Sisters

Sisters

Daddy's Girls

Daddy's Girls

Big Brother

Big Brother

Walking on the beach

Walking on the beach

Gracie

Gracie

Cole in the sand

Cole in the sand

Ellis playing in the sand

Ellis playing  in the sand

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ouch!!!!

This has been a crazy week! I've attempted to blog everyday but something comes up or I'm just to tired to do one more thing. The weather has been beautiful this week. I have the kids outside as much as possible one to enjoy the weather and two to get tired. I'm loving our 7:30 bedtime! I shortly follow and Luke has the evening to himself. Monday is our day to relax. The weekend is usually filled with activities (birthday parties, cook outs, church activities, soccer, etc.) We need Monday to recharge. Tuesday the kids had school. The 3 - 5 year old classes had a special program, Muffins for Mom. They sang several cute songs then enjoyed juice and muffins with mom. It was fun! I then ran to my eye doctor appointment at
11:30. During my appointment I realized I had forgotten to put Gracie's dance clothes and shoes in her backpack. So quickly ran home after my appointment to get her dance bag together. That evening she had soccer practice but fortunately Luke was able to meet me there. Cole and I came home and crashed. He slept from 6:00 to 7:00 the next morning. Wednesday we had swimming lessons, a play date, and church that evening. By Thursday I was exhausted. I dropped the kids off at school and headed to my doctors appointment. Ellis and I had a good check up. I left totally devastated by a nurses comment. Of course you have to weigh in at each visit. She looked at the scale and said "step down that can't be right." I'm now in tears knowing she is truly going to make me do this again and comments, "Wow! we hit a growth spurt." That doesn't make me feel any better. It has become hard to watch Luke work out and add muscle to his lean frame. I suggested the other day it would be a sign of love for him to just gain a few unnecessary pounds during ONE of my pregnancies. We have married almost 10 years had the boy has gained maybe 5 pounds. I'll be happy for him again when I'm skinny. So Thursday afternoon Gracie had her 5 year checkup. Luke was able to take her which I was very thankful for. She received 5 different shots and a finger prick. OUCH!!! They enjoyed ice cream and a trip to the toy store for being so brave. Tonight is date night, YEAH! We're meeting our good friends Eric and Daphne for dinner. Besides church all we have planned for the weekend is a soccer game. We love Gracie's soccer games! It should be a relaxing weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ellis Faith

It's a girl!!!! After 5 or 6 sonograms I couldn't holdout any longer. Ellis looks beautiful and healthy but Dr. Christie still wants to check on her every visit. It's been fun guessing. In the end we both felt girl and are sooooo excited to give Gracie and Cole a sister. This will be Gracie's new baby doll. She tells me all the time not to worry. She'll take care of Ellis. We are in week #31. Time flies!!! Now summer planning for two rambunctious kiddos begins. We must keep Gracie and Cole busy. Thanks to my dear friend Danna for suggesting the name Ellis. We love it!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friends & Family

I feel so blessed! I woke up this morning to my wonderful husband cooking blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs. To my surprise Luke had taken the morning off of work to be Mr. Mom. The best birthday gift ever!!!! He cooked, cleaned the kitchen, dressed the kids for school, and took them to school so I could have the morning off. I have to admit I didn't know what to do with myself. My dear friend Nicki sent me a delicious cookie bouquet and singing telegram. Cameron my sweet neighbor down the street took me to lunch. Then we enrolled Gracie and Andrew (her son) in kindergarten for the next school year. Thanks Cameron for taking that HUGE step with me today. I needed you! To top off the day another fabulous friend & neighbor Jenny had made our family dinner for the evening. Jenny, delicious lasagna! This momma and baby have been well feed today by our friends & family. My parents will be here this weekend to hang with the kids. Luke & I are running away for the weekend. One last weekend of rest before the baby comes. Thanks to everyone for all the cards, phone calls, & emails. Where would we be without friends and family. Taking care of each other and giving our time. This truly has been a wonderful birthday! I feel so loved and that's the best gift ever!!! 32 isn't so bad after all.