Saturday, March 31, 2007

Showered with love...

So, last night my sister-in-law, Susie, and a friend from church had a baby shower for me. I was really nervous about it for some reason. We've lived here for about 7 months, and my sister-in-law invited all these people I don't know really well. It was making me feel weird - like they were only invited so they would bring me presents. She kept saying they were all nice people and I should get to know them, and only those that wanted to come would come anyway so not to worry about it. Well, there turned out to be about 10 people there (including a college friend, Lori, who I haven't seen in about 10 years - Hi Lori!) - and I was perfect with that. They were all people that I knew and liked! Much more comfortable for me!

So anyways, I got lots of cute outfits and other stuff, which was really nice. I'm having a hard time with boy clothes too, because they're not pink, ruffly or have bows. After only having baby girls for the last nine years, baby boy clothes are an adjustment for me. My friends proved to me that there are cute baby boy clothes out there... I just have to keep an open mind about it!

The car seat went into the car the other day. Crazy! Trying to get Haley to adjust to sitting on the other side of the car. She doesn't seem to care, but it makes me a little sad.

One final note, wanted to say hi to my mom! Found out she reads my blog, so "hi, mom! Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

So, today is my birthday - 36! Gosh, I'm getting old... and having baby #5 in a week and a half! Crazy! I woke up this morning to the house decorated with streamers and balloons, and breakfast being made by wonderful D! Now, I just have to ignore the mess left from the whole thing because I refuse to clean on my birthday! Then, on to the doctor's office, and the hospital for some testing, then a scrapbook store, and now I'm just hanging with the kids. Tonight we are going to P.F. Changs - a FAV! - and I told the doctor that I was eating whatever I wanted to!!! Gotta enjoy it sometime! Have a super my birthday!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ok, so I so wish that my camera was back from the camera doctor, because the more I look at Chad, the more I am sure that he is part Leprechaun! Between his crazy hair, the freckles going across his nose, and his strange sense of humor with all his funny accents (including a really good Irish one), he could totally be a Leprechaun! Just gotta get him to wear a whole lotta more green!

Happy St. Patty's Day! everyone

Top o' the morning to you all! We just finished eating our green eggs, green pancakes, grapes and bacon for breakfast. Everyone was a bit turned off by the eggs, but they tasted pretty darn good. This is what happens when you have a giant leprechaun living in your house. We also set our "leprechaun trap" last night and were very happy to find a huge pot of gold - reese's peanut butter cups, rolos and almond kisses - turned upside down in our trap this morning with a note stating that we would never catch the leprechaun but he would share some of his gold with us. It's always fun to have some magic in your house... and a WalMart that's open 24 hours a day nearby so that you can go out and buy some gold when you don't have any already at home! Have a super St. Patrick's Day! Remember some of the magic!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Scrapped to death!

So on Saturday, and part of Friday morning, I went to a huge Scrapbook show in Portland - CKC-Portland. It was a lot of fun! But, when I originally signed up, back in November, I think, I didn't realize that I would be in my 9th month of pregnancy and not such a happy camper. After being cooped up, sick, in the house all week, I was so excited to go and spend some "me" time taking some scrapbook classes and making fun projects. I lasted til about 3:00 on Saturday, with still 2 more classes to go. I pretty much crashed in one of their hallways, then waited for the remaining two classes to start, went in, got my kits, and then left. Got home about an hour early, and was so wiped out and grumpy, I just wanted to be left alone! And then on Sunday, we went to church and I spent the rest of the day pretty much in bed sooooo, soooo tired! Just wanted to vent a bit (again)! Back to normalcy today - cleaning, doing laundry, chasing after Haley and Cooper. Have a super day!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Ok, so kill me now!

So, being in my 9th month of pregnancy, I'm already achy, uncomfortable and grouchy, but now add bronchitis to it, and I am one really unhappy camper! Sorry... just wanted to vent a bit. I hurt all over my back and hips, and now I am constantly holding my belly because I am coughing so much that I'm going to pop my overwhelming belly button and this baby is just going to come flying out! Somebody better be ready to catch him!

And poor little Haley isn't feeling so hot either, and Macy's been running a fever off and on. All the poor girls in our household are just having a rough time right now. If you're a girl, I'd stay away!

Oh, and random side note, Haley broke my camera last week so I had to send it to the Canon factory to get it fixed. Yikes! Lukie had a fun birthday dinner on Sunday with some family, and no pics to speak of! That's ok, we'll get some when we have his birthday party!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Scouting for fun?

First off, Happy March everyone! March is good. The year is already into swing a bit, hopefully the rain will be ending, or at least slowing down a bit, the flowers are starting to bloom - which I LOVE, Luke will be 9 on Sunday!!!, and I only have 5 weeks to go!!!

So, I spent my early afternoon at QFC which is an upperscale grocery store up here, sitting at a table selling girl scout cookies. Never done that before. I was there all by myself, because those silly Girl Scout people scheduled us to be there from 1-8pm, and the girls don't even get out of school until 3:30. So, now there are lots of girls there, hopefully, and they will sell more cookies - I sold about 30 boxes in 2 hours. Not too bad, but not great.

So then tonight we have the Blue & Gold Dinner for the Boy Scouts. It has a Hawaiian theme and they want us to dress up in Hawaiian gear, flip flops, the whole deal. A little hard when it's like 40 degrees outside and raining. Luke will be advancing to Bears, so that's exciting, and Chad will be getting a bunch of awards.

As far as Hawaii goes, we decided not to go. Darnit! Too pregnant! Funny thing is though, I had a scheduled C-Section on April 6th, the last day of our Spring Break, and then the Drs. office called the other day to say that the dr. decided to go out of town that week, so they are moving my C-Section to April 9th. How inconvenient for me! And I really don't like that date! Oh well! I tried to talk them out of it, but they were determined.