Monday, October 26, 2009

We're Pregnant.....again! :-)

The night before Michael's birthday party I had a strange dream. I had taken a pregnancy test and for some reason couldn't figure out what the result said. So I woke up and I had a left over pregnancy test from when I got pregnant with Emma. I figured it was a long shot cause I had no symptoms but I wanted to go get birth control that coming Monday so I thought I might as well make sure.
It was still early...like 5am. Everyone was sleeping and it was still dark. I went down stairs and took the test. Then while letting it wait it's 3 minutes, I went up stairs and got ready for the day. As an after thought I remembered the test was downstairs and thought I better throw it away before I forgot and people use the guest bathroom at Michael's party....no one wants to go the bathroom with a pee test sitting next to them. haha. I knew it was negative and felt silly for even taking it. I picked up the test and threw it away and then thought to myself "was that two lines?" I picked it back up and sure enough, two lines. Then I dug through the trash for the test box so I could verify what two lines meant. I couldn't believe it. I was literally in shock. I ran upstairs and frantically woke Adam up telling him he needed to go to the store and get me another test...or maybe a few cause it was going to take a lot to convince me I was pregnant.
I took about 3 tests all together...even the expensive tests that actually say "pregnant" or "not pregnant" and yes...they all came out saying that I am pregnant!......again..... haha.
We are very excited but also scared to death. We were not expecting our third child nearly this quickly. I guess it's time for the mini van! :-)
I had my first check up and everything looks great! Baby is due June 10th. Michael will be 2 1/2 years old and Emma will be 13 months. I am desperately trying to get Michael potty trained! He is doing great so far! As long as his diaper is off he will go in his potty every time. Now I just have to get him to tell me when he needs to go. It's a work in progress but so far so good! :-)
This baby is giving me the worst morning sickness I have had yet. It's been a struggle taking care of the little ones and being so sick but I have been given a lot of help from friends and family and I'm very grateful!

Michael 2 yr old birthday!

This year for Michael's birthday he decided he wanted a Madagascar theme! He has been obsessed with part one and two of that movie for months now! His dad and I can recite pretty much the entire movie line for line of both part one and part two of the Madagascar movies. We are grateful he chose such funny and entertaining movies to be his favorites though. :-)
Michael had so many people come to his birthday. It was so great! Lots of friends and family and plenty of kids for Michael to play with! He had such a great time and we had a great time visiting with everyone.
I can't believe my little boy is already 2!!! It's crazy to think how time goes by so quickly. I didn't' get as many pictures as I would have liked but I was so busy trying to keep everything moving and being hostess that I didn't get as many photo's as I would have liked. However, family and friends brought their cameras and took lots of pictures that I haven't gotten onto my computer yet, so for now here are a few and there will be more to come! Oh...and the reason he has no shirt on is because he spilled his punch down his front and it was sticky and he took it off. :-) Plus....I think he was just trying to show off for the girls. haha :-) Just like his daddy. :-)

Passing Gym!

Michael had another big accomplishment! A few weeks ago we went to his gym class and his teacher was so proud of him for doing everything she asked him! He does pull ups on the Olympic rings, he hangs on the bars, he walks on his tip toes across the balance beam, he jumps through hoops, he does somersaults, he does bear crawls and army crawls and butt scoots and he finally did a sit up all on his own! That means that he got to pass his gym level and move up to some harder stuff! When his teacher went out to tell the manager, so that Michael could get his ceremony and his medal, they were all shocked because Michael was not even 2 years old yet and the next level up is a class for 3 and 4 year olds! But his teacher said that he needed more challenging stuff cause he did everything in the lower level like a pro and she felt he was mature enough to move up to the older class and said he follows directions better than most of her 3 and 4 year olds. We are SO proud of him!!!!

Romantic Getaway!

For my birthday earlier this month Adam surprised me with a weekend getaway to Sedona! He planned everything! I didn't have to stress at all..... except it was my first time being away from my kids overnight. I left WAY to many typed up directions for my very capable mother in law but she was great about it and everything was just fine at home. :-)
We had such an amazing time! Sedona could not have been more beautiful! We stayed at a resort and spa right up against the red rock mountains. The views from our hotel and the restaurants we ate at were incredible! We took amazing walks down by the creek running through our hotel, and hiked up through the red rocks. I was SO excited to sleep in for the first time in 2 years but sadly my internal clock had other ideas. I woke up on my own during the night when I usually get up to feed Emma and I woke up at the same time I wake up every morning. I guess even when you get away you're still mom. :-)
Adam was so incredible! He isn't one for walking through shops. He prefers the action sport stuff, but he was great about making sure we walked through all the little shops in uptown Sedona, looked through the art galleries and even stopped to listen to the bands that were set up along the street. The pictures don't do the place justice but we had a GREAT time! Thanks Honey!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Zoo Trip!

Yesterday I took the kids to the zoo with some friends and their kids. We had a great time! Emma couldn't lay down, she was pulling herself to sit up so she could take it all in. It was so cute! Michael got to ride the carousal and even got to get up close and personal with a giraffe! He got to hold his little hand out and feed it. He was beyond excited because he is so obsessed with Madagascar movie right now and there is a giraffe in the movie. He thought it was the character Melman. We had to do it twice! :-)


Michael the dare devil!

The other day Adam and I took Michael and Emma to a play area at the mall. Emma just rolled around on a blanket but Michael had a blast climbing and jumping. Adam got the funniest thing on camera and I had to share it! Michael climbed to the top of one of the play things, jumped off, and didn't quite make it so he ended up doing a summersalt. It was so cute! He was so proud of himself! He kept trying to do it over and over again. :-)
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