Monday, June 27, 2011

First Vacation of the Summer- Washington, DC

This past weekend we spend 3 days in Centreville, VA with Ali and Curly. Chatham was beyond excited to go see his Godparents!

Ok, Ok.... I was VERY excited too!

We started off the trip by going to the Air and Space Museum. Chatham was in HEAVEN! He even got his own space shuttle to take home (which he has slept with, ate with, and played with since getting it)
Chatham liked to push his stroller around, and he LOVED the big tower facing the airport where he could see the 'hairpains' take off.

Every airplane is either going to Zona (Arizona) or Texas- because those are the two latest trips Poppy has taken.

Ali and Chatham and definitely BEST BUDS!!!! They were inseparable! We also rode the Metro downtown to DC and went to the Natural History Museum- the lighting wasn't great and I didn't get a lot of pictures there, but it was really neat. It was prime nap time, so we only got to spend about an hour there before Chatham had a complete meltdown and we had to leave. He pulled it together though on the Metro ride back and we were able to get some lunch at Wegman's before going home to nap.

10 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 10 Weeks and 3 days

Size of baby: barely the size of a kumquat, is what the fruit/veggie size is. Which equals a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm making a come back after losing 4.5 lbs. Now I'm only down 1.5 from pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: not yet, but things are just starting to get a little snug (although I can still button my pants!)

Gender: Won’t know until the end of July

Movement: not yet.

Sleep: Good, other than 3 AM potty breaks

What I miss: sushi and margaritas by the pool, and COKE (although I do allow myself one can a day)

Cravings: I’ve had a few random cravings, like a hot dog from Little Pig’s Barbecue and I have wanted guacamole a lot. But other than that I am just happy to be getting my appetite back.

Symptoms: Morning sickness is finally starting to subside. I get light headed if I stand up too quickly, and I am tired ALL the time!

Best Moment this week: I go to the doctor on Friday and get to hear the heartbeat again- the best part of last week was spending three days with Ali and Curly and sight-seeing with Chatham in DC.

No belly pictures yet- as there is no belly to see. But I am sure in a week or two they will be a blog staple! It's hard to believe I posted my first belly picture at 8 weeks with Chatham- but looking back now, it was NOTHING! I guess excitement got the best of me last time.

Chatham has decided that while he still wants "two of em" he wants pink babies now instead of blue; he also what's to take them for a ride on his tractor! What a GREAT big brother he will be!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A bit behind...

Yesterday was Father's day- and Devin's 27th birthday! And I will blog about both of those occasions tomorrow. But first we have to cover MY birthday (which was May 25th)
I think I spoke briefly of the Big Daddy's Dinner and a Pool Party at the Cadwallader's- but here are some pictures.....

To prove the fun really happened!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What do you get....

What do you get when you have two year molars coming in, strep throat, allergies, and a summer cold???
A not so happy little boy, staying home with his Daddy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekend with Cousin Thomas

Cousin Thomas (and Beth, and Ben) came to town for the weekend! We had a pizza party Friday night, went to see Thomas the Train at Tweetsie on Saturday afternoon; and then grilled out and played in the sprinkler before the storms hit that night.

The boys plan their escape!

Chatham and Thomas adore each other and I can't wait until we have four little ones running around together!!!

Q & A with Chatham

do you want to be a Big Brother.... no, I a Big Sister!

do you want a baby... I want two of em!

do you want a boy baby or a girl baby... a BLUE one!

Classic Chatham answers, Classic Chatham pose!

But at least he's happy that Mommy's having a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tons of Pictures!

Just like I promised, here are a ton of pictures of what's been happening with the Donley clan.

We played skeet ball and basketball and rode go karts at Hickory Dickory Dock for Ethan's birthday.

Chatham followed a little boy up to the top of the soft play jungle gym and then got scared of the dark tunnel of the slide and sat at the top until Devin climbed up to help him navigate his way back down.

We got the sprinkler out at Gram and Poppy's last weekend and Chatham had a blast riding his bikes, cars, and lawnmower through the "car wash"

The night before Ali went back to DC we all met at the Black Angus in Statesville for a big steak dinner. Chatham and I took the opportunity for a photo op before dinner.

Chatham looked like such a big boy that night- and he even tried lobster for the first time and LOVED it. He ate several bites of Grams lobster tail AND some of mama's lobster bisque!

Monday, June 6, 2011


I can't believe it's been so long since I posted! Who knew moving would be so time consuming- HAHAHHAHA!

Well we are in and settled for the most part, Devin has been keeping busy with outside chores; while Chatham and I put our finishing touches on the inside.

Other than an AC issue (or lack there of) upstairs the house is great! There is so much room for C to play and he LOVES climbing the stairs. He sleeps in his new room like a champ and has helped his Daddy with any task involving a drill or a hammer.

We are spending a lot of time here.....

We moved in the weekend before my birthday- so we kept it pretty low key this year. We took our annual trip to Big Daddy's for oysters and crab legs on my actual birthday evening- and then had a pool party/cook out/ cupcake party at the Cadwalladers the following weekend.

Ali and Curly and Aunt Ma'am came to town to see the house and Chatham and celebrate with a sushi dinner at Wild Wok (my FAVORITE)! I was so excited to have everyone in one place I left my camera at home and have no pictures!

This past weekend we celebrated Ethan's 2nd birthday and Mary Grace's 3rd birthday; then Sunday we had a picnic with our Sunday School class- I have a few pictures from those that I will post soon.