Thursday, April 28, 2011

Once I heard that Baskin Robbins was having a fundraiser and selling single scoop ice cream for 31cents, I knew this pregnant Mama would be there for sure! Fire Fighters were helping serve the ice cream as proceeds were in support of families of fallen fire fighters. The kids were excited for their mid week treat, and were even more excited to be able to sit in the fire truck! Owen asked the fireman a few questions about putting out fires and everyone was impressed that Noah happened to be wearing his firefighter raincoat and boots!

Just prior to leaving we bumped into Catherine and Hannah, luckily Catherine is always armed with her camera and was able to get some pictures of the fun weekday evening! Thanks Catherine!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

24 Weeks

Everything is going well, I'm still feeling comfortable and have no aches or pains yet :) I'm gaining weight steadily, up 3lbs since my last prenatal visit (14 lbs so far) which is on track for the estimated 1lb a week from 20 weeks on. I often wonder how much bigger this baby will be compared to Noah, I can't seem to stop eating!

This baby boy is a kicker and is always on the move! You can see my belly move when he kicks and Owen has even felt him kick a couple of times. Often the baby will be moving but when Owen puts his hand on my belly the baby stops, and Owen always says "this baby is trying to trick me" :) so cute. I love how excited Owen is getting about having a baby brother, he kisses my belly and talks to his brother, it is really sweet. Noah has started to give my belly kisses and has mentioned the baby, but he doesn't really understand what's happening.

We are still not agreeing on names, I have two names that I really like and even have a middle name picked out, but Gavin doesn't love the names. It will be interesting to see if Gavin comes around to my names in the end or suggests something that I actually like :)

Here is my 24 week belly pic:

Monday, April 25, 2011

This morning I had a lighter daycare day so I decided to make the best of it and take the kids on an outing to paint ceramics. There was a family fun day at a local ceramics place today and prices were a little cheaper with a food donation. What a messy, great morning we had! the kids each chose a piece to paint and got to work quickly! Noah was a little fussy and didn't want to put much effort into painting but I think he's getting his 2 year molars as we've had a couple of rough days lately. The kids had such a fun morning that I think we will have to try this again sometime soon.

Easter Fun

Friday evening we had a delicious Easter dinner with Gavin's family. I don't know why I didn't get many photos but Gavin was able to get a picture of the boys doing the dishes after supper :)

Owen was so excited about Easter morning that he woke up early and called from his room "It's light outside, can I go see if the Easter bunny came?" haha we had told him the night before that we couldn't get up before the sun came up :) so at 6:30 am he was ready to find the Easter eggs and get his morning started.

I'm not sure any holiday around here would be complete without someone crying :) Noah was still a little tired and frustrated that Owen was faster at finding the eggs.

after breakfast treat :) The Easter Bunny brought the boys a couple of sugary treats including a giant easter egg cookie and kinder surprise egg. The boys each found one summer toy and a couple of T-shirts in their baskets and they were thrilled with their easter surprises. No chocolate eggs this year, but I think next year that will have to change. Owen found the plastic eggs within minutes this year and the entire Easter egg hunt was over far too quickly.

sharing an easter egg find with his little brother :) Noah didn't care who found the eggs, just as long as he had some in his basket.

After a quick early morning breakfast we were off to spend the day with family and enjoy a yummy brunch together! I didn't take any more pictures but we had a great time visiting with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Maegan and Uncle Bill.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

22 Week Belly Picture

Friday, April 08, 2011

Growing Up

seriously how handsome can one child be??

Lately Owen has been acting so much older almost like a school aged kid :) It's really easing my mind to see how ready I think he is for kindergarten in the fall. He's interacting with kids at play groups differently, he's not shy at all and he's always asking kids if they want to play with him. Before I realize it he's made some friends for the day and he's off running around and playing with them. It's been nice to see him meet some other boys his age to play with and see the fun games they come up with. Yesterday at a local play place he played pirates with a group of boys on a play structure and they were really getting into some good fun, I almost hated to have to leave and go home for lunch!

We enrolled Owen in a half day camp during the March break to start a getting him ready for school and the "mommy will pick you up later" routine. Some kids were crying when they were dropped off and he gave me a kiss and hug goodbye and was off to have fun! Because we spend all day everyday together it was nice for me to see him like that. When I went to pick him up I went early to peek in and see how he was doing and he was fully participating, laughing and having a great time! he came running out the gym doors and gave me a big hug, and told me about all the fun he had. We have plans to enroll him in a summer half day camp prior to school to further help the transition to kindergarten...for both him and I :)

Until this past week Owen would go to sleep in his own room without any problems, but if he would wake during the night he'd always end up coming into our room and going back to sleep in our bed (probably 80% off the time) We didn't fight the issue we always felt he would stay in his own bed when he was ready, but we were growing increasingly concerned as we get closer to the new baby. The past couple of weeks Gavin and I were starting to talk about ways to get Owen to stay in his bed every night, and what do you know he's done it on his own! with no encouraging from us he has slept in his bed all night for the past 7 nights and if he wakes up to go to the bathroom he returns to his own bed! This has made for a very happy mommy and I have been enjoying the extra sleep and more space! I am so proud of him and am even happier that we didn't have to push him to to it, he did it on his own like a big boy! I realize it's only been a week and he may change his mind on his new sleeping habit but knowing he can do it and is comfortable doing it makes us feel better and we aren't as nervous to make him do something he might not have been ready for.

I love you Owen!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Disney Video

We finally finished the Disney video, it is really long but the kids love to watch it over and over :)