Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving with the cousins

Friday and Saturday was spent at Gram and Poppy's with Thomas and Jack.

Jack just hung out and show off his new love of smiling.

While the big boys hung out at the neighborhood park and played with EVERY toy Gram and Poppy have to offer!

There was ring-around-the-rosie; the hokey pokey, and head and shoulders, knees and toes.

This was a lot of fun! Thursday (actual Thanksgiving) was spent at home with Nana and Aunt Amby- sadly the camera wasn't charged so there are no pictures to show the yummy turkey dinner we had!

Monday, November 21, 2011

An Interview with a two year-old

Name: C-H-A-T-H-A-M Donley

How old are you? 2 and 3

Toy- the choo-choo
Food- hats
Color- orange
Friend- Max

What did you ask Santa for? A car

Are you excited have a baby? Yeah..... What are you going to do with Harper when she gets here? Play with her.... What will you play? With the choo-choo train

Can you count? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2012 (who needs 14 and 16 anyway.... but 2012? I think you skipped a few thousand buddy)

What did eat for dinner tonight? um, brrrrmmmmm, chugga chugga choo-choo...... No, Chatham what food did you eat tonight? Salad (truth be told he had chicken with ranch dressing, corn, rice, and apple sauce)

Who loves you? um, Gram.
Who else? Daddy
Anyone else? OH, Mommy does! and Ali does and Aunt Ma'am does...... fa la la la la

What I'm thankful for.... (Chatham edition)

Today on our car ride to school, Chatham was still talking about Halloween. Ringing doorbells, saying thank you, he went over everyones costumes again.... I reminded him the Halloween is over and now it's time for Thanksgiving. Turkey, Pie, and being thankful. His response......"No Candy?" Sorry, buddy- No Candy.
I tried to put myself in a two and a half year olds shoes and explain how and why to be thankful....
We say thank you to people and things that make us happy and are nice to us.....What are you thankful for? So, here's his list- in order with no prompting on my part.
1. My black doggie (it's a stuffed animal he got from a teacher at daycare)
2. Cara
3. The School Buses
4. Gram
5. Grass
6. Harper

Not bad, I don't think we've fully grasped the concept this year, but I am very proud of my little guys thankful list!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mark...A set.....GO!

Little boys and their toys!!!

Chatham is ALL about playing with trucks and cars and motorcycles these days. He "brrrrrmmmm-brrrrrrmmmmmms" all over the house!

Some other memorable things he has said this week are:

"Mark...A set....Go"= On your mark, get set, go

"Relax and enjoy the ride mommy"= on our way home from Church I was fussing at Devin and Devin is known for telling Chatham to relax and enjoy the ride when he gets fussy in the car.

"I don't need to go to bed now, I'm not even thirsty yet"= SO SORRY- I didn't realize thirst was an indication of sleep!

"I didn't see you at Nana's today daddy, you were too far away"= Devin went to Taylorsville to shot- and of course nothing is in Taylorsville except for Nana.

We also went to the Tap Room this weekend to celebrate Suzy's birthday. The kids were SO funny and for the first time in my 2.5 years as a mom I left a restaurant happy with how everyone acted and certain that it is safe to show my face in the establishment again at anytime.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Kiddos

Harper's Room

I am VERY excited about the big/little shirts I got for Chatham and Harper's first meeting!!!!

Her is a look into her not so organized closet! That is my project this weekend.

We have every dresser drawer full of nice, clean, folded newborn sized clothes!

Her bed is ready to go!

Here's a look at the room from the doorway- you can't see the end table and rocking chair but it's there! I think we're ready- Just missing that sweet baby girl!

Monday, November 14, 2011

67 days and counting!

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 3 days
Size of baby: Baby center says: "Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage)." But today's ultrasound says Harper is actually just over 3 1/2 lbs.
Total Weight Gain: 23.5 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! and it's hard to find tops long enough to cover my tummy!
Gender: Girl!
Movement: a lot, she is a bit higher and her movement now effects my breathing. But I love that Devin can feel her so much now, and you can even see it without touching my tummy.
Sleep: Getting hard to get comfortable and breathing is difficult
What I miss: bending over
Cravings: nothing inparticular, but I have been eating smaller amounts more often- I get full so fast, then I am hungry 30 minutes later.
Symptoms: shortness of breath
Best Moment this week: I LOVED getting our maternity pictures and family Christmas Card pictures taken this weekend!! Also, I was able to sneak a peek (thanks to my FAV ultrasound tech!) at this weeks appt. heartrate was 151 and she was snoozing facedown on my hip bone.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Two and A Half

The life of MY 2.5 year old!


Things to do: Anything with Daddy (wash the car, mow the grass, check the mail), play Cowboy, watch pictures and family videos on the laptop, reading

Places to go: Gram's, the paint store (AKA Lowes), Church

Toys: cowboy hat, drums, any type of truck, and drawing (with a pen not crayons)

Food: hot dogs, pop tarts, sweet potatoes,

TV show: Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse Club, Curious George, Dora

Movies:Any of the Elmo's World Movies, and Cars

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Bit about Harper

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 28 Weeks 5 days

Size of baby: right around 3 lbs.

Total Weight Gain: 19 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! Had to put the Mediums away last week.

Gender: Girl!
Movement: a lot, she is a bit higher and her movement now effects my breathing. But I love that Devin can feel her so much now, and you can even see it without touching my tummy.

Sleep: Getting hard to get comfortable and breathing is difficult

What I miss: bending over

Cravings: nothing really. But I have been drinking a lot of hot chocolate

Symptoms: shortness of breath, LARGE stomach

Best Moment this week: my doctor appt. hearing her heartbeat (145 bpm) and going to the Doc every 2 weeks now- I can't beleive I'm in my 3rd trimester!!!!
Halloween was a lot of fun too. Chatham put a Frankenstein sticker on my tummy so "Harper was dressed up"