Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meg's Birthday

Yep, I'm finally getting around to posting about Megan's birthday. It's a miracle!!

Meg had a great birthday. She was able to play with her friends in the morning at the aquarium, have lunch and presents with her family, and then later in the evening have cake and ice cream with more friends!!!

It's a tough life.

Meg at first would just open a present and want to play with it, but with some help from Carter, she soon realized that ALL of the presents would have something fun and quickly tore into them.

A Strawberry Shortcake doll! Thanks Grandma Sandy!!

Megan's favorite toy, and the most played with one still. A baby stroller!! It cracks me up what doll or item she'll take for a ride.

All her birthday dolls, plus a random creepy doll from McDonalds, going for a ride.

Megan's birthday cake. Store bought. Trust me, you do not want me to make anything as serious as a birthday cake, at least not with the preggo brain that I have. It's so bad. I've been burning things, measuring wrong, and just botching everything. Besides, she's 2, and it was yummy, and she only wanted the frosting anyways.

Eating the cake and ice cream. Thanks Smiths and Wests for coming over and celebrating!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Number Three is. . . .

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!
Everything looks good, so that's a relief.
I'm getting excited to pull out Carter's old baby clothes!
Only thing is, will Meg and I be able to handle being outnumbered????
I'm leaning towards probably not.

Friday, September 17, 2010


We are really blessed to have Bo be in medical school down here at UTMB in Galveston, TX. This program has been GREAT for him, and we really feel like this is where we were supposed to be.

That being said. . . I miss living so far away from family. Who knows where we'll end up eventually (after residency), but hopefully it's close to our families, who are mostly in the Northwest.
I guess it's the upcoming holiday season that has me missing them? Or possibly the 2 month long trip I had a few weeks ago. I don't know, but I sure do miss them.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keeping it going

Yeah, I'm terrible. I'm just so tired that I have no motive to do anything, so that right there is one of the main reasons for not being the best blogger. That and the only time to do it is at night when the kids are in bed, and that is Bo's and my "PSYCH" time. We love that show. We've been watching all the episodes, 4 seasons worth. Such a funny show. We have fun.
This pregnancy has been long. I've just been so tired the whole time. I haven't been nauseous, thank heavens, but I did/do get bad food aversion, so pretty much I haven't gained any weight because honestly nothing sounds good. It's really annoying, but I suppose I should be counting my blessings. It could be worse. The past two days I've started to get what Bo thinks is carpal tunnel. Not cool friends, not cool. But thats all. The baby is moving, so far it seems healthy and happy. I have my ultrasound on Monday to see what the baby is going to be. We can't wait!
Bo got his first interview invite for residency today!! We're super excited. It's early in the season, so we're hoping for more, but this invite just makes it all that more official. We are nearing the end of the medical school road!!! We'll deal with the residency one when we get there.
The kids are great. They are funny. A little crazy, but pretty darn funny. Carter has been saying random things. He told me "yes, indeed" the other day. He's also been telling me things are pretty "neutral." I don't think he knows what it means. I think he relates it to "cool." Where he comes up with it, I don't know. Meg has her own bed and own room now. She's sleeping through the night (don't get me started on that) and doing better at just going straight to sleep. knock on wood.
So that's what's up. I meant to blog on Meg's birthday, with pictures, but then realized I didn't have the pictures on the computer yet, and yes I am too lazy to go and do it. I'll do it tomorrow. haha.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I don't think I'm ready for this. . .

Tomorrow Megan turns TWO. I've been trying to prepare myself for this event for awhile now, but I gotta say, I'm still not ready. In fact, I think I am in denial. Can my baby really be TWO???? No longer a baby, but a big girl. AHHHH. This makes me sad.

Oh well, I guess it's a good thing that we have another baby in the making. That's right! I'm 17 weeks along, and this baby's due date is none other than VALENTINE'S DAY. Expecting again will just make tomorrow all the more emotional.

I feel like I'm failing with the first two, but hey, maybe third time's the charm? Although something must be said in my behalf for them to survive somewhat unscathed to reach the age of two, right?

Oh Megan, why do you have to grow up so fast? I love you, girl.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What do I do with her?

Oh, this girl. I love her so much, but WHAT am I supposed to do with her????
(pictures taken after a day spent out in the garden, or with the goats, most likely both)

Meg has figured out how to get out of her crib. She will not sleep in her crib at all now. AT ALL. Now I have them both sleeping in Carter's bed. She sleeps at the foot of the bed, he sleeps at the head. Carter complains she kicks him and is not happy to share a bed, but she won't sleep anywhere else, she thinks she's a big girl and big girls sleep in the big beds. Can't argue with that logic.
So now what do I do? I need to get another bed, yes, but what kind of bed? Bo doesn't want a toddler bed. I want the kids to have matching beds and they don't make Carter's bed frame anymore. I'd get a bunk bed, excpet I know they'd fight over the top bunk, and Meg is way too young for a top bunk. So, do I just get a twin and not have them match, or do I buy new matching twin beds? Or. . . do I just buy a new queen bed for me, put my bed in the spare bedroom and have the kids share it or split them up, and then I have a guest bed too. Obviously I want a new queen, but Bo's not following my train of thought.
Oh yeah, then there's the money issues.
What to do? Anyone have any get rich quick plans?


During my senior year of high school, we had an exchange student from Germany come and stay with us. Daniela became a wonderful friend and adopted sister that year.
Since that time, 10 years ago, we have stayed in touch but unfortunately hadn't been able to see each other. This summer while in Wa, Daniela made the long trip from the Canary Islands, where she lives now, to come visit us. Okay, fine, and to attend a wedding in Chicago, but I'd like to think her main reason was to come visit me.
We had so much fun catching up. We really didn't do much but eat good food and relax. My kids ADORED her. Seriously. The moment they woke up every day and at nap they would immediately ask for her. They had so much fun with her.
Daniela, it was really good seeing you! I love you and am glad you are having such a good time. Thanks for being such a good friend and sister!
pictures: While Daniela was living with us, the church announced the building of the Columbia River Temple. She left before it was built and wasn't able to see it. One of the first things we did when she came to visit was go and show her the lovely building.
ps. That is also the temple Bo and I were married in.. . . tender, isn't it?

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus