to get him there was a huge pee stain on his sheet. Thankfully that was it....and now I worry about him doing it again. Super.....

(yes, I know he has a pink blanket in his crib. His blanket was in the wash, he doesn't usually sleep on pink... not that I really care anyway. A blanket is a blanket.)

Then, as I was trying to get him ready for the day he would not leave Madison's dress up shoes alone. Usually he is obsessed with my shoes, but he found hers and would not take them off. He was so funny. He won't keep his own shoes on, but he loves playing with other peoples. He thought running away from me in the heels was a fun game. yeah....I thought so to....

Of course this was the same day the kids wanted to play "buckethead." The entire premise of this game is putting a bucket on their head and ramming in to each other over and over again. The problem is that each time they hit each other one of them ends up falling down and crying because it hurts! Really? Who knew????

The best part of the day, however, was when Hunter got ahold of Madison's markers and wrote all over his face. What is it about my kids that they will not stop writing on themselves? Is it really that fun?????

We just can't pick a favorite

We are not sure what we are going to be naming our little bun in the oven. But, here are a few of our favorites. Which is your favorite?

In the family way

Yep, we have a new little baby on it's way. I put a fun ticker on the side of my blog page to keep track of the growth. We are so excited, more so than any of our other pregnancies. Usually we are happy, but this time both Ryan and I are excited too. How funny is that? We just want it to be healthy and strong.

My sister found this fun Ancient Chinese gender chart that is supposed to let you know the gender of your baby. It told me I was going to have a little girl, which is what I really want. I was so excited!

However, I wanted to put the chart on my blog, just for fun, so I Googled to find it, but the one that I found disagrees with hers.

Now I don't know what to believe. One says girl, one says boy. Sadly, I have to think the 2nd one is more accurate, because the first one said that Madison should have been a boy. Granted, it does give a disclaimer that it has a 90% accuracy rate, not 100%, but still....I try to cheat and find out early, and look what happens. I still don't know what I am going to have. I supposed I should just go back to good old reliable faith. I'm just impatient!

So far this pregnancy had gone almost exactly like my last two. I knew I was pregnant when the thought of drinking Coke made me ill. I stopped cold turkey, with no withdrawal symptoms. That is my way of knowing I am prego. I crave lots of carbs, white bread in particular. I only eat it when I am pregnant....lots of peanut butter and honey sandwiches, yum! I also crave Root Beer. I hardly ever drink it, but in the first trimester I LOVE it...especially with pizza :)

I'm sick, just like I have been before, but I am learning little tricks to combat it. I don't have the luxury of laying in bed all day like I did with the first 2. I have found that if I go to bed by 8:30 pm I can make it through the next day without having to be in bed the whole day. I can get a few things done. The only problem is 8:30 pm is WAY too early for a sane person to go to bed. I'm a night owl, I don't like going to bed early every day, plus, it's not like I can fall asleep that early anyway! Needless to say, Zofran is still by best friend. I try to get to bed early every other night and that just has to be the best I can do.

I officially concede

I am such a blogging slacker. I willingly admit it, and officially concede my alphabetized list. The rest are lame anyway. I will try and get better....I just can't promise anything.