Monday, November 18, 2013
Because you can't have too many apple picking adventures.....
Back in early October my friend, Jenn Timmeraman, came to visit from Ohio. She wanted to go apple picking, and of course we were all for that!
She came in the late afternoon, so after waiting for Megs to finish dance and Bo to get off work, we packed up a picnic dinner and headed out to the orchards.
The weather was perfect, the kids were as happy could be eating and picking apples, and Jenn and I were happy catching up. Good, good times. Even my our picnic dinner was a success.
As I've stated before, I love doing things like this with my kids! So much fun. And I absolutely LOVE hanging out with Jenn. I will definitely miss being close to her when we move to Washington.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
We are having another baby! This little bundle of joy (at least it'd better be... ;) ), is due February 24th.
We found out what the baby was September 30th. We didn't take the kids with us to the ultrasound appointment, because Bo wanted to enjoy the moment, without having to deal with 3 squirming kids. I don't blame him. So we went just the two of us. We found out what we were having, there may or may not have been tears by me, and then we went out to lunch and got a new baby outfit for the baby. Our plan was to wrap the outfit up as a present, and then have the kids open it to find out what the baby was.
Because we wanted our kids to be the first to know what we were having, we didn't tell anyone for like 5 hours, since we had to wait for Carter to come home from school and stuff.
Derrick was asleep with Carter was home, but since Derrick really couldn't care, and Carter was dying to know, we let the older two open the gift. Their reaction??? Well, Carter would've been happy either way. Meg's was banking on a little sister. So their reaction was.... funny and heartbreaking. IT'S A BOY!!!! Carter was happy, Megan was not. She was pretty upset. For like a minute tops. After that she turned to me and said, "Can the baby sleep in my room?' and then she was back to being happy that a baby was coming. So funny. Bo and I had been stressing about how to warm her up to the idea of ANOTHER brother, and it wasn't even that bad. nice!
Derrick got woken up by Carter in all the excitement, so as you can see from the pictures, he doesn't look all that excited. haha. He warmed up soon after, he just isn't a happy camper when he first wakes up. Derrick honestly could care less that a baby is coming. He's not upset, or happy, he just continues his day to day life having fun and being a 2 year old. He knows there is a baby in my tummy, but I have no clue what his reaction will be when the baby actually comes out. Megs, on the other hand, is impatient for this baby to come out. She asks me practically every day if it is time yet. Oh the time is going to drag... Carter is excited too. He and Megan love to feel the baby kick and move.
Bo and I are happy that it is healthy. We might've wanted a girl (Sorry baby!!), but we're happy for Derrick to have a little buddy to hang out with. We have no clue on a name, and honestly haven't really even tried to come up with one. We have a lot on our plate that needs to be dealt with before this little one makes his entrance. And a lot after too. This is one busy, busy year. All the same, we're happy and excited!!
Megan's preschool class took a fieldtrip to the apple orchards! We were excited because we LOVE picking apples!!
The highlight of the whole trip was not the apple picking, or the tree climbing, or playing on the toys with friends, noooooo, the highlight was that within 5 MINUTES of arriving at the place, Derrick got stung by a wasp. SERIOUSLY. That kid. Of course he would get stung. Within 5 minutes. On his eyebrow. I saw the wasp flying around his head, went to shoo it away, but he had felt something on his head, and went up to swipe it, and instead trapped it there and hence got stung. Poor kid. I was so upset. I mean, come on! It's always something with him.
So after that, we headed out to the orchards and the kids picked apples, ate apples, and climbed those trees to their little hearts' content. Heaven. :)
When the kids' bags were full, and they were hungry for some real food (or maybe that was the moms....), we took the kids over to the picnic area and had our lunches and let the kids play on the hay stack and playground toys.
It was a great trip with fun friends. Meg loves her preschool group, although as you can tell from these pictures, she loves Derrick most of all. :) I'm fine with that.
Don't worry, they are only like a foot or two off the ground. Clearly I wasn't, since I decided to take pictures instead of hovering around them. :)
Meg's preschool class. L to R. Ander Walker, Julia McRae , Bryant Bailey, Max Dockter, Zoe Flory, Megs, and Hyrum Swenson.