Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gone Fishing

Hayley's big catch being released back into the water!

Nice cast

When Mimi and Papa came in town a few weeks ago we headed out to a beautiful park in the area to do a little fishing. The weather was awesome and the pond wasn't too crowded. We all got a shot at casting a line in the water. Luke has become quite the fisherman. He was doing a much better job than I can at casting and reeling. He is so focused and determined to catch something while he is out there. I love just standing back and watching him.
Hayley was the only one to catch a fish that day. She felt the fish bite, handed me the reel, and then ran to Mimi for safety. The poor girl cried her little eyes out as I reeled in the fish. He was way to squirmy and jumpy for Hayley. All his movement freaked her out. We tried to get her to stand next to the fish for a picture but that wasn't going to happen. Better luck next time.

A Trip to the Pumpkin Farm x 2

Hayley's trip to Hunt Club Farms

Yes, that is a rabbit!

Luke's trip to Hunt Club Farm

Best friends

So Luke and Hayley always have field trips on opposite days, therefore I get to go on TWO field trips instead of one. I actually prefer the separation because I can focus on each child individually. They both had a wonderful time and Hayley not only had me tag along but her Mimi and Papa were in town for the big trip too. So much fun!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I Heart Fall!

Hayley's s'more, sans the marshmallows!

My men toasting marshmallows for me!

A few weekends ago, the weather was finally making a change and the cool, fall like air was making it's first appearance for the season. I ran to Walmart and purchased a firepit. Chris and I have talked about getting one for years, so we decided now was the perfect time. Of course, what campfire is complete with out making s'mores! I bought the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers ready for our first real s'more experience together as a family.
Come to find out, I am the only one who likes a true s'more (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers all mushed together in a toasty gooey mess). Luke and Chris both don't like chocolate (which I have known), but I thought for sure they would have a toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers. NOPE. Neither of them like marshmallows either, so instead they feasted on just the crackers.
Hayley is a lover of chocolate, just like me. But when it came to the white gooey mess that is the toasted marshmallow, she opted out and just wanted chocolate between her crackers.
So for the first time in my life, I discovered that s'mores can be made more than one way and it was so much fun.
After the snacks, we sat around and took turns telling "G" rated ghost stories that always seemed to end up with someone shouting BOO! I think we are going to really enjoy all the cool crisp nights around our new firepit.

6 Weeks Left

Well...we are at 34 weeks as of today and I am definitely feeling it. We have been battling head colds in this house for the past few weeks (praise the Lord it has only been colds), and I have been exhausted by lunch time. I don't remember being this tired with the other two, but life was not quite as busy as it is with a 6 and 4 year old.

In the past week, my feet swell beyond recognition by the end of the day and my favorite spot in the world is lying on the sofa with my feet up.

I really cannot complain. The pregnancy has been a healthy one which is such a blessing. I am just so ready to hold her rather than carry her around in my belly. If Hannah Beth follows along the same lines as her brother and sister, she will make her arrival a week or so before her due date. I'm hoping for the first week of November.

For those of you wondering, we did finally get the nursery almost completely done. My Dad has made H.B. a beautiful quilt shelf just like he did for Luke and Hayley. My Mom put it in the mail this week and I can't wait to get it up on the wall. I love that all 3 will have a special shelf that their Papa made for them!
I believe that I already posted a picture of this corner of the room. Nothing has really changed here except that all the clothes in the closet have been washed and put away. Yes, I am so type A that I even washed the clothes for baby #3!

I found this adorable bookshelf/toy storage online at Target. It is actually very sturdy and I know she will be able to use it for many years to come. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her name hanging on the wall. I bought these exact same letters for Hayley's nursery and just had to get them for HB.

The crib all put together and dressed in the bedding! I just love the fun bright colors. I hope HB will love them too!